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Nautilus E618 Elliptical Review - $1,299.00

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The Nautilus E618 is one of the better selling ellipticals on This has more to do with the fact that Amazon's customer service is excellent and historically Nautilus has a decent brand name. As for the E618 the elliptical is a hair above the level of crap and for this price they are looking for a sucker to buy it.

Number of Programs 29
Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive Front
Adjustable Stride Length 22"
Flywheel Weight 30 lbs
Weight Capacity 350 lbs
Step Up Height N/A
Unit Dimensions 73" L x 26.97" W x 66.93" H
Resistance Levels 25
Heart Rate Sensors Contact and telemetry enabled (chest strap included)
Weight of Unit 210 lbs
Warranty 15 Yr Frame 5 Yr Parts & Electronics 2 Yr Labor

General Information

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.



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