The Nautilus T616 Treadmill Review
The Nautilus T616 Treadmill Overview
Once again, we have a new treadmill brand on our hands. The Nautilus T616 Treadmill will be the first of its kind here on EllipticalNation.
The XTERRA TR150 Treadmill was on our previous review. It is easily the best budget treadmill available in the market. Can you believe a quality treadmill worth 500 dollars?
Honestly, we are still skeptical about it. Nonetheless, it might be worth it if you are a beginner runner looking to test the waters.
Enough of that.
Today, we’ll be reviewing the 2021 Nautilus T616 Treadmill. It comes with a relatively heavier price tag than the TR150 (It is almost the same price as the Nordic Track Commercial 1750 Treadmill).
Is it worth its price? Is it better than the Commercial 1750?
Read on to find out.
- A steel frame.
- It has a 3.0 CHP motor with speeds of up to 12MPH.
- Weight capacity of 300 pounds.
- It has a 20” by 55” StrikeZone tread belt.
- Two LCD backlit windows.
- 26 in-built workout programs.
- It has an incline range of 0 to 15%.
- It has 2.5” belt rollers.
- HandGrip heart rate monitors.
- 3-speed cooling workout fans.
- It has in-built speakers.
- Supports Bluetooth connectivity.
- It has SoftDrop Folding Technology.
- Its dimensions are 72.2” L by 35.2” W by 57.6” H.
1. Its build, motor, and workout programs
Indeed, it has some steel in its frame. However, we don’t fancy its build, especially for a treadmill of its price. As a matter of fact, the Commercial 1750 Treadmill is more durable. Its parts are more compact and non-wobbly.
Next, we have the two LCD backlit windows. It might not be a big deal to others. Nonetheless, Smart HD Displays are slowly becoming the norm on treadmills. Not only do they look good, but they also add a whole new dimension of fun to workout routines.
For your information, the Commercial 1750 Treadmill comes with a 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen Display. Indeed, it is slightly more expensive than the T616. Even so, we think it’s worth it for the crisp features it possesses.
The T616 also comes with 26 in-built workout programs. You can immediately start working out after unboxing. Of course, the 1750 Treadmill comes with the free one-year iFit Coach Membership plus many more in-built programs.
Finally, we have the 3.0 CHP Motor. It’s not the most powerful in the industry. However, it should be more than enough to cater to beginner and intermediate needs. The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill comes with a significantly more powerful 3.75 CHP Motor.
2. The StrikeZone Tread Belt and Incline functionalities
As stated earlier, it comes with a two-ply 20″ by 55″ tread belt. Its size is quite commendable and should be enough for most people. On the other hand, the Commercial 1750 treadmill comes with a 22″ by 60″ tread surface. Now, that’s bigger than average. It can easily accommodate people with massive strides.
Next, we have the Strike Zone Deck Cushioning feature. It softens the tread surface while still maintaining its sturdiness. The Strike Zone Cushioning feature is helpful to runners prone to joint-related pains and injuries. It reduces the amount of pressure exerted on joints.
Finally, we have the 0 to 15% incline range. Despite offering more variety than the TR150 Treadmill, it’s no match for the Commercial’s -3 to +15% incline range.
3. Heart rate monitors and luxury features
Fortunately, the T616 Treadmill comes with HandGrip heart rate monitors. They are not the most accurate. Nonetheless, they will do the job.
On top of that, we also have a 3-speed workout fan. We strongly believe that workout fans are a necessity. They keep you cool, allowing you to exercise harder and longer.
Finally, we have the in-built Bluetooth speakers and the SoftDrop Folding Technology.
Indeed, the Nautilus T616 Treadmill is a decent treadmill. However, it’s not the best deal. We can think of many other treadmills in its price range that offer more and better features. A few examples include the Nordic Track Commercial 1750 and the New NordicTrack T 6.5 Si Treadmills.