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.

Built-in 14 workout programs are available to help your burn unwanted calories and get you in shape fast. With a press of a button, the machine automatically adjusts itself to simulate various exercise forms. For instance, it can give you the same workout you get when climbing a hill. There’s a heart rate monitor sensor on the moveable hand grips themselves. In other elliptical trainers, the sensor is usually placed on separate and fixed hand grips.

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.

The programs used on the iFit cards are created by professional fitness instructors themselves. The elliptical machine’s console remembers where you left off, then gets back to it when you resume working out. In a sense, it’s just like having your very own trainer. But without the steep cost of actually hiring one to help you workout at home.

An inbuilt speaker system in a fitness machine isn’t really something new. This NordicTrack elliptical has such, which permits you to plug in your MP3 player and listen to music. However, it has something new that others don’t yet have. And it’s a couple of cool video games integrated into the console. Choose whether to play “Calorie Destroyer” or “Fat Blocker” as you press buttons on the movable handgrips.

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.