4 Stars By John Bailey on 2016-09-02
My First Treadmill
I've had the Nautilus T614 Treadmill for about a week now (as of 9/2/16) and am satisfied with it for the most part. This is my first home treadmill so can't compare it to others except for ones I've used at the gym which wouldn't be a fair comparison at this price point. I bought it through BTA-MALL for ~ $800 and feel that is plenty for this machine, can't believe it was originally ~$1500, I would expect more for that price but maybe that's just lack of knowledge of this type of equipment.
It's a nice looking machine and is solid and sturdy. I had it professionally assembled so can't comment personally on putting it together, it's very heavy though so I wouldn't recommend doing it by yourself. It folds up, not very compactly but enough to make room on the floor and vacuum underneath it. It has wheel so you can move it but I find it impossible to move by myself, especially the way it's described in the instructions on how to move it and especially for someone my size, which is 5'7" and ~ 135 lbs -- definitely a 2 person job for me which is not what I had expected (they make it sound so easy!) but I guess that's reality for this size machine so I'm okay with it.
The built-in fan has three speed settings, or at least I'm guessing because they all feel the same to me lol. You can also adjust the vent up and down. Overall though the fan is pretty much useless because it does not provide a strong enough airflow for me to even feel. The cord provided to plug in a music player, my iPhone in my case, may not fit in the jack on your phone/music player if you have a protective case on it, so that is disappointing considering that most people these days use their phone as their primary/only music player and usually have a protective cover on it.
The cushioning in the strike zone feels a little more firm than I would like, we'll see if it softens up over time. Also I tend to run a little more forward on the treadway and the cushioned strike zone is more in the middle so I have to move back a little bit to find the sweet spot. The length of the treadway is 55" and is fine for me although the width of 20", while adequate,does feel a little narrow and I now appreciate the bigger ones at the gym that have ample room. Anyway, this will take some getting used to.
You can save up to 4 user profiles which is nice. The couple of preset programs I've used have been great and I can further customize them to my desired incline/speed settings throughout the workout. I wish I could saved my customized workouts...I don't know if I'm able to or not at this point, will have to look it up in the manual,but there's no obviously way to do it looking at the display screen.
I find the noise level of the machine to be acceptable, it's neither super quite nor excessively loud. I'd love to try a treadmill with a more powerful motor to compare the noise levels.
Overall it's a good first home treadmill, with an nice range of incline and speed settings and preset programs for a decent price. I probably would have spent the little bit extra money for the T616 but it wouldn't have shipped for 1-2 months and I wanted one NOW! Lol
2 Stars By Henskier on 2017-12-09
No longer has performance tracking
Bought mine in March. It was advertised as having performance tracking via an upload from usb drive to either their website or MyFitnessPal. Nautilus and MyFitnessPal no longer support performance tracking on their websites or apps.
This was one of the reasons for buying this machine. Very disappointed.
5 Stars By Ron G on 2017-09-08
Excellent Treadmill, I am love walking on it instead ...
Excellent Treadmill, I am love walking on it instead of dealing with the elements outside.
5 Stars By HT on 2015-10-12
This is easily the best treadmill that I have ever used
This is easily the best treadmill that I have ever used. The speakers and console make me want to work out longer
5 Stars By Kevin M. Roy on 2017-01-31
Very Pleased with delivery time and Product
Excellent service and wonderful product. Easy to assemble. Remarkably quiet.
5 Stars By K. Sullivan on 2015-01-10
The Nautilus T614 is a sturdy functional treadmill with nice features. Assembly is required. Essentially the handlebars and console must be attached. The base or deck comes completely assembled. Although two sets of hands would be helpful (particularly to position components while connecting wiring), one person can complete the setup alone with reasonable strength and dexterity. The machine is very heavy - more than 200 pounds according to the box - so moving the box around is a chore. Once assembled, the treadmill sits on rollers and the deck folds up vertically for relatively easy relocation. Instructions are provided for belt alignment and tightening as necessary (simple bolt adjustments), but my unit's belt was properly positioned out of the box.
For standard workout consideration, the treadmill goes up to 12 miles per hour and electronically inclines up to 12%. The MPH can be adjusted by tenths, the incline by whole percentage points. Adjustments can also be made quickly to preset settings with the push of just two buttons (e.g., one could go from 4 mph to 12 mph just by pushing "12" and then "enter", no need to push the up arrow 80 times!). The belt dimensions (20" x 55") are more than adequate. The console tracks distance, calories burned, time, and heart rate. While in operation, the machine is relatively quiet.
The Nautilus T614 has some excellent features. It includes numerous workout programs. The "StrikeZone Cushioning" essentially means that the deck gives on impact. This results in less stress on the body with each step. It's no simple gimmick. The difference between exercising on the treadmill or on a standard hard surface is noticeable. The fold-up deck design is nice for economizing space or for relocating the machine. When releasing the deck to its horizontal position, its movement is controlled so it gently glides into position ("SoftDrop Folding"). At the time of this writing, the BTA-MALL product page says the treadmill allows two user profiles but the T614 actually accommodates four unique user profiles. This is useful to track progress over time either directly in the console or by utilizing the USB connection to upload data from the console to a website. The LCD display is large and backlit for easy viewing. The unit's console also features speakers and a "media shelf" in between. The shelf is a nice touch for holding a tablet, music player, Kindle, or other reading material. A cord is provided to connect a MP3 player or iPod to the console.
Not all the features are homeruns in my opinion. The speakers do produce pretty good sound but it tends to be a little "tinny". A 3-speed fan is included on the console. While it's a nice touch, it's a little loud and, as probably expected, doesn't move a tremendous amount of air. The console also features grips for heart rate monitoring but, based on my experience, the readings are a little high.
All-in-all, the Nautilus T614 is an excellent treadmill. The consumer may wish to compare it to the T616. That unit features Bluetooth connectivity, a more powerful motor (by 0.25 CHP), expanded "Strikezone Cushioning" (six instead of four), more workout programs (by four), higher incline potential (by 3 percentage points) and a longer (by five inches) and more robust belt. To some users, those additional features will be worth the larger price tag. Comparisons aside, the Nautilus T614 is highly recommended.
4 Stars By diana on 2016-04-07
I have used it for about a month and it is very nice. The only complaint is it is hard to walk on. Delivery was prompt, but the description said it would be left inside the door, and he left it in the front yard, a little difficult to get up the stairs.
5 Stars By Jody on 2017-10-27
I absolutely love it. I've put well over 400 miles on ...
I absolutely love it. I've put well over 400 miles on it and it's always done exceptionally well with maintenance.
4 Stars By Dianaanne on 2016-04-23
This works great, there is some noise rattle but for the price it's a great treadmill
5 Stars By C. C. Faison on 2015-02-21
the unpacking and assembly of the treadmill was as easy as advertised
This treadmill was exactly what I was looking for. Although there were some;problems with delivery, the unpacking and assembly of the treadmill was as easy as advertised. Even moving it around in my basement was easy because of the lift mechanism. I've used it every day since finishing assembly, and am still happy with it.