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XTERRA Fitness TRX2500 vs Bowflex BXT8J

In this article, we will compare the XTERRA Fitness TRX2500 and the Bowflex BXT8J and highlight the pros and cons.

XTERRA Fitness TRX2500

Bowflex BXT8J

XTERRA Fitness TRX2500 treadmill Bowflex BXT8J treadmill

XTERRA Fitness TRX2500 vs Bowflex BXT8J Specs Comparison

  • Warranty is good for the price
  • It has many direct buttons for adjusting the speed and incline
  • Handlebar buttons are great for quick speed control
  • It has pretty good shock absorption
  • 15% incline, 12 MPH maximum speed
  • HR chest strap included
  • Large Rollers and triple Ply Belt
  • Quiet Operation
  • Great warranty
  • 20″x55″ deck is a bit short for tall runners, also the top speed is only 10 MPH which is not ideal for tall users
  • Very basic display
Brand XTERRA Fitness Bowflex
Model TRX2500 BXT8J
Motor Power 2.25 HP 2.5 HP
Speed Range 0.5 – 10 MPH 0.5 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline 10 levels 15% Digital motorized incline
Folding yes yes
Belt Size 20″ X 55″ 20″ X 60″
Weight Limit 300 lbs. 300 lbs.
Heart Rate Monitor Integrated handlebar heartrate sensors Heart rate hand grips also comes with HR chest strap
Built-in Programs 24 Preset, 2 Custom, 1 Heart Rate 26 built-in workout programs and JRNY programs and classes
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan yes yes
Display 5.5″ Blue Backlit LCD display DualTrack LCD displays, 7-inch
Touchscreen no no
Handlebar Buttons yes no
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio no yes
Training Apps JRNY Workout app
Rollers No info Unknown
Dimensions 72.3L x 35.5W x 56.1H inches 78L x 37.6W x 62.8H inches
  • Lifetime Frame
  • Lifetime Motor
  • 1 Years Deck
  • 1 Years Parts
  • 1 Year In-Home Labor
  • 10-years frame warranty
  • 3-years parts warranty
  • 2-years labor warranty
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XTERRA Fitness TRX2500 treadmill console Bowflex BXT8J treadmill console
XTERRA Fitness TRX2500 treadmill frame Bowflex BXT8J treadmill frame

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