Schwinn 230 Battery Powered Recumbent Exercise Bike

Last updated: December 20, 2021

We looked at the top Exercise Bikes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Exercise Bike you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 89 expert reviews, the Schwinn Battery Powered Recumbent Exercise Bike placed 17th when we looked at the top 21 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Designed with a solid build, comfortable ride and user-friendly features, the 230 Recumbent Bike delivers the exceptional value you’ve come to expect from Schwinn. And 22 workout programs, easy-to-read displays and intuitive goal tracking, the Schwinn 230 puts a higher level of fitness well within your reach.

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The bike console is very dynamic and and offers plenty of great connectivity features.
Rugged build, vivid screen w/goal-tracking and app access, 20 resistance levels, built-in USB port/speaker. Easy to assemble and adjust, and not as heavy as other high-end models.
Easy-to-use workout computer
Has heart rate sensors for monitoring your heart rate and for using the heart rate programs
The seat cushion is comfortably padded and is designed for all different body types.
Compatible Bluetooth: allows you to connect with your smart devices.
Real-time pulse being presented with serviceable accuracy
It has a USB drive for storing data, which can be uploaded to the Schwinn Connect website.

What reviewers didn't like

Some buyers found the Schwinn 230 to be uncomfortably small for their height and body size.
Some owners wish that the seat weren't made of plastic.
Not meant for riders over six feet tall
It is not compatible with heart rate straps using instead hand pulse sensors that aren’t as accurate
Some have complained about the size and shape of the pedals in terms of fit and functionality.
The bottle holder is placed on the left side of your bike, so it seems a little bit inconvenient for someone who not very good at left hand.
running the Schwinn 230 on higher resistance settings, Compromises the sturdy build quality of the machine
The warranty isn’t very generous, although it’s not horrible if you get this bike on sale. Customers get two years of protection on mechanical parts and one year on electronics. The frame has a lifetime guarantee. Labor is free for the first 90 days.
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