Here is our comparison of the Nautilus E616 and the Sole E35 Elliptical. The E616 is a great machine but we think that the Sole E35 is in a different league, let’s see why we think so.
Nautilus E616 is a great elliptical with a 22 lb. flywheel, 29 programs, easy to read console with two blue backlit LCDs and 25 levels of resistance.
This elliptical comes with motorized incline which is a great feature to have for more intense workouts.
Nautilus E616 comes with a 10 year warranty.
Sole E35 is a top-notch elliptical with many handy, easy to use features. It has 15-inch adjustable pedals. The Sole E35 features both hand grip heart rate and a chest strap heart rate monitor.
You can also set the incline up to a 20° which will offer a very intense workout.
Nautilus E616 Elliptical
Sole E35 Elliptical
The stride length is the furthest distance between the two pedals of the elliptical in motion. A longer stride will give you more natural feeling, like a running type motion.
If you are over 5’4″ you may prefer a 20 inch or higher stride length and if you’re over 6 feet, you’ll definitely want a 20 inch stride or more. Ellipticals with a stride length of 18 to 20 inch are suitable for people under 5’4″.
Elliptical trainers have either a manual, motorized or electromagnetic resistance. Increasing resistance on the elliptical in your workouts will make the workout harder, causing you to burn more calories but be careful if you are a beginner.
Some elliptical trainers have heart rate programs that adjusts resistance based upon your heart rate.
25 Levels of Eddy Current Magnetic Resistance
Magnetic, 20 levels of eddy current resistance
The drive system, usually the flywheel is what moves when you apply pressure to the pedals. Its weight is directly related to how smooth an elliptical trainer will feel during training.
22 lb. high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel
25 lb. flywheel weight
Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)
Number of Programs
- 12 profile
- 9 heart rate control
- 4 custom
- 2 fitness test
- 1 recovery test
- 1 quick start
Incline, Decline Features
0 to 11% Motorized Adjustment ramp
0 to 20 degrees, power adjustable, 30 levels
Heart Rate Monitor
Knowing your heart rate during a workout is important for maximum fitness benefits. Today we have many methods to measure our heart rate, but a built-in heart rate monitor has other advantages, like heart rate oriented workout programs.
Contact & Telemetry Enabled
Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring
Console and Display Properties
2 Blue Backlit LCD Displays
LCD console with 7.5-inch display
Water Bottle Holder
10 year frame, 2 year parts, 1 year electronics and a 90-day labor warranty
Lifetime frame, 5 year mechanical and year electrical and two-years labor warranty.