You can't outrun the new Bowflex Treadmill 10, which adapts as you get fitter

You can't outrun the new Bowflex Treadmill 10, which adapts as you get fitter
(Image credit: Bowflex)

The Bowflex Treadmill 10 is here to evolve your at-home workouts. Newly released, this running machine features built-in JRNY features that will track your stats and your vital signs, adapting your personal workout as you get fitter. It's probably the smartest running machine out there, and it's foldable too, so fits into most homes. In an age where we're increasingly living our lives at home, the ability to quickly set-up your running machine during a personal lunchbreak, or after work, and have it do all the fitness planning for you, is invaluable. Expect it to appear near the top of our list of the best treadmills as soon as we've had chance to review it.

It doesn't come cheap, though. The Bowflex Treadmill 10 starts at $1999 at Bowflex, and while it comes with two free months of JRNY (adaptive workout) features, you'll need to take out a subscription to use these features after that initial trial period is over. That JRNY subscription will cost $19.99 per month, which is a substantial investment. Given that the Treadmill 10 relies on this JRNY features to justify its significant price, you need to be committed to your fitness before buying this beauty. 

What else can you expect from the Bowflex Treadmill 10? The gorgeous 10" screen gives you access to either TV streaming services (so you can catch up on Star Trek Discovery while you feel the burn), or it'll give you access to 40+ scenic locations. That way you can feel like you're sprinting through the open countryside, rather than jogging in your home office. If you find your motivation lacking, you can opt for friendly coaching and motivation while you run, which is - again - tied to the JRNY feature.

An image showing a woman wearing a purple top running on the Bowflex Treadmill 10

(Image credit: Bowflex)

Bowflex Treadmill 10: Design and features

If you just want the Bowflex as a regular treadmill, it'll still track and record your vitals, which is a great feature, and it has all the physical features you'd expect from a premium treadmill. There's a 5%-15% incline range, and it'll allow you to run at speeds up to 12mph. You get a Bluetooth armband for advanced heart rate tracking, and handlebars that can measure more basic vitals on the fly. This is great if you don't own a fitness tracker.

It's also a folding treadmill, with Bowflex's handy SoftDrop system (this means it's easy to fold). While not the smallest piece of hardware to have in your home, it does get quite compact, and it a decent shape for storage when you're not using it.

While we love this as a treadmill, there are question marks over how good it really is without that JRNY membership, which runs to an additional $240 for every year you own the treadmill. Most of the best online fitness services are optional, or complimentary, to fitness equipment, but this one is integral.

If this treadmill isn't for you, check out our guide to the best exercise bikes, or the best home gyms. They'll help you get in shape in the new year.

Andy Hartup

Andy was the previous Editor-in-Chief of Top Ten Reviews. With over 18 years experience in both online and print journalism, Andy has worked for a host of world-leading tech and gaming brands, including PC Gamer and GamesRadar. He specializes in photography, technology and smart home, and has provided expert comment for sites like The Guardian. In his spare time Andy is an amateur photographer, and teaches at the National Film and TV School.