Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill
Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill Review
The Bowflex 7 Series treadmill is the top model from Bowflex, which owned and manufactured Nautilus Fitness since 1986. Bowflex is better known for their range of home gym and of course, the most famous Treadclimber. But, Bowflex also makes several well-known treadmills like Bowflex Series 3, Series 5 and Series 7 treadmill. Until today you will only able to find Bowflex Series 7 treadmill for sale in Bowflex and have discoutinue Series 3 and Series 5 treadmill. Probably the main reason of continue Bowflex Series 7 treadmill is this treadmill still have market demand from consumer and still quite popular for several years.
Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill used to be the best buy from leading consumer magazine and with an overall sleek design, poweful motor, extra long belt, and positive user treadmill reviews by under $1500. Let’s have a closer look on Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill for better overall.
- Motor : 3.0 HP Continuous Duty Motor
- Belt : 20″ x 60″, 2-ply Treadbelt
- Speed : 0.5-11 MPH Quick Speed
- Incline : 0-12% Quick Incline
- Folding : Yes
- Display : Skylight™ backlit LCD
- User Weight Capacity : 300lbs
- Warranty : 15-Years Frame Warranty, 10-Years Motor Warranty, 2-Year Parts, 1-Year Electronics and 1- Year Labor
MSRP : $1,999
- Sale Price : $1,299
Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill is powering by a 3.0 HP Continuous Duty motor. Comparing with Series 5 Treadmill which only has a 2.5 HP motor, Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill give you even more power to run and walk on treadmill without strain on the treadmill. The motor is smooth and consistance operate quietly.
Bowflex is very famous for their sturdy, solid feel of treadmill. Some users did warn about the heaviness of the treadmill and you would probably need 2 or 3 people to move it. But with this heavy weight of Series 7 treadmill, it assured the safety, stability especially during brisk walks or runs on it. It able to withstand up to 300lbs of heavy pound on the treadmill.
The cutting edge of SoftDrop Technology Space Saver design helps to fold it up into a compact 41″ x 35″ x 66” size for easy storage. It also has a build-in wheels allow for ultimate portability to move around.
Coming with 20” x 60” durable 2-ply treadbelt running surface for extra long and wider area to run on it. Although this is fairly standard lengthy in this price range, this extra length is especially useful for taller people or runners who want to pick up their pace.
Bowflex 7 Series treadmill is cushioning with patented Strike Zone™ deck suspension which provides a soft landing and firm lift-off when running on the treadmill. This will help to reduce harmful impact on your ankles, knees, hips and back and ensure that you enjoy the same silky smooth performance gym quality treadmills.
Workout Programs and Heart Rate Monitor
Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill is providing impressive selection of workout programs up to 15 workout programs which include hill intervals, a heart strength recovery test, calorie and distance goals, fat burn and custom programs and many more. More detail of workout program check here. Many users very enjoy staying motivated and reduce treadmill boredom by such a variety workouts to choose from.
Additional, Bowflex 7 series treadmill is including a wireless telemetry for wireless heart rate control. You can also the Hard-Grip Pulse monitor which convenient positioned at the front of console to check your heart rate. Either method is a very efficient way to maximize your workout and can quickly establish an accurate reading by using your heart rate to define your level of exertion.
One thing I didn’t like so much on Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill is the console. The design looks not so classy by using plastic part on it. There is a backlit LCD computer display that tracks your heart rate and fitness metrics as you exercise.
Bowflex 7 Series treadmill is featuring with Quick Key control gives you the ability to instantly change from 0.5 – 11MPH speed by sliding your finger to your desired setting instead of having to scroll through complicated options on a display. You can also changes the inclines from 0-12% with 1% increments.
In order to keep your body cool for longer workout, Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill has a build in 3-speed fan incorporated into the console. You can choose between low, medium and high during your workout.
The warranty is average by backed with 15 year warranty on the frame, 10 years warranty on the motor and 2 years warranty on all other parts and electronic components. Comparing with others treadmill manufacturer like Sole which now provide up to lifetime warranty of motor and frame, this is a little downside. But luckily Bowflex still including 1 year labor warranty coverage for 7 Series Treadmill.
Depending on where you are buying, Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill is with sale price $1,299. While the price has come down a bit, which is another plus, there is still a lot of competitor in this field. In term of money wise, there are a lot of treadmills model are able to offer more than Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill with same price.
Bowflex 7 Series is a very sturdy and incredible well made treadmill with powerful motor. Bowflex has not updated their treadmills over the past few years and it’s competitor like Sole and NordicTrack are agreesively overtaking the market share with stronger construction, higher powerful motor and longer warranty. I will suggest you take a serious look at the Sole F83 which has comparable features, a better warranty and a better sticker price. But if you like a treadmill that can provide you with a workout for many years to come, Bowflex 7 Series still a good choice to go for it.