Nordictrack Freestrider 35 S or Nordictrack E15.0?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Nordictrack Freestrider 35 S’s adjustable stride length of up to 35” beats the Nordictrack E15.0’s up to 22”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the Nordictrack E15.0 beats its counterpart with a 28 to 16 advantage.
Max Ramp: In this category, the Nordictrack E15.0 wins with a maximum incline feature of 10 to 20 degrees. On the other hand, the Freestrider has a built-in ramp that can be adjusted along with the stride length.
Built In Programs: In terms of built-in programs, the E15.0 gets another win with its 36 programs while the Freestrider offers 30. Having a variety of programs always make for a more interesting workout.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles category, the E15.0 gets another win over the Freestrider. Being part of the latest releases from Nordictrack, the E15.0 is equipped with innovative features such as the revolutionary iFit Live technology that is built into the console. It also has High Definition workout videos that can help you have a more enjoyable exercise. This machine also has an improved adjustable foot pedals with comfortable cushioning.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, both machines have the same offer. They both have 5 years of free coverage on parts.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the E15.0 wins with its 2-year offer as opposed to the Freestrider’s 1 year offer.
Machine Weight: Both models did not indicate their machine weight which makes this a deadlock. This is disappointing since knowing about the actual weight of the machine is a factor before making a decision.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The E15.0 beats the Freestrider in the maximum user weight capacity. It supposedly can accommodate up to 400 lbs while the Freestrider can only accommodate a user who weighs up to 300 lbs. However, since both did not indicate their actual machine weight, this cannot be verified. For your safety, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual weight of the machine and the user.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models are tied in this category as they have a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that within the given period, you can return your machine and get a refund if you are unhappy with its performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there was a $600 price difference between the two machines, the Nordictrack E15.0 being the more expensive one. In this industry, what usually happens is that if you pay more, you get more. This is true in this case.
The E15.0 has the built-in iFit Live feature as well as the oversized pedals with cushioning, a variety of built-in programs, 28 resistance levels, a heavier flywheel and a longer labor warranty.
However, the $1599 price tag of the E15.0 may not be very economical for a lot of people but if you want to have the best, invest on something that is worth every cent.