Review of Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine

Review-of-Schwinn-430-Elliptical-Machine Review of Schwinn 430 Elliptical MachineMany consider the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine a great addition to a home gym as it provides a great workout and operates quietly and smoothly. This entry level elliptical machine has some great features to keep track of your performance while working out.

The elliptical is built using the same quality and precision used for manufacturing the company’s famous high-quality bicycles. The Schwinn 430 Elliptical comes with 22 preset exercise programs and 20 resistance levels to choose and reach your fitness goals.


Though the Schwinn 430 is lightweight at 169 pounds, it’s sturdy enough to carry users weighing up to 300 pounds even with everyday usage. Its durability is attributed to its oversized crossbar tubing, front positioned flywheel and centre frame support.

Schwinn-430-Elliptical-Machine Review of Schwinn 430 Elliptical MachineAwesome computer

The Schwinn comes with an awesome computer for an entry level elliptical machine! It has fantastic features like pre-programmed workouts, user profile capabilities and even lets you use dual user profile capabilities to keep a track of your performance and enjoy your machine.

Its dual screens may be a little confusing till your user profile is set up, but you can set up two separate profiles. The computer offers 22 programs which include 9 workout programs and 8 heart rate controls.

Tracking workouts

The Schwinn 430 Elliptical lets you download and track your workout performance by maintaining a track of various criteria like time, distance and calories and by transferring relevant data to the Schwinn Connect or MyFitnessPal.

This thus motivates you to maximise your workouts on the trainer. Its 6 position incline and 20 resistance settings are additional features not commonly found in entry level machines.

430-Elliptical-Machine Review of Schwinn 430 Elliptical MachineBuilt-in accessories

This elliptical cycle has many built-in accessories like water bottle holder, three speed cooling fan and speakers with MP3 player input. It also has a table or book holder to prop your favourite mobile device on so that you can watch videos while working out.

Easy and smooth to setup and use

The Schwinn 430 is easily set up and is rather stable for an entry level bicycle. It also comes with a standard stride length of 20 inches, has superb speakers and a USB port and AUX jack for plugging in tablets or iPods.


  • Can carry a maximum user weight of 300 pounds
  • Has 22 programs including workout profiles, heart rate controls and fitness tests
  • Comes with adjustable resistance
  • Connects to the Schwinn Connect or MyFitnessPal to keep track of your progress
  • It’s water bottle keeps you hydrated and 3 speed fans keep you cool while exercising
  • Offers two user profiles
  • 10-year warranty for frame and 2-years for mechanical and 1-year for electrical issues


  • Not compatible with chest heart rate monitors. Heart rate is monitored by grasping its stationary handles for 10 seconds while working out
  • While there’s adjustable incline, you must dismount and manually change the incline to target specific muscle regions
  • It’s display is small and difficult to read
  • Some find it difficult assembling this elliptical