These are two of the most popular Nordictrack ellipticals under $1000 right now.
They both have the popular front drive elliptical design with an impressive 20 degree incline for better crosstraining.
They also both come with iFit Coach compatibility, iPod docks with speakers and a tablet holder to give you some entertainment fun.
They both also give you incline and over 20 resistance levels to add some workout challenge.
But what about when you compare them against each other? How do they compare?
And which is best for you? This post will give you an overview of the main differences between them so hopefully you can find the best fit for your needs.
Nordictrack C7.5 vs C9.5 Elliptical: Price
The Nordictrack C7.5 has a slight advantage here coming in around $799 with Free Shipping here. It’s about $200 cheaper than the C9.5 elliptical.
The Nordictrack C9.5 elliptical trainer comes in around $999 with Free Shipping here. So if you’re on a strict budget the Nordictrack C7.5 is obviously the better choice.
But what do you get for the extra money with the Nordictrack C9.5? And is it worth it for you?
Nordictrack c7.5 vs c9.5 Elliptical – Console Differences
There is a huge difference between consoles on these trainers. The Nordictrack 7.5 has a dual color console as you can see below:
The Nordictrack c9.5 has a full color, touch-screen console with a built in web browser which you can see below:
So on the Nordictrack C9.5 trainer you can surf the net as you workout, read emails or catch up on social media. The Nordictrack C7.5 elliptical does not come with the built-in web browser.
You may also notice that the console itself is larger on the C9.5 – it’s 7 inches across whereas the C7.5 console is only 5 inches across. So it’s a bit easier to read your workout stats on the Nordictrack 9.5 model.
Nordictrack 7.5 vs 9.5 Elliptical – Flywheel
A heavier flywheel helps to give you a smoother feeling ride, especially during resistance transitions. The Nordictrack 7.5 comes with a 20 pound flywheel – which really isn’t too shappy considering the price point.
However the Nordictrack 9.5 goes one better with a 25 pound flywheel. So it can give you a smoother, more fluid motion. A heavier flywheel also helps to anchor the machine for more stability.
Nordictrack C7.5 vs C9.5 Elliptical – Adjustable Pedals
While both elliptical trainers comes with oversized pedals, only the Nordictrack C9.5 gives you adjustable pedals.
You can choose from 3 different toe-heel angles to find the most comfortable fit for you. This is also great for homes with more than one user as everyone can choose the best fit for them.
Nordictrack c7.5 vs c9.5 Elliptical – Workout Programs
The Nordictrack C7.5 comes with 26 built-in workouts designed by a certified personal trainer. Each focuses on a specific goal like time, calories or heart rate. This gives you a lot of variety to add to your workout.
The Nordictrack c9.5 steps it up with 32 built-in workouts. So you have a few more options on this trainer.
However it’s fair to point out that if you’re planning on getting iFit on either machine, this won’t matter – since iFit lets you download unlimited workout programs to your elliptical.
Nordictrack C7.5 vs C9.5 Elliptical – iFit
Both elliptical machines come with the option to add iFit if you choose. iFit is an online program that you can use to track your workouts over time and set new fitness goals. You can also download new workouts to your trainer.
The best feature about it though is that you can run famous trails all over the world and watch actual landmarks pass you by in the console or tablet screen. And here’s where another difference comes in.
On the Nordictrack C9.5 elliptical, because you have the full-color web browser, you can connect to iFit that way and watch scenery pass you by through the screen.
You can also attach your tablet above the console, connect to iFit through your tablet and watch the scenery that way.
Because the Nordictrack C7.5 elliptical does not have the web browser, the only option you have, if you want to take part in the iFit workouts, is your tablet. So you will need your own tablet to attach above the screen with the C7.5 trainer if you’re planning to try iFit.
So what’s the bottom line when it comes to the Nordictrack C7.5 vs C9.5 elliptical trainers?
Well, the C7.5 is better on the budget and does have some great features like the healthy 20 inch stride and even a 20 degree incline.
However the Nordictrack C9.5 offers you a bit more stability with a heavier flywheel. You also get a much larger, more colorful console with a built-in web browser. So you have more in the way of entertainment options with the C9.5 crosstrainer.
At the end of the day, it really comes down to what you’re looking for.
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