NordicTrack E 8.9 Elliptical Trainer Review

The NordicTrack E 8.9 elliptical benefits from an incline ramp allowing the user to target specific muscle groups and features a backlit display and tablet computer holder.

The NordicTrack E 8.9 elliptical is a front drive machine benefiting from many hi-tech features. A key feature is the power ramp that alters the incline and consequently changes the shape of the stride. The user is thus able to concentrate on developing one or more specific muscle groups.

The equipment has 26 challenging programs to engage the user’s  interest and help them achieve their specific fitness goals. Additionally there are 22 digital resistance levels which can be selected to help  burn more calories or tone up.

This elliptical trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built in. Using Google Map technology the iFIT facility greatly enhances the workout experience. This feature requires a home wireless internet connection and subscription to which is sold separately.

Other highlights include: Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, CardioGrip heart rate monitor, back-lit display, automatic workout fan and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

The machine is covered by a strong warranty which offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, 1 year on all parts and 1 year labor.

It’s available at a discounted  price from NordicTrack

Here’s a list of the main features:

back lit display

The operating console on this elliptical has a control panel incorporating a 5″ back-lit display. The screen has a wide viewing angle making it easy to keep an eye on all relevant workout data. The display provides information on the following parameters:


Additionally the user is able to monitor their progress on a visual, quarter-mile racetrack graphic.

… magnetic braking

Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers a frictionless, resistance braking which is very smooth in operation and allows the user to adjust the intensity of their workout without having to break the continuity of their workout.

… workout options

The model has 26 built-in workout programs. Each workout has been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer in order to help you get the most out of your workout session. These 26 workout showcase everything the elliptical is capable of and assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.

… digital resistance levels

This model makes it easier to burn calories and increase your muscle tone by allowing the user to increase or decrease the amount of resistance that is applied to the elliptical’s motion. There are a total of 22 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.

… power ramp

Another innovative feature of this trainer is the “Power Ramp”. The elevation of the ramp can be adjusted between the values of 3 % to 20 % directly from a button on the control panel.

Depending upon the amount of elevation selected there is a corresponding change in the motion of the elliptical which enables different muscle groups to be engaged.

… upper body grips

Upper body grips allow the user to burn more calories and tone the muscle groups in the arms and trunk. These workout arms feature soft touch grips and are able to accommodate any height of user. They fall naturally to hand and remain comfortable throughout the  workout.

… ergonomic pedals

Designed to provide a comfortable workout experience this elliptical is equipped with large, adjustable pedals.

These ergonomically designed pedals allow for three adjustment options to customize the toe-to-heel angle of the user, all while maintaining great traction control for a stable, relaxed movement.

… heart rate monitor

The trainer is also equipped with a “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors that are built into the handlebars.

By monitoring your heart rate you can ensure that you’re always in the right training zone for your goals. This results in a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.

… iFIT enabled

This elliptical  is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built into the console. This feature provides the following benefits:

  • MAP: Exercise anywhere in the world with Google Maps
  • TRAIN: Download workouts to help with your fitness goals
  • COMPETE: Compare progress to others in the iFIT community.
  • TRACK: Upload your workout data to monitor your progress.
  • GOAL: Set Calorie, Time or Distance goals for your workouts.
  • VIDEO: Watch high definition videos with simulated workouts.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: Download sets of weight-loss workouts.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and subscription to which is sold separately.

… iPOD connection

Associated with the audio system on this model is an iPOD compatible music port. The user can simply plug in their iPOD, or MP3 player, into the Interplay Music Port situated on the control panel. Enjoy listening to your favorite music or an audio book title during your work out session.

… auto cooling fan

A vigorous workout can leave you hot and uncomfortable, but this model provides the perfect solution with an integrated workout cooling fan.

The fan has a low, high and auto setting. When the auto setting is selected the speed of the fan will automatically adjust itself to the speed of your pedaling.

The console mounted fan is operated from a button on the control panel and helps to keep you to keep cool during the most vigorous workout.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack E 8.9 elliptical trainer is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 2 years parts and 1 year labor.


  • 26 Workout Programs
  • 22 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Power Incline Ramp
  • Adjusting Stride Length
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • Back-Lit Display
  • iFIT Enabled
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Adjustable Pedals
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • AutoBreeze Workout Fan
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Transport Wheels


  • Footprint: 67.1″ L X 25″ W X 69.1″ H
  • Stride Length: 18″ to 20″
  • Max User Weight: 325 lbs
  • Flywheel: 20 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (2 yrs)

                         Labor: (1 yr)

$799 – NordicTrack E 8.9

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