Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine Review
Summary: The Schwinn A40 is a great piece of cardio training equipment. It is quiet, lightweight, robust, and easy to use. It was a little difficult to put together at first, but once I had it all set up, it provided a fantastic workout every time, customized to meet my specific exercise needs.
Schwinn is a highly recognized brand from America that is well commended for their use of innovation and creativity in building new and improved exercise machines. Their goal is to produce equipment that helps to make healthy and active lifestyles easier to maintain. As part of the new cardio line by Schwinn, the A40 elliptical machine contains a perimeter weighted flywheel, eight different levels of resistance to choose from and runs quietly for a smooth, comfortable workout.
The Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine comes with a large LCD window that has been designed for ease of use, making it very easy to keep track of your time, distance, speed, and calories lost as well as other important exercise factors. With seven different workout programs to select between and eight levels of effective magnetic resistance, you can be sure to find something that suits you perfectly, keeping you challenged without providing any undue discomfort. The machine comes with a grip heart rate monitor, as well as speakers so that you can hook your sound system up for motivation as you exercise. The stride length is 17.5 inches and the on-board computer also allows for quick keys to be assigned so that you don’t have to worry about flicking through settings at the most inopportune times.
A battery-operated elliptical trainer, the Schwinn A40 supports several varied workout programs meaning that you can simply customize your work-out to meet your needs and goals. If you want to try something new every day you can, and you can just as easily stick to a set routine if that feels more comfortable for you. With an informative and helpful LCD console on board, you will be able to constantly track your progress, with readouts telling you everything you need to know about calories being lost, the resistance level you’re using, the course profile you’re on, your rpm, distance, speed, and pulse. The large and easy to use console also comes with a few useful extras to make your exercise more enjoyable, including a water bottle holder, a reading rack, and a two-speed fan to cool you down when things start to get a little sweaty. The feet level out for uneven surfaces, and the machine can be made more compact for easy storage.
- Easy-to-read LCD window
- Seven different workout programs to choose from
- Eight levels of magnetic resistance
- Customizable workout options
- 2-speed fan to keep you cool throughout the workout
- The Battery for the Machine is not included
- The AC adapter is sold separately
- Difficult to assemble
What Customers Say
Customers that have already purchased the Schwinn A40 find it to be a sturdy, useful, and quiet machine, worthy of a great deal of praise. Although they comment that it is particularly lightweight in comparison to other machines in the market, it is also extremely sturdy and robust, so you don’t have to worry about anything falling apart. The different programs that you can choose between are all challenging on various levels, but they have also been designed to be enjoyable too, so that your workout can be fun and beneficial. Even though the on-board computer console is not lighted, it is extremely easy to use and read, and the feedback can keep you constantly up-to-date with your progress so that you always know how well you’re doing.
The only problem that people seem to have is with putting the machine together, as they find the whole process to be reasonably complex, so you may need to call in some help when you’re starting to get things up and running.
Warranties and Maintenance
Schwinn provide different levels of warranty and maintenance for different parts of their machines, the Warranty information for the A40 includes 2 years warranty for the metal frame, six months mechanical maintenance, and six months electrical maintenance as well as a thirty-day warranty on wear parts.
I found the Schwinn A40 to be a great piece of equipment, quiet, lightweight, robust, and easy to use. It was a little difficult to put together at first, but once I had it all set up, it provided a fantastic workout every time, customized to meet my specific exercise needs.