Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine Review

This is a fantastic mid range elliptical machine option to consider. While it is one of the more expensive options, it also has a great many features which you will be able to appreciate. It is comfortable, user friendly, sturdy, and comes with many different workout options.

Overview

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Main Features

The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer comes with a whole lot of features that you will definitely be able to get behind, so let’s just mention them quickly.

  • 20 levels of magnetic resistance
  • High inertia flywheel
  • Resistance is adjustable with the LCD computer
  • Dual action handlebars
  • 20-inch stride length
  • 6 incline positions
  • Pulse sensors in the static handlebars
  • Features 22 exercise programs
  • Comes with a USB port
  • 3-speed fan for comfort
  • Features speakers
  • Data export
  • Comfortable pedals
  • Levelers and center frame support
  • 300-pound user weight limit
  • Great warranty
  • Transportation wheels

Dimensions & Weight

When it comes to the size and weight of the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer, it is certainly no small thing. As far as mid range options go, this is one of the larger and heavier elliptical machines.

  • Length: 70.1 inches
  • Width: 28.2 inches
  • Height: 63.2 inches
  • Weight: 165 pounds

Assembly

Ok, so the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer does come with detailed instructions, plus all of the tools needed for assembly. That being said, there are a whole lot steps and parts, so if you are working alone it could take you over 2 hours to complete. It is not that assembly is inherently difficult, but there is a lot going on, not to mention that this particular model weighs close to 170 pounds, so assemble it where you want to use it. If this seems like too much, you can pay the $100 fee for expert assembly.

Warranty

You are going to like the fact that the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer comes with a fantastic warranty. The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer has a 10-year warranty on the frame, a 2-year warranty for mechanical parts, a 1-year warranty for electrical components, and a 90-day warranty on labor.

What We Like About The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine

This is a really great mid range elliptical trainer option to consider, so let’s talk in some detail about why we like it as much as we do.

One of the things that we really like about the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is that it is an extremely sturdy and durable elliptical machine. The fact that it has a 300-pound weight capacity is certainly quite impressive. Moreover, the thick and reinforced crossbar tubing used in the design adds for extra durability as well as stability. The center frame support and the two integrated levelers help to provide you with even more stability, plus it helps to reinforce the frame of the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer. When it comes to being strong and stable, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is definitely a good option to consider.

Something else that we like about the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is that it uses reliable and smooth magnetic resistance in order to provide you with a challenge. The high speed and high inertia flywheel is extremely smooth and quiet, which is something that anyone watching TV while exercising will like. The magnetic resistance can be set to 20 different levels to suit your needs, plus it can be adjusted from the LCD computer display for your convenience. If you want an even harder challenge, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer will allow you to set the incline to 6 different levels up to 10 degrees. If you need a big challenge or just a small workout, whatever it may be, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer has you covered there.

Yet another thing that is quite impressive about the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is that it comes with many advanced electronic features. The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer lets you use 2 different user profiles, various goal settings, and a whole lot of preset programs are available too. The LCD display itself will show you things such as RPM, speed, distance, calories, and much more, not to mention that it lets you export the data to the Schwinn fitness tracking app so you can measure your progress from one day to the next. The fact that the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer also has a USB charging port and can connect to your phone or tablet is pretty cool too. Once connected, you can use the high quality 3-chamber speakers in order to listen to your favorite music while you work out.

Another thing worth mentioning is that the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer comes with two pairs of handlebars. One set of handlebars is static for an easy workout, plus it comes with the heartbeat sensors. The other set of handlebars is a set of ergonomically designed motion handles which allow for a great upper body workout.

Finally, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is also very comfortable to use, which is in part thanks to the oversized footplates with non-slip grip on them. All of the handlebars on the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer are well-padded to keep your hands feeling good. Also, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer comes with an integrated 3-speed fan to keep you cool while you work up a sweat.

What We Don’t Like About The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer

As always, there are a couple of things which could be better about the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer, so let’s mention those quickly.

The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is big and heavy. This is not inherently a problem, but it can make assembly really difficult and definitely a job for 2. Moreover, the size of this machine means that you do need a good sized room to house it in. The weight also makes the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer hard to transport, which is true even when the transportation wheels are considered.

Some people have noted that you need to apply a lubricant regularly or else the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer starts to squeak.

Alternatives To The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer

So you know how the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer compares to other mid range elliptical trainer models, let’s do a quick comparison.

Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

The Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer is also a good option to go with. In fact, the Fitness Reality model is several hundred dollars cheaper than the Schwinn 430. The Fitness Reality E5500XL is a bit lighter and smaller than the Schwinn, making it more easy to maneuver and more space friendly too, plus it actually has more levels of resistance too. On the other hand, for the price of the Schwinn you get a better transmission system, a great flywheel, more stability and durability, a higher user weight limit, a fan, speakers, data export capabilities, and a more well-rounded LCD display.

Exerpeutic 5000 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

This Exerpeutic Model is actually quite similar to the Fitness Reality E5500XL (with some minor differences). The comparison points are pretty much the same as between the Fitness Reality E5500XL and the Schwinn 430. The Schwinn is a lot more expensive that the Exerpeutic 5000 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer and it therefore has many more features, such as more electronic capabilities and a higher weight limit, as discussed above. On the other hand, just like the with Fitness Reality E5500XL, the Exerpeutic 5000 is more space friendly and does actually have more choices in terms of resistance.

Final Thoughts On The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine

The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is definitely a good mid range model to go with, but its price does get it very close to being a high end model, which is something that the great features certainly make it look like too. A great magnetic resistance system, tons of preset programs, a high user weight limit, and a lot of durability and stability make the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer one heck of a choice.

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