Nordictrack Freestrider 35 S or Nordictrack Freestrider 35 Si?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: Both the Freestrider 35S and the Freestrider 35Si have the same stride length of up to 35”. As such, both elliptical are tied in this category. Both models have the longest stride length in most elliptical machines today.
Resistance Levels: The two are tied again. In terms of resistance levels, they both have 16 levels of resistance.
Max Ramp: Both elliptical machines also come with a built-in ramp which you can adjust to an incline if you want.
Built In Programs: The Freestrider 35 S comes with 30 built in programs. On the other hand, the 35 Si comes with 25 built in programs. It is very important to note that both elliptical have an above average number of built in programs on hand. Most elliptical only have at most 19 built in programs.
While the Freestrider 35 S is the clear winner. It does not mean that the Freestrider 35 Si offers less.
Notable Features: While the 35 S and the 35 Si have been somewhat tied so far, it is in the notable features that these two elliptical differ on. The 35 Si means that it has iFit Live built in. iFit live is awesome because it results to a more awesome workout for the user. It replicates outdoor settings right inside your home. You can also get more workout programs by just downloading it. This means even if it only has 25 built in programs, it can still get more.
Aside from iFit live, both elliptical share features like built in fans, built in sound systems, oversized pedals, side handrails as well as a wirelss chest strap.
Parts Warranty: Both elliptical come with a 5 year parts warranty. This is pretty standard for elliptical in both price range. A 5 year parts warranty means that the elliptical is definitely durable. In fact, these elliptical will last a long time without breaking down. The warranty is just here to give you peace of mind.
Labor Warranty: It is quite surprising that for this price range, both elliptical only come with a 1 year labor warranty. After all, labor costs can get pretty expensive these days.
Machine Weight: Since both elliptical come from Nordictrack, youc an expect that you will never know machine weight. As such, you will never know which elliptical is more stable and safe. Unless Nordictrack puts out the actual weight of their machines, the safety rating and stability rating will never be determined.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Both ellipticals have a maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds. While they are tied, we will never know if this weight is actually appropriate. In order to be on the safe side, it is much better to go with another elliptical if you are weighing close to 300 pounds. If you know the machine weight of the elliptical, just add 100 pounds to it and that will be your maximum user weight.
Money Back Guarantee: Both elliptical also come with a 30 day money back guarantee. For expensive elliptical, this is quite helpful. If you do not know what elliptical to get, just don’t worry about it. Pick one and if you do not like it, you can return it within 30 days after the date of purchase and get your money back. It really helps especially if you are very particular about value for money.
Conclusion: The 35 S and the 35 Si look the same but although the 35 S has more built-in programs, the 35Si still wins because of the iFit live feature.
Another huge factor is the price as the time of the comparison review, the 35 S was sold at $999 while the 35 SI was priced at $2499. This means that the 35 S offers better value for your money.
While both are good machines, the 35 S is the better choice because of the price but if you ever come across the 35 Si with a discounted price or if you can just afford it, then that would be a good machine.