Nautilus E614 Elliptical Review

The Nautilus E614 is a goal-oriented elliptical. The goal tracking system tries to help you reach your fitness goals.

It can save important metrics about your workout, which is especially useful for people who want to burn a certain amount of calories in a specific period. For example; X amount of calories in X days on the machine.

PROS

  • The E614 has 22 workout programs. This makes it easier to ‘quick start’ your workout and varies your exercise routine.
  • It has an 18 Lb. flywheel, which provides a smooth workout experience.
  • The 20 levels of resistance are useful to choose your preferred level of intensity.

​CONS

  • The six position manual incline can only be adjusted manually, so it’s not automatically adjustable.
  • No telemetry-enabled heart rate, only contact, which means you have to hold on to handlebars in the middle to measure your heart rate.
  • There’s no Bluetooth connectivity. So it doesn’t automatically sync your workout data.

KEY FEATURES

  • It has two LCDs, Nautilus calls this the ‘DualTrack’ LCDs. They make it easier to keep track of workout and exercise metrics.
  • 22 workout programs, which vary from heart rate control programs to fitness tests.
  • The goal tracking system is useful for users who want to set a specific goal for themselves because it can save the statistics of every workout to a specified user profile.

You can view the stats of a particular user profile. In my opinion, it’s especially useful if you want to burn X amount of calories in a specific period.

For example, it can track and show how many calories you’ve burned in the last seven days on the machine. This is especially useful for users who want to lose weight.

REVIEW OF THE PRODUCT

Build quality: 4.5/5

The E614 has a decent build quality. One of the most critical aspects of an elliptical in general is the flywheel.

The weight of the perimeter weighted flywheel on this model is 18 Lbs, which is relatively high. Additionally, it has a high inertia, high-speed drive system. The two combined offer a smooth workout experience.

Furthermore, the machine is suited for users up to 300 Lbs, which makes it a rather high weight capacity model. Moreover, you’ll get; 10 years of warranty on the frame, two years of warranty on parts, two years on electronics and one year on labor.

Training variety: 5/5

The combination of 22 workout programs and 20 levels of resistance probably provide enough training variety for most users.

It has; 1 quick start, two fitness test, two custom, eight heart rate control and nine profile programs. The profile programs consist of 3 main categories. You can choose between ‘fun rides’, ‘mountains or ‘challenges’. So it has a mix of challenging programs.

The 20 levels of resistance are useful to increase or decrease the level of resistance during your workout. You’ll have to push the resistance level button to change the intensity.

Ease of use: 4/5

The DualTrack LCD display ‘splits’ the metrics about your workout. In the upper screen you can see things like; the intensity of your exercise, your current goal, and heart rate.

Additionally, the lower part of the display shows you metrics like; speed, distance, and calories burned. The two screens make it easier to get a quick overview of your workout.

The two displays are also useful for users who want to put their tablet or multimedia device in the media shelf. If you put your tablet in the media shelf, it will cover the upper display, but you can still see metrics like distance, speed, and calories.

Other features which increase the comfort of your workout are the;

  • Adjustable fan.
  • 20” precision path stride length.
  • USB media charger and in-console speakers with an option to connect an MP3 player.
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    Relatively large articulating footplates with extra cushioning.

How does it compare to other elliptical machines?

Nautilus E616

Regarding features, the Nautilus E616 is a bit more advanced. It has more workout programs, a Bluetooth connectivity system, a 22 Lb flywheel and telemetry-enabled heart rate system.

If you’re looking for a machine with more advanced features, then the Nautilus E616 might be a better choice. It can also automatically sync your workout data with Nautilus trainer and some workout apps.


Horizon Fitness EX-59-02

You might also want to take a look at the Horizon Fitness EX-59-02. This model has an 18” stride length, ten workout programs, and a 14.3-pound flywheel.

In my opinion, the display of this model looks a bit more simplistic. This might benefit users who are looking for a straightforward overview of their workout metrics.

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