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Yowza Islamorada Review

Quick Summary

The Yowza Islamorada is paving new roads instead of wandering down old, beaten paths.

The Islamorada delivers two new features: SuperCore and Intelligent Weight Management. The features round out a nice line of specs which also includes adjustable stride length (19 to 30 inches) and incline (0 to 60 percent).

Yowza continues to design and innovate at an impressive pace for a fitness equipment manufacture.

Read our full Yowza Islamorada review below…

Specifications

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Model Yowza Islamorada
Rating

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92.9%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,999
Best Price

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$2,499
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

75 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

EMS Braking System
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

19" - 30"
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Sure-Fit™
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

0-60%
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

Standard
Programs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

21
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

9 Users
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Wireless Chest Belt
& Pulse Grips
Display

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Backlit LCD
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

450 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

69" x 33" x 66"
Weight: 259 lbs
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Braking System: Lifetime
Parts: 7 Years
Electronics: 7 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Rating: 92.9%

Our Rating

Rating: 92.9/100. Premium, state-of-the-art elliptical features new upper body workout motion and personal workout assistant with digital weight scale. Adjustable stride length and incline allows you to cater the elliptical exactly to your body size and workout needs.

Pros:

  • Adjustable stride length (19 to 30 inches)
  • SuperCore upper body for intense ab workout
  • IWM is ultimate digital workout assistant
  • Wide incline range (0 to 60 percent)
  • Music ready (iPod docking station and speakers)
  • Very good warranty package (including 7 years on parts and electronics)

Cons:

  • Does not fold (not the most compact elliptical)
  • Undisclosed number of resistance levels
  • Not in everyone’s price range

Introduction

Yowza Fitness is traditionally one of the innovators in the fitness world often taking the lead rather than following what other exercise equipment manufactures are doing.

Fitting, then, that the Yowza Islamorada features not one but two new features from Yowza Fitness entering 2013: SuperCore upper body workout technology and Intelligent Weight Management (IWM).

Workout Programs

The Yowza Islamorda features 21 pre-defined workout programs including nine user member profiles.

User member profiles store weight, height and sex for each user; a nice feature for a crowded household with multiple elliptical users.

Workout programs include: Target Time, Target Distance, Target Calories and Core Interval Resistance.

Like other new models, the Yowza Islamorada features Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) software. Including a wireless weight scale, the digital assistant trainer designs workouts specific to your weight and exercise goals.

The program is a really innovative feature that is, as of right now exclusive to Yowza Fitness, and will serve as a benchmark for other fitness manufactures in the near future.

Yowza Islamorada Features

The Yowza Islamorada is highlighted by the SuperCore patented motion handlebars.

The unique handlebars are egg-shaped with rotating grips for a extremely efficient ab workout. Those familiar with Yowza’s CardioCore technology will find that SuperCore is a slightly enhanced version.

Finally starting to become more frequent in elliptical designs, the Yowza Islamorada provides adjustable resistance from 19 inches to 30 inches. The 30 inch stride length, in particular, is one of the longest we have ever seen on an elliptical and definitely a bonus for taller or longer limb users.

In addition to the adjustable stride length, users may tailor the incline from 0 to 60 percent.

Monitor heart rate with a built-in receiver and feel stable on the elliptical with Yowza’s SureFit pedal design.

The Yowza Islamorada is music ready with compatibility to mp3 devices, including iPod players. The docking station also charges your mp3 device, giving it even more value.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Yowza Islamorada elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Braking System: Lifetime
– Parts: 7 Years
– Electronics: 7 Years
– Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Conclusion

There are several new products, yet the Yowza Islamorada just might be the best one we’ve seen yet. Thanks to popular new features (IWM, SuperCore) and plenty of customization (adjustable stride length, pre-set programs) the Islamorda is one scorching hot product.