The Bowflex TreadClimber TC10 is a new release, and the replacement of the TC3000 version (now obsolete). Currently it is the most affordable motorized version of Bowflex, it has a better looking console than the TC5 and some notable features that can only enhance your workout experience, but it’s less luxurious than Bowflex TC20.
Check out the TC10 and navigate to conclusions to have a broader look over this unit.
Speed: from .5 to 4 mph
Motor: 0.5 CHP
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs/ 136 kg
Technical Dimensions: 50.6″ L x 30.3″ W x 52.3″ H/ 129 x 77 x 133 cm
Unit Weight: 185 lbs/ 84 kg
Minimum Ceiling Height
The treadles hit 14″ from the floor, at the highest point. Add it to your height, plus a few more inches for comfort and calculate your minimum ceiling height.
Warranty: 2 years for the entire machine
Bowflex 100% Satisfaction Guarantee- included (click here for more details)
The display of the TC10 features 4 different display screens, each for Speed, Distance, Time and Calories feedback info. Aside this feature, this unit helps you change speed or weight values easily by pressing the Increase and Decrease buttons. These buttons also allow you to surf through multiple options.
The Calories Burned indicator shows the total no of burned calories and the Climb Indicator tracks your distance in miles.
The G.O. Coach display shows the weekly progress toward the 90 minute goal for 1 user. Remember that this display is blank in Manual TreadClimber workout mode.
The Time display also shows the weight value for the G.O. Coach user and the Manual Workout mode in LBS or KG.
Heart Rate Readings- not included
Hydraulic Workout Cylinder
This system works as a cushioning system. It absorbs your steps and cushions your joints, minimizing overall fatigue and reducing muscle strain. The closer the dial on the Hydraulic Cylinder is set to the MAX setting, the more intense the workout.
This unit offers 2 workout modes: G.O. Coach Workout mode and Manual mode.
The first provides one user a weekly, goal oriented workout: 30 min/ 1 workout, 3 workouts/ week. If you plan to work out more than 90 min/ week, it would be helpful to track your workouts or establish a weekly workout routine. It’s indicated that only one user should workout in this mode.
The Manual mode allows the machine to be used without affecting the G.O. Coach weekly goal. Other users may work out on this unit, when activating this mode.
To begin a Manual workout, make sure the console is in the Manual TreadClimber Mode. If the display is blank, press Start. For either workout mode, the user can program his/ her weight by using the Increase/ Decrease buttons.
This unit doesn’t allow users to personalize their own profiles.
You can workout for up to six weeks and if the results do not satisfy you, contact contact their customer service department at (800) 952-4871 and ask for a Return Merchandise Authorization number. Keep the accessories and the original pieces/packaging received, and you should get your money back. Shipping and assembly fees are not included.
We didn’t need to return the treadclimbers we’ve tested, but we like knowing we have the option.
Other features you may be interested in are:
• Ergonomic console
• Climb Indicator
• Calories burned indicator
• Transport Wheels
• Compact design that fits in any home
• The Body Weight Loss Plan
• Rear Step-Up Platform
The Bowflex TreadClimber TC10 is a motivating machine that can get any exerciser, be it beginner or elite, on the treadles. Needless to say, it offers more efficient weight loss workouts, compared to the treadmill alone. And it’s not only the technical description, it’s what we feel while working out on this type of machine. Still, some drawbacks may keep you thinking whether it’s worth the $2200 or not. It only depends on what you’re looking for in a treadclimber.
The TC10 is literally a treadclimber. More than a treadmill, the TC10 has two treadles, which means it is first and foremost created for walking. You have up to 4 mph in hand. But we’ve been wondering, is jogging on the TC10 as efficient as walking? We say it is. And it’s due to the steep inclined plane that you can get more outputs.
Moreover, you will never have to worry about your safety. It’s amazing actually how this machine keeps you injury-free all the way through your workout. It’s quite an advantage, I’d say. And it’s due to the Bowflex patented system that all their treadclimbers mark 5 stars in safety.
The major advantage of the treadclimber over a treadmill resides in the compact design. Even more, the unit is very stable, so you should have no worries, in case you are a taller user. The frame is made of steel, so safety is once again guaranteed. And it can hold water bottles or any type of reading material, which for some is a dismissible trait, but for others is a key feature.
The Bowflex treadclimber TC 10 doesn’t occupy too much space. It also requires some assembling, but it’s OK, it means that it’s somewhat more portable than other machines. Remember, there are wheels you can use to get it from one place to another. (And it’s easier than with the previous version).
Workouts are first of all highly efficient. While training on the steep incliner, a walker will get the same results as a runner, while keeping away from injury and stress. At full tilt, the TC10 is also a great way of losing the extra weight, much quicker than on the regular treadmill.
The main advantage of this treadclimber is the G.O. Coach technology. It sets the goal for 3 workouts of 30 min each and then it tracks progress. But only for 1 user profile!
Highly attractive is the Hydraulic Workout Cylinder, a system that keeps your body injury-free throughout the toughest workout.
But listen to this: there are no preset workouts, no entertainment such as iPod port or Internet connection and it is not made for running. And top of it all, the warranty is somehow short.
And don’t even think about monitoring your heart rate, because you can’t.
All in all, if you need motivational entertainment to keep you on the treadles, this is not what you’re looking for.
Also, if you’re keen on programmable features, you should look another way. If you’re an avid jogger or runner, once again, being here won’t serve you any good.
But if you are a walker looking to stay fit or lose the extra weight, you should consider this treadclimber which will offer a much better workout than the compact treadmill. For additional details visit the Bowflex website.