Update: This treadmill has been discontinued
The Evo FX4 treadmill is one of the bigger and heavier mid-priced treadmills in the market today.
And with its bigger tread belt, added power, and more stable frame, this model is definitely a better choice than the Evo FX2 treadmill.
If you’re looking for a huge mid-priced treadmill with wide running surface and good stability, this is the model for you. But before you buy, I must inform you that Smooth Fitness(the manufacturer of Evo treadmills) also has a Smooth 7.1HR treadmill, which is similar to the Evo FX4 but is cheaper and provides better value.
Also, this machine doesn’t offer the patented motion control feature. So if you want a motion control treadmill, then the Evo FX40HR is highly recommended.
As I’ve mentioned above, the Evo FX4 treadmill comes with a more powerful motor than the Evo FX2. It boasts a 2.75HP continuous duty motor which is pretty decent considering its price tag. This motor has a speed range of 0.5-10mph and incline level of 0-15.
The 20” x 54” running surface is long and wide to give you more space to be comfortable during your workout. Not only that, you’ll also get the Swing Arm frame cushioning system to reduce harmful impact on your joints, ankle and knees.
The 1/4 mile running track, 3 pre-set programs with 12 intensity levels each, and the 9 user programs give you more variety and flexibility in your run. And if you like to workout in your target heart rate zone for a more efficient exercise, this machine also allows it through the handrail grip pulse monitor.
Other features include non-slip large 2.5” rollers to extend the life of the belt, deck and roller bearings, a textured whisper weave belt to minimize noise, shock-assisted manual fold with four-wheel castor system for easy movement and storage, and 8 user data memory profiles so you can save your workouts And finally, this treadmill comes with decent warranties. It has a warranty of 10 years for the motor, 5 years for the belt/deck/rollers, 3 years for parts, one year for labor and a lifetime for frame.
The biggest weakness of this machine is that it doesn’t offer the motion control. It is the feature that made Evo treadmills famous. And without it, this is just another ordinary treadmill.
Also, although the listed price already includes shipping, you would be charged extra for the indoor delivery and set-up. And you might be forced to pay this since the machine is quite heavy and does require some assembly.
Without the patented motion control, I don’t see any reason why you should buy this model. You’ll be better off buying other Smooth Fitness’ treadmills that provide better value than this one. (May I suggest the cheaper Smooth 7.1HR treadmill) So to conclude I don’t recommend the Evo FX4 treadmill.
Motor: 2.75HP continuous motor
Running Deck: 54”L x 20”W
Speed: 0.5 to 10 mph
User Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
Incline: 15 levels
Warranty: Lifetime frame, 10 years motor, 5 years belt/deck/rollers, 3 years parts, 1 year service
Heart Rate: Yes
• Handrail grip pulse monitor
• 3 pre-programmed workouts with 12 levels of intensity each
• 1/4 mile running track
• 9 user programs
• 8 user data memory profiles
• 5 Window LED display
• Swing Arm frame cushioning system
• Non-slip large rollers
• Textured Whisper Weave™ low-noise belt
If you plan on buying an Evo FX4 treadmill, I suggest you buy it at Evofitness. They offer the best price around the net. You can get it for just $1,799.