I know there was an old thread on this, but now that changes have been made to improve them and many more techs have had time to test them, which one is the better?
From the posts I've read, I'm gathering;
pricing is near the same
physical durability goes to SMAN3
accuracy might lean toward the 550, I think they might use better sensors like thermistors instead of type k thermocouples, etc..
reliability is about even. Do the SMANs have any static discharge issues? Are they tolerant of light water contact?
customer service goes to FP
SMAN has the micron gauge built in, before anyone says 557 that adds $200 which puts them into a different class.
I'm really not interested in digicools or any other meter you have to hook up to your own manifold for the same price as a nice unit that comes all in a package.
So, from those who have tested these units, what pro/con chart, or Testo/FP chart would you write for this head to head shootout?