Yowza Smyrna Treadmill Review

The Yowza Smyrna Treadmill featuring floating deck suspension and a variety of spped. weight loss and heart rate control programs.

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 performance.

… 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.

… warranty details

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 labor.


  • Non-Folding Design
  • Commercial Grade Motor
  • Powder-Coated Steel Frame
  • Floating Deck Shock Absorption
  • Target Programs
  • Pre-set Programs
  • Speed Interval Programs
  • Weight Loss Program
  • Heart Rate Control Program
  • Fitness Test
  • User Data Memory Slots
  • Large Easy Read LED Display
  • Triple Phenolic Laminated Deck
  • Whisper Weave Tread Belt
  • Ergonomic Handrails
  • 3 Speed Workout Fan
  • Hi-Fi Speakers
  • iPOD Dock
  • Water Bottle Holders
  • Transport Wheels


  • Motor: 3.0 HP Continuous Duty
  • Speed: 0.5 – 11 MPH
  • Incline: 0 – 12 deg.
  • Belt size: 20″ x 60″
  • User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Folding: NO
  • Dimensions: 79″L X 34″W X 54″H
  • Warranty: Lifetime (Frame and Motor)

                         5 years (Parts and Electronics)

                         2 years (In Home Labor)

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