Nautilus T614 Treadmill Review

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Features

7/10

Tech Specs

6/10

Build Quailty

7/10

Treadmill Review

The Nautilus T614 treadmill is a decent treadmill on its own merits. It can accommodate a user weighing up to 300 lbs, has a 2.75 CHP motor, an incline range of 0-12%, and 22 workout programs. However, it falls into a competitive price range and once it is compared to other competitors’ treadmills, the T614 does not hold up well.

Price

The Nautilus T614 is priced at $949.

The T614 Is Built For Users Who:

  • Are walkers or joggers - The T614 is meant for walkers and joggers, not runners. It is not constructed to withstand regular running use.
  • Prefer well-labeled consoles - While it presents a slightly busy look, the T614 console is easy to use as practically all the buttons are clearly labeled, as well as all the console information.
  • Like flexible decks - The deck on the T614 is fairly springy and flexible, which may appeal to some users over those who prefer a firmer deck.


Why The T614 earned 3.4 stars

There is three main aspect which merited the T614 star rating we gave it.

  • Slightly underpowered motor - Many treadmills in this price range have at least 3.0 CHP motors. The T614 has a 2.75 CHP motor.  
  • Good treadmill construction - The T614 is a well-built, affordable treadmill which is similar in sturdiness to the SOLE F63.
  • Outclassed by competitor treadmills - While the T614 is a decent treadmill, many of its specs fall short of competitors’ treadmills.


At Treadmill Reviews, we do our best to judge a treadmill on its own merits before comparing it to other treadmills in its price range. However, a key part of ranking a treadmill is comparing it to other treadmills that share its price range. As it stands, the T614 falls short of the best treadmills under $1,000.

 

Main Specs - 6/10



Specs “Quick Review”:
  • Motor Size: 2.75 CHP
  • Running Area: 55” long by 20” wide
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 35.2” x 72.2” x 57.6”
  • Incline Range: 0 to 12%
  • Max Speed: 12 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers, Joggers
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 volts


Motor Size - A slightly small, 2.75 CHP motor powers the T614. The smaller size does help the T614 run a little quieter than other treadmills in its price range.

Running Area - The T614 has a shorter running area than the top treadmills under $1,000 as it only measures 55” in length and a standard 20” wide.

Weight Capacity - The fairly standard weight capacity of 300 lbs is the max user weight for the T614.

Folding  - Nautilus’ SoftDrop™ is equipped on the T614, which includes a hydraulic system that will help latch the treadmill deck as you fold it up.

Space / Footprint - Measuring 35.2” wide, 72.2” long, and 57.6” high, the T614 is fairly average in size.

Max Speed - Standard in most treadmills, the T614 has a speed range of 0-12 MPH.

Incline - Most treadmills in the under $1,000 treadmill price range had the same incline range as the T614, which has the incline range of 0-12%. However, the ProForm Power 995i has a higher incline ability.

Features - 7/10



Features “Quick Review”
  • Display: LCD
  • PreInstalled Workout Apps: 22
  • Speakers: Yes
  • Fans: Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Pulse grips, compatible with telemetry monitoring
  • USB port: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
  • Device holder: Yes


Workout Apps - There are a variety of programs among the 22 built-in workout program. They include quick goal, manual, heart health, train, weight control, interval, and custom workouts. There are multiple user profiles available on the T614, so you can track your workouts separately from other users.

Display - A bright blue backlit LCD display is mounted into the console of the T614. It displays your time, distance, calorie burn, incline, and speed.

Speakers - Two small speakers are located at the top of the T614 console. The sound is decent, lacking in bass and can become touched with static feedback.

Fans - There is a small, 3-speed fan located at the base of the console.

Heart Rate Monitoring - Along the side of the display, heart rate zones are displayed so you can have an accurate idea of your exertion level. Use it in conjunction with the contact pulse grips to push your fitness.

Other Tech Features
  • USB charging station
  • Auto-sync with MyFitnessPal
  • Tablet shelf


Build Quality - 7/10



T614 Review: Build Quality

    • Warranties - 10 years frame and drive motor, 2 years mechanical/electronics, 1-year labor
    • Belt - 2-ply
  • Rollers - 2.5” crowned
  • Cushioning - StrikeZone™
  • Customer Support - Email, phone
  • Return Policy - 6 weeks post-delivery


The warranty period on the T614 is surprisingly short and restrictive. With only 10 years on the frame and drive motor, the T614 treadmill warranty falls far short of competitors’ treadmill warranty.

Refund period runs within the first 6 weeks, with the time period starting from the delivery date. Refunds on the T614 will not include the shipping costs or assembly fees.

Bottom Line Review Of The Nautilus T614 Treadmill

The T614 is a solid treadmill with decent features. However, as we examined it, we noticed specific areas where it fell short of being one of the best treadmills under $1,000.

  • The SOLE F63 has a larger, 3.0 CHP motor and a weight capacity of 325 lbs, out-matching the T614 2.75 CHP motor and 300 lbs capacity.
  • The NordicTrack C990 is equipped with a 7” touchscreen and 32 workout programs, compared to the T614 LCD and 22 workout programs.
  • The ProForm Power 995i has an incline range of 0-15% and a running area of 60” long and 20” wide, compared to the T614 incline range of 0-12% and running area of 55” long and 20” wide.
Overall, we recommend you check out the above treadmills if you are looking for a treadmill in the price range of the T614.  

Best Place To Buy The Nautilus T614 Treadmill

If you would still like to purchase the T614 after reviewing the other treadmills in its price range, then you should buy through the Nautilus website. You will be able to receive the newest model of the T614 and easier customer service if you run into trouble.

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