Nordictrack E5.5 or Nordictrack E5.7?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Nordictrack E5.5 wins with its adjustable stride length of 16” to 20”. On the other hand, the Nordictrack E5.7 has 18” to 20”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the two are tied as they both offer 20 levels. This is a great way to add to the intensity of your workout.
Max Ramp: In terms of incline feature, the Nordictrack E5.7 wins as it has an adjustable ramp from 0 to 20 degrees while the Nordictrack E5.5 does not have this feature.
Built In Programs: When it comes to the built-in programs, the two machines are tied as they both offer 20 programs each. Having a variety in your workouts can stop you from getting bored easily.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the Nordictrack E5.5 beats its counterpart. It has a SpaceSaver folding design which makes it the winning difference between the two as they both have oversized pedals, enhanced handlebar grips as well as a built-in sound system.
The two are also compatible with the new iFit Live module which can definitely give you a better workout experience. However, the iFit Live module is sold separately and you need to subscribe to avail its features.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the two are tied with a year each which is the average for most ellipticals in its price group.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the two Nordictrack ellipticals are tied with a year each. You should take advantage of these as labor costs can get pretty expensive.
Machine Weight: In this category, it is another stalemate as both machines did not indicate their actual machine weight which is disappointing since weight is also a factor in making your decision.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of maximum user weight capacity, the two machines are tied as they both can accommodate users who weigh up to 300 lbs. However, since both did not indicate their actual machine weight, these figures cannot be confirmed. For safety purposes, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the machine weight and the user capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: The two are tied in the money back guarantee as they both have a 30-day offer. This means that you can easily return the product if you are not happy with it and ask for a refund.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, there’s a $300 price difference between the two machines which belong in the budget category. However, the features they offer have led them to be ranked in the top 5 among elliptical machines under $650.
The Nordictrack E5.5 is equipped with a wider stride length setting and a folding design for easy storage while the Nordictrack E5.7 on the other hand, has inclines that can go up to 20°.