Schwinn 870 is by far one of the most capable treadmills you can get for $2000 or less. That much is plain obvious. Today we are going to go over the features, specs and general performance of this treadmills so that you could form an opinion of your own. If you are looking for variety of features on a budget, this might be it.
There are runners who are after core performance and nothing more, but there are also those who want something more. Whether or not aesthetics matter to you, it is hard to deny that Schwinn 870 is simply one of the best looking treadmills out there. Looks aside, this thing is built properly. We are talking a very solid frame that offers plenty of support but isn’t bulky. The running belt is one of the largest in its class as well. It is a 60″ by 20″ unit sitting on what has got to be one of the most impressive cushioning systems on the market. It’s not about how advanced it is, but rather how good it feels under your feet. Schwinn did a great job with this model. Especially when you add the fact that 870 folds up real nice when it’s time to store it. In other words, it works in tight spaces as well.
The list of features for Schwinn 870 is pretty long. With that said, it is worth mentioning that Schwinn didn’t really focus on entertainment features. Actually, this treadmill offers very little in regards to creature comforts.On the other hand, performance related features are abundant. The LCD screen is divided into three separate areas, making it much easier to read during a run. Controls aren’t as intuitive as we would like them to be but they are intuitive enough. Add to that built in acoustic speakers, and you have a pretty solid machine. Speaking of machines, the core of Schwinn 870 packs a 3.0 hp motor that can push you up to 12 mph without breaking a sweat. There is also 12 degrees of motorized incline which ensures a challenging workout. Overall, this treadmill lacks nothing. Even if you are one of those users who demand more, you will find this model to be satisfactory.
Schwinn 870 has proven to be among the very best treadmills in its respective segment of the market. It offers a combination of features and hardware that’s too good to ignore. Granted it is not the most entertainment oriented treadmill, we believe that Schwinn 870 packs a good enough punch for anyone to ignore those drawbacks. If you need a powerful, proven motor and a good running deck, this model will work. If you need efficient belt cushioning, well designed display and plenty of programs, this treadmill is for you. Compared to most other models out there, this one’s impressive.