Nordictrack E7.1 or Nordictrack E5.7 ?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: The E7.1 and the E5.7 are tied in this category as they both offer the same stride length of 18” to 20”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the E5.7 wins with its 20 levels of resistance while the E7.1 on the other hand only has 16.
Max Ramp: An incline ramp makes an elliptical user workout other muscle areas. Both have an incline feature but the E7.1 wins because it offers a maximum of 30 degrees while the E5.7 only offers a maximum incline of 20 degrees.
Built In Programs: Both models are tied in terms of built-in programs. This is because they both have 20 built-in programs.
Notable Features: The E7.1 is the better choice between the two models. While the E7.1 and the E5.7 have the same oversized pedals and a built-in speaker system, the E7.1 is still better because it has an on board cooling fan to keep you refreshed during your workout. Plus, it can also be folded up for easy storage.
Parts Warranty: The E7.1 and the 5.7 offer the same parts warranty. This is considered to be the standard for ellipticals in this category.
Labor Warranty: The E7.1 and the E5.7 also offer the same one-year labor warranty deal. It should be noted that this is considered to be the standard for ellipticals in this price range.
Machine Weight: The E7.1 and the E5.7 has not indicated their machine weight which normally is the case with Nordictrack products
Machine User Weight Capacity: The E7.1 and the E5.7 can accommodate users who weigh up to 300 lbs. However, since they did not indicate their actual machine weight, these information cannot be verified.
Money Back Guarantee: Both elliptical machines offer a 30-day money back guarantee which is considered to be the standard.
Conclusion: Both the E5.7 and the E7.1 are great elliptical models. Although they both belong in the budget machine category, they still provide a reliable and effective workout for users. At the time of the comparison review, the E7.1 costs $599 while the E5.7 only costs $599.
The E7.1 has much better and more improved features. Paying the additional $180 may not be worth it if you have a limited budget.
However, if you don’t consider the price and just look at the functionalities, then the E7.1 is the better choice. But if you can afford to pay the additional $180, then you should get the E7.1.