SOLE Treadmills: An Overview

by Steven on April 2, 2014

SOLE treadmills originated as a means of providing treadmills to be used in-room by guests at Hotel Monaco, Omni Hotels, and Hilton Hotels.

They were so popular among hotel guests that SOLE Fitness began to manufacture treadmills for home use, committing to the same level of service and quality that they offered their hotel customers.

In addition to treadmills, SOLE Fitness also manufactures and distributes exercise bikes and ellipticals.

All SOLE treadmills are manufactured to exacting standards, with quality components, and are backed by warranties that are considered to be among the best in the fitness industry.

Are You Shopping For A Sole Treadmill? These Are You Choices.

SOLE F60

This treadmill is SOLE’s new kid on the block.

It’s a value-priced model at just under $800, but it has many of the features of higher-priced SOLE treadmills. The F60 has a 2.75 CHP motor, and a 20” x 60” running deck. It folds for easy storage, and has a user-friendly display console that offers feedback during exercise, and also lets the user review information post-workout.

The F60 has 10 standard programs, a sound system, and cooling fans so that the user can stay comfortable during workouts.

SOLE F63 Treadmill

The F63 is one of SOLE’s most popular treadmills.

It’s often compared to the slightly more expensive Sole F80 treadmill.

It sells for just under $1000, and it has a number of features that are designed to make a workout effective and pleasant. The F63 has a 3 CHP motor, and delivers speeds up to 12 mph along with 15 levels of incline. Its brilliant blue display shows how much time the user has spent on the treadmill, the distance travelled, speed, incline, pace and pulse, along with how many calories the user has burned. There’s even a quarter-mile track feature, and a graph showing peaks and valleys. Speakers allow the user to connect an iPod or MP3 player, and the cooling fan provides additional comfort while working out.

The F63 has six pre-set programs, including cardio training and fat burning.

Click here for my latest Sole F63 Treadmill review.

SOLE F80

The SOLE Treadmill F80 is widely considered to be the best treadmill in the under-$1500 price range.

The F80 has the same features as the F63, along with a cushioned deck that reduces the impact to the runner – it’s shown to have 40% less impact than running on asphalt. The deck actually performs like commercial treadmills that costs thousands of dollars more. The treadmill folds so that it offers the same mobility as the hotel treadmills SOLE started out with.

It offers six preset programs, two customizable programs, and two heart-rate programs.

For my Sole F80 vs F63 treadmill showdown, click here.

SOLE F85

The F85 is SOLE’s best-selling treadmill.

It has all the same features as the F83, along with a 4CPH motor for superior output. It also has the largest available deck (22” wide), so virtually any runner can be comfortable. In fact, the F85 is rated for users up to 400 pounds. Like the F80, the F85 has six standard, two custom, and two heart-rate programs. The heart-rate option is a great feature that lets you know the recommended range for someone in your age bracket – this means that you can enjoy the most safe, efficient workout possible.

The SOLE F85 is priced at just under $1800.

SOLE F77

The SOLE F77 is a gym-quality treadmill that you can use in your own home.

It has the largest motor that’s available in a treadmill in the under-$2000 range, a 4 CHP. It also offers a 22” wide running surface and will accommodate users up to 400 pounds.

When used in heart-rate mode, the F77 automatically adjusts the incline so that you get a great workout, remaining in your target zone.

SOLE TT8

The SOLE TT8 is a commercial-quality machine at far less than the usual commercial treadmill price – just under $2300.

It has the largest running surface SOLE offers – 22” wide x 60” long. It’s geared for people up to 400 pounds, and has a grated reinforced framework that handles weight stresses easily. It has a heavy, 10-pound flywheel that’s standard for a light commercial setting.

In terms of quality, the SOLE TT8 compares well with machines that cost twice as much.

The SOLE Promise?

All SOLE treadmills come with warranties that are the best in the fitness industry. Most models offer a lifetime warranty on the deck, several years on the motor, and a year or two on labor.

When treadmills are purchased direct from the company website, Sole Fitness, there’s no tax and shipping is free. Additionally, SOLE offers purchasers a 30-day period to try out the equipment. If, at the end of the 30 days, the customer is dissatisfied for whatever reason, SOLE will provide a return authorization, and the customer can ship the treadmill back to SOLE at no cost, for a full refund.

If you require assistance setting up a SOLE treadmill, SOLE will send someone to your home to put the treadmill together for you.

However, you probably won’t need this service, as SOLE treadmills are very easy for the average person to put together.

Conclusion

With quality parts, superior motors, and heavy-duty tracks along with special features like cooling fans and speakers, SOLE treadmills offer durability and ease of use.

The warranties are better than most, and the prices are much lower than they are for comparable running machines.

All things considered, a SOLE treadmill provide quality, value, and a great workout at home.

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