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Schwinn 430 vs A40

Here is our comparison of the Schwinn 430 and the Schwinn A40 Elliptical, they are both great elliptic trainers from the well-known brand Schwinn. We can say that the A40 is an entry-level elliptical machine and its stride length can be a problem for taller users.


Schwinn 430 Elliptical
Schwinn A40 Elliptical

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

The Schwinn A40 Elliptical is an entry-level machine that is enough for most home users. It has nice basic features like a water bottle holder, a rack for holding your phone, tablet, or book, and a 2-speed workout fan.

Spec Comparison

Schwinn 430 Elliptical

Schwinn A40

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″.




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

8 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)


Number of Programs

  • 9 profiles
  • 8 heart rate control
  • 2 custom
  • 2 fitness test
  • 1 quick start

Incline, Decline Features

10 degree manual ramp range with 6 positions

No incline

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.

Contact grip

Console and Display Properties

2 DualTrack LCD Displays, no backlight

LCD Display

Water Bottle Holder

Cooling Fan


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

2 year frame, 6 months mechanical, 6 months electrical and  a 30-day wear parts warranty 

Last update: January 2023