Thinking about getting the Bowflex Series 7?
The only remaining Bowflex treadmill offers a powerful motor, extra long belt, large variety of workout programs, easy fold-up, quick controls and a durable frame, all from a very reputable brand at a very reasonable price. What’s the catch?
Bowflex has not updated their treadmills in several years and with the Bowflex Series 3 and 5 no longer manufactured, the days of the Series 7 could be numbered as well. Treadmills are not Bowflex’s specialty, so the 7 Series got an 81.3% rating.
Regardless, this model is likely to remain a strong seller due to its balance of sweet extras with a friendly price tag. Read our full Bowflex Series 7 review below…
|Model||Bowflex Series 7|
|Best Price|| |
|Speed||0.5 - 11 mph|
|Incline||0 - 12%|
|Deck||20" x 60"|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips and Telemetric (2 Programs)|
|Dimensions||83" x 35" x 55.25"|
Folded: 65.5" x 40.87"
Weight: 298 lbs
|Display||Skylight Backlit LCD|
|Warranty||Frame: 15 Years|
Motor: 10 Years
Parts: 2 Years
Electronics: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 81.3/100. Folding treadmill, doesn’t feature mp3 compatibility or iFit Live workout options, but still includes some good features. Not Bowflex’s best product, but rated about 4 stars on average. In this price range, the 7 Series is worth considering.
- Industry standard 3.0 CHP motor
- Large 20″ x 60″ running surface
- The Strike Zone Cushioning system
- Vibrant backlit skylight LCD display
- Built-in three-speed workout fan
- SoftDrop folding included with purchase
- Not music compatible (iPod, speaker system)
- Some customers say it’s noisy
- No warranty coverage on deck
- Folds, but not very compact at 298 lbs.
The Bowflex Series 7 is a contender worth a second look in the $1,000-$1,500 price range.
The motor (3.0 CHP) and size of the deck (20″ x 60″), two aspects that most consider a must for a solid treadmill are more than adequate on the Series 7.
The Bowflex Series 7 also offers 15 pre-defined workout programs, pulse grips and telemetric heart rate monitoring, Backlite Skylight LCD display and The Strike Zone Cushioning on the deck.
There are a wide range of workout options on the Bowflex Series 7 including manual, cardio, fat burn, speed interval jogger, hill intervals, heart strength/recovery test, calorie goal, distance goal, cardio heart rate calculation and body mass index (BMI) test.
Additionally, the treadmill offers two custom programs for further customization as well as two heart rate programs.
Utilize the built-in pulse grips or telemetric option for quick heart rate readouts.
The trainer is not compatible with iFit Live, but the number of pre-defined workout programs will suffice.
Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill Features
The Series 7 keeps you motivated with Backlite Skylight LCD display which keeps you informed during intense workouts.
The 20″ x 60″ running surface and 3.0 CHP motor will accommodate just about any user on a 300 lbs. max user weight frame backed by a 15 year guarantee (read more warranty information, below).
The Bowflex Series 7 fits in your home with cutting-edge SoftDrop folding technology. The trainer folds up to a fairly compact 41″ x 35″ x 66 ” size, though the 298 lb. weight of the machine does not necessary make it extremely compact.
Reach speeds up to 11 mph and incline 0 to 12 percent, and stay cool during your exercise with a built-in 3-speed cooling fan.
The Bowflex Series 7 features The Strike Zone patent cushioning system on a durable 2-ply belt.
Additionally, the trainer has two bottle/cup holders.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Bowflex Series 7 treadmill warranty and guarantee package includes:
– Frame: 15 Years
– Motor: 10 Years
– Parts: 2 Years
– Electronics: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year
Return Policy: 6 weeks, 100% money-back. Call (800) 675-9973 and ship back for refund of purchase price.
Overall, the Series 7 from Bowflex is a fantastic choice for a treadmill. The treadmill hasn’t been updated in the past few years, which leads us to believe they might be upgrading this treadmill in the next couple years.
Regardless, thanks to the success of this best-seller, Bowflex will likely keep the Bowflex Series 7 around at a similar price with a more expensive, newly-upgraded model in the near future. We’ll update this review as soon as we hear anything from Bowflex.
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