For its price, the NordicTrack ASR 700 elliptical trainer sure packs a lot of features. It has a magnetic front-drive mechanism that provides users with smoother leg movements. There are a total of 20 resistance levels, each one providing you with added challenge for every fitness level you reach.
Burn those extra calories and get in shape right away by picking from among the 14 integrated workout programs. The machine tweaks its settings automatically by simply pressing a button. This allows the elliptical to simulate a variety of exercise types, such as hill climbing. The moveable handgrips house the sensor to monitor your heart rate. The sensor on other machines is located on a separate handgrip, so you have to let go of the moveable ones.
It fully supports the ground-breaking iFit Card Workout feature. For this, there are a variety of cards you can purchase separately. Each one is aimed for a specific goal. For example, some are for building endurance, while some are for losing weight. Sliding an iFit card into the console activates a voice, motivating and guiding you through an 8-week workout plan.
Certified fitness experts themselves have designed the various programs presented by these iFit cards. The console remembers the last part you finished, and simply resumes the program the minute you step back in. It’s like having a fitness expert guiding you as you workout in the privacy of your abode. Of course without actually paying for one.
A speaker system is integrated into the ASR 700, which is capable of playing tracks stored on your portable music device. Of course this isn’t something new, as other elliptical machines also got such. But here’s something they don’t have: a couple of built-in video games to keep you entertained! Have fun while shedding pounds. Press buttons on the moving handgrips as you choose between “Fat Blocker” and “Calorie Destroyer”.
It’s important to keep yourself hydrated throughout your working out. That’s why there’s a handy water bottle holder. Users weighing up to 275 lbs can be supported by the ASR 700’s sturdy construction. The motor, frame, various parts and labor are covered by a one-year warranty upon purchasing.
The NordicTrack ASR 700 failed to include other features, despite having the innovative iFit Card Workout support or a couple of built-in games. The 18-inch stride length isn’t adjustable, so very tall people may find that as a setback. In addition, there’s no adjustment available for the incline. Parts can’t be folded up for storage when the machine is not in use.