Space Saver SE9i Elliptical Review

Featuring a color, touch screen display and built-in web browser the NordicTrack Space Saver SE9i elliptical combines hi-tech features with a comfortable workout.

The Space Saver SE9i elliptical is a higher spec. version of it’s sister model the SE7i, but with additional workout programs, intensity levels and a built-in iFIT module.

This is a rear drive elliptical and like the Se7i it has a power adjustable incline that allows the user to change the shape of their stride in order to target and tone specific muscle groups.

Additionally, the rear drive design is able to deliver a flatter, truer elliptical path that comes closer to a person’s natural stride, ensuring a smoother and more comfortable workout.

The elliptical has 30 challenging programs to engage your interest and help you achieve your specific fitness goals. Additionally there are 24 levels of intensity which you can select to help you burn more calories or tone up.

The trainer is iFIT enabled with an iFIT module already installed. This feature uses Google Map technology to enhance your workout experience. Train with Jillian Michaels, and receive workout downloads. A subscription to iFIT is required for this particular feature.

Other highlights include over sized pedals, cardiogrip heart rate monitor, back lit display, an automatic workout cooling 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, 2 years on all parts and 1 year labor.

It’s available at a discounted price from NordicTrack

Here’s a list of the main features:

… workout options

The model has 30 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 30 workouts comprise a mixture of 10 calorie, 10 performance and 10 intensity workouts designed to assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.

… power adjustable incline

The  ramp angle changes the shape of the stride in order to work different muscle groups. This is a power adjustable feature which can be adjusted from the control console and enables the user to target and tone lower body muscle groups.

… ergonomic pedals

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

… silent magnetic resistance

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 24 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.

… 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.

touch screen display

The operating console on this model has a color, touch screen display with a built-in web browser.

The display presents the user with all relevant workout information on a color screen, but the built-in web browser also allows the user to be entertained by engaging in all their favorite online activities during their workout and so maintain their motivation.

Additionally the color, touch screen on this trainer works with the built-in iFIT module to allow the user to run virtual trails anywhere in the world using Google Maps technology. A subscription to iFIT is required in order to enjoy this particular feature.

… heart rate monitor

The elliptical is 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 an iFIT module already built-in to the trainer. The iFIT feature allows the user to experience virtual trails all over the world 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 a home wireless internet connection, and a subscription to iFIT which is sold separately.

… iPOD connection

The control console contains an audio speaker system connected to an iPOD compatible music port. The user is able to plug in their iPOD, or any other MP3 player, into the music port and enjoy their favorite music during their workout session.

… workout fan

A strenuous workout can leave you “hot and bothered”, but this model comes to the rescue with it’s workout cooling fan. The console mounted, high capacity fan automatically adjusts its speed to match the speed of your workout.

The more vigorously that you workout the more air that is streamed to your body so that you can benefit from the refreshing, cooling breeze.

… space saver design

Although this is a full size elliptical, the equipment occupies a comparitively small amount of space. By virtue of its vertical, “space saver” design it presents a footprint of just 32″ x 28″ when in it’s stored position.

The arms fold down and the entire machine folds up on the front base so that it can be stored in a corner of a room.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack Space Saver SE9i  elliptical is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 2 years on all parts and 1 year In Home labor.


  • Vertical Space Saver Design
  • 30 Workout Programs
  • 24 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Power Adjustable Incline
  • One Touch Resistance Controls
  • Adjustable Over Sized Pedals
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
  • 7″ Back Lit Display
  • iFIT Enabled
  • Inertia Enhanced Flywheel
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Autobreeze Workout Fan
  • Integrated Tablet Holder
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Transport Wheels


  • Footprint: 80” L x 32” W x 71” H
  • Stride Length: 18″
  • Incline: 0 to 10 %
  • Flywheel: 18lb.
  • Max User Weight: 325 lb.
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (2 yrs)

                         Labor (1 yr)

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