Nautilus Fitness Elliptical Trainer Reviews:
The Second Largest Manufacturer of Home Fitness Equipment
In the home fitness equipment market, first comes ICON Health & Fitness followed next by Nautilus Fitness. Product lines from Nautilus include Bowflex, Schwinn Fitness, StairMaster, and Trimline. Nautilus is perhaps best known for Bowflex, but we remember them best for their innovative line of Nautilus weight training machines that debuted during the mid-1970s.
It was a brilliant concept based on the cross-section of the nautilus shell. The basic principle was to provide continuous resistance over the full range of motion. Competitors such as Cybex and LifeFitness eventually overtook Nautilus in this market, but Nautilus has continued to innovate within the realm of home fitness equipment.
This innovation continues today with their lines of Nautilus and Schwinn Elliptical Trainers.
Nautilus Elliptical Trainers are well-built higher-end machines that can hold up under light commercial use. With this quality also comes a higher price tag, but we feel Elliptical Trainers from Nautilus deserve a look. The Nautilus NE 3000 has earned an **EH Best Buy**
Schwinn Elliptical Trainers are in the middle of the price range for elliptical trainers. They have decent quality, but use a front-drive mechanism. The front drive mechanism tends to be a bit noisier and the feel is not as smooth as a rear-drive elliptical. If this arrangement works for you, then take a look at the Schwinn Elliptical Trainers that we've reviewed.