Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill Review

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To find out more about what the Bowflex 7 had to offer keep reading below:

The Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill is the top of the range in the Bowflex portfolio. It has much more to offer than the 5 Series and we felt this to be a far better machine than its little brother and well worth splashing out the £175 difference.

The Bowflex 7 is a beauty! It’s stylish, hi-tech look just calls out to you to get on and give it a go. It has a good choice of programmes to choose from, 15 in total, including cardio, running, fat burn, speed interval jogger, hill intervals, 5K run with 12 intervals, heart strength/recovery test, calorie goal, distance goal, fat burn heart rate calculation, cardio heart rate calculation plus manual and two custom programmes for you to set your own challenge.

The two heart rate controlled programmes will keep you in the maximum fat-burning zone and you can use either the grips or chest strap provided to measure you pulse.

Having variation in your training programme increases your chances of success in achieving your fitness goals. If you keep using the same workout the benefits become less and less as your body is no longer pushed that little bit further each time.

It took us about 40 minutes to put the machine together but it’s not difficult or complicated. Some retailers offer to install it for you but charge on average around £90 which we think is a waste of money. If you can do flat-pack furniture you could do this easily.

Once on the machine it feels great. It has a solid feel, excellent build with quality components and many useful features. The large running deck is a joy to run on as it feels soft to land on and springs back on lift off. The Strike ZoneTM deck suspension makes it a comfortable treadmill to use even for the novice runner.

The powerful 3.0 HP motor can shift the large belt up to 11 mph which allows you to go right up to a sprint and still feel safe running on it. We found the display easy to read and the controls quick to respond and use when running.

The Bowflex warrant covers the frame for 15 years, the motor for 10 years and all other parts and electronic components for 2 years. Also included is 1 year on site labour.

Last Known Price £850 – Please try our Comparison table to find the right treadmill for yo

Best Price

The Bowflex 7 Series is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

The Bowflex 7 series is a very commendable machine which should keep all runners from novice to elite happy. It's a quality machine with good components that's built to last and we're sure it will. It's easy to store and move about so it will suit anyone with limited space. However, due to big reductions on other brands currently on offer there may be other models offering the same for less - see our Comparison Table. Having said that, we know you won't be disappointed if you buy this model as it does have quality written all over it.

Bowflex 7 Series Specifications

  • 3.0 horsepower (HP) motor
  • 0 – 18 km/H speed range (0 – 11.1 mph)
  • 0-12% Incline
  • Welded, bent and bolted steel frame
  • 64 mm front and rear roller
  • Fold-up treadmill using soft-drop decline position
  • Backlit display with 10 x 21 dot matrix
  • 15 pre-set programmes + 2 personalised
  • Quick key’s for speed and incline operation
  • 3-speed fan cools you while exercising
  • Large 51 x 152 cm walking/running surface
  • Maximum user capacity weight of 135 kg (300 lbs)
  • Grip and telemetric heart rate monitor
  • Strike ZoneTM deck suspension provides soft landing and firm lift-off
  • 2 ply walking belt

Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Has a solid and stable feel even at top speeds
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  • The wireless heart rate monitor allows you to monitor your pulse without having to break your stride to hold the grips as with other models. (Also comes with grips.)
  • The Strike ZoneTM deck suspension system gave a very comfortable ride reducing impact on the joints
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  • The Quick Key control lets you instantly change speed or incline by sliding your finger to select required settings
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  • The 15 pre-set programmes were varied and should be enough to keep most users motivated and challennged.
  • Great, stylish look.
  • The large running deck made our runners feel comfortable and compares very well to other machines in the same price range.
  • The powerful 3.0 hp motor easily handled long training session and was very smooth in operation.
  • The SoftDropTM made folding up easy, the machine was vey portable and no reviewer got the fingers trapped as with other models
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  • The warranty is good when compared to other similar priced machines
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The Cons

  • With some retailers offering big discounts on other mid-priced brands you could find a comparable machine at a lower price.
Bowflex 7 Series Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8.5
Appearance - 8.5
Running Area - 9
Comfort - 8
Reliability - 8
Noise - 8
Ease Of Use - 8
Controls - 8
Warranty - 8
Value for Money - 7.5
Best Price

The Bowflex 7 Series is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Also see our Treadmill Comparison Table

Whilst every effort is made to give you accurate information we cannot guarantee the technical specification. Models change on a regular basis and may differ slightly from the above review. We recommend you contact the retailer if you have a question regarding technical data. Please read our Legal Disclaimer

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