Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill Not So Great

by Joe
(Portland, OR)

We've had a decent treadmill we got used and, having practically worn it out, decided to upgrade so bought this Bowflex new. We should have done more homework. It was a mistake.

The belt and deck are great. And it's very quiet. But it's like the rest of it was designed by someone who doesn't actually walk or run. My wife likes to walk, my kids and I like to run. None of us are pleased. Here are our complaints.

Speed is only in mph, not pace. Pace is the most common way to measure running speed. How can it not show pace???

The smallest display increment for distance is tenths of a mile. So, you walk for a while with no feedback on how far you've gone.

Speed changes are slow. If you like to go from, say, 4 mph to 7 mph, it'll take a bit. Minimum incline is 1.0
Quick Speed selector buttons are in awkward increments: 1,3,6,9,10,12?
Incline buttons are also at awkward increments
Speed and incline buttons require verification, not a quick one touch.
Bluetooth ONLY does connectivity for the app. No music. No connecting to apps via Bluetooth.
No volume control for the music you play by plugging your phone into a wire
Heart rate grips do not work
No indicator for fan speed

I may return this thing, if I can figure out a way to do so. It weighs a TON!

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