Schwinn 430 Elliptical Review 4

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Rating

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Pros The Schwinn 430 is a strong competitor in the elliptical game, featuring 22 workout programs, customizations for two users and a console that allows up to 13 different feedbacks per workout.
Cons It’s been known to be a bit rickety in sound, and some have reported that the range of motion feels off. The Schwinn 430 also does not offer the greatest of warranty – the frame is guaranteed for 10 years, while some competing brands offer a lifetime exchange on this essential component.
Summary The Schwinn 430 has a dual track LCD window system that provides users with up to 13 different displays at one time, making your workout effective and informative. With 22 different programs and two separate user settings, this machine offers a diverse array of features for its price range, and also includes a USB port to both exchange fitness data and to charge your favorite media devices.

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Schwinn 430 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The Schwinn 430 comes with a six position manual ramp, which allows for an increasing challenge during daily use. The display will monitor your heart rate in the fat-burning zone, as well as provide info on many other components of your workout (up to 13), making it a popular choice with both techies and those who are passionate about seeing results. You can also sign up for SchwinnConnect, a website that will track your progress weekly, monthly and annually.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Schwinn 430:

  • Friction-free riding with very little maintenance costs
  • Weighted flywheel is designed to provide smooth motion
  • Double LCD window system on console
  • Center frame support provides workout stability
  • Heartrate grip in handlebars
  • Weight limit of 350 lbs, which is higher than many competing brands
  • 20 levels of Magnetic DCB resistance
  • Precision Path ™ elliptical stride length of 20 inches.
  • USB charging console
  • Water bottle holder and cooling fans
  • Ten degree manual ramp with six different positions to choose from.
  • Transport wheels included for easy relocation

Our Least Favorite Features 

A few downsides to the Schwinn 430:

  • Poor warranty- 10 years for frame, 2 years mechanical, 1 year electrical.
  • Not known for the quietest or safest ride for those who are recovering from knee injury.
  • Some elliptical trainers in this price range can support up to 400 lbs – this can only go up to 350.

The Bottom Line

The Schwinn 430 is a high quality unit produced from a leading sports manufacturer. Those who grew up with Schwinn bikes will easily make the satisfied transition over to their exercise equipment, including the 430 with its diverse array of workout programs and features. Its 20” stride length is generous, along with a ten degree manual ramp with six different positions to choose from. Experience the various challenges available through the multiple programs, as well as two distinct user settings so your exercise preferences are always yours to keep.


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