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Nautilus T514 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

What a great replacement for the NTR series if you want something much lower quality and more prone to have problems.

Nautilus T514 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$1199

Walking Area:

7.1

Power:

6.5

Cushioning:

5.8

Reliability:

4.8

Noise Level:

5.8

Quality:

4.8

Value:

5.2

Warranty:

2.75

Overall Rating: 5.22

At best, this is an entry level machine that is not competitive in the marketplace. At worst, this could be a money pit for would-be runners.

The Nautilus T514 is a poor choice of a treadmill. It's not expensive, at $1,199, but it's not much of a value, either. We suggest looking at other options in this price range where you can find much better quality machines, or looking at cheaper models if you want to save money and prefer walking over running.

The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. This should still provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.

An okay motor powers this machine, but you can find slightly cheaper models with greater power producing capabilities fairly easily. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should be able to challenge themselves. That being said, the structure and drive system will hold up much better if you only use this machine for walking.

An unimpressive cushioning system comes on this model. A Softrack suspension deck is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Several models in this price range have much more forgiving and durable running surfaces.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is awful. Many of the treadmills that sell for around $700 have comparable life expectancies. The quality of parts used is also much lower than most of the other treadmills that sell in this price range.

The warranty on the Nautilus T514 is horrible. Wear parts are covered for 90 days, electronics are covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 2 years, and the motor and frame are covered for 10 years. Treadmills selling for half the price of this one routinely come with better warranties.

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