NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical Review


NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i elliptical is compact for use in small spaces at 32 inches wide and 28 inches long, with the ability to fold up for easy storage. This unit is easy to assemble in three simple steps, taking the user minutes to set up, as opposed to a couple of hours that it typically takes for other machines covered in our elliptical reviews.

The flywheel weight is only 18 pounds, while still allowing a 325 pound weight capacity, but the rear drive allows for a quieter and smoother ride. The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i has 22 digital resistance levels which can be changed on the console during the workout. The power incline lets the user maintain fluid motion on the elliptical while changing angles, placing less stress on the joints and remaining stable throughout.

Pedals are large and allow for adjustments to be made on the angle. The angle of the pedal can be changed to reduce stress and strain on the feet. However, the stride is only 18–inches and not adjustable.

Elliptical Workout Programs

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i allows for iFit capability, though the module is not included. iFit allows the user to customize workouts, including presetting incline and resistance, while getting verbal coaching. With iFit, you can also use Google Maps to ride through popular cities or National Parks, based on your preference.

The NordicTrack SpaceSave SE7i comes with 24 installed workout programs which include cardio burn and performance programs, which is an above average amount of programs compared to similar models.


The console features an easy to read 5-inch backlight display. Rider can track resistance, time, distance, speed, and calories. A visual graphic allows rider to track progress on a quarter-mile track. Heart rate monitoring is also available by using the CardioGrip heart rate sensors on the stationary handlebars.


The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i model is not high on extra accessories. Though there is not a rack to hold a book or tablet, there is a water bottle holder and a cooling fan that helps provide relief during workouts. There is also an iPod compatible music port and two 2-inch speakers.

NordicTrack SpaceSave SE7i Elliptical – Review Summary

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i elliptical is a great unit for those who need to pack a lot of punch into a small space. The footprint of this unit is a major selling point since it can be easily folded up and stored away. Many people enjoy the option of being able to track their stats, record their goals, and customize the workout experience through iFit. If a user does not wish to use iFit, there are still plenty of workout programs available on the unit. With high incline and resistance options, this model lets the rider choose an intense workout, or stay at a low beginner level. Though the model is low on extras and you can’t adjust the stride length, it is high on the things that matter most such as workout intensity and stability. Warranty includes lifetime coverage on the frame, 2 years on all parts, and 1 year labor coverage. All in all you get a lot of bang for your buck with the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i elliptical but it does have some limitations which warrant consideration.