Bowflex Series 3 Treadmill, motorized and ready to go the distance in getting you fit! Get low-impact, high-cardio workout benefits right at home! With grip heart reading and 6 preset programs. Here's how Bowflex will have you flexing all your fitness muscles: Strike Zone deck suspension offers a comfortable surface that's easy on feet, ankles, knees and hips. You get a soft landing and a firm lift-off on the roomy 20 x 54" surface 6 preset programs. Quick keys for Walk, Jog, Run speeds, with speed range from .5-10 mph; 4-window LED dot matrix display; Durable 1.75 HP continuous duty motor, made to last 2" precision rollers; Contact grip heart rate sensors; Fold-up treadmill with soft-drop declining, so it's portable and easy to store; 2 bottle / cup holders; Measures 77 x 35 x 55 1/4"h. open. Folded it's 39 x 35 x 60"h. Weighs approx. 300 lbs. Some assembly required. Maximum user weight 250 lbs.
With a fold-up capability for easy storage and durable construction for rugged use, the Bowflex Series 3 Treadmill is an intense cardio workout system for the home gym. It offers a 1.75 horsepower continuous-duty motor; six workout programs for workout variety (including manual, cardio, fat burn, and hills); grip heart rate monitoring; and an LED computer display to track your metrics as you exercise.
The Series 3 offers a 1.75 horsepower continuous-duty motor, six workout programs for workout variety, grip heart rate monitoring; and an LED computer display to track your metrics as you exercise.
A generously sized walking and running belt surface area measures 20 by 54 inches and features Bowflex's unique Strike Zone deck cushioning system for ultimate support, stability, and comfort during your lift-off and landing motions. Whether you're looking for a slow walk or a fast run, the Series 3 has a speed range up to 10 miles per hour and an incline grade up to 12%, allowing you to customize your workout pace and program every time. Maximum user capacity weight is 275 pounds.
Speed range: 0.5-10 miles per hour/0.8-16.1 kilometers per hour
Incline range: 0-12%
1.75 horsepower continuous-duty motor
Six workout programs: manual, cardio, running, fat burn, speed interval jogger, and hill intervals
Grip heart rate monitoring
Four-window LED computer display with 10 x 21 dot matrix
Product dimensions: 77 inches long by 35 inches wide by 55.25 inches tall/196 by 89 by 140 centimeters
Folded dimensions: 39 inches long by 35 inches wide by 60 inches tall/99 by 89 by 152 centimeters
Machine weight: 298 pounds/135 kilograms
Maximum user weight: 275 pounds/125 kilograms
Power requirements: 120VAC 15A non-GFI grounded outlet
Strike Zone deck cushioning provides soft landing and firm lift-off
Rollers measure 2 inches/5 centimeters
Walking/running surface area measures 20 inches wide by 54 inches long/51 by 137 centimeters
Two bottle/cup holders
Manufacturer's Warranty Frame - 15 years; motor - 10 years; parts/electronics - 2 years; labor - 1 year
What's in the Box? Bowflex Series 3 treadmill, user's manual, warranty information
About Treadmills Walking is still considered one of the most beneficial cardiovascular exercises for people of all ages, body types, and fitness levels. As a fundamental form of aerobic training, walking has numerous physical benefits for the heart, lungs, and circulatory system, while also increasing muscle tone and burning fat calories. Treadmills provide a convenient way to regularly exercise in all weather conditions in the comfort and safety of your own home.
From beginners just starting an exercise regimen to advanced athletes looking to maintain their fitness level, anyone interested in getting and staying in shape can benefit greatly from regular use of a treadmill. Treadmills allow you to determine the pace, distance, and complexity of the workout based on your needs, all while watching television, talking on the telephone, or reading a magazine. Much easier on sensitive joints like the knees and hips, treadmill walking and running surfaces are typically long, padded platforms that allow ample room for a long stride and comfortable, low-impact walk or jog without the harsh contact of a concrete surface.
While many different types, styles, and price ranges of treadmills exist, many of them offer unique features like a fold-up design for easy storage, an electronic display monitor showing speed, distance, workout time, incline level, and burned calories, and EKG grip pulses to monitor the heart rate while exercising. Regardless of the simple to complex features you may choose, treadmills offer an array of aerobic exercise opportunities that will provide long-lasting beneficial cardiovascular results without a commute to the gym or a jog in the rain.
Speed range is 0.5-10 miles per hour; incline range is 0-12%
Workout programs include manual, cardio, running, fat burn, speed interval jogger, and hill intervals
Folds-up for easy storage and portability
Warranty: frame - 15 years, motor - 10 years, parts/electronics - 2 years, labor - 1 year
Features a 1.75 horsepower continuous-duty motor
Almost perfect home machine The only thing I wish this treadmill included was an option that would allow me to save MY settings for a workout. There are several pre-programmed workouts, and I've tried most or all of them. Over time, my speed is increasing, so I'm not using the pre-programmed settings as-is. I typically have to do one or more button presses each time the treadmill changes to another part of a program, in order to increase the speed to where I want it.
Aside from that, however, this is a wonderful machine. Our old treadmill had finally died after 10 years or so. And I hadn't REALLY been doing enough of a workout on it. With the Bowflex Series 3, I set the treadmill for the program and time I want and start working out. By doing this every day, I've started to slowly lose a little weight, and more importantly, my HDL (the good cholesterol) has increased over the past few months from 38 to a current 54 (goal is at least HDL of 60). I absolutely credit this machine for the substantial improvement in my health....more info
Finally, I am motivated to work out. I make excuses for my lack of exercise. I hate it. This machine has given me huge motivation to use because it is sturdy, easy to operate and it is inviting. I especially like that when you lift the walking part, it lowers using hydraulic power, I don't have to be strong to move it around. We live in the North, so getting exercise in the winter is imperative for our best health. All of my family are beginning to use this product. It was well worth the money....more info
So far so good...... it has a power switch? Well, so far this machine has been wokring for me. I'm about 220 lbs and have been running on it and it's still in one piece. I wish I would have gotten a model a little higher up but for the price this works great and is easy to fold up. I put it togeather myself but wish I had help getting the main part out of the box because it was a tad heavy. The assembly is pretty simple but I'm not sure about the directions. On the front of the treadmill there is a reset button and a power button. I thought the darn thing was broke because when I plugged it in it wasn't turning on. After some reasearch I read about a power switch located towards the bottom. Needless to say, I felt pretty stupid. All around, its a great machine for the price....more info
Cross your fingers and hope you get a good one Bought this treadmill about 18 mo.'s ago in July 2007.
The Good: Solid, sturdy treadmill. Clearly not a cheap piece of junk. Not difficult to assemble. East to fold up (we don't really use that feature but I've tested it and it's not a problem).
The Bad: If you get a defective one, you're stuck; good luck trying to get it repaired, and good luck trying to return it. The problem with our treadmill (Bowflex Series 3) is that the running deck is at a permanent incline/elevation even after an attempted repair. First, we had to wrangle with Bowflex to get them to send someone out to look at it. When Bowflex did send someone out for us, the guy told my wife that the treadmill deck angle was "normal" and that there was nothing wrong with it. Luckily I work close to home, because I had to come home from work and argue with the guy! When I got my 6 foot level out and showed him that the degree of incline was in excess of 15 degrees, he finally relented and agreed that there might be a problem. He then - lo and behold - discovered a problem with the motor-mount and bowflex agreed to send a part and have it repaired. It's been a year since the "repair," and it's better - at about a 5% elevation now - but still not right. I also use the treadmills at the gym in my office building and it's clear to me that our treadmill running deck angle is not "normal." I'm all for running on hills, but not 100% of the time!! So, I now have a board under the rear wheels to help make the treadmill level (in case you're wondering, the floor under the treadmill is perfectly level). Anyway, just what you want with a $1000 treadmill right, a board under the back end.
I'm not saying that all Bowflex treadmills are bad, but I do caution you that you may be gambling with your $1000 because you risk getting a defective one. You also risk not having the company repair the product properly even if they are willing to send someone out to look at it. Also, our problem occurred about a year ago, but I've seen a recent reviewer state that bowflex now refuses all responsibility for treadmills sold through Amazon. If I were purchasing this treadmill, I would sure want to find out whether that's true before plunking down my grand. ...more info
Good as advertised The Bowflex Series 7 is rated best by CR but was to much for me to spend. I was unsure about purchasing the Series 3 but, it has more then preformed up to expectation. This is a excellent treadmill and I would recommend it for anyone. My wife walks one or two times a week about one mile and I run about two miles three times a week and it has done great for both of us. It looks nice and folds up if needed....more info
Great Treadmill! I did a fair amount of looking before I bought this model and I am very happy with it. I became interested in Bowflex treadmills after Consumer Reports rated the Bowflex 7 series as one if its best folding models. Shopping on Amazon, I realized that Bowflex made 3 folding treadmills--the 3, the 5, and the 7 series. Online, these look very similar, with the 5 and 7 series having longer tracks and a bigger motors. Strangely, the best source of information on these was not the Bowflex website itself (it has *no* information on the 3 ,5 and 7 series treadmills--just those crazy tread climbers), but rather the specs from Amazon.
Consumer Reports indicated that the best way to buy a treadmill was to actually see how the machine felt. I agree. I managed to find a store that had a 7 series in stock. I was impressed. The 7 series was rock stable and has a very nice folding mechanism--it locks in the up position and drops down slowly when released (a great feature if you worry about your kids getting crushed by the track accidentally). Unfortunately, I could not find a dealer that carried the 3 series to try in person, but it seemed like it would be optimal and very cost effective.
I also tried several Nordic Track treadmills in person. These seemed to have very unappealing walking decks (sproingy!, in a bad way) and even on high hp power machines, the motor seemed to power the track very unevenly.
I decided to take a chance that the 3 series would be as sturdy as the 7 series I tried---I am very happy. Amazon shipped the thing super-saver in a relatively short period of time--very appealing! It was very straightforward to assemble once I got the thing in place--parts are labeled and the assembly pictures are really self explanatory. It is also a quiet machine and the deck is *very* sturdy even for a big guy like me (200+ lbs). One quibble--the grip heartrate monitor could work better--sometimes it does not give a reading after even 10 sec of holding. Also, be aware the deck will not lock in the up position unless you reset the incline to 0 degrees. The incline automatically resets to 0 every time the machine is powered on.
I use the machine primarily for walking, for this application it is great, the machine handles inclines and relatively fast walking speeds with no problem. I can't comment on how well this machine compares with others for running fast. For jogging it seems just fine.
A note on delivery and installation. This thing is *very* heavy (~275 lbs). The shipping company chosen by Amazon (Eagle) did a great job. I called them prior to delivery to schedule when they would drop it off--thats the good news.
The bad news, they would only bring it to the threshold (just inside the house). I asked if they would bring it upstairs for an extra fee and they said--"no way." Three calls to moving companies and an estimate of ~$250-300 to move it from my entry up a flight of stairs--this is not a two person job--the shipping box is enormous (80" x 35" x 16"). I solved this problem by recruiting my father-in-law (also a big guy). We turned the box on its side, opened it, and moved the main piece (track and motor together) by itself. Make sure not to cut the restraining strap, this keeps the frame and the track held in place making moving *much* easier. Even then, the main piece weighs about 200 lbs and was serious work getting around corners. Very glad at that point that I bought the shorter (56") track!
Overall, a great mo-chine--equal to much more expensive models! Glad I managed to avoid a hernia during installation. ...more info
great product I just recveived this treadmill after ordering on Amazon less than w week ago. It is a solid piece of machinery and goes together really fast. It took me 30 min to put together. I did my research on treadmills and tested alot of them. This is a great treadmill for the price. No vibrations when running.You will be happy you bought this ...more info
Bowflex Delivery Up to the threshold not over it. Since we are in our seventies, we
misunderstood the delivery rule and was shocked when the delivery
men explained that each company has it's own contracts for delivery
to it's customers. It was a bad weather day in Michigan, and
leaving this huge and very heavy box outdoors to get all wet just
seemed so incredable to say the least. Thankfully, seeing that
we would be incapable of moving the box indoors the kind delivery
men pushed the box over the threshold and out of the weather.
Bowflex, you need to make a more reasonable delivery contract. ...more info
great machine I lost 32 pounds in 3 months using this machine. I started off with 20 minute work outs then 30 now I'm up to 50. It is easy to use and quite fun with ways to modify the duration and complexity of the workout. My brother and i set it up in less than an hour. It is incredibley well made. strongly recommend it!...more info
This Treadmill Is Awesome! This is the best treadmill! It has 6 work outs and ive done them all and its great! I suggest this treadmill to anyone! The price is great! I absolutly love it!!!...more info
very happy I was a little concerned when I read of some shipping, damage & delivery problems, but I had none of those. The package arrived without a mark and the delivery guy helped me get it inside where I needed.
Set up was a breeze (did use a rachet wrench rather than those toy tools they send you). My wife and I have been working it out twice a day since then without any gliches.
Great machine, Great value
A Worthy Purchase Overall, a very sturdy and solid machine. Easy to assemble and fold back when not in use. Only thing is that is does not fold straight up but the deck stays at about 60 degrees from floor. The console is nice and professional looking. The only small issue is the response time of the buttons when you press them, for example, it takes about a 1-2 seconds to start running when u press 'Start'....more info
great treadmill, but heavy to get in the house This treadmill is a great product--very sturdy and runs smooth. It is better than the treadmills that I was using at the high-priced gym where I was a member. The only problem that I encountered was getting it into the house--it took 3 strong guys grunting pretty hard to get it in the house. Once inside, though, set-up was easy and took about 30 minutes. The only thing needed was a phillips screwdriver ( the one supplied could have done it-but it wasn't too easy with it.) All in all, I am really happy with this treadmill--it's a well made product!...more info
I love it! :) I am totally in love with this treadmill!
- It is nice and sturdy.
- It has quite a few features and places to put a bottle, the stereo remote, etc. on it.
- It does the raised incline.
- It's easy to operate, even for people who, like me, don't bother to read manuals.
- It feels like a professional machine you would use at the gym.
- It's in my den, not at a gym full of people! :)
- It's cheaper than the fancier models, but unless you're a professional athlete, you don't need the additional features to begin with. I felt like it was a great deal for the price!
- It folds for easier storage if you have space issues.
- It is very heavy. Make sure you set it up where you want it to stay, forever! Especially if you are setting it up in a room that has carpet on the floor. I was able to move it by myself, but I have tile on the floor of that room, and it was TOUGH!
All things considered, I think it's a great deal for the price. I had been to a store and noticed that the machines that were a few thousand dollars were way nicer and sturdier than the ones in this price range. This machine did not disappoint me at all, it felt like the ones I saw selling from 2,000 and up.