Most popular elliptical trainers
Comparing Schwinn 470 and Sole Fitness E25
Sole Fitness E25
How do they compare?
Both these models are large and sturdy and have quite a few differences in their design and features. First of all, the E25 is heavier and can handle larger users, up to 350 pounds. It also comes with a heart rate chest strap, while the Schwinn 470 is chest strap compatible but doesn’t come with it. Both of these models have pulse-tracking grips.
Another great feature about the Sole Fitness E25 is the incline variability. For this price range, it’s a rare case when an elliptical machine offers a 30-degree incline. As a comparison, the Schwinn 470 features only a 10-degree incline, which is still enough for an average user. But if you’re into hardcore workouts, you should probably pick the Sole Fitness E25 (the higher price tag will be worth it for you to feel that extra burn!). It also offers better warranty package for people who are most concerned about the machine’s durability, and is better suited for users of all shapes and sizes, due to it's customizable stride length and higher weight capacity.
When it comes to technical specs, the Schwinn 470 definitely wins as it features 29 workout programs. The Sole Fitness E25 can offer only 10: 6 standard programs, 2 heart rate workouts, and 2 custom programs. So, if you prefer your elliptical to be more technically equipped for a variety of workouts, you should consider getting the Schwinn 470.
In general, both of these models are decent and reliable elliptical trainers. Even though they feature characteristics that are suitable for different categories of users, they both can be an excellent addition to your training routine.
- Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
- Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals, Product Dimensions - 70.1" L x 28.2" W x 63.2" H
- 29 programs, 4 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
- 25 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
- Charging USB port and data exchange
- Read more
- Elliptical machine provides challenging cardio workout, supported by blue, backlit LDC display that helps you track essential training data
- Power adjustable stride with 20-to-22-inch maximum stride length; six standard programs, two custom programs, and two heart rate programs
- Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring and includes heart rate chest strap; LCD console with 6.5-inch display; ECB resistance, built-in fan, and 15-inch pedals; includes sound system and water bottle holder
- Measures 27 by 58 by 71 inches (W x H x D), with 189-pound weight and 350-pound weight limit
- Includes the following manufacturer's warranties against defects in materials and workmanship: lifetime on frame; three years on electronics and parts; and one year on labor
- Read more
Elliptical displays offer a wide range of features that vary greatly from one machine to another. The display can be as simple as analog LED lights that show time and distance traveled or as complex as a fully functioning TV screen with cable network connectivity. Displays vary in size and type, with higher end machines displaying more stats (time, distance, incline, speed, heart rate, workout program status, etc.) and offering more advanced features (such as a virtual tour that simulates traveling through real-life environments). There are positives and negatives to this level of complexity. On the plus side, sophisticated displays allow you to easily monitor and adjust your workout based on the information presented. They may also provide a distraction from the dull pace of elliptical exercise. At the same time, this kind of distraction can be harmful to your workout because it may cause you to fall or injure yourself or be overly conscious of the clock and distance.
Advanced display screens or TV screens could have the added benefit of linking with your smartphone, so you can watch video content on the display as you run. The suite of features will be dependent on your needs but know that you’ll pay significantly more for complex displays and TV screens.
- Revolutions per Minute
Similiar to the device shelf is the water bottle holder. This may seem insignificant, but believe it or not, the placement of the water bottle holder can have a huge impact on the productivity of your workout. You want your water bottle to be within arm’s reach, so you don’t have to stop to grab a drink.
Finally, some ellipticals come with a built-in fan on the dashboard, which is great for some added comfort while you exercise.
- Schwinn Trainer
- Sole Fitness
- Record by Under Armour
- Apple Health
Ellipticals separate their warranties into four sections: Frame, Parts, Labor and Brake System. Across all of these categories, warranties are an important feature to assess in ellipticals because the length of the warranties are an indication of the company’s confidence in the machines ability to last. 90-day warranties show that the manufacturer doesn’t believe the elliptical hold up past the first 90 days of ownership.
Frame warranties should be lifetime warranties. Anything less than that is an indication of a cheaply made machine and buyers should be wary.
Parts warranties range from 90 days to 5 years to lifetime warranties. For light use, 90 days to 1 year might be an acceptable parts warranty, though you should not expect that machine to be extremely durable.
Labor warranties range from 90 days to 3 years. For light or moderate use, choose an elliptical with at least 1-year labor warranty. If you plan to use the machine long and often, it’d be best to find a labor warranty of 2-3 years. Note that labor warranties are typically shorter than parts warranties, which means that, up until a certain point, the company will cover the cost of parts, but not the cost of paying someone to fix it.
Finally, like the frame warranty, the best brands offer you a lifetime warranty on the brake system, which provides resistance on the elliptical. If you have an electromagnetic brake system, you likely won’t have any issues, but it always helps to have reassurance that you’re covered if something goes wrong.
Deals up to 80%
Millions of products go on sale every day. Who has time to keep track of it all? We do, for your convenience.