The Schwinn 270 Recumbent bike is loaded with features, one of our favorites is the 29 workouts that are already programmed into the machine, the ability to download extra workouts, and the ability to connect to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. As expected of the Schwinn brand, this bike is of great quality, and thus cannot go wrong in purchasing this piece of workout equipment.
Looking at the bare bones of the bike you will see the following:
- 49.9″ Height
- 27.7″ Width
- 64″ Length
- 86.6 lb.
These are the dimensions of the fully constructed bike. As you can see, it is not very large, but can take a decent corner in your home.
There are various features this Schwinn bike comes equipped with. To start you off, Schwinn has given its users 25 levels of resistance and 29 workout programs. This means you are able to get an amazing workout and still not get bored. It comes with a high speed and inertia drive system with a front flywheel that creates a weighted and smooth workout. There are heart rate monitors on each handlebar so you can see the impact the workout is having on your body. Additionally, this bike also comes with a chest strap with telemetry capabilities to track the heart rate as well.
Now with any modern piece of workout equipment, a lot of additional features are going to be tech based. They provide a more positive experience while working out by offering a comfortable environment. TO accommodate this, the Schwinn bike is built with speakers that are able to be connected to mobile devices such as a smartphone with a headphone jack. The Bluetooth function in this machine is used to transfer data between fitness apps, such as Schwinn Connect, to the bike. This way, you are able to keep log of your progress on your phone with your other tasks in your fitness app journal. There is a media shelf implemented, so if desired, you can place a tablet or phone on the stand to optimize your workout experience.
Some machines go the extra mile to add the most comfort while you are exercising. This Schwinn bike does just that with its 3-speed cooling fan. Exercising for long periods of tie can increase one’s internal body temperature, making it quite uncomfortable to keep working out in this state. With the fan, you are able to speed up your body’s cooling effect. Of course, there is also the handy water bottle holder that keeps your hydration needs close so you can stay refreshed while you complete your workout.
The bike comes with transport wheels to make it easier for the user to move the machine around. This machine is very durable as well, holding up a max weight of 300 lb.
Now looking on to the LCD screen features of the Schwinn 270, the screen is backlit. Through the screen, you are able to connect to your devices through either Bluetooth or USB connectivity to Nautilus. The bike comes with 12 profile programs that consists of 4 mountain rides, 4 fun rides, and 4 challenge rides. There are also 9 heart rate programs that can be further customized to a user’s settings and 2 fitness test programs that notify the user of their physical aptitude. Unlike other exercise machines that can only store 2 user profiles, the Schwinn bike is able to store up to 4 user profiles of personal info and workout data. if you are curious about your heart recovery, there is a recovery test program available with this bike that allows you to check how your heart rate recovers after a session.
If you are looking to just hop onto to the bike and start pedaling away, the bike allows you to do that without having to go through a workout program. You just sit on the bike and click on the quick start option on the screen. Sometimes, you are just motivated by your won will and do not need to follow guidelines offered from the various programs.
The workout data the machine collects is vast:
- Distance traveled
- Resistance level
- RPM (revolutions per minute)
- Heart rate BPM
- Calories burned
The Schwinn company provides a 10 year warranty on the frame of this recumbent bike. Additionally, Schwinn offers a 2 year mechanical warranty and a 1 year electrical warranty. Be confident that you will be getting your money’s worth when you invest in this Schwinn 270.
The Schwinn is available at a very low price that can’t be beat. With all the neat features that is packed into the bike, you can be sure that you will have an amazing workout experience.