Yowza Navarre Pilot Elliptical Review

Navarre Pilot Elliptical Trainer

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Yowza Navarre Pilot Elliptical Rating

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Pros The Navarre Pilot Elliptical carries a best-in-class warranty and now sells for just $1499, down from $1999. It’s an excellent option for households with multiple exercisers, as it has a durable rear-drive design and can accommodate teens and adults of virtually any height, weight and skill level. One highlight is power-adjustable stride, which has a minimum setting of 18” and a maximum of 30” to support everything from elliptical stepping to striding and jogging. Another highlight is power-adjustable incline with settings from zero to a dramatic 60 percent. Other features of note are dual-grip handlebars, workout program variety, wireless heart rate monitoring, a tablet computer holder, a three-speed fan, and a sound system for MP3 players.
Summary The Navarre Pilot Elliptical is a high quality cross-trainer for the whole body. It’s remarkably adjustable to accommodate and challenge virtually anyone weighing up to 300 pounds. With a long maximum stride it can serve as a treadmill alternative as well as a standard elliptical. It’s also equipped with a workout fan, speakers, a tablet holder and more to enhance exercise. All in all the Navarre Pilot is a great value with its best-in-class warranty.

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Detailed Overview

Beware: It seems as though Yowza has gone out of business. If you are looking to buy one of their machines proceed with caution.

The new Navarre Pilot Elliptical is the middle model in Yowza Fitness’ impressive CardioSure line of rear drive cross-trainers. Full price is $1999 but the Navarre Pilot is now on sale for $1499 with your choice of a FitBit or expedited delivery included. Regardless of your height — short, average or tall — it’s a comfortable total-body trainer for building strength, defining lean muscle, and quickly burning calories while putting minimal pressure on your joints and ligaments. Three features in particular can help you target-tone the major muscle groups: an 18″-to-30″ adjustable stride, many incline settings up to 60%, and dual-action handlebars. Additional features such as reversible pedal motion, heart rate control, and a sound system for MP3s contribute to the new Navarre Pilot’s exceptional value.

A top selling point for this elliptical is its generous stride range. With quick electronic adjustment, the pedal paths can be adjusted from 18″ to 30″, mostly in one-inch increments but with occasional two-inch jumps at the higher end. These options ensure that the Navarre Pilot can comfortably fit people of all heights for traditional elliptical training, plus the machine can support the longer strides used in jogging — thus making the Navarre Pilot Elliptical a great low-impact alternative to treadmills. Furthermore its pedals can be used on an incline for excellent workout variation. The incline can be shallow, but the maximum setting of 60% is the steepest of any elliptical trainer or treadmill on the market. [Note: Yowza’s website lists the Navarre Pilot maximum stride as 26″ and the maximum incline as 35%, but sales reps state that 30″ and 60% are the actual specs.]

Upper-body toning on the Navarre Pilot is supported with moving handlebars that give light resistance. These support different gripping positions to promote special focus on the deltoids, triceps and biceps. Simpler ellipticals only support one gripping position.

For workout support the Navarre Pilot Elliptical has an LED monitor with nine preset programs and three customizable programs. Workout program examples are Target Time, Target Distance, Target Calories, Interval, and Fat Burning. Programming also lets the elliptical respond to the trainee’s heart rate to help ensure a constant challenge level. Heart rate can be monitored with built-in contact sensors or with a wireless chest strap (sold separately). Nine users can save their profiles.

Special features on the console include a water bottle holder, a three-speed fan, an MP3 player port, speakers and a secure holder for a tablet computer.

Finally, the Navarre Pilot Elliptical warranty package is best-in-class. It provides lifetime coverage on the frame and magnetic braking system, five years of coverage on parts and electronics, and two years of service. Labor is provided in-home.

Our Favorite Features

  • Electronic adjustable stride of 18 to 30 inches
  • Power adjustable incline up to 60%
  • Reversible stride
  • Pivoting pedals
  • 25-pound flywheel and 16 resistance levels
  • Dual-grip handlebars
  • Nine preset workout programs
  • Three customizable programs
  • Nine user profiles
  • Wireless and contact pulse receivers
  • MP3 player port and speakers
  • Three-speed fan
  • Water bottle holder
  • Transport wheels

Yowza Navarre Pilot Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:0 - 35% Grade
Stride Length:18" to 26"
Flywheel:25 LBS
Weight Capacity:400
Dimensions:69" L x 33" W x 66" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Heavy machine weight (257 pounds)
  • Delivery time (Could be two weeks)

The Bottom Line

Designed to fit anyone, and built to serve for many years, the Yowza Navarre Pilot is a top value at its $1499 sale price, which includes a choice of free FitBit or expedited delivery. Considering this machine’s five-year parts and electronics warranty, it’s also a great value at the full price of $1999. Ellipticals with this unit’s generous stride range and serious incline are rare at any price.

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