Yowza Fitness Biscayne Treadmill Review
UPDATE: The Yowza Bsicayne has been discontinued for 2013. Check out the Yowza Fitness Smyrna if you are interested in a similar model.
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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|Model||Yowza Fitness Biscayne|
|Speed||0.5 - 11 mph|
|Incline||0 - 12%|
|Deck||20" x 60"|
|Belt||Patented Swing Arm w/ Progressive Shock Absorption
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Polar™ Heart Rate Receiver
|Dimensions||78" x 36" x 56"
Folded: 68" x 23"
Weight: 254 lbs
|Easy Fold Up|
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
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.
- 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
- Transportable but heavy at 250+ lbs.
- Not compatible with iFit Live
- No warranty coverage on deck
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.
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.
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.
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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