Bowflex BXT216 vs NordicTrack Commercial 2950

Before going into more detail, here are some keypoints about these two treadmills.
Motor Power: The motor on the Commercial 2950 is a 4.25 CHP motor, while the Bowflex BXT216 has a slightly smaller 4.0 CHP motor.
Maximum Speed: Both treadmills can reach a maximum speed of 12 MPH.
Running Area: Both the BXT216 and Commercial 2950 have same treadmill belt size: 22″ X 60″.

Bowflex BXT216

NordicTrack Commercial 2950

Image of Bowflex BXT216 treadmill Image of NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill

Here we list all available specs side by side so you can see which one of these treadmills would be a better choice for you.

Bowflex BXT216 vs NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Specs Table

Max User Weight Capacity ?The maximum user weight that the treadmill can handle.
400 LBS
300 LBS
Motor Power ?How strong is the motor? We recommend at least a 2.25 HP motor for home use.
4.0 CHP
4.25 CHP
Maximum Speed ?Maximum speeds in miles per hour.
12 MPH 12 MPH
0-to-15% 0-to -15%
0-to -3%
Running Area (Belt Size)
22″ X 60″ 22″ X 60″
Number of Programs
11 40
Heart Rate Monitor
Contact & Telemetry Enabled (chest strap included) EKG Grip Pulse
Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
Cooling Fan
9″ Full Color, Backlit LCD 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen
Web Browser
iFit Coach Compatible
Tablet holder
15 years frame and drive 5 years on Motor and Mechanical 2 years coverage on Parts, Electronics and Labor Lifetime frame and motor 2-year parts and 1-Year labor warranty
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Side by side comparison of Bowflex BXT216 and NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmills.

Display and User Interface Comparison

The Bowflex BXT216 has a 9″ Full Color, Backlit LCD and the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 has a 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen. The Commercial 2950 has a touchscreen which is great while the BXT216 has buttons for controlling the treadmill, so browsing the menus is not as intuitive as the Commercial 2950. We think the bigger display size of the Commercial 2950 is a plus. Consoles of Bowflex BXT216 and NordicTrack Commercial 2950.

Built in Programs

The Commercial 2950 has 29 more programs, 40 vs 11. The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 is iFit Coach Compatible so you can get many more different workout options with this treadmill.

Bottom Line

We gave a rating of 95 for both models. We think you get many good features for a reasonable price with both treadmills.