Yowza Sanibel or Yowza Pompano?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In the stride length category, the Yowza Sanibel beats the Yowza Pompano as it has a fixed 21” while the latter has 20”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the two are tied as they both have 16 settings. Having different resistance levels adds to the intensity of your workouts.
Max Ramp: The two are tied in this category as they both have built-in ramp features. However, they did not indicate the angle that it can go up to.
Built In Programs: It is another tie between the two models as they have 12 built-in programs each. It is not bad and although some have more, it can still get the job done.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the Yowza Sanibel beats the Yowza Pompano. It was a close fight, considering they had almost identical features, but the Sanibel wins with the additional wireless heart rate monitor strap which is considered to be more accurate than those metallic ones.
Parts Warranty: The two are tied in the parts warranty category as they both offer 5 years each which is within the average of most ellipticals today.
Labor Warranty: It is a tie between the two models in the labor warranty category as they both offer 2 years each. Take advantage of this as labor costs can get pretty expensive these days.
Machine Weight: When it comes to the machine weight, the Yowza Sanibel beats the Yowza Pompano as it weighs at 226 lbs while the latter at just 181 lbs. Remember that the heavier the machine, the sturdier it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of maximum user weight capacity, the two are tied. They both can accommodate users who weigh up to 400 lbs. However, to be safe, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the max user weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: Both machines offer 60 days of money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return the product if you are not happy with its performance.
Conclusion:At the time of the comparison review, there is a $200 price difference, with the Sanibel being the more expensive of the two. Although both are good choices, the Sanibel offers slightly better features such as a 1-inch advantage on stride length, a $40-value wireless chest strap and weighs 45 lbs more than the Pompano.
On the other hand, the Pompano is equipped with the newer Servo Motor Direct Drive resistance system and offers a 5-year free parts coverage and 2 years on labor. It has the same number of programs and resistance levels but it weighs slightly lighter at 181 lbs.
In the end, it depends on you whether you are willing to spend the extra $200 or not.