Bowflex M3 Max Trainer - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

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According to the meta ranking published on 8 August 2022, Bowflex M3 Max Trainer is currently recommended as a high-quality Elliptical Trainer. Out of 10 expert opinions queried, Bowflex M3 Max Trainer received 1 endorsement, from Byrdie (20 Jul 2022). .

No experts ranked Bowflex M3 Max Trainer as 'the best Elliptical Trainer of August'.

Compared to other most critically acclaimed Elliptical Trainers, Bowflex M3 Max Trainer ranks #37 out of 16 in August 2022, - as can be seen from the table below.

Consumer Score
In comparison:
Bowflex M3 Max Trainer ranks #6 out of 102. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
From Seller:
  • Max activates muscle and helps incinerate calories in every full-body workout
  • Combines the easy low-impact motion of an elliptical with the calorie burning power of a stepper
  • Max can deliver the cardio benefits of interval training in as little as 14 minutes
  • Max’s unique burn rate display shows how many calories burned per minute and sets activity level targets
  • Target zone and burn rate indicators motivate you by setting targets to help you achieve your goals
  • Interactive backlit display features 2 workout programs and 8 resistance levels
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
Rank Change Price Elliptical Trainer
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Treadmill Review Guru
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money.com
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Byrdie
1
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Nautilus E618
6
7
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1
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5
3
8
2
- $1200
Sole Fitness E25
7
1
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1
6
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3
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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905
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5
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2
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1
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2
4
- $3193
NordicTrack FS14i
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1
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3
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August 2022 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
Bowflex M3 Max Trainer did not receive any endorsements this month.
Physical Features
Weight

143 lbs
 
Dimensions Ellipticals range from 4 feet long (1.2m) to 7 feet long (2.1m) and 4 feet high (1.2m) to 5+ feet high (1.7m). The most important thing to consider is the space in which you plan to place the elliptic ... Show more
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Maximum User Weight Every elliptical has a weight restriction based on the machines capacity for use. Weight limits range from 250-350 pounds (113kg to 159kg), though most hover around the 300-pound mark. As a general ru ... Show more
300 lbs
Stride and Incline
Adjustable Stride An adjustable stride allows you change the distance your feet move from front to back while using the elliptical. This can be useful if you have several users of different heights that plan to exercis ... Show more
No
Reverse Stride Reversible stride ellipticals allow you to essentially run backwards while exercising. This is best for targeting different muscle groups. Running forwards mainly works your quadriceps, upper body and ... Show more
No
Type of Incline Inclining the elliptical allows you to raise the front of the pedals or tracks to simulate running uphill, which leads to a tougher workout and exercising different muscle groups. Inclining can be don ... Show more
No incline
Capacity and Handling
Type of Resistance Resistance describes the level of effort it takes to move the pedals back and forth along the track. The higher the resistance (or pressure against movement), the tougher the workout. Ellipticals come ... Show more
Manual
Wheels Some ellipticals will have wheels on the front or back of the base, so you can tip the machine and roll it to a different spot in your home. This is especially useful if you want to transport the elli ... Show more
Yes
Foldable A folding elliptical can be reduced in size for easy storage by folding elements up or inward. This is especially helpful if you need a machine that doesn’t take up a lot of space. The drawbacks to a ... Show more
No
Hybrid Machine Hybrid machines can be an elliptical-bike or an elliptical-stair stepper. An elliptical-bike has a seat built onto the base, so you can sit down to use the machine as an exercise bike or stand up on t ... Show more
  • Elliptical
  • Stair Stepper
Movable Handles While using an elliptical, you can place your hands on the vertical handles on either side of the console. These handles can be stationary or movable. Stationary handles are common in less expensive m ... Show more
Yes
Heart Rate Tracking and Programs
Heart Rate Monitor Does the elliptical include heart rate monitors on the handles?
Yes
chest strap
Progress Tracking In order to keep a log of your workouts and stats, such as time, distance traveled, calories burned, etc., you may want an elliptical that does this for you automatically. Some machines come with auto ... Show more
Yes
Number of Workout Programs Preprogrammed workouts on ellipticals guide you through an activity focused on a certain goal or type of workout. Examples range from hill climb, where the elliptical automatically adjusts incline and ... Show more
2
Display Screen

Elliptical displays offer a wide range of features that vary greatly from one machine to another. The display can be as simple as analog LED lights that show time and distance traveled or as complex as a fully functioning TV screen with cable network connectivity. Displays vary in size and type, with higher end machines displaying more stats (time, distance, incline, speed, heart rate, workout program status, etc.) and offering more advanced features (such as a virtual tour that simulates traveling through real-life environments). There are positives and negatives to this level of complexity. On the plus side, sophisticated displays allow you to easily monitor and adjust your workout based on the information presented. They may also provide a distraction from the dull pace of elliptical exercise. At the same time, this kind of distraction can be harmful to your workout because it may cause you to fall or injure yourself or be overly conscious of the clock and distance.

Advanced display screens or TV screens could have the added benefit of linking with your smartphone, so you can watch video content on the display as you run. The suite of features will be dependent on your needs but know that you’ll pay significantly more for complex displays and TV screens.

Display Screen Does the elliptical console have a screen?
Yes
Type of Display
LCD
Media/TV Capabilities Can the elliptical’s screen play TV or media, such as movies?
No
Metrics Displayed What metrics are displayed on the elliptical console/screen?
Resistance Level
Touch Screen Is the display touch screen?
No
Console Features
Water Bottle Holder
Yes
Device Shelf For holding your smartphone, tablet, or other media device.
Yes
Built-In Fan Does the elliptical console include a fan?
No
USB Charging Port If the elliptical has a USB port, you’ll likely be able to charge your smartphone or tablet, which is great for long workouts. If you like to watch TV or listen to music, this can help save battery, t ... Show more
No
Headphone Jack An auxiliary port or headphone jack lets you connect your smartphone or tablet directly to the elliptical’s media system to listen to sound directly through its speakers, so that you don’t have to get ... Show more
No
Built-In Speakers Some ellipticals have speakers built into the dashboard. Through Bluetooth or a basic auxiliary cable, you can connect your phone or media device to the machine’s console to play music, listen to podc ... Show more
No
Mobile App Connectivity Some elliptical companies also have proprietary mobile applications (such as Schwinn Connect, LifeSpan’s Activ Trac, Nautilus Trainer, etc.) that extend the features of the machine. This can include a ... Show more
No
App Subscription Cost Some ellipticals will require a monthly or yearly subscription cost to access certain features. This might include advanced progress tracking, additional workout programs or syncing with a brand-speci ... Show more
NA
Software Features
Sync with Third Party Apps Can you sync workout data with third part apps, such as MyFitnessPal and FitBit?
No
Bluetooth Connectivity Ellipticals that are Bluetooth capable can connect wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. This is most commonly used to play music on the elliptical’s speakers. Some ellipticals ... Show more
No
Wi-Fi Connectivity Ellipticals that are Wi-Fi enabled can connect to your home wireless network for enhanced features. This could include syncing with or data transfer to external devices, such as a smartphone, computer ... Show more
No
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Bowflex M3 Max Trainer is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling elliptical trainers and has a couple of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Bowflex Max Trainer M5 or Schwinn 470 .

Bowflex M3 Max Trainer is $449.01 more expensive than an average elliptical trainer ($549.99).

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