NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Reviews – Rear Drive Series

Welcome to the blog on NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Reviews! Before we move on with the review, I would like to provide you with a quick insight on the SpaceSaver SE7i. This particular elliptical trainer is for people who are looking for a full body workout and it offers a small footprint size which can be stored easily in small apartment flats/houses.

With a price tag of $777.00, the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i offers lots of attributes and a few high performance options. In this review, I’ll be covering a few aspects like Top Features, Notable Key Specs, Specifications and Pros & Cons. Without further due, let’s move on!

Top Features

Before starting with the product review, I would like to explain the top features the SE7i offers in a detailed manner so that you can get an idea on what this beast provides.

  • NordicTrack iFit® Membership Ready: This is something which is not included when you purchase the equipment but it costs around $15.00 per month. With the help of iFit, you can have your own personal trainer and follow them as they walk you through the workouts. These personal trainers you get are certified and are experts in what they do. They design a specific program for you in order for you to achieve your fitness goals.
  • 0 – 8° Power Adjustable Incline: Most of the elliptical trainers out there in the market lack this feature but the SpaceSaver doesn’t. If you increase the inclination, you can burn a lot more calories in less time. Spend an hour every day and you’ll achieve your fitness goals in no time. Increasing the gradient can also strengthen and tone your legs so that you don’t have to visit a doctor when you grow older.
  • Verical SpaceSaver® Design: This feature makes this elliptical trainer unique. The Vertical SpaceSaver® Design helps you to fold the treadmill so that you can save tonnes of space. When you finish your workout. You can fold it and keep the equipment in a corner and use it later. Hence, the name SpaceSaver!

Notable Key Specs

Please take a moment or two to check the table below as it contains some extra features and specifications offered by the SpaceSaver SE7i.

Product NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical Trainer
Cost $777.00
Display 5” Backlit Display
Warranty Lifetime Frame Warranty, 2-Year Parts Warranty, 1-Year Labor Warranty
Incline 0 - 8° Power Adjustable Incline
Weight Capacity 325 Lbs (147.4 Kg)
Stride Length 18 Inches
Footprint 78.7" L x 31.9" W x 67.0" H
Workout Apps 24
Resistance Levels 22
Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel 18 Lbs
Storage Integrated Tablet Holder & Water Bottle Holder
Best Place to Buy

Technology Specifications

In this particular section, we will be looking at some technology specs offered by this elliptical trainer. Some of these specifications include Display, Integrated Tablet Holder, Auxiliary Music Port and Two 2″ Digitally-amplified Speakers.


With the assistance of 5” Backlit Display, you can view your workout stats in front of you on the screen. Various stats include distance, time, calories burnt, heart rate, BPM and few others. It is important to view these details because they provide as a guidance as to how you are performing on the elliptical trainer.

Integrated Tablet Holder

If you’ve got a tablet, attach it to the tablet holder and continue with your workout. Watch your favorite TV Shows/Movies while training and it can pass your time. If entertainment is what you’re looking for, you’ve got it!

Auxiliary Music Port & Speakers

Use the device auxiliary wire and connect with NordicTrack’s SpaceSaver to listen to your favorite music. If you’ve got an iPod or any other MP3 player, plugin in to the machine and listen to top quality music with the help of Two 2″ Digitally-amplified Speakers.

Research shows that listening to music with fast beats can make the workout more effective which can help you to burn more calories. This is definitely a plus point!

Engineering Specifications

In this segment, we will be focusing on the engineering aspects of the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i. Some of these attributes are SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance, 22 Digital Resistance Levels and EKG Grip Pulse.

Silent Magnetic Resistance

Increasing resistance levels can cause noise pollution as lots of noise is being produced between the moving parts of the elliptical trainer. The SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance will cut down the noise so that you don’t have to wake up your neighbors cat.

Resistance Levels

As mentioned in the table above, you get access to 22 Digital Resistance Levels. Increasing resistance levels means that you have to apply more power and energy for the pedals to move. If both of these factors increase, the work done increases and hence you burn more calories.

EKG Grip Pulse

When you hold the two handlebars, your heart rate will be displayed on the screen automatically and will be live until you finish your workout. This is just an approximation but if you need an accurate pulse rate, you have to wear a wireless chest strap. Unfortunately, NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i doesn’t provide you with the wireless chest strap.

Comfort Specifications

It is important that you pay attention to this part as comfort is top priority when you’re looking forward in buying an equipment. We will look at Workout Fan and Grips.

Workout Fan

If your room isn’t cool enough, you have an option to switch on the AutoBreeze™ Workout Fan. The faster your pace, the more the breeze. Some people might not like this as it dries up the sweat but you have an option to turn it on/off.


Some people say that “Elliptical Trainer is a perfect machine for lower body workout”. This is absolutely wrong because when you’re on the elliptical machine, you even move your hands. So basically, it’s a full body workout. Most of us tend to get blisters on our fingers but you don’t have to worry because the Soft Touch Upper Body Grips offers soft grip.

Convenience Specs

This is the last type of specification which I’ll be concentrating on and it’s very interesting as you get to know stuff like Workout Apps, Transport Wheels and Assembly.

Workout Apps

As recorded in the table above, when you purchase the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i, you get access to 24 different workout apps. These workout apps have been designed by professional fitness trainers and they have been constructed in such a way that they will help you to meet your goals.

Transport Wheels

The Rear-mounted Transport Wheels enables you to move the SE7i easily from place to place. This is an important feature for an elliptical trainer to have.


You must have waited for a couple of days if not weeks for your elliptical trainer to arrive. NordicTrack has engineered this elliptical trainer in such a way that it can fit in the box. You can start with your workout within minutes of unwrapping the box and you don’t even have to make any adjustments. How cool is that?​

Pros & Cons

Before coming down to the conclusion, I would like to take some time to discuss about the Pros & Cons of this elliptical machine. Without further due, let’s get on with it!


I’ve covered most of the pros already which are basically the features and specifications but there is one extra pro and I’ll list it down below.

  • Oversized Pedals: Even if your feet size is big, there is no problem because the pedal area is quite massive.


The pros definitely outweigh the cons but there are some cons which you must be aware of.

  • Customer Service: NordicTrack is a very busy company as it sells most of its equipment’s to different parts of the world. Getting any elliptical parts can take somewhere between a few days (if you’re lucky) to a couple of weeks.
  • Return Policy: One of the most flexible thing is that NordicTrack offers 30-Day Money Back Guarantee but when you send it back, you must pay some shipment fees and a certain amount on restocking fee as well.

Our Final Verdict

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical Trainer is not the best one in the market but if you’re looking to save space and can afford it, this is definitely the one you can consider. The more robust and versatile model in the Rear Drive Series is the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical Trainer.


If you have any further questions to ask or would simply like to leave a comment below, kindly do so. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours to answer your questions.

18 Replies to “NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Reviews – Rear Drive Series”

  1. I’m so glad I found this review. I found the product on Amazon, got interested and now found all information I wanted to know.

    Actually I was interested in what cons you have to list. This looks very bright indeed. If I buy one I won’t want to send it back and if the parts do come even a bit slow, no problem.

    The many pros, features is why I’m so interested in exactly the SE7i Elliptical Trainer. I like to listen to my audio bokks when training and some others, like the fan or the space saving quality.

    1. Hey Stefan,

      I’m glad to know that you found this product review on NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical Trainer. I always love to provide full details to my audience as people need to be educated on what each machine offers, the pros that come along with it and the cons too!!!

      I’m happy that you’re interested in this model and it’s definitely worth investing as it can provide you with a full body workout and help you burn more calories. There’s probably a good reason why its called “SpaceSaver”.



  2. Nordic SpaceSaver SE7i is best where space is limited specially in small room or apartment. Though it is little bit costly but it is suitable for family use. It has multiple function and digital instruction support. More over this product has money back guarantee .

    So I have same opinion with the authors and I really love this post about this product.

    1. Hey mzakapon,

      Yep, whatever you said in the first paragraph is absolutely true. It is a bit expensive but it’s worth investing as you can improve your health and get fit in no time. I’m happy that you liked he features this machine offers.

      Best regards.


  3. Ani.V, Hi!  You have reviewed the topic in detail. I would like to emphasize that this simulator is very suitable for many people in housing conditions for its price and compactness. People are looking for a compact elliptical trainer. This is quite durable and multifunctional. The buyer is free to choose from about 10-12 NORDICTRACK models. 

    Most can opt for the considered model NordicTrack SE7i. 

    I have been enjoying the German Kettler Cross-Trainer CONDOR for 20 years.

    Thank you for the useful article and the opportunity to participate in the discussion. Mark

    1. Hey Mark,

      Due to technology, the elliptical trainers are getting advanced in the industry simply because of latest technology and more advancements in the way the companies manufacture/engineer their equipment. NordicTrack is definitely one of the most prestigious fitness equipment brand. I’ll look into the Cross-Trainer you’ve mentioned as well.

      Thank you


  4. You have really given some excellent information about the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i. The details you share here are very specific and reading through this review, it looks like an amazing piece of equipment to have in a home.

    I recently moved into an apartment and don’t have the space for a piece of equipment like this. However, I have a friend who just recently started talking about getting in shape and I will refer her to your review.

    I was looking at the cons you have listed and agree with you that the pros outweigh the cons. I see that if it is returned, shipping fees are paid by the customer. Do you know the amount of the restocking fees?

    Thank you, once again, for a great review. Keep up the great work.

    1. Hey Yvette,

      NoridicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i is one of the best elliptical trainers for home use because it can be folded and offers tonnes of features. There are many pros and this is what makes it unique. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about the restocking fees but I assume that it’s about 10% of the cost of the equipment.

      Your Welcome! I thank you for using the comments box in submitting a comment. Have a nice day ahead!

  5. I’ve spent the last few weeks looking into the options on a compact elliptical trainer due to us downsizing and moving into the city (London apartments). This could be the answer to my prayers. 

    My main concern is where it will fit when it is ‘wrapped back up’ and what it’s final storage size is – could it possibly fit under a bed or in the bottom of a large wardrobe?

    1. Hey Chris,

      One thing I can guarantee you is that NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i can definitely be used in any apartment no matter how small. It can fit under it but it depends how much space is available under your bed or wardrobe. Unfortunately, I don’t have much idea about the final storage size but you can visit and use their live chat feature to find out.

      Best Regards,


  6. There is definitely a long list of features to this product, I was a bit surprised at the price as it is very expensive however reading all the features and pro’s I think the price is justified. I like the fact that it supports so much technology as I find it difficult to train in silence so the fact that it has an aux jack port, speakers, and somewhere for your phone/ipod/tablet. This is a really great feature, thanks for a great review 🙂

    1. Hey Joe,

      The main reason why it costs a lot is because of the features. As explained in the review, the sound systems are just out of this world. I really appreciate your positive feedback and your welcome. 



  7. Hello and thank you for this informative review. I really enjoyed reading it. I myself am a fitness junkie and I workout 4 days a week. I am planning on buying a good workout device and workout from my house. I have enough space so Nordic Trainer will be okay for me from that point.

    It is really good that this Space Saver has all this cool features like adjustable incline and Vertical Space Saver Design. I also liked EKG Grip Pulse and 22 resistance levels. There are really advanced and this product is definitely awesome.

    I will put it on my wishlist since at the moment is too expensive for me.

    Thank you.


    1. Hey Strahinja,

      Your most welcome! It is my duty to educate my audience my explaining everything in detail so that they can take a good decision at the end of the day. The features is what makes this SpaceSaver expensive. If you’re interested in looking for an equipment close to this one with similar features but with less price, you can read the review on ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Reviews or you could go with a second hand SpaceSaver SE7i.

      Your Welcome 🙂


  8. This is amaze review that have really give excellent information about the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i 🙂 I would love to get this equipment but price is too much for me to buy but it good price because it beautiful equipment that have screen in front of you while your work out!

    Thank You for this amaze details 🙂

    1. Hey Shenai,

      Thanks a lot for the compliment, I really appreciate it. I completely agree with you when it comes to affordability but in case if you’re interested, send an email to and I’ll try my best to look for a machine that has similar features which might end up saving 100’s of dollars.

      Best regards,


  9. Hi Ani,

    Great product review. I am looking to buy an elliptical trainer to put into my bedroom so I can get some cardio in the morning before going about my business for the day. 

    This seems to be like a viable option for me, just wish it was a little cheaper lol. Might opt to look into second hand ones.

    Thanks for the review.



    1. Hey Miguel,

      Thanks a lot my friend. Cardio in the morning can definitely help you burn more calories and will freshen up your mind and keep you physically active for the day ahead. You could look for the second hand one or if you contact, I’ll help you get a brand new one which costs much less than this. 



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