Nautilus E514c EllipticalNautilus E514c Elliptical

Web Price: $999 | Sale Price: $599

An entry level cardio trainer offering some decent features and better quality construction that in the past. Twenty workout programs, oversized display and articulating pedals.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 3.5 / 5.0

300 lbs
Stride Length:
62″ x 26″ x 71″

UPDATE: The E514c is no longer available. Check out our latest Nautilus elliptical reviews to find a comparable model.

The Nautilus E514c elliptical trainer is an entry level model from the popular manufacturer that has improved in quality over the past few years. Customer reviews seem to be quite positive, which is a sign that this troubled company might be back from the brink and moving in the right direction.

They are comparable to the Schwinn ellipticals, which are manufactured by the same company, so you might want to take a look at those as well.

Here are the highlights of our Nautilus E514c reviews…

Comfortable Pedals

The elliptical features very large foot pads that actually articulate, mimicking your natural movements and putting less stress on your knees and joints. You can also pedal forwards or backwards, allowing you to target different muscles. It’s nice to find articulating pedals on an entry level machine.

Two Handlebar Choices

You have the static as well as the moving handlebars, so you can choose whether you want just a lower body workout or if you want to target muscles in your upper body as well. This helps you vary your workouts a bit which is always a good thing.

Nautilus E514c-console

Appealing Console

Although not the most important feature, this elliptical has a very nice, oversized console with a multi-colored LCD display. You have speakers, a reading rack for your book or tablet, a water bottle holder and a 3 speed fan. This is very nice, especially for an elliptical machine in this price range which doesn’t typically offer these extra comfort features.

Multiple Workout Programs

The Nautilus E514c offers an impressive number of programs…a total of 20, including 8 profile programs, 6 heart rate control, 1 quick start, 2 custom, 2 feedback and one additional option. This is a nice variety for you which will keep you motivated.

Nautilus Connect

All of the new models of elliptical come with Nautilus Connect, which lays out your entire workout program for you to analyze and share with others. All of your data can be saved to a USB stick and transferred to your computer. This info can then be uploaded to the Nautilus Connect website.

Additional Features

Some of the other highlights of this elliptical are heart rate sensors in the grip and wireless reading capability (chest strap not included), transport wheels for easy moving and storage, and performance tracking and results so you can see how you are progressing and what you need to work on.

Anything we didn’t like?

The Nautilus E514c offers a lot for the price tag, but it’s certainly not the highest quality machine we have come across. With an 18″ stride it is not ideal for taller users who might find it a little choppy. Also the warranty on this one and most of the others is not ideal. The frame is only covered for 10 or 15 years (two sources list it differently) which is disappointing as most manufacturers guarantee at least the frame for life.

Only two year warranty on parts, one year on mechanical and electrical and a paltry 90 days on labor. If you are going to buy one of these machines make sure you get an extended warranty to cover yourself.

What’s the bottom line?

As far as an entry level cardio trainer is concerned, the Nautilus E514c is perfectly fine for beginners or casual users who will certainly benefit from the many workout programs, performance feedback and comfort features that it offers. For more serious users, or those on the taller or heavier side, you’ll be much better suited with a more robust machine.