Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer (Schwinn A-40)

Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer Machine A-40

Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer

Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer Review

Most people that end up buying a Schwinn A40 elliptical trainer will do it strictly based on price and the fact that its compact size allows them to place it just about anywhere in their home.

With its 17” stride, this latest release of Schwinn A40 model (the previous A-40 was released in 2011) is best suited for individuals looking for entry to mid-level home elliptical machine. The Schwinn A-40 includes 8 different resistant levels and 7 different workout programs so you can get some good workout variations. It comes with a heart rate monitor, a workout fan, reading rack and a drink holder to keep you comfortable and engaged.

In addition, the Schwinn A40 elliptical trainer has a perimeter-weighted, high-inertia flywheel, and an informative LCD console that you can use to easily monitor your workout progress, with readouts for time, rpm, distance, pulse, speed, calories, resistance level, and course profile.

Schwinn has certainly made a departure from their previous claim to fame in bicycles, and are now focusing their attention on creating quality fitness equipment. Since Schwinn started to venture into the fitness machine world, they’ve regularly created some of the best elliptical machines that are budget conscious for the last few years, improving with each one.

Having said that, with under $400 price tag, there are of course going to be some limitations that make this elliptical a little less attractive. Schwinn A40 only weighs about 100 pounds, making it a very lightweight machine that could be weak on stability for both lower and upper body motions. This could results in some wobbling, because unless someone is closer to the weight of this elliptical machine, odds are it’s going to be sort of shaky, though good mat could help to solve the problem.

Schwinn A-40 Elliptical Trainer – Video Review

Schwinn A40 vs. Top 5 Performers in “Under $800” Category

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSchwinn 470 Horizon EX-59Nautilus E614Schwinn 430 Smooth CE-3.6
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerCOMPARED
USD PRICE$699$699$599$499$1297
PRICE-PERFORMANCE4 stars4 stars4 stars4.5 stars3.5 stars
EXPERT REVIEWExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review
FLYWHEEL14.3 lbs
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
0° - 10°
6 position manual ramp adjustment
0° - 10°
STRIDE LENGTH20"18"20"20"18"
3 speed
3 Speed
3 speed
MAX. USER WEIGHT300 lbs275 lbs300 lbs300 lbs300 lbs
Contact HR sensor
Contact HR sensor
Contact HR sensor
Contact HR sensor
Contact HR sensor + wireless
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONSSchwinnConnect™ 2 LCD window System
Main: 3.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Secondary: 1.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Quickeys 5 for incline and 5 for resistance
4.5" yellow-green LCD display with Time, distance, speed, calories, heart rate, program level and watts workout feedbackDualTrack grey display with two high-resolution LCD monitors offering 1 quick start, 9 profile, 8 heart rate, 2 fitness test and 2 custom programsSchwinn DualTrack™ LCD display and goal tracking functionality to set and track 16 different workout and progress related parametersOversized easy to read backlit LCD display reading distance, time, speed and more
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys. 4 user settings and goal tracking. Integrated transport wheels, media tray, water bottle. USB charging, Data export to Schwinn connect. Great acoustic chamber for clear sound system.Low distance between pedals. Low, 10-inch step-on height. The StraightUP™ keeps your body upright for maximum comfort
Sonic Surround™ speakers with MP3 player input, water bottle holder, reading rack, accessories tray
Compatibility with Nautilus Connect™ and MyFitnessPal, USB charging port, data export, performance tracking, Acoustic chambered speakers for big sound, transport wheelsA ten degree, six position manual ramp. Great acoustic chamber for clear sound system. USB port to charge your smartphone or tablet. Large articulating footplates with cushioning. Comes with water bottle holder and media trayFull upper body workout
Helps to achieve goals by tracking progress and offering workout plans and tips
Ergonomic pivoting pedals
iPod docking st. + speakers
DIMENTIONS70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
68.2 x 22 x 64.6 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
76 x 26 x 67 inches
(L x W x H)
UNIT WEIGHT231 lbs169 lbs173 lbs160 lbs175 lbs
WARRANTY10 years on the frame
2 years on mechanical parts
1 year on electrical parts
90 days on labor
Lifetime on frame
1 year on parts and labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year electronics
90 days labor
10 years on the frame
2 years on mechanical parts
1 year on electrical parts
90 days on labor
Lifetime frame and brake
5 years parts, electronics
1 year labor
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSchwinn 470 Horizon Fitness EX-59Nautilus E614Schwinn 430 Smooth Fitness CE-3.6

COMPARE 5 Best Elliptical Trainers Under $1000 in 2022

Horizon EX-59Schwinn 470 Nautilus E616Sole E25Xterra Free Style 5.6e
Winner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerTop 5 Performer
Expert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review

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Best Fitness BFCT1 prosSchwinn A40 CONSSchwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer (Schwinn A-40)

  • The fan is not strong enough
  • Placement of pulse grips is not as convenient as it could have been
  • AC adapter is not included

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosSchwinn A40 PROS

  • Stable and smooth operation
  • Easy to use workout programs
  • Not too space consuming
  • Sturdy design and easy to relocate
  • Doesn’t take much space

Our Conclusion

To be balanced and fair in our assessment of the Schwinn A40 Elliptical, we must make it clear that although the Schwinn A40 Elliptical is a good trainer, it’s a relatively basic home grade machine, so you shouldn’t expect gym-quality elliptical workout.

Having said that, the Schwinn A40 would be one of the best choices you’ll make within its price point.

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