Yowza Captiva or Yowza Pompano?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Yowza Captiva beats its counterpart with its adjustable 18” to 28” stride length. On the other hand, the Yowza Pompano only has a fixed stride length of 20”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the two machines are tied as they both offer 16 settings. These can definitely add to the intensity of your workout.
Max Ramp: The Yowza Captiva wins this next round as it has a built-in ramp that can go up to 50%. However, it is not clear whether the 50% means 50° or 50 levels.
Built In Programs: In this category, the two are tied with 12 each which is quite limited for many people it can still get the work done.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the Yowza Captiva beats its counterpart as it has an additional wireless polar transmitter belt which is continuous in giving heart rate feedback.
Other than that, the two have built-in cooling fan as well as a sound system feature that supports you MP3 players, equipped with adjustable and ergonomically designed foot pedals, allow reverse pedalling, and have 9 user memory profiles, which helps in the HRC or heart rate controlled programs these models have.
Parts Warranty: In this category, the two are tied as they both have 5 years of free parts coverage. This indicates that the manufacturers are confident with their products’ quality.
Labor Warranty:In terms of labor warranty, the two are yet again tied as they both offer 2 years. You should take advantage of these as labor costs can get expensive,
Machine Weight: The Yowza Captiva beats the Yowza Pompano as it weighs at 234 lbs while the latter elliptical has a weight of 181 lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In this category, the Captiva beats the Pompano as it can accommodate users who weigh up to 400 lbs while the other one can only accommodate up to 330 lbs. However, for safety measures, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the user maximum user weight.
Money Back Guarantee: This category sees the two machines tied again as they have a 60-day money back guarantee each. This means that you can easily return the product if you are not happy with the performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there’s a $600 price difference between the two, with the Captiva being the more expensive between the two and has many more features. It has a rare adjustable stride length and an incline ramp feature that can supposedly go up to about 50% and it also weighs heavier than the Pompano. Plus, it has a more reliable wireless chest strap.
If you are looking for the perfect elliptical for your home, the Captiva is the one for you. However, it is quite expensive so if you are not willing to spend the extra $600, the Pompano is still a great choice.