New Name – Same Popular Elliptical Trainer
Just as they did with the Audiostrider 1490 elliptical, Nordictrack has now changed the name of the popular Audiostrider 990 elliptical to the Nordictrack Spacesaver SE7i.
It’s the exact same machine – you can read the full review here – but the name has changed, which is guaranteed to cause some confusion.
This is especially true for the 990 (not so much the 1490) because it’s been around for so many years and has built up a lot of positive reviews, expert “Best Buys” and recommendations.
So I’m not sure why Nordictrack would hurt the model’s popularity by suddenly changing the name.
My guess is that they want to emphasize one of the most popular features of the 990 – the ability to fold up.
It’s hard to find an elliptical that folds up (well at good one at least). So Nordictrack does have the corner of the market here.
Time will tell whether it’s a good move or not.
You can learn more about the Spacesaver SE7i (aka the 2014 Audiostrider 990 elliptical) at the official manufacturer website here.