Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike

Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike

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  • Recumbent bike with magnetic resistance
  • 25 levels of resistance
  • Features a dual track, two-LCD screen system
  • 29 pre-programmed workouts
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Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike Review (2024): Get An Affordable And Low-Impact Workout

Nautilus R618 Recumbent Bike Review (2024): Get An Affordable And Low-Impact Workout

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Gel seat cushioning
  • Weighted pedals
  • Heart rate monitoring chest strap
What needs improvement ...
  • 13-lb flywheel weight under industry standards
  • Basic LCD touchscreen
  • Not ideal for full body cardio workouts

Product Summary

The Nautilus R618 recumbent bike offer a comfortable gel seat cushioning and a vented back rest. You’ll also be able to adjust the display to your sightline with the tilting console and easy-to-read dual blue backlit screens. The display shows your workout metrics including speed, distance, and heart rate. To track your heart rate, you can use the wireless heart rate chest strap, which is included in the purchase of the Nautilus R618.

The R618 also comes equipped with 29 built-in Nautilus Training programs, including heart rate training, interval training, and weight loss as well as customizable training options. Bluetooth connectivity offers a seamless transition of workout data to supported smart devices like the brand’s free Explore the World™ App.

The R618 features weighted pedals for a smoother riding experience plus a high speed, high inertia drive system with a 13-pound magnetic flywheel.



67.3” L x 26.3” W x 48.8” H


107.1 lbs

Preset programs


Weight capacity

325 lbs

Resistance Levels


Flywheel weight

25 lbs

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      This recumbent bike will be well-suited for older adults and anyone recovering from an injury or surgery. The fairly low flywheel won't offer enough resistance for a well-trained individual.