Bowflex Treadclimber TC200 Review

The TC200 is the newest treadclimber model of Bowflex, which has more advanced features than previous model. It has been one of the best-selling treadclimber on the market despite its expensive price. Here are some pros that build up the success of Bowflex Treadclimber TC200.

Bowflex Treadclimber TC200 review

Top features

The TC200 is advertised to have the most advanced features in the TreadClimber lineup. The built-in training programs with 5 different workouts to motivate and keep you moving, a wide range of incline settings and wireless heart rate monitoring are highlight features included in the product. Another special feature of this model is that it can track and store up to 4 different users’ data instead of just like TC100.

Design

The TC200 is a top-rated performing machine with a tech-savvy console and an innovative design. The console area on this model is roomier and much spacious than former model with a media holder, oversized cup holders, contact grip sensor and a Bluetooth enabled console. It is a great combination of an elliptical, treadmill and stairclimber technology (3 in 1 design) so users can get three individual workouts in one fluid motion. Although TC200 is heavier and larger than TC100, it still has a modern, compact design and small footprint compared to my old treadmills which took too much space.

Assembly

If you put it together yourself, make sure to read the instructions carefully before unpacking two boxes. Assembly wasn't too hard. You can refer to their assembly video on YouTube or their website. And I'm glad I didn't pay for someone to do it for me.

Comfort

I was impressed at an easy walking pace. The action is similar to walking in deep sand. It is very soft and comfortable. I can walk on this for longer time than on my old machine and not feeling too much strain on my knees, hips, ankles or other joints. Additionally, it works very quietly so you don’t have to worry about bothering other people early in the morning with this machine.

Performance

It helps me reduce my exercise time by low impact workouts but super-efficient. The long treadles of this machine support low-impact motion similar to elliptical pedaling but with better versatility. It does provide a moderate intense workout when you begin using the machine. TC200 can reach a top speed of 4.5 mph, that is faster than TC100. More importantly, TC200 is advertised to burn much more calories and provides impressive muscle tone compared to traditional treadmill. In fact, I can get the same results (heart rate, calories burnt) in less than half the time compared to elliptical trainers or treadmills. In just 4 weeks, by using the machine 6 times a week and I went from 260 lbs. to 228 lbs.

Convenience

The newest model of Bowflex has a smaller footprint than my old treadmill, which I appreciate because I can store and move it easily. Plus, it is simple to use. You can choose between options with just a touch through quick control features. With built-in USB charging port, I often charge my phone, tablet, or music player on the redesigned media shelf. TC200 has four user profiles so it’s easy to store and track personalized workout data to help users meet and reach their fitness goals.

Quality

In my opinion, the Bowflex TreadClimber delivers exactly what the advertisements and descriptions promise. This model is considered as a light-commercial grade product with high quality parts and production. I agree with this idea! But I can foresee mechanical problems with this machine if used constantly. I still hope it can last as long as possible because I fell in love with its great features.

Use

I think the Treadclimber works a bit better for women and it is certainly marketed toward women. I think any male above average shape won’t find the device useful. I have to say that it is not for everybody. However, the TC200 is a highly recommended treadmill alternative for serious walkers with 5 different workout programs including walking, time goal, calorie goal, distance goal, and interval. Besides, the TC200 treadclimber is proven to burn more calories than standard treadmills even at the same speed, so this is also the best weight loss option on the market. For those who have absolutely no weight issues can also enjoy using it to strengthen their core muscles and improve their endurance and general condition.

Warranty

The warranty is one of the first important things you should consider when choosing any machines. The longer the warranty, the longer you can receive free or discounted repairs. This best model of Bowflex comes with 3-year coverage and that is the best package of all treadclimbers. Plus, you can return it within 6 weeks if you have any problem and get 100% money-back. A noticeable thing for those who intend to buy an old machine is that the warranty is not transferable to the new owner, that means they will face a significant charge for service or parts. Therefore, you have to think carefully if you have this intention.

Bowflex Treadclimber TC200 - Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Having innovative design with more advanced features.
  • Burning lots of calories with very low joint impact.
  • Having the best warranty package in treadclimber line.

Cons

  • Top speed is still low in comparison with the running treadmills.
  • The price is pretty expensive

Compared to the TC100

If you are concerned about cost, TC100 is better for your budget. But if you want to have the best treadclimber for your training, I highly recommend the TC200. In comparison with the TC100, this newer model has faster speed of about 15% for the treadles, a Bluetooth enabled console and an upgraded look, additional user profiles, quick touch buttons and an extended 3-Year Warranty.

Conclusion

if you are looking for the best TreadClimber on the market with the best features, Bowflex Treadclimber TC200 is the one for you. The TC200 indeed gives me a fit body, a re-energized spirit and a calmer mind. What do you expect more?

Our Rating: 9.5/10. According to general reviews of users, this machine is the best reliable treadclimber on the market out there. Although it is quite expensive in comparison with other normal models, it is worth every penny.

If you are using or had used this machine, please give some personal rating about the product in here.

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