Nautilus E616 Review

Nautilus E616

Nautilus E616

Nautilus E616 Elliptical – Expert Review

In its last generation Nautilus has redesigned its popular line of elliptical trainers and introduced 2 new models: E614 – an entry level elliptical in price-rage of $600 – $700, and E616 – mid-level elliptical in price-range of $850 – $950.

The Nautilus E616 was designed to deliver a comfortable workout with optimal results. It distinguishes itself from other ellipticals in its price group by offering motivational entertainment with 29 workout programs and through built-in Bluetooth technology that allows to easily sync to Nautilus Connect™ portal, and Nautilus Trainer™ App and in addition to a popular nutrition app MyFitnessPal.

Overall delivering a nice package of features and performance, Nautilus has made a big step forward from its previous generation of elliptical cross-trainers.

Top Features

  • 0 to 11% motorized incline controlled by quick keys
  • 29 customizable workout programs
  • 25 levels of resistance
  • 20” stride length
  • Articulating footplate
  • Large footplates with cushioning

Handlebars, Speakers, and FanNautilus E616 Console

  • Three speed fan to cool you while training
  • Angled moving handlebars letting you find the most comfortable hand position
  • Ergonomically placed static handlebars with grip heart rate for use with heart rate programs
  • Acoustic chamber speakers for quality sound

Body & Frame

  • Oversized crossbar tubing for added stability
  • Transport wheels for easy moving the elliptical within your house
  • Maximum user weight is 300 lbs / 136 kg


  • The Nautilus E616 in its console features 2 separate blue-backlit LCD displays offering nice goal tracking functions, making it easy to select programs and track exercise goals, workout time, distance traveled, calories burned and lots of other nice-to-have functions.

Video Review by Nautilus

Nautilus E616 – vs. Top 5 Performers in Under $1,000 Category

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERHorizon EX-59Schwinn 470 Nautilus E616Sole E25Spirit XE795
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerCOMPARED
USD PRICE$799$799$899$999
PRICE-PERFORMANCE4.5 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
EXPERT REVIEWExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review
FLYWHEEL14.3 lbs25 lbs
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
0° - 10°
0 to 11%
motorized incline
20 levels of power incline
STRIDE LENGTH18"20"20"20"-22" Power Adjustable
3 speed
3 Speed
MAX. USER WEIGHT275 lbs300 lbs300 lbs350 lbs
Contact HR sensor
Contact HR sensor
Contact HR sensor, telemetry enabled
Contact HR sensor
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONS4.5" yellow-green LCD display with Time, distance, speed, calories, heart rate, program level and watts workout feedbackSchwinnConnect™ 2 LCD window System
Main: 3.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Secondary: 1.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Quickeys 5 for incline and 5 for resistance
Dual track blue-backlit LCD display with 1 quick start, 12 profile, 9 heart Rate, 2 Fitness test, 1 recovery test and 4 custom programsVibrant 6.5-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, and resistance + built-in speakers for listening to your iPod or MP3 player
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONSLow distance between pedals. Low, 10-inch step-on height. The StraightUP™ keeps your body upright for maximum comfort
Sonic Surround™ speakers with MP3 player input, water bottle holder, reading rack, accessories tray
10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys. 4 user settings and goal tracking. Integrated transport wheels, media tray, water bottle. USB charging, Data export to Schwinn connect. Great acoustic chamber for clear sound system.Supports Nautilus Connect™ portal, the Nautilus Trainer™ app and MyFitnessPal, Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging port, data export, performance tracking, Media shelf, Transport wheelsPower incline for additional resistance and positions, iPod and MP3 ready,
2 degree inward adjustable Pedals, 15-inch pedals, water bottle holder
DIMENTIONS68.2 x 22 x 64.6 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
67.5 x 30 x 17.5 inches
(W x H x D)
UNIT WEIGHT169 lbs231 lbs173 lbs198 lbs
WARRANTYLifetime on frame
1 year on parts and labor
10 years on the frame
2 years on mechanical parts
1 year on electrical parts
90 days on labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year electronics
90 days labor
Frame / Brake: Lifetime
Parts / Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERHorizon Fitness EX-59Schwinn 470 Nautilus E616Sole Fitness E25Spirit Fitness XE795

COMPARE 5 Best Elliptical Trainers Under $1500 in 2022

Sole E35Best Fitness E1 Xterra Free Style 5.8eSole E55Schwinn 450
Winner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerTop 5 Performer
Expert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review

COMPARE BY PRICE RANGE ==>  COMPARE Best Performing Ellipticals By Price Range

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosCons

  • Fixed stride length
  • The fan is is barely directional

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosProsNautilus E616 Elliptical

  • Quiet and stable
  • High end feel for the low end cost
  • Comes with all the bells and whistles
  • Ease of assembly

Review Summary

The Nautilus E616 is a mid-range elliptical, that offers surprisingly good set of features usually offered by higher-end machines.

Although the fan is barely directional and the stride length can’t be adjusted, the E616 compensates it well with its motivational entertainment features, incline ramp, 25 resistance levels that come with a large number of preset programs, and therefore it was selected as one of the top performers within “under $1,000” category.

It shines among users reviews and it’s the only machine within its class that delivers motivational entertainment at high level.

I would definitely recommend the Nautilus E616 because it has all the bells and whistles, and it delivers excellent price-performance value.

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