Yowza Naples Elite EllipticalYowza Naples Elite Elliptical

Web Price: $3,699 | Sale Price: $2,699

The Naples Elite is their top of the line seated machine, giving you an elliptical workout without having to support your body weight. Plenty of entertainment features and a solid warranty.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.0 / 5.0

Capacity:
Resistance:
400 lbs
16
Stride Length:
FootPrint:
17.7″
66″ L X 28″ W X 59″ H

Overview: The Naples Elite from Yowza is a highly advanced elliptical trainer with exciting, innovative technology. It is the top-of-the-line machine in the seated CardioCore EVO series and comes with a larger suite of features and longer warranty than its predecessors – the Naples and Naples Plus.

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Here’s what the Naples Elite has in store for you.

Power Adjustable Seat

The key feature in this machine is the fact that you can actually sit down while you work out. The machine is power adjustable with three different seat positions. At your optimal seat height, you can work the muscle groups in your upper body and lower body evenly. If you want to focus more on your upper body, you can lower the seat. If you want to focus more on your lower body, you can raise the seat. The seat also has memory slots to save your preferred height settings.

CardioCore Rotating Handlebars

The rotating handlebars make it possible for you to target the core muscle groups in your body effectively, something you don’t find on most ellipticals, seated or otherwise.

ErgoFit Self Pivoting Pedals

The foot pedals allow you to move your feet naturally by flexing back and forth with each step. They are also cushioned with gel inserts to protect your feet.

Intelligent Weight Management Scale

The intelligent digital weight scale (included for free) makes it easier for you to maintain your ideal body weight. Based on your age, height, and weight, the IWM scale calculates your BMI and tells you what your ideal weight is. It also creates customized workout sessions to help you achieve your ideal weight.

MyLiveLight App

The app makes the process of tracking your fitness progress incredibly easy. You can keep track of your calorie intake, calories burned, weight, and fitness activity to reach your goals faster. The app also works in tandem with the IWM digital scale to create personalized workouts for you.

FitSound Music Streaming

The machine has a FitSound Bluetooth console that allows you to connect your mobile phone or tablet wirelessly and listen to your favorite music while working out.

Yowza Naples Elite Test Drive

The ergonomically designed seat is one of the highlights of the machine. The comfort of being able to sit while working out is something you have to experience to believe. You can lower or raise the seat to focus on your upper or lower body or set it at your preferred height for a balanced full body workout.

You can also save your preferred seat height. Once you do, you can simply press the button and the seat will automatically set itself at the right position. This is a huge time-saver as you do not have to fumble with the button to adjust the seat height every time you want to work out.

The rotating handlebars allow you to work your core muscle groups, particularly your abs. This is similar to the regular CardioCore models like the Yowza Miami elliptical, except here you are sitting while you are using them.

The back and forth flexing motion of the foot pedals makes it possible for you to move your feet naturally. This is a big advantage and not many elliptical trainers offer this feature. The pedals are also fully cushioned, so you do not feel sore or numb even after a strenuous workout.

The combination of Intelligent Weight Management scale and MyLiveLight app works seamlessly together. Using the scale, you can calculate your ideal weight based on your BMI and set your target. Before every work out, you can weigh yourself and get a personalized workout that will help you reach and maintain the ideal weight.

Using the app, you can track your fitness progress constantly. You can sync it with your mobile phone or tablet for easier tracking. The best part is that MyLiveLight is absolutely free.

The machine comes absolutely loaded with accessories – FitSound Bluetooth console, MP3 music port, USB charging port, cooling fan, water bottle holder, and transport wheels.

A few negatives to point out…Like the Naples and the Naples Plus, the Naples Elite also has a fixed stride length of 17.7”. It might be a tad uncomfortable for you, especially if you are used to working out on machines with adjustable stride or are very tall.

Also, as you’ll note in many of our Yowza elliptical reviews, the console is pretty basic, especially for an elite cross-trainer. At this price range, you expect a fully web enabled touchscreen console.

Final Thoughts

We were surprised to find that the Naples Elite elliptical truly lives up to its name. It has everything a high-end cross-trainer needs to have – sturdy build, noise-free operation, user-friendly design, and a large set of impressive features.

It is costlier than the Naples and the Naples Plus, but the increase in price tag is justified by the addition of three new features – MyLiveLight app, Intelligent Weight Management scale, and FitSound Bluetooth console. Plus, it also comes with longer warranty – lifetime on frame, seven years on parts and electronics, and two years on labor.

The best thing about the Naples Elite is that it is embedded with advanced technology, but none of the features is gimmicky or flashy. Each feature is designed to improve your workout experience greatly and help you make the most out of every minute you spend on the machine. It is without question one of the best elliptical trainers you can get for the price tag.