Schwinn 470 Elliptical Review


Schwinn 470 Review

The Schwinn 470 elliptical has a step-up height of only 10-inches, making for easy-on, easy-off capability. The stride is 20 inches and is not adjustable, but this is around average compared to other models in our elliptical reviews, and will still offer a great workout regardless of your height.

With resistance levels of 25, this model is well above the average for other units in the same category. The resistance and incline of 10 degrees can be adjusted mid-workout with 5 easy access keys.

Though the flywheel weight on the Schwinn 470 elliptical is only 20 pounds, the unit is still sturdy and strong due to its build quality, oversized crossbar tubing, and centered frame support.

Schwinn 470 Elliptical – Workout Programs

There are 29 workout programs available in a wide variety of settings, including 12 workout programs, 9 heart rate programs, and 4 custom designed profiles. What sets this model apart is the 2 fitness tests, 1 recovery tests, and a quick start giving you the ability to gauge your progress as your fitness levels develop.


A high quality LCD screen projects data on backlit dual screens, making it easier to use the reading rack during your workout without having to move your book or tablet to look at your stats.

The Schwinn 470 elliptical boasts many monitoring and display features. This unit displays traditional data such as:

  • Calories burned
  • Resistance level
  • Distance travelled
  • Speed
  • Time

Other, less common display features included are: Pulse, RPM, Heart Rate Zone, % completed, Intensity Meter and Goal Achievement. The heart rate monitor is available by gripping the sensors on the stationary handlebars. There is also a chest strap available for purchase, but it is not included in the unit, which is one drawback. Buttons on the console are large enough to press while you are in movement. One of the greatest monitoring features the Schwinn 470 elliptical trainer offers is the ability to connect with the MyFitnessPal app and the Schwinn Connect website. The details and stats of your workout, such as time, distance, and calories burned, are easily transferred to the app or website so that you can keep track and share your progress without having to manually enter the data.


The Schwinn 470 elliptical has a three-speed fan to keep the rider cool during intense workouts and a water bottle holder to ensure that hydration is within reach at all times.  There is also a UBS charging port for charging your mobile device while you work out.

Schwinn 470 Elliptical – Review Summary

Schwinn is a name that has been known for quality for many years and one can hardly think of bicycles without thinking of their name. Now, Schwinn brings their high quality standards to the genre of elliptical machines. The Schwinn 470 elliptical is a great model with a lot of trackable fitness stats and workout features. It is compact and lightweight while still being durable. With a name like Schwinn, one might expect the warranty to be a bit better. Most other models offer lifetime on the elliptical frame, but Schwinn only offers a 10 year warranty on the Schwinn 470 elliptical. Also offered is a 2 year mechanical warranty, 1 year on electrical, and only 90 days on labor.