As the 2022 models roll out to fitness fans far and wide, it’s out with the old and in with the new. I’m a big fan of the Bowflex brand across many items. This year it’s leading strong in the treadmill battle as it replaces the discontinued BXT116 with the new Treadmill 10, its entry-level unit beneath the Treadmill 22. Priced at $1,999, purchase includes a one-year membership to the JRNY Fitness app, valued at $149, and free shipping. Equipped with a 10-inch adjustable HD console, the treadmill is also Bluetooth-enabled for smart devices and purchase includes a heart rate armband.
Measuring 85 x 39.6 x 65.3 inches with a machine weight of 323 pounds, the Treadmill 10 offers a great warranty of 15 years for the frame and motor, five years for mechanical parts, one year for electronics, and two years for labor. Expect specials and discounts to pick up throughout the year, particularly around the holidays. Whether for the occasional jog or a dedicated plan, read my detailed review below and see why this treadmill is sure to be a hot item for fans of home fitness.
|Model||Bowflex Treadmill 10|
|Speed||0 - 12 mph|
|Incline||-5 - 15%|
|Deck||22" x 60"|
|Belt||Durable 3-Ply 2.5mm|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips and HR armband|
|Dimensions||85" x 39.6" x 65.3"|
|Display||10" adjustable HD touchscreen|
|Warranty||15 years frame/motor; 5 years parts/electronics; 2 years labor|
Rating: 95/100. The 2022 Bowflex treadmill lineup debuted at the onset of 2022 with the Treadmill 10 and Treadmill 22. Frankly, for an entry-level unit, the Treadmill 10 comes loaded. But it’s a competitive market this year and I’ve seen many improvements across the brands. Equipped with a 10-inch adjustable HD console, the Treadmill 10 is built to work with the JRNY Fitness app and is also compatible with Zwift. Another great point about the Bowflex treadmills is unlike other brands which lock users into their own proprietary apps, users of the Treadmill 10 can access Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max as well. This is a big benefit and I personally park my treadmill in front of my television so I can double up between my workout app and Netflix. A Wi-Fit connection is required and the treadmill is Bluetooth-enabled, iOS and Android compatible, and comes with a USB charging port.
For those seeking high-tech heart rate training, the machine comes with integrated contact grips and purchase includes a Bluetooth HR armband. The touchscreen is designed to track heart rate among the other metrics. Users also have access to a built-in media shelf, accessory tray, water bottle holder, and Bluetooth speakers. A foldable treadmill, the unit offers deck cushioning, a solid 22 x 60-inch running surface, transport wheels, and a maximum user weight of 400 pounds.
Whether for running, walking, or jogging, the Treadmill 10 offers a decline/incline of -5% to 15% and top speed of 12 mph. Bowflex treadmills and other exercise equipment such as the Max Trainers are designed to work with the JRNY Fitness App, but they also work with Zwift. A newer exercise app for treadmills, Zwift has already made great gains in the world of indoor cycle training. The new treadmill workouts for Zwift let you virtually explore volcanoes and otherwise make cardio workouts anything but ordinary.
- 22” wide x 60” long track
- 4.0 HP motor
- Top speed 12 mph
- Power decline/incline -5% to 15%
- 10″ full color adjustable console
- One-year free subscription to JRNY Fitness app
- Media shelf with USB charger
- Wireless heart rate receiver and chest strap
- Speed and incline controls built into the handgrips
- Coated handrails
- Water bottle holder
- 400-pound load capacity
- Motor horsepower is not listed on the company website and information requests from users have not been answered
- Large footprint and heavy machine for in-home use
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 is an all-round impressive treadmill with features fit for any age or stage. Priced at $1,999, the treadmill does come with a free one-year subscription to the JRNY Fitness app valued at $149. A wee bit pricier than some of its peers, it does come with better features than other entry-level units, such as an included HR armband, and -5% to 15% decline/incline. Read on for details about the new Bowflex treadmill workout programs, features, and warranty.
Built to work with the JRNY Fitness app, the Bowflex Treadmill 10 can offer personalized workouts adapted to the user’s past performance, and take them through more than 50 scenic locations on a 10-inch HD screen. Structured virtual coaching is also offered by way of this program, as well curated playlists of favored music through Bluetooth speakers.
While the Treadmill 10 does not offer any built-in programs, the machine is built to work with Zwift, and its screen can bring Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max to the workout as well. This is a big plus for those who choose to discontinue the $19.99 per month JRNY service after the year is up. Comparable apps such as iFit found on the NordicTrack and ProForm machines run $39 per month, and all in all, JRNY seems to be a well received program users can take on the road by way of other devices. It also tracks metrics for other Bowflex equipment, meaning a home gym can continue to grow in pieces to include Bowflex Max Trainers, bikes, ellipticals, and weights.
Or, users can always choose to simply walk or run on the treadmill without these features. Whether training for 5Ks or just walking to lose weight, the Treadmill 10 offers beginners and advanced users equal options.
Bowflex Treadmill 10 Features
The Treadmill 10 comes into the market as the brand’s entry level unit, with the Treadmill 22 as the advanced model. Price at $1,999 and $2,699 respectively, the Treadmill 22 brings a 22-inch adjustable HD touchscreen and a 7-inch taller machine overall. With a decline/incline of 5% and 20% the Treadmill 22 also features extended handlebar grips. Otherwise, the primary specs of the two treadmills are the same.
The Treadmill 10 has a 22 x 60-inch running surface atop a cushioned belt. Measuring 85 x 39.6 x 65.3 inches, the machine weighs 323 pounds and sports a 400-pound user weight limit. Equipped with a 10-inch adjustable HD touchscreen, the unit does require a Wi-Fi connection and is Bluetooth-enabled, iOS and Android compatible, and features a USB charging port. With -5% decline and 15% incline and a top speed of 12mph, the treadmill’s heart rate functions include integrated contact grips as well as Bluetooth-enabled HR armband.
Other comfort features include a built-in media shelf, accessory tray, water bottle holder, Bluetooth speakers, and transport wheels.
Questions & Answers
- What are the major differences between the Bowflex Treadmill 10 and the Bowflex 22?
In addition to the larger treadmill having a 22-inch adjustable HD touchscreen as opposed to a 10-inch model, it’s also about 7 inches taller. The Treadmill 22 also features a decline/incline of 5% and 20% as opposed to the Treadmill 10’s 15% incline.
- Can you listen to or stream music to the speakers on the Bowflex Treadmill 10?
Users can plug the media cable which comes with the treadmill into their tablet, phone, or other device to play music through the speakers. Volume is controlled through the device.
- Does the Bowflex Treadmill 10 work with Zwift so that it automatically changes the elevation to match the program?
No, this program does not work like iFit with the NordicTrack and ProForm models.
- How loud is the Bowflex Treadmill 10 when in use?
Our experience and that of other users is that this model is very quiet relative to the competition.
- Is the Bowflex Treadmill 10 easy to assemble?
Actually, yes. It’s always easier to assemble a treadmill with a friend to help, but overall this machine is quite simple to put together.
Training Tips for Bowflex Treadmill 10
As a competitive bodybuilder, I find High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to be a necessity when preparing for a meet. Indoor cardio can be particularly tough for those whose attention spans drift off during the workout, and one of the great features of the Bowflex Treadmill 10 is the diversity of streaming options. In addition to the JRNY Fitness app workouts, this unit can also stream Netflix, Hulu, and other online programs. Personally, I have never in my life been able to run long distance without at minimum music. Other machines in this price range can be a bit limited when it comes to entertainment as their screens are designed to work with just one program. If hard cardio for weight loss is in your plans, consider incorporating the Netflix or Hulu app here. It’s a lot easier to get a full hour in when watching a television show than staring blankly at the wall. This style of training helped me cut from 212 pounds in January to 165 in June for the NPC Indiana Natural.
Another key advantage with this treadmill is the 15% incline. By all means, take advantage of that. The steeper the incline the more calories one can burn, even if at slower speeds. For those unaccustomed to running fast on a treadmill, hiking at high incline can have a comparable effect.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Bowflexs warranty here is a good value for customers including:
- 15 Years Coverage on Frame and Motor, with five years on parts and electronics, and two years for labor
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 brings a lot of features for a home treadmill, particularly by way of interactive training and heart rate monitoring. Priced by the company at $1,999 it’s a solid buy for sure and we do expect pricing deals throughout the year. The only real concern is the company is not disclosing the horsepower of the motor, which we feel a bit odd, but it does bring a solid warranty and good reputation. Overall we’d rank this unit highly on all levels.