Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer
Schwinn has been an American institution for over 100 years. Over that time, they have developed a stellar reputation as a producer of quality cycling and fitness equipment. Schwinn moved into the elliptical market in 2014. Since then, their elliptical range has been small but specialized. Schwinn ellipticals are so intuitive, it’s almost as if they can read your mind. They provide increased stability, customizable workout programs, and amazing comfort. In this article, we review the Schwinn 430, one of the best they have to offer.
Dual track monitoring
22 workout apps
20 resistance levels
Stride length is 20 inches
Quiet and smooth ride, propelled by a front wheel with magnetic resistance
Two user profiles
Excellent stereo speakers
Supports up to 300 pounds
Cooling fan with three speeds
Big and bulky
Cannot connect to external heart rate trackers
Pedals and handlebars tend to break
Manually adjusted incline
Inaccurate calorie counting
The flywheel of the 470 is positioned at the front of the machine, allow the pedals to be positioned closer together than many competing models. This provides a more natural feel with less strain on the hip. You can even charge your tablet or other electrical devices on the console of the 470. Schwinn Connect Goal Tracking allows you to upload and track your fitness progress to Schwinn Connect online. You can connect the Schwinn 430 with these apps thanks to the very stable Bluetooth connection that it offers. The 430 comes with a little tray where you can set your belongings, and a three-speed cooling fan to keep the sweat out of your eyes. The LCD is not that big, but then again it's not small either -it's right there in the middle, so don't worry about struggling to read it.
The flywheel is in the front, making the ride smooth and quiet. It weighs 13.2 pounds, which makes it heavy enough to provide you with a jitter-free ride. The resistance is magnetic, which is second-best only to electrical resistance. You can choose 20 different precisely calibrated resistance levels, so you'll always have a good challenge. As we said, the incline can be adjusted both manually and automatically.
The Final Word
However, we should say that the 430 is a chunky machine which you may have trouble fitting into your home. The pedals and handlebars may not be able to withstand all that wear and tear damage, plus the incline has to be adjusted manually. The plastic rollers wear down fast, and the calorie estimates are quite inaccurate, according to plenty of users. The labor warranty only covers 90 days! So weigh your options carefully, and if you're after a budget elliptical, go for this one.