Pro Ellitpical Rater logo and heading Author Simon GouldAbout the author
Simon Gould has been involved in
the exercise and fitness equipment
industry for over 12 years.
Home

Yowza Fitness
Smooth Fitness
Livestrong Fitness
Sole Fitness
Lifecore Fitness
Xterra Fitness

Yowza Largo Elliptical Review

(DISCONTINUED PRODUCT) The Yowza Largo is the most reasonably priced of the Yowza Fitness ellipticals. It still has everything you need to help achieve a good level of fitness whether you're a beginner or experienced elliptical user.

What you'll appreciate is the sleek and compact footprint which means it can be fitted in to a small space if needed and you'll still get a good workout. It's rear drive like the other Yowza ellipticals which means you'll get a smooth and comfortable ride.

Console4 stars
Programs4 stars
Features4 stars
Max User Weight3 stars
Warranty3 stars
Value5 stars
Overall76%

Product no longer available

Yowza Largo Elliptical
Yowza Largo Elliptical
Console4 stars
The console is of Yowza's usual high standards and for their entry level machine (if you can call it that, it's quite advanced). This one even has an ipod docking station and high fidelity speakers. There is also a Polar heart rate receiver for those who may have a chest strap and like seeing their heart rate on the console as they ride.

As you can see by the picture on the right it's backlit blue and has resting handlebars either side if you want a period or all of your workout working only your legs or when you need to adjust something on the console. They've thought of everything here. I thought it deserved 4 stars as their very high end machine has a console with slightly more features.

Programs4 stars
When you've been working out on an elliptical by yourself adjusting the levels and features yourself you can get a good workout as to your exact specifications but sometimes you want a different challenge. This is where the 12 preset programs come in handy. They have many more variations of each that will keep you occupied so you can maximize your fitness levels.

I like the distance program. This is where the distance can count down or up and you have to complete the distance in as fast a time as you can. This is a good thing as you can measure your current level of fitness. Try it one day and record how long it takes you then try it again 4 to 6 weeks after regular workouts. You will find you can achieve the distance in a lot less time than it took you before because your health and fitness has improved.

Other programs like the random program have 50 variations. All of these are excellent at keeping you motivated in your workouts. They can be used as a end of week challenge or as the only workouts you do. As long as you're giving your body that regular exercise with sensible rest days you'll see results with the Yowza Largo. It's a simple but effective elliptical and it's range of programs show that.

Features4 stars
The Yowza Largo has a rear drive that means you draw the power as you ride to the reverse of the elliptical instead of in front of you. This is how it's done on commercial ellipticals, this is because it's more efficient and gives you a better ride. There are no rollers so it has less parts to go wrong and will last longer than many other home ellipticals you see today.

The stride length is 18" and this can be ridden forward or back. If you wish to exercise a different part of the leg and you can stride in reverse. This is fantastic to give you more tone and definition in the entire leg instead of striding just one way. The handlebars of course workout your upper body. Then are hand pulse grips and switches so you can make adjustments to the resistance as you ride.

The frame is a robotically welded steel which is powder coated. This means the frame is something you can rely on. It's of a very durable construction and the way it is made backs that up. This is why you have a lifetime warranty on the frame. All Yowza ellipticals are made this way and this is why they can be so confident about their products and you can too.

Max user weight3 stars
The maximum user weight is 331 lbs or 150 kg. This will be enough for nearly everyone in the family. This is only 3 stars because you can get slightly better but for an entry level elliptical this is just about all you really need. Three stars reflects the weight in comparison to every other home elliptical available at any price.

Warranty3 stars
The warranty for the Largo is lifetime for the frame and braking system, 3 years parts, and 1 year in home labor. This is what you can expect for this price level. So for this price it's good but a high end elliptical will give you more and that is why this gets 3 stars. The main components you need will last and have a lifetime warranty like the frame and braking system.

Value5 stars
At the time of writing this Largo is $999.00. I've given this 5 stars and this was the most toughest to grade, after all if you look at the other marks then surely the value should be counted in a similar way. I think though for less than a thousand bucks you're getting a lot for your money. You're getting many features you simply don't normally see at this price level. It merited the highest mark I could give it.

Overall 76%
So the overall figure is just 76%. This is calculated using the marks above and turning the average into a percentage. Therefore if you're going for value on your elliptical then this is highly recommended (only one other elliptical gets 5 stars for value). If you need one with a high maximum user weight and an impressive console then you can get better.

Depending on what you need for an elliptical will allow these marks to guide you. I thought this elliptical was impressive but you can do better even in the other Yowza Fitness elliptical stable. If you only have a thousand dollars then the Largo is recommended. For a home elliptical today though I recommend you spend more. You can get a much longer warranty for both labor and parts and the console, programs and features can all be improved.

Product no longer available

Facebook comments

Console
Console


Video

Rear view
Rear view

Front view
Front view

Side view
Side view

Yowza Fitness logo


This site uses affiliate links which means that the owners maybe compensated if you purchase the product.
You won't pay any more for the product by using one of these links. The reviews are in no way affected by this.
It's just a way of funding the site itself.

About | Contact | Terms & conditions | Disclosure | Privacy policy
Copyright © 2012 Sot Media. All rights reserved