Reviewed by TreadmillReviews.com
The Schwinn 840 is a little lighter than the Schwinn 860. It’s got a 2.5 HP Motor, 10 Max MPH and 10% Incline. It’s actually not as powerful as we would expect from the $1600 range. The cushioning system for this model is alright. Schwinn uses a Softrak™ suspension deck to help minimize impact on your joints, but it could stand to be a little stronger. One of the better features of the 840 is that it comes with 20 workout programs. The tread belt is cut short and is only 20″ wide x 55″ long. This seems a bit short considering what you’re paying for this model. The warranty is not so bad, but you need to be careful with the wording as it covers the motor for 10 years, frame for 5 years, electronics for 1 year, parts for 6 months, and “wear” parts for 90 days. Now 90 days is not very long and there is no real way to tell what they consider a “wear” part. It may be best to skip on this model and look to ProForm for a better quality treadmill. ProForm has competitive warranties that do not get into the nitty gritty like Schwinn does.