Schwinn A40 Elliptical Review

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How long will the Schwinn A40 last?

Streamlined for higher performance, the Schwinn A40 has an ok assembled weight of 90.4 lbs. and holds users up to 275 lbs. It is tailored for beginning to light users and should last for a couple of years with proper care and management. Keep in mind, time frame is based on if the user is of the lighter persuasion and works out a couple of times a week. Schwinn does cover the A40 with 3 years on the frame, 1 year on mechanical and electrical, and 60 days on labor which is decent considering some of the pricier machines carry the same if not lower warranty coverage.

Brief Overview

The Schwinn A40 is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner for the $0 - $399 price range and is a great choice for the beginning user wanting to add the advantages of an elliptical machine to their exercise regime. It has a decent frame that is easy to assemble and sells for an incredibly affordable price. The A40 would operate better in a dedicated workout space but it is easy to move when needed on the attached wheels.

Overall Quality

The Schwinn A40 has a 17.5” stride meaning users of the shorter persuasion will benefit the most working out on this machine. Those looking to start the trekking journey will enjoy the 8 levels of resistance that turn up intensity levels. The moving handlebars and pedals are both ergonomically mounted and keep users comfortably exercising during training sessions while stationary handlebars provide a heart monitor to help keep them on target. The console has an LCD screen that displays a few points of performance information and has a few quick touch buttons for easy access to the 7 built in programs. Other conveniences include an integrated media shelf and a water bottle holder.

Things we like

  • budget-friendly

Things we dislike

  • X
    low levels of resistance


Dimensions 59"L x 23"W x 64"H (149.9 x 58.4 x 162.6 cm)
Max User Weight 275 lbs (125 kg)
Assembled Product Weight 90.4 lbs (41 kg)
Power Requirements 4 D Batteries (LR20) to not included
Operational Voltage 6 VDC, Optional AC Power Adapter available for purchase


3-year frame, 1-year mechanical, 1-year electrical, 60-day labor warranty


The Schwinn A40 is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner for the $0 - $399 price range and our 2nd place 2021 Best Buy Winner for the $0 - $399 price range. Amazingly enough, it was our 2015 Best Buy Runner up for the same price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


Schwinn offers a decent choice in the A40 and backs it with an adequate warranty considering the affordable price range. It is a basic, starting elliptical that will provide beginning users the delight of discovering the burn of different muscle groups not readily identified with the use of a common bike or treadmill. It is important to remember that any fitness machine in this price range is not built to last for an extended period but taking proper care of this elliptical will keep it operational longer.