Treadclimber Model Comparison - Which One Is Right For You
Thinking about a Treadclimber? Bowflex makes 3 different models - and it can be confusing as to which one is
right for you.
But not to worry - this article will layout the different Treadclimber models and give you
the strengths and weaknesses of each one. Bowflex
First of all, Bowflex makes 3 different models: the TC5, TC10 and TC20 (note that these have replaced the old
TC1000, TC3000 and TC5000 models which have been discontinued).
The TC5 is the most affordable model at around $999. However it's also very basic with no frills. It is
non-motorized, which means it works more like a manual treadmill in that you power the belt yourself with your
However it still works like a standard Treadclimber with rising dual belts and can help you burn calories very
quickly. The upside of having no motor is that it's quieter than the other models. Plus you can also place it
anywhere in the room - it doesn't need to be near a plug outlet.
The console is also quite simple, with only one small console window that toggles back and forth showing your
calories burned, speed, distance and time. There is no heart rate monitor and you are covered by a 1 year
The next model up is the TC10 at around $2199. It is the most affordable motorized Treadclimber and gives you a
rear step platform that you don't get with the TC5. This is a great safety feature and makes it easier to get on
and off the machine.
The TC10 also comes with 4 different console windows so you can see all your stats at once and don't have to
toggle back and forth. It stores and tracks workout information for 1 user and adds a G.O. coach which shows the
weekly progress of 1 user towards a 90 minute goal.
It comes with a 2 year warranty and is the top selling model in the Treadclimber series.
The next model up - the "luxury" treadclimber - is the TC20, coming in around $3299. This motorized Treadclimber
gives you longer treadles that other units (great for taller users) and a much larger, backlit console showing all
of your information at once.
It comes with 8 built-in workouts and integrated heart rate tracking - something else you don't get with the
It also stores and track information for up to 2 different users, which makes it ideal for homes with
multiple-users. It also carries the longest warranty - up to 3 years.
So those are the main differences between Treadclimber models. It's basically up to you, your goals and your
budget as to which machine is best for you.
But the bottom line is that if you're looking to lose weight and burn calories very fast - this is one of your
best machines to reach that goal! Bowflex