Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill (Discontinued)

Overview

UPDATE: The Bowflex 7 Series is no longer being sold. Please check out the current Bowflex treadmill models here.

First of all the Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill stands up as a very quiet machine compared to most treadmills, especially those usually found in Health Clubs. Secondly this machine comes with a wide belt that can easily accommodate tall persons backed by a powerful motor.

Being a very solid treadmill the Bowflex 7 is perfect for home training. Its control panel may not have a cool design and no entertainment features are included but who cares when you have a machine that can keep up even with serious runners.

Overall this is an impressive machine that offers high quality for the price paid.

Specifications

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Speed : 0 to 11 mph

Inclination : 0-12 % The Bowflex 7 Series has a maximum incline of 12% that can be easily adjusted via the quick incline buttons.

Motor : The 7 Series treadmills are equipped with a 3.0 CHP horsepower motor.

The Belt : The belt is 20 inches wide by 60 inches long and it comes with a Strike Zone deck cushioning system which provides soft landing and firm lift off.

Dimensions : Unfolded - 83" Long x 35" Wide x 55" High Folded - 40" Long x 35" Wide x 65" High

Maximum user weight : 300 lbs.

Warranty : Bowflex offers a 15 year warranty for the frame, 10 years for the motor, 2 years for parts and electronics and 1 year for labor.

Features

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15 built in workouts

The Bowflex 7 Series comes with 15 built in workouts including two user defined programs, two heart rate programs and a body mass index program.

Backlit Skylight LCD

This LCD computer display allows you to track workout information provided by the heart rate monitoring system.

Compact design

This treadmill folds up nicely and has a compact size after this operation is done (41’’x 35’’ x 66’’).

The following functions and features are also included: Grip and telemetric heart rate monitors, Built-in three-speed fan and two bottles/cup holders.

Conclusions

This treadmill is easy to assemble and you need around 1 h to install it. The package includes all the tools required to assemble the machine by yourself.

The Bowflex 7 Series treadmill runs and feels like a solid and qualitative training machine. The belt runs smoothly, the motor is fairly quiet and you can easily adjust the speed or incline/decline.

Everything feels solid on this machine from the moment you start working out.

What we don’t like is that action messages are present in a hard to read format. The message is scrolling horizontally but you can only read 2 letters at one time which is very difficult to do. Also we expected more power from the built in fan.

Another small problem is that the grip heart-rate monitor takes a very long time to provide data.

Overall the Bowflex 7 Series is a qualitative treadmill that will satisfy all home users.

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