Schwinn 870 Treadmill Review

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Schwinn 870 Treadmill Overview

Schwinn 870 Treadmill is one of the top treadmill models of the Schwinn brand. It is an affordable and decent workout machine with interesting fitness technology and features. Among its highlights include an easy-to-read blue backlit console with 2 console windows, media shelf, Bluetooth connectivity, workout data storage, and easy sync, 26 onboard workout apps; easy integration with RunSocial videos and wireless heart rate transmitter.


  • Product Name: 870 Treadmill
  • Brand: Schwinn
  • Motor: 3.0 CHP
  • Incline: up to 15%
  • Speed: up to 12 MPH
  • Running Area: 20″ W x 60″ L
  • Built-In Programs: 26
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Warranty:
    • 10-year warranty on frame and motor
    • 2 years warranty on mechanical and electronic parts
    • 1-year labor warranty

Schwinn 870 Treadmill Features

Is Schwinn 870 for you? Learn more about its physical performance and special specs below.

What Do We Like About The Schwinn 870?


The unit has a 3.0 CHP motor which is enough to power your daily workouts. You may hear a slight humming during machine operation but it’s not loud or annoying noise. This won’t be a distraction at all.


The incline level is adjustable up to 15% max. This is an above-average range level for the unit’s price tag. 0-15% inline range is usually only found in the best treadmills within this price category.

Running Path

The treadmill track measures 20″ by 60″ which is a standard measurement among treadmills in the price range. This is a good enough workout room for your daily training.


Top speed can be up to 12MPH maximum which offers a good power incline. This is also an average speed range for most treadmills.

Weight Capacity

This workout machine can support a weight of up to 300 lbs or 136 kilograms. If you’re more than this weight, it’s recommended to look for another treadmill machine that can support heavier weights.

Folding Design

Raise the deck by store and secure the treadmill. Though it’s a foldable machine, the 870 treadmill still needs a dedicated area in your home. Its footprint measures 77″ long and 35″ wide which makes it a non-compact machine. It is not recommended for frequent moving so you might need another pair of hands to move it properly.

Built-in Workout Programs & RunSocial Ready

The Schwinn 870 treadmill features 26 training apps built-in its console. These workout programs let you target weight control, quick goal, heart health, training, and interval training. This treadmill is also equipped with a RunSocial mobile app which allows you to experience real-life outdoor exercises. You can view HD videos in 360-degrees and use avatars.


Schwinn 870 has 3 LCD backlit blue screen displays. You can view your current workout program on the main screen including the intensity, heart rate, time, goal time, level of completion, and which user is active. The second smaller screen displays your fitness score, while the other one will display score tracking and comparison.

Other Features

  • 3 LCD screen display
  • Bluetooth for data export
  • Handgrip and wireless heart rate monitoring
  • Speakers
  • 3-speed fans
  • USB charging port
  • Audio Jack
  • Water bottle holder
  • Device holders
  • 4 user profiles

The Least We Like

  • 870 treadmill feels fairly sturdy but the warranties aren’t so competitive
  • Although it can be folded, it still not a compact treadmill machine
  • Decks are thinner as compared to other treadmills
  • A bit short on programs considering its price range

Our Final Thoughts on Schwinn 870 Treadmill

Schwinn 870 Treadmill is a fairly good treadmill machine at its price range. It offers a lot of promising features that any fitness enthusiast could be looking for a home treadmill machine. However, the short warranties are a concern as some customers complain about faulty parts within a year.

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