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Bowflex 5 Series Treadmill

Bowflex 5 Series Treadmill Reviewed


The Bowflex 5 Series is the middle child in their treadmill series.  While I have yet to review the series 7, I have found the series 3 to be an excellent treadmill.  For the extra $250, is it worth it to go with a 5 Series instead?  That's what we will achieve to answer in this review.


While I had no problems dealing with the incline feature on the Bowflex series 3, the 5 Series sometimes had problems.  Keep in mind, this was nothing drastic, except that when I would go to adjust the incline sometimes my machine would just shut off.


Another gripe I have with the Bowflex 5 Series treadmill is that it is a bit bulkier than the series 3.  It is not as easy to move around or store either.  And occasionally it would make loud noises when using it.  Again, this was something I didn't find with the series 3.


To be fair, maybe I got a model that is not an adequate representation of the Bowflex 5 Series treadmill.  The only reason I say that is because I had no problem with using the Bowflex series 3.  Other than some of the minor issues are discussed above, the Bowflex 5 Series delivered in every other aspect.


Again, it passed my first test which is -- do I burn more calories with this treadmill than with regular treadmills, without feeling like I've put in more energy to burn those calories?  The answer again is yes.  How ever Bowflex does it, they tend to always do it right when it comes to optimizing workouts to burn the maximum amount of fat and calories with the minimal amount of effort.


Another thing I like about the Bowflex 5 Series is that it is built to last.  It is not like some of the cheaper treadmills out there which are manufactured so that they can sell for extremely low prices on the market.  And, when it comes to treadmills, you usually get what you pay for. 


Besides, Bowflex offers excellent financing anyway, so it does not really pay to cut a few corners.  You can finance the Bo flex 5 Series treadmill for as little as $20 a month.  And, depending on where you order from, sometimes you can qualify for free shipping so you say $200 or more just and shipping costs!


In conclusion, would I recommend the Bowflex 5 Series treadmill?  Against most other treadmills, yes.  But against its cheaper and more enjoyable little brother, the Bowflex 3 Series, I would give the nod to the Bowflex 3 Series Treadmill.

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