Nautilus T618 Treadmill Review
By J. Maki
Sturdy. Robust. Gym-quality. All of these adjectives have been used to describe the T618, and if you are looking for a treadmill that is built for consistent use, this is a solid option for you. The machine itself weighs 350 pounds, so it has the make-up to absorb your running workouts designed to meet any of your fitness goals. And, being that it has a midrange price, it won’t break your bank account.
What makes the T618 most unique?
The Nautilus Exclusive Rebound Cushioning System which lessens the impact for the user and also distributes the force of the foot strikes to minimize the wear on the treadmill.
What is the T618 missing?
There is a delay when you increase the speed (this also occurs with the T616) that can be a bit frustrating. And while I’m sure this is done for safety reasons, it can be a bit aggravating.
Two LCD screens displaying multiple fitness data.
26 preloaded training options that address different fitness goals.
Ability to communicate with smart devices via Bluetooth to share workout stats.
Audio connection jack, but requires lightning converter for newer iPhones.
Can sync with Explore the World app to provide for a virtual experience using a smart device/tablet (also connects with Run Social).
3.5 horsepower motor
2.75″ crowned rollers
Employs Nautilus’s Exclusive Rebound Cushioning System for low-impact foot strikes
3 ply 2.5 mm belt
Multiple storage spaces on the machine for devices, beverages, etc.
Weight capacity is 350 pounds.
Overall, customer feedback in reviews on the T618 have been positive. See a few excerpts below (from Amazon customers):
- “This is a high-quality and robust platform for serious exercise.”
- “If there’s any downside at all (money is not a downside, not when you’re purchasing your own fitness), it’s that this thing is massive, which means heavy.”
- “By far the sturdiest treadmill I’ve owned. Nothing shook. The rebound on the deck was just perfect.”
- “I am so excited about this treadmill. It’s the quality of treadmill I always dreamed of owning but didn’t have the money for. It feels like one you’d find in a health club.”
- “The programming controls are archaic and hard to navigate. The speakers do not sync Bluetooth to your phone. The usb is only for charging. The only plugin for your phone on audio is the old headphone jacks no one uses anymore or on standard phones.”
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