Navarre CardioSure Ellipticals
Why is Yowza Sanibel better than Sole E95?
|Rear Drive System|
|Self Pivoting Pedals|
|Cardio Core Upper Body|
|iPod Docking Station|
|3 Speed Fan|
Butt kicking workout
I cannot say enough about this Elliptical...I am 68 yrs. old and have worked up to 32 min. after starting at 15 min....the most surprising thing I noticed was that my usually aching back has disappeared because I am strengthening my muscles around my back ...it was a great surprise and I actually look forward to my workouts....
Best Looking Elliptical
I looked at everything at Dicks sporting goods, looked at Life Fitness and Precor and think the Sanibel is as sturdy and well constructed as any of them. Add the ab exercise and the added features it is the best elliptical I have ever been on. Kudos Yowza!
Review of the Sole E95 Elliptical as compared to the Yowza Sanibel
Sole is a treadmill company who has jumped into the elliptical category by copying old, out-of-date designs. They are using the old-fashioned front drive design which is fraught with problems. Sole's Front drive ellipticals like the E95 have two fatal flaws: First, they use a roller track that is fairly smooth out of the box, but then quickly gets clogged with dust and dirt and becomes a maintenance headache. Rear drive units like the Yowza Sanibel tend to be smoother, longer lasting and easier on the joints than their front drive counterparts. The other problem with the Sole E95 and other front drive units is that they require the users to "push down" on the foot pedals, putting stress on the knees. The Yowza Sanibel propels the user's feet forward from the rear with it's silent "high inertia" drive system which is why the Sanibel is considerably smoother. In addition, the "Rampess Incline" on the Sanibel provides the maintenance-free, high intensity workout that you are looking for.
Another distinct advantage of the Yowza Sanibel is the Cardio Core upper body motion. Yowza has a Patented "Cardio Core" arm motion which uses the human body's natural intuitive path of motion in order to recruit the abdominals and various muscles of body's core region. Sole's handles are just the typical ski pole design which provides little benefit in terms of toning, core training or proper biomechanics.
Although both machines have cushioned foot pedals, only the Sanibel has the patented Sure-fit® self pivoting pedals which keep your heels from raising off of the pedal. Sure-fit® pedals eliminate Knee shear and also prevent the numbing of the feet that can occur with flat pedals like the ones on the Sole E95.
Both machines carry a five year warranty on parts and a full two year in-home service warranty in your home. Yowza takes it a step further with a lifetime warranty on the electro-magnetic braking system. Also, since Yowza only sells factory-direct and does not have to protect the high retail pricing of a dealer base, you will save about $200 over the Sole E95 and still receive features not found on any Sole elliptical machine like: Cardio Core upper body motion, Sure-fit® foot pedals, ipod dock etc.
Bottom line: Buy the Yowza Sanibel and save $200 over the inferior Sole E95.