Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill review 2020

Product Review

Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill

The Bowflex Series 7 treadmill was quite popular several years ago.

With a ‘Best Buy’ rating from a leading consumer magazine, it got a lot of people’s attention.

With an overall sleek design, strong motor, extra long belt, and positive user treadmill reviews the Series 7 offers you alot for under $1500.


  • Price: $1399
  • Motor: 3.0 HP
  • Speed: 0.5-11 MPH
  • Incline:  0-12%
  • Treadbelt: 20 x 60″
  • Folding: Yes
  • Heart Rate Control: No
  • Workout Programs: 15
  • Warranty: Frame for 15 years, motor for 10 years, parts/electronics for 2 years and service for 1 year

Verdict: Recommended

There’s no doubt that the Bowflex Series 7 treadmill is a great value buy.  It offers excellent motor power, stable feel, an extra long belt, decent warranty and high expert and user reviews.

While the price has come down a bit, which is another plus, there’s also a lot of competition in this field. And some models are starting to eclipse the Series 7 in terms of what you get for the money

If you want a comparable treadmill in terms of price that has also rated highly, try the Sole F80 which also has high ratings, a higher 15% incline, mp3/iPod music port with speakers and a longer warranty.

Product Pros And Cons

Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill

1) High Powered Motor:  A 3.0 Continuous Duty HP motor power is impressive at this price point. It will also give you enough power to run or walk without too much strain on the treadmill.

2) High Expert and User Ratings – With a “Best Buy” in 2006 from a leading consumer magazine, many people took notice of the Series 7.  Since then, it has built up a lot of positive buzz from buyer reviews. 

Users especially like the sturdy feel of the treadmill and the quiet operation. Some users however did warn about the heaviness of the treadmill (so you may need a few people to move it.)

Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill Review 2020

We tried this treadmill out back in 2006 and have to agree – it did give a very solid feel, even when you run. And while some users complained about the console ergonomics, we actually liked the display.

3) Solid Warranty – While it isn’t the best warranty out there, it’s still a good one. The warranty covers the frame for frame for 15 years, motor for 10 years, parts/electronics for 2 years and labor for 1 year.

4) 15 Workout Programs – You get some workout variety with 15 built in workout programs including two heart rate calculation, two user-defined, and a body mass index test.

5) Long 60″ Treadbelt – Although several other treadmills in the price range also offer a 60″ treadbelt, this is still one of the best treadbelt lengths out there  Taller users or those who really want to pick up the pace will appreciate the length of belt.


  • High Powered Motor
  • High Expert and User Ratings
  • Solid Warranty
  • 15 Workout Programs
  • Long 60" Treadbelt


  • No Prominent Weaknesses
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