Product Comparison: Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine vs Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine

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General Specifications
430 Elliptical Machine
470 Elliptical Machine
About the Product
The Schwinn 430 Elliptical looks a little different to the run of the mill ellipticals that you come across. That’s because it’s got a leveler and a stability bar in the middle of the machine. This innovation ensures that you get a nice steady ride throughout your workout.
As you probably know, Schwinn is a strong company and the Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine makes a great showing in its price range. The 470 Elliptical is a quiet-running, smooth machine with some great features that’ll get you fit and help you track your performance from workout to workout.
Key Specs
Resistance Features
20 levels of resistance
25 levels of resistance
Stride Length
20 in.
20 in.
Resistance Type
Magnetic resistance
Magnetic resistance
Flywheel Weight
10 lbs.
20 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine
  • The 430 provides with a high-speed inertia perimeter weighted flywheel. This ensures that you get a smooth, natural revolution each time.
  • There is no unsteadiness or, even worse, jerkiness, when you move on this machine.
  • This Schwinn 430 elliptical has a great stride length, much longer than the alternatives in this price range and lower that I researched.
  • I've used the elliptical and it works beautifully, very smoothly and even on low resistance you get a good workout in!
  • After a while, it became make a loud sound when switch the resistance.
Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine
  • Resistance and incline combine to give a workout comparable to commercial grade machines
  • The stride is very natural feeling, and this was my top priority when purchasing a new elliptical.
  • The stride length, resistance settings, and quiet nature of the machine are all positive aspects that I enjoy while using this elliptical.
  • Resistance levels work great and I think that level 25 it's really hard.
  • Using this machine for only two months I am experiencing a recurring clunk noise in the flywheel assembly.
Size & Weight
63 in.
63.2 in.
70 in.
70.1 in.
28 in.
28.2 in.
168 lbs.
186 lbs.
Drive Design Type
Foot Pedal Cushioning
Arm Handles
Ergonomic Grips
Pedal Straps
Foldable Design
What customers say about "Design"
Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine
  • The pedals are set at the ideal height to allow you to easily get on and off.
  • The 430 provides you with two sets of handles. One set is movable, mimicking the natural stride motion of your feet. The other set is fixed, allowing you to rest your arms.
  • Large cushioned footplates contribute to comfortable, low-impact workouts
  • Pedals don’t have adjustable angle, are less ergonomic than pedals on higher quality ellipticals.
  • After a couple weeks I started hearing creaks and pops in the screws. Its frustrating since the machine is so quiet that any noise that develops strikes the nerves pretty hard.
Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine
  • Pedals are large that let you find the comfortable spot for your feet.
  • The footplates are very large and cushioned, so it's easy to get on and off and stay in place while using it.
  • The hands do not slip because the arm handles with an ergonomic grips.
  • The big disadvantage is that it cannot be folded, it takes up a lot of space at home.
  • Often the legs fly off the pedals, it is a pity that there are no straps to fix them.
Console Display Type
LCD display
LCD display
Information On Display
Speed, Pedal revolutions per minute, Time, Level, Distance, Heart Rate, Calories
Speed, Time, Level, Distance, Pedal revolutions per minute, Heart Rate
Workout Programs
Heart Rate Monitor
Bluetooth Console
Charging USB port, DualTrack™, Sound system, Cooling Fan, SchwinnConnect™, Precision Path™
Charging USB port, Sound system, Cooling Fan, SchwinnConnect™, Precision Path™, DualTrack™
What customers say about "Features"
Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine
  • It's have a built-in fan that you can actually tilt. This allows you to focus the breeze just where you need it the most.
  • The speakers will play the audio from your phone with great sound, it's big plus for who likes to listen to audio books and music while using the machine.
  • The display, although small, but contains a lot of information.
  • Pulse monitoring system is not very accurate and prone to malfunction.
  • Ineffective heart rate monitor which collects its date from the hand grips as opposed to a chest strap.
Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine
  • During workouts, I can watch my video because it has a tablet holder.
  • Variety of programs and tracking features, far in excess of what most people probably would use, but it's there.
  • Speaker system and fan, while unnecessary, are nice amenities. It's great to not need headphones, and the fan seems to help control sweat.
  • A tablet placed on the media tray will partially cover the wider monitor. However, you will still see all the main workout values on the smaller display.
  • Built-in speakers - poor quality and no volume control.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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