Nautilus T616 Treadmill Review

Nautilus T616 Treadmill Review

Nautilus T616 Treadmill Review

“Run often, run long. But never outrun your joy of running.”

Former Olympic runner Julie Isphording says about enjoying running. Some people enjoy running so much and love to push themselves by running. According to the former Olympic runner, running is all about enjoying yourself. You will need a decent machine to enjoy running from home.

You can’t hold back if you want to enjoy it to the fullest. If you want to do so, you will need a treadmill that can keep up with you. A machine that won’t trouble you when you are having a good time.

The T616 from Nautilus is a reliable treadmill, which won’t upset you and will maintain pace with your performance. This is excellent for skilled runners also efficient for weight loss and cardio exercise.

Ever worried about slipping off or falling from the machine due to a small running area? Well, relax if you have this one. You will be quite happy with the large running surface of this machine. Also, its weight capacity is pretty awesome. And the cushioning system won’t let your joints and knees get hurt.

You will get 26 built-in workout programs with it. Plus, you can run or walk through attractive locations with the help of the RunSocial application. Just connect your tablet or mobile phone if you want to have a colorful tour.

And it’s one of the best treadmills you will find in this budget.

Nautilus T616 Treadmill Review

Large Surface Area and the Weight Capacity

Large surface area, a feature that most of us find while searching a treadmill. Well, you’ll get what you want here. 20-inches wide and 60-inches long track won’t disappoint you. So, knock out the tension of falling from the machine and enjoy your run.

The quality of a treadmill also depends on its weight capacity. This one does a pretty decent job with that. Its 350 LBS weight capacity will impress pretty much everyone.

Cushioning Belt

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Intense running can create pain in your joints and knees. The StrikeZone deck cushioning system absorbs the shocks created by every step and protects your joints from extra stress.

The belt of the machine is a 2-ply belt, which is 2.0mm thick. It gives you increases the toughness along with a better grip. Rollers with 2.75″ diameter make this machine exclusive from any ordinary home treadmill. It helps to minimize noise and extend the belt’s lifetime.

Powerful Motor

Advanced machines need advanced motors. It has what it needs. A 3.5 CPH motor gives power to the treadmill and the dependable motor does a pretty good job with it. The maximum speed of the motor is 12 MPH and that’s not bad. This balanced motor responds perfectly with the adjustments made by the user while running.

Soft-drop Folding Technology

Sometimes it becomes tricky to maintain space in our house. It will help you if you have that problem. Or even if you don’t have that problem, it is nice to save up some space while you are not exercising. Soft-drop folding technology of this machine helps you save some space in your house. Just fold this and put it in the corner and unfold it when needed.

When unfolded, it covers 72.5″ L x 57.75″ H x 35.25″ W space of floor in your house. You can use this one as one of your best workout machine.

Blue Backlit Display

To be honest, I was a bit disappointed when it comes to the display. Most of the machines in this budget have a digital display where it has a blue backlit display. Although This model from Nautilus was released earlier, it could have a color LCD. But it has two 5.5″ and 3.75″ wide displays. You can also connect your mobile or tablet to enjoy a colorful display.

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Bluetooth Connectivity and RunSocial app

Connect your treadmill to Bluetooth and enjoy fitness apps. Like MyFitnessPal, Nautilus Trainer, and GoogleFit. Pair your device with your treadmill and enjoy it.

RunSocial app, another awesome feature of this device. Imagine walking or running through beautiful places all around the world or any place you like. It would be amazing, wouldn’t it? Well, you can virtually do that with this app. The app also tracks your workout performance and gives you scores every time you finish a workout. So that you can know how was your exercise performance.

Heart Rate Monitor

Measuring heart rate is important when you are running at an advanced level. It helps you understand how much you are working. Don’t worry about calculating the heart rate with this machine. Because It has two heart rate monitors. One is on the handrail and the other is a wireless chest strap.

26 Workout Programs and 4 User Profiles

Built-in exercise programs, a common feature that almost every treadmill in this budget has. The number is 26 for this one. It also has 25 resistance levels to make the workouts more challenging. And you along with your family members and friends can use it easily. With the 4 user profiles, it’s easy to track workouts of multiple people.

Want to make your workouts more challenging? Incline your treadmill a bit and enjoy the challenge. You can add up to 15% inline.


Another disappointing fact about this device is its warranty on frame. You will find other treadmills in this budget with a lifetime warranty on frame. But this one has only 15-years.

Other than the frame, the parts and the labor have a decent amount of warranty. 2-years for labor and 5-years for parts.

Other Features

You’ll also find some useful detailed features in this machine. In-console speakers are one of them. Listen to your favorite music or enjoy videos while running. You will also get a media holder that includes a USB port.

Have fear of falling from the machine? Relax, because the safety feature of this device won’t let you fall. It has a retractable cord with it. That stops the belt when you lose balance. Also, you can stop the belt using the large-stop button the console, if you want to stop or feel like losing balance.

Tired of sweating while running? Cool air blow of three-speed fan will cool you down and help you enjoy your run.


  • Folding Design with Compact and Large Deck
  • Weight Capacity up to 350lbs
  • 26 Pre-programmed
  • Programs with four User Profiles
  • 3.5 CHP Reliable Motor
  • 15% Incline
  • High-class Rebound Cushioning Mechanism
  • Handlebar and Wireless Chest Heart Rate
  • Monitors
  • Media Shelf with USB Charging ports
  • Cooling Fans with 3-level speed
  • Swift Controls
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • In-console Built-in Speakers


  • No High-Resolution Colorful Display
  • Motor and Frame Warranty below Average


As human beings, we all have different choices and tastes. Naturally, we all will like different things. The same goes while choosing a running machine.

But this machine has almost everything that you can hope within this budget. Tough build, strong motor, built-in programs, and other features are worth the penny with the Nautilus T618 Treadmill also.

So, as athlete Kara Goucher said, “Running allows me to set my mind free.”

Set your mind free and enjoy your run!

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