It has an incredibly rich in features that you would be forgiven for assuming that it would cost upwards of $2000.
It has quite an advanced system that any user of fitness level will put it in his or her wish-list of exercise equipment.
The great list of advantages that any user can get from the Schwinn 470 is quite long that I would rather just put it in the usual way elliptical machines are measured.
The Schwinn 470 not surprisingly very comfortable because of the well-known Schwinn ergonomic construction (similar to the Nautilus E514c) and the usual creature features like the directional fan, speakers so that users can listen to their favorite tunes while working out and the improved handle bars.
Everything in the console is intelligently designed and makes it very easy for the user to monitor their progress and other features like the cushioned oversized foot pads simply completes the bill as far as comfort is concerned.
Construction Quality (4.5/5)
The Schwinn 470 construction is quite good considering that it can support almost double its own weight.
Any user will feel just how steady and dependable the Schwinn 470 is because of its two integrated levelers and center frame support.
With that in mind, the user can focus on pushing workouts further and harder for improved results.
Technological Features (5/5)
The Schwinn 470 scores perfectly in the technology that it brought to the table.
It has 25 resistance levels that are controlled through the 5 resistance quick keys on the computer console.
With 29 workout programs to choose from (12 profile, 9 heart rate control, 4 custom/user defined, 2 fitness tests which are beginner and advanced, 1 recovery test and 1 quick start), it will surely be able to provide an adequate workout for anybody regardless of fitness level. It is hard to find a elliptical this packed with features and that is why it gets a full five in our rating system.
The Schwinn 470 also has a motorized incline ramp that can go up to 10 degrees to make your workouts more interesting.
Two backlit displays 13 data simultaneously (time, pulse, speed, distance, rpm, calories burned, intensity, goal achievement, user indicator, percent complete indicator, heart rate zone indicator, resistance level, and course profile) making sure that the user is up to date with their progress and workout reading can be uploaded and saved in MyFitnessPal.
Workout Effectiveness (5/5)
The trickiest part of working out is not really starting a program.
It’s keeping the person engaged enough that he or she will continue working out until the goal is actually achieved.
With the Schwinn 470, that is not going to be a problem.
The number of workout programs that it has is enough to keep anybody engaged for weeks.
Now add the variation given by the virtually endless combination of resistance and incline, any user will be hard-pressed to get bored with this machine.
Having a really great list of elliptical machine capabilities (see other elliptical machine reviews) along with the smooth and sturdy ride makes for a great and challenging workout session every time. Another great elliptical that got a full rating for workout is the Proform Hybrid Trainer which is one of the most popular Proform ellipticals today.
Size and Storage (4/5)
The Schwinn 470 measures 70 x 28 x 63 inches (L x W x H) and weighs a little less than 170 lbs. It’s not a small and particularly light machine but with the things you can do with it, it certainly deserves a place of its own in the house.
It does have transport wheel if the needs comes to move it though.
The price of the Schwinn 470 is perfect. Is way below what most would expect.
It’s relatively light with a price tag of only around $800 which makes it a mid-range priced elliptical machine with heavy weight capabilities.
The Schwinn 470 has a ten year warranty on the frame, two years on mechanical, one year on electrical and 90 days on labor.
It’s not the best warranty plan considering that most elliptical trainers provide a lifetime warranty on frame which I believe is the only real issue with the Schwinn 470.
It has a shipping weight of about 231 lbs. and delivery depends on the merchant and availability of the product.