Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine Review

If you are no longer feeling challenged with your exercising routine, then it is time to up the ante using a fitness product which is designed to push you to the limits! Schwinn has just introduced the A40 Elliptical machine as their entry level Elliptical machine. It’s up against the top performing models like the 430 Elliptical and 470 Elliptical.

Made by the iconic brand Schwinn, the Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine is not just any elliptical trainer on the market. It is such an easy-to-use fitness product that makes exercising seems like a no-brainer.



Build Quality

Build Quality of this elliptical is better than other ellipticals costing the same price. It comes with six levelers; which makes this machine extremely steady. Also, its ergonomic handles are extremely comfortable. This is a relatively heavy machine which can easily take the user capacity of (275 lbs). As it is the case with other budget elliptical machines, you might have to put in some extra efforts for maintenance in case you require noiseless smooth workouts. All you have to do is lubricating the joints after a few months.


Putting together this Best Elliptical Machine is very easy. The Assembly time varies from 35 minutes to 2 hours. In case you follow all instructions properly and sort its parts accordingly after unboxing it; you can assemble the machine in 1 hour on average. Make sure to assemble the foot and arm before attaching them to the main section. Though the manual says, assembly requires two people you can put it together all by yourself. Although the cutter, soft hammer, batteries, scissor and additional lubricant aren’t included, you can still make life easier through pre-arrangement.

Heart Rate Monitor

This elliptical machine only has CHR (Contact Heart Rate) sensors which send your heart rate signals to its Console. Just like any other Heart Rate Monitor, they might also give the inaccurate rating. The CHR sensors are normally stainless steel parts of Handlebars. In order to use them, put your hands around the sensors. Ensure that your hand touches both the top and bottom of the sensors.


Product Specifications

  • Biomechanically designed linkages normally provide a natural and comfortable foot motion
  • The machine has a perimeter weighted flywheel for consistent and smooth workouts
  • Oversized levelers and stabilizers those are built-in for solid workout platforms
  • Integrated grip heart rates system for an easy fitness monitoring
  • Large (5.0″ by 3.0″) LCD console that’s loaded with features
  • Speakers, Media tray, and Water bottle holder
  • Assembled Dimensions of 59″ by 23″ by 64″ (compact yet still comfortable)


  • Very simple and quick assembly
  • Smooth as well as quiet to use
  • Low priced for its the build quality
  • Compact and space saving design
  • Effective range of several workout programs


  • A couple of reviews have found that speakers aren’t very loud
  • Lacks a wireless chest strip
  • Poor warranty periods

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the dimensions of the Schwinn A40?

A: The Schwinn A40 elliptical machine weighs in just 91lb. After assembly, the dimensions are: 56″ by 23.7″ by 64.5″

Q: What does the console usually show?

A: At the heart of the machine’s Console is a very simple LCD screen that shows the main statistics of your workout program: Time, Speed, Pulse, RPM, Distance, Calories, Resistance Level and Chosen Course.


With basic features which are convenient as well as easy to use, the Schwinn A40 Elliptical machine is definitely among the most trusted ellipticals in the market. Despite the competition in the market, A40 stands amongst the best.

Not only will you get terrific workouts with this machine but it will also allow you to carry on with other tasks at ease. As you sweat it out, you can still catch up on readings, listen to podcasts or even watch your favourite videos.

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