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Yowza Fitness Biscayne Review


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Yowza Fitness Biscayne Treadmill

The Yowza Biscayne treadmill is highly unique in that it features common properties of a general, non-folding treadmill (3.0 CHP motor, 20″ x 60″ deck, 350lbs. weigh capacity) yet folds and is quite the space saver.

So, if you would prefer to spend a little extra for higher-end specs without sacrificing a lot of room, the Biscayne is a good choice.

In addition to all of the above, the Biscayne treadmill also features built-in Hi-Fi speakers with an iPod dock as well as LED display.

Learn more in our full Yowza Fitness Biscayne treadmill review below…

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Specifications

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Model Yowza Fitness Biscayne
Rating

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82.6%
List Price

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Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 11 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 12%
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

3.0 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 60"
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

Patented Swing Arm w/ Progressive Shock Absorption
(Triple-Laminated 1")
Folding?

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

Programs

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

Pre-Defined: 13
User-Defined: 2
Max. Weight

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

350 lbs
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.

Pulse Grips & Polar™ Heart Rate Receiver
(2 Programs)
Dimensions

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

78" x 36" x 56"
Folded: 68" x 23"
Weight: 254 lbs
Rollers: 2.75"
Display

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

Large LED
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

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

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

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 a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Rating: 82.6%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 82.6/100. Folding treadmill helps reduce space treadmill takes up when not in operation. Otherwise comparable to other Yowza treadmills (without IWM technology) and offered with a very good warranty package.

Pros:
– Industry standard 3.0 CHP motor
– Large 20″ x 60″ running surface
– Music friendly w/ iPod dock
– Large LED display with exercise statistics
– Very good warranty package
– Patented Swimg Arm technology with shock absorption

Cons
:
– Transportable but heavy at 250+ lbs.
– Not compatible with iFit Live
– No warranty coverage on deck

Introduction

Yowza is quick to take advantage of the Biscayne’s rare combination of durability and condensed features. Once the Biscayne is folded the treadmill only takes up a mere 23.8″ and is fully transportable with built-in wheels.

It’s unusual to find a treadmill that folds into such a small space yet still includes a very generous running surface (20″ x 60″) and will support users up to 350 lbs.

The only real criticism is that since the treadmill is so large not everyone can easily move the 250+ lbs. machine around regardless of its transport wheels.

Workout Programs

The Yowza Biscayne offers 15 different workout programs including a few custom slots.

If you are familiar with most treadmills than you will see a similar selection of weight loss, countdown, interval, 5K and other standard exercises.

The Yowza Biscayne also features pulse grips for heart rate monitoring as well as a couple heart rate pre-defined workout programs.

The trainer is not compatible with iFit Live, which is not a huge deal since Yowza has put enough programs on the treadmill to cover the basics.

Treadmill Features

The Yowza provides a commercial-grade 3.0 CHP motor and 20″ x 60″ running surface, sufficient for most users.

Yowza’s patent floating deck provides a soft landing surface in front with a firm surface in the back to push off with. The Biscayne’s progressive shock absorption helps put less stress on vital bones and joints.

The ergonomically designed console on the Yowza Biscayne incldues quick controls, single touch resistance, speed and incline control and a 3-speed workout fan.

Listen to your tunes with mp3 compatibility and enjoy crisp sound on Hi-Fidelity built-in speakers.

The triple phenolic laminated deck on the Yowza Biscayne is reversible and requires no regular maintenance. The crowned rollers with sealed bearings provide superior belt tracking.

Stay abreast with workout statistics and information that is displayed nicely on large LED display.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Yowza Biscayne treadmill warranty and guaranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Call (877) 969-9240 (option #2) to report your service issue, check on the status of a parts order and/or receive other general information.

Conclusion

In hindsight, the Yowza Biscayne is really hard to dislike. It has all the necessary specs, a few extra luxuries as well as the ability to fold and store compact if space is an issue. Do not get completely fooled by thinking it’s the most compact treadmill on the market (it’s not), but Yowza has found an innovative way to fold a treadmill like we’ve never seen before.

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