Many reviews have mentioned the Schwinn 460 as the best of the elliptical trainers in its price range, but if you are looking for a cheaper elliptical the under $ 1,000 section might help you, and in this Schwinn 460 Review we will take a closer look at why this machine is so popular.
The Schwinn 460 cost a little over $1000 and has a list of features that more than explains the price tag, although some opt for the cheaper Schwinn 470 or even the popular Scwhinn 420 (you can see all our Schwinn Elliptical Reviews here).
Anybody who is serious in getting fit but does not have the time to go to the often should definitely consider the Schwinn 460 because of the variety of workouts it offers along with other technological advances it has that promises to improve your results even more.
The Schwinn 460 scores high in comfort not only because of its fluid motion and the fact that it does not cause any stress on the joints but because of its flexibility.
It makes sure that anybody who uses it will be comfortable.
It accomplishes this goal through the variable stride length that can be as short as 2 inches and as long as 26 inches.
The stride length is sometimes what makes or breaks an elliptical trainer and what Schwinn 460 did is to make sure that regardless of stride length preference, anybody can have a great workout through this innovation.
Other creature comforts that includes fan and an over-sized bottle holder acts as great accessories to the whole package.
Construction Quality (4/5)
The Schwinn 460 is comfortable as well as it is strong.
It can support up to 300 lbs. without issues and made from heavy duty steel, any user can push as hard as they can without worrying that it will all of a sudden break.
The strength of Schwinn elliptical trainers has become somewhat expected and the Schwinn 460 is no exemption.
A 25-lb flywheel makes sure of the smooth ride that consumers have come to expect from Schwinn elliptical trainers.
It is as strong as it can possibly be and will provide years upon years of service to its owner.
Technological Features (4.5/5)
The variable stride length is a great, great feature that the Schwinn 460 along with its 16 resistance levels and 16 preset programs with 11 profiles and 2 ID settings that allows and saves their progress and workout settings.
The Schwinn 460 also incorporates the Schwinn 460-stride technology that enables users’ burn twice as much calorie than when in a treadmill and as much as 15% when on other elliptical trainers.
A backlit touchscreen LCD screen displays workout data such as time spent on the machine, calories burned, distance travelled, speed that the user has, the resistance level the user is in, and the heart rate that can be checked either through the pulse rate on the stationary bars or s chest strap.
The Schwinn 460 console also enables the user to choose which system of measurement to use, either metric or American which is an advantage if they are more used to metric.
Workout Effectiveness (4.5/5)
The Schwinn 460 simulates the natural movement of walking or jogging without the added shock on the joints.
The 25-lb flywheel makes sure that the ride is smooth and thus allowing the user to push harder towards his or her fitness goal.
The 16 preset programs and resistance level also provides enough variation to the user that they will most likely never get bored.
This is a great feature since a lot of people do not get to reach their fitness goal, not because they can’t but because they lost interest before any real improvement was attained.
Working out is all about hard work and putting in the time to reach the goal.
The Schwinn 460 certainly makes working out interesting enough for the user that they will keep going and before they know it, they are getting great results.
Size and Storage (4/5)
The Schwinn 460 measures 54 x 34 x 73 inches and weighs just over 200 lbs.
That is mostly because of the quality material used to make sure that consumers will get the best performing elliptical trainer in the Schwinn 460 as possible.
It does have transport wheel to make it easier to move around but most users simply assemble it where they would want to put it.
The Schwinn 460 goes for a little over $1000 which might be a bit steep for some but once they see all of the features that the Schwinn 460 brings to the table, it will make more sense and they will know that they are getting a quality product that they can used for years to come. It’s a small investment but well worth it.
The Schwinn 460 has ten years warranty for frame, two year parts, one year on electronics and 90 days wear parts warranty.
Some reviews mentioned that it’s a bit short on the warranty part since most elliptical trainers nowadays offer a lifetime warranty on the frame.
That is true but considering that by the time the ten years runs out, you most likely have had all you can get from the machine already, it’s not unreasonable.
The Schwinn 460 has a shipping weight of about 243 lbs. and can take 2 to 3 hours assembly.