This is a non-folding treadmill and at the time of writing the Yowza Smyrna is probably one of the the cheapest, quality non-folding treadmills available. It has a spacious 20" x 60" tread belt and is powered by a 3.0 HP, continuous duty, commercial grade motor.
The running surface has a "floating" deck system that rests on multi-durometer elastomer rings which forms the shock absorption system that helps to protect your ankles, knees, hips, and back by minimizing the impact to these areas.
This treadmill has a variety of workout programs that are split amongst the following functional groups including: Target programs; Pre-set programs; Speed Interval program; Weight Loss programs; and Heart Rate Control program.
The console incorporates a large red LED display and has a modern pleasing design. The console incorporates a workout cooling fan, cup holder, and hi-fi speakers that can be hooked up to an iPOD or any other MP3 player.
The product is covered by a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, 5 years on Parts and 2 years in-home service.
Here are the main features:
… drive motor
The treadmill is powered by a commercial grade
3.0 HP. quiet, continuous drive motor. The motor is fitted with a
heavy, precision balanced flywheel in order to ensure smooth
running of the tread belt.
... floating deck
This treadmill features a "floating" deck design
that rests on multi-durometer elastomer rings. This provides a soft
landing surface in front with a firm surface on which to push off from
at the rear.
… workout programs
This treadmill is equipped with the following categories of workout programs:
1. TARGET PROGRAMS: There are three in-built "target programs", which have Time, Speed and Distance targets that can be set to count up or down.
2. PRESET PROGRAMS:There are four in-built "Preset" programs each of which has 12 levels of intensity.
3. SPEED INTERVAL PROGRAMS: The in-built "Speed interval" program has 12 levels of intensity.
4. WEIGHT LOSS: The in-built "Weight loss" program is able to adjust both the speed and incline and offers 12 different intensity levels.
5. HEART RATE CONTROL PROGRAM: the built-in "Heart
rate control" program automatically reads heart rate via the Polar
transmitter and adjusts both speed and incline to maintain optimal
… heart rate monitor
This model comes with wireless heart rate monitoring. This is achieved using a "Polar" transmitter (supplied) which the user wears during training and sends the information back to a receiver in the treadmill to be displayed upon the console mounted display.
It's well known that heart-rate training makes your workout more effective. This is more popularly known as working out in your "target heart-rate zone". When you stay in this zone, you can get a more effective workout in less time.
As a result, you can burn fat and speed weight loss, improve your cardiovascular health and promote athletic performance.
… heart rate control
This model is also supplied with Wireless Heart Rate control. When the "Heart Rate Control" program is selected the treadmill automatically adjusts the intensity of the workout in accordance with the user's heart rate.
The "Polar" wireless heart rate transmitter feeds
back information about the user's pulse rate to the treadmill's
computer. The computer then makes adjustments to the intensity of the
workout by varying the speed or incline in sympathy with the user's
heart rate so that they are always in the optimum target fitness zone.
... iPOD / MP3 connection
Speakers built into the control console allow you to
listen to music while exercising. You simply connect your iPOD or MP3
Player to the system via an audio jack in order to enjoy your favorite
music through the console mounted hi-fi speakers.
... workout cooling fan
A workout cooling fan is incorporated into the
console and has three speeds of operation. The cooling fan
delivers a stream of cooling air to help you stay cool and fresh during
your workout and reach your goals faster.
... safety key
A magnetic safety key and lanyard is provided with the treadmill. In order for the treadmill to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the treadmill cannot be operated by unauthorized users such as small children.
The safety key has a lanyard with a small plastic clip attached to one end which can be clipped onto the users clothing. If the user were to accidentally trip or fall while on the treadmill the key is pulled away from the console causing the treadmill's walking belt to slow to a stop.
The Yowza Smyrna treadmill is backed by a lifetime
warranty on the frame and motor, plus 5 yrs on parts and 2 yrs in-home
… warranty details
5 years (Parts and Electronics)
2 years (In Home Labor)
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This machine came recommended to me by a personal trainer and I did my research online before buying.
Everyone seemed to agree about the quality of Yowza products so I gave it a shot. The Smyrna is among the very best treadmills I've used.
The running belt size is plenty big for a tall person and the warranty seems to be as good or better than most.
Awesome treadmill. This is better than the one at my gym which is a Cybex which is not as soft to run on as this Smyrna. Love it!
I recently struggled over the decision of which treadmill to purchase. After doing a lot of research I found the Smyrna had the most bang for the buck and with the warranties offered I took a chance.
It peforms like a champ! It is very sturdy and well built.
I will warn you, it is very heavy and took 2 men to carry it UPSTAIRS in my house. If you can afford the extra cost for the "white glove" delivery, I'd say it's worth it.
It is pretty easy to assemble. I put it together all by myself in around 45 mins. It would have been easier with 2 people, but 1 can do it. It just takes longer.
I am so happy I chose the Smyrna. It is a great product. And Yowza was extremely helpful in aswering my questions both before AND after my purchase.
I would definitely recommend it to a friend!
Treadmills are expensive machines. I hemmed and hawed for months, researching many different treadmills.
I kept coming back to the Smyrna because of it's specs and much cheaper cost. I am so glad I went with Yowza and my Smyrna. It's a gym-quality machine and it's built solid.
After about a years use my iPod dock broke, but one call to Yowza fixed that. After very few questions, Yowza sent me a new dock and my Smyrna is good as new.
I am one happy customer.
Oh where do I start. I ordered the Smyrna and had it shipped by inside room of choice since it was very heavy.
It took me about 30 minutes to assemble the machine with the help of a buddy. Instructions were easy enough to follow if your handy, but I recommend using your own tools instead of the one included.
I like the ipod feature and the sound is fairly good. I haven't tried the programs yet so I cant comment on that. I will try to write an update in a couple of months.