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Nautilus (U616 Vs. U618) Upright Exercise Bikes | Comparison & Differences | Reviews 2020

January 10, 2020 by  
Filed under Exercise Bikes

Nautilus U618 Exercise Bike

Nautilus U618 Upright
Exercise Bike

Nautilus U616 Exercise Bike

Nautilus U616 Upright
Exercise Bike

Nautilus U616 Vs. U618 Upright Exercise Bike Comparison: Nautilus is a leader in lower cost, high quality exercise bikes. The Nautilus U616 and U618 are some of the most popular and best selling exercise bikes on the market. Highly rated, they both are excellent exercise bikes for the home.

The U618 is the top-of-the-line model and has many features that the U616 does not, and as you will see, offers more bang for the buck. Below is a comparison chart of the differences between the two models.


Nautilus U616 Vs. the Nautilus U618
* Magnetic Resistance
* 25 Resistance Levels
* Backlit LCD Console
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
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* Forearm Pads
* Oversized Pedals
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* Weighted Pedals
* Horizontal Seat Adjust
* 3 piece crank
* 29 Workout Programs
* 10 Year Frame Warranty
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 4 User Profiles

Nautilus U616

* Magnetic Resistance
* 25 Resistance Levels
* Backlit LCD Console
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
* Included Heart Strap
* Forearm Pads
* Oversized Pedals
* Handlebar Resistance Controls
* Nautilus Gel™ seat
* Weighted Pedals
* Horizontal Seat Adjust
* 3 piece crank
* 29 Workout Programs
* 15 Year Frame Warranty
* Max Weight: 325 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 4 User Profiles

Nautilus U618


Nautilus U616 Console

Nautilus U616 LCD Backlit Console

Nautilus U618 Upright Bike LCD Console

Nautilus U618 LCD Backlit Console

Nautilus U616 vs.U618 Console Comparison: The Consoles are similar, both are backlit, making it easier to read in lower light. Both are dual displays, so when you use the tablet/book holder, you can still see the other display.
Cosmetically they have some differences.

Bluetooth Connectivity with APP for your tablet or smartphone, and Wireless heart telemetry are available on both models. The U618 however includes the wireless heart strap. Another major feature in favor of the Nautilus U618 is the addition of Convenient resistance controls that are built into the handles.


Nautilus Gel Seat

Nautilus Gel™ Seat
Standard on the U618

Bottom Line U616 Vs. U618: The Nautilus U618 upright exercise bike offers a wide array of improvements and differences over the U616 model, that may be overlooked. You get an included heart rate strap, a superior Nautilus Gel™ Seat which is oversized for comfort, bigger forearm pads, and most importantly convenient controls on the handles for resistance. In addition you get a longer frame, parts, and electronics warranty, and a heavier sturdier frame. This results in a higher user weight capacity of 325 lbs. Both models are excellent bikes, but the U618 has the edge in features.


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