Schwinn 430 Elliptical Review


Schwinn 430 Elliptical Review

The Schwinn 430 elliptical has a maximum user weight of 300 pounds, which is a bit less than average other units reviewed. Transport wheels and floor levers assist in moving the unit and to stabilize it once in place.

The maximum stride length is fixed at 20 inches, which is around the average mark, but if you are taller, you may find opting for an elliptical with adjustable stride length a better bet.. Step-up height is 10 inches, making it easier for those of any height to mount the machine.

As one may expect from a budget elliptical machine, the Schwinn 430 ‘s flywheel is very light, weighing only 14 pounds, which is well below average when compared to other elliptical we reviewed. However, due to being a front-wheel drive with center-frame support, the unit still maintains a relatively quiet and smooth workout.

The Schwinn 430 elliptical features both moving and fixed handlebars to provide flexibility to your workout. The fixed angle foot pedals are oversized and cushioned, providing ample comfort and support.

Schwinn 430 Elliptical – Workout Programs

The resistance levels on the Schwinn 430 elliptical go up to 20, giving the user plenty of levels to push against, ensuring an adequate mixed or aerobic and strength workout capability.

There are 22 preset workout applications to choose from to give you a variety of workout options. The incline only goes up to 10 and it must be adjusted manually, so you cannot make a change mid-workout unless you dismount.

The Schwinn 430 elliptical has 2 user profiles, meaning that personal data can be stored for more than just the main user.


The dual LCD screen provides up to 13 different displays at one time which lets you see exactly what is going on during your workout. Heart rate can be monitored in the handlebars and if you use the Schwinn 430 to connect with MyFitnessPal or the Schwinn Connect apps, you can monitor and track exercise duration, distance and calories, enabling the user to gauge fitness progress.


The Schwinn 430 elliptical includes a three-speed cooling fan to provide air circulation during workouts. Also included is a water bottle holder that keeps hydration at your fingertips. An MP3 player input is available and the speakers let you listen as you ride without needing headphones. There is a place for your tablet or book so that you can pass the workout time catching up on your reading. This unit also features a USB port for charging electronics or for communicating with MyFitnessPal or Schwinn Connect.

Schwinn 430 Elliptical – Review Summary

The Schwinn 430 elliptical does not have as many features to boast about as some of the other units in its class, but it is a good, solid, quality unit for those looking for a front-wheel drive elliptical. It allows technology buffs to take advantage of the USB ports for charging and connecting to apps for tracking and has enough accessories to stand in line with the big boys on the market. The unit is durable and quiet, providing an at-home experience that rivals that of a professional gym. The warranty is less than what you usually find on other elliptical trainers, with 10 years on the frame, 2 years on parts, and labor coverage for 1 year. Overall, the Schwinn 430 is a solid choice for those looking for a budget priced elliptical.