Schwinn MY16 230 Recumbent Bike Review

Schwinn MY16 230 Recumbent Bike (2016 Model)

Schwinn is a major fitness brand in the US with a very long history dating back to 1895 and represents a variety of very high-quality home and commercial fitness products at affordable prices. The Schwinn MY16 230 is a modern recumbent bike in black with red accents and a contemporary design, with a perimeter weighted flywheel as part of the high inertia and speed drive system that ensures the unit runs smoothly and quietly at all times, a new simplified display console that shows your metrics in new ways on the dual track screens- two LCD windows.

It allows you to put your tablet or smartphone on the media rack and still be able to see your calories, speed, distance and other indicators, so it offers improved visibility for both these indicators or pre-set programs. You’ll find a total of 22 preset workout programs which include 8 heart rate (4 beginner and 4 advanced), 9 profile, 2 fitness test (1 beginner and 1 advanced), 2 custom and quick start and 20 resistance levels for a varying levels of challenge and intensity for you to find your optimal workout. There is a USB output so you can transfer your metrics to Schwinn Connect app or other connected partners of Schwinn including the Myfitnesspal.com, UA, GoogleFit, Endomondo and Apple Health, and you can use it to keep your tablet or phone charged as it is a charging output. We quite like the vented seat bottom and back for better cooling- the seat has the comfy contoured leg area and the large vented back has the lumbar support. 

It includes sealed acoustic speakers that offer a great quality sound that you’d expect from a high-end fitness equipment and you can take advantage of it by using the MP3 input and the USB charging port. Media shelf is quite handy and will also help you keep entertained during your workout and the adjustable fan has three speeds. It has a sliding seat rail system that can be easily adjusted with the easy to operate lever to accommodate people of different heights- to customize the fit. Heart rate sensors are ergonomically placed on both sides of the seat and the heart rate information will be viewed straight on the LCD display (both grip and telemetry enabled).

It has a step-through design for you mount and dismount easily, which is good for people with movement issues and the additional speed and incline buttons that can be accessed quickly. Schwinn MY16 230 recumbent bike has a solid exercise platform thanks to the extra large crossbar tubing and two built-in levelers and as a heavy duty unit it weighs 93 pounds and measures 64 x 27 x 50 inches but can be moved easily in your house with the front transport wheels. Warranty included is 10 years for the frame, 1 year electrical, 2 years mechanical and 90 days for the labor as a backup to this great quality product. The MY16 on the name means the model includes the year 2016 updates on the recumbent bike model 230 you’re familiar with. It is shipped partly assembled and you will get all the tools necessary with the OK instructions, which could be better with clearer directions but this is often the case with assembly instructions, to put it together in less than an hour. This is a very solid and sturdy bike at a commercial level so it lasts you a long time, with a recumbent walk-in design and functionality for you to work out in the comfort of your home.

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