Bowflex 3 Series Treadmill Review

Bowflex 3 Series Treadmill review by Treadmill Adviser

This was one of the best-selling models available on the market within the $1000 price range. How did the Bowflex 3 Series Treadmill manage this feat? Let’s find out why.

This equipment delivers an intense cardio workout system for the home gym and incorporates a fold-up capability for easy storage. Showcasing a 1.75 horsepower continuous-duty motor, there are a variety of six workout programs including manual, cardio, fat burn, and hills.

Add to this a grip heart rate monitoring system and an LED computer display that tracks your fitness metrics as you exercise. The frame is of durable construction and designed for rugged use.

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, this treadmill 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. With a maximum user capacity weight of 275 pounds, this equipment should accommodate most users.

Let’s explore some of the features and specifications:

… drive motor

This model utilizes a powerful 1.75 HP Continuous Motor. With more power than a regular drive system, the motor allows you to exercise for longer periods of time while maintaining smooth, consistent operation.

… rock solid feel

Because of their light weight, discount treadmills often rock and sway during brisk walks or runs. With the heavy weight of this model, safety and stability are assured.

… tread belt

The model incorporates a 20″ wide running belt. Other treadmills at this price point usually have narrower belts – you will appreciate the advantages of this larger running space when you come to use the treadmill.

… shock absorption

Walking and running are the most natural and enjoyable forms of exercising you can engage in, but the continual pounding can take a toll on your joints. Running on some ‘mills can feel like running on concrete.

This model comes to the rescue here with its patented Strike Zone deck suspension system. This will reduce harmful impact on your ankles, knees, hips, and back and ensure that you enjoy the same silky smooth performance gym quality machines.

Some recent research has shown that as your front foot gets a soft landing while launching your rear foot with a firm push-off. Pressure is relieved on the lower back, muscles, and tendons.

… heart rate monitor

A Hand Grip Pulse Monitor is used to keep track of your heart rate. Conveniently positioned at the front of the console, your hand grip pulse monitor is more comfortable to use.

… workout programs

The key to staying motivated while trying to achieve your fitness goals is having a variety of preset programs. This model gives you six to choose from. These include Manual, Cardio, Running, Fat Burn, Speed Interval Jogger, and Hill intervals.

… folding design

This model has soft drop folding. This SoftDrop technology makes folding the machine away after use a breeze. The facility allows you to fold the running deck with minimum effort. The deck can then be gently dropped back when it is time for use.

… warranty details

The Bowflex 3 series is backed with a 15-year warranty on the frame, 10 years warranty on the motor, and 2 years warranty on all other parts and electronic components. Also included is 1 year labor.


  • 6 Workout Programs
  • Heart Rate Monitoring
  • 4-window LED Display
  • Strike Zone Deck Cushioning
  • Space Saver design
  • SoftDrop technology
  • 2 Cup Holders
  • Transportation wheels


  • Motor: 1.75 HP Continuous Duty
  • Weight: 298 lbs
  • Speed: 0.5 mph – 10 mph
  • Incline: 0 – 12%
  • Belt size: 20″ x 54″
  • Folding: YES
  • Rollers: 2.0″
  • User weight: 275 lb
  • Warranty: Frame (15 yrs), Motor (10 yrs), Parts/Electronics (2 yrs), Labor (1 yr)

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$2,799.00  in stock
as of June 20, 2024 1:37 pm
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