Yowza Navarre or Yowza Bonita?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: The first round goes to the Yowza Navarre with its fixed stride length of 20”. On the other hand, the Yowza Bonita has 18”.
Resistance Levels: In terms of resistance levels, the two are tied as they both offer 16 resistance settings. This feature can definitely add to the intensity of your workouts.
Max Ramp: The two are tied once again as they both have built-in ramps. However, they did not indicate the angle that the incline can go.
Built In Programs: It is yet another tie between the two models as they both offer 12 programs each. It should be noted that ellipticals that belong in the $1000 to $1500 price range usually offers only 9 which means that these two have above average offers.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the Bonita beats its counterpart because it has a compact design. Normally, elliptical have 52” footprints but this has 51”. It also has self-pivoting foot pedals, 9 user profiles, endurance programs, reverse stride capability and a built-in sound system for your iPod.
Parts Warranty: In terms of parts warranty, the Navarre offers 5 years while the Bonita has 3 years.
Labor Warranty: When it comes to labor warranty, the Navarre wins as it offers 2 years of free coverage while the Bonita just offers a year. Take advantage of these offers as labor costs can get pretty expensive these days.
Machine Weight: The Yowza Navarre beats the Yowza Bonita in the machine weight category. It weighs at 170 lbs while the latter weighs at 121 lbs. It should be noted that these two did not meet our expectations as they fell short of the 176 to 224-lb average weight of elliptical that belong in the $1000 to $1500 price group.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In this category, the Navarre wins as it can accommodate users who weigh up to 400 lbs. On the other hand, the Bonita can accommodate those who weigh at 331 lbs only.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer a 60-day money back guarantee which makes them tied. This allows you to return the machine easily if you are not happy with its performance.
Conclusion:At the time of the review, there’s a $300 price difference between the two, the Navarre being the pricier one.
The Navarre is your typical elliptical machine with handle bars while the Bonita is unusual with its side-to-side swing. The Bonita also is compact which can be practical for many users. The Navarre is also equipped with a longer 20” stride length, heavier in weight and has a 5-year warranty on parts and 2 years on labor.
Making a decision depends on your preference and how much you are willing to spend.