Follow us:
Lose weight for good. How much can you lose?
ConsumerAffairs Unaccredited Brand

Schwinn Ellipticals

Schwinn Ellipticals
Overall Satisfaction Rating 4.00/5
  • 5 stars
    4
  • 4 stars
    5
  • 3 stars
    4
  • 2 stars
    0
  • 1 stars
    0
Based on 13 ratings
SHOW RATING DISTRIBUTION

Lose weight for good. How much can you lose?

We'll match you with the right company that knows what you need.

This company is not yet accredited. To learn more, see reviews below or submit your own.

Get trending consumer news and recalls

    Thank you, you have successfully subscribed to our newsletter! Enjoy reading our tips and recommendations.

    Lose weight for good. How much can you lose?

    Are you this business?

    Schwinn Ellipticals Reviews

    Sort: Recent
    Filter by: Any

    A link has directed you to this review. Its location on this page may change next time you visit.

    Page 1 Reviews 1 - 10
    Rated with 3 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 16, 2017

    Schwinn used to be top top top of the line. I feel it is still a good brand but it's nothing like it used to be back in the 60s... But then nothing is the same as it was in the 60s right? All of the parts seem to move smoothly and gives you the feeling that you're not working very hard at all because of this. I liked it and I think it's a good buy. You can spend a whole lot more money on one of these machines. For the moderate spender this is not a bad elliptical.

    Be the first one to find this review helpful
    Rated with 3 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 6, 2017

    The Schwinn machine is very solid. It holds the weight very nicely and does not rock when in use. Overall it is a nice machine. We also like to hang our coats there in the winter and cats like to sleep on it. I like it the way it is. Although I would get rid of the fan since it is a waste of space. The power cord is also in a bad spot. Also, it was a pain to assemble. The pieces did fit nicely. Just a heavy beast to move. The machine was supposed to be movable and I am always afraid if I move it. This thing could topple over and crush a leg.

    3 people found this review helpful

    Not sure how to choose?

    Get expert buying tips about Ellipticals delivered to your inbox.

      Thank you, you have successfully subscribed to our newsletter! Enjoy reading our tips and recommendations.

      We value your privacy. Unsubscribe easily.
      Are you this business?
      Rated with 3 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 5, 2017

      Schwinn is small enough to fit in a corner and is a easy, quick workout that makes me break a sweat without hurting my knees or back. Also in 20 minutes, I already feel like I am getting a workout. But it was a pain to put together originally. Also, the strides are short for my long legs, I am almost 5'10". My husband also can't use it because of the strides and it is a bit shaky when he uses it - he is over 6 feet and 245 lbs. It came in parts and we had to follow directions and put the entire machine together. It was really difficult to put together and took my husband and I all night! However, it is easy to use now that it is fully put together. It stays in my basement room and I just turn it on and use the same settings. Worth the money.

      Be the first one to find this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 4, 2017

      Schwinn is a basic machine, there aren't many bells and whistles on it. It is perfect for an at home workout and for our family. We love it and would not change anything. It was very easy to set up. It took about 30 minutes with 2 of us working on it. We did it in an evening and used it the same night. We weren't tired and used it the same night as well as the next day.

      Be the first one to find this review helpful
      Rated with 3 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 3, 2017

      I like that the Schwinn elliptical works without electricity and still able to work with batteries to show how much calories I'm burning and speed. The only feature I would improve on is the part where the foot is placed, my feet tends to slip out and gets out of place while I am working out. I would prefer something that is comfortably strapped on. But my husband had set it up and the manual was user friendly so he managed very well.

      2 people found this review helpful
      How do I know I can trust these reviews about Schwinn Ellipticals?
      • 2,208,408 reviews on ConsumerAffairs are verified.
      • We require contact information to ensure our reviewers are real.
      • We use intelligent software that helps us maintain the integrity of reviews.
      • Our moderators read all reviews to verify quality and helpfulness.

      For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com please visit our FAQ.

      Rated with 4 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 2, 2017

      The elliptical machine is quiet and easy to use. You can use your iPad to watch different routines. It was very easy to assemble with very well drawn out instructions. It took around one and a half hours to fully assemble. The machine is great if you are petite and thin but if you are taller and wider then the handrails will get in your way because they are so narrow. Make them adjustable. But it is worth the money. I recommend it and I look forward to working out with it.

      Be the first one to find this review helpful
      Rated with 4 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: March 29, 2017

      Schwinn 430 is sturdy and one of the quietest and smoothest machine I've used. Good price tag for a good piece of equipment. The screen works great. The steps feels natural and the fans works well. One wheel does make squeaking noise over time, but easy fix with lubricant. The installation of the power cord has to be done carefully making sure you don't pinch the cord. You don't get a great stride if you are on the taller end of the height scale. Feet tend to slip forward, but easy fix with slip pads. The delivering process was easy. You'll have to set up date and time and they will carry it to the room you want. They don't assemble it unless you've paid for it but the instructions are easy to follow for self assembly. Just have to be careful with the cord to make sure you don't pinch it.

      Be the first one to find this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: March 28, 2017

      Schwinn is the brand name of the elliptical machine that I currently own and use within my home on a regular basis. It has nice motion in terms of lack of jerkiness and the machine comes with a working fan to help prevent overheating. Additionally, it has a plug for mp3 player to use with speakers. I wish they would get the resistance and incline settings right so that it isn't too easy but yet doesn't feel impossible. Additionally trying to hit the stop/pause button normally requires fine motor function and still getting your hand hit by upper body pieces. Usage is fairly easy minus trying to reach for the start work out and pause/stop button. Trying to set up the machine takes two people and a decent amount of time. You have to watch setting up the flywheel and arm/upper body pieces due to the grease that is used. It can get everywhere pretty easily.

      Be the first one to find this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: March 27, 2017

      My favorite feature is the goal tracking. It was my first to seeing such a feature on an elliptical machine, and is definitely the one I use the most. I also like the wide variety of programs, and option to have different users. The first time I set it up, it was a bit difficult. But over time, it has become much easier for me. I have no issues with setting up it and operating it now. It is made to be easy to use and definitely is, my elderly family members were even able to use it with no problems. There are only two features I dislike about my Schwinn: It is not backlit. This sometimes makes it hard to see while exercising. It can also be very squeaky, which can be incredibly annoying. Despite those two things, I believe the pros outweigh the cons.

      Be the first one to find this review helpful
      Rated with 4 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: March 26, 2017

      We bought a Schwinn in 2012 that we still use to this day. It works for us fairly well for the meantime. Heart rate monitor, speed and tension levels, and it times the runs/walks that you take which is nice if you aren't wearing a pedometer. The levels go from easy to pretty hard so there is always a challenge and different levels of tension in different patterns as well. It seems a little cheap, the screen is very small and I would like to see a bigger screen or maybe even a phone input. The feet of the machine seem like they could be straighter because it somewhat hurts my legs and makes them feel bowed outwards at times during a long exercise. Setting up is pretty easy, turn it on, select the style of walk you want and go. There are just a few buttons so it's very simple. The heart rate monitor could be in a better place, maybe closer to where you hold the handles as you walk.

      2 people found this review helpful

      Not sure about Schwinn Ellipticals?

      Take our two minute quiz to find the right weight loss program for you.

      Loading more reviews...

      Schwinn Ellipticals expert review by Joey Thurman

      Schwinn was founded in Chicago in 1895 as a manufacturer of bicycles. Today, they continue to make and sell outdoor bicycles and have added indoor exercise equipment, including bikes and ellipticals, into their lineup. They currently have three ellipticals for consumers to choose from.

      • Schwinn 470 elliptical: This elliptical has 29 programs, compatibility with MyFitnessPal, tracking lights, up to a 10-degree incline, 20-inch stride and more. It is safe for users up to 300 pounds.

      • Schwinn 520 reclined elliptical: Users who need additional support for their joints will appreciate Schwinn’s reclined elliptical. This machine features a recumbent seat position, like a recumbent bike, but instead of bike pedals, it has an elliptical foot path with a 14-inch stride length. This is easy on the joints and comfortable for exercisers of all ages and abilities.

      • Schwinn 430 elliptical: Those looking for a simplified piece of exercise equipment will like the Schwinn 430 elliptical. This machine features 22 workout programs, 20 resistance levels, a 20-inch stride length and performance tracking.

      • Quick comparison: Compare two or three of Schwinn’s ellipticals side-by-side using the comparison feature on their website. This feature can help you narrow down your options so you get the best elliptical for your needs.

      • Best for: Schwinn ellipticals are best for home users.

      by Joey Thurman Fitness and Nutrition Expert

      Joey Thurman is a nationally recognized and spin certified health, fitness, nutrition expert and television host He is the author of "365 Health and Fitness Hacks That Could Save Your Life." His work has been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, People Magazine, Shape, NY Post, Fitness Magazine, ‪Women's Health and many more.

      Schwinn Ellipticals Company Information

      Company Name:
      Schwinn Ellipticals
      Website:
      www.schwinnfitness.com

      Make the best choice, every time

      Join our community to stay up-to-date with the latest reviews, recall notices, and brand recommendations.

      Our community members are happier with their purchases than consumers who didn’t research before buying. To see why, sign up below!

      Thank you

      Keep an eye on your inbox, the latest consumer news is on its way!