Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill Review

Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill Review

The Bowflex BXT116 is an excellent fitness machine from Bowflex Results (BFX Results). It is pretty similar to the Nautilus T618, and it’s a heavy-duty treadmill with rock-solid construction. It is a treadmill purposely made for home use, but it definitely has the sturdiness and packs a range of features of a commercial one. The Bowflex BXT116 has a good-looking full-color workout screen coupled with a remarkable resumé for the job of a home cardio trainer. In addition, it meets the physical prowess of its major competitors and shows more finesse with fitness apps and workout data. The Bowflex BXT116 is a great choice for any dedicated trainee or group of persons as it can store up to four user profiles.

Features and functions of the Bowflex BXT116 treadmill

The Bowflex BXT116 has essential high-end features such as a 3.75 CHP belt motor, a triple-layered running belt, and 2.75″ rollers. It also packs special features, including a folding frame, a burn rate console with advanced calorie burn feedback. It also has Bluetooth for data sharing, DailyBurn workouts; and a wireless heart rate monitor. The Bowflex T116 looks like a best-in-class treadmill ideal for walking or running and for a person or a busy household. When paired with a factory-direct discount price, it seems like a good bargain.


Dimensions: 84.6x 36.3x 55.2 inches (l x w x h)

Weight Capacity: 375lbs.

Motor: 3.75 HP

Incline: 0 – 15%

Running Area: 20″ x 60″

Folding: Yes

Top Speed: 12mph

Built-In Programs: 9

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Frame & Deck

The Bowflex BXT116 has a heavy-duty steel frame and deck, offering an impressive user weight capacity of 375 lbs (170 kg). Also, it has quite a sturdy, aesthetic, and professional-looking design that can always serve as a motivation factor. It is heavy and relatively large. The footprint is approximately 215 x 92 cm when fully assembled, which means it’s not the best choice for anyone with limited ground space. Its total weight is approximately 280 lbs (127 kg), giving it excellent overall stability and sturdiness. The frame of this treadmill is foldable. You can fold up the deck, and the folding mechanism integrates a hydraulic lift to help lower the deck. Despite its huge weight, it features transport wheels at its base frame, making it not too difficult to handle.

Drive & Incline

This treadmill uses an industrial-grade 3.75 CHP motor designed to offer steady performance during your runs. It features a small flywheel to help add smoothness to the motion and minimize vibrations. It’s also not a noisy motor. The unit’s motor has a speed range between 0.5 and 12 mph and speed increments of 0.1 mph( to possibly find the best place for your workout). In addition, the Bowflex BXT116 has a motorized incline system and an incline range between 0% and 15%.

Console & Amenities

The Bowflex BXT116 treadmill features a pretty inclusive console. It has a 7.5-inch LCD display with an LED backlight and large digits for easy reading. It also tracks speed, time, distance, incline, heart rate, total calories, and heart rate zone. This treadmill has preset workouts on the console: Fat burn, calorie burn, calorie goal, Target heart rate, 8 min interval, 16 min interval, and strength. There’s also a custom program for you to create your own workout and the manual mode. It is Bluetooth-enabled, and it’s compatible with many fitness apps, including MyFitnessPal, Bowflex Trainer, RunSocial, or Under Armour.

In terms of amenities, it features a cooling system(which is placed at the bottom of the unit), a tablet holder, and several accessory trays. The sound system consists of two speakers at the top of the console. The Bowflex BXT116 has an accessory tray placed between the two front masts of the unit. Also, the console is telemetric, and the machine’s box includes a wireless HR chest strap.

Pros & Cons of the Bowflex BXT116

  • High weight capacity – 375 lbs
  • Aesthetic design
  • Folding frame
  • Adjustable stabilizers
  • Transport wheels
  • ComfortTechTM deck cushioning
  • Large running surface
  • Motorized incline
  • Speed settings up to 12 MPH
  • Speed increments of 0.1 MPH
  • Dual display console
  • 9 workout programs
  • 4 user profiles
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Compatible with multiple fitness apps
  • Compatible with RunSocial
  • USB port
  • Multiple accessory trays
  • Tablet holder
  • Sound system
  • Cooling fan
  • The cooling fan isn’t too powerful
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