Nautilus T514 Treadmill Review

Editor's Rating: 7.2/10
Update: This model has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our treadmill finder here.

Nautilus’s 2010 home treadmill lineup includes the T514 and the T516. Both treadmills are good quality machines, but there are a number of differences between the two models. Our treadmill review of this machine found that the T514 can support speeds up to 12 mph, the T516 is more suited for serious runners.

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.

Our Verdict

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.

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