The Yowza Smyrna Running Treadmill is a non-folding model with a heavy-duty frame designed specifically for runners.
It comes with all the programming tools you need for cardio, endurance, or weight loss workouts.
Let's take a look at what our expert's review uncovered...
The blue backlit LED display console on the Yowza Smyrna Running Treadmill offers one-touch controls for speed, incline, and resistance.
The 15 scientifically designed programs include 3 Target (Time, Distance, Calories), Speed (each with 12 intensity levels), Weight Loss (12 levels), 5K run Learn program, fitness test, and Heart Rate Control. There are 9 user memory slots to record the age, weight, and fitness level of each user in the household.
The specs on the Yowza Smyrna include:
UPDATE: The Yowza Smyrna is no longer being sold, and in fact the company seems to be out of business.
As such we advise that you look elsewhere, as there are plenty of great treadmill choices in the $1000-$2000 price range.
There may be some older models that are still being sold on sites like Amazon, but please beware that if you buy one of these treadmills and something goes wrong, or you need a replacement part, you may be out of luck.
Go with a company that is well established and not going under any time soon, like NordicTrack, Sole or Horizon in this price category.
The Yowza Smyrna Running Treadmill is very easy to assemble taking about 30 to 60 minutes to set up. The only real issue then is inside delivery.
We would suggest you skip the $199 White Glove Delivery but definitely splurge $60 bucks for having this 229-pound workhorse brought inside your home; otherwise, delivery is to the curb only.
The Yowza Smyrna comes with a 3-speed adjustable fan, an iPod dock with speakers, 16 outstanding programs, up to 11 mph speed, 15% incline, a 300-lb user capacity, and contact HR grips on the handles.
Under the shroud and treadmill deck, you get a cool-running 3.0 continuous horsepower motor, crowned rollers with sealed bearings, a quiet Whisper Weave running belt, a reversible and no maintenance 1" triple-laminated phenolic wax deck, and Yowza’s patented Floating Deck shock absorption system.
Reviews by pros and home users of the Yowza Smyrna rate it as one of the best mid-priced running treadmills they have ever stepped on. Many have even compared its quality and rock-steady performance to commercial gym units costing thousands more.
Not only have home users been pleased by the quiet operation, attractive design, and performance, they are also impressed by the enthusiastic assistance of Yowza customer service. It sounds like one of the better buying experiences for treadmill shoppers….
For $1,399, the Yowza Smyrna rates a Good Buy. It’s not often that a new model on the market garners so many recommendations by personal trainers over established models made by Smooth, Spirit, NordicTrack, and the rest.
That’s because the Yowza Smyrna Running Treadmill is designed by the same inventor, Leao Wang, who launched the great Smooth Fitness line of treadmills and ellipticals.
Wang’s reputation sells this model as much if not more than all of the stellar reviews.
Editor's Note: The company is not in business, so look at one of our other top picks instead.
UPDATE: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Treadmill Sales are on!
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