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Yowza Fitness Smyrna Review


Intro

Yowza Fitness Smyrna Treadmill

The Yowza Smyrna is very comparable to its cousins the Yowza Keewadin and Biscayne with the major exception being the Smyrna does not fold.

Produced with the same quality and attention as the other treadmills at Yowza, you can save a couple hundred bucks if you don’t care about saving space.

The Smyrna treadmill is very durable and stable thanks to a patented Transformer frame that is backed by Yowza’s lifetime guarantee.

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


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Specifications

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Model Yowza Fitness Smyrna
Rating

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88.8%
List Price

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

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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: 15
User-Defined: 9
Max. Weight

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

300 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 & Wireless Chest Strap
(1 Program)
Dimensions

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

79" x 34" x 54"
Weight: 254 lbs
Display

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

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: 88.8%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 88.8/100. Non-folding treadmill produced by Yowza Fitness, very similar to other models produced by the manufacture. Transformer frame is designed to support all household members and included 9 custom slots to back it up.

Pros:
– Quiet operating 3.0 CHP motor
– Large 20″ x 60″ running surface
– Music friendly (iPod, speakers)
– 15 workout programs and 9 custom slots
– Pulse grips and wireless chest strap for heart rate
– Patent swing arm w/ progressive shock absorption

Cons:
– Does not fold, bulky and heavy
– No warranty coverage on deck
– A couple customer complaints about difficult assembly and poor customer service

Introduction

The Smyrna is just the latest of many great treadmills to come from Yowza.

The company has always produced outstanding treadmills and is on the cutting edge of the latest technology.

As a result, it’s hard not to like a treadmill that offers a 3.0 CHP motor, 20″ x 60″ running surface, music compatibility and loads of other outstanding features.

The biggest question is do you care if the treadmill folds or not?

Workout Programs

Yowza continues its trend in 2012 with 15 workout programs on the Yowza Smyrna with five primary preset categories — Target Programs, Preset Programs, Speed Interval Programs, Weight Loss and specialized Heart Rate Control Program.

The variations in the different programs are fairly diverse and reach a wide range of experience levels.

You will need the Polar transmitter for the Heart Rate Control Program with an alternate option of using the built-in pulse grips for heart rate readouts.

The Yowza Fitness Smyrna is not compatible with iFit Live, but the pre-defined workout variety on the treadmill will do just fine.

Treadmill Features

The Yowza Smyrna works with iPod players and the sound is good on the built-in hi-Fidelity speakers.

In addition to the music compatibility, everything is screened nicely on a blue-backlit LED display.

Users can quickly shift between speed, incline and resistance thanks to one-touch controls.

The Yowza Smyrna powers just about any user on a 300 lbs. max user weight scratch resistance frame with 3.0 CHP motor and 20″ x 60″ running surface. The triple phenolic laminated deck is reversible and requires no regular maintenance.

Put less stress on vital bones and joints thanks to a Progressive Shock Absorption Deck with patent Swing Arm technology.

Lastly, stay cool with a three-speed workout fan and put your water bottle on a built-in holder.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Yowza Fitness Smyrna treadmill warranty and guarantee 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

Like a lot of the major brands, Yowza assigns most of the same features across the board on every treadmill. Consequently, the Yowza Smyrna is not much different from other models we’ve seen from Yowza in the past couple of years aside from being non-folding.