Schwinn 830 review

The Schwinn 830 is performance based, modern and space saving. With such a large fitness brand behind it, it should come as no surprise that there is some great training functionality on offer.

There seems to be a great balance between affordability and the range of features included, making it more accessible for those of you looking to build your own home gym.

Consumer feedback around the web has been quite positive and it’s beginning to gain popularity in the market despite the amount of competition.

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Positives

  • Twenty two separate exercise programs to train with ranging from heart rate through to weight loss.
  • Good amount of power from the 2.75 CHP motor offering between 0 and 12 miles per hour.
  • Capable of using on an incline on a gradient up to 12%. Unlike many of it’s competitors, the incline control is motorized rather than manual.
  • Makes good use of the space you have to work with thanks to it’s ‘soft drop’ folding design.
  • Smart console offering a great range of data tracking opportunities.

Negatives

  • Some users complained it was difficult to install and assemble.
  • More expensive than some great low budget options such as the Cadence G 5.9 from Weslo.

Design

The 830 has a smart design that clearly focuses on the user experience side of things. It has a modern feel and the technology included definitely reflects that.

A good amount of space on the running surface is welcome on any form of treadmill. And this model has just that with a 20 by 55 inch tread belt.

Like many of Schwinn’s exercise equipment, there is a sturdy frame in place, built to last. It offers a great user weight capacity of up to 300 pounds, which means almost anyone is going to be able to run on this machine without problems.

Equipped with the nifty SoftTrack cushioning system, this makes it clear user comfort is also taken care of by significantly lowering how much of an impact your joints take on board whilst running. This is especially useful for those quicker, more intensive paces.

The console area has some great little spaces to store your valuables as you run, so you can keep an eye on them. It also has small railing handles to balance yourself should you feel your about to fall.

To top the whole design off, it folds. I have had times in the past where workout equipment just wouldn’t fit where I wanted it go simply because of space limitation. The footprint when folded is significantly reduced.

Exercise features

A 2.75 continuous horsepower motor propels the belt between speeds of zero and twelve miles per hour. Full out sprints may not be achievable, but a fast paced jog certainly will be which is the sort of pace you will want to work with for distance training and plenty of sports.

Push button incline enables runners to change the incline very easily. This makes a nice change from the more common manual incline models. The addition of incline training to your exercise regime can make a huge difference to your stamina.

The 830 treadmill is also packed full of exercise applications, 22 in total, that are all accessible from the console. Each of these apps target different aspects of ones fitness including weight loss, interval, and heart rate. Users will also have the option to use custom ones.

Console and data tracking

A large console area and easily readable LCD display are two of it’s standout features. Key information fed back include the usual data most modern treadmills offer such as speed distance, time, calories, and heart rate.

Other really useful information that can be used is statistics about your last workout, the last thirty days, and personal records for calorie burning among others like using the grips attached to the console to record your heart rate.

It allows four different user profiles, making it ideal for a small family looking to put together their own home gym.

Quick start and speed/incline buttons make controlling and starting your workouts more convenient than ever.

Other notable features

Addressing the issue of runners getting too hot inside, Schwinn offer a fan with three different speeds available to help you cool off.

You can also get yourself pumped up by playing your favorite tunes through the built in sealed acoustic speakers.

What are consumers saying about it?

 

The Schwinn 830 reviews have not quite made it a best seller, but it has been gaining quite a bit of traction for some time and we have watched it since it’s release gradually receive more and more feedback and ratings.

The general feeling towards it currently is positive. And at the time of typing this there is plenty of examples where people are praising the amount of training options and quite operation.

Warranty

The warranty offered is ten years on the frame and motor, two on the different mechanical parts and electronics, and one year on manual labor. Great coverage compared with some of it’s competitors.

Summary

The Schwinn 830 treadmill is ideal for those of you looking for advanced training functions without wanting to break the bank to do so. Simple design features like the folding deck, simple usability and motorized incline make this product what it is. The training options are just a bonus.

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