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Schwinn 470 vs NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical

Here is our comparison of the Schwinn 470 and the NordicTrack C 7.5 Ellipticals, they are both great machines for home cardio, let’s find out the differences and similarities.

Schwinn 470 Elliptical
NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical

If you want to buy a professional-grade elliptical that will last for years then 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, a stride length of 20 inches, and a power incline feature (up to 20 degrees) to challenge you. You can use your tablet as a monitor to get all the benefits of the iFit technology.

Spec Comparison

Schwinn 470 Elliptical

NordicTrack C 7.5

Stride Length

The stride length is the furthest distance between the two pedals of the elliptical in motion. A longer stride will give you a 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 inches 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

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

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

Cooling Fan


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

Lifetime frame, 2 year parts, 1 year labor warranty

Last update: January 2023