Schwinn 420 or Schwinn A40?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Schwinn 420 barely beats its counterpart with an 18” stride length as opposed to the 17.5” of the Schwinn A40.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to resistance levels, the Schwinn 420 beats the Schwinn A40 with a 16 to 8 advantage. For ellipticals that belong in the $300 price range, 8 is normally what they offer.
Max Ramp: It is a tie between the two models in this category as they both do not offer an incline/ramp feature.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the Schwinn 420 gets a win with its 12 programs while the Schwinn A40 only offers 7. It is important to have variety when working out so that you won’t easily get bored
Notable Features: In terms of bells and whistles, the Schwinn 420 wins because it actually has more features than its counterpart. It has 6 user profiles and a fitness test which can help you measure your initial fitness level and what you would have as you progress. You can also enjoy a more attractive looking console and ergonomically designed foot pedals. Plus, it is capable of reverse stride which can definitely help tone and enhance your glutes.
On the other hand, the Schwinn A40 actually has a lot of features considering it is sold at only $300. It has articulating foot pedals, cooling fan feature as well as reverse stride capability.
Parts Warranty: In this category, the Schwinn 420 offers a 1-year parts warranty as compared to the Schwinn A40’s mere 6-month offer. This means that the latter may be cheap at $300 but its overall quality suffers too.
Labor Warranty: When it comes to the labor warranty, the Schwinn wins with 3 months. On the other hand, the Schwinn A40 doesn’t even offer one. It should be noted420 that although 3 months may be a bit short, it is expected from the Schwinn 420 in its price range.
Machine Weight: It has been said that the heavier the equipment is, the sturdier it is supposed to be. That is why knowing about the actual weight of the machine helps when choosing an elliptical. In this case, the Schwinn 420 wins with its 164-lb weight. On the other hand, the Schwinn A40 weighs at 106 lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to the maximum user weight, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the user. In this case, the Schwinn 420 once again beat its counterpart as it claims it can support users who weigh up to 300 lbs while the A40 can accommodate users up to 275 lbs.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie in this category as both models offer a 30-day money back guarantee which means you can easily return the product if you are unhappy with its performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there was a $200 difference between the two models and looking at the categories, the Schwinn 420 beat the Schwinn A40 in almost each one. At $312, you’ll surely be getting less quality.
The Schwinn A40 may be one of the most affordable ellipticals today but it is not expected to be a real quality machine as its performance is affected by its price. So it is obvious that the Schwinn 420 is the better choice between the two but you should look for other alternatives if possible.