nautilus e614 elliptical

Nautilus E614 Elliptical is an entry-level elliptical machine that consumers like very much at present. This review will tell you everything you want to know about it.

Specs
  • Item dimensions: 50 x 34 x 22 inches
  • Item weight: 167.3 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Stride length: 20"
  • Build-in workout programs: 22
  • Levels of resistance: 20
  • Warranty - Frame: 10 Years
  • Warranty - Parts: 2 Years
  • Warranty - Electronics: 1 Year
  • Warranty - Labor: 90 Days
Pros
  • Above-average exercise routines and resistance levels
  • Excellent console
  • Comfortable pedal
  • Long stride length
  • Has fixed and movable handlebars
  • Contains other additional functions
  • Not difficult to assemble
Cons
  • Price is a bit high
  • Average quality
  • Average warranty
  • Lack of Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Inclination can only be adjusted manually
  • Does not include chest strap
  • Stride length is not adjustable

Nautilus is synonymous with innovative fitness equipment and quality. Nautilus E614 Elliptical is another masterpiece of this company. Although its first-generation product appeared on the market in 2014, it is still receiving extensive attention from consumers today.

There are 3 models of Nautilus E series elliptical machines: E614, E616 and E618. Among them, Nautilus E614 is entry-level, Nautilus E616 is intermediate, and Nautilus E618 is advanced.

My good friend Peter has a Nautilus E614 Elliptical in his home. He, his wife and their parents usually like to use it for low-impact workouts. In order to study why this excellent elliptical machine can have such a high value, I went to his house to experience the Nautilus E614 Elliptical for more than a week and then wrote this review. If you are choosing an elliptical machine suitable for the whole family at this time, I hope this review can help you.

Feature of Nautilus E614

The price of Nautilus E614 Elliptical is between $600 and $700. As I said earlier, it is only an entry-level product, and you can’t expect it too much. The biggest highlight of this product should be the newly designed DualTrack™ LCD monitor by Nautilus, which has a large display and a small secondary display. In other respects, it has very attractive features, let me reveal for you.

Average Quality

nautilus e614 elliptical quality
nautilus e614 elliptical quality

Yes, I think the quality of this entry-level elliptical machine is not the best. You may see in my other elliptical machine reviews. I think the quality of those elliptical machines is pretty good. This may be the only elliptical machine with a price ranging from $400 to $699 that I am not satisfied with.

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Because this product is positioned at an entry level, it is more suitable for beginners who are trying to use an elliptical machine for low-impact exercise for the first time. If you don’t want to have a fixed exercise plan, but occasionally feel that your body needs to sweat, you can choose it. In this case, Nautilus E614 will be no problem after several years of use.

At the same time, I also saw a lot of negative comments on this product from people who bought it on the Internet, and some people encountered a situation that it was damaged even before it was opened. Some people found that the pedal would make a popping sound and shaking when they just bought it. This product always has problems. I think E614 uses low-grade steel, which makes its frame not durable.

Above-average Workout Programs and Resistance Levels

Although it is only an entry-level elliptical machine, it does not seem to be designed for one person. Nautilus equips E614 with 22 built-in workout programs and 20 levels of resistance. There are usually no more than 20 elliptical machines with these features at the same price, or even only 10.

The 22 workout programs include 12 profiles, 9 heart rate controls, 4 customizations, 2 individual tests, 1 recovery test and 1 quick start. With so many exercise programs, if you use the elliptical machine for the first time, it can give you more choices, and it can also meet the needs of different people in your family. Similarly, 20 resistance levels can continuously improve oneself in exercise, and gradually progress from a beginner to an experienced exerciser.

However, I must remind you that the more built-in workout programs and resistance levels, the more expensive the price. And in many cases, you may not use some exercise programs for the rest of your life.

Excellent console

nautilus e614 elliptical console
nautilus e614 elliptical console

The biggest highlight of this Nautilus E614 should be the newly designed DualTrack™ LCD monitor by Nautilus, which has a large display and a small secondary display. When I use it for exercise, I can put a magazine on the attached shelf, and I can still see the exercise data on the small secondary display.

This is the only thing that I think is commendable about this elliptical machine. But in fact, this is not necessary for a good elliptical machine. If it does not meet the standards in terms of quality and exercise, this cannot be a reason for you to buy it.

Average Warranty

Schwinn 411 Elliptical’s warranty includes ten-year frame, two-year parts, one-year electronics and ninety-day labor warranty. You can compare with other elliptical machines at the same price. Many of them offer lifetime frame warranty and one-year labor warranty, such as Sole E25 Elliptical and Proform elliptical machines.

Combined with the aforementioned problem of average quality, such an average warranty may make many consumers discourage buying it.

Maybe you can see that excellent products like Schwinn 411 Elliptical only have such a general warranty. But I want to tell you that Nautilus, Bowflex, and Schwinn fitness are actually the same company.

Some Other Good Features

nautilus e614 elliptical pedals
nautilus e614 elliptical pedals
  • Comfortable pedal
  • Longer stride length – 20-inch stride length will make users with tall and long legs very comfortable. But Nautilus E614 is not the longest. Its advanced version, Nautilus E618, has a 22-inch longer stride length.
  • With two handlebars, fixed and movable – this allows you to train the upper body and the whole body at the same time. When you hold the fixed handlebars, you can keep your upper body still and exercise only the lower body; and when you hold the movable handlebars, you can exercise your whole body.
  • Contains other additional features – three-speed fan, water bottle holder, acoustic cavity speaker with mp3 import.

Other Bad Aspects

  • Lack of Bluetooth connectivity – this entry-level elliptical machine, you can not connect to the mobile app to get more exercise experience.
  • The inclination can only be adjusted manually – when you are in motion, if you want to change the inclination, you must pause and get off the machine.
  • Does not include chest strap – under normal circumstances, heart rate monitoring through chest strap is more accurate than contact heart rate monitoring

Final Conclusion

Generally speaking, I don’t like Nautilus E614 Elliptical, because it doesn’t put quality in the first place. What’s more, its warranty is also very average. The combination of these two points may make your maintenance very troublesome in the future. Although it has a very attractive dual-screen design, it will not help your exercise effect too much. If more than I find it has quality problems, it means that this shortcoming is quite common.

It is recommended that you must compare some other products before buying.

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