Yowza Osprey Treadmill Review
Yowza Fitness has been introduce Yowza Daytona, Yowza Sebring and Yowza Osprey treadmill for 2012 model with list of premium specifications. This Yowza Osprey is the one without the innovation technology, the Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) for a customize workout program to burn predetermined amount of calories based on your weight and BMI.
Among all the Yowza line-up for 2012, Yowza Osprey is the entry level folding treadmill with less powerful motor and limited running surface. With sales price only $1,099, Yowza Osprey comes with commercial grade 2.75 hp motor with heavy precision balanced flywheel, 20” x 52” multi-ply running surface, Yowza’s top-of-the-line cushioning technology and backed with the best warranties in the industry.
- Motor : 2.75 HP, Quiet, Continuous Duty Motor
- Belt : 20″ x 52″ multi-Ply Commercial Treadbelt
- Speed : 0.5 – 11 MPH QuickSpeed
- Incline : 0 – 12% Quick Incline
- Folding : Yes
- Display : Large Easy to Read LED display
- User Weight Capacity : 300lbs
- Warranty : Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5-Year Parts & electronic, 2- Year Labor
MSRP : $1,675
- Sale Price : $999
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Motor – More Than Enough Handle Joggers And Walkers.
Yowza Osprey treadmill offers a powerful commercial grade 2.75 hp continuous-duty motor with a cool-running heavy precision-balanced flywheel for consistent performance. A continuous duty motor is a standard type (and preferred) motor on treadmills and it designed for continuously running rather than stop and go.
The 2.75 hp motor might not very suitable for heavy-duty runners, but it more than enough handle joggers and walkers. The quality of Yowza’ motor is spin-balanced and quiet. Backed with lifetime motor warranty proves that Yowza is very confident on the quality and durability for Sebring’s motor.
Frame – Solid, Rigid and Stable
As a treadmill, the Yowza Osprey is built to last, and will offer years of use (lifetime warranty on the frame). Since it’s powder-coated, the paint is scratch and chip-resistant. Add on, Yowza Osprey treadmill is a solid, rigid and stable machine with weigh in 154 lbs, which is a necessary weigh in order to make you stable while running on the treadmill.
Yowza Ospey Treadmill is a folding treadmill that allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area. The folding mechanism incorporates a gas shock strut to assist in the folding and unfolding of the deck.
Running Surface – Too Short For Runners
The length of Yowza Osprey is only 20” x 52” long. For me, this lengthy is a bit too short for runners and taller users. However, the quality of the treadbelt is not too bad. Yowza Osprey’s treadbelt is a multi-layer belt with Whisper Weave bottom which also helps to cut down on noise. Since the treadbelt is triple-ply, it’s built to last and won’t wear out anytime soon.
Yowza Osprey is using Progressive Shock Absorption Deck with multi-durometer elastomer rings providing a soft landing surface in front with a firm surface to push off from in the rear. The cushioning technology took a huge leap forward with “suspension” style cushioning which is essentially the treadmill deck being suspended so that with each foot strike, there’s some give softening the impact. And this technology is similar with suspension system found on gym quality treadmills and provides smooth, shake-free running while protecting your ankles, knees, hips, and back by minimizing the impact to these areas.
Deck – Reversible With Less Maintenance
One of the premium specifications from Yowza treadmill is the construction of the deck itself. The deck is a solid hardwood reversible deck covered by triple-laminated phenolic resin coating featuring with Yowza’s Floating Deck shock absorption technology for superior comfort.
Yowza Osprey features a “Floating Deck” design that that sits on multi-durometer elastomer rings. There are rubber grommets in every 5”. Here you can get progressively softer at the front of the deck as your foot lands but with a firmer push-off towards the back of the deck. This design will help to reduce impact for your knees, ankles and back.
Workout Programs & Heart Rate Monitor – Impressive Variaty
Yowza Osprey Treadmill comes with an impressive variety of workouts up to offers 16 pre-set programs including Speed intervals, Weight Loss, 5K Learn program, 3 Targets (Time, Speed, and Distance), fitness test, and more.
For heart-rate program, Yowza Osprey automatically adjust the speed and incline in response to the heart rate rating received from the Polar wireless chest transmitter to keep you in the proper training zone.
Console – Ergonomically Thoughtful Design
The Osprey treadmill’s console is wide, smart and stylish. In deep, it is a very thoughtfully wide console designed which attaching featuring quick start, single touch resistance, speed and incline control; cup holders, hi-fidelity speakers, and MP3 Jack, also grip pulse and wireless heart rate receiver. The large blue backlit LCD display will tracks all of the usual workout parameters and has a modern pleasing design in keeping with the clean lines of the rest of the treadmill.
Extra Accessory – To Keep You Continue Your Workout
There is an iPod dock so you can easily insert your ipod device and hook it directly into the built-in speakers for music broadcasting. So far, for all the Yowza treadmill tested, the speakers sound great and provide a degree of clarity. I didn’t hear any background static and the sound was very good. Expected, this Yowza Osprey will inherit the good sound system quality as others Yowza treadmill.
The twin Workout Cooling fans incorporated into the console which delivers a stream of cooling air to help you stay cool and fresh during your workout and reach your goals faster.
Warranty – Risk Free with 60 Days Money Back Guarantee
Something that marks Yowza Fitness products is their no-question-ask warranty coverage. This best-in-class warranty with lifetime warranty on the Frame and Motor, plus 5 yrs on Parts and 2 yrs In-Home labor is really impressed. I do really give a thumb up for Yowza Fitness at this customer service.
Added, it is a risk free purchase as Yowza offers a 60 day money back guarantee. Yowza is removing all risk and putting their best foot forward in what may turn out to be the best treadmill of 2012.
Price – Direct-to-Customer Distribution Model with Huge Save
Sold with regular price $1,675 which is too high, when on sale, you can actually get Yowza Osprey as low as $999. This is really decent buy if you looking for quality construction and materials and accept the shorter running surface.
Yowza have no retail stores anywhere and there are strictly online business, which allows them sold directly without third party suppliers. With this excellent market strategy, Yowza is able to translate into a huge savings of up to 60% off compare with traditional retail store.
Yowza is offering free shipping for their treadmill. The assembly is easy but make sure you have strong help as whole unit is 250 pounds in its box. Canadians please note that Yowza is one of a few treadmill merchants that have extremely reasonable shipping rates to Canada.
Wrap-up – Good Buy For Walkers Who Looking For Commercial Grade Build Treadmill
Yowza Osprey is one of Yowza’s new generation treadmill loaded with many of the usual premium Yowza treadmill features for 2012 but without the new IWM technology. This IWM may very suitable for those care for calories burn, but it will be a waste if you’re not using this. For those who facing limited budget but looking for premium gym-like commercial grade treadmill, Yowza Osprey is the one you’re looking for. The above mentioned features might be not terrible impressive, but more than enough adequate for joggers and walkers. The quality is there and meets most of the expectation. For runners, you may need to check on Yowza Daytona treadmill which comes with more powerful motor and spacious running surface.
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