Yowza Pompano EllipticalYowza Pompano Elliptical

Web Price: $1,799 | Sale Price: $1,199

The Pompano is the lowest priced Yowza elliptical with Cardio Core technology, but it is packed with features and capabilities. It’s a strong machine with 15% incline, pivoting pedals and a built in heart rate receiver.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 3.0 / 5.0

Capacity:
Resistance:
330 lbs
16
Stride Length:
FootPrint:
18″
71″ L x 22″ W x 60″ H

Expert Review

UPDATE: As of 2018 it seems that Yowza may be out of business. Check out our Best Ellipticals section for our expert’s top picks in all price ranges.

Most experts have reviewed the Yowza Pompano favorably, with the most notable features being the CardioCore technology, SureFit pivoting pedals, incline capability and wireless heart rate monitoring.

CardioCore is a unique feature only found on Yowza ellipticals, which allows for a counter rotational motion as you train. So instead of the traditional moving arms, you get a sideways motion, kind of like you are driving a car and turning the wheel left and right. It’s a great way to target your core while you work out.

The SureFit pedals are very comfortable, and they actually pivot while you work out to mimic a more natural stride. This makes it much easier on the joints, minimizing strain and impact. There is also advanced cushioning, which further helps reduce impact.

The Yowza Pompano also features up to 15% incline, which is better than most ellipticals offer. Working your way up in incline really amps up your workouts and allows you to target different muscle groups in the lower body.

Some of the other great features include reversible motion, servo motor magnetic resistance, water bottle holder, hi-def speakers with iPod dock for your music, an option Polar wireless chest strap for more accurate heart rate readings and a 3 speed adjustable fan.

Any negatives? There are a few. The Pompano comes with a fixed 18″ stride, which might be a little uncomfortable for taller users. As such the up-level Sanibel i35 is a much better choice, as it has an 18″ – 26″ adjustable stride, making it better for the whole family.

Also, although the console gives you all of the feedback you need, it is very basic. It would be nice to see an upgrade in this area. Even the top of the line Yowza Miami at almost $3000 has a basic LCD display.

All told though, the Pompano is solid elliptical trainer with a number of good features and built in technology. You get core training, incline, heart rate monitoring and 12 preset workout programs, including intervals, fat burning, heart rate control and random.

Conclusion

The Yowza Pompano can certainly give you a very good workout, and if you can get it on sale for around $1000 or so, it’s a pretty good buy. You get the cardio core rotational handles that you won’t find elsewhere, so if training your abs is something that appeals to you, this will help you do that.

You also get a nice array of built in workouts, 16 resistance levels and 15% incline. Still, the 18″ stride is not ideal, and if you are over 6′ tall or there will be multiple users, we would jump up to at least the Sanibel i35, one of their most popular models.