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Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer

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Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer
 
4.3

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awesome for working out at home

My husband got this for me last year because I had a gym membership that was just not worth it. We drove to New Jersey (from New York) just to get this unit...Read complete review

My husband got this for me last year because I had a gym membership that was just not worth it. We drove to New Jersey (from New York) just to get this unit for a good price. It was rated very highly elsewhere, so we decided to go for it. We got a great price on it, and it has been a great investment so far. The only thing that I do not like about it is that you cannot change the stride length, and I do tend to prefer longer stride length (the ones at the gym went up to 26 inches, I'd guess that this goes to the low 20s)... I suppose most people wouldn't really be able to tell the difference. But I'm short so maybe that's why  I can. Anyway, it does squeak after ~12 months of use, but it has held up pretty well otherwise. The display works great; however, I don't think the heart rate monitor is ever truly accurate (it either says my heart rate is 72 or 180 and I doubt either of those are right.) I love having an elliptical at home that I can hop on any time I want to and I'm glad to know how many calories I'm burning. It's a pretty good workout and good for the price.

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We used it for 3 months and it broke :(

Ugh.  If my review of the [Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer][1]  could be summed up in one word, it'd be UGH.  

Our in law...Read complete review

Ugh.  If my review of the [Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer][1]  could be summed up in one word, it'd be UGH.  

Our in law gave us money for the holidays to buy an Ellipitcal.  Awesome, yes.  We settled on the [Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer][2]  because it would fit in our living room, was in line with our budget, and had all of the features we were looking for... or so we thought.

We both used it daily for 6o minutes each.  After 3 months, the arm assembly snapped.  We called the company and they repaired it.  When they came out, they found a lot of other things wrong with it.  We used it for a few more weeks, and it broke again.  I called Nautilus back and let them know.  They said they'd send the repairman out again, but also offered us a replacement because the one we had bought was a lemon.  THey offered us the next model up, which was a little more heavy duty.  

 

The repairman came out again, and told us it was a good thing that Nautilus was replacing the [Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer][3] , as the one we had was riddled with issues. 

 

Our new elliptical is much better.  

 

Remember- you get what you pay for. 


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Nautilus-Schwinn-418-Elliptical-Trainer-reviews
[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Nautilus-Schwinn-418-Elliptical-Trainer-reviews
[3]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Nautilus-Schwinn-418-Elliptical-Trainer-reviews

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5.0

Why All Of The Bad Reviews?

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

Even though, overall, there are a lot of 8's, 9's, and 10's, I've noticed some 4 and 6 ratings for the Schwinn Elliptical Trainer. Why? I love this product! Let me start off by saying that I just bought this thing about 7 or 8 months ago and so far, exercising on it for 30 minutes a day along with a 2,500 calorie diet and daily 1.5 mile walks, I've lost 12 pounds! I understand that maybe not everyone has or will have the same success with this product, but we're all built with different bodies and for my body, this exercise machine is working excellently. My personal experience with this Schwinn trainer has been astounding. On the actual machine itself, it has a very sleek design and is easy to use overall. It's also very safe to have in the house, as a mother of five I've not yet seen any accidents with it. I don't know if it's just the type of machine or if it's the brand, but this elliptical trainer worked well for me and I'd highly recommend it for anyone to try.

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5.0

Great Elliptical Machine

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from Columbus, OH

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

I really love the Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer. When I first saw the machine in the store, it didn't look like it would perform as well as more advanced elliptical machines, but don't let the appearance of this machine fool you. I was 175 pounds when I started using this machine, and now I'm 130 pounds. There are so many great features to this machine. I started off with the lowest resistance setting and have worked my way up to level six. There are a total of eight resistance settings. My favorite part of this machine is the different fitness settings. One day I can burn belly fat and the next I can measure my speed and distance. I am 5'7" and the size of this machine is perfect for me. It's not oversized like some elliptical machines are. I work out on this machine at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. It's very effective at helping me maintain my weight loss. I have much more energy now and feel alive again. The Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer is a great elliptical machine for beginners and advanced users.

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4.0

awesome for working out at home

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from Lawrence, NY

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

My husband got this for me last year because I had a gym membership that was just not worth it. We drove to New Jersey (from New York) just to get this unit for a good price. It was rated very highly elsewhere, so we decided to go for it. We got a great price on it, and it has been a great investment so far. The only thing that I do not like about it is that you cannot change the stride length, and I do tend to prefer longer stride length (the ones at the gym went up to 26 inches, I'd guess that this goes to the low 20s)... I suppose most people wouldn't really be able to tell the difference. But I'm short so maybe that's why  I can. Anyway, it does squeak after ~12 months of use, but it has held up pretty well otherwise. The display works great; however, I don't think the heart rate monitor is ever truly accurate (it either says my heart rate is 72 or 180 and I doubt either of those are right.) I love having an elliptical at home that I can hop on any time I want to and I'm glad to know how many calories I'm burning. It's a pretty good workout and good for the price.

 
5.0

Our favorite Elliptical

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from Nauvoo, IL

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

The Schwinn Elliptical is a great cross-country excercise machine, in the comfort of your own home.  Wow!  What a workout.  This Schwinn has great features like pre-programed workouts, blood pressure/pulse hand grips, and you can also get an arm workout.  The book holder lets you transport yourself from the pain and misery, broadening your mind as you simultaniously shrink your...!  This elliptical will really get you in shape fast!  Now the only problem is getting out of bed.  The elliptical path of this Schwinn Elliptical really works the fronts of your legs.  Thirty minutes on this baby will really get your blood pumping.  I love that the programs are pre-set and that it self-regulates the difficulty.  Not like my treadmill that runs away with me...no pun intended.  The display shows calories burned, time/workout, miles traveled, and all of this tailored to your entered weight not that I ever tell the truth about that.

 
2.0

We used it for 3 months and it broke :(

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from San Diego, CA

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

Ugh.  If my review of the [Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer][1]  could be summed up in one word, it'd be UGH.  

Our in law gave us money for the holidays to buy an Ellipitcal.  Awesome, yes.  We settled on the [Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer][2]  because it would fit in our living room, was in line with our budget, and had all of the features we were looking for... or so we thought.

We both used it daily for 6o minutes each.  After 3 months, the arm assembly snapped.  We called the company and they repaired it.  When they came out, they found a lot of other things wrong with it.  We used it for a few more weeks, and it broke again.  I called Nautilus back and let them know.  They said they'd send the repairman out again, but also offered us a replacement because the one we had bought was a lemon.  THey offered us the next model up, which was a little more heavy duty.  

 

The repairman came out again, and told us it was a good thing that Nautilus was replacing the [Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer][3] , as the one we had was riddled with issues. 

 

Our new elliptical is much better.  

 

Remember- you get what you pay for. 


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Nautilus-Schwinn-418-Elliptical-Trainer-reviews
[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Nautilus-Schwinn-418-Elliptical-Trainer-reviews
[3]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Nautilus-Schwinn-418-Elliptical-Trainer-reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best peice of workout equipment for bad knees!

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from Thompson, CT

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

The Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer is the best peice of workout equipment that I own.  I have bad knees and I can do a full 45 minute workout and still be able to walk afterwards without pain.  The elliptical is very smooth in its motion.  There are multiple levels of resistance for the perfect workout.  It is a very sturdy machine.  The platform where you place your feet is wide enough where I never feel like I am going to fall off.  It has wheels which allows for the peice of equipment to be easily moved within the room.  The Nautilus Schwinn 418 Elliptical Trainer allows me to target hard to deal with areas of my body like my upper legs and butt.  The timer panel is user friendly which allows you to monitor your distance and speed.  There is also a option to monitor your heartrate.  I would absolutly recomend this peice of equipment to anyone who wants to get a good cardio workout!

 
4.0

Good Machine for the price

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from Issaquah, WA

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

This is a great entry level machine, if you don't want to spend 3500+ on a precor, you should look at the schwinn line. I have been happy with the results from the machine and would recommend it. I bought this one to see if I would use it and then will upgrade in a few years if needed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It helps save impact on my knees

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from Oswego, NY

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

I think this eliptical is great. It has low impact and saves on my knees. My knees feel better using this than any other. It is very quiet. It is great because I can watch telivision while I use it. Even my mom loves it!! It is cheap and you get a better quality than you pay for. I really liked the calorie counter. I think it is of great quality. My dad who is 380 lbs uses it reguarly and he loves it too!

 
4.0

It is twice the workout compared to most other exercisemashines

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from Fort Valley, VA

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

With an elliptical mashine you train your arms as well as your legs. It is very exhausting to use, wich means that it´s a good mashine. Perfect for warming up and staying in good shape. It comes with many difficultylevels so that it is suitable for anyone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great quality, very quiet, I actually USE it!

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from Cleveland, TN

Comments about Schwinn 418-Elliptical Trainer:

We bought this for Christmas, and just love it.  It's so quiet I can use it and not disturb the others in the room.  It is very easy to watch tv or listen to the radio at the same time. The action is very smooth, though at the lowest setting it has more resistance than the machine I use at the gym.  The built-in heart monitor works fine so I was able to use that to figure out what settings worked for me.  We did have to re-tighten up one particular bolt a couple of times, but otherwise the assembly went very smoothly and was pretty easy.  It is on rollers, and I was able to move it by myself from one part of the house to another.  Still, it is very sturdy and does not feel shaky when I use it (and I am VERY heavy).This is a great machine and worth the money.

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