Today, we are going to take a look at another set of Bowflex dumbbells, the smarter brother to the Bowflex 552 and 1090s – the Bowflex SelectTech 560 Adjustable Dumbbells. Built with the same great performance and reliability, the Bowflex SelectTech 560s offer many other features that we will discuss in the main review.
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- Integrated Bluetooth Smart technology syncs and records reps, sets and weights
- Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 lbs to 60 lbs
- Free app with over 70 exercises, 6-week challenge, journal, and more
- Simply turn the handle to select your weight
- Replaces an entire rack of dumbbells
Bowflex SelectTech 560 Adjustable Dumbbells at a glance
With a built-in Bluetooth system, the Bowflex SelectTech 560s are smart dumbbells, allowing you to track your progress, reps, sets, and weights. With the 3DT app that works on Android and IOS along with the dumbbells, they are the ultimate training combination. Saving you space and money like the other Bowflex dumbbells, the 560s take your training to the next level.
Bowflex SelectTech 560 Adjustable Dumbbells review
By far, the main difference vs other Bowflex adjustable systems is that the 560s are smart. Using the 3DT app on your smartphone, these dumbbells allow you to track your progress. Recording reps, sets and calories burnt, the Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells will even give you feedback on your form.
The 560s now sport a new system for changing the dumbbell weight. Gone are the dials at each end of the system. Simply turn the handle and the digital readout will display the weight you have selected. One advantage with this is that no mistakes can be made and two different weights are selected at each end of the dumbbell.
Even more compact, the SelectTech 560s now save you even more space than their larger sized but lighter weight counterparts, the SelectTech 552s. Weighing 60 lbs over 52.5 lbs, the SelectTech 560s are even more compact. Looking almost futuristic in design, these dumbbells will stand out in any workout area.
Replacing a rack of up to 16 dumbbells, the Bowflex SelectTech 560s will allow you to set them up anywhere. This will not only save you a great deal of space, it will also save you money.
Pros and Cons
This is a brief summary of the product reviews on Amazon. At the time of writing, these dumbbells only had a 28% 5-star rating, but this was only out of 18 customer reviews. If you want to read these in more detail, they can be found here.
Being more compact than the other sets of SelectTech dumbbells, customers have reported that they are more like a conventional set of dumbbells in size.
The ease with which the weight can be selected, with a twist of the wrist over the two dials, is also a pro. This makes weight selection even faster and more efficient when changing weights between reps, sets, and exercises.
Another pro is the grip. Reviewers have reported that the grip is really comfortable compared to other SelectTech dumbbells. Sporting a soft rubber grip, they feel natural in your hands and are a vast improvement over the 1090s.
One main drawback to these dumbbells is the LCD display. Some customers have reported that it is hard to read. This may make the selection of the correct weight difficult when trying to be as fast as possible. Looking at the current reviews that have given these dumbbells 4 or 5 stars, they have mentioned this, but as they have rated them so high I cannot see it being a real problem for most users.
With some very unique features, and looking very different to other adjustable dumbbells on the market, the Bowflex SelectTech 560 Adjustable Dumbbells will be a great addition to any home gym. Saving you space and money over conventional dumbbells, just as with the other systems that Bowflex produce, they will serve you well for years.
Paired with the 3DT (Three Dimensional Trainer), these dumbbells are the perfect companion for anyone who likes to work out and also loves their gadgets. By tracking all aspects of your workout, they will help you reach your fitness goals.