Last Updated on April 25, 2020 by Jeff
Schwinn 430 Elliptical
Get an elliptical machine that is strong, durable and solid in construction with computer features like pre-programmed workouts, user profile capabilities and downloading to track performance. Overview:
Get an elliptical machine that is strong, durable and solid in construction with computer features like pre-programmed workouts, user profile capabilities and downloading to track performance.
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical is an entry level elliptical machine with some great features to allow users to enjoy their exercises and track their performance from workout to workout. The computer options, including the dual display, heart rate monitoring, pre-programmed workouts, and the ability to track and maximize their workouts on this elliptical trainer. Additionally, the 6 position incline and 20 settings of resistance are features that you don’t typically find on an entry level machine.
- Height: 63.2 inches
- Width: 28.2 inches
- Length: 70.1 inches
- Weight: 168.7 lbs
- High speed, high inertia drive system for easy start-up and smooth, quiet workouts.
- 20″ stride with Precision Path foot motion technology for a natural running motion
- Ergonomically situated handle bars for comfortable motion
- Heart rate contact grips
- 22 programs including 9 workout profiles, 8 heart rate controls, 2 custom user defined profiles, 2 fitness tests and a quick start.
- Schwinn® DualTrack™ two LCD window lets the user view 13 display functions.
- 20 Eddy Current Brake (ECB) resistance settings with 10 quick keys so the user can increase/decrease intensity on the fly.
- 6 position incline up to 10°.
- Large cushioned footplates for comfortable, low-impact workouts
- 3 speed fan to keep you cool throughout your workout.
- Water bottle holder to ensure the user stays hydrated while exercising.
- Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
Monitor Console Features:
- USB charging ports keep phones, tablets, etc powered up
- Media shelf
- DualTrack™ two LCD window system
- Goal Track enables users to set individual exercise goals by tracking time, distance and calories to compare with previous workouts.
- 9 profile programs including 3 fun rides, 3 mountain rides, 2 challenges and 1 interval ride.
- 8 heart rate programs for beginner and advanced levels.
- 2 fitness test programs for beginner and advanced levels.
- Quick start capability.
- Workout data includes:
- Revolutions per Minute
- Resistance Level
- Course Profile
- Heart Rate Zone Indicator
- % Complete Indicator
- Intensity Meter
- User indicator
- Goal Achievement
The frame has a 10 year frame warranty. It also has a two (2) year mechanical warranty, a one (1) year electrical warranty and a 90-day labor warranty.
Shipping and Assembly:
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical ships with a step-by-step, fully-illustrated manual and tools to assembly the machine. Most reviewers commented on the ease on putting the elliptical machine together, mostly because it comes partially assembled. On average, assembly takes around 45 minutes.
Schwinn’s long history in the bicycles and fitness equipment industry began in 1895 and since then it has been an icon in the recreation product, and home and commercial fitness worlds. The company was founded in Chicago by Ignaz Schwinn and his partner Adolph Arnold. Schwinn led innovation in the bicycle industry with several firsts including the bicycle balloon tire in 1933; Cyclelock®, a bicycle theft solution in 1935; and in 1938 the fore-wheel brake, cantilever frame and the spring fork, which are the predecessor of today’s off-road bicycles. In 1965, Schwinn introduced their first in-home workout machines and today they have whole lines of upright bikes, recumbent bikes, steppers, treadmills, elliptical and home gyms.
What We Love About the Schwinn 430 Elliptical:
When you buy a Schwinn, regardless if it’s a bicycle or a piece of exercise equipment, you know you’re getting quality. The same goes for the 430 Elliptical. This elliptical machine is strong, durable and solid in construction. On top of that, Schwinn provides a computer with awesome features on the 430 Elliptical. Features like pre-programmed workouts, user profile capabilities and downloading to track performance enhance the user’s enjoyment of this machine.
Quality & Durability
With a 100 year old company that has basically led the way in the bicycle industry, when you buy a Schwinn, you know that you are getting quality. Their innovations throughout the years have redefined the bicycling and fitness industries. Even though lightweight, the 430 Elliptical accommodates a user up to 300 lbs. Due to its oversized crossbar tubing, center frame support and front positioned flywheel, this elliptical machine is extremely study and durable.
For an entry level elliptical machine, you are getting a pretty good computer on the Schwinn 430 Elliptical. The system has dual screens that may be a little confusing until you set up your user profile. The computer allows you to set up two separate profiles. It also comes with a total of 22 program including 9 workout programs and 8 heart rate controls. The computer also allows you to quickly adjust the 22 levels of resistance offered by the 430 Elliptical. Compare this to the Nautilus E614’s 20 levels of resistance.
Another great feature of the Schwinn 430 Elliptical is the ability to download and track your workout performance. This elliptical machine’s computer allows you to track a number of criteria like time, distance and calories by transferring the data to the Schwinn Connect™ or to MyFitnessPal.
The biggest drawback of the Schwinn 430 Elliptical is the incline capabilities. The elliptical machine comes with 6 incline levels up to 10°. While you can get a good workout with this, other machines offer up to 20° of incline. The biggest issue, however, is that adjusting the incline is all manual. This means that if you want to adjust your incline during your workout to target different muscle groups, you’re going to have to stop your workout and then start back up.
Heart Rate Monitoring
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical offers heart rate monitoring from hand grips. After holding the sensors for about 10 seconds, the information is transferred to the computer for display. However, there is no accessibility to user a chest strap. Using a chest strap would be beneficial. The continuous readings from the chest strap would be especially useful since the machine utilizes 8 heart rate programs on its computer.
Final Word on the Schwinn 430 Elliptical:
Overall, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical is a good buy. For an entry level elliptical machine you are getting a quality piece of exercise equipment made by Schwinn. The Schwinn 430 Elliptical does lack a few conveniences on this model including automated incline and the ability to use a heart rate chest strap. That said, the computer has a number of great options, including the pre-programmed workouts and the ability to download and track your performance.