The new Schwinn 830 is the cheaper of two folding treadmills at the Schwinn Fitness website. Normally priced $949 plus shipping, it costs a bit less than the typical mid-range home treadmill. This review explains how some Schwinn 830 features are “budget quality” while others meet higher standards. Together they form a cardio trainer that’s data-rich and feels comfortable for walking and jogging, but isn’t great for running. Get details here from our in-depth review.
|Deck||20" x 55"|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips, Wireless Receiver|
|Dimensions||72.2"x 35.2"x 57.6"|
|Warranty||10 years frame and motor|
2 years mechanical parts
2 year electrical
1 year labor
Rating: 82.7/100. Schwinn Fitness is an affordable brand of home gym equipment. The newest Schwinn 830 Treadmill (model year 2017) with 55” track is their entry-level treadmill meant for walking and jogging. It normally sells for $949 plus $99 for standard delivery. This model is the standard size for lower-intensity cardio training, and it’s foldable to save floor space.
One strength of Schwinn treadmills is the amount of workout feedback they provide. The new Schwinn 830 Treadmill shows 12 data points instead of the usual five or six, and it can save exercise histories for four user profiles. The console computer also supports wireless heart rate monitoring for a continuous readout. With a wireless chest strap (sold separately) you can also exercise with heart rate control: The 830 has five preset programs that adjust speed and incline to help you exercise within a given heart rate zone.
Main specs for the new Schwinn 830 Treadmill include a one-ply 55” x 20” workout area, a 2.75 CHP belt motor, top speed of 12 mph, and maximum slope of 12 percent. The belt rollers have 2.5” diameter and approach light commercial quality. Some other features include a sound system for your MP3s, two drink holders and a three-speed fan.
Also for sale is the Schwinn 870 treadmill for $1,099 plus $99 standard delivery. For comparison the 870 is packaged with a wireless chest strap, has upgrades for runners, and features Bluetooth for data sharing. It’s a bit more durable than the 830 but carries the same free warranty.
- 2.75 CHP drive motor
- Top speed 12 mph
- Power incline to 12 percent
- 21 on-board programs plus manual mode
- Wireless heart rate receiver
- Heart rate control
- Contact heart rate sensors
- Saves up to four user profiles
- Detailed workout statistics and goal tracking
- Tablet holder and MP3 speakers
- USB port for data export; also can charge a device
- Three-speed workout fan
- Two water bottle holders
- 300-pound capacity
- Folding frame
- Transport wheels
- Warranty isn’t competitive
- Belt requires light DIY maintenance (typical for this price class)
- Including delivery and an optional wireless monitor, price is about $150 higher than advertised
The new Schwinn 830 Treadmill is a feature-rich trainer for its price class. Below are details about the built-in workout programs, parts and free warranty.
Schwinn treadmills show workout profiles on backlit screens. The Schwinn 830 gives a choice of 21 professionally-designed programs that control the speed and incline of your workout. You can also exercise with manual mode.
The preset options include:
- 5 Heart Rate Control
- 5 Train
- 3 Weight Control
- 3 Interval
- 3 Quick Goal
- 2 Custom
Up to four users can save customized routines to the treadmill console.
Schwinn 830 Features
The new Schwinn 830 has a 2.75 CHP drive to power through long walks and jogs. This motor also lets you sprint at up to 12 mph… but when taking long strides, you might feel constrained by the 55”-long track.
The workout area measures 55” long and 20” wide. That’s a standard for good treadmills for walkers, though some provide longer and wider workout spaces. Recommended do-it-yourself maintenance involves lubricating the workout belt every three months or 25 miles, whichever comes first.
Power incline is a favorite feature of the 830 Treadmill, as it helps optimize your calorie burn. The maximum setting is 12 percent slope.
Heart rate can be monitored with a wireless chest strap (not included) or with touch sensors. A wireless chest strap ships with the treadmill.
A shelf is included to hold your MP3 player, tablet or smartphone. You can connect a device to the treadmill’s speakers and its USB charging port.
Also built into the console are a three-speed cooling fan and two bottle holders.
A folding treadmill, the 830 can have its deck stored upright after you exercise. Transport wheels are attached.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Schwinn 830 Treadmill warranty includes:
- 10 year motor
- 2 years other mechanical parts
- 2 year electrical parts
- 1 year labor
The manufacturer also provides a six-week money-back guarantee.
For a $1,000 treadmill budget the Schwinn 830 is among your better choices in terms of free workout programs and special features. Perks include power incline, wireless heart rate monitoring, a charging port and more. Several features aren’t so common in this budget price class.
In our review the main drawback is the warranty. While it might look fine on its own, it pales in comparison to what some other fitness brands include with their best treadmills under $1,000.
You’ll likely enjoy training with the Schwinn 830, but the not-so-generous warranty suggests that other treadmills are likely to serve well for longer. One to check out is the Sole F63, which sells for $999 including delivery.