What’s the Difference Between the ACT and the ACT 7 Elliptical Trainer?
The Nordictrack ACT elliptical series is extremely popular because they are some of the most affordable center-drive ellipticals on the market.
What are the main differences between them? Here’s a rundown for you:
#1 The ACT is $300 Less
The ACT (as of this writing at least) comes in under $1000 – around $999 here with free shipping. The ACT 7 is about $1299 here – so it’s about $300 more. Is it worth the extra? It does have some really solid upgrades listed below:
#2 The ACT 7 Has a Full-Color Web Browser
The ACT has a dual color console with NO web browser:
Whereas the ACT 7 carries a full color console with a 7 inch Android web browser:
So if you get bored easily, this is a fantastic option. You can surf the net, read business news, etc while you workout. Very cool.
#3 The ACT 7 has Stationary Arm Bars and Moving Arm Bars
The ACT 7 has both stationary arm bars and moving arm bars – whereas the ACT only has moving arm bars. Many people like to have the option to rest their arms if they want to
#4 The ACT 7 has HD Video Workouts
Again, if you get bored, you will love this option. You can watch a few HD video workouts in the full color console as a personal trainer coaches you through the workout.
#5 The ACT 7 Has More Resistance Levels
The ACT has 22 and the ACT 7 elliptical has 24 – so it’s not a huge difference. But it does give you a bit more room to grow and challenge yourself.
#6 The ACT 7 Has More Built-In Workouts
Basically you get 24 workout apps with the ACT and 36 with the ACT 7 – again giving you more “stuff” to do on this elliptical.
While both the ACT and ACT 7 give you the advantages of a center drive design (more comfortable position, less leaning on the handrails, more compact, higher calorie burn), the ACT 7 does give you quite an upgrade.
You get a full color console – vs dual color – and a full web browser, guaranteed to make your workouts go faster.
Personally, I think it’s worth the upgrade. But it really depends on your budget and your personal workout preferences.