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- Extra features
- Long assembly process
- Quality control issues
- Manufacturer: Nautilus, Inc.
- Model: 100321
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- Oversized console with large 5″ X 2.25″ LCD window, speakers and fan
- Compact home gym friendly front drive with fixed 18 inch stride and articulating footplates
- 12 levels of magnetic resistance powered by AC adaptor (included)
- Grip heart rate
- 6 leveling points for a solid workout platform
Like most Schwinn products, the Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer comes with some nice additional features that can provide users with a good workout experience. For instance, you will find a three-speed fan, speakers, and more. While these features may not make or break your workout, they can be nice touches. Read on to find out if the manufacturers got the basics right as well.
With a stride length of 18 inches, the Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer can provide enough the vast majority of users with a comfortable experience. Only very tall users may feel confined while working out.
Just is as important as length is the smoothness of the stride. Fortunately, Schwinn nailed this as well. A heavy flywheel ensure stable, wobble-free striding that can provide a smooth stride for users up to 300 pounds.
There are a generous amount of resistance levels on the Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer. You can choose from 16 different difficulty settings, making it easy to locate the perfect level according to your own fitness. Users in excellent shape should have no trouble finding a challenge in the higher difficulty levels.
Programs and Features
There are 10 workout programs that come pre-programmed on the Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer. With profile, feedback, custom and quick start options available, it is easy to mix things up and maintain high levels of focus and interest in workout regimens.
As I mentioned in the opening, this manufacturer is known for adding plenty of extra features to their machines. In the case of the Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer, that comes in the form of a three-speed fan, built-in speakers, a reading rack, and a water bottle holder. Some of these features have minor drawbacks, but most users will be glad to have them.
An LCD monitor measures 5 x 2.25 inches and displays feedback on RPM, distance, speed, calories burned, resistance, and course profile. Heart rate grips make it convenient to measure and track your pulse.
Oversized, articulating foot plates do a good job of providing users with a comfortable experience from the bottom up. Six levelers combine to ensure that the device is well balanced at its base.
The longer than average stride length is also a key factor in the comfort of this machine. Unless you are very tall, you should feel good about your ability to take a natural and comfortable stride.
Assembly and Storage
Many users have reported a long assembly process. If you decide to go ahead and purchase the Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer, you should be prepared to set aside at least two hours, maybe closer to three if you are not handy.
Transport wheels make this machine easier to move than it would have been otherwise, but at 150 pounds in weight, it is still a bit challenging to change positions or locations. Storage should not be too hard though.
The Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer has a five-year warranty on the frame, a one-year warranty on parts, a one-year warranty on mechanical and electrical components, and 90-day warranties on both parts and labor.
The dimensions are 62 x 26 x 71 inches when fully assembled.
The Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer has not been on the market that long. It came out in 2013. That has been long enough to attract approximately 20 reviews on the Amazon product page. While it is still early, it appears this machine is receiving slightly below average ratings thus far.
The early positive comments have focused on the sturdiness, compactness, and the smoothness of this machine. These comments seem to suggest that Schwinn nailed most of the basic requirements from users.
There have been some minor quality control issues reported. Some users have said that they were shipped parts that were the wrong size, or that parts were not included. Fortunately, Schwinn has good customer service and has responded quickly. Other users complain that the assembly process is too long.
The Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer has some nice additional features like a fan and speakers, but it also gets most of the basics right. This machine is very well-built and capable of delivering a highly effective workout. At its current price, it represents good value for the money.
|Dimensions||62 by 26 by 71 inches (LxWxH)|
|Shipping Weight||168 pounds|
|Console Size||5 x 2.25 inches|
|Stride Length||18 inches|
|# of Programs||10|
|Power||AC adaptor (included)|
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