Yowza Navarre Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The Navarre is a solid machine for a reasonable price.
The only drawback to buying a Yowza product is the fact that Yowza is a very small company in an extrememly competitive market. With deciling prices this year it is hard to see how Yowza will be able to stay in business much longer.
The Yowza Navarre is nice elliptical. At $1,199, there are a lot of reason to like this machine. The biggest concern with buying this, or any model made by Yowza, is that we aren't sure if they will be around for much longer. This makes the validity of their warranties questionable.
Ergonomically speaking, this model isn't bad, but you can find several models selling for less than $1,000 that offer a more natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is awful. The stride length is fixed at 20". The incline is also fixed at 15%. This offers you no ability to fit this machine to your personal body type. Only a few of the ellipticals that we reviewed offer less options for adjustments.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is decent. You can find a few models that cost less than $1,000 that have a similar life expectancy. The quality of parts is also nice, but they aren't particularly impressive in this price range.
The noise levels of this machine are about average. Most ellipticals make the same amount of noise regardless of price. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you can find models in this price range that do a better job in this area, but we don't expect the average user to be bothered by the amount of noise this one makes.
The warranty on the Yowza Navarre is good. In-home labor is covered for 2 years, parts and electronics are covered for 5 years, and the frame and braking system are covered for life. This is a good amount of coverage considering the relative affordability of this elliptical. Just keep in mind that they have to still be in business for a warranty to be honored.