The Nautilus T516 is engineered with a gym-inspired design that lets you enjoy running or walking on a remarkably comfortable surface that’s easy on your feet, ankles, knees and hips.
Priced slightly higher than its little cousin, the Nautilus T514, the treadmill is equipped with all the essentials (3.2 CHP motor, large deck, great speed and incline flexibility) as well as several extras like 26 pre-defined workout programs and dual-screen console.
The Nautilus T516 also has a built-in cooling fan, and pulse grips as well as wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring.
Learn more by reading our full Nautilus T516 treadmill review below…
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|Speed||0.5 - 15 mph|
|Incline||0 - 15%|
|Deck||20" x 58"|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Telemetry Chest Strap|
|Dimensions||78" x 34" x 54"
Folded: 65.5" x 41"
Weight: 345 lbs
|Display||2 Blue Backlit LCD Windows|
|Warranty||Frame: 15 Years
Motor: 15 Years
Parts: 2 Years
Electronics: 2 Years
Wear Parts: 90 Days
Rating: 78.2/100. Comfortable treadmill designed to produce less wear and tear on knees, joints, hips and back with SoftTrack cushioning. Not the most compact unit and very difficult to transport weighing 345 lbs.
– Powerful 3.2 CHP motor
– Large running surface (20″ x 58″)
– SoftTrack suspension reduces stress on joints
– SoftDrop easy folding technology
– Large range of pre-defined workout programs
– Remote one touch controls w/ diverse speed/incline
– No mp3 deck or built-in speakers
– Not extremely compact (unit weighs 345 lbs)
– A couple of reported malfunctions on the console
The Nautilus T516 is essentially an expanded version of its cousin, the T514.
Add a few hundred dollars and you get a bigger motor (2.75 to 3.2 HP), more workout programs, larger running surface (20″ x 55″ to 20″ x 58″) and slightly better warranty (10 yrs to 15 yrs on frame and motor).
As far as durability, the large frame, deck size and motor will make the walking, jogging or running experience very comfortable.
With a focus for performance or new technology, the T516 may not sport all of the latest toys, but its quiet and smooth performance is very solid.
Unlike some treadmills on the market, the Nautilus T516 treadmill did not overlook the important of implementing pre-defined workout programs.
The T516 features 26 different workout programs to keep the workout experience challenging.
Among the 26 programs, users have four custom user profiles, nine time/distance courses (including pre-set 5k and 10k) as well as BMI and calorie goal settings.
Four polar heart rate programs with telemetry, grip and chest belt are included.
Similar to the Nautilus T514, the T516 proudly boasts about the “unique fan design which integrates convenience and comfort”.
The comfort is designed to extend throughout the body as the treadmill ignores fancy electronic features, instead opting for the SoftTrak cushioning suspense designed to ease your feet, ankles, knees and hips.
Additionally, the T516 will trek up to 15 mph as well as adjust to a 15 percent maximum incline, all on a very large 20″ x 58″ walking/running surface.
While the Nautilus T516 is certainly not compact, the treadmill does fold with easy-to-use SoftDrop folding technology.
No iPod dock or built-in speakers, but if listening to music through earphones or on a stereo is what you’re accustomed it’s not even a big deal to note.
Warranty & Guaranty
Nautilus T516 offers an enhanced warranty when compared to the T514:
– Frame: 15 years
– Motor: 15 years
– Parts & Electronics: 2 years
– Wear parts: 90 days
Contact 1-800-628-8458 for additional details.
The T516 has merely expanded on what the Nautilus T514 was already doing well. Nautilus is a very reputable treadmill producer and their care for details is evident on the Nautilus T516.
Still not sure? Compare the Nautilus T516 to other treadmills $1,500 to $2,000.