Product Comparison: Nautilus R614 vs Schwinn 230

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Nautilus R614 Recumbent Bike features the DualTrack LCD multi-display console with goal tracking functionality enabling the user to set and track exercise goals of workout time, distance traveled, and calories burned.
Designed with a solid build, comfortable ride and user-friendly features, the 230i Recumbent Bike delivers the exceptional value you’ve come to expect from Schwinn. And with dozens of workout programs, easy-to-read displays and intuitive goal tracking, the Schwinn 230i puts a higher level of fitness well within your reach.
Key Specs
Bike Type
Resistance Type
Number Of Resistance Levels
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nautilus R614 Recumbent Bike
  • There is a wide range of resistance adjustment, from almost none to quite heavy.
  • This bike is smooth, the control panel is easy to use and the resistance settings are accurate.
  • It seems to have a good range of resistance. I use the bike for a couple of days, but so far I'm satisfiedю
  • The resistance is great as well as the fan (a must have, in my opinion).
  • There is no low resistance level. If you are recovering from knee surgery, for example, you cannot use this bike because you have to apply to much pressure to get the petals going.
Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike
  • The resistance is very smooth when increasing or decreasing, and it is totally consistent while riding.
  • The higher levels provide enough resistance to give a great workout to even the most fit bike rider, honestly I can't imagine even using the top 3 or 4 levels LOL.
  • Changing levels of resistance while riding is very simple and the change happens quickly and smoothly.
  • I really like the quality of the resistance and switching from higher to lower.
  • The resistance levels are fantastic on the 230. From totally easy to sweat-inducing, muscle challenging feel it the next morning heavy resistance.
Size & Weight
49.6 in.
49.9 in.
65.3 in.
64 in.
28.3 in.
27.7 in.
84.2 lbs.
81.6 lbs.
Maximum User Weight
300 lbs.
300 lbs.
Adjustable Handlebar
Adjustable Seat
Assembly Required
Pedal Straps
What customers say about "Design"
Nautilus R614 Recumbent Bike
  • I'm a big guy and don't have any problem with the seat.
  • Seat is very comfortable even tho not padded. I highly recommend this bike!
  • Seat adjustment for distance to pedals is easily done.
  • If I could change anything about the seat, I might just move the backrest to the rear a couple of inches, or make the backrest adjustable.
  • Once in a while, depending on the seat position, there might be a little click or noise from the seat support, but that is rare.
Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike
  • The pedals are very solid and comfortable!
  • I have average adult male size feet and I can get them in the pedal strap with no problem.
  • It seems like a perfect home exercise bike for someone who wants a quiet ride, ease of operation, and affordability. Good design and quality.
  • Decent value, but silly design flaws will haunt you.
  • The seatback and saddle are VERY HARD plastic. If you're bottom and back don't fit perfectly into the dimensions of the seat, you are in for an uncomfortable ride.
Console Display Type
Console Features
Metrics for time, Metrics for distance, Metrics for calories, Metrics for pulse, Metrics for speed, Metrics for level resistance, Metrics for RPM
Metrics for time, Metrics for distance, Metrics for calories, Metrics for speed, Metrics for level resistance, Heart Rate Monitoring, Pedal revolution per minute
Console Power Requirements
In console speakers with an MP3 input port, Media tray, USB charging port and adjustable fan, Goal Track capability, DualTrack multi-display, High speed, high inertia drive system, Comfort seat
Ventilated and contoured seat, High speed, high inertia drive system, Seat rail slider system, Ergonomically positioned padded handlebars, Streamlined console, DualTrack 2 LCD screen system, Charging USB port, MP3 connectivity, Media shelf, Adjustable three speed fan, 22 preset exercise programs, Sturdy frame, 2 user profiles, Water bottle holder, Easy assembly
What customers say about "Features"
Nautilus R614 Recumbent Bike
  • The speakers provide decent sound – true stereo.
  • The displays are not backlit, but are easy to read.
  • I immediately did a 30-minute ride and was amazed at how smooth and quiet the bike was. The ones I had been using at a fitness center were much louder.
  • The USB port can also be used for charging, but if I’m using my phone for music, charging at the same time adds noticeable noise to the audio.
  • My only gripe is that there was no real detail in how to program the bike. I had to poke buttons until I figured out enough to find an acceptable program for my ride.
Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike
  • The console is nice, it's easy to read, no complains.
  • The built-in programs are nice and provide useful variety if you want more than just a standard ride.
  • The fan is nice and the speakers are good, recommended!
  • The electronic console is not very intuitive.
  • The speakers are fair, but the fan is really just about useless.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
10 year(s)
10 year(s)
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