Schwinn 870 Treadmill Review

Last Updated on March 3, 2018 by Jeff

Schwinn 870 Treadmill ReviewTreadmill Overview:

With the Schwinn 870 Treadmill, the good life is closer than you think. This top-of-the-line treadmill features a 3.0 continuous HP motor, 26 workout programs and the DualTrack display that provides two high-resolution, blue backlit LCD monitors so you can stay informed while watching your tablet or reading a magazine. Sitting among the best treadmills on the market right now, the 870 also boasts the Softrack cushioning system to deliver unparalleled relief for long runs. The Schwinn Connect works with MyFitnessPal to allow you (via USB upload) to track your running activity. In addition, the Schwinn 870 Treadmill features USB media charging, an MP3 input port, in-console speakers and an adjustable fan making it one of the best treadmills ever designed by Schwinn.

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Technical Info:

Dimensions:Schwinn Treadmill Review

  • Height: 57.6”
  • Width: 35.2”
  • Length: 77.2”
  • Running surface: 20”x60”
  • Item weight: 215 lbs
  • Max user weight: 300 lbs


  • Strong 3.0 CHP motor supplies power to provide speed from 0-12 mph and motorized incline from 0-15%.
  • Large 20”x60” running surface utilizes a 2-ply, 2.0mm thick belt with 2.5” crowned rollers and a 6 cell Softrack cushioning system for a smooth, pain-free run every time.
  • Heart rate monitoring through hand grip sensors and chest strap, which is included.
  • SoftDrop Folding system makes storage simple and easy.
  • Numerous convenience features including media shelf, in-console speakers, Mp3 port, USB charging and adjustable 3-speed fan.

Schwinn 870 TreadmillComputer Features:

  • DualTrack 2 blue backlit LCD displays.
  • Schwinn® Fitness Score calculates the user’s current fitness level after the completion of each workout.
  • Upload data with Schwinn Connect™ and MyFitnessPal to track workouts and daily activity.
  • 26 built-in programs
  • 1 Manual
  • 3 Quick Goals
  • 6 Train
  • 5 Weight Control
  • 4 Heart Health
  • 3 Interval
  • 4 Custom
  • Display readouts include:
    • Time
    • Distance
    • Calories
    • Heart Rate
    • Laps
    • Incline
    • Pace
    • Speed


  • Frame: 10 yr
  • Motor: 10 yr
  • Mechanical: 2 yr
  • Electrical: 2 yr
  • Labor: 1 yr

Shipping and Assembly:

Shipping costs will vary for the 870 Treadmill depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as, will provide free shipping.

The Schwinn 870 Treadmill comes partially assembled but there are still a lot of smaller pieces that need to be attached. The treadmill comes with detailed instructions and you just need to take your time to make sure you’re doing what it says. The tools that you will need to complete the assembly are included. Make sure you set about an hour aside to work on the assembly.

What We Love About the 870 Treadmill:


The computer on the Schwinn 870 Treadmill is rivaled by only a few other treadmills in this price range like the LifeSpan, ProForm or Nautilus models. Actually, the Nautilus treadmills use an almost identical computer. In this price range, we generally prefer this computer over the ProForm because there are extras that you need to purchase to get the full capability of the ProForm computer. Back to the Schwinn 870 treadmill; the computer has 26 built-in programs, Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to track your performance through Schwinn Connect and MyFitnessPal. You’re not going to find a computer this strong on many treadmills in this price range.

Other Considerations:

Drawbacks are hard to come by on the Schwinn 870 Treadmill, but if we had to pick one, we’d have to say we’d expect a little more from the warranty. There are 10 year frame and motor warranties on this treadmill. If you get 10 yrs out of a treadmill, typically we’d say it did its job. There are a lot of other treadmills in this price range and even at lower costs that back their product a little more and provide lifetime warranties on these components.

Final Word on the Schwinn 870 Treadmill:

The Schwinn 870 Treadmill originally retailed at just about $1,800. However, right now you can find this treadmill on Amazon for less than $850. If you are a runner or know anything about treadmills, that’s a price that’s hard to pass up. This treadmill has quality built into it by a company that has been on the forefront of fitness for over 100 years. It has great components and features. By far its best feature is the computer monitor, which at this price can’t be touched. If you want a great treadmill, jump on this one while you can. You won’t regret it.