WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Our top pick for the best elliptical machine of 2016 is the Schwinn 430. It is mid-priced at around $600 and delivers a quiet, smooth workout. With a 20 inch stride length and 300 pound weight limit, it can accommodate most users. Another nice feature is the built in 3 speed fan.
INDEPTH PRODUCT REVIEW
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer is a top rated elliptical machine by both individuals and fitness professionals. With a maximum user weight of 300 lbs, it is sturdy and has many features only found on higher priced machines. Some comfort features are a media tray that can hold a tablet or magazine, a usb port and a built in 3 speed fan.
The Schwinn 430 has ECB (Eddy Current Brake) magnetic resistance which is usually only found on higher end models. This means there is very little friction and a quieter operation. Another important feature is the ability to have forward and reverse motion. This means you can work a full range of leg muscles and add greater intensity to your workout.
It has an 20-inch stride which will work for even the tallest of people. This model has has 2 LCD Displays to keep track of more information. One of the displays is visible even when using the media tray. However, the displays are not backlit. This will only be an issue if you plan to use this in a dimly lit room.
While there are six positions of incline for the ramp, it has to be manually adjusted. If you want a powered ramp, check on the Schwinn 470.
You can connect to MyFitnessPal or the Schwinn Connect apps to track and monitor the time, distance and calories for each of your workouts. There are 22 preset workout programs that provide great variety.
Schwinn provides a 10-year warranty on the frame, a two-year warranty on parts and covers labor on the elliptical machine for one year.
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine has more features and a wide range of resistance levels but isn’t priced as steep as its competitors. Workout metrics can be uploaded for online monitoring of performance. This is a good value priced elliptical machine.
- Manually adjusted incline
- No backlit display
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