Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike 

Not everybody has the time to visit the gym regularly. Also, just because one is busy, he/she mustn’t ignore health and fitness. Instead of going to the gym, I decided to bring the gym to my home by purchasing cardio exercise equipment. My requirement was a mid-range, affordable, exercise bike that every member of my family could use and derive maximum benefit.

Who can use the Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike?

Those looking for an exercise bike to gradually improve their lower body fitness can choose the Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike. Users who are already fit might not find this recumbent bike too challenging and useful.

Introducing the Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike

The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike is an upgrade of the R616 model. This mid-range workout bike is designed to allow its users carry out intense workout from the comfort of their home. A lot of work has gone into the making of this fitness equipment. The makers have not added features and functions just for the sake of having them; features that no user will ever use. Only the features and functions that provide the maximum benefit to the users have been included in the Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike.

The frame construction is sturdy and durable, the seat and handles are comfortable and adjustable, the resistance system is smooth, quiet, and challenging, and the control panel is clear and easy to read. The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike offers a complete cardio training regime in one solid machine.



  • Sturdy construction that can support weights up to 325lbs
  • Transport wheels and foot stabilizers improves portability and storage
  • Comfortable and adjustable seats promote blood flow and reduce pressure on back, hips, and knees
  • Equipped with 29 exercise programs, 25 resistance levels, goal setting features, and the ability to create 4 user profiles
  • Compatible with MyFitnessPal, NautilusConnect, and Nautilus Trainer app
  • Comes with USB port to collect workout data; Bluetooth connectivity included


  • Limited exercise programs and resistance levels
  • Not the best workout equipment for experienced users
  • Expensive than some other mid-range workout bikes

Features and Benefits

Versatile: Before buying an exercise bike, more or less, every person would go through a similar process. The very first step is to check the maximum supported weight of the bike. The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike can accommodate anyone under the weight of 325lbs.

Sturdy Construction: The frame of the R618 is slightly heavier than the previous models, but the extra weight adds to the stability of the equipment and the transportation wheels facilitate easy movement and storage. The best quality steel and PVC parts have been used to make the exercise bike. Furthermore, the erosion-resistant coating on the steel parts increases the longevity of the bike.

Comfortable Seat: The seat in Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike needs special mention as it’s safe and comfortable. You can devote your attention on the workout and forget about safety and stability. Your comfort during the workout session is guaranteed by the gel layer at the center of the seat. The backrest has vented design and it’s made of solid PVC material. The innovative design promotes blood flow and air circulation. Both the seat and backrest are adjustable.

Workout Programs and Resistance Levels: The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike comes with eddy current brake; the magnetic resistance system is controlled by a motor. You can adjust the resistance using the control panel. The bike has 25 resistance levels; well suited for young and old, and novice and experienced users. The bike is also preloaded with 29 exercise programs.

Control Panel: The large LCD screen is clear and easy to operate. Here, you can create up to four user profiles, choose exercise programs, set fitness goals, adjust resistance levels, and keep track of various metrics such as heart rate, calories burned, RPM, distance, speed, time, etc.

Final Thoughts

The Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike is built like commercial fitness equipment, but it is a perfect residential exercise bike. It has all the exercise programs and resistance levels you’ll ever need, its comfortable and easy to use, and you can set fitness goals and track your progress. On the whole, the Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike is a complete home gym.


Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike
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