Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Schwinn 420 Elliptical Trainer (2009 Model)

by Schwinn
| 9 answered questions

Available from these sellers.
  • Provides smooth upper and lower-body cardiovascular workout with 16 resistance levels
  • 12 Workout programs, including 6 course profiles, fitness test and custom workout
  • Integrated grip heart rate system for easy fitness monitoring
  • Ergonomic handles for multiple workout positions, natural-feeling 18-Inch stride
  • 300-Pound maximum user weight, 5-year warranty on frame, 1 year on parts and electronics
1 used from $600.00
Is this a gift? Please note that this item ships in its own packaging and cannot be gift-wrapped or concealed.

There is a newer model of this item:

Premium installation services are available for this elliptical. The Treadmill Doctor offers premium installation services, including full assembly of your new elliptical trainer, basic tutorials, and scheduled installation appointments. Service is available nationwide except for Alaska, US Protectorates, & Puerto Rico. Learn More.


Product Description

Amazon.com

Ideal for the home gym for fitness enthusiasts of any skill level, the Schwinn 420 provides an effective cardiovascular workout by combining upper and lower body flexibility and coordination into one impact-free motion. Elliptical trainers emulate the natural motion of your foot while supporting your heel throughout the stride, making them much easier on your knees and joints.
In addition to feeling more natural while working out, regular use on elliptical trainers will increase heart and lung capacity while improving your health (and burning calories at the same time).

The Schwinn 420 offers 16 computer-controlled resistance levels and 12 programs for workout variety, including six user-profile programs, one fitness test, and one custom workout. Its quick start functions allows you to easily change your resistance level while exercising to challenge yourself to the next level. It offers a natural-feeling 18-inch stride while the trainer's BioFit design will provide a comfortable feel on the footpads and handlebars. The handlebars also feature grip heart rate monitoring, which allows you to track your heart rate while you're exercising.

Features and Specifications:

  • Biomechanically designed linkages means a comfortable and natural elliptical path
  • Ergonomic handles for multiple workout positions; fixed and moving handlebars
  • Perimeter weighted flywheel with high inertia for smooth, consistent workouts
  • Oversized stabilizers and levelers that are built-in for a solid workout platform
  • 12 workout programs, including 6 course profiles, fitness test and custom workout
  • Integrated grip heart rate system for easy fitness monitoring
  • Transport wheels
  • 16 resistance levels
  • Eddy Current Brake (ECB) resistance system
  • 18-inch stride length
  • Switchable from miles to kilometers (KM)
  • Maximum user weight: 300 pounds

Manufacturer's Warranty
5 years on the frame, 1 year on parts and electronics, 3 months on wear parts, 3 months on labor



The Schwinn 420 offers biomechanically designed linkages for a comfortable and natural feel.


See a larger version of the console.

Compare These Recumbent Exercise Bikes


Schwinn 420 (2009)
Number of Programs 7 10 10 19 16 16
Workout Programs 1 Manual, 6 Profile 6 Profile, 1 Custom, Quick Start, Fitness Test, Results Mode 6 Profiles, 1 Custom, Quick Start, Fitness Test, Results Mode 1 Manual, 10 Profile, Calorie Goal, Time Trial, 3 Heart Rate Control, Fitness Test, 2 Custom 1 Manual, 11 Profile, 2 Custom for 2 Users 6 Profile, Quick Start, 2 Custom, 3 Heart Rate Controlled, Fitness Test, Distance Goal, Calorie Goal, Results Mode
Performance Tracking No No No No Schwinn Advantage™ No
Stride Length Fixed 17 inch Fixed 18 inch Fixed 18 inch Fixed 18 inch Variable 2 to 28 inches Fixed 18 inch
Polar® Heart Rate System No No No No Yes Yes
Heart Rate contact contact contact contact telemetry enabled (with chest strap) & contact telemetry enabled (with chest strap) & contact
Display Type LCD extra large LCD LCD blue backlit LCD backlit touchscreen LCD extra large blue backlit LCD
Resistance Levels 8 16 16 16 16 16
Other Features magnetic eddy current brake, extra large console, articulating footplates, space saving front drive flywheel, fan, reading rack, water bottle holder, powered by battery or AC adaptor (sold separately), transport wheels, switchable from miles to kilometers magnetic eddy current brake, fixed & moving handlebars, articulating footplates, space saving front drive flywheel, extra large LCD window, transport wheels, switchable from miles to kilometers, AC adaptor included magnetic eddy current brake, articulating footplates, fixed & moving handlebars, space saving front drive flywheel, extra large console, speakers, fan, reading rack, water bottle holder, rear stabilizer frame levelers, transport wheels, switchable from miles to kilometers, AC adaptor included magnetic eddy current brake, articulating footplates, fixed & moving handlebars, space saving front drive flywheel, extra large console, fan, reading rack, water bottle holder, rear stabilizer frame levelers, transport wheels, ac adaptor included magnetic eddy current brake, fixed & moving handlebars, space saving front drive flywheel, articulating foot plates, fan, transport wheels, water bottle holder, reading rack magnetic eddy current brake, articulating footplates, space saving front drive flywheel, blower fan, reading rack, water bottle holder, rear stabilizer frame levelers, transport wheels, switchable from miles to kilometers
Dimensions (L x W x H) 59 x 23 x 64 inches
62 x 26 x 71 inches
62 x 26 x 71 inches
59 x 26 x 68 inches
54 x 34 x 73 inches
62 x 26 x 71 inches
Product Weight 93 pounds 152 pounds 152 pounds 165 pounds
205 pounds 165 pounds
Warranty Frame: 2 years, Mechanical and Electric: 6 months, Wear Parts: 30 days Frame: 5 years, Parts: 1 year, Electronics: 1 year, Wear Parts: 90 Days Frame: 5 years, Parts: 1 year, Electronics: 1 year, Wear Parts: 90 Days Frame: 15 years, Parts: 2 years, Electronics: 1 year, Wear Parts: 6, months Frame: 10 years, Parts: 2 years, Electronics: 1 year, Wear Parts: 90 days Frame: 10 years, Parts: 2 years, Electronics: 1 year, Wear Parts: 6 months
Max. User Weight 275 pounds
300 pounds 300 pounds 300 pounds 300 pounds 300 pounds


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.

Product Description

The Schwinn 420 Elliptical provides 12 preset programs for workout variety with a small footprint%2E BioGlide motion technology allows for a natural elliptical stride%2E Schwinn elliptical trainers are designed to deliver a comfortable workout with maximum results%2E

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 41 x 39 x 15 inches ; 165 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 165 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00275R2IY
  • Item model number: 100160
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,246 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It feels very sturdy and is quiet.
A. Simmons
Highly recommended for anyone looking to get an elliptical.
B. Boore
Easy assemble,very quiet, put it together by myself.
Mcookey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Chris Craig on September 30, 2009
I ended up buying this at a local sports store and like the previous two reviewers was a bit wary to buy it because there were no reviews. I ended up finally buying it because of the reputation that Schwinn has with its other ellipticals and was not disappointed.

I had no difficulty putting it together by myself but it would be best to have two people. Thank you reviewer Toasty for informing me that the water bottle holder is not included. I'll stop searching my house for the damn thing now. I thought I lost it. The bolts, screws, and washers come on two cardboard sheets along with two wrenches and a hex/screw driver. You will have the screws left over for the water bottle holder. The programming was pretty straight forward until I got to the custom program level. I'm still not sure how I got past that screen.

The elliptical itself feels sturdy and well built. I am 300 pounds and it supports my weight without shaking or wobbling. The 18" stride and the handles feel comfortable for my 5'10" frame. I heard some complaints from the salesmen at the sports store that the handles were to far forward but I did not have that problem. The console is pretty basic but what was expected for the price.

Bottom line is if you are looking for a sub $600 elliptical that is well built, this is the one for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
73 of 73 people found the following review helpful By toasty on September 25, 2009
Verified Purchase
I was wary if purchasing a product with no reviews on Amazon, but I found other reviews of this machine online and decided to take a risk. I'm glad I did. So far, this machine has met all my expectations.

Setup
Took about 1.5 hours total with 2 people (don't even attempt to do this with 1 person). As I expected, some parts were harder to do than others because of the way the holes line up, but in the end I managed to put it all together. Don't make the mistake of adjusting the levelers before you put it all together like I did; otherwise you'll have to put them back at factory setting to realign the holes so the bolts can go through. I also made sure to spray all the moving parts with silicone lubricant as I was putting it together.

Note that you may want an actual wrench of some sort, in addition to the tools they provide you with. Also note that the cupholder they describe in the instructions is not actually included. (even though it is in the product description, an addendum to the instructions says it is not included) The touted "magazine rack" is also just a lip on the console, so don't expect anything fancy.

Console
The interface is very confusing (and I work in computers, so I'm not a novice with technology). I still haven't managed to figure out how to do a customized program, despite running through the instructions step-by-step. However, since I rarely do programs anyway, I don't really care about this feature. There is also no backlight.

The heart rate monitor takes a while to settle at your "real" heart rate, almost a minute, so either always keep your hands on the monitor or don't count on using it too often.

Use
This machine is super-quiet, with no squeaking so far.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
70 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Sayori Hinitz on September 25, 2009
Verified Purchase
***UPDATE*** after almost 2 years of use <Aug 19 '11>:
Just wanted to update my review, as my husband and I have used this machine 3 times/week each for almost 2 years. It still operates smoothly, no strange noise or stiffness anywhere.
I really like the fact that this machine doesn't stop counting the work-out time when I pedal backwards (some machines don't know what to do with that, and stops counting the distance etc.) We're STILL very happy about this purchase. Thought I'd update the review and let you all know that as this is a large purchase (at least for us).

<Sep 25 '09>
As Toasty mentioned, I was also unsure of purchasing this machine without any reviews posted but I did anyway. I've been working out with Precor elliptical machine at a nearby gym and I quite liked it but decided to purchase Schwinn 420 for my exercise room at home (did not want to pay thousands of dollars).

The assembly took just under 2 hours and you do need 2 people. The package is quite heavy as well so do not attempt to build this on your own. The workout is smooth and quiet which is a real treat. I also found setting the custom work-out was a bit hard but I figured it out eventually.

And no, the WATER BOTTLE HOLDER is NOT INCLUDED in this purchase.

Overall you will not be disappointed with this machine especially at this price. It looks good, makes you work out hard and keeps you in shape. I'm short (5' 2") and my husband's 6' but we both find the size of this machine suiting.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By E. McCarley on May 3, 2010
We enjoyed our Schwinn 420 for almost 6 whole months before it died. We came home from vacation, and it was making a loud knocking noise from the motor housing. Thereafter, it gave the dreaded E-2 error...

We are extremely disappointed with the quality of this machine, which has only been exacerbated by the poor service we have received while trying to repair it. To start, every phone call to Nautilus takes about an hour to get a human being. After the first phone call, they were sure it was the console that had failed and I waited two weeks for the replacement. Of course the new console gives the same error. Another hour of sitting on hold and re-explaining how the device failed, and now they are certain it must be the motor. Oops, they don't actually carry that part; I'm supposed to wait for 3-4 weeks while they see if they get replacement parts (then wait for another two weeks for shipping). If and when it does arrive, I'm supposed to go to a bike store so I can buy a crankshaft puller (somewhere in the $20-30 range) and spend my weekend pulling apart my gently used 150 pound paperweight.

You might guess I was less than enthusiastic about the above scenario, so I asked that they simply replace the elliptical since they didn't have the parts necessary to fix it and certainly could not guarantee that this new part would actually make it functional. That replacement request also carries a 2 week waiting period. After two and a half weeks, I sent them an email asking whether they would grant this request for a replacement elliptical. Of course that email to the person who said it would take two weeks and would certainly contact me with the result was ignored.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa78a0a74)