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Schwinn 430 Vs. SOLE E25 | Elliptical Cross Trainers | Differences & Comparison | Reviews 2020

February 13, 2020 by  
Filed under Elliptical Trainer

SOLE E25 Elliptical

SOLE E25 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

Schwinn 430 Elliptical

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

Schwinn 430 Vs. SOLE E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer Comparison: Schwinn and SOLE are leaders in high quality elliptical trainers. SOLE tends to go to an even higher grade than Schwinn, and even has some commercial models. Highly rated, they both are excellent elliptical cross trainers for the home. Both models have magnetic resistance, have pulse grips, and have built-in fans & speakers.

The main differences between the Schwinn 430 and SOLE E25 are: The SOLE E25 has a heavier frame and higher user weight. The Sole Also has duplicate controls built right into the handlebars. Sole’s LCD display is backlit (the Schwinn is not). The SOLE has Bluetooth, and Heart Telemetry while the Schwinn 430 does not.

In Schwinn’s favor, the 430 is substantially cheaper, has more workout programs, and has a dual LCD display. Below is a comparison chart of the differences between the two elliptical machines.


Schwinn 430 Vs. the SOLE E25
* Cross Trainer
* Magnetic Resistance
* 20 Resistance Levels
* Manual Incline
* LCD Console
* USB Charging Port
* – – –
* – – –
* 22 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 300 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* 20-inch Stride
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* – – –
* – – –
* Water Bottle Holder
* 10 year frame warranty
* 164 lbs.

Schwinn 430

* Cross Trainer
* Magnetic Resistance
* 20 Resistance Levels
* Powered Incline
* Backlit LCD Console
* USB Charging Port
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
* 10 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 350 lbs.
* Tablet/Book Holder
* 20-inch Stride
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Handlebar Controls
* Bluetooth Audio
* Water Bottle Holder
* lifetime frame warranty
* 212 lbs.

SOLE E25


Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer LCD Console

Schwinn 430 Dual LCD Console (click for larger image)

Sole E25 Control Console
(click for larger image)

Schwinn 430 Vs. SOLE E25 Console Comparison: The Consoles are vastly different. Only the SOLE has a backlit display, which make it easier to read in darkly lit rooms. The Schwinn 430 has a unique Dual display. If you use a tablet/book holder, the lower display is still visible.

Both consoles have a fan and speakers, the SOLE E25 also has bluetooth enabled speakers. Each console has dedicated buttons for programs, and ramp height.

The Schwinn 430 beats the SOLE on the number of workout programs (22 vs. 10).

The Sole E25 beats the Schwinn by having a heavier sturdier frame (higher 350 lb. user weight). The Sole has Bluetooth & Heart Telemetry, and has a powered incline ramp. The Schwinn has a manual ramp. The Sole E25 also has a longer frame warranty (lifetime).

Both models have Pulse Grips, but only the Sole has Wireless heart telemetry.


Sole E25 Handle Controls

SOLE E25 controls in handlebars

Bottom Line Schwinn 430 Vs. Sole E25 Differences: The SOLE E25 model offers a sturdier frame, higher user weight, powered incline, controls on handlebars, wireless heart telemetry, Bluetooth + Bluetooth Audio, and a much longer frame warranty.

The Schwinn 430 sells for less than the E25 but offers more workout programs. Both ellipticals offer a USB Charging port to power your iPad, tablet, or smartphone. We feel that the SOLE E25 is the best value for the money given all the upgrades and conveniences added, even though the Schwinn 430 is lower in price.

Both models are well rated and will give you a low impact workout.


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