Bowflex Treadclimber TC200 Review

Bowflex Treadclimber Models | TC100 vs TC200 Comparison

The idea behind a Bowflex Treadclimber is to burn more calories than what a regular running or jogging would help you do with a treadmill. The catch here is to stay consistent at it. If you workout aggressively but for a few days or if you workout everyday for a few minutes but stay committed to it, which one is better? You know it of course. And that’s what the equipment does. It works on the principle of a low impact machine. The fitness company has a few models that you can look at.

Bowflex TC100 is lighter in weight, 158 pounds unlike the Bowflex TC200 which weighs 202 pounds. While Bowflex TC200 can track data for 4 users and performs at a better speed of 4.5 mph which is more than that of Bowflex TC100 which tracks just 2 users at a speed of 4 mph.

Bowflex Treadclimber TC100 Review

Bowflex Treadclimber TC100 Review

  • Product weight: 110 pounds
  • Speed: 0.5 to 4 mph
  • Product Dimensions: 57 L x 31.5 W x 59 H inches
  • Resistance stages: 12
  • Heart Rate Calculator: Contact grips (Integrated)
  • Accessories: USB charging port, Water bottle holder, shelf
  • Screen: Backlit LCD
  • Display attributes: 4 (speed, distance, time calories)
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 years (Frame and Parts), 3 months (Labor)
  • Affordability: under 1900 dollars
  • 3-in-1 Motion:

The question that would immediately strike your mind is how is a TreadClimber better than a treadmill? Well, the answer is that a TreadClimber offers you an option to walk like on the treadmill, step up like on a staircase, pedal like on an elliptical. The combination of all these three motions in one machine helps to enhance your productivity and in turn make you lose more calories than a regular treadmill. The machine has a dual surface and not a single one like that of a treadmill.

Resistance levels:

The machine lets you begin at a basic level so as to gain confidence on the machine. Eventually after getting the hang of it you can meddle with the resistance and improve. The machine is more effective than an aggressive walk on the ground or a treadmill. The best thing being that even after working out you won’t feel that alarming fatigue in your body. You would not feel that you immediately want to jump on the bed and sleep off after the workout. It will keep you active all day.

TreadClimber Attractions:

The machine guides you to start as an amateur but reach the epitome of fitness in a short span. You can set your fitness aims through G.O. (Goal Oriented) Coach. It helps you to level up like in any video game. You can view your fitness parameters, including speed, time, calories burnt, distance on the display screen. There comes an accessory shelf to keep your essentials near you, your phone or water bottle, etc. Then there is a USB charging port to charge your phone or plug in a device.

Warranty and Return Policy:

The machine comes with a warranty that lasts 24 months which includes the treadclimber body and the parts of it which might need a fixing. Then there is an extra warranty of 90 days that is to install or fix any part of the machine and the manufacturer will pay for it and not the customer. The customer need not worry about any extra cost bearing. Then comes the return policy. You have a time period of 6 weeks to check the machine and explore all the options. Within that time if you feel the machine is not a right purchase for you, you can return it and ask for the full refund.

Health and Wellness:

The machine calculates your heart beats per minute with the help of a monitor that is installed in the contact grips. It does not make you feel exhausted even after a continuous exercise. It brings into account all your muscles including legs, thighs, abdominal, back, joints, etc. Even after working out you would not feel a strain in any of your body parts. It is an easy going and user friendly machine. It keeps you from being lethargic and dull all day. You stay zealous and motivated throughout.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • The machine is cheaper than the TC200 model.
  • It has the capability to tolerate a load of 300 lbs.
  • It is lightweight compared to the other model.
  • It is portable, can be moved to another place for space optimization.
  • The machine stays stable while you are working out.
  • You can track your efficiency with the help of goal fixing attributes.
  • It offers you 12 resistance stages that you can use as your strength builds up.
  • There is a media shelf that can be used to keep extra things.
  • It comes with a water bottle holder.
  • All the controls are within your reach.
  • The design helps you burn more calories than a regular workout session.
  • It comes with a warranty of two years.
Cons
  • The machine has no connectivity for any MP3 device.
  • The warranty period is less than that of the other model.
  • It might not be silent on increasing the speed.
  • The machine does not have a Bluetooth connectivity feature.
  • It does not offer exercise programs.
  • It is not linked with the TreadClimber application.
  • The machine is fit for only two users and not four like the TC200 model.
  • It does not have a chest strap to calculate your heart beats per minute.
  • The speed range is lesser than the other model.

Bowflex Treadclimber TC200 Review

Bowflex Treadclimber TC200 Review

  • Product weight: 137 pounds
  • Speed: 0.5 to 4.5 mph
  • Product Dimensions: 55 L x 31.5 W x 62.5 H inches
  • Heart Rate Calculator: Contact and Telemetry activated
  • Accessories: USB charging port, Water bottle holder, shelf
  • Screen: Backlit LCD
  • Display attributes: 4 (speed, distance, time calories)
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Warranty: 3 years (Frame and Parts), 3 months (Labor)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Exercise Programs: 5
  • Applications: TreadClimber App (free)
  • Affordability: under 2500 dollars

Connectivity:

This model unlike the previous one gives an option of Bluetooth connectivity. You can save your workout data and share it to any of the applications (AppleHealth, MyFitnessPal or GoogleFit) through Bluetooth. This is an exclusive segway to keep a track on your progress as well as staying motivated for the next training session. Well, this option is not just available for you but for your family and friends as well. As many as 4 people can make use of the same machine and it would save all data separately.

Exercise programs:

There are 5 different exercise programs that you can choose for yourself:

  • Just walk
  • Calorie Goal
  • Time Goal
  • Distance Goal
  • Interval

These programs are exclusive for this model and not the previous one. You can avail these programs from the Backlit LCD. The speed at which you want to exercise is also up to you. There is a range from 0.5 mph to 4.5 mph. You can enhance the speed as you get acquainted with the exercising patterns.

Applications:

TreadClimber Application which is absolutely free of cost for TC200 model purchasers. The application maintains your last workout data, including the  calories  burnt,  statistics of your achievements and helps you to attain your fitness goals faster. Further, there is no compatibility issue. The application is good with Android versions 5.0 or more and iOS 9.0 or more. The App personalizes the equipment for you. It lays, observes and scans your workout aims.

Warranty and Return Policy:

Affordability can be a question for this model but if you look at what it brings with the price you would be surprised. There is a warranty period of not 2 but 3 years for the treadclimber body and the machine parts involved. In addition to that there is a labor warranty that lasts 3 months for you to get the machine fixed in case of any trouble and you would not have to bear any cost for that. Further, there is a return policy of 6 weeks for you to try and test the machine. If the results are unsatisfactory, just ship it back and you would get the complete refund.

Add on features:

The machine comes with a water bottle holder for you to stay hydrated during the workouts session. Then comes an accessory shelf for you to place your phone to listen to songs, watch videos or attend calls while exercising. There is a USB port present to charge your phone. In addition to that, there is a calculator to track your heart beats per minute. There are two options for that too. Either through the sensors for your contact grips or by a chest strap.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • The machine is portable. It has wheels to move.
  • The machine is built in a manner so as to burn calories at a much faster rate.
  • The machine can be used by family and friends.
  • Your fitness progress is not just monitored but is also under guidance.
  • The machine comes with a chest strap included to calculate your heart beats per minute.
  • The machine offers a warranty of three years which is longer than the previous model.
  • It offers 5 workout programs as an exclusive feature.
  • The TreadClimber application is free of cost for this model.
  • The machine has a feature of Bluetooth connectivity.
  • It can withstand a weight of 300 lbs.
Cons
  • This model is bulkier than the previous model.
  • This machine might fall out of your budget.
  • The speed range is lower compared to the regular treadmills which are meant for running.

Conclusion

The machines are great for you to burn calories and lose weight more effectively and at a faster rate than ever. Buying either of them is like a win-win situation. You can decide based on the affordability, which price suits your pocket. The TC200 is priced a little more as it offers extra features like Bluetooth connectivity, fitness applications, exercise programs, etc but apart from that both machines assure to deliver what is promised to keep your fitness goals high. The machine is certainly a good investment for your health.

FAQs (Must Read)

Q: What should be the height of the ceiling to place the machine?
A: The minimum height should be your height plus 17 inches.

Q: Does the machine really deliver what it promises?
A: Yes, the TreadClimber helps you to stay committed to exercise and that is the key.

Q: Could you tell me about the return policy?
A: There is a 6 week time period for you to test it in all possible ways, in case you do not like it you can avail the complete refund option.

Q: How tough is it to assemble?
A: It is a little tough but can be done manually. If not, then select the option to get it assembled while purchasing.

Q: For how much can I buy this equipment for?
A: The price ranges from 1900 to 2500 dollars, however, you can visit the official website for some discounts.

Q: Where should one buy this machine from?
A: You can try Amazon or the Bowflex website.

Q: Can I run on the machine?
A: No, the machine is meant for walking purposes. You adjust the speed according to you.

Q: Do we have any better alternative?
Check out Nordictrack Treadmill.

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