If you made some research and have narrowed down your treadmill purchase options to the Bowflex BXT116 or Bowflex BXT216, let’s take a look at what you get with both treadmills. Before going into more detail, here are the most important things you need to know about these two treadmills.
Motor Power: The motor on the BXT216 is a 4.0 CHP motor, while the Bowflex BXT116 has a slightly smaller 3.75 CHP motor.
Maximum Speed: Both treadmills can reach a maximum speed of 12 MPH.
Running Area: The belt areas of the BXT116 and BXT216 are 20″ X 60″ and 22″ X 60″.
Here we list all available specs side by side so you can decide which one of these treadmills would be a better option for you.
Bowflex BXT116 vs Bowflex BXT216 Specs Table
|Max User Weight Capacity ?The maximum user weight that the treadmill can handle.|
|Motor Power ?How strong is the motor? We recommend at least a 2.25 HP motor for home use.|
|Maximum Speed ?Maximum speeds in miles per hour.|
|12 MPH||12 MPH|
|Running Area (Belt Size)|
|20″ X 60″||22″ X 60″|
|Number of Programs|
|Heart Rate Monitor|
|Contact & Telemetry Enabled (chest strap included)||Contact & Telemetry Enabled (chest strap included)|
|Wireless Heart Rate Monitor|
|7.5″ Full Color, Backlit LCD||9″ Full Color, Backlit LCD|
|iFit Coach Compatible|
|2 years warranty that covers everything||15 years frame and drive 5 years on Motor and Mechanical 2 years coverage on Parts, Electronics and Labor|
|See Price at Amazon||See Price at Amazon|
Display and User Interface Comparison
The Bowflex BXT116 has a 7.5″ Full Color, Backlit LCD and the Bowflex BXT216 has a 9″ Full Color, Backlit LCD. We think the bigger display size of the BXT216 is a plus.
Built in Programs
The BXT216 has 2 more programs, 11 vs 9.
We gave the Bowflex BXT216 a rating of 95 over 100 while we gave 90 for the BXT116 because, the BXT216 has a stronger motor, more user weight capacity, larger screen, more programs, and a good price for the features you get. Also wider belt of the BXT216 and longer warranty makes it a better choice.
Still can’t decide? Let’s watch the videos.