Sole F85 Treadmill Review
This top-of-the-line model from Sole’s folding treadmill series is built with the highest quality components and comfort features which make it geared toward serious fitness enthusiasts rather than occasional users.
- 3.5 horsepower continuous-duty motor
- 9″ blue backlit LCD screen with built-in speakers + audio cable
- 6 standard programs, 2 custom workouts, 2 heart rate programs
- Easy Assist folding deck
- Cushion Flex shock absorption deck design
- 400-lbs capacity
- Dual water bottle holders + accessory tray
- Warranty: lifetime on motor, frame, and deck, 5 years on electronics, rollers, belt and other wear parts, 2 years on labor
Easy Assist Folding Deck
If space in your home is limited then you’ll appreciate the Easy Assist folding deck. This exclusive feature assists you by automatically unfolding the deck at the pull of a lever and allows the deck to be folded back easily into a secure position after you’ve finished using the treadmill.
3.5 HP Motor
The most notable feature of the machine is the 3.5 horsepower, high torque motor. Quiet, powerful and overall reliable, this industrial quality motor will allow you to easily cruise through speeds from 0.5 MPH up to 12 MPH.
Cushion Flex System
The strong, sturdy deck design features Cushion Flex shock absorption, which further reduces any disturbing vibrations and sounds, while also lessening the impact on your spine, knees, and ankles.
The maximum incline of the deck is 15 %, which is steep enough to give you a challenging and intense workout without increasing your walking or running speed.
The Sole F85’s console is truly state-of-the-art. The design will catch your eye immediately, and its 9 inch backlit LCD screen is perfect for monitoring all the relevant information you need to know about during an exercise session.
Apart from the regular controls, you can also adjust the treadmill to 6 different standard programs, 2 heart rate programs and 2 user-defined ones. Also, for entertainment, you can plug in your MP3 player using the supplied audio cable, and listen to all your favorite songs through the integrated sound system while you work out.
Apart from the controls present on the console, you also get advanced hand pulse grips that come equipped with easy speed and incline controls, so you don’t have to keep accessing the console whenever you need to adjust these variables.
Built-in cooling fans
There are two built-in cooling fans located at the top of the console above the LCD display. The fan speed is limited to only 1-speed setting, but the position of each fan can be adjusted. The fans are rather small so they don’t provide a strong breeze, but they’re still better quality than fans you’ll find on most treadmills and provide adequate power to help you stay cool during a workout.
While there are many who aren’t necessarily attracted to complex workout machines that may seem to be difficult to handle, the Sole F85 still remains user-friendly despite its wide array of features.
Easy to assemble and use, solidly built, quiet and overall reliable, the Sole F85 treadmill is one of the few exercise machines that effectively combine the simplicity of a common treadmill with the complex features provided by the technology of today, in order to create a perfect blend of manageability and advanced functionality.