Bowflex Max Total 16

The Bowflex Max Total 16

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  • Combination elliptical and stair stepper
  • 20 resistance levels 
  • 16-inch HD touchscreen display 
  • Designed for high-intensity interval training (HIIT)
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In-Depth Review

Bowflex Max Total 16 Review (2024): Expensive and Compact Machine for a Fantastic Workout

Bowflex Max Total 16 Review (2024): Expensive and Compact Machine for a Fantastic Workout

In our Bowflex Max Total 16 review, we’ll look at online specs, assess customer reviews, and use our own expertise to determine if this machine is worth it. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Heart rate armband included
  • 1-year free JRNY membership included
  • Reviews share easy assembly
  • Intense workout
  • Compact design
  • 20 resistance levels
What needs improvement ...
  • Expensive
  • Short warranty
  • Users report buggy software

Product Summary

The Bowflex Total Max 16 is the best and most expensive Max Trainer sold by Bowflex. It is a combination of an elliptical and stair stepper. Bowflex has designed the Max Trainers to give users a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout at home. So you can get a great workout quickly. 

The Total Max 16 has a 16–inch touchscreen that uses WiFi to connect to Bowflex’s JRNY app to give you access to thousands of on-demand workouts. JRNY also features adaptive workouts that will change and become harder as your fitness level improves. The Total Max 16 has Bluetooth compatibility for using integrated speakers and heart rate monitoring. The Total Max even comes with a bluetooth heart rate monitoring armband. 

As of publishing there aren’t many customer reviews of the Max Total because it has only been available for about one year. Most reviews are positive and most reviews agree that it gives you a fantastic workout. Customers enjoyed the low-impact workout in a compact design. The main complaint at this time is buggy software. Customers that experienced issues found Bowflex’s customer service to be responsive. 



49.3” L x 30.8” W x 65.7” H


155.4 lbs

Weight Capacity

300 lbs

Resistance Levels



16” HD touchscreen


3-year frame and parts, 1-year electronics, 90-days labor

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      The Bowflex Total Max 16 is an expensive hybrid machine that will give you a killer workout. User share that the software can be buggy.