Schwinn 420 Elliptical Review

The Schwinn 420 Elliptical is well designed, smooth, good looking elliptical.

The Schwinn 420 Elliptical starts with a front drive system. Normally I like a rear drive system. However, Schwinn has done a lot of work designing an elliptical that does a good job of emulating the natural elliptical motion. This allows the user to work the muscle groups without stressing out the joints.

The Schwinn 420 Elliptical has an 18” fixed stride length just adequate to give you a good workout experience. It comes with an Articulate Footplate to offer a comfortable feeling in every stride. The Schwinn 420 also comes with oversized stabilizers and levelers to help reinforce and add stability during your workout.

The Schwinn 420 can comfortably accommodate users up to 300 lbs. The Schwinn 420 Elliptical has a small footprint of 62”L x 26” and a total unit weight of 154 lbs. It has a transport wheels to help you move the Elliptical from one place to another easily.
The Schwinn 420 Elliptical has LCD display that shows the Time, RPM, Interval Time, Distance, Pulse, Speed, Calories, Resistance Level and Course Profile to help you track your workout stats. The Schwinn 420 has 12 preset workouts programs to choose from depending on what you need to reach your goal.

Some additional features of the Schwinn 420:

  • Ergonomic Handles offer multiple workout positions
  • 16 resistance levels
  • Grip Heart Rate Sensor for easy Heart Rate monitoring
  • Reading Rack to place your book or any reading materials to help entertain you while you work out

The Schwinn 420 Elliptical has a 5 year warranty on Frame, 1 year on Parts and Electronics and 90 days on Wear Parts. We feel that the Schwinn 420 Elliptical is better than the warranty, and the warranty comes up a little short. We recommend considering an extended warranty.

You are going to have a hard time finding a quality elliptical for under $600-$700. This is not an elliptical that is going to hold up under heavy use. However, it is an excellent entry level elliptical for a user who is going to work out 30 minutes a day four or five times a week.