Schwinn MY16 430 Elliptical Trainer Review

Schwinn MY16 430 Elliptical Trainer

Schwinn MY16 430 is a high-end elliptical trainer with a 2.75 continuous horsepower motor and a brand new display panel with a more simplistic and streamlined design that seems to improve the way your metrics are displayed, for a low-impact workout of both your lower and upper body. The dual track LCD screen (3 x 5 inch main screen and 1 x 5 inch second screen) improves the visibility to your indicators and programs and lets you put your mobile phone, tablet or magazine on the media rack while tracking your progress with indicators like distance, calories, time, speed, pulse, heart rate zone, percentage complete, goal achievement and rpm (a total of 13 display feedbacks).

You can transfer these metrics via the USB charging port provided to sync your results with Schwinn Connect website (data export and goal tracking functions) or any other relevant apps including GoogleFit, Apple Health, UA, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal, and compare your results on a weekly basis and use it to keep your phone and tablet battery charged while you’re exercising. You’re given a total of 22 preset exercise programs (a quick start, 2 customer user, 8 heart rate control- 4 beginner and 4 advanced, 9 profile programs, 2 fitness tests) and 20 computer-controlled resistance levels so you can easily find your optimal cardio workout with a good range of exercise intensity options. You have the large and comfy cushioned footplates, 6 ramp positions with a 10 degree manual ramps to engage more muscles and 20 inches long precision path stride motion technology- all for a great low-impact workout for both your upper and lower body in a natural running motion with the angled moving handles that allow you to place your hands comfortably. You can also just hold onto the middle static handlebars and work your lower body only. 

The heart rate sensors are located ergonomically on the static handles in the middle so you can monitor your heart rate without interrupting your workout and you can stay in your target heart rate zone. It includes the extra bells and whistles that you’d expect in such a fancy elliptical, such as a 3-speed fan to keep you cool during your session, a water bottle holder, a media rack and sealed acoustic chamber speakers on the console that offer pretty decent sound quality so you can listen to your favorite songs (via the MP3 input or the USB port). It will start up easily and run smoothly and quietly consistently and at all times with the high speed and high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel. It provides a very solid exercise platform with the solid center frame, very large crossbar tubing, and two built-in levelers for extra stability. As a heavy duty and sturdy unit it is not lightweight and doesn’t have a folding design but you can move it from room to room conveniently on the included transport wheels. 

It weighs 169 pounds, has a 350-pound user weight capacity, and measures 70.1 x 28.2 x 63.2 inches. It is a offered with a not so great warranty of 2 years mechanical, 1 year electrical, 90 days labor and 10 years frame. You may be familiar with the older Schwinn 430, with 430 referring to the elliptical model and 16 indicating the 2016 model revision. Like any fitness equipment your purchase, it will require some assembly and may take up to 2 hours depending on how good you are at putting things together or if there is another person helping you out. This is a very well built, functional, quiet, smooth and comfortable whole body low-impact cardio workout unit that seems to offer very decent value for money. A couple of customers commented on the display being a little difficult to read and another on the time it took to assemble but these are not common complaints to all the other customers, and more like personal things. You can expect to burn 350 calories on average on an elliptical trainer (380 for men and 310 for women) but this will depend on how intense your workout is. Schwinn Fitness is a major American brand of commercial and home fitness equipment and bicycles with a history dating back to 1895 and offers a variety great quality, functional and durable products at affordable prices.

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