Here is our comparison of the Schwinn 470 and the NordicTrack C 7.5 Ellipticals, they are both great machines for home cardio, lets findout the differences and similarities.
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.
NordicTrack C 7.5 is a reasonably priced elliptical with iFit technology. It has a 20-pound flywheel, the stride length is 20-inches and has a power incline feature (up to 20 degrees) to challenge you more. You can use your tablet as a monitor to get all the benefits of the iFit technology.
Schwinn 470 Elliptical
NordicTrack C 7.5
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, 22 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
20 lb. Inertia Enhanced flywheel
Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)
Number of Programs
- 12 profiles
- 9 heart rate control
- 4 custom
- 2 fitness test
- 1 quick start
- 1 recovery test
- Has 26 workout programs, designed by certified personal trainers
- Also it is iFit-enabled so you have unlimited number of workout options
Incline, Decline Features
10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys
Power incline of 0 to 20 degrees, so you can adjust the incline easily
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.
|Integrated EKG pulse grip|
Console and Display Properties
2 LCD window System with backlight
5-inch blue Backlit LCD Display
Water Bottle Holder
10 year frame, 2 year mechanical, 1 year electrical and a 90-day labor warranty
Lifetime frame, 2 year parts, 1 year labor warranty