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Bowflex BXE216 Elliptical Review

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How long will the Bowflex BXE216 last?

The Bowflex BXE216 Elliptical has a solid frame that weighs a massive 263 lbs. when fully assembled and holds users up to a maximum of 400 sweaty workout lbs. It is best suited for moderate to heavy use and will last for at least a decade with proper care and maintenance. Bowflex offers a decent 15-year warranty on the frame, 5 years on mechanical parts and electronics, and 2 years on labor.

Brief Overview

The Bowflex BXE216 Elliptical is a perfect mix of both functionality and technology and comes packed with many quality amenities for the discerning purchaser. It is budget-friendly and gives a commercial-grade workout in the comfort of a home workout setting. Consumers with either Apple or Android devices can download the Explore the World™ app that opens worldly destinations to happy trekkers along with real-time speed adjustments that matches user speed translating to a more ‘real time’ feel to the overall exercise session.

Overall Quality

The Bowflex BXE216 Elliptical has a front drive system that contains a heavy 35 lb. flywheel which ensures smooth operations between 25 levels of intensifying resistance. An innovation addition to the BXE216 is the cushioned pedals that offer tilt technology with 3 different positions to activate different muscle sets. There is also a 15-level incline to further target the toning of lower body extremities. The stride length is a full 22 inches, meaning users of but the tallest of heights can comfortably exercise and benefit from the workings of this machine. The BXE216 has moving multi-grip handlebars that assist in upper body toning along with quick touch incline and resistance buttons for fast adjustments on the fly. The console has a wow feature that gives users up to the minute information on pertinent workout information and includes 11 built in workouts to aid consumers in the journey to optimal fitness health.

Things we like

  • Adjustable Stride Length
  • More Resistance and Incline Levels
  • Sturdy Build
  • Heaviest Flywheel Out of Top Four
  • Good Warranty
  • Nice User Interface

Things we dislike

  • X
    Not as Many Workout Programs
  • X
    Less Valuable Technology


Number of Programs 1
Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive N/A
Adjustable Stride Length 22"
Flywheel Weight 35 lbs
Weight Capacity 400 lbs
Step Up Height N/A
Unit Dimensions 77" x 31" x 70"
Resistance Levels 25
Heart Rate Sensors N/A
Weight of Unit 263 lbs
Warranty 15-Year Frame Warranty, 5-Year Mechanical Parts, 5-Year Electronics, 2-Year Labor


15/5/5/2 (Frame/Mechanical Parts/Electronics/Labor) Years


The Bowflex BXE216 Elliptical is our 2nd Place 2019 Best Buy Winner for the $1,500 to $1,999-dollar range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Bowflex BXE216 Elliptical is a previous Best Buy Winner and comes chock full of quality amenities and decent warranty coverage for a budget-friendly price. It is streamlined for seamless workouts and has a robust frame that will last years with proper care. The addition of incline and Bluetooth connectivity gives the BXE216 a competitive edge on many other quality model machines.