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Yowza Fitness Lido Review

Quick Summary

The Yowza Fitness Lido resembles the Yowza Sebring, another new line that features the company’s patented Intelligent Weight Management (IWM).

Intelligent Weight Management is a virtual personal assistant that seeks to maximize workout results based on your own unique body type and individual weight loss goals.

Learn more by reading our full Yowza Fitness Lido review below…

Specifications

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Model Yowza Fitness Lido
Rating

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66.2%
List Price

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

$1,199
Best Price

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$799
Speed

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

0.5 - 8.8 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).

2 Levels
Manual Adjustment
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.

2.5 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).

17" x 51"
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.

Multi-layer PVC
Nylon-Polyester Whisper Weave bottom
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.

Undisclosed
Max. Weight

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

250 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
Dimensions

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

63" x 32" x 52"
Weight: 182 lbs
Display

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

Backlit Blue 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: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

Rating: 66.2%

Our Rating

Rating: 66.2/100. Folding treadmill designed to offer workout experience 100 percent catered to your individual needs thanks to IWM workout technology. IWM provides free digital scale which connects to your console and produces a new daily routine.

Pros:

  • Shipped 100 percent assembled (takes 5 minutes)
  • Wireless scale included with purchase of trainer
  • Space saver with easy to fold technology
  • Guaranteed fully customizable workout experience
  • Produced by extremely reputable company
  • Intelligent Weight Management changing the way you exercise

Cons:

  • Very few extra features once you take away IWM
  • IWM is relatively new and thus effectiveness not truly known
  • A couple customer complaints about difficult assembly and poor customer service

Introduction

The Yowza Lido, along with the Sebring and Daytona, is one of the new fourth quarter releases of 2012 from Yowza Fitness.

These treadmills have the potential to not only be high sellers during New Year Resolution season, but also into the foreseeable future thanks to the amazing new technology known as Intelligent Weight Management (IWM).

IWM is the first program since iFit Live, and quite possibly the only true one to present a workout routine 100% catered to you and your individual needs.

It’s an intriguing feature that will certainly be the focal point of Yowza Fitness heading into 2013.

Workout Programs

The Yowza Lido clearly separates itself from other treadmills on the market thanks to Intelligent Weight Management (IWM).

Designed by Yowza and exclusive to the brand, IWM provides a plan and solution. The digital scale provides a quick weight reading, similar to getting heart rate readouts courtesy of the wireless chest strap, which then goes to the treadmill’s console.

After carefully studying your latest reading (in regards to previous readings) IWM produces a personalized exercise program to accommodate your physical needs and help burn extra calories.

In the past few years, treadmills (as well as other forms of fitness equipment) have attempted to create a more personalized workout routine with programs like iFit Live. And while iFit is generally well received, critics argue that iFit is too generic and don’t support controversial celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels as being the “face” of the product.

If you agree with that statement and/or have even tried iFit Live with little to no satisfaction, Intelligent Weight Management might be for you.

Ultimately, in a day and age where technology is so much a part of our daily lifestyle, treadmills should not be behind the gap of technological innovation. The Yowza Fitness Lido is attempting to change that with IWM.

Treadmill Features

The Yowza Fitness Lido is clearly all about Intelligent Weight Management and, while a good thing, the treadmill perhaps didn’t spend enough time focusing or selling other features on the treadmill.

IWM could completely reinvent the fitness industry, though we won’t know for sure until customers of products like the Sebring and Lido speak out. In the meantime we would like to be optimistic and say it is a very innovative feature.

Looking past IWM, the Yowza Lido is shipped 100 percent assembled and ready to use in five minutes. It is obviously a huge relief for consumers of other treadmills that have spent hours putting their piece of exercise equipment together.

The Yowza Lido also folds and features space saving folding technology. It does free up extra storage when not in use but please note the Lido is not the most compact unit available.

Details are still fairly limited on what else the treadmill is able to do. It is not compatible with mp3 players and features very few other extras popular in this price range.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Yowza Fitness Smyrna treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

Conclusion

The Yowza Fitness Lido is designed to provide the technology (IWM) to get the most out of your workout, every time. It’s a fun concept, though we won’t know for sure until satisfied customers get behind its results.