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Evo Treadmills Review

Evo Treadmills

Evo treadmills have the distinction for being the first to offer the motion control feature, which is a new (and better) way of controlling a treadmill’s speed.

And like Smooth treadmills(which comes from the same manufacturer as Evo units), they are also impressively feature-rich.

Update: This treadmill has been discontinued.

You may visit our best buy treadmills page to look for other similar treadmills.

Are They The Best Treadmills For You?

If you're a runner, then I have good news for you. You'll love the motion control feature of Evo models(more on this later).

However, they may be a bit more expensive than your average treadmills. So if you don’t think you can afford an Evo, then I suggest you visit our best treadmill page and look for the machine that fits you best.

What is Motion Control?

Evo’s motion control is a feature that lets you adjust the speed of your run by waving your hand over light sensors on the handrail. It is perfect for hardcore runners who usually runs on a fast pace.

You simply wave your hand over the side rails to increase or decrease the speed (right side–increase; left side– decrease) or stop the machine completely by holding both hands over the side rails simultaneously

Now, you won’t have a hard time slowing down your exercise as this patented feature won’t require you to uncomfortably lean and reach forward while in motion, just to change your speed.

The Company behind the Brand

Evo treadmills are being manufactured by Smooth Fitness, a company that also owns the Smooth treadmills brand. They are the first manufacturer of quality fitness equipment who primarily sells over the Internet. At the moment, they are one of the largest and most successful internet treadmill sellers.

Smooth fitness has been in the treadmill business since 1984. They've started selling online in 1996 and have been profitable since the beginning. Although Evo models can also be bought over the internet, the company is focusing more on selling this brand through their large network of specialty fitness retailer.

Lately however, Evo has not been getting new treadmill models or updates. It seems like Smooth Fitness is done with the Evo brand as they are now focusing more on their Smooth products.(which is actually the bigger, better and more profitable brand)

Price Range

Evo models are bit more expensive compared to Smooth treadmills. But that is to be expected as Smooth units are being sold factory direct (no middleman) through their website. The cheapest Evo in the market today has a $1,099 price tag, while the most expensive one can be bought for more than $3,000.

Weakness

The biggest weakness I see right now is that it seems that Smooth Fitness would no longer continue the Evo brand. Thus, if you buy one now, you might have a hard time finding replacement parts or getting service in the future.

Recommendation

To conclude, I would no longer recommend Evo treadmills. It is too risky to buy one now, since the manufacturer is no longer interested in building the brand. Besides, their treadmills (most of which were introduced in 2007) can no longer compete with what most treadmills offer these days.


Where to Buy?

If you still want to buy Evo treadmills, I suggest you buy directly from EvoFitness.com or use the site’s dealer locator page to find a retailer near you. They are still being sold right now but this treadmill lineup are atleast 5 years old.

Click here to visit the EvoFitness website (opens new window)

But before you buy Evo treadmills

, please read our reviews below. It will help you better choose the fitness equipment that suits you best.


Evo FX2 Treadmill *discontinued*
Cost: $1,099
Motor Size: 2.5 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 12 levels
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 53in x 18in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is so far the cheapest model in the Evo lineup.


Evo FX2-M Treadmill *discontinued*
Cost: $1,299
Motor Size: 2.5 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 12 levels
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 53in x 18in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is similar to the Evo FX2 but with motion control, wireless heart rate control and better electronics.


Evo FX20 Treadmill
Cost: $1,299
Motor Size: 2.5 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is one of the cheapest Evo treadmills in 2006.


Evo FX20-HR Treadmill
Cost: $1,499
Motor Size: 2.5 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is the upgraded version of the now discontinued Evo FX2-M.


Evo FX30 Treadmill
Cost: $1,699
Motor Size: 2.75 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is one of the bigger and more powerful mid-priced treadmills in the market during its introduction.


Evo FX4 Treadmill
Cost: $1,799
Motor Size: 2.75 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is one of the bigger and heavier mid-priced treadmills in the market during its introduction.



Evo FX4-M Treadmill *discontinued*
Cost: $1,999
Motor Size: 2.75 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is similar to the Evo FX4 but with motion control and wireless heart rate control.


Evo FX40-HR Treadmill
Cost: $1,999
Motor Size: 3.0 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is one of the best folding treadmills in the market during its introduction.


Evo FX60-HRO Treadmill
Cost: $2,199
Motor Size: 3.0 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs
Running Surface Size: 54in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is similar to the FX40-HR but with an orthopedic belt.


Evo 1 Treadmill
Cost: $2,799
Motor Size: 3.0 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs
Running Surface Size: 62in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: No
Others: This was considered by consumerguide as a best buy treadmill.


Evo 2 Treadmill
Cost: $3,199
Motor Size: 3.5 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs
Running Surface Size: 62in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: No
Others: This is one large Evo treadmill with a huge running surface.


Evo 3i Treadmill
Cost: $3,499
Motor Size: 3.0 HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Maximum Incline: 15 levels
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs
Running Surface Size: 62in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: No
Others: This is the biggest, most stable, as well as most expensive Evo treadmill in the market today.


Have You Ever Used an Evo Treadmill?

If you're using or have used an Evo, chances are visitors of this site would love to hear from you. It's fun, free and easy to do.

Tell us what you like or hate about the company and/or its treadmills. We want to hear from an actual owner/user whether or not this brand is worth purchasing. We need you to help prevent buyers from making a costly mistake.

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EVO mistake EVO 204T 
Nothing but problems. The top electronic unit shorts out. The motor was replaced. Technicians have been to our house several times. Would never own …

evo 8000 treadmill - a big piece of junk 
big piece of junk!!! worked for 4 months then error 1 on screen annoying beeping noise and that is all it does. $1000.00 for a beeper the only …

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I love mine, it never missed a beat. IT's two years old now and I use it every day.

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