Schwinn is probably better known for its outdoor bicycles than its indoor exercise equipment, but as this Schwinn 270 recumbent bike review will show, it is no pushover in the latter category either. Your first look at the Schwinn 270 Recumbent bike makes it clear that you have before you a high-quality.
It is very well-crafted machine into which considerable effort was invested in terms of aesthetics, user comfort and, most importantly, performance management capability.
From the large blue-backlight Dual Track LCD displays to the thickly-padded, posture-adjustable backrest with lumbar support to the sealed acoustic chamber speakers. The Schwinn 270 is geared to maximize ease-of-use and comfort so you can concentrate on working out and burning those calories.
And when you get comfortable recumbent bike, the Schwinn 270 gives you a wide array of 13 display feedback parameters, 29 exercise programs and 2 fitness tests.
Several heart rate controls so you can track, control, analyze and improve your performance during and after every workout.
Whom is the Schwinn 270 designed for?
- The recreational cardio enthusiast
- The advanced cardio enthusiast
- The fitness-loving family (for its multiple user profiles)
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Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Review
In this Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Review, let’s explore the 5 main features of the Schwinn 270.
Performance Tracking and Management
Dual Track refers to Schwinn’s patented performance-management technology and display system that splits data into two columns – one for the current workout and the other for progress towards the current fitness goal.
Parameters like rpm, total distance, speed, resistance level, intensity and calories burned are all shown by Dual Track.
What’s more, if you want to further analyze your fitness progress to hone your workout, the Schwinn 270 allows you to extract all that information onto a USB drive. The handles double as heart rate monitors.
No matter how wonderful the technology in a piece of exercise equipment may be, it will all be in vain if users experience needles discomfort.
Schwinn has designed the 270 to make the ride as comfortable as possible and allow users to concentrate on their workouts. The seat bottom is thickly padded and the back is adequately vented and incorporates lumbar support.
Both seat position and pedal position are adjustable to ensure that virtually everyone can attain their ideal riding position.
A 3-speed fan under the display blows air on the user’s face and chest.
There are 29 programs incorporated into the Schwinn 270 – 12 profile; 9 heart rate control (4 Beginner; 4 Advanced; 1 Custom); 4 custom user defined; 2 fitness tests (1 Beginner; 1 Advanced); 1 recovery test; 1 quick start. Besides that, there are 25 resistance levels which allow users to gradually increase the intensity and power of their workouts and avoid plateauing.
The digital interface means that all these changes are controlled simply by touching the screen – no awkward knobs or dials to fiddle with.
This is where we separate the wheat from the chaff. It is apparent from the accessories found on the Schwinn 270 recumbent bike that the company has gone the extra mile to anticipate what features users would find most convenient as they work out.
Sealed acoustic chamber speakers for high quality sound, super-silent flywheel, a USB charging port, a water bottle holder, the option of attaching a POLAR chest strap (sold separately) for those who don’t want to grip the handles are all welcome features.
The last thing you want to have happen is for the few hundred dollars you spent on your recumbent bike to go down the drain from a mechanical or electrical failure.
Schwinn puts these fears to rest with a warranty that covers 10 years on the frame, 2 years for all mechanical parts, 1 year on all electrical components and 90 days for labor. The general consensus is that Schwinn promptly addresses all such issues.
Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike Review FAQ’s
Q. Would it hold up commercially in a public gym?
A. Yes, it would hold up commercially in a public gym.
Q. Where is the placement of the power cord?
A. Its plugs in is under the seat.
Q. If used on carpet, is it necessary to get a mat to go under the bike?
A. No. It isn’t necessary.
Q. The bike is belt driven?
A. No. It is really quiet.
Q. How is it weight limit?
A. 300 lbs
The Schwinn 270 is easily one of the best recumbent bikes available on the market today, particularly for its price range. For comfort in use and the sheer range of programs available to monitor and track your progress, even bikes in the very top end do not have much over it; in fact, some fall short in comparison.
There have been minor issues with the intensity of the display which should be made more adjustable. The program interface may be less than intuitive, but the range of parameters makes up for that shortcoming.
This Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike review concludes that the product is easily recommended.