What Happened to the Nordictrack Audiostrider 990?

Clearing Up the Confusion on the Audiostrider 990


nordictrack audiostrider 990 ellipticalThe Nordictrack Audiostrider 990 elliptical has been one of the most popular NT ellipticals for over 6 years now.

Nordictrack does upgrade the trainer every year with the latest fitness gadgets, workouts, iFit, etc. However more or less, it has stayed one of the best-selling, under-$1000 ellipticals on the market.

And it has also continued to garner “Best Buy” and “Recommended Buy” awards year after year as well.

Since it comes in at a very popular –  high competition – price point, this is saying something.

But recently something happened that has caused a lot of confusion.

Nordictrack changed the name.

The new name is the “Spacesaver SE7i” – which you can see here.

The good news is that they also upgraded it a few years ago with a sleeker console, tablet holder above the console and incline.

So when you see people talking about the Audiostrider 990, know that it is basically the same machine as the Spacesaver SE7i. If you want the most up to date information on this model you can read the full review of the Nordictrack SE7i elliptical here.


nordictrack 990 console


Why would they change the name? Especially since this model has been one of their best sellers over the years and has built up a lot of positive buzz under the 990 name?

Well, I can only speculate – but my guess is that the guys at NT want to market it more as a foldable elliptical (thus the “Spacesaver” in the name).

nordictrack folding ellipticalWhen the Audiostrider 990 first came out, it was one of the first crosstrainers to offer an iPod dock with speakers (hence the “Audiostrider” name).

But now, pretty much every Nordictrack elliptical come with iPod docks and speakers.  But it’s hard to find a decent elliptical that folds up like the 990 elliptical – hence the name change.

Again, that’s only my take on it – but it’s interesting to speculate.

Time will tell whether it was a smart marketing decision – or it was another “new coke” marketing blunder.

Want to read more? You can read the full review of the Audiostrider 990/Spacesaver SE7i here.

Or see the full specs and even get the new Spacesaver SE7i direct from the Manufacturer at a discount by using the link below.

Click Here For a Special Discount on the Spacesaver SE7i


nordictrack audiostrider 990 elliptical
Nordictrack SE7i Folding Elliptical – new model