What We Like
- Stability: Nautilus home treadmills are known for being sturdy. Although the T514 is foldable, it supports up to 350 pounds.
- Motor: The T514 has a powerful 2.75 HP continuous duty motor. This can easily support daily training that includes walking and jogging. Users can reach a top speed of 12 mph.
- Track: Nautilus’s patented Softrak suspension deck has received excellent customer reviews. However, at 55” inches long, the track isn’t ideal for all users.
- Incline: The T514 offers a 12% incline, which is somewhat greater than the typical home treadmill incline of 10%.
- Console and programs: The Nautilus T514 is loaded with 19 workout programs. These include 4 heart rate programs, which are used in conjunction with an included grip monitor, and 6 time/distance programs. The console can save two user profiles. Progress is monitored with backlit LCD windows.
- Compactness: Nautilus machines are best for homes with plenty of workout space; the T514 measures 74”x32”. However, the machine takes up less space when SoftDrop folding technology is used.
What We Don’t Like
- Warranty: The T514 has a somewhat discouraging warranty package. The treadmill is sold with a 10 year warranty for the motor and frame, but electronics are only covered for one year. Some parts are only covered for 90 days.
The T514’s excellent suspension provides a comfortable workout, and the treadmill’s 19 built-in programs provide a lot of variety. The Nautilus lineup for 2010 is especially recommended to users who are interested in heart rate monitoring.
One cause for concern is the relatively skimpy warranty package; 90 days on wear parts is discouraging. Also, customers report that the machines have arrived in damaged packaging. At 285 pounds, the treadmill may be difficult to transport.