The Nautilus U618 was first introduced in 2016 and is part of the company's new Performance Series, advanced cardio equipment for more serious athletes with enhanced capability.
The U618 features a brand new adjustable SightLine console with dual screens that you can reposition to find the ideal angle for you as you work out. The two screens allow you to see all of your relevant workout stats even if one is covered with a tablet or magazine.
Let's take a closer look at some of the best features...
Reviews on the new Nautilus U618 upright have been quite positive, as users as well as experts are appreciating all of the upgrades that the Performance Series offers.
It is a nice step up from the previous top of the line model, the U616, with many more features and capabilities.
As we mentioned above, Nautilus introduced the Performance Series, which also includes a treadmill, an elliptical and a recumbent bike, to cater to more serious athletes and those looking to take their workouts to the next level.
Some of the best features include the large array of built in workouts, with 29 to choose from including calorie burning, interval training and cardio programs. So there is a lot of variety which helps you stay motivated.
The U618 has grip sensors as well as wireless heart rate monitoring, and they even include a free wireless chest strap to give you the most accurate readings. This is very helpful, especially for the cardio programs, to help you stay in your ideal range.
The console is now adjustable, so you can pick the perfect angle for you as you work out. It has two screens, so you can use a tablet or read a magazine and still see your distance, times, calories, etc. on the other screen.
The bike features the heaviest flywheel in the series. At 30 lbs., it is powerful yet also quiet, providing a smooth natural feel. The Nautilus Gel seat is very comfortable, and you can adjust it four different ways: forward, backward and up and down.
You have a 3-piece chrome crank system for smooth pedaling, and multi position handlebars with the incline and resistance controls built in for easy adjustment.
One of the best features on the new Nautilus U618 exercise bike is the tracking capability, so you can get the most out of your workouts. You can sync your results via Bluetooth or use the Nautilus Trainer app to monitor all of your workouts and sync them to your favorite fitness apps.
Other nice touches include an increased max weight capacity to 325 lbs, 4 user profiles, USB charging port and 3 speed adjustable fan.
Of all of the current Nautilus exercise bikes, the U618 gets the best reviews, although it is also a bit more expensive than other models.
We like the large variety of workout programs, heart rate monitoring, adjustable console, seat and pedals, multiple resistance levels and workout tracking and sharing capability.
The only negative is you get only 15 years warranty on the frame...it would have been nice to get a lifetime warranty at this price level. But with all of the other great features and capabilities, it's still a good buy at the price level.
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