Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer (2013)

8.4 Total Score

This trainer comes with manual incline (10 degree), 22 programs, 20 resistance levels and mainly a extremely solid built frame. Working out on this is quite, comfortable. This trainer has all the high end features yet comes in a budget friendly price.

Build Quality
8.6
Features
8
Assembly
8.3
Noise
8.8
Price/Value
8.4

At a Glance: Schwinn 430 (2013)
Brand Schwinn
Capacity 300 lb.
Price Range Under $1000
Flywheel perimeter weighted flywheel
Stride Length 20″
Resistance 20
Dimension 59″ x 26″ x 68″ (L x W x H)
Programs 22
Incline  10 degree manual ramp range with 6 positions
HR Monitor Contact

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This is the new and improved version (released on 2013) of the popular schiwinn 430 (2007). For last 7 years, Schwinn 430 was considered to be one of the best elliptical trainers for home gyms. The newer version also comes with a lot of bells and whistle to maintain its position for a long time.

We are seeing a trend in Schwinn, to make all the new elliptical in black. This 430, comes with SchwinnConnect. We connected schwinnCOnnect with MyFitnessPal in matter of seconds (it only needs a small USB flash drive).

Features:

  • 20″ Precision Path™ Stride
  • 22 programs (9 pre-set, 8 heart rate, 5 others)
  • 20 levels of eddy current brake resistance
  • Contact grip Heart rate sensor
  • Manual Incline (10 degree ramp range with 6 positions)
  • 2 User profile
  • Dimension: 70.1″ L x 28.2″ W x 63.2″ H (178.1 x 71.5 x 160.5 cm)
  • Fan, Media Tray, Dual speaker (acoustic chamber),
  • USB Connection (USB charging and data export to Schwinn Connect™ & myfitnesspal.com)

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Build Quality

Build Quality on this unit is excellent. If you have used premium gym quality elliptical; you will see this trainer matches that comfort level. Its quite, smooth and feels expensive (Nothing like any budget ellipticals). We have tested this with some heavy users; everything was smooth. If you are over 220 lbs and working very hard; you will notice some level of “movements”.

Assembly

Setup is very simple. If you sort all the parts properly, read the manual before digging in the assembly, you should setup this unit under 1:30 hour. All the moving parts comes with grease; so be careful not to stain your carpet or cloths. Use a spare piece of fabric while handling them.

Note: Sometime they don’t ship the manual with the box; please download it from here.

Heart Rate Monitor

We were really disappointed to find there is no wireless chest strip for this trainer. It only has contact heart rate (CHR) sensors on the stationary handlebars. To use it, you need to put your hands comfortable around the sensors. If you are not moving, its pretty accurate. But as we have tried it while working on “fun ride” program; we found it 5-10 point lower than polar wireless HRM.

It does have target heart rate control programs, but with an inefficient HRS (heart rate sensor); this programs effectiveness is questionable.

Display

The 430 has Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks. Upper display LCD screen shows: Programs, intensity , heart rate zone, goal, User profile and Achievement.

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Lower LCD display shows: Speed, Time, Distance, current resistance levels, RPM, Heart rate and calories burned.

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The console is quite big and easy to use. It has 2 big speakers, which produce better sound than previous version. A fan is placed in the bottom of the console which runs in 3 levels. There are also 3 achievement indicator lights in the console. All the buttons are easy to use and self-explanatory.

Programs

It features 22 programs to keep user engaged yet put new challenges for a long time. There are only 2 user profiles (and a guest profile); means you can share this with your partners.

There are 9 pre-set programs:

 

 

There are 8 heart rate training programs (4 beginners and 4 advanced). As this heart rate programs are entirely based on their slightly inefficient grip HRS, we suggest not using them. There are 2 custom user defined; 2 fitness tests (1 Beginner; 1 Advanced) and 1 quick start workout program.

It comes with SchwinnConnect & MyFitnessPal and USB port, so you can customize your custom program and take your workout experience to another level.

Warranty

This trainer comes with 10 years warranty on for frame, 2 years for mechanical and 1 year for electrical. Previous version of this 430, are still working in a lot of home gyms after 7 years of intensive workout. So, we can assure you this trainer is built to last. 2 years on mechanical and 1 year on electrical seems a little short.

Conclusion

There aren’t a lot of elliptical trainers in this price range that comes with so many features. For saving money we can consider the manual incline. If it only came with a wireless HRS, this trainer would be perfect!

Technical Specifications

Features
  • Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
  • Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
  • 22 programs, 2 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
  • 20 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
  • Charging USB port and data exchange
Specifications
Stride length 20” Precision Path™ Stride
Front drive Yes
Cushioned footpad Yes
Resistance type Eddy Current Magnetic
Resistance levels 20
Adjustable pedals Yes
Upper body Yes
Handgrip Yes
Heart rate control Yes
Flywheel weight Not Specified, but good quality
Incline type 10 degree manual ramp range with 6 positions
Display schwinnConnect™ 2 LCD window System,Main: 3.0” X 5.0”,Secondary: 1.0” X 5.0”, Time / RPM / Distance / Pulse / Speed / Calories / Resistance level / Profile / HR zone indicator / % complete indicator / Intensity meter / User indicator / Goal achievement
programs Total: 22 [Profile: 9 preset, Heartrate: 8 (4 beginner + 4 advanced),Other: (4 beginner + 4 advanced + Custom) ]
Cooling fans 3 high speed fan
Water bottle/accessory holders Yes
Capacity 300 pounds
Weight 227 pounds
Warranties
Frame 10 years frame
Parts and Electronics 2 years mechanical, 1 year electrical, 90 days labor
Shipping Information
Dimensions 59″ x 26″ x 68″ (L x W x H)
Weight 227 pounds

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