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The Nautilus E616 is an Ok elliptical at this price but doesn't stack up well from offerings from Proform, NordicTrack, or Horizon at this price point. Really you are only buying the name and a substandard machine prone to breakdowns.
|Number of Programs||29|
|Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive||Front|
|Adjustable Stride Length||20"|
|Weight Capacity||300 lbs|
|Step Up Height||N/A|
|Unit Dimensions||71.5" L x 26.7" W x 63.2" H|
|Heart Rate Sensors||Contact and telementry enabled|
|Weight of Unit||173 lbs|
|Warranty||10 Yr Frame 2 Yr Parts 1Yr Electronics 90 Days Labor|
Nautilus has really become an aggressive fitness company over the last few years. Overall, the machines that they make are quite capable but they do cut some serious corners. You pay for the name but that is also the case with many other recognizable brand name companies in this business.
Quality / Philosophy
Their design philosophy seems to be to make a somewhat acceptable quality machine and try to aggressively price the unit to make it more appealing. We wouldn't expect these machines to hold up for the long term but they don't have a high price tag either. They give their machines average core drive system parts depending upon the cost of the model.
Nautilus has been putting money into its business with strong core offerings in their Schwinn and Bowflex brands. In 2016, they also acquired Octane Fitness which is in a higher price point than their normal selling prices so we are wondering now if we are going to see some of their better known brand names move into the specialty fitness and light institutional realm.