PROS / The Intelligent Weight Management software on this treadmill helps you reach your weight loss goals.
CONS / This is not a folding treadmill, so it's difficult to store out of the way.
VERDICT / With its Intelligent Weight Management software, the Yowza Fitness Daytona is an excellent treadmill for weight control.
Yowza Fitness offers an innovative approach to the treadmill with the Daytona. This treadmill comes with unique Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) software and a bevy of useful features. It doesn't come with many extras, but it does have solid warranty and support options that rival the best treadmills.
The Yowza Fitness Daytona has a 3.5-horsepower motor, which lets you run at speeds up to 11 mph and on inclines up to 12 percent. There is no decline function on this treadmill, though, so you can't get the workout sensation of running downhill. The 20 x 60-inch running surface is an average size for treadmills, and it can support users weighing up to 350 pounds.
This treadmill has 15 workout programs and allows up to nine individual user IDs, so all members of your family can set their own preferences as they run. The user IDs also work in tandem with the IWM software to track weight using the included wireless electronic scale, a feature that is unique in our treadmill reviews.
Speed and incline are easy to change with this incline treadmill, but it's not as precise as it is with our top-rated treadmills. The heart rate functions of this treadmill are particularly useful. If you use the included wireless chest strap or the sensors on each handlebar to monitor your heart rate, the treadmill automatically adapts to help you maintain your target heart rate. This treadmill has a shock-absorbent deck and Whisper Weave belt to give you a low-impact and quiet run, making your workout more comfortable.
The audio system is iPod-compatible and allows you to play music effortlessly with the built-in speakers. This Yowza Fitness treadmill also comes with a convenient cooling fan that helps you stay comfortable as you work out. However, there are no other extras on this running treadmill, such as customizable cushioning, a touchscreen interface or interactive video workouts. You can't fold it up for storage either, so it takes up a lot of space. The Daytona weighs 246 pounds and measures 83 x 35 x 59 inches.
The warranty helps to make this motorized treadmill an exceptional value. The frame and drive system are covered with a lifetime warranty. The electronics, belt, deck and rollers all carry five-year protection, and in-home labor is covered for two years.
Yowza Fitness has a full range of support options for your convenience. You can contact technical support via email, telephone or live chat. If you prefer to troubleshoot problems yourself, the FAQs section and PDF product manual are excellent resources. There are also instructional videos among the support options.
The Yowza Fitness Daytona is a great treadmill for weight loss. With multiple user IDs and friendly features, it gives you and your family plenty of ways to stay fit. However, it lacks the extra features and folding ability of the best treadmills.