Bought ours about 2 weeks ago. My husband wanted an elliptical and I wanted a bike so thought this was pretty great. The first we ordered online and it had a crack so took that back and the next one also had a small crack. It still works fine. Academy did give us 15 percent back when I filled out a different review, which was nice because I never asked for money back or anything. I love that the machine isn't too bulky and you can go back and forth between elliptical and bike easily. I
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4 years ago
I had a little trouble putting it together at first, but with a little help from a friend it was easily completed. I have it step up in my den on the carpet, and the elliptical because your moving the whole machine needs to be on a flat hard surface. I have used it only a couple of times since I received it, but overall I like the elliptical, especially with the seat, because you can just sit when your tired, and continue to exercise.
This machine isn't what I thought it would be. It it isn't stable and it rocks when in use. I would have returned it but I had already pay for assembly. Will just have to make the best of it. I had tried a different one in store (same brand ) it was better.
2 months ago
worth the cost
I really like how sturdy this one is. I had a cheap one and it was very wobbly and was difficult to assemble. This one is very stable and assembly was very straightforward. Parts are weighty but even an out of shape old lady like me was able to put it together by myself. Only criticism is that the computer does not have an off function. You have to unplug it.
Gave it four stars would've gave it five but I don't give anybody five stars this product it is exactly what it says it is works well quiet does it's job exactly what I paid for
2 years ago
Excellent features and quality
I bought this 470 model about one week ago and have used it every day.
I bought it at the local Academy (had to check who had one in stock in a box).
Got a great deal since it seems like this model will be discontinued soon at Academy.
It took less than 2 hours for assembly by myself.
Initially the monitor was not working (would be put in pause mode after 0.4 seconds because the monitor was not monitoring stride) but I took apart the wiring and reconnected each connector carefully and now the
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I love the calorie tracking and heart rate monitor.
Also the fan (adjustable angle) and MP3/USB inputs for my iPhone using the enclosed speakers provides a nice workout routine.
It is easy to reprogram the incline and intensity level and in the middle of a workout to increase heart rate and calorie burn rate.
The finished routine is stored in History (calories, speed, heart rate, etc.). History can easily be monitored to compare goals over time.
I haven't used the pre-programmed workout routines yet but will start next week. The pre-programmed routines increase the incline and intensity levels automatically. I can't wait to try them out (mountains, hills, high intensity, etc.)
I weight 230 lbs and needed a good quality elliptical trainer to try and lose 30 lbs by Thanksgiving. The quality of this device is excellent. Very quite running (no squeaks or rough/erratic motions).
The flow of motion when in your workout routine is awesome.
I highly recommend this Schwinn 470 Elliptical Trainer for features and quality.
It seems as this device will last for years. You can feel the quality in each stride.
Bought this onsale at Academy. The eliptical part has an issue. The trainer is too harrow. If you are standing up and trying to use it, it wobbles from side to side. Also, the foot peddles are too close to the front and not adjustable. The "bike" portion works pretty good but here's what I had to do. 1st, I added a plywood base that widens the base and fixes the problem with center of gravity. No more wobble. 2nd. I had to buy a larger seat from 3rd party as the existing hurts you after a while.
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9 months ago
I love this 2 in 1 trainer. Its great. I can sit and ride bicycle them I can stand right up and really work my legs. I love love love it. I have been on it everyday since I received it in the mail a few weeks ago ;o and it doesn't wobble at all like people are complaining about. You all must not be putting it together right.