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Bowflex SelectTech 560 Review

Quick Summary

Meet the world’s smartest dumbbells! Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells combine strength training with high technology to maximize results.

Bluetooth is provided to track weight lifted and count reps and sets, and a Bowflex app provides video training for all ability levels.

Each cutting-edge selectorized dumbbell can quickly be adjusted with dial settings from 5 to 60 pounds.

Learn more from our full SelectTech 560 Dumbbells review below.

Specifications

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Model Bowflex SelectTech 560
Rating

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89.7%
List Price

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$499
Best Price

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$499
Type

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Free Weights
Max. Weight

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60 lbs x 2
Exercises

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unlimited
Seat

The seat on a Home Gym can be adjustable, padded, or detached.

Bench (optional)
User Weight

Home Gym User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this Home Gym will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

Dumbbells:
15.8"L x 9.3"W x 8.6"H (Each)
Workout Area

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N/A
Legs

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do leg workouts or not.

Abs

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has abdominal workouts or not.

Curls

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do arm curls or not.

Pulldown

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do pulldown workouts or not.

Rows

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Accessories

Many Home Gyms have optional accessories you can purchase separately.

Bench: $199
Stand: $139
Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

2 Years (mechanical)

1 Year (electronics)

Rating: 89.7%

Our Rating

Rating: 89.7/100. SelectTech 560 Dumbbells by Bowflex are the world’s top dumbbells with Bluetooth technology to enhance performance. Easily adjusting from 5 to 60 pounds (2.27 to 28.1 kg), each SelectTech 560 unit does the work of a full weight rack while taking up little space. To choose a weight simply turn the equipment’s dial to the desired setting and the extra plates will stay behind. More than 30 exercises are supported to help the trainee get tight abs, firm legs, sculpted arms and a strong chest. The dimensions for the entire Bowflex weight set are just 15.8″ L x 9.3″ W x 8.6″ H.

The MSRP for Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells is $499. This strength training equipment is sold with a two-year warranty on mechanical parts and a one-year warranty on electrical parts. A bench and a storage rack are sold separately. Also available are SelectTech 552 Dumbbells with a max weight of 52 pounds and SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells with a max weight of 90 pounds.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Strength training with 5 to 60 pounds
  • 16 weight settings
  • Integrated Bluetooth tracking
  • 3DT (Three Dimensional Trainer) mobile app provides video coaching
  • No assembly required
  • Rust-proof

Cons:

  • High price for dumbbells
  • Electrical warranty is short

Introduction

Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells represent a revolutionary new kind of strength trainer. While cardio machines have been “smart” for years, strength equipment is rarely connected with the web. These selectorized dumbbells can wirelessly track weight, count reps and count sets, plus they work with a video coaching app that helps ensure great form.

Workouts

Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells can support more than 30 strength exercises for the upper body and core. A free app with video guidance and six weeks of daily workouts is available for customers using devices with iOS 7.1 and higher. Strength coaching is provided for everyone from novices to advanced athletes.

Bowflex SelectTech 560 Features

Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells have 16 weight settings ranging from five to 60 pounds. This helps ensure that people at varied fitness levels can choose light resistance for toning or heavier resistance to build bulk. The settings on Bowflex 560 Dumbbells are: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 pounds. For even more challenge try the SelectTech 1090 set instead.

Bluetooth technology helps ensure that you’re using proper form for strength training. It also tracks the weight used and can count reps and sets. Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells can export data to a wireless app for easy tracking.
Compatible equipment including a Bowflex bench and an advanced rack with media shelf are sold separately. The stand isn’t necessary but it can make it easier to correctly position your body for weightlifting.

Warranty & Guarantee

Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells have the following warranty coverage:
– Mechanical parts: 2 years
– Electronic parts: 1 year

Conclusion

Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells can help almost any trainee develop strength and tone. While taking up very little space this equipment can eliminate the need for strength training at a paid gym, and the comprehensive video coaching helps replace a personal trainer. We’d like to see a longer warranty on the cutting-edge electronics, but overall these innovative weights are highly recommended for home gyms. Similar Bowflex models with different maximum weight settings are the SelectTech 552 and SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells.