Bowflex TC200 Treadclimber Treadmill

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This unique model built by the company Bowflex is categorized as an incline trainer. There are benefits to this type of machine and certainly limitations. Read our full review to find out more.

Features

5/10

Tech Specs

5/10

Build Quailty

5/10

Treadmill Review

The Bowflex TC200 treadclimber may be considered an incline trainer by some people but isn’t much of one, especially compared to NordicTrack incline trainers. The TC200 falling into the same price range of the X22i and it doesn’t stack up favorably.  

  • The TC200 has a fixed incline range while the X22i has an incline range of -6% to 40%.
  • A 22” touchscreen is the display on the X22i while the TC200 has a small, backlit LCD screen.
  • The TC200 has a small, split deck with thin belts which compares poorly to the 22” wide and 60” long treadmill belt of the X22i.


While the TC200 treadclimber isn’t a bad machine, it certainly isn’t up to the standard of a real incline trainer.

Price

The TC200 is priced at $2,999.

The TC200 Is Built For Users who:

  • Want a small cardio machine - A small and compact machine, the TC200 can fit easily into small apartments or tight home gyms.
  • Have multiple people using it - There are 4 user profiles on the TC200 so various family members can have their workout information recorded.
  • Don’t need many workout programs - There are only 5 workout programs on the TC200, which won’t bother those who don’t need many programs.


Why The TC200 earned 2.3 stars out of 5

There were several things which stood out to us as we reviewed the TC200 which caused us to score the TC200 low.

  • Costly machine, minimal features - For a cardio machine which costs $2,999 there are few features on the TC200.
  • Limited warranty - The TC200 only has a 3-year warranty, which is startlingly short for any cardio machine.
  • Good primarily for walkers - As the TC200 can only go 4.5 MPH at top speed, this machine is best for those looking for a boost to their walking workouts.


Main Specs - 5/10



Specs “Quick Review”:
  • Motor Size: Unknown
  • Running Area: Unknown
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: No
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 31.5" x 55" x 62.5"
  • Incline Range: Unknown
  • Max Speed: 4.5 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers
  • Electrical Requirements: AC Adapter


Motor Size - There is no available information on the TC200 motor.

Running Area -  With a split deck and two independently moving paddles, the TC200 requires some adjustment if you are used to using a treadmill.

Weight Capacity - A user weighing up to 300 lbs can use the TC200.

Folding  - The TC200 can not fold.

Space / Footprint - A compact machine, the TC200 measures 31.5" wide, 55" long, and 62.5" tall. It can comfortably fit into small homes and other tight living quarters. It can be moved by tilting the TC200 and rolling it. However, it does weigh 202 lbs, so be careful when moving it.

Max Speed - The TC200 has a top speed of 4.5 MPH.

Incline - The incline is an automatic feature on the TC200.

Features - 5/10



Features “Quick Review”
  • Display: Backlit screen
  • PreInstalled Workout Apps: 5
  • Speakers: No
  • Fans: No
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Handlebar contact grips, chest strap
  • USB port: Yes
  • Audio Jack: No
  • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
  • Device holder: Yes


Workout Apps - There are 5 workout programs on the TC200. They are time goal, just walk, interval, calorie goal, and distance goal. These can be tracked and paired with the Treadclimber App, which will record your workouts and sync it with the fitness tracking aspect.

Display - A small, blue backlit display is built into the TC200. The user profile button and 5 workout program buttons surround the display screen.

Speakers - There are no speakers on the TC200.

Fans - No fans are on the TC200.

Heart Rate Monitoring - An adjustable, heart rate monitoring chest strap comes with the TC200 as well as contact handlebar grips where your heart rate can be monitored.

Other Tech Features
  • 4 user profiles
  • USB charging port
  • Treadclimber App


Build Quality - 5/10



TC200 Review: Build Quality
  • Warranties - 3-years
  • Belt - Unknown
  • Roller Size - Unknown
  • Cushioning - Unknown
  • Customer Support - Email, phone
  • Return Policy - 6-week return money back


The build quality seems a bit higher on the TC200 than on the TC100. But the parts are mostly light plastic aside from the metal frame and pistons. However, the warranty is short and we aren’t sure the TC200 will hold up in the long run.

Bottom Line Review Of The Bowflex TC200 Treadclimber

The idea behind the TC200 is good. Incline training will help burn calories faster and the TC200 combines the motion of a treadmill, stepper, and elliptical. However, it is a restricted machine and not a true incline trainer. For the same price, you can buy the X22i and have many more features available to you.

Best Place To Buy The Bowflex TC200 Treadclimber

Should you still be interested in purchasing the TC200, we recommend you buy from the manufacturer.

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