Schwinn 470 Elliptical Review 4

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Rating

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Pros The Schwinn 470 elliptical features a 10-degree motorized ramp and customizable workout programs that work well with its ergonomic design. Its features are easy to use, and it monitors your fat-burning zone for a more efficient workout experience.
Cons Some users have reported the stride feels too short, even for those who are not particularly tall. It is also not always ideal for those with physical injuries.
Summary The Schwinn 470 is an easy-to-assemble elliptical machine with a ten degree motorized ramp. When you’re looking for an effective way to burn fat with the help of natural movement and intuitive controls, this is the machine for you. The console is compatible with all media devices, and includes accessibility to the ScwhinnConnect website for progress tracking. This elliptical is also quite diverse, offering 29 different programs with four different unique user settings. This goes far beyond what competing brands offer in this price range.

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Schwinn 470 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The Schwinn 470 elliptical features plenty of customizable options to keep you on track with your own fitness goals. With an included heart monitor, you’ll know your heart rate in “the zone,” providing you with the opportunity to burn fat much more efficiently.

 Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Schwinn 470:

  • Updated LCD screen and goal tracking
  • Console charges your smartphone, tablet or other media device
  • Intuitive controls
  • Easy assembly
  • Integrated heart monitor
  • Customizable workouts
  • 20-inch Precision Path ™ stride
  • Motorized ramp with six positions for a custom workout
  • 25 levels of current resistance paired with a weighted flywheel.
  • Large pedals for reduced foot soreness and injury
  • 29 programs with four separate user settings


Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Schwinn 470:

  • This elliptical is heavy and large – you won’t enjoy a compact, tuck-away experience with this machine.
  • Not ideal for those with knee injuries
  • The stride is rather short compared to other machines with similar features.

The Bottom Line

The Schwinn 470  elliptical machine comes from a manufacturer that’s practically royalty in the fitness world. Schwinn is a winning brand, and this elliptical in particular has plenty of bells and whistles for those who are ready for a serious workout experience. The console’s USB port allows you to enjoy your own music while exercising, and the overall console includes fat-burning recording, a heart monitor, various workout programs and a high-quality LCD screen for easy use. Many have reported the Schwinn 470 only requires an hour or two to assemble, which is impressive based upon its large box size upon delivery. Perhaps best of all, the 470 includes up to four user profiles, which means there’s finally an elliptical on the market that can truly be customized for each and every family member – competing brands usually only offer two. You will find great success with the Schwinn 470’s ability to provide a full-body workout while preventing injury and keeping things interesting along the way.

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