The Bowflex Treadmill 22 is a high-end treadmill packed with features and specs that may make it attractive to serious runners and beginners alike. Some of the most notable features include a 22-inch interactive console with an HD touchscreen, speeds ranging from 0 to 12 miles per hour, and inclines ranging from -5% to 20%, offering plenty of variability to challenge even the seasoned runner.
Fully equipped with the JRNY fitness platform, you can expect an immersive training experience at your fingertips. JRNY houses coach voice-led workouts, as well as over 200 scenic routes with curated playlists to keep you motivated on your next run.
Additionally, with the JRNY membership, you can access and stream entertainment apps including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video. A one-year membership is included in your purchase of the 22. However, beyond that one-year timeframe, you will need to pay for a membership in order to use the Bowflex Treadmill 22 and access all of its features.
The specs and components on this treadmill are noteworthy. The 22-inch by 60-inch cushioned running deck is spacious enough to accommodate users of varying heights and, with a max user weight capacity of 400 pounds, this treadmill will work for the vast majority of the population.
While some buyers found the console to be slightly confusing, it offers a lot of features well worth the time it takes to figure them out. Speed and incline knobs allow you to make adjustments to the intensity mid-stride and the built-in fan will keep you cool on those hot days. You are able to monitor your progress with key fitness metrics on the HD screen to stay in the zone. The 22 comes with heart rate hand grips as well as Bluetooth compatibility and an arm heart rate band for more accurate heart rate training.
When you are done with your workout, the Bowflex 22 can be folded using the Softdrop folding system claimed to reduce the footprint by more than 40% — a perk for those with limited floor space. Unfortunately, Bowflex does not provide any information on the motor’s power, but given the vast range in speed and incline, it should be plenty powerful for all users.