The Nautilus 618 Uses RunSocial to Connect Exercisers with Friends

By: Joey Haar - Sep 22, 2016
References: investors.nautilusinc & engadget
The Nautilus 618 solves two of the biggest drawbacks that were previously inherent in treadmills: running inside and running alone. Partnering with fitness technology company RunSocial, the new treadmill lets users run with or compete against friends on virtual courses of their choosing.

The Nautilus 618 comes with a high-resolution display that has several beautiful outdoor tracks from around the world built into it. On these tracks, users can incorporate their virtual avatars and watch as they run at the pace set on the treadmill.

Further, RunSocial allows exercisers to run with -- or against -- friends. The system keeps track of users' times along various courses, letting people run alongside friends even if they aren't currently at a treadmill, though RunSocial allows for real-time running companionship as well.