The Yowza Juno Running Treadmill – A Solid Choice

The Yowza Juno Running Treadmill is a non-folding design that targets a certain group of users – runners and heavier individuals who need an affordable, sturdy machine yet don’t need to store it away.

The Machine

The bright blue backlit LED display on the Yowza Juno Running Treadmill offers 15 programs including 3 Target (Time, Distance, Calories), Speed (each with 12 intensity levels), Weight Loss (12 levels), 5K run, and Heart Rate Control. The display also holds up to 9 memory profiles, which are used to store the age, weight, and fitness level of each user in the household.

The specs on the Yowza Juno treadmill include:

Yowza Juno Running Treadmill
  • 2.5 CHP Motor
  • 0.5 - 10 mph
  • 0% - 12% incline range
  • 20" x 55" running area
  • 15 Programs / 9 User Profiles
  • Polar™ Heart Rate Receiver
  • Contact Pulse Grips
  • MP3 plug, iPod compatible, speakers
  • Transport wheels
  • Water bottle holder
  • 300-lb. User Capacity
  • Unit Weight/Dimensions — 201 lbs; 71"L x 34"W x 55"H
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame & motor, 5 yrs parts & electronics, 2 yrs in-home labor

The Buzz

Yowza Juno Console

UPDATE:  The Yowza Juno series has been discontinued. You can take a look at all of the new non-folding models for sale to find a comparable new treadmill.

There are a ton of cool features to note about the $999 Yowza Juno Running Treadmill. They include a 1" triple-laminated phenolic wax deck (no maintenance and it’s reversible), a Floating Deck shock absorption system with 10 multi-durometer elastomer rings for advanced cushioning, multi-ply PVC running belt with a nylon-polyester Whisper Weave bottom, crowned rollers with sealed bearings, and a quiet commercial grade 2.5 HP continuous duty motor.

Customers and pros in treadmill reviews are pleased with the workmanship and programming on this model. It has a nice 20" x 55" running area (which is a perfect size for most users under 6’2”), a 15% incline, 300-lb user weight capacity, and so much more.

The parts and labor warranty, the exceptional mix of programming, and the overall rock steady feel of the Yowza Juno makes it a solid choice for home users.

What We Say

It’s impressive and rare indeed that you can find a non-folding 250-pound treadmill on the market for $999. Most of the treadmills that crowd this price point are folding models, the majority of which are designed more for walkers than runners.

Non-folding treadmills should be the choice of runners because they don’t shake and rumble during interval segments when you’re pounding on the belt at top speed. (If you have to have an affordable folder due to lack of space and the Yowza Juno won’t work for you, then go with the Livestrong LS9.9T or a Smooth 5.65 folding treadmill. All are best buys at this price point.)

If we were going to buy any Yowza model, we would beg, borrow, or steal the money to get the $1,499 Keewadin, one of the Best Treadmills of 2010, or at least the Smyrna ($1,399). But if $1000 is your absolute budget limit, then the Yowza Juno is a good choice and it should be among your final three or four picks. It’s a heavy-duty yet attractive treadmill created by the same designers who made the line of Smooth treadmills so outstanding. The Yowza Juno Running Treadmill ranks as a Good Buy.

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