The E614 is one of Nautilus’s lower level ellipticals, however, it still manages to be one of the best elliptical machines in its price range. The Nautilus E614 Elliptical is full of features that will keep many people happy, not to mention that it can also provide a very quiet and challenging workout.
If you want something similar to a commercial-grade machine for under $1000, the Nautilus E614 Elliptical is likely to be the best bang for your buck. If this is you, then this is an elliptical you’ll want to take a closer look at.
Overall Elliptical Rating: 4/5
- Very quiet and smooth to ride
- Sturdy and well built
- Good value for money
- Relatively easy to assemble with clear instructions (1-2 hours max)
- LCD isn’t backlit
- Some users report inaccurate metric tracking
- Poor warranty given the price of the machine
Nautilus E614 Video Overview
- Dualtrack LCD window
- 20-inch long stride length
- USB charging sync to Nautilus or MyFitnessPal app
- 20 levels of resistance
- 22 workout programs
- Speakers, fan and grip heart rate monitoring
Nautilus E614 Review
We will now review the Nautilus E614 Elliptical and rate it according to what we think are the most important factors when choosing an Elliptical for your home.
Most online stores seem to price this model between the $700- $800, which is around the price range you’d expect on this machine. The price can dip below $600 in certain deals, so If you manage to get this machine for this type of price, it really does represent one of the best value buys for an elliptical.
Reliability & Warranty: 3/5
The reliability of the Nautilus E614 Elliptical is very good. From reading reviews on Amazon, it seems that if there are problems, it happens very early in the life of the product. The problems often arise because someone has received a faulty machine, which Nautilus will fix or replace as per the warranty.
Long-term there doesn’t seem to be many reports of the E614 breaking down, which is a good thing because their warranty isn’t that impressive from a customers perspective. The warranty is as follows: 10 years on the frame, 2 years on parts, 1 year on the electronics and 90 days on labour. There are some elliptical machines around the same price that offer a lifetime on the frame, and 1 year on labour (such as the Horizon E-59 elliptical) making the warranty on the Nautilus E614 Elliptical look very thin.
You’d expect a warranty that covers labour for 90 days to be on a cheap budget machine, not on one that costs over $500. I would have expected labour to be covered for at least a year on any machine over $500. I think this is an area that Nautilus could improve on all their machines and for this reason, the rating for this area is slightly lower than it could have been.
Stability and Quality: 4/5
The Nautilus E614 Elliptical is a pretty stable machine with little rocking when in use, however, this all depends on the surface you place it on. If you’re going to place it on carpet, you may want to purchase a small surface of plywood to create greater stability.
The quality is also very good. It may not be identical to commercial gym quality but it’s fairly close. Taking into consideration the price point, the quality of the Nautilus E614 Elliptical is good.
The Nautilus E614 Elliptical is a smooth machine to use and the transitions between the resistances change without any problems.
The Nautilus E614 Elliptical also seems to possess a stride length that most Amazon reviewers seem to be happy with. If you think that a 20-inch stride length may not be enough for you, then it would be best to try it out in-store, however, it should be comfortable for most people.
The Nautilus E614 Elliptical is by no means small, you will need a lot of space to place this machine. Bearing in mind it’s also not foldable, storing it away will require some planning.
If you are planning to purchase the Nautilus E614 Elliptical, you’ll want to also take into consideration how high the ceilings are wherever you place the elliptical. For example, many basements have ceilings that are around 7 ft so if you place this machine in such a room and you’re over 6ft, there could be problems when using this machine. Make sure you have plenty of room between the top of your head and the ceiling when you’re on your elliptical.
The Nautilus E614 Elliptical is a very quiet machine which gives off a very slight swishing sound from the rollers. In addition, it seems that this quietness is maintained throughout the life of the product, which is a pretty rare thing to find in a piece of cardio equipment. That being said it never hurts to apply some lubricant onto the axels from time to time to keep everything running smoothly and to ensure it remains quiet.
Nautilus has made sure that this elliptical has the main features to ensure a comfortable enjoyable ride. There are built-in speakers to listen to your own music, a 3-speed fan and a ledge for you to place your tablet device on, so you can watch or read as you workout. There’s also a water bottle holder to place your drinks in.
There is heart rate monitoring via hand grips, however as with nearly every machine we’ve reviewed, there are Amazon reviewers who complain about the lack of accuracy in their readings.
If we were being particularly fussy we could complain that the LCD’s aren’t backlit and that the option to use Telemetry heart rate monitoring is lacking, however, the model up from the Nautilus E614 Elliptical, the E616, does offer both these features.
Should You Buy the Nautilus E614 Elliptical?
The Nautilus E614 Elliptical is a good machine. It’s reliable, gives a good workout and has the extra features, such as speakers and fan, to make sure your workout is comfortable and enjoyable. The 20-inch stride length and smooth motion will please a lot of people, and its quietness will make this suitable for anyone who wants to use the Nautilus E614 Elliptical as they watch TV or watch something on their tablet device.
There are also plenty of workout programs and resistance levels to keep you challenged long-term if you do want to push yourself to high fitness levels.
What stands out most about the Nautilus E614 Elliptical is its price, given the quality, sturdiness and number of features it has. If you can get the E614 for under $600 it really is a great value purchase that you should snap up immediately.