Yowza Largo EllipticalYowza Largo Elliptical

Web Price: $1,999 | Sale Price: $1,099

The Largo is the elliptical put out by Yowza with the lowest price tag. While Yowza generally makes sturdy equipment, I would look elsewhere when buying an elliptical in this price range.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 2.5 / 5.0

Capacity:
Resistance:
331 lbs
N/A
Stride Length:
FootPrint:
18″
51″ L x 24″ W x 67″ H

Expert Reviews

“The Yowza Largo is a forgettable elliptical from a very small company. With the competitiveness of the elliptical marketplace we would be very concerned about buying an elliptical from a company like yowza, no matter how good or bad their machines are perceived to be.” – Treadmill Doctor

“Pros: Rear drive, Sure Fit pedals. Cons: 18″ stride” – Elliptical Machine Reviews.net

“Since the Yowza Largo is an “entry-level” elliptical, the trainer does lack a few standard specs including a built-in cooling fan which is fairly common these days.” – FitRated.com

“The Yowza Largo only weighs 121 lbs. but has a maximum user weight capacity of 331lbs. We’re seeing more than 100-lb difference here and we feel that the machine might not be able to operate efficiently with that much load… If you weigh 331 lbs then your safety and comfort as a user might also be compromised.” -Treadmills411

User Reviews

Users have problems with a few things when it comes to the Yowza Largo. The first three reviews here can be found on the Yowza site and the last one is from Amazon.

“I am a broad shouldered man and the arms hit my shoulders if I am holding the stationary handles. If you are a big person stay away from this machine. The machine runs ok but I have to do some altering to fit me.” -Ray Lutz

“We’ve had our elliptical for about a month and enjoy the smooth operation, however the squeaking and creaking will drive you out of your mind. Don’t worry about using the docking station, you’re going to need to put ear buds in to be able to stand this thing.” -Wade Gibbs

“After a few problems at first which were corrected by a company technician, I have been using the largo almost every day for a month. The machine is well built, ultra quiet, easy on your knees and ankles. If you weigh more than 175 lbs go to the next model.” -Fernando Benitez

“…The problem is the loud creaking/squeaking sound that I get when using it. It seems to come from the spot where the fixed-in-place handles on the shaft of the machine are welded to the shaft. I took the thing halfway apart to try and figure out where it was coming from. I must say it’s quite annoying. I weigh 265, and it is supposed to be rated to over 330 lbs. Maybe if you were a lighter person, this would not occur.” – DaveNDenton, Amazon Customer

Conclusion

The way I see it, there are a few problems with the Yowza Largo Elliptical. Even though the specs boast that the machine can support a 331 lb user weight, experts and users agree that this number is definitely exaggerated. If you are a larger user, you may run into problems with the machine creaking, the moving handlebars hitting your shoulders if you are not holding on to them during your workout, and the fixed stride length of 18”. While it may be an acceptable choice for a small user, it’s definitely not a machine that can be used by everyone. Even though this is Yowza’a cheapest elliptical, I don’t even think it’s worth their asking price.