The backlit LCD with LED and scrolling alpha-numeric prompts provide the following feedback: time, distance, calories burned, speed, resistance, load, calories per hour, course profile, RPM, and heart rate (which is read through contact heart rate sensors built into the handlebar).
|The 438 features 21 workout programs and four user profiles.|
- Product Dimensions: 66 inches long by 25 inches wide by 66 inches tall
- Maximum User Weight: 300 pounds
- Power Requirements: AC Adapter
- Resistance Levels: 16
- Resistance System: Quiet ECB (Eddy Current Brake) Resistance
- Drive System: Computer Controlled
- 21 Workout Programs: Manual, 10 profile, calorie goal, time trial, 3 heart rate control, fitness test, 4 custom
- Four User Profiles: Recovery mode, results mode, BMI
- Heart Rate Monitor: Telemetric strap and grip heart rate monitor
- Display Type: Blue backlit LCD
- Display Readout: Speed, time, distance, RPM, watts, pulse, calorie, interval time, resistance level, course profile
- Bi-directional motion
- Bottle holder
Fifteen-year warranty on frame, two-year warranty on parts, one-year warranty on electronics, six-month warranty on labor and wear items
What's in the Box?
Schwinn 438 Elliptical Trainer, user's manual, warranty information
About Elliptical Trainers
Elliptical trainers represent the next wave of advancement in low-impact cardiovascular exercise machines and continue to grow in popularity. By simulating motions experienced through walking, stepping, cycling, and skiing, elliptical machines allow for a smooth and fluid motion while building strength in the arms and legs. Similar to the exercise position for treadmills, elliptical trainers are used by standing in an upright position while holding the handrails of the machine. With elliptical trainers, however, your feet remain in the foot pedals throughout the exercise regimen and circulate in a smooth and seamless motion, resulting in little to no impact on the knees, back, and hips.
Elliptical trainers are compatible for all ages and fitness levels and allow you to select the difficulty level through the incline and intensity settings. Additionally, elliptical trainers allow you to determine the complexity of your workout based on your needs, all while listening to music, watching television, or reading a magazine while exercising in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Although different types of elliptical trainers offer an assortment of features, many of them include an array of challenging programs, forward and reverse directional movement, EKG grip pulse handles, a lightweight portable design with easy fold-up capability, and a monitor displaying calories burned, distance, speed, time, and heart rate. Other types of exercise machines, namely treadmills and bikes, offer excellent cardiovascular exercise and muscular training for the legs in a forward-motion exercise. Elliptical trainers take this to the next level by offering an upper and lower body workout with dual motion, challenging and diverse programs, and a low-impact exercise machine that won't strain sensitive joints.