It is an important distinction, but the Nautilus doesn't have cooled seats, but ventilated seats. For their intended purpose, for me, they work just fine. It is August in the Washington, DC area where I live and I don't have garage parking. Every day here this time of year is hot, hazy and humid with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. When I go out to my car the seats are usually blazing in a hot interior. The ventilated seats quickly take way the blaze and leave the seats at the temperature of the air conditioned ambient air. I don't need my seats cold, just the heat removed. OTOH, the heated seats really get hot, which is nice for when winter arrives. Almost as nice as the heated steering wheel!