The Schwinn 430 is an upgraded version of Schwinn 420 with a lot better features such as increase stride length (20 inches) and a whole lot more workout programs (22 compared to Schwinn 420’s 8).
An improved console, resistance level as well as warranty period completes the list of upgrades that the Schwinn 430 has over its predecessor.
Great improvements were also made on the workout progress tracking in the Schwinn 430 through the SchwinnConnect™ and/or myfitnesspal.com, an impressive list that aims to improve performance and overall user satisfaction.
The Schwinn 430 retains the quiet and stable ride that the Schwinn 420 had but the Schwinn 430 has 20 levels of resistance that can be comfortable changed through a few keys and it has incline features but will have to be manually set.
Many have mentioned that the moving handle bars can get in the way if you’re trying to grip the stationary handle bars which might cause quite a discomfort for users who prefer gripping the stationary bars.
Construction Quality (4.5/5)
The Schwinn 430 also retains the solid built of its predecessor weighing in about the same (less than 170 lbs.) and supports the same weight class (300 lbs and lower).
Reviews show that it can be assembled within a couple of hours for 2 people but once done properly, shows to be quite dependable and sturdy.
However, a few owners have mentioned the plastic rollers and foot pads might be prone to wear and might need some maintenance down the road.
The high-inertia flywheel is still as good as ever producing a quiet, smooth and stable ride while working out.
Technological Features (5/5)
The Schwinn 430 scores high with its technology features mainly because of all the improvements like its 20 inch stride length.
It also has an improved list of pre-set programs listing 22 which includes eight heart-rate programs, two custom workout settings and multiple user profiles.
A new and improved console, 20 levels of eddy current resistance, SchwinnConnect™ goal tracking and data export that allows users to monitor and focus on their fitness goals and a whole lot more.
All of these add brains to the Schwinn 430’s brawns that any user would definitely appreciate. One Amazon.com user mentioned that the Schwinn 430 gives a “high-end feel for a low-end cost”. When it comes to technology, the Schwinn 430 has done a lot for their users that make it a great buy in its price range.
Workout Effectiveness (4/5)
The Schwinn 430 has a slightly improved stride length which means users can have a better workout with the addition of inclined settings that can go up to 10 degrees has six settings.
Having to work on an incline makes for a lot more challenging session, mix that with all the pre-set workouts and the realistic smooth feel provided by the ever dependable perimeter weighted flywheel, Schwinn 430 has brought a lot to make workout sessions better and push its users to a higher level.
Size and Storage (4/5)
As with the Schwinn 420, the Schwinn 430 is relatively easier to store because it is not too bulky and does not take too much real estate.
With the same dimensions as the Schwinn 420 of about 7’ x 2.5’, it does not take that space hungry and can be used even in a modest sized room.
Even though it cannot be folded, the Schwinn 430 is still quite a space saver considering the features that it gives to its users.
The Schwinn 430 is in the less than $700.00 range making it quite a buy with all its high end features.
It is slightly higher than the Schwinn 420 but with improvements like incline options, better fan and speakers, as well as an improved computer console the technological improvements that the 430 has over the 420, as well as other elliptical trainers in its price range, the Schwinn 430 is a great choice for a wide range of consumer.
Some say that the Nautilus E514c takes the slight advantage for some features over the Schwinn 430 but at a similar price. Might be worth to take a closer look at the E514c Elliptical – or you can check out our ellitpical reviews here.
The Schwinn 430 also has a slightly better warranty plan with 10 years on the frame, two years on mechanical issues and one year on electrical with 90 days for labor.
It is still not as good as other elliptical trainers in its class. This remains to be the biggest concern with Schwinn products.
With has a shipping size of 21.75″ x 34.25″ x 51.25 and usually takes a couple of weeks after ordering to arrive.