Product Comparison: Nautilus R614 vs Schwinn 270

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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.
With the Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike, cardio workouts are anything but routine. From dozens of programs and levels of resistance to Bluetooth connectivity and free app-based tracking tools like the RideSocial App, the Schwinn 270 turns cycling into a dynamic experience that yields outstanding results.
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 270 Recumbent Bike (MY17)
  • Changing resistance levels is very straight forward.
  • It has a fun array of programs that go from easy to quite challenging with resistance levels that go from easy to quite challenging that could even give a physically fit person a good workout.
  • I've not had the bike very long but I love how the resistance is magnetically controlled resulting in very smooth and virtually whisper-quiet operation.
  • The bike seems to operate well for both myself and my wife, with a wide range of seat adjustments and pedaling resistance levels.
  • The main magnetic resistance unit was malfunctioning and caused a major bump once every revolution of the crank.
Size & Weight
49.6 in.
49.9 in.
65.3 in.
64 in.
28.3 in.
27.7 in.
84.2 lbs.
86.6 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 270 Recumbent Bike (MY17)
  • It's quiet, doesn't draw a ton of electricity, is well made, and isn't too difficult to put together.
  • The seat is reasonably comfortable, even given my... ahem... larger size.
  • The seat adjusts quite a bit (I’m 6’1”, my wife is 5’4”) and would accommodate a wide variety of heights.
  • It is exceedingly comfortable, easily adjustable for my needs, absolutely silent.
  • Comfortable, easy to adjust position and very easy programing for two people.
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 distance, Metrics for time, Metrics for RPM, Metrics for calories, Metrics for speed, Metrics for level resistance, Heart Rate Monitoring
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
Schwinn DualTrack two blue backlit LCD window system, Ventilated and contoured seat, Charging USB port, 4 user capability, RideSocial, 8 real world maps in HD, 10 resistance quick keys, Single piece frame, Walk-through frame for easy access, Aluminum slider seat rail system, Padded seat bottom, Ergonomically placed grip heart rate, Adjustable three speed fan, Sealed acoustic chamber speakers
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 270 Recumbent Bike (MY17)
  • The features all work as advertised, no complains.
  • The built in programs seem to be pretty good, decent features.
  • The built in speakers sounds good, good quality.
  • There is a small shelf that you can set your tablet or phone on to watch media while you're exercising. Its very convinient for me!
  • It would be nice if the built in fan had a little more oomph.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
10 year(s)
10 year(s)
Other Information
549.00 $

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