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Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill

Monday, May 25th, 2009

bowflex series 7 treadmill

When I think of Bowflex I think of a big brand with a nice product. This Bowflex series 7 treadmill is no different. The treadmill retails from anywhere from $1400 to $2,000 depending on where you buy it online. I do like some of the features of this bowflex treadmill but their are quite a few issues that need to be fixed on this machine as well.

The 3.0 hp motor comes with a 10 year warranty as well as a 2 year treadmill part and one year electronic warranty. This is a pretty decent warranty for a piece of fitness equipment. However their are many other treadmills such as proform treadmills that come with 20 year and even a lifetime warranty on the motor. So I don’t think Bowflex is backing up this machine like they could.

The series 7 also has a couple of cup holders so you can easily take a quick drink of water or your favorite beverage without having to really slow down your heart beat. This feature is nice and convenient.

The small and hard to see lcd display that you are viewing your treadmill workout plans and goals on is pretty low rate but I guess you don’t need a nice fancy lcd display now do you. That would just add to the price.

bowflex series 7 cup holder and lcd display

Like almost every other treadmill that costs more than $600 or so dollars they will have a cooling fan. This Bowflex series 7 treadmill is no different. I don’t think this feature is necessary because in my eyes it’s just a feature that will raise the price of the treadmill and not really give an added benefit. The cooling fan on this treadmill isn’t worth turning on, it sucks.┬á If you want to get cooler then turn on the ceiling fan because this little fan with no opening barely puts out anything.

I like the idea that they made this a folding treadmill. You can take advantage of this treadmills fold up design and get more of your space back in your room for more fitness equipment or just everyday living. The series 7 folds up at approximately 40.87 by 35 by 65.5 inches/104 by 89 by 166 centimeters which makes it kind of bulky but atleast it does fold up. However, don’t plan on taking it out of any room because it is to wide for most doorways.

bowflex folding treadmill series 7

The Bowflex treadmill has a 20″ wide by 60″ running deck┬á that has their Strike Zone deck cushioning technology that cushions your joints and puts less stress on your body while doing your workout. This is nice, it does give a bit more cushioning on your joints than other treadmills but is not top of the line.

The maximum weight limit is pretty average at 300lbs. Thats typical! Have these companies ever thought that some people want to get on a treadmill that weigh more than 300lbs. Oh yeh, those are the really expensive commercial treadmills. They need to make more affordable treadmills that higher weight limits.

Those are some of the many features of the Bowflex series 7 but don’t get caught up in the hype of anything you buy, especially when it’s a lot of money. Do your research and look at many different reviews and ratings of bowflex treadmills before you purchase your fitness equipment.

Pros of Bowflex Series 7 are:

  • The treadmill is sturdy and will last awhile
  • Large running surface and thick running belt that will be hard to wear down or rip
  • Easy assembely and well written user manual
  • Great cushioning for your joints!
  • Simple cup holders that are an added convenience
  • The price isn’t bad compared to other companies

Cons of the Bowflex Series 7 are:

  • The folding up of the treadmill is hard for some folks because this machine is so big not really a bad thing but this could be easier for sure.
  • The usability of this machine as far as selecting workouts is really confusing at times
  • The cooling fan is not worth having because of the low breeze and poor design doesn’t let any breeze come out of the small little fan
  • Once this treadmill is placed in a room don’t plan on moving it because it will not fit out most doorways.

I recommend this treadmill to people who want a reliable, sturdy treadmill that will put up to wear and tear and still keep ticking.

See More Bowflex Models:

Bowflex Revolution Home Gym
Bowflex Revolution XP
Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym
Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym
Bowflex Treadclimber TC3000
Bowflex Treadclimber TC1000
Bowflex Classic Home Gym
Bowflex Treadclimber TC5000
Bowflex Xtreme SE Home Gym