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Yowza Fitness Daytona Treadmill Review

Yowza Daytona Treadmill Review

New from Yawza is a different take on weight loss and training.  The Yowza Daytona Treadmill is designed for runners and athletes in mind.  What you have is a stunningly designed treadmill that feels as good as it looks.  Despite its price of less than $2000 it feels like it should be worth more, and would not look out of place in a professional gym.

It’s running credentials come from a quality 3.0CHP motor, a long 60″ running track along with a great display and 12% incline.  We will look into each of these features in depth.

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Motor

At its heart is a powerful 3.0CHP motor.  Not all treadmill motors are created equal, and while 3.0 CHP may not be the most powerful at this price it is probably the best made.  The Sole S77 packs a 4.0 CHP motor, but the Yowza seems to have a lot of power in reserve.

This motor is capable of pushing the Daytona to 11mph. This is more than enough to keep your heart pounding, especially if you engage the electrically controlled 12% incline at the same time.

IWM – Intelligent Workout Managementdaytona-with-IWM

Exclusive to Yowza is the Intelligent Workout Management (IWM) system.  As you can see from the image the Daytona comes with a free set of bluetooth digital scales.  These are designed to link with the treadmill, and can share your progress towards weight and BMI targets.  All these data are then stored on the Yawza IWM app that can integrate with your iPad or iPhone.

This system is simple to use:

  • Hit the IWM button on the console
  • Step on the scales to measure your weight and BMI
  • Get back on the treadmill, and your workout will automatically adjust to build a program designed to meet your required calorie goals!

This is the first time I have seen this system on any fitness equipment, and really sets Yowza apart from the other machines.

Treadmill Deck

No matter how big you are, there should be room on the Daytonas deck.  Measuring 60″ by 20″ there is no risk of running off the front, or rolling off the back.  Even if you have the biggest stride you will feel like you have plenty of room here.

To keep things quiet Yowza have come up with their Swing Arm Shock absorbent system.  To see how this sounds there is a clip of an older model using the same system in the video section.  It really does keep the noise down!

 

Yowza Daytona ConsoleConsole

A neat console is presented to the user.  Its been really well thought out with the main controls easy to access and understand.  If you are the sort that just wants to get on with it, then you can hit the quick start button.  When rolling just set the incline at your prefered level and run.  On the other hand, if you like the machine to set you up with a warm up/cool down and a good workout in the middle then you are in for a treat.

The built in programs can test you in a multitude of different ways, 5km training, 10km training, endurance, Interval or heart rate traning programs are all availible:

  1. Three target programs: Time, Speed and Distance which can be set to count up or down
  2. Three preset programs with 12 levels of intensity each
  3. Intelligent Workout Management (IWM) generated program- an automatic program based on your latest parameters
  4. Speed interval training offering  12 levels of intensity
  5. Weight loss program
  6. 5K runningor walking “LEARN” program. This program will see how you perform and adapt for later runs, do you prefer to start slow and build up?  The Learn program will notice this and adapt to your style.
  7. Heart Rate Control Program, works with a chest strap to ensure the treadmill is running at a level to get your heart right in the middle of the training zone.
  8. Fitness Test
  9. In addition there are three slots for you to set your own workout program.  Tailored to your needs.

Finally, you will find a couple of easy to reach cup holders, Two variable speed fans and even some good quality speakers.  The speakers can be powered from an iPhone etc mounted on the front of the console.

Assembly

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Ok, so a little home assembly is required.  Its helpful if you have two pairs of hands for this!  If you decide to do it yourself rather than pay the extra $200 (or so) for someone else to do it for you, then you will find the job is fairly straight forward.  To the left is an image of the first assembly step:

The parts are packed in the order you need them, and easily labeled.  It might take a couple of hours, so you might want to plan a weekend.  All the tools are included, so no searching at the back of the tool drawer for a long lost spanner.

 

Full Specs and Comparison with other Yowza Treadmills

Full Specs and Comparison with other Yowza Treadmills

ModelLidoOspreySebringSmyrnaDaytona
RSP MSRP: $1099.00MSRP: $1199.00MSRP: $1699.00MSRP: $1699.00MSRP: $2299.00
Target PriceSale: $899.00Sale: $999.00Sale: $1399.00Sale: $1499.00Sale: $1999.00
Speed Range0.5 - 8.8 mph (0.8 - 14 kph)0.5-11 mph (0.8-18 kph)0.5 - 11 mph (0.8 - 18 kph)0.5 - 11 mph (0.8 - 18 kph)0-11 mph
Incline Level"Two Levels/Manual Adjustment0 - 12%0 - 12%0 - 12%0 - 12%
Motor2.5 HP, Quiet, Continuous Duty2.75 HP, Continuous Duty Motor3 HP, Quiet, Continuous Duty3 HP, Quiet, Continuous Duty3 HP, Quiet, Continuous Duty
Deck1" Triple - laminated phenolic wax-impregnated1" Triple - laminated phenolic wax-impregnated1" Triple - laminated phenolic wax-impregnated1" Triple - laminated phenolic wax-impregnated1" Triple - laminated phenolic wax-impregnated
Deck Shock AbsorptionPatented Swing Arm with Progressive shock absorption deckPatented Swing Arm with Progressive shock absorption deckPatented Swing Arm with Progressive shock absorption deckPatented Swing Arm with Progressive shock absorption deckPatented Swing Arm with Progressive shock absorpant deck
HandrailsStable ergonomic handrails with rubber gripsStable ergonomic handrails with rubber gripsStable ergonomic handrails with rubber gripsStable ergonomic handrails with rubber gripsStable ergonomic handrails with rubber grips
Running Belt17" x 51"20" x 52"20" x 55" 20" x 60"20" x 60"
Transport WheelsTTTTT
Maximum User Weight250350350300350
Unit Dimensions63"x32"x52"69"x33"x55"73"x33"x55"79"L x 34"W x 54"H83"L x 35"W x 58"H
Unit Weight182154185254269
Shipping Dimensions70"x34"x13"72"Lx36"Wx14"H76"Lx36"Wx14"H80"L x 14"H x 36"W84"L x 16"H x 38"W
Shipping Weight207178207288287
Fold up DimensionsHeight: 63"; Length: 14"Height: 70"; Length: 20"Height: 70"; Length: 20"Non-FoldingNon-Folding
Water Bottle HolderNoneYes - 2Yes - 2Yes - 2Yes - 2
Other FeaturesPulse Grip Handles, Easy compact fold for ultra space efficiencyIPod dock, Hi Fidelity speakers, heart-rate receiver, Intelligent Workout Management (IWM) with digital wireless scaleIPod dock, Hi Fidelity speakers, Polar™ heart-rate receiver iPod Dock, iPod compatible, Hi Fidelity speakers, Intelligent Workout Management (IWM) with Digital Wireless digital scale
Power SupplyPlug In (AC 110V)Plug In (AC 110V)Plug In (AC 110V)Plug In (AC 110V)Plug In (AC 110V)
WarrantyLifetime Warranty on Frame and Motor, 3 years on all other parts including electronics and one year in home laborLifetime on frame & motor, 5 years on parts & electronics, 2 years in home laborLifetime on frame & motor, 5 years on parts & electronics, 2 years in home laborLifetime on frame & motor, 5 years on parts & electronics, 2 years in home laborLifetime on frame & motor, 5 years on parts & electronics, 2 years in home labor

Any Questions?

If you want to have a look through the manual, click here.  You can see its written in good clear english, and will make self assembly very straight forward.

Have a question of your own?  Let me know in the comments below or email me at James@optimum-fitness.net

Warrenty

No worries on this front.  Yowza offer a good standard warranty that is a leader in the industry.

  • With a lifetime guarantee on the motor and frame,
  • 5 years on parts,
  • 2 years of in-home labor.

If you wish you can also upgrade this with a service plan.   Also if you buy from Yowza direct then they will also give a 60 day money-back period and guarantee your price for upto 90 days from purchase.

What do other reviews say about the Yowza Daytona Treadmill

This is the only treadmill I have seen that has picked up exclusively 5 star or 100% reviews.

“It has been a fantastic purchase. It is as solid as a gym machine”

Yowza don’t make low cost entry level models, every machine they make cuts no corners to get the price to an artificial level.  Users are again and again surprised how far this machine exceeds their expectations.  In every case it either feels better, or is quieter than people are used to.

Where should you by the Yowza Daytona.

Yowza are a strictly online retailer, they don’t go through shops.  This may be why they are able to offer so much machine for less than $2000.  To save a little leg work we would recommend going to Amazon, or Yowza Direct. Both have a similar price but in our experience Amazon provide slightly better service.

Review Summary on the Yowza Daytona Treadmill:

This has to be one of the buys of the year.  With its innovative scales and IWM system the competitors are left way behind.  The build quality is fantastic, with good tactile surfaces and durable materials.  We would recommend this to anyone, experienced to amateurs that want a machine that feels good and will last.

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