The Bowflex Treadmill 10 is an all-around impressive treadmill from Bowflex for home use – it has the specs to serve a whole household for many years. Overall it stands out for exceeding competitors’ deals and adding a mix of other features you won’t see anywhere else.
The T10 will elevate your running experience with a -5% to +15% high-performance motorized incline. You’ll challenge your best effort and beat the boredom of flat workouts by walking or running through the hills.
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 has a 10″ HD touchscreen and 13 unique training programs with four user profiles. Examples of overall goals for the different programs are calorie burn, speed, and cardio endurance. In addition, heart rate monitoring is available with wireless (HR armband included) and integrated pulse sensors.
JRNY™ digital platform takes you on an adventure through 50+ scenic destinations from around the planet. Explore them at your speed from the comfort of your home. For stats sharing, the T10 console is Bluetooth enabled. You can track your workout stats through the JRNY app and link the treadmill to other popular fitness apps via Bluetooth.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Bowflex Treadmill 10
Warranty: Frame 15 years / Motor 15 years / Parts 5 years / Electronics 1 year / Labor 2 years
My rating: 9.25/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 85L x 39.6W x 65.3H inches (215.8L x 100.5W x 165.9H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 60L x 22W inches (152.4L x 55.9W cm)
- Assembled weight: 323 lbs (146.5 kg)
- Max. weight capacity: 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
- Deck cushioning: Comfort Tech™
- SoftDrop Folding System
- Motor: 4.0 CHP
- Speed levels: 0-12 MPH
- Decline/Incline: Motorized, -5 through +15%
- Adjustable HD touchscreen (wi-fi connection required)
- Bluetooth enabled
- 10-inch (25.4 cm) interactive console
- Built-in JRNY™ experience (Membership required; Free 1-year trial included with purchase.)
- Integrated HR Hand grips
- Amenities: HR armband, sound system, cooling fan, USB charging port, 2x bottle holder, an accessory tray with towel support
- Warranty: Frame 15 years / Motor 15 years / Parts 5 years / Electronics 1 year / Labor 2 years
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 is a heavy-duty treadmill built on a sturdy steel frame. The fully assembled machine weighs approximately —323 lbs (146.5 kg), which offers a lot of stability and support. There are some plastic and ABS parts in its construction. However, these only fulfill a protective or cosmetic role and don’t influence its overall sturdiness.
Its adjustable, rubberized stabilizers improve its overall stability on the front metallic base frame. In addition, the machine’s steel parts come double-coated with a corrosion-resistant and scratch-resistant paint finish. The color is black, with the Bowflex logo painted red and white.
This Bowflex treadmill is considerably large. When fully assembled, it’s 85″ (215.8 cm) long and 39.6″ (100.5 cm) wide. It also is advisable to have at least three feet of clearance at the deck’s rear and at least two clearance feet on each side for safe operation. Thus, it’s not exactly a machine for a small room or apartment.
On the other hand, the frame features a folding design. The deck folds up, and in this position, the machine’s length is reduced by approximately one-half, offering better storage possibilities. The folding mechanism integrates a hydraulic lift, which helps you unfold the deck, preventing any damage from dropping quickly.
Despite its impressive weight, this treadmill isn’t too difficult to move once assembled. The middle part of its metallic base features two small transport wheels, which ease the folded machine’s relocation.
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 features quite an impressive deck construction. To begin with, it can support users up to 400 lbs (181.4 kg).
It features the Bowflex Comfort Tech Cushioning, a suspension when running on the top surface. For instance, this is key because many runners complain of ankle or knee pain while running. The extra support makes it possible to find relief even running a long distance on the new treadmill.
Bowflex has taken the time to focus on this and has emphasized its latest design improvements. As a result, the Comfort Tech cushioning is robust, refined, and offers modern users the type of protection needed.
The deck integrates extra-large, crowned rollers equipped with industrial-grade ball bearings for smooth motion and a long lifespan. In addition, the belt is highly durable, stretch-resistant, and designed to provide superior adherence.
The running surface offered by it is 60″L x 22″W (152.4L x 55.9W cm) and can comfortably accommodate users up to 6’6″ (198 cm), promoting a healthy, natural motion without any restrictions.
T10 Incline and step-up height
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 comes with a motorized decline/incline system. It consists of a small lift powered by the incline motor situated at the front of the deck.
The decks’ decline/incline is adjustable from the console, buttons on the front handlebars, knobs on the handrails, and automatically during onboard workout programs. In addition, the machine needs a connection to a power circuit for it to work.
The incline system offers a decline/incline range between -5% and +15%. Adjustments are in increments of 1%. The console features quick incline controls for the -5, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 settings, but gradual incline adjustments are also available.
Also, some of the onboard programs of the T10 machine control incline. The machine will auto-adjust the deck’s incline according to the current workout segment.
At 0% incline, the running surface of the deck is approx. 10″ (25.4 cm) above floor level. With the slope set up to 15%, the deck’s highest point reaches a height of 16″ (40.7 cm). Therefore, it’s advisable to place and use the machine in a room with a ceiling at least 21″ (53.3 cm) higher than the height of the tallest user.
This Bowflex Treadmill 10 has a 4.0 CHP heavy-duty motor. It’s a continuous-duty motor withstands prolonged workouts at maximum speed without overheating or losing performance, even if the user is near the maximum weight capacity.
A small flywheel is a motor component that reduces vibration, rendering the running experience much smoother. The motor itself generates very little noise when the machine is in use. However, your cadence will produce some sound when running at high speeds.
The T10 offers a speed range of 0.5 MPH and 12 MPH. The speed adjusts exclusively by the user from the console, and the console does not automatically adjust the speed during any of the onboard workout programs.
You’ll find gradual and quick adjustment keys for speed like the incline. In addition, the speed is adjustable in increments of 0.1 MPH. Therefore, it lets you see the perfectly suited pace for each workout.
The T10 comes with a standard US 3-prong plug, not an adapter. It requires a 120V 15A power circuit. The machine requires connecting to a power circuit without other devices connected to the same circuit to avoid power surges. Using a surge suppressor to prevent damage to the motor or console is not wrong.
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 has a high-performance console featuring a large, 10″ HD touchscreen. It shows time, distance, speed, incline, total calories burned, average calories burned per minute, and heart rate. In addition, it has a burn rate display, which shows the calories burned for a minute at the current workout levels.
The speed and distance are in either metric or imperial units. In addition, the console can monitor your heart rate via integrated pulse sensors in the front handlebars.
However, it’s also telemetric; it can read your pulse via an HR chest strap that operates in the 4.5kHz – 5.5kHz. Unfortunately, an HR chest strap does not come with the machine. However, an HR armband comes with the treadmill.
This Bowflex Treadmill 10 is compatible with the JRNY™ digital platform and other virtual training apps.
Meet the digital fitness platform that gets to know you. It assesses your fitness level and recommends workouts based on your abilities, available time, mood, and the workout experiences you like best. Follow along with clever, structured coaching that guides you through the highs and lows of every workout.
You can stick to one routine or explore something new and personalized every day of the week. No matter what you choose, the JRNY® digital fitness platform keeps you on track for long-term success in health and fitness. This app tracks your goals gives you awards for reaching those goals and maintains a journal of your progress.
Binge-watch your existing Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ accounts from the adjustable HD touchscreen. (However, JRNY Membership is required to stream these shows, and your subscription to the entertainment app is also required.)
The JRNY experience assesses your fitness level, creates daily workouts that adjust as you improve, and provides coaching and feedback. (JRNY app subscription is required.)
Hike, walk, or sprint through 50+ scenic destinations worldwide. First, take an adventure through these destinations from around the planet. Then, explore them at your speed from the comfort of your home. The JRNY® digital platform provides tailored features for one year, completely free. Afterward, membership is approximately $20.00 per month.
T10 Workout Programs
The unit’s console features 13 unique workout programs with four user profiles. The nine preset programs are Fat Burn, Calorie Burn, Calorie Goal, Target Heart Rate, 8 Min. Interval, and 16 Min. Interval and Strength.
The Custom program allows you to design your program, save it, and reuse it whenever possible. The Manual Mode allows you to run, jog, or walk freely, to adjust the speed and incline you like during your session.
The T10 has four user profiles. This feature is excellent to have if multiple persons use the machine. Each user can have their settings with their data, such as age, weight, gender, display units, and sound volume. This way, the console can calculate the number of calories each user burns with higher accuracy.
The Bowflex Treadmill 10 console features a cooling fan, a sound system, a tablet holder, and several accessory trays in extras. The cooling fan is at the unit’s bottom; it has 3-speed low, medium, and high settings.
The T10 sound system consists of two speakers at the touchscreen’s bottom. This sound system is compatible with most MP3 players, tablets, or smartphones, so you can play your music through it anytime you exercise. Or, with JRNY, discover an ever-changing lineup of new playlists to blast through the built-in Bluetooth speakers.
And finally, the tablet holder is just above the unit’s speakers. It has an anti-slip surface and is just below the touchscreen display. So, if you place a tablet on it, it blocks the view of your workout stats. However, the treadmill is Bluetooth compatible and can sync with your tablet or smart device to stay on track with your workout stats.
T10 Assembly and Maintenance
Bowflex does a great job with their assembly manual – better than most, I’d say. They provide easy-to-see images with each step, clearly showing which hardware is for each step. The assembly process for Treadmill 10 is pretty straightforward. Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than an hour of your time. All the necessary tools for the assembly come with the machine.
The deck comes primarily pre-assembled, so you’d be responsible for attaching the uprights, attaching the console, and connecting a few accessories like covers. There are a few more cable connections with the hi-tech tablet than usual, but that shouldn’t be that bad, either.
It’s a good idea to have at least two people around when it comes time to assemble because, as I mentioned, this is a vast, heavy treadmill. Also, having someone around to hold the console while you make cable connections will make it much more manageable.
For maintenance, the lubrication of the deck is after every 25 hours of usage. For this, you should use 100% pure silicone lubricant. In addition, the belt and the surface underneath the deck should be vacuumed and cleaned periodically to prevent any objects, textile fibers, or dust from being dragged into the motor or clogging the air vents.
It’s also advisable to regularly inspect the machine for loose or damaged parts and retighten or replace them as needed.
- Sturdy overall construction;
- It has a durable deck, being able to support users up to 400 lbs;
- Professional-looking design;
- Adjustable stabilizers with rubber caps;
- Transport wheels;
- Folding deck, equipped with a soft-drop hydraulic cylinder;
- Comfort Tech™ deck cushioning, which softens the landing of the foot at the front and propels kick-off at the rear for an energy boost;
- It has a 3-ply light commercial belt for a prolonged lifespan;
- 4.0 CHP, heavy-duty motor;
- Speed range between 0.5 and 12 MPH, offering the possibility to perform a wide array of workouts;
- Speed control in increments of 0.1 MPH, offering the possibility to find the pace that fits perfectly for you;
- Automatic decline/incline, -5% – +15%;
- Nine preset workout programs and four user profiles;
- The console is Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to use the JRNY™ digital platform or connect to the Zwift virtual training app;
- A USB port for charging your tablet or phone and for workout data transfer;
- Various amenities, such as a sound system, tablet holder, 3-speed fan, bottle/accessory holders;
- Pulse sensors and telemetry enabled console;
- The HR armband comes included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Its operation is smooth and reasonably quiet;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Consistent warranty plan.
- The massive unit requires at least two people for transport and assembly;
- The cooling fan isn’t too overpowering.
Bowflex Treadmill 10 Summary
Although the Bowflex Treadmill 10 is not a commercial unit, it has a gym-grade machine’s construction and sturdiness. It can support users up to 400 lbs and has a powerful 4.0 CHP motor and an automatic decline/incline system. In addition, its deck features an excellent cushioning system, while the console offers nine preset workout programs and four user profiles. The console is also Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to use the JRNY™ digital platform or connect to the Zwift virtual training app.
Moreover, it’s a treadmill perfect for light to intense cardio workouts, interval training, stamina and strength development, and weight loss. And finally, although it’s not an affordable unit, it offers outstanding value.
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Please note you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.