EVO 1 Review

Editor's Rating: 4.6/10
This model has been discontinued.

EVO home treadmills by Smooth Fitness are high-quality machines that are sold with generous warranties.

The EVO 1 Treadmill was upgraded in 2006, and the treadmill review below refers to the upgraded version. If you’re considering purchasing a used model, be aware that some EVO 1 Treadmills are sold with different specifications.

What We Like

  • Space-age controls: The EVO 1 features motion-sensor speed and incline controls on the handrails. Adjusting the machine while exercising is as easy as waving your hand.
  • Shock absorption: EVO has taken special care to reduce shock by installing special cushioning on the handrails. Shock is displaced from the user’s body to the treadmill’s frame. Furthermore, the track has orthopedic cushioning.
  • Track: The EVO 1 treadmill’s 62″ x 20″ track is among the largest sold for in-home use. Large rollers help extend belt life.
  • Motors: The upgraded EVO 1 has an industrial-quality 3.0 horsepower motor. The machine can handle up to 400 pounds.
  • Warranties: With a top-of-the-line warranty, EVO1 buyers get a lifetime guarantee on all parts plus two years of labor.

What We Don’t Like

  • Price: EVO machines are very similar to Smooth treadmills, yet EVOs tend to cost a bit more. Potential customers are advised to carefully compare models from the two brands.
  • Size: With its large 37.4″ x 80.5″ footprint, the EVO 1 is not designed for small spaces.

Our Verdict

The EVO 1 treadmill is a high-quality machine with a great shock absorbing system. It’s designed to endure and is sold with a generous warranty. Still, customers might get more value from Smooth treadmills, which are manufactured by the same company. Compare EVO and Smooth models before buying.

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