The Horizon Fitness T101-04 and the Nautilus T614 both look like they from the future and their various features are going to make you believe that. These treadmills are the middle of the line on our list of the best treadmills of 2017. They’re not cheap but they’re also not terribly expensive.
Despite their sci-fi look, both treadmills are simpler machines when compared to the ProForm 995i and the 3G Cardio Elite Runner. When we look at the T101-04 and the T614, we’re going to have to look at the little advantages that each one has in order to point out a clear winner. Price won’t be a factor in this case because both are usually priced around the same. Both treadmills have earned great reviews from happy users, but we’ll see if we can’t narrow down a clear winner.
Curious enough, both treadmills have a similar console design and location that is slanted towards the runner. Some treadmills will have confusing and wonky console designs, but the T101-04 and the T614 simplify the console design.
In a console, you should make sure that the buttons to activate programs and the features you desire are arranged in an accessible manner. Both the T101-04 and the T614 have neatly laid out consoles and heart rate monitors which should make the runner’s life easier during an exercise.
Both treadmills can be folded, which will simplify the space problem if you plan to dedicate a room or part of your garage to it. Each treadmill has a maximum sustainable weight of about 300lbs for its runner.
The T614 has a slight edge in capability as it has 2mph top speed differential and 2% higher incline. It may not seem like much, but for the runner looking to get the most out of each workout, any differential can mean a huge difference.
A huge bonus with the T614 is that it can connect to the NautilusConnect or myfitnesspal.com. If you’re looking to improve your endurance, it’s key to keep track of your statistics. With the T614’s connection to these online resources, your path to a better physique will be easier.
The T614 has fewer programs but not by too much—22 to 30 when compared to the T101-04. Either treadmill is going to give you a range of workouts and factors with which to diversify your exercise.
As we said before, the price differential is not too great. The T614 has the advantage in having systems that will cause you to think long term instead of short term. If you want to get better (your goal), having a treadmill that allows you to save your data is crucial. Don’t get us wrong, the T101-04 is still a great machine, but we can’t ignore the long term benefits of the T614.