Nautilus Fitness is a brand under Nautilus, Inc., a corporation that also owns Bowflex and Schwinn. It is currently the second largest exercise equipment manufacturer in North America. The biggest is ICON Fitness, makers of NordicTrack, ProForm, Healthrider and other popular brands.
Nautilus started promoting their treadmills for home use several years ago and they currently have three models in their lineup: T614, T616 and T618.
All three have some nice features including a wide array of workout programs, good cushioning, Nautilus Connect tracking and incline capability. However, poor warranties, even on the top of the line T618, keep them from being a top recommendation.
The treadmills we’ve tested performed very well. If you buy one of these machines, know that you get an excellent exercise experience, but no entertainment.
All models fold and are easy to store. Both have a stylish design. The components are durable, so that those within the 350 lbs weight max can use them without any problems.
The exercise selection is varied enough to inspire you and follow a training program all the way. They include a BMI – Body Mass Index calculator which comes in handy for those who want to follow a strict weight loss program.
If you are a taller person, you will not have problems. If you are an avid runner, you can train comfortably. If you’re on a budget, all Nautilus treadmills are under $1,000.
What you may not like is the warranty. There is a limited warranty for wear parts (90 days) and a short warranty for parts. From our point of view this is related to the fact that Nautilus does not focus on treadmill manufacturing anymore.
Even if this brand was a hit a couple of years ago, it’s not anymore. Choose NordicTrack, ProForm or LifeSpan if you want to buy a home treadmill in this price category.