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Schwinn 430 vs 470 Elliptical

Here is our comparison of the Schwinn 430 and the Schwinn 470 Elliptical, they are both great elliptic trainers but have some important differences.

Both the Schwinn 430 and the 470 are front driven elliptical machines and offer a 20-inch stride length, a cooling fan and 2 window LCD display. The difference is that the Schwinn 470 has a backlit console which is easier to see, a motorized incline, 5 more levels of resistance and 7 more workout programs than the 430.

Schwinn 430 Elliptical
Schwinn 470 Elliptical

The Schwinn 430 is one of the best elliptical trainers in the market for home use.  Its is a great choice if you are looking for a reliable elliptical that offers high-end features with a reasonable price.

If you want to buy a professional-grade elliptical that will last for years than the Schwinn 470 elliptical is for you.
It offers a good amount of workout programs, a motorized ramp and 25 resistance levels.

Video Review

Video Review

Spec Comparison

Schwinn 430 Elliptical

Schwinn 470 Elliptical

Stride Length

The stride length is the furthest distance between the two pedals of the elliptical in motion. A longer stride will give you more natural feeling, like a running type motion.
If you are over 5’4″ you may prefer a 20 inch or higher stride length and if you’re over 6 feet, you’ll definitely want a 20 inch stride or more. Ellipticals with a stride length of 18 to 20 inch are suitable for people under 5’4″.

20″

20″

Resistance

Elliptical trainers have either a manual, motorized or electromagnetic resistance. Increasing resistance on the elliptical in your workouts will make the workout harder, causing you to burn more calories but be careful if you are a beginner.
Some elliptical trainers have heart rate programs that adjusts resistance based upon your heart rate.

20 Levels of Eddy Current Magnetic Resistance

25 Levels of Eddy Current Magnetic Resistance

Drive System

The drive system, usually the flywheel is what moves when you apply pressure to the pedals. Its weight is directly related to how smooth an elliptical trainer will feel during training.

High speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel

High speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel

Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)

0
0

Number of Programs

0
  • 9 profiles
  • 8 heart rate control
  • 2 custom
  • 2 fitness test
  • 1 quick start
0
  • 12 profiles
  • 9 heart rate control
  • 4 custom
  • 2 fitness test
  • 1 quick start
  • 1 recovery test

Incline, Decline Features

10 degree manual ramp range with 6 positions

10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys

Heart Rate Monitor

Knowing your heart rate during a workout is important for maximum fitness benefits. Today we have many methods to measure our heart rate, but a built-in heart rate monitor has other advantages, like heart rate oriented workout programs.

Contact type: Measure your heart rate by grasping the stationary handles for 10 seconds.

Unfortunately  the Schwinn 430 lacks chest heart rate monitor.

 Both contact grip and Wireless heart telemetry is available on the Schwinn 470

Console and Display Properties

2 DualTrack LCD Displays, no backlight

2 LCD window System with backlight

Water Bottle Holder

Cooling Fan

Warranty

10 year frame, 2 year mechanical, 1 year electrical and a 90-day labor warranty

10 year frame, 2 year mechanical, 1 year electrical and a 90-day labor warranty