NordicTrack E7.1 Elliptical Trainer Review

The NordicTrack E7.1 Elliptical Trainer incorporating magnetic braking and iFIT LIVE technology.

This trainer benefits from the “Intensity Stride Power Ramp” innovation. This feature on the NordicTrack E7.1elliptical trainer allows the incline to be adjusted and consequently changing the shape of the user’s stride. This allows the user to concentrate on developing one or more specific muscle groups.

The equipment has 20 challenging programs to engage your interest and help you achieve your specific fitness goals. Additionally there are 16 levels of intensity which you can select to help you burn more calories or tone up.

The trainer is iFIT compatible. This feature connects to the internet and using Google map technology greatly enhances your workout experience. Train with Jillian Michaels, and receive workout downloads. This feature requires the wireless adapter sold separately.

Other highlights include a cardiogrip heart rate monitor, enhanced LCD display, a workout cooling fan to keep you cool and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

This is a “space saver” model which means that at the end of your workout the pedals and base on the can be folded to reduce the amount of floor space it takes up.

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.

Here is a list of the main features:

… iFIT compatible

This trainer is iFIT compatible. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the elliptical. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails by using Google map technology.

The iFIT feature enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and even work out with Jillian Michaels!

It should be noted that this feature requires an internet connection, and the iFIT wireless adapter, and membership to iFIT which is sold separately.

… workout options

The model has 20 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 20 workout showcase everything the E7.1 is capable of and assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.

LCD graffix display

The operating console on this model has a control panel incorporating an advanced LCD Display. This appealing LCD screen is capable of displaying several discreet frames of workout data or alternatively a single oversized display for you to monitor your information at a glance.

The state-of-the-art “Grafixx” display allows you to get more from your workout by providing important feedback about your workout which you can use to stimulate and drive you on to success.

… 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.
… 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 16 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.
… target muscle groups

Another innovative feature of this trainer is the “Intensity Stride Power Ramp”. The elevation of the ramp can be adjusted between the values of 10% to 30% directly from 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. The user is thus able able to target different areas of their leg musculature for improved results.

… integral sound system

This model is fitted with an integrated audio system allowing the user to enjoy their favorite music during their workout. This sound system is able to produce a broad range of frequencies and rich, equalized sound.
… 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 any other MP3 player, into the Interplay Music Port situated on the control panel. With the iPOD resting upon the console shelf the controls are within easy reach to make adjustments or change track.
… ergonomic pedals

This elliptical is equipped with large, cushioned pedals. These ergonomically designed pedals allow for a number of different foot positions and thus provide the user with greater stability and comfort during the workout.

… 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.
… workout cooling fan

A vigorous workout can leave you “hot and bothered”, but this model comes to the rescue with an integrated workout cooling fan. 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.
… foldaway design

The pedals and base on this model fold-up quickly and easily thus reducing the amount of space that the elliptical occupies than when in it’s normal operating position.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack E7.1elliptical trainer is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame and braking system, 10 years on all parts and electronics and 2 years In Home labor.


  • Space Saver Design
  • 20 Built in Workouts
  • 16 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Adjustable Stride Length
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • Graffix Computer Display
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • iFIT LIVE Compatible
  • Intensity Stride Power Ramp
  • Cushioned Pedals
  • Intermix Acoustics 2.0
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • CoolAire Workout Fan


  • Footprint: 80.5″ L X 27″ W X 66″ H
  • Stride Length: 18″ – 20″
  • Max User Weight: 300 lb
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (1 yr)

                         Labor: (1 yr)

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