Yowza Fitness Delray Plus Treadmill
|Yowza Delray Plus|
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|300 lbs||3.0 CHP,|
Parts: 5 years
Labor: 2 years
Yowza Fitness offers several top-quality treadmills and ellipticals, all of them featuring quite an excellent price / quality ratio. The Yowza Delray Plus treadmill does not make an exception. It’s a home-use, mid range running machine, integrating a powerful motor for its capacity, with a construction made for running, not just walking or jogging as the Yowza Lido. Even though it’s not a machine with all the belts and whistles, it has quite an array of features and functions to offer. So, in this post we’ll try to offer as much detail as possible regarding each one of them.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 78L x 34W x 53H inches (198L x 86W x 135H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 60L x 20W inches (152.4L x 50.8W cm)
- Product weight: 211 lbs (96 kg)
- Max. weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Deck cushioning: Front suspension
- Motor: 3.0 CHP
- Speed levels: 0.5-11 MPH
- Incline: Automatic, 12 levels
- Console: 8 preset workouts, 7 user profiles
- Amenities: Sound system, USB charging port, 2x bottle holder, tablet holder
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 5 years / Electronics 5 years / Labor 2 years
Frame and deck
The Yowza Delray Plus treadmill features a steel frame, and a high-density fiber wood, laminated and phenolic wax impregnated deck. It’s also a pretty heavy machine, its weight considerably enhancing its overall stability and sturdiness. So, these being said, the machine can support with no problem, users up to 300 lbs (136 kg).
The deck doesn’t have a folding mechanism though, such as the LifeSpan TR4000i or Nautilus T616. But it does have transport wheels both at the front and at the rear, in case you must change its location. The rear of the metallic base rests on two small, rubberized feet. Evidently, since it’s a rather heavy machine, it’s best to assemble it on the place where it will be in use. Also, to avoid any damage to the floor, it’s best to place it on a mat.
It’s a rather large treadmill, taking 78″L x 34″W of floor space. This is necessary though, for its running surface. This Yowza treadmill features a 60″L x 20″W running surface, using a multi-layer PVC belt, with nylon-polyester weave bottom. It’s a heavy-duty belt, resistant to stretching and designed to last for many years of use. Also, due to its base layer, it features an excellent adherence to the rollers. Speaking of the rollers, this treadmill uses crowned, large rollers, integrating sealed ball bearings for prolonged life.
Considering the dimensions of the tread belt, which offers a 60″ x 20″ running surface, this machine can accommodate runners up to 6’6″ – 6’7″ (198-201 cm).
The running deck features a suspension system designed to absorb up to 25% of the shock resulted during a running workout. The impact force is absorbed equally, dispersing over the entire running surface, which results in a smooth running feel. Differently put, running on this treadmill feels much better and it’s safer than running on asphalt, concrete or even a running track.
Before providing any information regarding the incline of this Yowza treadmill, another related aspect requires mentioning. That is the machine’s step-up height. At 0% incline, the running surface stands above floor level at approx. 9″ (23 cm). Incline also elevates it by a few inches. Therefore, in order to determine the required ceiling height for you to be able to use the machine safely, it’s best to add at least 16″ (41 cm) to your own height.
The incline system is motorized. This means it is controlled exclusively from the console. There are 12 levels of incline available, offering a total elevation of approx 12%.
The Yowza Delray Plus running machine is equipped with a 3.0 CHP motor. Considering that it’s a continuous power rated motor, it can withstand prolonged workouts with no problem, without losing performance and without overheating. Even if the user is close to the maximum 300 lbs capacity, this motor is still capable to perform flawlessly, fulfilling its purpose.
The maximum speed made available by the motor of this treadmill is 11.2 MPH. Minimum speed is 0.5 MPH, but up from it, speed adjustments can be made in 0.1 MPH increments. This is actually quite a plus, as it gives you the possibility to find the right pace for your workout.
Evidently, since the machine integrates two motors, one that powers the belt, and the other for incline, it must be connected to a power circuit. It comes with a U.S standard plug, and requires a nominal 110V circuit. The power connector is placed on the front base, and there’s also an On-Off switch next to it.
Console and accessories
The Yowza Delray Plus features a rather small console in comparison to other models. However, it does feature a 7″ display, with blue LED backlight, with large digits, easy to read even in a darker room. The computer can track distance, time, calories burned, and pulse, also indicating the current speed level and incline. Distance can be tracked in miles or km, while speed in MPH or km/h.
There are 8 preset programs in the computer memory, and each one of them offers excellent customization possibilities. These include: Target Time, Target Distance, Target Calories, Target Incline / Interval, Speed Interval, Weight Loss, 5k, and Heart Rate Control. Data such as your weight, height, age and gender are necessary for each program to provide accurate calorie tracking, and recommend the most suitable workout goals.
The computer also features 7 user profile settings, which give you the possibility to create your own workouts and save them for re-use, so you won’t be prompted to setup your workout for each workout session. The profile feature is also great to have in case multiple persons use the machine, each one of them having their own, personal settings.
The console is not telemetry enabled. In other words is able to read pulse only via the sensors integrated in the front handlebar. Thus, in order to benefit from a pulse reading, you will have to hold onto the sensors as you run.
The console unit is fairly easy to use. It offers gradual and quick keys for both incline and speed. The gradual (Up/Down) keys adjust speed by 0.1 MPH, and the incline by 1%. The quick keys target the 3,6,9,12 incline levels, and the 3,6,9,11 speed settings. There also are Pause / Start keys for stopping and resuming your workout, great to have if you alternate treadmill workouts with other types of workouts.
In terms of amenities, the console integrates two bottle holders, one on each side, compartments which can also serve as holders for various other accessories. It integrates a tablet rack, and a media, USB port in which you can dock your tablet or phone for charging during use. A sound system, compatible with most MP3 players, tablets or smartphones is also integrated. The two speakers deliver a pretty crisp sound, considerably superior to the sound offered by phones’ or tablets’ speakers.
Assembly and Maintenance
This treadmill comes with quite a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for assembly, the tools for this part also being included. The assembly is not difficult, and should take no longer than one hour, one hour and a half tops. The deck and running belt, along with the motors are completely assembled, attached to the base metallic part of the frame. All you have to do is connect the upright bars of the machine, cables, handlebars, console and several plastic covers.
The machine’s deck comes pre-lubricated. Thus, it shouldn’t require any lubrication, at least for the first 400 hours of use. However, after this period of time, lubrication may be required. For that, silicon spray lubricant is recommended. Other than this, you basically have to keep the running belt clean, and free of any objects that may be dragged and caught in the rollers.
- Sturdy overall construction;
- Solid deck, made for running, being able to support users up to 300 lbs;
- Deck suspension integrated, absorbing up to 25% of the workout shock;;
- 3.0 CHP motor, for prolonged workouts;
- Automatic incline, 0% – 12%;
- 15 workouts: 8 preset, 7 custom user;
- USB port for charging your tablet or phone, and for workout data transfer;
- Media tray;
- Sound system;
- Pulse sensors;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Smooth and quiet operation;
- Little maintenance required;
- Consistent warranty plan.
- No fan;
- Heavy treadmill, rather difficult to transport once assembled;
- Console not telemetry enabled.
Even though it’s not a machine with the full range of features, the Yowza Delray Plus still is an excellent treadmill model, offering great value for the price. It features a decent construction, and integrates a powerful CHP duty motor, but since it can offer speeds only up to 11 MPH, it may not be the best choice for a professional runner. On the other hand, it’s an excellent choice for anyone who wants to run at least several miles per day, it’s great for losing weight, keeping a healthy cardiovascular shape, toning muscles, bolstering your stamina etc. It’s not exactly one of the cheapest models out there, but considering its range of features and excellent construction, it definitely stands up to its price.