Schwinn 411 Elliptical Trainer
Schwinn 411 is a high-end compact elliptical trainer with a premium look and feel and an 18-inch stride for a low impact whole body cardiovascular exercise. We’ve reviewed the Schwinn 430 and 470 Elliptical Trainers before and they are both available for purchase through the same product page.
The 411 model is somewhere in between the two in terms of features and price. It has the Bluetooth functionality that lets you synchronize with the RunSocial reality application that takes only a few minutes to download and set up. By using this app you can work out on 27 different routes in 19 locations worldwide and while monitoring your distance and pace. There will also be new destinations added each month.
The elliptical trainer adjusts to your speed and you can move at your own pace. It has a compact space saving design but comes with the 18” of stride just like on bigger elliptical trainers. You can work out at different intensities with the 16 resistance levels. It has an aerodynamic display panel with the regular workout indicators of calories burned, distance traveled, current speed, time exercised and pulse rate through the sensors on the fixed handles in the middle. The moving handles are for working on the upper body.
Schwinn 411 weighs 120 pounds and the maximum user weight capacity is 300 pounds on its sturdy and durable frame. Customers that weigh 250 pounds or so reported to use it every day and they feel safe and stable. It offers all the benefits of a big modern elliptical trainer at a smaller size. It has a very sturdy construction and is not wobbly at all. The max height for the footplate is about 43 cm or 17 inches. You just add the user height to that and leave a few inches of clearance and you get the minimum ceiling height for the room you can put this elliptical in.
You can purchase it with an expert assembly that costs about 100 dollars. Or you can assemble it on your own or with the help of someone else, and the duration will depend on how handy you are. There are 13 preset programs on the 5.5-inch high contrast LCD console that offers fully featured programming including a HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training. The heart rate sensor is both contact and telemetry enabled. There is a media rack just below the display panel and you can put your tablet or smartphone for entertainment. You’ll also find a USB port, audio/headphone jack, speakers, 3-speed fan and a cup holder.
The elliptical comes with a power adapter do you don’t need to order another one with your purchase. And the power supply comes with a long feeder cable for you to put the adapter on the ground and plug it into an extension cord. You can also use C batteries if you don’t want to plug it into a power outlet. It works very smoothly and quietly without making any noise except for certain beeps or signals and you can work out when people are sleeping in the house. As the resistance increases the flywheels starts going backwards to be able to hit slightly different muscles. Please note that low impact workout means the elliptical makes no pressure on your joints or knees unlike running or cycling. And this is a great low impact type whole body workout machine.