The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is the latest of Schwinn on elliptical trainers that are under the $1000 mark. This Schwinn 430’s popularity has grown rapidly since its release. Currently, it holds the title as the number 1 elliptical trainer that’s out in the market, even surpassing the reputation of its predecessors, the 418 and 438.
What You Get With the Schwinn 430:
The Schwinn 430 offers any fitness enthusiast an effective cardiovascular workout by adding a resistance to their strides. Arguably, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is the best of its kind in the market because it allows the user to create those strides in the most natural manner while keeping the person stable and well supported. This elliptical trainer also has a quick start function that allows users to quickly switch between resistance levels without having to stop and change any part of the equipment.
The stability given by the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is partly due to its weight. It weighs at about 152 lbs which makes it quite heavier than its 115 lbs competitors. However, that same weight is what makes the machine feel less likely to topple over when used.
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer comes with a Biofit articulating footplate that goes at an angle when each stride is made. This reduces the stress placed on the foot and also provides great support for the ankles. This technology is also what gives that smooth feel while working out.
This product also offers an 18 inch stride which is perfect for most users. Other products have 16 inch strides which could be too little, or 20 inch strides which can be too much. There are other products which offer 18 inch strides, but they feel bouncy or restricted.
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer also has 8 workout programs to choose from. Six of these are user profile programs, one is a calorie specific program, and another is a manual program. It also has 3 feedback programs namely; Recovery mode, Results mode and Body Mass Index. These 3 programs allow the user to track his or her fitness progress.
Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer Reviews:
Majority of users who liked the 418 and the 438 loved the newer Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer. Users who have bought and put the trainer to the test have found that it is indeed a better version of its predecessors. One user even commented that she had tried it alongside the previous models and it performed better. She found the strides to be smoother and she loved the support that the 430 gave to her.
Another user commented that he had searched for months and tried about 2 dozen machines before he found the 430. He stated that among all of the elliptical trainers he tried, the Schwinn 430 is the best by far and that it was the only one that truly felt natural to him.
To date, the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer reviews have been consistently good. This product has even garnered an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from everyday users and experts alike. Consumer Reports has also given it a Best Buy recommendation.
Most users however have to agree that they disliked the fact that it only has a 90-day warranty. One expert reviewer even highlighted that for a machine such as this, a 3-month warranty means that its manufacturers do not have the guts to back it up and that this might mean that it has a high possibility of breaking down. However, users who have had the product have contested this by saying that the product is yet to give them problems of any sort.
Another setback that users had with this product is the assembly time. One user even commented that it took 2 people and 3 hours before he got his up and running. Once it’s up though, users agree that this product is compact and does not take up as much space as other elliptical trainers. Users also agree that the product’s LCD display could use some backlight. One user however noted that if used in a well-lit room, he could see the display just fine.
Where the Product Stands:
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is by far the best workout equipment out in the market today. For a price of $599 (or less, depending on where you buy it) the Schwinn 430 offers a great workout without making users having to worry about the equipment itself. And perhaps the best asset that this trainer has is the fact that it has the Schwinn name, a name equated by experts to true quality.