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Nautilus (R616 Vs. R618) Recumbent Exercise Bikes | Comparison & Differences | Reviews 2020

January 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Exercise Bikes

Nautilus R616 Exercise Bike

Nautilus R616 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Nautilus R618 Exercise Bike

Nautilus R618 Recumbent Exercise Bike


Nautilus R616 Vs. R618 Recumbent Exercise Bike Comparison: Nautilus is a leader in lower cost, high quality exercise bikes. The Nautilus R616 and R618 are some of the most popular and best selling recumbent exercise bikes on the market. Highly rated, they both are excellent exercise bikes for the home. Both models have 29 workout programs, 24 resistance levels, a Dual Backlit tiltable screen, Bluetooth Connectivity, Tablet/Book Holder, Built-in Fan & Speakers, and Heart Telemetry as well as Pulse grips.


Nautilus R616 Vs. the Nautilus R618
* Magnetic Resistance
* 25 Resistance Levels
* Dual Backlit Screen
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
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* 3 piece crank
* 29 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 10 Year Frame Warranty
* 4 User Profiles

Nautilus R616

* 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 R616 Console

Nautilus R616 LCD Backlit Console

Nautilus U618 Recumbent Bike LCD Console

Nautilus R618 LCD Backlit Console

Nautilus R616 vs. R618 Console Comparison: The Consoles are of the R616 and R618 are nearly identical. The R618 model is cosmetically slightly different. They both have dual backlit displays (one of the displays is still visible even if you use the book/tablet holder). The console can tilt for best viewing in your position. Both have 29 Workout programs, and 25 resistance levels.

You can customize your user profile, both bikes allow for up to 4 profiles. Bluetooth with APP for your tablet or smartphone, and Wireless heart telemetry on both bikes.


Bottom Line Nautilus R616 Vs. R618: The Nautilus R618 recumbent exercise bike offers improvements over the R616 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). Both models are highly rated and economically priced.


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Explore the World App

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


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