Schwinn 170 Upright Bike

Track your fitness with this programmable steel framed upright.

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Schwinn is a well-known name and produces quality bikes for over 100 years. Now, they have expanded into the fitness industry with their own stationary bikes. The Schwinn 170 Upright Bike takes the same engineering Schwinn uses in their cycling bikes, and makes it a machine to use at home. This upright stationary bike has many great features, such as the 25 brake resistance levels, a strong crank system, pedals that fit all shoe sizes, a padded seat, and adjustable handlebars with forearm rests attached.

The Schwinn 170 has other media comforts as well, such as a tablet shelf, built-in speakers, and an audio and USB port. The best feature, however, will have to be he display console, which is where you will find all the work out programs for you to challenge yourself through.

Home work out machines are very hot products on the market right now, as everyone is trying to find ways to stay fit. Many people go to the gym to get a pump, but not everyone has a gym in close vicinity, or are comfortable working out around other people. Yet, they do not want this to stop them from getting exercise in their day, so they search for products that will allow them to stay fit while in the comfort of their own home. Here, you will find some information on the Schwinn 170 Upright Bike, to see if this exercise machine is the right one for you.

Stationary Bike Specs

This upright bike stands tall at a height of 55.6″, a width of 21.4″, and a length of 41.3″. With a weight of 62.8 pounds, this bike is very compact and will be able to find a home in a corner of a room, or with the wheels, roll it to the center of the room. If you are looking for a machine that will not take up a lot of space, this could be the one for you.

The bike is made with a steel frame, making it very sturdy and giving it the foundation to hold a max user weight of 300 pounds. The weighted flywheel provides a stable platform for the user to work on. The flywheel provides the high-speed and the high-inertia for the bike. There are 25 levels of brake resistance that are done through eddy currents. Changing the resistance will in turn change the level of intensity of your work out.

Comfort is added to this machine through the seat and handlebars. The seat is large and padded, so will be able to keep all sizes comfortable as they cycle away. The seat height can be adjusted as well to accommodate a wide variety of heights. The handlebars can also be adjusted, so the user can find a more comfortable riding position, and there are forearm rests attached so you can do longer cycling sessions.

Cool Bike Tech

On each handlebar, there are grip heart rate sensors, so you can monitor your heart rate while still staying in your comfortable riding position. The heart rate monitoring is also used in the heart rate program on the bike. If you want some extra features, you can even use the chest strap (sold separately) that can sync up to the stationary bike through Bluetooth.

For added support, the stationary bike has a 3-piece crack system. Installed on the bike, there is a media holder for your tablet, book, or magazine. The bike is also equipped with a stereo, so you can plug your media devices into the treadmill through the audio port.

To keep yourself cool, the Schwinn 170 Upright Bike comes with its own fan. While you exercise and sweat the fat and calories away, you can stay cool with the fan. For your hydration needs, there is a water bottle holder attached onto the treadmill in arms reach.

The DualTrack LCD screen is where you will find the list of work out programs and your personal work out data. With Bluetooth or the USB port, you can connect your smartphone to the treadmill to sync the data with exercise apps such as Schwinn Connect and MyFitnessPal. There are 29 programmed, and they further split into their own specialized categories. There are 13 profile programs: 4 fun rides, 4 challenges, and 4 mountain rides. The 9 heart programs can be left as is or further customized to the user’s desires. Testing your fitness level can’t get any easier than on this stationary bike, which offers 2 fitness test programs, so you can keep track of your progress. Unlike other stationary bikes, this model can hold up to 4 user profiles.

The Schwinn 170 Upright Bike gives the usual workout data, such as speed, time, distance, level, and RPM among others. The price is very reasonable, and this is a great upright bike to exercise on.


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