When you are considering buying an elliptical machine for that one-machine gym you intend to establish in the comfort of your home, you would be on the right track if you would include the Schwinn ellipticals in your list of choices — if you are looking for a reliable exercise machine at a reasonable price. By “reasonable,” we mean not too suspiciously cheap and not too unreasonably expensive.
One look at the big difference in warranty and you might safely conclude that between the two more popular Schwinn elliptical models – 418 and 428 – the Schwinn Elliptical 428 would be a wiser buy even though it is priced higher than its predecessor, the 418.
Why? Just look: The 428 is only four pounds heavier in bulk than the 418, but this could spell a ton of difference in terms of steadfastness and endurance regardless of your body weight and the extent of time and motion that the machine would be used and abused.
On the other hand, the 428 has a standard of six exercise programs while the 418 has twelve. Now, that would be a plus for the 418, wouldn’t it? However, this may be considered as not much of an issue.
The Schwinn ellipticals are really basic total-body workout machine and the built-in programs are enough to reassure you that you will get that weight loss and cardiovascular exercise you so badly need.
What up-grade does the 428 have over the 418, then? The Schwinn 428 has a reverse elliptical action that will exercise more groups of muscles that are not normally addressed by the traditional motion of the Schwinn 418.
Schwinn Elliptical 418 – The Better Option?
Consider this: The Schwinn 418 elliptical carries a measly 15 years for its frame while the 428 carries an impressive 30 years! In a way, this could be interpreted as the manufacturer’s way of saying that of the two models the 428 is a better deal because they are staking 100% more period warranty for its frame!
Schwinn elliptical 418/428p
In other words, the 428 carries double warranty versus the 418 in terms of frame, electronic parts, labor and wear items (wear items are those parts that are more likely to break down easily with normal use) and an additional one year’s warranty on parts!
What else could be a better deal? The Schwinn 418 elliptical is already a good-value buy; but the Schwinn 428 is an even better deal even for the additional $300 you pay in price.
So, for that basic workout machine that you want for your home, consider the Schwinn elliptical 428 – it has all the basics in an attractive package.