NordicTrack E11.9 Elliptical Trainer Review – Benefits of the 11.9 Crosstrainer

Looking for an affordable NordicTrack elliptical trainer with web browser? You may want to consider the new 11.9 crostrainer model.

This has recently been introduced and replaces the old NordicTrack E11.7 crosstrainer. But unlike the 11.7 model – which had a dual color console – the E11.9 gives you a full-color console with built-in web browser.

In fact, this is currently the most affordable NordicTrack elliptical with web browser on the market. Is it right for you? Here’s an overview of the pros and cons to help you decide:

Pro #1 High 20 Degree Power Ramp

Ramp or incline changes the slope of the elliptical pathway. This makes it a great way to challenge and work different muscle groups.

You get from 3 to 20 degree power ramp on this elliptical which you change from the console of your machine.

Pro #2 iFit LIVE

The NordicTrack E11.9 comes with iFit LIVE built-in. This means you don’t need to buy the extra module to add iFit to your console.

With iFit you connect your elliptical to the Internet. From there you can download new workouts, track your workout stats online and even map out new trails to run using Googlemaps.

Plus, because it’s a full color console, this really makes the world trails feature ultra-cool. As you run, you see actual landmarks pass you by on the screen!

Pro #3 Heavy Flywheel

This elliptical comes with a 20 pound flywheel. While it’s not the heaviest flywheel that NordicTrack makes, it’s still quite decent.

Plus it helps to anchor the trainer for a more stable feeling workout.

Pro #4 Free Wireless Heart Rate Monitor

You get a free wireless heart rate monitor with this trainer. A lot of people prefer the wireless monitor since it’s more convenient that continually grasping the hand sensors.

Pro #5 Adjustable Pedals

The pedals on this elliptical are adjustable. You can customize your workout by choosing from 3 different toe-heel angles to find the right feel for you.

So those are the pros – are there any cons?

Con #1 iFit LIVE Subscription Required

You do need to buy the iFit LIVE yearly subscription which is around $99 a year. While you don’t need iFit to use this elliptical (or the web browser), if you want all the iFit benefits, you will eventually need the subscription.

Con #2 No Controls on the Moving Arm Bars

While you can adjust the incline and resistance from the console, there are no controls on the moving armbars – which you often get with NordicTrack’s higher end models.

Bottom Line?

If you’re looking for the most affordable NordicTrack elliptical with web browser, the E11.9 model is it.

While you do get a lot of entertainment options – you also get some great basics too like a heavy flywheel, long 20 inch stride and incline for better crosstraining. So it’s definitely worth putting on your short list of best elliptical trainer deals on the market!

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Michael Ortiz

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