Sole F85 Treadmill
The Sole F85 Treadmill is one of the most powerful, stable and durable treadmills you can find on the market. The same stability can only be found at the gym. But with the F5 Treadmill, you can enjoy a complete and intense workout at home. This treadmill has a large running surface and a powerful motor that can make the belt reach speeds of 12 mph. You will be amazed of this unit’s performance!
The Sole F85 Treadmill has the heaviest motor in its class, indestructible steel frames and high quality rollers that make this machine extremely long lasting. And you might think such a powerful machine is loud and uncomfortable! You are wrong. The Sole F85 Treadmill runs silently and smoothly, so you can enjoy a comfortable and pleasant workout. The Cushion Flex deck absorbs shock and provides the perfect running surface.
The Sole F85 Treadmill console has a three color display that presents the workout feedback simultaneously. On the screen, you can see the Distance Traveled, Time, Speed, Incline, Pulse, Calories, and Pace. A Peak and Valley graph is also available for different programs.
There are many settings available, so that users can create their personal programs that fit their desires best. If you choose one of the two heat rate control options, you can monitor your heart rate. There is also a wireless chest strap included that sends your data to the console.
One of the features that make this unit tremendously easy to use is the Message board system. This system practically guides the user every step of the way in commanding the machine. Users receive text messages that explain exactly what to do in order to modify or adjust the treadmill’s settings. Everything will be explained to you by the Message system. You do not have to read any manuals to understand how to command this unit. It seems that there is always “somebody” next to you, guiding your steps. This is what we call a user-friendly device.
Because working out is not enjoyable without some music in the background, the console has an audio system included that allows you to listen to your Mp3 player or iPod.
Two cooling fans are built into the console, providing a pleasant breeze while you run.
When you exercise on the Sole F85 Treadmill, you can choose one of the 6 preprogrammed workouts, or build your own customized workout that perfectly suits your needs. The two heart rate options allow you to monitor your heart rate. A heart rate zone graph will be displayed when using these options, and the machine will adjust itself so that your heart rate remains inside the target zone. When doing these workouts, you can use the wireless chest strap that will measure your heart rate.
There is also a 1/4 mile digital track that you can also use when you run. Also, different programs display the peak and valley graph.
- Very powerful engine: 3.5 Horsepower Continuous Duty
- Belt: 60 inches x 22 inches.
- Speed: between 0.5 and 12 miles per hour.
- Incline: between 0 and 15%.
- Deck features: Cushion Flex shock absorption.
- Rollers: 2-3/4 inches.
- Maximum capacity: 400 pounds.
- Folding: yes (Easy Assist folding feature).
- Warranty: motor, deck and frame – lifetime; electronics, rollers and belt – 5 years; labor – 2 years.
The Sole F85 Treadmill measures 83 x 39 x 15 inches and weighs 293 pounds. This makes it a heavy machine, a characteristic that gives it great stability. The 3.5 HP motor is extremely powerful and reliable, allowing the unit to reach speeds up to 12 miles per hour. Overall, it is an impressive machine.
Because it is a folding unit, you can store this treadmill easily. On top of that, the Easy Assist feature helps you unfold the unit in no time.
The deck has a Cushion Flex shock absorption feature that relieves the stress on the joints as you run. Running on this deck is extremely comfortable and safe, because the Cushion feature reduces impact on your knees, ankles and spine. The impact is reduced by 40%, as compared to running on tough surfaces.
The console’s features and programs allow you to customize your workout depending on your needs, and you will be assisted continuously by the Message board as you do this.
Set up and ease of use
The product has an easy set up, although moving it around could prove to be difficult, because of its weight. Usually, you can assemble the unit in less than an hour. Folding and unfolding the Sole F85 Treadmill is quick, due to the Easy Assist feature. Commanding the machine is also unexpectedly easy, thanks to the Message Board System and the intuitive display.
- Long life span – the powerful motor, steel frame and quality rollers contribute to this machine’s durability and stability. You will surely continue using this machine for the whole life.
- User friendly – the unit will guide your every step
- The motor is quiet.
- Compact features.
- Safety and comfort – the Cushion system absorbs joint shocks for a comfortable and safe workout. Furthermore, the fans send an enjoyable breeze while you run, cooling you down.
- It can be difficult to carry the Sole F85 Treadmill around because of its weight. But the same weight ensures the unit’s stability and durability.
- Some customers consider that the speeds should change a little faster.
Consumer rating & Pricing
Customers are usually satisfied with their purchase. The Sole F85 Treadmill is considered a machine that offers high performance and stability. Considering all the impressive features of this treadmill, the consumers’ rating of almost 5 out of 5 is explainable.
This treadmill model is available at the list price of around $2,500. However, there are huge discounts available for this machine, if you buy it online. The price could seem a bit expensive, but this machine is really worth it. The high quality and durability that characterize the Sole F85 Treadmill guarantee you will use this device for a lifetime.