Here is our comparison of the Schwinn 470 and the Nautilus E618 Elliptical, they are both preminum elliptical trainers, but each one has its own advantages.
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.
The Nautilus E618 Elliptical is a smart elliptical with Bluetooth connectivity. It cross trainer with the power to train all ability levels. It offers a good amount of workout programs, a motorized incline that can be controlled from handlebars and 25 resistance levels. The only con is, its 22″ inch stride length which is not adjustable, this can be too long for short users in flat position.
Schwinn 470 Elliptical
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″.
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.
25 Levels of Eddy Current Magnetic Resistance
Magnetic, 25 levels of eddy current resistance
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
30 lb. effective flywheel weight. This is one of the heaviest flywheel you can find in its price class, which makes the motion very smooth.
Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)
Number of Programs
- 12 profiles
- 9 heart rate control
- 4 custom
- 2 fitness test
- 1 quick start
- 1 recovery test
Incline, Decline Features
10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys
10 degree motorized incline that can be controlled from handlebars
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.
Both contact grip and Wireless heart telemetry is available on the Schwinn 470.
Both contact grip and Wireless heart telemetry is available on the Nautilus E618.
Console and Display Properties
2 LCD window System with backlight
Water Bottle Holder
10 year frame, 2 year mechanical, 1 year electrical and a 90-day labor warranty
15 year frame, 5 parts, 5 years electronics and a 2 years labor warranty