430 Key Specs:
When we had the opportunity to test the model 470, at the same time we were able to meet the Schwinn 430 and compare their performances with each other. The Schwinn 470 is considered as the best buy elliptical trainer in its price catogory. In-depth review on Schwinn 470 is published on the other page. Before I dive into the Scwinn 430 elliptical review, I must emphasize that both are great machines and both are equally as effective.
These two models of Schwinn elliptical trainers are very similar. In fact, according to its features the Schwinn 430 seems to be a cheaper version of the 470. In other words, the 470 is an upgraded version of the 430. Both machines come on a same sturdy frame that acccomodates users up to 300 lbs. The same high-end Eddy Currnet Brake system with high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel is built in both models, as well as large, cushioned footplates. The main difference is in the computer console and features that it provides.
To save you time and my pencil while writing this review ;-) as well as to simplify the overview of their differences, I've compiled all the features which differ, in the comparison chart below:
|Incline:||10 degree manual ramp range with 6 positions||10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys|
|Console:||Schwinn DualTrack two LCD window system 3 LED tracking lights||Schwinn DualTrack two blue backlit LCD window system 6 LED tracking lights|
|Programs:||22 programs (9 profile; 8 heart rate control (4 Beginner; 4 Advanced); 2 custom user defined; 2 fitness tests (1 Beginner; 1 Advanced); 1 quick start) and additional features.||29 programs (12 profile; 9 heart rate control (4 Beginner; 4 Advanced; 1 Custom); 4 custom user defined; 2 fitness tests (1 Beginner; 1 Advanced); 1 recovery test; 1 quick start) and additional features|
|User Profiles:||2 user capability||4 user capability|
|HRM:||Grip||Grip / Telemetry enabled console|
|SALE Price:||SEE BEST PRICE||SEE BEST PRICE|
Both elliptical trainers feature a 3-speed coolng fan, speakers, USB conection, bottle holder, transport wheels, integrated levelers and more.
Conclusion: The Schwinn 430 elliptical trainer offers high-end features and customization but at a budget-conscious price. Here is a useful info you should know before you buy Schwinn 430: the maximum height of the footplate is 21" (53 cm). Add that to your height, plus several inches for comfortable clearance, to calculate the minimum ceiling height.
Here is a short video review so you can review all the details of the 430:
Where to Buy Schwinn ellipticals at Best Price
Unfortunately, most of the Schwinn elliptical crosstrainers are out of manufacture. It seems, the owner as decided to close the brand down. However, there are some models still available for purchase.