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The brightest spot in the Nautilus lineup, or did we mean the best looking stain?!? Not a great treadmill and we've seen some suspect out of the box quality but if you get a working one, you can get a decent walker's machine as long as you don't pound it too heavily but with what Proform offers in this price range, you would be crazy to spend $999 on a Nautilus. A not quite decent machine with some serious corners cut to get the price to $800. You won't get a serious treadmill but you will get something you can call a treadmill. We speculate that this would, in fact, make a great clothes hanger.
|Number of Programs||26|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||Contact and telementry enabled with chest strap included|
|Speed Range||0 - 12|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 15|
|Weight Capacity||300 Lbs|
|Belt Size||20 x 60|
|Footprint||77.2 x 35.2 x 57.6|
|Weight of Unit||215 Lbs|
|Warranty||10 years frame, 10 years drive motor, 2 years mechanical, 2 years electronics, 1 year 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 wouldnÃ¢Â?Â?t expect these machines to hold up for the long term but they donÃ¢Â?Â?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.