Bowflex Treadmill 10 Review
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 is one of the most exciting releases from the company in a very long time. Why you ask? Well it’s the first cardio machine that truly competes head to head with its main rival NordicTrack.
It does this with features it never offered before…touch screen display, incline and decline training together and its ever-expanding JRNY experience, which may just give NordicTrack’s iFit a run for its money.
The Treadmill 10 replaces the previous BXT116 and BXT216 treadmills, which never really caught on, likely due to all of the competition in the price range.
Although the Treadmill 10 is a little bit pricier, with all that it has to offer it just might be a big seller for the company. We shall see if it gets close to the popularity of the Bowflex Max Trainers and TreadClimbers.
Let’s jump right into the review to see what this new treadmill is all about…
Click Specifications to see detailed model info
Speed : up to 12 mph
Belt : 22" x 60"
Motor : 4.0 CHP
Cushioning : 5 Cell Comfort Tech
Heart Rate Reading : Contact and Wireless
Incline/Decline : -5% Up to 15%
Maximum User Weight : 400 lbs.
Workouts : JRNY included for 2 months free
Warranty : 15 years frame, 5 years parts, 2 year labor, 1 year electronics
Tracking Ability : Yes
Bowflex Treadmill 10 - Pros
Incline & Decline Training Capability
As we mentioned, the new Bowflex Treadmill 10 gives you both incline and decline training, as opposed to just incline on previous models.
You can ramp up the machine 15% or decline down to -5%, which is 2% more than on the similarly priced NordicTrack Commercial 1750.
Incline and decline allow you to really pump up your cardio training as well as hit leg muscles that aren’t being targeted on a flat surface. This gives you a more complete workout overall.
Complete Heart Rate Monitoring
One of the unique features that Bowflex offers is wireless heart rate monitoring on most of their cardio machines, as opposed to just grip monitoring that you typically find.
Wireless gives you a more accurate measurement, and the Bowflex Treadmill 10 comes with a free heart rate armband that operates via Bluetooth. That way you are able to stay in your ideal range throughout your workout and monitor your progress over time.
JRNY Experience Workouts
As of the writing of this review, Bowflex was offering 2 free months of JRNY with purchase of a new Treadmill 10. This gives you some time to try it all out and see if it’s something you enjoy.
JRNY is an interactive program, similar to NordicTrack and ProForm’s iFit, which gives you a library of interactive workouts, over 40 destinations around the world, virtual coaching and something that iFit doesn’t currently offer…streaming capability so you can watch your favorite shows on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ and others.
So you can decide if you want to workout with a personal trainer or just go it alone and kill time with a show or movie. It’s great to have that option.
Adjustable Touch Screen Display
A first for Bowflex, the Treadmill 10 has a 10″ touch screen display, rather than the basic display offered on previous models and new base BXT8J.
It’s adjustable so you can get the perfect angle, rather than being fixed like on comparable treadmills.
Having a touch screen brings you closer to a health club experience, which is certainly welcome these days as people prefer to be at home due to the pandemic. As we mentioned above, you can tap into JRNY workouts or stream a show, whatever you need to make it an enjoyable experience.
Seeing all of the exotic locations unfold before your eyes on the large touch screens is something to behold and definitely makes the time go by fast.
Note that the new Bowflex Treadmill 22 has a…..22″ HD touch screen! You can check that one out as well.
Other Great Features
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 also comes with a large 22″ x 60″ cushioned deck, easy SoftDrop folding capability, heart hand grips, 400 lb. max user weight, speed and incline knobs and media shelf, among other extras.
Bowflex Treadmill 10 - Cons
Warranty Could Be Better
Although not a deal breaker, the Treadmill 10 comes with 15 years of coverage on frame and motor. We’ve seen lifetime on similarly priced treadmills.
However, 5 years on parts and 2 years on labor isn’t bad, so that kind of makes up for the frame and motor coverage.
We’d love to see more protection on future Bowflex treadmills.
Bowflex Treadmill 10 Review - Conclusion
We’re pretty excited about the new Bowflex Treadmill 10, as the company really piled a lot of capability into this one. They came out swinging so we’re looking forward to seeing how well this new cardio machine does.
As with the other Bowflex machines, the Treadmill 10 is not cheap. It’s just under $2,000 on sale last we checked, which may be out of reach for some people. Still, for all that it has….incline, decline, large deck, touch screen, high max weight capacity, advanced cushioning, easy folding, JRNY workouts, etc. it’s well worth the price in our opinion.
Check out the new Bowflex Treadmill 10 and see all that it has to offer. It just might be the perfect new addition to your home gym. And if you want an even bigger touch screen and a bit more incline capability, check out the newer Bowflex Treadmill 22.
If you want to save a little but still want a Bowflex treadmill check out the newer BXT8J, a more affordable entry level offering.