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Schwinn 430 Vs. 470 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Comparison & Differences | Reviews 2019

February 10, 2019 by  
Filed under Elliptical Trainer

Schwinn 470 Elliptical

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

Schwinn 430 Elliptical

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

Schwinn 430 Vs. 470 Elliptical Cross Trainer Comparison: Schwinn is a leader in lower cost, high quality elliptical trainers. The Schwinn 430 and 470 elliptical machines are some of the most popular and best selling ellipticals on the market. Highly rated, they both are excellent elliptical cross trainers for the home. Both models have magnetic resistance, have pulse grips, can handle up to 300 lbs., and have built-in fans & speakers.

The main differences between the Schwinn 430 and 470 are: The Schwinn 470 from a structural standpoint has a heavier flywheel, more resistance levels, and a motorized incline (versus manual incline for the 430). On the computer console, the 470 has more workout programs, adds back-lighting to the LCD, and ads two more user profiles. The 470 also adds Bluetooth and Heart Telemetry. Below is a comparison chart of the differences between the two models.


Schwinn 430 Vs. the Schwinn 470
* Cross Trainer
* Magnetic Resistance
* 20 Resistance Levels
* Manual Incline
* LCD Console
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* 22 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* 20-inch Stride
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 2 User Profiles

Schwinn 430

* Cross Trainer
* Magnetic Resistance
* 25 Resistance Levels
* Powered Incline
* Backlit LCD Console
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
* 29 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* 20-inch Stride
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Water Bottle Holder
* 4 User Profiles

Schwinn 470


Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer LCD Console

Schwinn 430 Dual LCD Console (click for larger image)

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Trainer LCD Console

Schwinn 470 Dual LCD Console (click for larger image)

Schwinn 430 vs. 470 Console Comparison: The Consoles are similar, but the 470 is backlit, making it easier to read. Both are dual displays, so when you use the tablet/book holder, you can still see the other display. On the 470 you have 7 more workout programs.

The 470 has motorized incline, the 430 has to be manually adjusted. The Schwinn 470 Elliptical has 5 more resistance levels than the 430. You can customize your user profile, the 430 allows 2 profiles, while the 470 allows 4 profiles. Bluetooth with APP for your tablet or smartphone, is only available on the 470. Wireless heart telemetry is also only available on the Schwinn 470.


Bottom Line: The 470 elliptical for about $150 more offers a wide array of improvements over the 430 model, including more resistance levels, programs, and user profiles. Motorized incline, and a backlit screen. You also get Bluetooth on the 470 with an APP, and wireless telemetry for an optional heart strap. We feel that this is the best value for the money. Both models are highly rated, and the Schwinn 470 elliptical has won our BEST of 2019 Award.


Schwinn 470 Home Elliptical Trainer Schwinn 470 Elliptical Trainer Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer
Top 16 Features

  • 25 resistance levels
  • 29 workout programs
  • Grip & Telemetric Wireless Heart monitor
  • Power incline
  • Maximum user weight limit: 300 lbs.
  • Water bottle holder
  • 20-inch stride
  • Weighted Flywheel
  • Backlit Dual LCD Display
  • Magnetic Resistance
  • Tablet/Book Reading Rack
  • USB charging port
  • Bluetooth® Enabled with Smartphone/Tablet APP
  • 3 Speed Fan
  • Built-in Speakers
  • 4 User Profiles

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Power Incline
Backlit Screen
Bluetooth with APP
25 Resistance Levels
29 Workout Programs

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Manual Incline
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20 Resistance Levels
22 Workout Programs

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