Yowza Largo Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The Yowza Largo just can't compare to what you can get from NordicTrack and Proform.
NordicTrack and Proform decimate the Yowza Largo at the price point. Yowza just can't compete and frankly it shouldn't try. Unfortunatly they are still trying.
The Yowza Largo is an affordable elliptical, selling for $899. This price range ensures you are going to have to accept some shortcoming on your machine. That said, you don't have to settle for what you get with this model. There are much better options in this price range. The only thing about this elliptical that seems to warranty the $899 price tag is the warranty.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is very disappointing. There are several models that sell for the same price that offer a much more natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is even worse. The stride length is fixed at 18". You're out of luck if that doesn't work with your body type. The incline is also fixed at 15%. You're not going to find an elliptical that offers less options for adjustments.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't very good. You can spend $100 less and find ellipticals that have a longer life expectancy. If you're willing to enter the $999 price point, you'll see a major increase in durability. The quality of parts used is also not impressive at this price.
The noise levels of this machine are slightly above average. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise, but those that sell for less than $1,000 are typically a bit louder. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you can find plenty of models that are better in this area selling for only $100 more.
The warranty on the Yowza Largo is good. In-home labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. When the most impressive part of an elliptical is the fairly average warranty, that's not a good sign.