The Nautilus T614 is one of three treadmills currently offered by the company, along with the up-level T616 and newer top model T618. It has some interesting features but nothing that really separates it from the competition.
The console features a large backlit blue LCD display showing you time, distance and calories burned. There is also a media shelf built in, one of the upgrades from the previous T514 model.
Let's take a look at the specs...
The Nautilus T614 is definitely an improvement upon the previous T514 model, with a nicer display, media shelf and syncing capability through Nautilus Connect.
Still, it's not the most impressive machine on the market. And with only two models in the lineup, we're not confident that the company is focusing too much on their treadmills, perhaps spending time on their more popular brands like Bowflex, Schwinn and newly acquired Octane Fitness.
The best features are the 12% incline, the StrikeZone cushioning system and the fact that you can track your workouts and sync them to your favorite fitness apps. The T614 is also foldable.
Some of the negatives include the sub-par warranty. Whereas most treadmills in this price range offer a lifetime frame warranty, the T614 only offers 10 years on the frame. The up-level T616 treadmill has the same poor warranty.
Also, at a list price of $1500, we would expect it to have a stronger motor, but it only has a 2.75 CHP motor, something typically found on sub $1000 treadmills. The best motor is the 3.25 HP one that the T618 model has.
It's interesting to note that the T614 is currently on sale at Amazon for around $860, which is actually a very good price. If you do the math that's almost 50% off.
So if you can get it for that price, it's a great deal for what you are getting. We would still opt for the additional warranty just in case.
It's hard to recommend any treadmill wholeheartedly when we're not entirely sure where the brand is headed. It just doesn't appear to us at this moment that the company is focusing on the Nautilus treadmills.
Still, as we mention above, if you can get it on sale for under $900 that's a very good deal for the T614. It's not a bad treadmill by any stretch it's just not worth $1500 in our opinion when you can get many more features and capabilities from companies such as NordicTrack for example.
Also take a look at the T616 and T618 models, which offer Bluetooth, more workouts, chest strap heart monitor, larger deck and more incline levels.
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