Monday, 23 April 2018

Comparing Nautilus R618 2018 versus R618 2016 Recumbent Bike, What's the Difference?

Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike 2016, review features compared with R618 2018
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Built for high-performance and intensive training, the Nautilus R618 2018 and R618 2016 are premium Recumbent Bikes that combine high quality components with comfort ergonomics and a great range of features to keep you motivated.

The Nautilus R618 2018 and R618 2016 Recumbent Bikes offer the exact same features with the only difference being in the overall color of the frame:  the 2018 model is finished in an all-black frame whereas the previous 2016 model is finished in a grey/silver frame.

So apart from the color, both the Nautilus R618 2018 and 2016 Recumbent Bikes are built to the same high standards, offering super smooth and quiet operation thanks to their ECB magnetic resistance system and heavy-duty 30 lb effective flywheel system.

To keep your workouts varied and challenging, the Nautilus R618 2018 and 2016 Recumbent Bikes feature 25 resistance levels and 29 performance training programs including intervals, challenges, weight management, heart-rate and customizable programs.  Both bikes feature In-Reach buttons in the handlebars by the side of the seat for quick and easy adjustment of the resistance level.

Nautilus R618 SightLine console with STN Dual Track blue backlit display
Nautilus R618
SightLine console
Both the Nautilus R618 2018 and 2016 Recumbent Bikes come with a high-quality SightLine STN Dual Track blue-backlit console which is the best in the fitness industry, offering tilt adjustable for the best viewing angle and rich natural colors on the 2 screens making it easier on the eyes.

A wide range of motivating workout stats are displayed on the R618’s dual screens including time, speed, distance, calories and heart-rate (heart-rate can measured via either the contact pulse sensors in the handlebars by the side of the seat or via a wireless chest strap to help you stay within your target heart-rate zone as you exercise).

The Nautilus R618’s console allows for up to 4 user profiles and offers Bluetooth connectivity for seamless transferring of your workout stats to online fitness tracking apps including Nautilus Connect, My Fitness Pal and other partnered apps. 

The Nautilus R618’s console is packed with a great range of additional premium features including a 3-speed fan to help keep you cool, a sound system to listen to your favorite music (dual speakers with MP3 input), a USB charging port to charge your smart devices, and a built-in media shelf to place your tablet, book or mobile phone to keep entertained as you exercise.

In addition, there’s a conveniently placed water bottle holder located on the frame underneath the console so you can keep hydrated without having to get off the machine.

Nautilus R618 gel cushioned seat with airflow backrest, image
Nautilus R618 gel cushioned seat
with airflow backrest
Both the Nautilus R618 2018 and 2016 Recumbent Bikes are ergonomically designed with a low-step through frame for easy mounting/dismounting the Dynamic Recline Nautilus Gel seat.

The comfortable seat features a gel-cushioned base and a ventilated backrest for cool airflow.  The reclining backrest is infinitely adjustable and the seat itself sits on a sliding seat rail system with an easy adjustment lever to adjust the height and closeness of the seat to the pedals for a custom fit.

The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Exercise Bike belongs to the Nautilus Performance Series range which is designed for HIIT training making it suitable for the more serious athlete.  Sturdily constructed, the Nautilus R618 allows for a high user weight capacity of up to 325 lbs.





Let’s take a look at the full features and specifications compared in the table below between the Nautilus R618 2018 versus R618 2016 to help you decide on which is the best recumbent bike for you:


Features Compared between the Nautilus R618 2018 versus R618 2016 Recumbent Bike:


NAUTILUS R618 2018
NAUTILUS R618 2016

DIFFERENCES
COLOR
Black
Grey/silver
MODEL NO.
R618 MY18, 100650
R618 MY16, 100494

SIMILARITIES
SERIES
Nautilus Performance Series
FRAME
Low step-through frame design for easy mounting/dismounting
SEAT
Dynamic Recline Nautilus Gel Seat:
·         Gel cushioned
·         Ventilated backrest for airflow
·         Infinite adjustment backrest
·         Sliding seat rail system with easy adjustment lever to adjust the height/proximity of the seat to the pedals
HANDLEBARS / IN-REACH CONTROLS
Urethane dipped, ergonomic handlebars with In-Reach controls in the handlebars by the side of the seat for quick & easy resistance changes
PEDALS
Deluxe oversized weighted pedals
CRANK
3-piece chrome crank
FLYWHEEL
30 lb effective flywheel
RESISTANCE
25 levels of ECB magnetic resistance
PROGRAMS
29 including:
·         Intervals
·         Challenges
·         Weight management
·         Heart-rate
·         Custom
USER PROFILES
4
CONSOLE
SightLine tilting console (angle adjustable) with Dual Track STN blue backlit display (2 screens)
DATA DISPLAYED
Wide range of workout stats displayed include:
·         Time
·         Speed
·         Distance
·         Calories burned
·         Heart-rate
BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth connectivity for seamless transferring of workout data to online fitness tracking apps including:
·         Nautilus Trainer
·         Nautilus Connect
·         My Fitness Pal
HEART RATE MONITORS
·         Hand contact pulse sensors in handlebars by side of seat
·         Telemetry enabled console for wireless chest strap (included)
MEDIA SHELF
Integrated media shelf on console
USB PORT
Charging USB port
SOUND SYSTEM
Acoustic chambered speakers with MP3 input
FAN
3-speed cooling fan
WATER BOTTLE HOLDER
Water bottle holder located on frame underneath console
STABILITY
Frame stabilizer levelers
PORTABILITY
Front-mounted transport wheels & rear dual grip transport handle
POWER
Electric 110v, AC adapter included



See what some customers who have bought either the Nautilus R618 2018 or Nautilus R618 2016 have to say about them:

W.L.:
“The Nautilus R618 works great, is very comfortable and was easy to assemble.”

G.R.:
“The Nautilus R618 is a great recumbent exercise bike.  It’s comfortable and has good controls and nice speakers.”

D.A.:
“My wife and I are enjoying using the Nautilus R618.  This recumbent bike meets all our needs and is well-made.  It’s definitely better for my knees than a treadmill!”


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N.B.  It’s always advisable to consult your doctor or health care professional before undertaking any new exercise regime.

*Prices/discounts/shipping indicated correct at time of writing/publishing and may be subject to change anytime.  E&OE.


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