Schwinn first started back in 1895, when they launched their first bikes. Today they have 2 main divisions: Schwinn Bikes and Schwinn Fitness. Schwinn Fitness is owned by Nautilus, Inc., as are the popular Bowflex and Universal brands.
The first Schwinn treadmills were launched on the market around 1998, when they bought Hebb Industries, a well known treadmill manufacturer. Today, the company doesn’t focus much on their treadmills, offering just two models currently: the 830 and the 870.
You can find some great deals at Amazon, where both new models and some of the older ones are available for under $1000. The ratings are decent so check out the specs and see if these treadmills will work for you.
Schwinn makes decent home treadmills, with a neat and ergonomic design. They offer you basic preset exercises, but they are extremely effective, especially since you can save personal information for accurate reports.
What they do not have is a strong warranty. This happens because they have an unusually small selection in the catalog, and they don’t really focus much on this market.
We can say that the Schwinn 870 did give us a good workout. When we tested this machine a couple of years ago, the motor performed remarkably well, even after running for 3-4 hours continuously. The cardio preset workouts were smart and well built. Anyone can get started with relative ease, and the system tracked target heart rate based on personal age and weight.
The 830 has a smaller belt, and the motor is less powerful, but the main components are the same. You still get the user profile, the folding system, the reliable cushion system and the various workouts selection. For your daily 30 minutes – 1 hour daily runs, you do not need anything more.
There are some features you will not find on Schwinn treadmills, such as an entertainment feature, touch screen display or voice trainer to guide you through the workouts. We hope to see new models on the market with this brand as the old ones are obsolete compared to the most current options.