Another Treadmill which is worth mentioning would be Bowflex 7 series treadmill. Bowflex is a subsidiary of Nautilus Fitness who have been into the exercise equipment business since 1986. Nautilus also owns brands like Schwinn, Stairmaster and Trimline and they’re the second largest producer of exercise equipment in the world. Bowflex offers 3 treadmill models: the 3 series, 5 series and 7 series treadmill.
Bowflex series 7 treadmill is one of the best models by the company.
It has a powerful 3.0 CHP motor with speeds from .5 to 11 mph and inclines from 0-12% which is good enough for a variety of treadmill workouts. Walking area is 20″ x 60″. 15 programming options help the user choosing the best program according to the fitness goals. Bowflex treadmills offer Strike Zone™ deck suspension cushioning to make your workouts a little more comfortable by providing a soft landing and a firm lift of the foot.
The user weight this machine can handle is 300lbs while the machine itself weighs at around 298 lbs which makes it heavy and stable as well. Treadmill is quite easy to store thanks to cutting-edge SoftDrop™ technology. Folds up to a compact 41″ x 35″ x 66 ” size. Although it is easy to fold, and built in wheels are provided, it is a little difficult to move around because of its weight.
Other features would include a 3 speed fan and 2 bottle holders.
Warranty is as under-
Frame – 15 years
Motor – 10 years
Parts/Electronics – 2 years
Labor – 1 year
Bowflex 7 series treadmill has been rated as the best buy in its class by Consumer reports in Feb’96. How ever the treadmill could be better without the use of much plastic.
Over all, A good option to consider in its price range especially in folding treadmill category.