Schwinn 450 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A new unit by Schwinn for this season, the 450 is an improvement over what Schwinn has been producing.
In comparison to what can be bought from LiveStrong, Sole, NordicTrack or Epic the 450 has a long way to go before being competitive.
The Schwinn 450 is probably the best elliptical you can get from Schwinn. Still, at $799, there are better options available. When you're buying a model at this low of a cost, you want to try to find the best option because it's difficult to produce a machine that's worth buying and sell it for so little. This is certainly not the best option at this price point.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is disappointing. There are a few ellipticals that sell for a couple hundred dollars less that offer a more natural range of motion. The adjustability isn't bad. The stride length is fixed at 20". If that doesn't work with your body type, there is no adjusting it. There are, however, 16 levels of resistance. This gives you the ability to align your workout with your fitness levels. There are only a couple of ellipticals in this price range that offer more options for adjustments.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't very good. There are several ellipticals that sell for a couple hundred dollars less than this one that have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also low, even considering the $799 price tag.
The noise levels of this machine are slightly above average. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise, but those that sell for less than $1,000 are generally a bit louder. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you'll have to spend another $200 to find a model that's better in this area.
The warranty on the Schwinn 450 is poor. Wear items are covered for 3 months, parts and electronics are covered for 1 year, and the frame is covered for 5 years. Many of the ellipticals in this price range offer significantly better warranties.