If you didn’t know that the BXT216 is a folding home-use treadmill, you might think it’s a light commercial model from the performance specs. The 4.0 CHP motor and Comfort Tech deck suspension are high-end. The belt system has a three-ply track and 2.75″ rollers, which is exceptional for a home gym. Digital technology on Bowflex Results equipment is outstanding as well. An integrated 9-inch color screen is your portal to 11 built-in workouts and especially immersive cardio training with the Zwift exercise app. Four users can save their profiles, and workout data can be exported to the manufacturer’s Results mobile app or a variety of third-party fitness apps such as Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, and MyFitnessPal. Take fitness to new levels with a chest strap for wireless heart rate monitoring and compatibility with the JRNY™ app that customizes and auto-adjusts running workouts based on individual progress. (JRNY™ integration replaces the 8-week trial subscription to Dailyburn video workouts that used to be included with purchase). All in all, the new BXT216 exceeds our expectations for an under-$3000 treadmill.
|Speed||0 - 12 mph|
|Incline||0 - 15%|
|Deck||22" x 60"|
|Belt||Durable 3-Ply 2.5mm|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Wireless Monitoring|
|Dimensions||84.5" x 38.5" x 54.7"|
|Display||9" Color LCD|
|Warranty||Frame/Drive Motor: 15 years; Mechanical Parts/Electronics: 5 years; Labor: 2 years|
Pros & Cons
- 22″ wide x 60″ long workout surface
- Folding treadmill frame
- Three-ply tread belt that requires no maintenance
- 4.0 CHP drive motor
- Top speed of 12 mph
- Power incline
- 9″ full color screen
- Burn Rate console shows per-minute calorie burn
- Supports four user profiles
- 11 built-in workout apps
- Allows real-time customization of workouts
- Includes JRNY™ app custom programming
- Includes ability to integrate with Zwift virtual workouts
- Bluetooth connectivity for wireless stats sharing
- Media shelf with USB charger
- Wireless heart rate receiver & strap
- Contact heart rate reader
- Speed and incline controls built into the handgrips
- Coated handrails
- Water bottle holder and accessory tray
- 400-pound load capacity
- Customer service is responsive and helpful
- No longer offers 8 week trial of Dailyburn workouts
- JRNY app subscription ongoing subscription fee ($149/year or $19.99/month)
- Difficult to move at 304 lbs. with no transport wheels
- Loud compared with similar models
The Bowflex Results T216 is a foldable treadmill designed for low maintenance and high performance. It carries a decent warranty for home use (2 years) and could likely hold its own against light commercial models. Some high-end features include a 4.0 CHP drive for serious running, a robust system of variable cushioning, a three-ply workout belt, and an oversized workout surface. Impressive workout variety is accessible with a 9″ color touchscreen. Besides the 11 built-in treadmill training programs, users can use Zwift digital workouts for treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes. Additionally, JRNY™ app integration allows you to enjoy progressive programming based on your goals.
Bowflex Results cardio trainers have full-color workout displays. The BXT216 console has a 9-inch screen and eleven built-in training programs for speed training, calorie burn, and other objectives. With a unique real-time customization feature, you can save any speed and incline changes that you make during a workout.
Additionally the treadmill’s media shelf make it convenient to integrate external programs with your tablet computer. Zwift integration is also included with Bowflex Results trainers. Zwift lets you exercise in immersive digital environments such as parks, city sidewalks, and even underwater realms ot volcanoes! You can design a custom avatar and virtually train with your real-life friends in the Zwift platform.
This top-of-the-line model has a 4.0 CHP drive motor to support your toughest training. The workout belt is extra roomy at 22″ wide and 60″ long, giving any trainee enough room to run at top speed in comfort.
To support efficient weight loss, the BXT216 features a Burn Rate Console. The display indicates your calorie burn per minute to add motivation and help you train harder for longer.
For faster calorie burn and lean muscle definition, a power incline is included.
The 9″-wide color screen is backlit for easy viewing. The console has Bluetooth, a tablet computer ledge and a charging port. The machine requires Bowflex JRNY App membership.
Four user profiles are supported, which helps make this a “family treadmill” in addition to a great trainer for the single runner.
The deck is very well-cushioned, even for trainees approaching the machine’s 400-pound weight limit. Called Comfort Tech, the high quality suspension system will minimize fatigue compared with outdoor running surfaces, promoting better endurance and faster progress toward fitness goals.
The BXT216 features a three-ply belt for maintenance-free performance and the belt rollers are 2.75 inches in diameter. Both of these specs are expected on light commercial treadmills but not on the average residential model.
There’s no shortage of ways to keep your exercise varied and exciting. The 11 preloaded “Push and Go” programs each have their own button for ease in use. When connected with the Explore the World app, you can enjoy three free courses. If you enjoy them, purchasing a subscription unlocks even more. You can also take advantage of JRNY App AI technology integration for personalized workouts and feedback.
The BXT216 is loaded with beneficial features to prevent injury. The gentle gas shock SoftDrop Folding System promises safety, and you’re always covered in case of an emergency with the large, red “Stop” button and Safety Key.
A high quality wireless chest strap ships with the machine. Additionally, Bowflex Results fitness machines have grip heart rate monitors on their handlebars.
Speakers connect Bowflex Radio, although it doesn’t appear Bluetooth can be used for music.
Warranty & Guarantee
The factory-direct parts and labor warranties give excellent value for customers who buy Bowflex Results treadmills on sale. The warranty package includes coverage for:
15 Years Frame and Drive Motor
5 Years Mechanical Parts and Electronics
2 Years Labor
Exceptional for its price class, the BXT216 will make an excellent addition to any home gym. It’s the top machine in the Bowflex Result series for a reason. This is a high end machine built to last that delivers all of the features and programs anyone could want out of a home treadmill. Highly recommend for anyone with enough space and/or money to fit it into their lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the Bowflex BTX216 treadmill weigh?
What are the folded dimensions of the Bowflex BTX216 treadmill?
52.5″L x 38.5″W x 67″H
How hard is it to assemble the Bowflex BTX216 treadmill?
Assembly of the Bowflex BTX216 is easy. With just three screws and washers, there’s not a lot to keep track of in terms of hardware, and all tools are included. The only thing you may need is a pair of scissors. The step-by-step instructions come complete with pictures and are very simple to follow. 1. Connect input-output cables. 2. Attach the uprights and cross bar to frame assembly. 3. Place lower junction covers to uprights. 4. Connect cables, attach console assembly, and fully tighten all hardware. 5. Connect cables and attach side handlebars to frame assembly. 6. Snap upper and lower junction covers in place. 7. Attach crossbar tray and base shroud before connecting power cord.
How long does it take to assemble the Bowflex BTX216 treadmill?
Assembly only takes a half hour to an hour. While it’s easy to put it together, you should still have someone around to help, because it’s heavy.
Can I play music through the Bowflex BTX216 treadmill’s speakers via Bluetooth?
You can sync with the “Bowflex™ Results Series™” Fitness App on supported devices
What are the dimensions of the box that the Bowflex BTX216 treadmill comes in?
90″ L x 34.75″ W x 17.25″ H
What is the recommended ceiling height for the Bowflex BTX216 treadmill?
User height +16″