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Nautilus Embraces Connected Fitness With Schwinn 490 Elliptical

Nautilus Embraces Connected Fitness With Schwinn 490 Elliptical

The Schwinn 490 is compatible with the JRNY app, Nautilus’ digital content arm featuring routes, trainer-led classes and personalized workouts

Nautilus has launched the Schwinn 490 Elliptical, a connected fitness machine whose design is a direct response to customer feedback, addressing size, comfort, control and workout demands at an affordable price point. 

While there has been buzz about the post-pandemic return to gyms, Nautilus is targeting consumers who work out at home with its newest product.

“Our research shows most people who exercise do so at home, and home workouts are here to stay,” said Jim Barr, CEO of Nautilus. “Now that they are comfortable and confident in their home workouts, they’re ready to expand their healthy routines.” 

One of the Schwinn 490 Elliptical’s key differentiators is its smaller, space-saving footprint, coming in at 12 inches smaller than its predecessor, the Schwinn 470. Customer input also led to the inclusion of fingertip control for workout adjustments, including the ability to adjust the incline from a 5 percent decline to a 15 percent incline.

The Schwinn 490 also features ergonomic updates for foot and hand placement to make workouts more comfortable, with a 20-inch stride. It also has multiple handrail and grip options and a mounting step. 

Nautilus Is All-In on Connected Fitness

The Schwinn 490 Elliptical is compatible with the JRNY adaptive fitness app, Nautilus’ digital fitness platform which provides users with hundreds of scenic Explore the World routes, trainer-led classes and personalized workout recommendations. The addition of Terrain Control Technology also automatically adjusts resistance with elevation changes during select Explore the World workouts in the JRNY platform.

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The Schwinn 490 Elliptical retails for $1,299 and is available for purchase online and at retailers including Amazon, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Scheels, and Play It Again Sports.

Last Month, Nautilus announced it would be undertaking a “total company rebrand” designed to solidify its position in the connected fitness industry. The rebrand includes updated visuals as well as new connected fitness equipment and products.

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