Schwinn MY17 470 Elliptical Trainer Review

Schwinn MY17 470 Elliptical Trainer

Schwinn MY17 470 is a high end and modern elliptical trainer with a very solid build quality and a variety of features. The dual blue backlit LCD displays offer more visibility and access to a variety of programs and indicators for monitoring goals. It also comes with the convenient Bluetooth connectivity so you can transfer data (calorie, distance, and time goals) smoothly to smart units that support Bluetooth. You can connect to any of the fitness apps or the Schwinn Connect app.

It has the extra bells and whistles like a three-speed fan, the media shelf, sealed acoustic chamber speakers so you can listen to music when you’re working out, and a charging type USB port. You will enjoy varying levels of difficulty through the control panel- you have a total of 25 computer resistance, so you don’t need to change anything via a resistance knob manually. There is a total of 29 preset programs, goal tracking, and 4 user settings so you can monitor your progress and keep in control by staying more motivated. It allows you to work on your upper and lower body and core section- your entire body without having to get out of your home.

Schwinn MY17 470 is a commercial grade product for home use without any differences to the units you may see at your gym. It is both comfortable and safe, with the very stable frame, large cushioned footplates and a pair of static handles to match your feet. You can have a total of 4 user profiles with name, weight, gender, height and other personal info. You have the telemetry heart rate feature but you need to get the chest strap separately. You’ll see 5 resistance keys of 1, 5, 10, 18 and 25 for quick resistance change and 5 quick incline buttons of 0, 20, 40, 70 and 100. The 20-inch stride is pretty good for an effective low-impact workout.

It will need some simple assembly (easy to do with the clear instructions and all the necessary tools and hardware provided). And after being put together it will measure 70 x 28 x 71 inches (total product shipping weight is 200 pounds as you’re getting something rather heavy duty). You had to download the full instructions off the internet in the previous version, we do not have the info on this one yet. If no internet access and if the manual is not complete, just call the customer service for a copy. The LCD display panel is easy to understand and manage by anyone. It runs very quietly and smoothly and feels solid and will cause a very little burden on your joints or knees.

Schwinn MY17 470 is sent in a very big box so you’ll need to get it placed where you want the elliptical stay permanently. The total user weight capacity is specified as 300 pounds on its solid steel frame which is offered with a 10-year warranty. You also get 1 year for the electrical, 2 years for the mechanical and 90 days for the labor. This is not a cheap elliptical trainer but for the build quality and functionality, you’re getting very decent value for money. It includes the transport wheels but you do need to lift it from one end and it is not very easy to do. Please do be careful with how you lift it, and bend your knees etc or you may end up with a back injury. You will get the power adapter in the box and you need to connect it to an 110V-120V power outlet, which means it is good for use in US and Canada.

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