See below to check out our comparison of the latest Bowflex TreadClimbers, a list of great coupons you shouldn’t miss out on, plus links to reviews of each model which include exactly where to get the best buys.
A Comparison of the Latest TreadClimber Models
The TC20, TC10 and self powered TC5 are the latest in a long line of TreadClimber machines. As of 2012, all others have now been discontinued. The models are compared against each other below.
|Model||TreadClimber TC20||TreadClimber TC10||TreadClimber TC5|
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|Speed (mph)||0.5 - 4.5 mph||0.5 - 4.0 mph||0 - 4.5 mph|
Resistance Levels: The more levels, the easier it is for you to fine tune your workout intensity.
Workout Functions: Metrics that are monitored during a workout e.g. speed, time, distance, calories and heart rate.
One-Touch Controls: Quick access to the console functions.
|Store Multiple Profiles|
Store Multiple Profiles: More than one user can enter and store their profile.
|Visual Distance Tracking|
Visual Distance Tracking: Shows how far you\'ve travelled in miles.
Heart Monitor: Allows you to more easily work out at the optimum level.
|Wireless chest strap|
|Dimensions (l x w x h in inches)||55 l x 31.5 w x 55.25 h||50.6 l x 30.3 w x 52.3 h||43.1 l x 27 w x 52.8 h|
|Machine weight (lbs)||217 lbs||185 lbs||163 lbs|
Warranty: Coverage for the entire machine, not just selected parts.
|3 years||2 years||1 year|
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Why Choose a TreadClimber Anyway?
You get 3 workouts instead of 1.
Breaking it down…
- It allows you to move forwards like you would on a treadmill. TreadClimbers are meant for walking only though, unlike the majority of treadmills.
- You get an upwards stepping effect like on a step machine.
- You get a nice smooth low shock workout like with an elliptical machine.
In fact, rather than having a single treadmill belt, you have 2 treadles, one for each foot. The up and down motion they exhibit is governed by your stride pattern and pace.
THE GOOD NEWS
You get a really low impact workout that burns as much as 3.5 times as many calories as you would do on a treadmill at the same speed. You can also expend around 40% more calories than with a stair climber.
THE REALLY GOOD NEWS
Every TreadClimber comes with a 6 week satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with the fitness results you’re getting, you can contact customer services and get a refund on the cost of the machine.
Features and Functions
TreadClimber’s are petty much in a world of their own at the moment – there isn’t anything else around that’s similar. The company behind them is called Bowflex which is a leading light in the fitness equipment industry.
If you are thinking of buying one, what are the key factors you need to consider when choosing between the current models?
Motor – this isn’t quite such a dominant issue as with treadmills, as you are walking. Reliability at fast speeds just doesn’t come up.
Size – some treadmills and ellipticals are huge. TreadClimbers on the other hand some in with a much smaller footprint. You don’t need a long stride length for one.
Portability – all TreadClimbers have transport wheels to make them easy to move around.
Resistance adjustment – other than the TC5, which is self-powered, they all come with variable resistance settings, and are very similar across the range of models on the market.
Workout options – the more the pay, the more varied and impressive these get.
Flexibility – some machines allow you to select between Stairmaster and Treadmill modes which is a great plus.
Additional features – look for wireless chest straps and accessory storage.
User requirements – all TreadClimbers have a user weight limit of 300 pounds. To work out if your ceiling is high enough, add your height to the treadle max height (17 inches) plus a little bit extra for safety (2-3 inches), and that is your minimum ceiling height.
Which TreadClimber To Go With?
The TC20 is clearly the top of the range model, with a higher speed than the TC10, and the longest treadles of all the models. The TC5 is set up quite differently, being powered by you rather than with a motor, so it comes in a lot cheaper. The TC20 has a very reliable integrated heart rate monitor which operates wirelessly and is a real plus. It can also store and manage profiles for multiple users, and comes with more advanced workout programming options, notably comprehensive G.O. Coach Technology to plan customized goal orientated workouts.
The other key point is the warranty you get. The TC20 offers, 3 years, the TC10 2 years, with 1 year on the TC5. Whichever option you go for, the warranty covers every element of the machine unlike some warranties which have very short cover on moving parts, the motor or wear items like the belt. However, 3 years is exceptionally good cover for a piece of equipment like this.
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Bowflex TreadClimber Reviews
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- Bowflex TreadClimber TC20 Review - State Of The Art Gym Equipment The excellent Bowflex TreadClimber TC20 continues the company's trend of high quality releases...
- Bowflex TreadClimber TC10 Review - Superb Engineering The machine offers a low impact work out that combines three machines into one. It's like having...
- Bowflex Treadclimber TC5 Review - Powered By Leg Work The Bowflex TreadClimber TC5 is intended to target consumers who want a more economical version of the the Bowflex TC20...
- Bowflex TreadClimber TC5000 Review - A Complete Home Gym Solution Check out our Bowflex TreadClimber TC5000 review below for details on an ideal piece of kit for anybody wanting a home gym...