Yowza Captiva Elliptical Review

Yowza Captiva Elliptical Trainer

Yowza Captiva Elliptical Trainer

 

Yowza Fitness Captiva Elliptical Trainer

The Yowza Captiva elliptical is a different elliptical cross-trainer since it comes with a counter-rotational core motion unlike other ellipticals. Watch the video below to see it in motion

It is a good home fitness machine, as it comes with adjustable stride to make it suitable for users with different height and it can store up to 9 user memory profiles.

This elliptical stands out over other elliptical trainers because its ramp-less incline technology that allows for it to reach an incline of up to 50 percent!

The Captiva comes with an iPod dock and Hi Fidelity speakers to listen to your favorite music and stay motivated throughout workout session.

 

Top Features

 

Counter-Rotational Core Motion

Captiva targets the muscles of internal and external oblique’s, serrates anterior and rectus abdomens like no other elliptical machine, by supporting counter-rotational core motion

 

Adjustable Stride

The Yowza Captiva comes with on the fly electro-adjustable 18-28 inch stride to support different users heights.

 

High Incline Support

The Fitness Captiva has the ability to reach a 50 percent incline with its ramp-less incline technology.

 

Elliptical Machine Reviews “Best Buy” award

This elliptical trainer won the “Best Buy” award from Elliptical Machine Reviews.

 

Built in iPod Docking Station With Hi Fidelity Speakers

The Captiva comes with iPod docking station that has hi fidelity speakers which will make your workouts more exciting as you listen to the music that motivates you.

 

Good Warranty

It comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, a lifetime warranty on the braking system, a 5-year warranty on parts, a 5-year warranty on electronics, and a 2-year warranty on labor.

 

Yowza Captiva – Video Review by Yowza Fitness

 

Product Description

The Yowza Captiva Elliptical Trainer measures in at 66 x 33 x 66 inches regular and 66 x 33 x 81 inches fully extended at 234 pounds with a stride range of 18 – 28 inches.

The Captiva boasts inclines up to 50 percent and a perfect Bio-Mechanical motion created by their patented SURE technology.

The variable motion feature allows for users to change the stride length and is perfect for every member of the house because the machine doesn’t only support one type of user. The Yowza Captiva can save up to 9 user profiles that include sex, weight, and height for each user.

The 12 preset programs that the elliptical comes with allow for you to meet the fitness goals that you have set up for yourself. The console also comes with an iPod dock, hi fidelity speakers, water bottle holder, and a 3 speed adjustable fan.

 

The Word on the Street

The Yowza Captiva elliptical treadmill is a great treadmill for you and your family. With the 9 different user profiles that the machine can store, changing between users could not be easier. Throw-in the fact you can change the stride status and you will be able to work out in the up most comfort.

Some users experience minor squeaks during their workouts, but nothing major. Here is what some buyers had to say:

  • “I’ve had it for 3 months. Works well, very quiet, very smooth. I am glad I bought the Yowza Captiva (not the Sanibel). worth the extra $500 because of the stride adjuster and incline adjustment feature. having that is a must with this machine. the LCD is only adequate, not very fancy. That is my only complaint but it’s not enough to drop down from 5 stars. I paid $1999 for it. That was a big factor. My first choices were ellipticals that cost roughly $3800 which were out of my price range (Landice).” – L. Panesi
  • “I can honestly say this machine is prolonging my life. Even though I would have spent more since this is important to me I am relieved I didn’t have to. After a year and a month of frequent and sincere abuse from me, my Yowza Captiva is still solid as a rock.” – PurpleThumb
  • “Summary: I really love the workout I get with the Yowza Captiva and its challenging but smooth variable motion, nice integrated fan, and resistance levels that I will never outgrow. Ultimately, this is the most important factor for me, so I’m happy with the purchase. More and better info in the manual or on the website would have been greatly appreciated, but aren’t that big of a deal. Time will tell how well it holds up….” – MSVT

 

Captiva vs. Top 5 Performers in “Under $2,000” Category

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole E98Sole E95Sole E35Sole E55AFTER 9 FEB 2014
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole Fitness E98Sole Fitness E95Sole Fitness E35Sole E55
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 Performer
IMAGE”Sole”Sole”Sole”Sole
USD PRICE$1,979$1,699$1299$1499
PRICE-PERFORMANCE5 stars4.5 stars4 stars4 stars
EXPERT REVIEWExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review
VISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITE
GRADELight CommercialHomeHomeHome
UPPER BODY WORKYESYESYESYES
FLYWHEEL34 lbs34 lbs25 lbs27 lbs
RESISTANCE LEVELS20201620
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
INCLINEYES, motorized
0° - 30°
Power Incline
YES, motorized
0° - 30°
Power Incline
YES, motorized
0° - 30°
Power Incline
YES, motorized
0° - 40°
Power Incline
STRIDE LENGTH20"20" - 22"20" - 22"20"
PROGRAMS10101010
COOLING FANYESYESYESYES
FOLDINGNONONONO
MAX. USER WEIGHT400 lbs.400 lbs375 lbs375 lbs
HEART RATE CONTROLYES
Contact HR sensor + incl. heart rate chest strap
YES
Contact HR sensor + incl. heart rate chest strap
YES
Contact HR sensor + wireless
YES
Contact HR sensor + wireless
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONSAdjustable console with 9" commercial grade blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance and other parameters to control the progressCommercial-grade extra wide 9-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance and other parameters to control the progressLCD console with vibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display that tracks time, distance, calories, and resistance, and all the other parameters for comfortably control your workout
Vibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance, incline, pulse, and pace
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONSHeavy-duty, 38-millimeter steel frame can handle the wear and tear of multiple users, Power incline for additional resistance and variable positions. iPod and MP3 ready + speakers. Custom-designed foot pedals. Cushioned, adjustable pedalsPower incline for additional resistance and variable positions. iPod and MP3 ready + speakers. Custom-designed foot pedals. Cushioned, adjustable pedalsPower incline, iPod and MP3 ready, built-in speakers, Adjustable oversize foot pedals designed with a 2 degree inward, 2 User Profiles, Chest strap for heart rate monitoring, Water bottle holderPower incline for additional resistance and variable positions
iPod and MP3 ready + speakers
Custom-designed foot pedals
2 User Defined Programs
DIMENTIONS82 x 32 x 67 inches
(L x W x H)
83 x 32 x 58 inches (L x W x H)68 x 34 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
66 x 33 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
UNIT WEIGHT249 lbs.230 lbs200 lbs232 lbs
WARRANTYFrame: lifetime
Parts: 5 years
Labor: 2 years
Frame: lifetime
Parts: 5 years
Labor: 2 years
Lifetime: frame and brake
5 years on parts
2 years on labor
Frame and brake: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

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Best Fitness BFCT1 prosCons

  • A bit heavier than other
  • The controller might be confusing for some.

 

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosPros

Yowza Captiva Elliptical Trainer

  • Incline up to 50 percent
  • Very quiet
  • Solid and stable
  • Adjustable stride
  • Elliptical Machine Reviews “Best Buy” award
  • Good warranty

 

Summary

The Yowza Fitness Captiva elliptical trainer is a great machine for the price.

Captiva lets you adjust the stride on the fly and manage up to 9 user profiles. Making it suitable for both tall and short users, your family will enjoy working out with the Captiva and its simplicity of ease.

The most unique feature of Captiva is counter-rotational core motion that targets the muscles of internal and external oblique’s, serrates anterior and rectus abdomens like no other elliptical cross-trainer

During our testing we were positively surprised by Capativa performance although after a while we heard few squeaks that were gone after simple lubrication.

Overall Yowza Captiva is a good buy and it’s one of our top picks within its price range.

 

 

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