Schwinn 428p

The Schwinn 428p was reated a best buy on Consumer Guide’s website but this elliptical has been replaced by the 438 model which I feel is a better buy. This model was the upgrade for the 418 which included more resistance levels and a wireless chest strap that lets you get more out of your heart rate control programs. However, this machine costs a little bit more than the 438 elliptical and you can only find it online from a few fitness retailers. Because of the cost and the fact that it doesn’t have custom user programs, I would choose the 438 elliptical instead.

Pros

  • 18” stride length with articulating pedals
  • heart rate control programs with wireless chest strap
  • 300 lb user weight limit
  • LED console

Cons

  • only 6 programs
  • no custom user programs
  • the warranty could be better for this price range

Pedals and Motions

  Stride Length 18” (fixed)
  Pedal Spacing 2”
  Resistance Levels 16

 

The Schwinn 428p elliptical uses an Eddy Current Braking system to create 16 levels of resistance. The stride length of 18” with articulating foot pedals is a great feature.

 

Programs and Console

  Console LED
  Programs 6
  Heart Rate Control Yes

 

Instead of the blue backlit LCD, the Schwinn 428p comes with an LED display. For the price, you would expect to get more than 6 programs. Again, this is why the Schwinn 438 elliptical replaces this machine with a hefty 21 programs that will keep you busy and motivated for years to come. Like the Schwinn 438, you’ll get a wireless chest strap for monitoring your heart rate.

 

Product Design

  User Weight Limit 300 lbs
  Footprint 66” L x 25” W x 66 ” H
  Warranty 15 years Frame, 2 years Parts, 1 year Electronics, 6 months labor

 

The elliptical machine still has the same basic structure as the others with a front drive system, articulating foot pedals, and an 18” stride length.The user weight limit of 300 lbs is average for ellipticals in this price range. This machine requires 110v power supply to power the console and the elliptical. The machine offers smooth and silent operation. The warranty could be better.

 

Extra Accessories

This machine has a water bottle holder.

Price and Where to Buy

  Retail Price $1,399
  Best Price Online $1,099

 

You can still find the 428p at a few online fitness retail stores, and you will be purchasing a new machine with the manufactures warranty.

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