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Yowza Pompano Review

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Consumer Warning: It appears that Yowza Fitness may no longer be in business. After repeated attempts to get ahold of them as well as reported customer issues, we can no longer recommend their products. 

The Yowza Pompano features the company’s patented ‘Ramp-Less’ incline and Cardio Core upper body technology.

The trainer is also resourceful with wireless heart rate monitoring and LCD display.

Additionally, have some fun and listen to tunes while exercising thanks to the iPod dock and built-in speakers.

Learn more about the Yowza Pompano, rated 85.6, below…


Model Yowza Pompano

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

16 Levels
Resistance Type

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

Servo Motor Direct Drive
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).

18 inches

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


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


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


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

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.

Pulse Grips &
Wireless Chest Strap

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

Backlit Blue
Max. Weight

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

330 lbs

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

71" x 22" x 66"
Weight: 181 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.


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.


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).


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

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

Rating: 77%

Our Rating

Rating: 1/100. Yowza’s patented counter-rotational Core motion targets the muscles of internal and external obliques, rectus abdominus and serratus anterior. The trainer shares resemblance to the Yowza Cativa.


  • CardioCore motion delivers unique workout experience
  • Vary your exercise routine with ‘Ramp-Less’ incline
  • Music friendly (iPod dock, built-in speakers)
  • Sure-Fit pivoting pedals add new challenge to workout
  • 3 speed cooling fan keeps you motivated
  • Very good warranty coverage (5 years on parts and electronics)


  • Does not fold (not the most compact elliptical)
  • Not much different from other Yowza models
  • 12 workout programs adequate, but not sensational


If it ain’t broken don’t fix it.

Yowza has a reputation for offering a number of the same specs, across the board, on all their models in any given category of fitness equipment.

Such is the case with the Yowza Pompano, which is very similar to other ellipticals produced by a manufacture behind the notorious ‘Ramp-Less’ incline and Cardio Core technology.

Workout Programs

The Yowza Pompano offers nine user memory profiles which store the weight, height and sex for each user.

Twelve preset programs are available including popular workouts like: Target Time, Interval, Target Calories, Endurance and Fat Burning Program.

The heart rate control (HRC) workout controls resistance to keep users in a specified heart rate range. The HRC program is supported by a wireless heart rate monitor included with purchase.

Finally, get a new exercise experience with Yowza’s patented Cardio Core upper body technology. The design enables a varied workout different from most standard ellipticals which only feature limited upper body movement.

Yowza Pompano Features

The Yowza Pompano sports Servo Motor Direct Drive resistance with 18 inch roller-less elliptical motion that is reversible.

Sure-Fit self-pivoting pedals adds variation to your workout experience.

Listen to tunes on the Yowza Pompano courtesy of the built-in iPod dock and hi fidelity speakers.

“Ramp Less” incline is another trademark of Yowza ellipticals, also available on the Yowza Pompano.

The 16 levels of resistance on the trainer is adequate, and the frame supports just about any body size with max user weight of 350 lbs.

Monitor data and access workout programs via the bright blue backlit LCD display.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Yowza Pompano warranty and guarantee includes:

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


Backed by a quality warranty and guarantee, the Yowza Pompano is designed to last and provide a variety of exercise options to every member of the household.

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