Treadmill Reviews

Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill to Offer Great Value for Money

Many experts believe that the Bowflex Series 7 is the best folding mid-priced treadmill in the market today. It is powerful, solid, sleek and rich with features.

The Bowflex Series 7 is a running treadmill. At 298 lbs it is probably the heaviest in its class and can easily handle intense workouts without a hint of jarring. The running zone is 20" wide and 60" long, giving the tallest runners enough space for all kinds of workouts including interval training. The deck has a high user weight capacity of 300 lbs. The large-diameter rollers in the belt mechanism greatly help reduce wear and tear and improve durability. The deck has adequate shock absorption to protect the joints from the impact of strides, but also provides a solid lift-off at the back.

At 3.0 HP Continuous Duty, the motor is strong enough to endure both walking and running and won't struggle at the highest speed and incline. The treadmill can run up speeds up to 11 mph and elevate up to 12%.

The Bowflex Series 7 treadmill comes equipped with telemetric wireless heart rate control which adjusts the speed to keep your heart rate in the target zone. There are 15 built-in programs that cater to every kind of workout possible with a treadmill - including heart rate calculations and a BMI (body-mass index) test.

The console looks stylish with distinctive backlit LCD panels and easy-to-use layout. A 3-speed fan keeps the user cool during heavy exercise. The design of the whole treadmill is sleek and trendy.

The only sore point in the review of the Bowflex Series 7 treadmill is the warranty. The warranty covers the motor for 10 years, the frame for 15 years, wear parts and electronics for 2 years and labor for 1 year. Although it is not bad, at the same price range you can get better warranties elsewhere. The motor ought to be covered for a lifetime.

Nonetheless, considering all the features that the Bowflex Series 7 has to offer, it is surely a very good machine for $1,500. Among the Bowflex line of treadmills, the Series 7 treadmill is highest on the rungs.


Cost: $ 1,399
Motor: 3.0 HP Continuous Duty
Speed: 0.5 - 11 mph
Incline: 0 - 12 %
Treadbelt: 20" x 60"
Max user weight: 300 lb
Folding: Yes
Built-in programs: 15
Heart rate control: Yes
iFIT compatibility: No
Warranty: 15 years on frame, 10 years on motor, 2 years on wear parts and electronics, 1 year on labor