Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine Review

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Trainer Review

Planning to get fit and are looking for an outstanding fitness machine for your home? Schwinn elliptical trainers are designed to deliver a great workout with maximum results.  This is our first look at the Schwinn 470, we like the older versions will this one stand up?

Released as part of the new Schwinn Line, the all-new Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine is a powerful trainer that has a sleek design and a a lot of features. Below we look in detail at these features and explain why the Schwinn 470 was one of our top picks for under $900.

Not only does it come with a sturdy hardware, it also provides you with several different workout programs to choose from.  However it is up from stiff competition from Horizon in the form of the Nautilus E616 a slightly newer machine, at the same price.

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What makes the Schwinn 470 Elliptical different?


The Schwinn 470 elliptical trainer has a 10° motorized ramp, which easily gives you an effective ergonomic and fat-burning workout. It also boasts of an impressive array of workout programs that you can easily customize on an everyday basis. Overall, it is packed with 29 programs – all designed to adapt to your intensity threshold and fitness level. Plus, it comes equipped with an integrated heart monitor, so you’ll know when your heart rate is in the fat-burning zone, ensuring you to take on more efficient exercise routines.

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Console ReviewComfort

Featuring a 20-inch precision path stride with foot motion technology, the Schwinn 470 elliptical machine offers oversized articulated footplates that facilitate easy and cushioned strides. The moving and static handlebars also promote better grip for the user, thus ensuring stability and safety at all times.


The machine has 25 levels of eddy current resistance which are appropriately aligned with a high-speed high-inertia flywheel guaranteed to make every workout smooth, consistent and ultra-quiet. You can also put in additional resistance by using the 5 recline options available. If you want to switch resistance throughout your workout, all you have to do is press the five resistance quick keys which allow rapid switching between easy and hard settings on the fly.


The Schwinn 470 elliptical trainer boats of a dual blue backlit LCD console, which provides the user with 13 different display feedbacks allowing users to track and monitor their workout metrics easily. Plus, it is compatible with SchwinnConnect which facilitates USB data transfer functionality of all metrics including time, distance, speed, total number of calories burned and distance covered. It is also compatible with MyFitnessPal.

Another great feature is the duel track monitor display, this allows a kindle or iPad to be placed in a position that still allows you to see the display.


Aside from a built-in three-speed fan to keep you cool before, during and after a workout, it also comes with transport wheels for better mobility. It also includes a water bottle holder and a reading rack to keep you busy during your workout regimens. In addition, the USB charging port in the console also comes with acoustic speakers for an enhanced exercise experience. Plus, the product also comes with excellent warranty clauses that are guaranteed to keep your product protected from any sorts of defects and damage, bent bikes and ellipticals.

If you don’t need all the features of the Schwinn 470, you could consider the Schwinn 430 Elliptical, Or for a similar price you could consider the Nautilus E616 which we compare here.

Comparison of the Schwinn 430 and 470 Elliptical Machines:

Product nameRating Price
Nautilus E614 Elliptical Trainer Nautilus E614 Elliptical Trainer
Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer

What are other users saying about the Schwinn 470 in their Reviews?

This Elliptical has just been launched and the reviews are looking good!  With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.  Ths includes a five star  5 star review from a user  “I love my elliptical!”  and goes on “I couldn’t ask for more out of a personal piece of home exercise equipment and you will be amazed at how many muscle groups you are working on and how you can punch through your personal goals over and over again.”

Any issues?

It really is hard to find fault with this machine some users have reported that the handlebars are a little low down for the heart rate sensors. I would recommend using a chest strap for constant measurement.

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Our Verdict on the Schwinn 470 Elliptical

Schwinn, this classic American Brand, have set out to build a full featured Elliptical trainer that is accessible to all users.

What they have made is  a smooth running machine with very few faults.  With the addition of a chest strap its perfect for keeping track of your progress and keeping motivated through myfitnesspal.

If you are looking for a strong, comfortable and easy to use machine then the Schwinn 470 seems to have it all.

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine Review Summary:

  • Bluetooth connectivity, syncs with the Schwinn Trainer App and other apps for fitness tracking
  • Sync with free downloadable Run Social App and run through 19 locations with 27 routes alongside people from all over the world in real time
  • 29 workout programs: 12 profile, 9 heart rate control, 4 custom, 2 fitness test, 1 quick start
  • 25 levels of resistance for a wide range of workout intensity options
  • Dual Track LCD displays, media shelf, in console speakers with MP3 input port, USB media charging and adjustable fan