Nautilus E514 Elliptical
As of this writing, the Nautilus E514 is the only Nautilus elliptical that’s still being produced. Some positive features include a good stride length and a long warranty. Still, this discount elliptical machine is rather basic and lacks the excellent ergonomics and special features that are available on other models.
Elliptical Hits of the Nautilus E514 Elliptical
- Good stride – The 18” stride is good for most adults of short to average height.
- Programs – This trainer has 17 built-in workout programs and can store data for two users. It also has a patented feedback program.
- Heart monitoring – Contact heart rate sensors are built into the handlebars.
- Compact size – The E514 measures 62″L x 26″W, which are relatively small dimensions for a home elliptical machine.
- Extras – A fan, magazine rack, and bottle holder are included.
- Good warranty – The Nautilus E514’s warranty isn’t outstanding, but it’s better than that of other discount ellipticals. Buyers get the following protections:
- Frame: 10 years
- Parts: 2 years
- Electronics: 1 year
- Wear parts: 6 months
Elliptical Misses: Where Nautilus Went Wrong
- Static handlebars – The Nautilus E514 can be called an elliptical, but not a cross trainer. In contrast, most elliptical trainers have movable arms and thus offer full-body workouts instead of just lower-body workouts.
- Instability – This machine is labeled with a user capacity of 300 pounds, but users report that it wobbles for people who weigh less than that.
Overall Rating for the Nautilus E514 Elliptical
The E514 has some nice features such as a good stride, plenty of programs, and convenient extras. Its warranty is also a good draw. Still, its instability makes its practical only for lighter-weight users – and considering the special features of other brands, such as Schwinn and Smooth, every buyer should comparison shop before choosing the Nautilus E514.