Universal Treadmill Review Index
General Information:The Universal brand was bought by the Nautilus Group in 2006 so we have been expecting Universal treadmills but with the state of Nautilus, there is no telling when anything will happen or if it will happen.
Manufacturing Philosophy:No machines to attempt to discover a design approach.
Company Outlook : Nautilus has lasted longer than we expected and in their latest annual report, the company reported a net loss for the year of $90,588,000. That's right, they lost over ninety MILLION dollars on sales of more than four hundred eleven million. We aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer but even we can figure out that you won't be able to do this for a long time and stay in business. We also understand that they want to get out of anything that doesn't have a direct relation to marketing without distributors or retailers and have their commercial business up for sale. The direct model can work well if they can get the product right. Nautilus has been in a freefall over the last two years but have beat many people's predictions that they would collapse?that said, they have also been beaten by the market and competitors like a rented mule so we'll see what the future holds for them.