Schwinn is part of the Nautilus Health and Fitness Group, and this brand includes equipment like elliptical trainers, stationary exercise bicycles, indoor cycling, treadmills, home gyms, and much more. The company promotes a lot of bicycle competitions. Schwinn ellipticals are aimed primarily at home rather than commercial use, but are aimed at every level.
The Schwinn 418 is a basic low-end front drive elliptical machine. The Schwinn 418 elliptical trainer is one of the more popular elliptical trainers on the market. The elliptical trainer is quite steady and sturdy. It is more of a stationary elliptical machine and chances are, you will not be transporting this elliptical from room to room though it does come with transportation wheels.
Features and Specifications –
The Schwinn 418 elliptical trainer uses an over sized fly wheel at the front of the elliptical. The machine also uses an articulating footplate for added comfort. Basically, it means the footplate adjusts according to the motion of movement to provide ankle relief and support The Schwinn 418 elliptical trainer uses the eddy current brake system which is possibly the quietest and smoothest resistance system on the elliptical market today.. The elliptical stride is more than enough to accommodate most of the user’s in your home with its lengthened 18 inch/46 centimeter stride.
The Schwinn 418 elliptical trainer’s 12 programmes include rolling, valley, fat burn, ramp, random, plateau, intervals, mountain, 2 heart-rate, 1 fitness test, & manual mode.. The LCD console is not backlit and there are only 8 levels of resistance—not enough to provide workout variety. Maximum user weight is 275 pounds. Warranty is 15 year frame, 2 years parts, 1 year electronics and 6 months labor. Warranties could be better as people expect their machine to last for a few years. The single wheel design is more likely to wear out, where the pedals are attached to a bar that rolls back and forth on a rail. But if you want a high quality elliptical trainer, you have other choices in the market.
The Schwinn elliptical trainers are not your health club machines like Precor and Life Fitness. They are a moderately priced and ideal for those who want the convenience of working out at home, but have a limited budget. So it is primarily your fitness goals and the budget that decides which equipment you should buy.