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Nautilus (R614 Vs. R618) Recumbent Exercise Bikes | Comparison & Differences | Reviews 2020

January 20, 2020 by  
Filed under Exercise Bikes

Nautilus R614 Exercise Bike

Nautilus R614 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Nautilus R618 Exercise Bike

Nautilus R618 Recumbent Exercise Bike


Nautilus R614 Vs. R618 Recumbent Exercise Bike Comparison: Nautilus is a leader in lower cost, high quality exercise bikes. The Nautilus R614 and R618 are some of the most popular recumbent exercise bikes on the market. Highly rated, they both are excellent exercise bikes for the home. Both models have magnetic resistance, a Dual Display, Tablet/Book Holder, Built-in Fan & Speakers, and Pulse grips. The comparison chart below will show the differences in features.


Nautilus R614 Vs. the Nautilus R618
* Magnetic Resistance
* 20 Resistance Levels
* Dual Screen
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* 1 piece crank
* 22 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 10 Year Frame Warranty
* 2 User Profiles

Nautilus R614

* Magnetic Resistance
* 25 Resistance Levels
* Dual Backlit Screen
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
* Included Heart Strap
* Rear Resistance Controls
* Nautilus Gel™ seat
* Weighted Pedals
* Urethane Handles
* 3 piece crank
* 29 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 325 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 15 Year Frame Warranty
* 4 User Profiles

Nautilus R618


Nautilus R614 Console

Nautilus R614 LCD Backlit Console

Nautilus U618 Recumbent Bike LCD Console

Nautilus R618 LCD Backlit Console

Nautilus R614 vs. R618 Console Comparison: The Consoles have many differences. Aside from being cosmetically different, the R618 has a backlit tiltable dual display, while the R614 is Dual Display without a backlight. Both have a tablet/book holder. The R618 has more programs (29 vs. 22), and more resistance levels (25 vs. 20).

You can customize your user profile, The R618 has 4 user profiles (only 2 on the R614).

The Nautilus R618 has both Bluetooth with APP for your tablet or smartphone, and Wireless heart telemetry. The R614 has neither of these features.


Bottom Line Nautilus R614 Vs. R618: The Nautilus R618 recumbent exercise bike offers many improvements over the R614 model that may not be readily apparent. The R618 model has a superior comfortable Nautilus Gel™ seat, and a longer 15 year frame warranty. Only the Nautilus 618 has resistance controls in the rear handlebars, they are at the end of each handlebar. The 618 includes a wireless heart rate chest strap, upgraded premium weighted foot pedals, upgraded handles (urethane coated), Higher max user weight (325 lbs.), Heavier frame, and has a longer electronics warranty (3 years). The one advantage of the R614 model is that it is cheaper. Both bikes will give you a great workout, you have to decide whether the added features are worth the extra cost.


Explore the World App

Explore the World App

*Access the Explore the World APP: and immerse yourself in a world of virtual courses, exotic locales, and stunning trails from around the globe, 3 free courses available; Unlock more with Explore the World app subscription.

The APP will stream to your iPad or Android Tablet. Only the R616 and R618 can communicate to these apps via Bluetooth. You can also access other fitness Apps.


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