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Bowflex C7 vs Schwinn IC4

If you’re trying to decide between the Bowflex C7 and the Schwinn IC4, we know it is difficult to spot the differences. Both are very similar models from the same parent company, Nautilus. Let’s take a closer look at what is similar and what sets them apart.

Bowflex C7 IC
Schwinn IC4

The Bowflex C7 is a bike that comes with a 7-inch HD touchscreen console and JRNY connectivity. It has a belt-drive flywheel system that provides a smooth and quiet ride, and 100 magnetic resistance levels to fine-tune the level of intensity. The maximum weight rating of the bike is 330 pounds.

The seat and handlebars are adjustable making it comfortable for users of different heights.
As we say, the bike has built-in JRNY, but it can also connect to Peloton and Zwift Apps perfectly. It comes with a pair of 3 lbs. dumbbells and a Bluetooth heart rate armband included in the box. You will also be able to use JRNY for a year as it comes with a 1-year free membership.

Bowflex covers the C7 with 3 years of frame and parts, 1 year of electronics, and 1 year of labor warranty.

Overall, the Bowflex C7 is packed with both mechanical and tech features that make it a great choice for anyone looking for an exercise bike just under $1000.

The Schwinn IC4 is a high-quality indoor cycling bike with a great set of features all bikers love and help you get the most out of your workouts. It has a belt drive system, and a 40 lb. flywheel to provide a smooth and quiet ride. It is built to support users up to 330 pounds.

The best feature we like about the IC4 is its adjustable resistance system with 100 levels, which allows you to easily adjust and fine-tune the intensity of your workout. The bike also comes with a variety of preset workout programs, as well as Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to connect to JRNY (comes with a 12-month membership included) and other fitness apps such as Peloton, Zwift, and Explore the World. It comes with a Bluetooth armband to measure your heart rate.

The seat and handlebars are comfortable and easy to adjust, so they will fit riders of different sizes with no problem as far as they are under the bike’s weight capacity. The display is large and easy to read, it shows your stats, such as speed, heart rate, distance, and calories burned.

Spec Comparison

Bowflex C7

Schwinn IC4

Resistance

100 Levels of  Magnetic Resistance

100 Levels of  Magnetic Resistance

Drive System

The drive system, usually the flywheel is what moves when you apply pressure to the pedals. Its weight is directly related to how smooth a bike will feel during pedaling.

Flywheel

Flywheel

Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)

0 LBS.
0 LBS.

Tech Features

Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to connect to JRNY (comes with a 12-month membership included) and other fitness apps such as Peloton, Zwift, and Explore the World.

Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to connect to JRNY (comes with a 12-month membership included) and other fitness apps such as Peloton, Zwift, and Explore the World. You will need your own tablet.

Heart Rate Monitor

Comes with a Bluetooth armband to measure your heart rate.

Comes with a Bluetooth armband to measure your heart rate.

Seat

Console and Display Properties

7” HD touchscreen console. It can show JRNY workouts, as well as other compatible fitness apps.

Easy to read LCD display, you will need your own tablet or smartphone to connect your bike to JRNY or other fitness apps.

Water Bottle Holder

Warranty

3 years frame and parts, 1-year electronics, 1-year labor

10 years frame, 3 years parts, 1 year electrical, 90 days labor