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Yowza Fitness Treadmill Reviews

Yowza Fitness treadmills have been designed to fit a variety of specifications. From the shorter 51″ belt of the Lido, through to the full 63″ belt of the Boca, there’s a model to suit a broad range of fitness goals and budgets.

Their treadmills are currently grouped into two collections: Non-Folding-Swing Arm, and Folding-Transformer. But the technology and features vary greatly between machines, which is why we put together this guide to help you decide on the best option for your own home gym.

As well as covering all the basics like the size of the running area, incline settings, and workout programs, we’ll also be highlighting which of Yowza’s unique technologies are included on each model.

This includes the workout performance tracking offered by the myLiveLight app integration on the Daytona Plus, whether the console is Mediaport or Airport (we’ll explain both in detail), and which machines include their Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) system.

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  • You can view our complete selection of Yowza Fitness reviews and guides here.
  • Not sure whether to buy an elliptical or treadmill? We also have a complete guide to Yowza Fitness ellipticals, which you can find here.

Non-Folding-Swing Arm

The key feature of treadmills in this series is the Swing-Arm Suspension system, which reduces the impact on your joints when walking, jogging, and running.

It’s also Yowza’s largest treadmill collection, with seven models available. Each is designed to offer a different combination of features to cater for different budgets. As a general guide, the entry level Delray model is usually available for around $899, while the top-of-the-line Daytona Plus is closer to $2199.

Weight capacity, motor power, and the size of the running area scale as you would expect, but are often ahead of the curve when compared to other home treadmills.

For example, the top-of-the-line TR5000i from LifeSpan has the same 15 levels of incline and 20″ x 60″ running area as the Daytona Plus, yet has a list price that’s $600 higher.

It also includes a weight management system similar to IWM, and actually falls behind in terms of belt speed (11 mph) and motor power (3 HP AC).

You can find more comparisons like these, along with a detailed guide to each treadmill’s workout programs, entertainment features, and warranty coverage in the reviews below.

Yowza Fitness Daytona

Yowza Fitness Daytona

Review rating: 4.5 star review rating
The Daytona offers many of the same features as the upgraded ‘Plus’ model, including the size of the running area and maximum belt speed, but without the connectivity to myLiveLight.

The motor power has been upgraded since the earlier Delray models, increasing to 3.5 HP, which resulting in the same belt speed and incline settings but with a 50 lb increase in weight capacity.

Because the Daytona is fitted with Yowza’s Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) system, this means you can step onto the wireless weight scale (included) before your workout, then have a personalized workout designed to help you burn the optimal number of calories for the duration of your workout.

Workout duration, intensity, and calories burned are all calculated using the console, and when your workout begins, the incline and speed will adjust automatically until you reach your target number of calories burned.

  • Workout programs: 15
  • Tread Belt: 20″ x 60″
  • Cushioning: Patented Swing Arm with Progressive shock absorpant deck
  • Incline: 12 levels
  • Decline: No
  • Speed: 11 mph
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • MyLiveLight: No
  • Motor: 3.5HP DC motor
  • Intelligent Weight Management: Yes

You can find out more about the technologies Yowza included on their Daytona treadmill in our in-depth review. This is where we take a look at everything from the workout programs through to the warranty coverage to help you decide if this is the best choice of treadmill for your own home gym.

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Folding Transformer

If you’re looking to make the best use of limited space, it’s important to find fitness equipment that has a compact footprint.

For exercise bikes this isn’t usually an issue, but if you’re looking at buying a larger piece of cardio equipment, such as a treadmill or elliptical, it can be much more difficult.

Companies like Precor specialize in non-folding designs, and although Yowza Fitness does have a non-folding collection (Swing-Arm treadmills above), they also have a number of treadmills in their Transformer collection that can be folded.

However, it’s not always enough that equipment can be folded. In our recent reviews of NordicTrack’s SpaceSaver ellipticals, we found that although they had one of the smallest footprints in the industry, you had to have two people and be able to lift 100 lbs to fold and store the machine in the required position.

Yowza have chosen a different approach, with a switch that can assist you with folding the treadmill to its storage position.

Their folding transformer treadmills also offer a similar system to NordicTrack’s SNAP assembly, where the Osprey and Sebring models require very few instructions to get setup, and the Lido treadmill arrives fully assembled.

As Yowza’s most affordable collection of treadmills, you won’t find the same entertainment features as you would on their non-folding swing arm designs. You can still benefit from their Intelligent Weight Management system, but there are no models offering connectivity to the myLiveLight fitness app.

Yowza Fitness Sebring

Yowza Fitness Sebring

Review rating: 3.5 star review rating
The Sebring represents the top treadmill in Yowza’s Folding-Transformer collection, with a number of useful upgrades since the entry level Lido model.

As with the Osprey treadmill, the warranty has been increased to 5 years on the parts and electronics, with 2 years of in-home labor and lifetime coverage on the frame and motor.

This is one of the best warranties we’ve seen on any treadmill, and is the same as several bestselling models from Sole Fitness, including the F85, which usually retails for around $600 more than the Sebring.

The only downside is that the running area is 5-inches shorter than on the Delray Plus, putting it at the same size as on their Delray treadmill. This is the entry level model in their non-folding swing-arm collection, which usually retails for $400 less than the Sebring.

The Sebring does have a slightly more powerful motor than the Delray, yet still supports the same range of incline levels, 11mph maximum belt speed, and 300 lb weight capacity, so you really have to weigh up the importance of having the folding frame.

  • Workout programs: 16
  • Tread Belt: 20″ x 55″
  • Cushioning:
  • Incline: 12 levels
  • Decline: No
  • Speed: 11 mph
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • MyLiveLight: No
  • Motor: 3.0 HP Continuous Duty Motor
  • Intelligent Weight Management: Yes

So how does their top-of-the-line treadmill compare to their swing-arm treadmills in terms of workout programs and entertainment options? You can find the answer in our in-depth review, or click the link below to check the latest price.

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Yowza Fitness Osprey

Yowza Fitness Osprey

Review rating: 4 star review rating
Although the Osprey is a clear upgrade over the entry level Lido treadmill, the running area remains considerably smaller than on their non-folding models.

However, you do still get the same range of incline levels and top belt speed of 11 mph, with a 300 lb weight capacity that equals that of the higher priced Delray Grande and Delray Elite models.

The Osprey also offers a surprisingly high level of workout variation for a treadmill at this price range, with 16 total programs, including a heart rate recovery fitness test and interval training.

There’s also several goal setting options, which use the same targets as the treadmills in NordicTrack’s Elite collection, for workout duration, number of calories burned, and distance.

It’s not just the design features that have been upgraded since the Lido model. You’re also getting an extended level of warranty on the parts and electronics, which are now covered for 5 years (up from 2 years), and an extra year on the in-home labor.

  • Workout programs: 16
  • Tread Belt: 20″ x 52″
  • Cushioning: 8 point spring encased dampening system
  • Incline: 12 levels
  • Decline: No
  • Speed: 11 mph
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • MyLiveLight: No
  • Motor: 2.75 HP Continuous Duty Motor
  • Intelligent Weight Management: No

You can find out more about the workout programs, assembly process, entertainment options, and how the Osprey compares to other Yowza Fitness treadmills in our full review. Alternatively you can use the link below to check the latest price on Amazon.

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Yowza Fitness Lido

Yowza Fitness Lido

Review rating: 3.5 star review rating
Together with the Delray, the Lido represents Yowza’s most affordable treadmill, and is still supplied with their Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) system and weight scale.

You’re also getting all of the same target oriented workout programs as on their higher priced models, allowing you to set goals for workout duration, distance, and number of calories burned.

In terms of design features, the folding frame means you’re still getting the same space saving benefits as on the later Osprey and Sebring treadmills, but because of the lower price the rest of the features are a little more limited.

The maximum belt speed is 9mph, which isn’t too far off the 12 mph of the Delray Elite model, but does mean that taller users might not be able to build up to their full running stride. This is also due to the running area being the smallest of all Yowza Fitness treadmills, measuring just 17″ x 51″.

When you combine this with the 2.5 HP motor and 250 lb weight capacity, the Lido certainly feels like it’s more geared towards walking and jogging than it is running or interval training.

  • Workout programs: 8
  • Tread Belt: 17″ x 51″
  • Cushioning: High Density Absorption Deck
  • Incline: 2 levels (manual)
  • Decline: No
  • Speed: 9 mph
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • MyLiveLight: No
  • Motor: 2.5 HP Continuous Duty Motor
  • Intelligent Weight Management: Yes

But are these the best features you can expect from a home treadmill at this price range, or are there other designs that represent better value for money?

This is something we take a closer look at in our full review, which also provides you with more information on the warranty, workout programs, assembly process, and entertainment features.

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