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Schwinn Treadmills Reviewed

Schwinn Treadmills

Schwinn Treadmills

Schwinn treadmills are known for having decent drive systems but below average quality. They tried to lessen their production cost in order to compete with imported treadmills.

As a result, the quality of their machines suffered.

Is This The Brand For You?

If you love Trimline treadmills, then there’s a possibility that you’ll also like machines from Schwinn. Both brands are produced by the same manufacturer so there are some similarities. However, I still think you’ll get better value from the Trimline brand.

About Schwinn…

As I’ve mentioned above, Schwinn, just like Trimline, is also manufactured by DF Hebb and owned by the Nautilus Health and Fitness Group. Nautilus is next only to Icon to being the largest seller of fitness equipment in the world.

Schwinn 860 Treadmill

What to Expect

If you have a Schwinn unit, expect it to have respectable power. If you’re a recreational runner, then your Schwinn can easily provide you with the intensity you need. But, if you’re a hardcore runner, you might want to shop for another brand. I don’t think the drive motor being offered by this brand would be powerful enough for you.

Price Range

Schwinn treadmills belong in the very competitive mid-priced range category. Most of these machines are priced from as low as $999 to as high a $2,000.

Weakness

Lately, in an effort to be more competitive with their prices, Schwinn decided to move some of its production overseas. However, this move resulted in below average quality for their machines which is currently one of their biggest weaknesses.

Would I Recommend It?

I don’t recommend Schwinn treadmills. I believe that there are other brands out there that can give you better quality for the same prices. If you really want a mid-priced treadmill, you’d be better off buying from Smooth or Sole. Both brands provide excellent value for your money. (See also our best treadmill page)


Still Want to Buy?

If even after this review you would still want to buy a Schwinn treadmill, I recommend you buy directly from the company through Wal-Mart or from Amazon. They offer some of the better deals on the net.


Click here to visit Amazon's Schwinn page


Click here to visit Wal-Mart Fitness


But before you buy, please read our reviews on individual Schwinn products below. It will help you better choose the fitness equipment that suits you best.


Schwinn 840 Treadmill
Cost: $999
Motor Size: 2.5HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 10%
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This entry level machine is good for walking or light jogging. Heavy runners should avoid this treadmill.


Schwinn 860 Treadmill
Cost: $1,299
Motor Size: 3.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Maximum Incline: 12%
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs
Running Surface Size: 58in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This machine is designed to be more durable, powerful and has more features than the Schwinn entry level treadmill above.


Below are some of the more recently discontinued treadmills from Schwinn. I would not yet remove the reviews here as some of these machines are still being sold online through auction sites.

Schwinn 820p Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,399
Motor Size: 2.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15%
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: No
Others: This was the best model from Schwinn a few years back.


Schwinn 835p Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,699
Motor Size: 2.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 12%
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: No
Others: This was just an ordinary mid-priced treadmill.


Schwinn 845p Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,999
Motor Size: 2.5HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 11mph
Maximum Incline: 12%
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: No
Others: This was the most expensive Schwinn treadmill in the market during its introduction.


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