Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike Review
The Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike is one of those bikes that once you get it, you wonder why you didn’t get it earlier. We’re telling you there are not many recumbent exercise bikes that can beat its quality, features and price. Finding something wrong with this recumbent bike is nearly impossible. And as far as company reputation goes, not many manufacturers can top Nautilus.
The Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike is packed with features like 25 resistance levels, 29 programmed workouts, heart rate monitoring with the option to use a chest strap, and the ability to download exercise data. It also has a lot of comfort features like a connectivity for mobile devices, a media shelf, a three-speed fan, and of course a water bottle holder. This bike has everything.
- Height: 49.6 inches
- Width: 28.3 inches
- Length: 65.3 inches
- Weight: 91.9 lbs
- 25 levels of resistance for a wide range or workout intensity
- 29 workout programs
- High speed, high inertia drive system with a perimeter weighted flywheel for a
smooth, consistent workout
- Heart rate monitoring on handlebar grips and telemetry enabled for chest strap
- In-console speakers with iPod® or MP3 player input port and
- Bluetooth and USB data transfer functionality to Nautilus Connect™ or
- Media shelf for an enjoyable exercise experience
- Three-speed cooling fan
- Water bottle holder to ensure the user stays hydrated while exercising
- Transport wheels for easy mobility
- Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs
- DualTrack™ two blue backlit LCD window system
- Bluetooth and USB connectivity to Nautilus Connect and MyFitnessPal to
download workout data
- 12 profile programs including 4 fun rides, 4 mountain rides and 4 challenges.
- 9 heart rate programs with custom settings
- 2 fitness test programs to measure your physical fitness improvements
- 4 user profiles to store personal information and store workout data
- 1 recovery test program to measure your how quickly your heart rate recovers
- Quick start capability
- Workout data includes:
- Revolutions Per Minute
- Heart Rate
- Ten year warranty on frame.
- Two (2) year warranty on the parts
- One (1) year electronics warranty
- 90 day labor warranty.
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping cost for the Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike will vary in price depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. That said, should you purchase through Amazon.com, shipping is free for this machine.
Assembling the R616 Recumbent Bike is pretty straight forward and easy. Keep in mind that because there are a lot of pieces, it’s going to take a little time. It’s not difficult, just time consuming. You’ll need to set aside an hour or two tops to get this recumbent bike together.
Know Your Manufacturer:
When you think of innovative, top of the line exercise equipment, fewer names come to mind than Nautilus®. Based in Portland, Oregon, for over forty years they have been creating innovative fitness products with brands like Bowflex®, Schwinn®, Universal® and Nautilus.
What We Love About the Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike:
The Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike literally has everything you could possibly need to get a good and enjoyable workout. It has a media shelf and connectivity for your mobile devices. One of the best things about the R616 Recumbent Bike is in the name. When you buy a Nautilus, you can be assured you are getting a high quality piece of exercise equipment. And on top of all that the R616 is beautifully designed and loaded with features like 25 resistance levels and 29 programmed workouts that will keep your workout varied, challenging, and interesting.
The Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike’s console comes equipped with 29 programmed workouts. You won’t find this on some competitor models that cost three times as much…seriously! The R616 Recumbent Bike has workouts that simulate rolling hills, a ride in the park, stream crossing, Pike’s Peak, Mount Hood, pyramids, and it has challenging workouts likes an uphill finish, stairs and intervals. Nautilus also provides a feature on their consoles that many other competitors do not; connectivity to apps. With this recumbent bike you can connect to Nautilus Connect™ or MyFitnessPal to download your workout data. At this price, this is an amazing feature that again, a lot of competitors do not provide. Check out the much more expense SOLE Fitness and Diamondback Fitness models and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
Nautilus manufacturers top of the line exercise equipment. Whether you’re a fitness buff or a novice, you’ve heard of Nautilus. The Nautilus R616 is a quality machine and will last a lifetime. This recumbent bike is strong, durable and very stabile due to its large footprint. The perimeter weighted flywheel also weights the bike very well and provides a smooth and realistic motion. Nautilus backs the R616 Recumbent Bike with a very dependable 10 year warranty, but chances are you won’t need to worry about that.
What Isn’t So Great:
The Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike is a great bike and finding a flaw is very difficult. In fact the flaw we’re really nitpicking with this one. The R616 Recumbent Bike comes with handle grip heart rate monitoring and the ability to use a chest strap, but it doesn’t include one. It’s basically, the only thing that’s missing with this bike. Chest straps provide more accurate heart rate monitoring and it allows hand’s free use. A heart rate monitor will probably run another $50-60 to make this bike perfect. It’s definitely not necessary, but could be a nice addition.
Final Word on the Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike:
If you went in blind looking for a recumbent bike with the same features on the Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike, you would expect to pay over $1,000. In fact, there are bikes approaching $2,000 that don’t have this many programmed workouts and the ability to download exercise data. So, when you see the price tag, it’s a no-brainer. You will not be disappointed with this bike. Drawbacks for this bike are very hard to come by. Highly recommended.
Here’s a video overview of the Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike: