Nordictrack E8.0 or Nordictrack E9.0?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In the first round, the Nordictrack E9.0 wins with an adjustable stride length of 20” to 22” while the Nordictrack E.80 has 18” to 20”.
Resistance Levels: In terms of resistance levels, the E8.0 beats the E9.0 with a 22 to 20 advantage. This feature an definitely add to the intensity of the workout.
Max Ramp: Both models have an incline/ramp feature and this category ends in a tie as the E8.0 has a 20° incline angle while the E9.0 has 10° to 20°.
Built In Programs: When it comes to the built-in programs, the Nordictrack E9.0 beats its counterpart with 30 preset programs to offer. On the other hand, the Nordictrack E8.0 only has 24.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the E9.0 beats its counterpart. It has built-in cooling fans, sound system feature, plus the wireless heart rate monitor which is also found in the E8.0. What’s more, the E9.0 offers a rare decline feature that can go down as low as 10°. Should you buy the iFit Live module and use the Workouts by Google Maps, you’ll have an even greater workout experience.
The E9.0 also has an adjustable foot pedal design and which is also oversized and cushioned. Plus, it comes with side handrails for you to hold on to when you want to focus on lower body training only.
Parts Warranty: In terms of parts warranty, the E9.0 wins with 3 years while the E8.0 only has 2 years. Having a longer parts warranty means that the manufacturer is confident about his product’s quality.
Labor Warranty: When it comes to the labor warranty category, the two ellipticals are tied with 1 year each. You should take advantage of this as labor costs can get pretty expensive these days.
Machine Weight: It is a tie between the two models in this category as they both did not indicate their actual machine weight. This is a bit disappointing since weight is one of the factors that can help you choose an elliptical.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Nordictrack E9.0 beats its counterpart with its 350 lbs user weight capacity. On the other hand, the Nordictrack E8.0 can accommodate users who weigh up to 325 lbs. However, since the two did not indicate their actual machine weight, these cannot be verified.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two models in the money back guarantee category. They both offer 30 days each which means you can easily return the product or ask a refund within the given period.
Conclusion:There’s a $200 price difference between the two at the time of the review as and the Nordictrack E9.0 wins as it has more features to offer.
With the features that the E9.0 has, the price is justifiable. Its features include a longer stride length, bigger number of programs, and greater max weight capacity. It also has a longer parts warranty and comes with a rare decline feature, full enhancements on its foot pedals, and added safety side handrails.