The NordicTrack E8.0 Elliptical: Same Machine as the Proform 710E

The NordicTrack E8.0 elliptical features a smaller footprint than most trainers and has an adjustable incline.

What You Get

The console has a 5" backlit display that shows speed, time, distance, resistance, pulse, and calories burned, plus a ¼-mile Racetrack graphic.

The features of the NordicTrack E8.0 are:

NordicTrack E8.0 Elliptical
  • 18"- 20" Adjustable Stride Length
  • Stride Adjust Incline Ramp
  • 22 Digital Resistance Levels
  • 24 Workout Apps
  • iFit Live Compatible*
  • Compatible iPod® Music Port
  • Acoustics™ 2.0 Sound System
  • CardioGrip™ heart rate monitoring
  • Polar Wireless Chest Strap
  • 325-lb. User weight capacity
  • CoolAire™ Workout Fan
  • Transport wheels
  • Warranty: lifetime frame, 2 years parts, 1-year labor

*iFit Live requires wireless module & program subscription.

UPDATE: The NordicTrack E8.0 has been phased out and replaced with the all new C Series models. Check out the latest NordicTrack elliptical reviews here.

The Word on the Street

NordicTrack E8.0 Console

The NordicTrack E8.0 elliptical has an easy-to-adjust manual dial to change the incline ramp to rise up to 20 degrees, and a stride length that can be personalized so that the machine can fit any size user in the family. The 22 digital resistance levels provided by the SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance system offers adjustable tension to increase the intensity of the workout.

Other features include a wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring to help keep you in the proper training zone, a 2-speed cooling fan, a music port to plug in your iPod or mp3 player, two 2" speakers on the console, 24 pre-set workouts, and a 325-lb user weight capacity.

The iFit Live feature lets you access downloadable programs as well as Powered by Google Maps™ to recreate routes from all over the world. You can follow along to 8-week workout programs for maximum weight loss and record your progress on your own personal web log. Note: The iFit technology requires a wireless module (not included) and an iFit website subscription.

Our Thoughts

This new for 2012 NordicTrack E8.0 elliptical is the exact same model as the Proform 710E elliptical, another Icon Fitness product. Both rate okay with smaller users for fit and comfort.

On the downside, there are some serious issues to be aware of: overall quality is lacking, the construction is suspect, and NordicTrack’s customer service is about as bad as it gets (according to user reviews who have had to contact the company).

NordicTrack makes better rear-drive machines at this price range, but if you want to stick with a front-drive model, we suggest you take a look at the entry-level Livestrong and Horizon elliptical trainers for much better quality and performance.

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