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Side-By-Side ReviewIf you’re considering either of these two treadmills, you should know that neither one is a very good deal. Within the Smooth lineup of treadmills, there are comparable treadmills at a much lower cost. The main items that the Smooth EVO 3i and the Smooth 9.45ST have going for them that the comparable but lower priced siblings don’t are a lifetime warranty and a longer treadbelt. Although a long running surface and a lifetime warranty sound nice, you’re paying more than you should when you buy either the Smooth 9.45 ST or the Smooth Evo 3i. But if your heart is already set or if you’re just curious as to how two of the most high end Smooth treadmills compare against each other, read on.
The Smooth Evo 3i has been around for a while although it made its first appearance on the Smooth Fitness website in early 2008. The decision as to why Smooth Fitness decided to bring the EVO 3i from the EVO brand over to the Smooth brand is anyone’s guess but the fact of the matter is that this is not by any means, newly designed for 2008. The Smooth 9.45ST on the other hand is a newly released model although you might be to argue that it’s simply an upgraded version of last year’s Smooth 9.17HRO.
Pitting these two treadmills head to head reveals that the EVO 3i is the better bargain of the two despite being the older model. The Smooth EVO 3i has a more powerful motor by half a horsepower, has a max speed 1mph more than the Smooth 9.45 ST, has a longer treadmill belt, and it weighs heavier. The only area that it’s inferior is the console. Not only does the Smooth 9.45ST look better and has a better display, it also comes with more programs. Both treadmills come with a lifetime warranty so it’s difficult to distinguish which treadmill is better in terms of reliability.
As the Smooth EVO 3i is usually priced lower than the Smooth 9.45ST and is superior in many ways, the Smooth 9.45 ST is the lower in this head to head battle. But I’ll stress again that better deals in the Smooth lineup can be had such as the Smooth 9.35HR.
Winner: Smooth EVO 3i but there’s a good chance the company might decide to phase out the EVO 3i shortly so this leaves the Smooth 9.45ST as the better choice only because it’s the only choice.
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