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Bowflex M5 Max Trainer Elliptical | Review 2020

February 19, 2020 by  
Filed under Elliptical Trainer, Featured Elliptical

Bowflex M5 Max Elliptical Trainer

Bowflex M5 Max Home Elliptical Trainer 2020

Rated 4 1/2 Stars


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The Bowflex M5 Max Elliptical Trainer is a top contender in compact cross training elliptical machines. The M5 Max model can be used in your home gym and for fitness enthusiasts of any skill level who want a low impact workout. Its smaller footprint makes it easy to fit in smaller rooms. It is a heavy duty machine, capable of handling user weight up to 300 pounds.

The Bowflex M5 Max Elliptical Trainer provides an effective cardiovascular workout by combining upper and lower body flexibility and coordination into one impact-free motion and is easier on your joints. Regular use on elliptical trainers will increase heart and lung capacity while improving your health and burning calories. Compact dimensions make it easier to fit in smaller home gyms.

The upgraded M5 Max uses 16 levels of Magnetic Brake resistance using an eddy current brake (the best type). Magnetic resistance has the advantage of no friction, reliability, little to no maintenance costs, and quiet operation. Static & moving handlebars for a full cross training workout.


Bowflex M5 Max Elliptical Trainer LCD Console

Bowflex M5 Max LCD Console (click for larger image)

Bowflex M5 Max Features: Features include Handlebar Pulse Grips & wireless telemetric heart monitoring. The wireless chest strap is included, and provides your cardio progress on the LCD display console which displays heart rate and other key workout feedback. Syncs with the Free Bowflex Max Trainer® App. Bluetooth® 4.0 Compatible.

Bowflex M5 Deluxe Pedals

Bowflex M5 Max Deluxe Pedals
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Features 8 workout programs (Max Interval, Smart Max Interval, Calorie Burn, Fat Burn, Calorie Goal, Stairs, Steady State, Fitness Test + manual mode). Water bottle holder. Transport wheels to easily move the elliptical. Bowflex APP keeps track of workouts and progress. Contact & Telemetry Enabled (chest strap included). 2 user profiles.


Maximum User Weight Capacity: Up to 300 pounds.
Elliptical Warranty: 2 years.
Compact Dimensions: 46.1″ L x 25″ W x 62.9″ H (143 lbs.)


Bowflex Max App

Bowflex Max APP

Best of 2020 Award Smart-Review Commentary: The Bowflex M5 Max Elliptical Trainer is a well rated compact elliptical trainer. This is the lowest priced Max Trainer from Bowflex. This model has a smaller footprint than most ellipticals, so can fit in smaller home gyms. It can handle up to a 300 lb. user weight. Max Trainer owners get free access to four more workouts through the Motion Traxx fitness app. Bluetooth® 4.0 and the free Bowflex Max Trainer APP allow you to keep track of your progress.

The M5 Max has 8 built in programs and 16 levels of magnetic resistance. Bowflex is a well known brand in fitness equipment. The Bowflex M5 Max has received favorable consumer reviews and is a Smart-Review top pick and won our BEST of 2020 award for compact elliptical machines.


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    Elliptical Features

  • 16 resistance levels
  • Magnetic Resistance
  • 8 workout programs
  • 2 user profiles
  • Compact – Small Footprint
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 Compatible
  • Bowflex Max Trainer® App
  • Grip & Telemetric Heart monitor (with Chest strap)
  • Maximum user weight limit: 300 lbs.
  • Water bottle holder
  • Deluxe Pedals
  • Backlit LCD Display

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Backlit Screen
Bluetooth® 4.0
16 Resistance Levels
8 Workout Programs

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Backlit Screen
Bluetooth® 4.0
20 Resistance Levels
11 Workout Programs


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