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Brand Review

Sole Treadmill Reviews

We have thoroughly reviewed the Sole Fitness treadmill range including the f63, f80 & f85.

by PITeam

Treadmills are one of the most effective workout machines because they require users to work their whole body through walking, jogging, running, or sprinting. You can add incline variations and speed levels for harder workouts.

With a treadmill at home or in the gym, you can reach your body goals with increased metabolism, stronger muscles, and a lower body fat percentage. Sole Fitness treadmills are a great choice to help you reach your fitness and health goals.

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Speed Range

Incline

Weight Capacity

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SOLE, F63 Treadmill, Home Workout Foldable...

Sole New 2019 F63

0-12 Mph

0-15 Range %

325 Lbs.

Sole Fitness TT8 Light Commercial Non-Folding...

Sole Fitness TT8

0-12 Mph

-6-15% Range

400 Lbs.

Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill

Sole Fitness F80

0-12 Mph

0-15 Range %

375 Lbs.

SOLE S77 Non-Folding Treadmill with Built in...

Sole Fitness S77

0-12 Mph

0-15 Range %

400 Lbs.

Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill

Sole Fitness F85

0-12 Mph

0-15 Range %

400 Lbs.

Sole Fitness TD80 Treadmill Desk

Sole Fitness TD80

4 Mph

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325 Lbs.

Why Choose Sole?

  • Powerful Motors: 
    Powerful motors from 2.5 CHP to 4.0 CHP create durable treadmills that can handle repeat use with great variation. Swiftly move from uphill to flat workouts or run at 5.0 mph and then 9.0 mph. Sole motors are strong and reliable. 
  • Reasonably Priced:
    Sole Fitness treadmills is a company dedicated to quality and performance, but also to affordability. You’ll notice fewer features on cheaper models but find that the quality and durability of those cheaper machines is still excellent.
  • Bluetooth Connectivity:
    Bluetooth connectivity allows users to connect to apps or to use their smartphone, tablet, or other electronic devices with their treadmill.
  • Sole Fitness App:
    The Sole Fitness App connects your treadmill to your smartphone or tablet via an app. This app can display workout data and save workouts. It’s a great way to track your workout activity and reach your health and fitness goals.
  • Extra Thick Tread belts: 
    Extra thick tread belts offer more cushion for users while they workout. Additional cushioning is gentler on your joints and provides a lower impact workout option.
  • 30-setting Automated Incline:
    A 30-setting automated incline is an option offered on several Sole treadmills. This option is a workout preset that you can choose where your treadmill will automatically increase your incline over a period of time. For example, you can choose a 10% incline over a span of 20 minutes. This means as you workout, your treadmill will slowly over the course of twenty minutes, move from a 0% incline to a 10% incline.
  • CushionFlex Technology:
    Sole Fitness developed its own line of cushioning for their treadmills. CushionFlex Technology has a 40% reduction in joint impact compared to asphalt. Instead of running outside, run inside on your treadmill with CushionFlex to protect your joints.
  • Whisper Deck Design:
    The whisper deck design was designed to minimize shock absorption and to minimize sound. When you run, you want to make sure that your joints are protected, but you also want the floor in your home to be protected. The whisper deck design does both. It also gives you that quiet workout without annoying squeaking or pounding noises.
  • Long track lengths/size:
    Additional track lengths may be necessary for taller runners or for those who want to feel freer while working out. Sole offers extra-long and extra-wide tracks on their more expensive treadmill models.
  • High-quality parts:
    Sole Fitness offers high-quality parts that are durable, reliable, and cost-effective. Steel frames, for example, are commonly used because they are the strongest and highest quality build material for treadmill frames.
  • Folding ability:
    If additional space in your home is important to you, then you may want to consider a folding treadmill. These treadmills have belts that can be folded up so users can keep their rooms open with additional space.
  • Great warranties & extras:
    Sole Fitness offers excellent warranties. Although the warranty varies by product, most models offer a lifetime deck, motor and frame warranty with a 5-year warranty on wear items/electronics and a 2-year labor warranty.

6 Best Sole Treadmills Reviewed

1. F63 (New 2019)

Best affordable option

Speed Range/ Incline %

0-12 Mph/

0-15 Range %

Weight Capacity

325 Lbs.

Motor Size

3.0 CHP

Workout Programs

10 +

Dimensions

82 x 35 x 57 inches

Warranty

Yes, lifetime motor and frame warranty

The Sole New 2019 F63 is the best affordable treadmill option on our list. It is perfect for the beginner who wants to get started exercising at home but isn’t sure where to begin. It has a strong lifetime motor and frame warranty and is highly durable. The steel construction frame and folding deck design give you additional space at home as well. A 3.0 CHP motor with a large 60” running surface is stable and reliable.

The Sole app is available with this model as well, so you can sync with MyFitnessPal, FitBit, and other fitness apps when working out. The console has a tablet holder, a USB charging port, and Bluetooth audio speakers. This treadmill comes with a power incline that goes from 0% to 15% and can reach as high as 12 mph when it comes to speed.

A heart rate monitor is available and can connect wirelessly with the treadmill. In fact, you can even preset workouts to adjust the treadmill’s incline and speed difficulty depending on your heart rate reading. The Sole F63 comes with 10 pre-programmed workouts to get started.

If you expect to put this treadmill together at home, however, you might be disappointed. Users reported that this is one of the most challenging treadmill models to put together on your own. Hiring an installation expert might be in your best interest. This treadmill is also heavy, and it will be difficult to move around the home. Make sure you install it where you want it to stay.

For an affordable treadmill option that maintains quality and comes with a strong warranty, the Sole F63 is your best bet.

Pros

  • Steel construction frame
  • Lifetime warranty guarantee
  • Folding deck design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Difficult to move
  • Difficult assembly

2. TT8

Best commercial gym model

Speed Range/ Incline %

0-12 Mph/

-6-15% Range

Weight Capacity

400 Lbs.

Motor Size

4.0 CHP

Workout Programs

10 +

Dimensions

78” L x 36” W x 58” H

Warranty

Yes, lifetime warranty on frame and motor, five years electronics and two labor

The Sole Fitness TT8 treadmill model is the best commercial gym treadmill model on our list. We love the powerful 4.0 CHP motor and the high weight capacity at 400lbs. This treadmill is an excellent option for gyms who want to take care of all members with a high-quality, durable machine.

This treadmill model also offers one of the broadest running tracks available at 22" x 60." This machine also provides a sizeable roomy deck, which gives users a more comfortable feeling while working out (lots of space!). Sole's CushionFlex Whisper Deck technology keeps the motor and belt running smoothly while also offering maximum cushioning to users.

This Sole treadmill also has a lifetime motor and frame warranty and offers 30 levels of incline (from 0% to 15%). If you want a decline option, this treadmill can decline up to 6% for an alternative workout. A Bluetooth audio speaker system, USB charging port, and tablet holder are all part of the console.

Users have reported that the extra-large deck doesn't fit well in homes where saving space is necessary. It is also a non-folding treadmill, so you need to have plenty of space for this treadmill if you plan to purchase it. We recommend measuring your room and determining whether or not this treadmill would fit before purchasing.

You will appreciate the extra-large deck and extra-wide running belt, but only if you have space for it. Commercial gyms with space should love this powerful and comfortable treadmill.

Pros

  • Powerful 4.0 CHP motor
  • Extra-wide track 22” x 60”
  • Very High Max User Weight

Cons

  • Takes up a lot of room at home or in the gym
  • Non-folding treadmill

3. F80

Best folding treadmill

Speed Range/ Incline %

0-12 Mph/

0-15 Range %

Weight Capacity

375 Lbs.

Motor Size

3.5 CHP

Workout Programs

10 +

Dimensions

82” L x 37” W x 57” H

Warranty

Yes, lifetime motor and frame, 5 years parts and 2 years labor

The Sole Fitness F80 treadmill is the best folding treadmill on our list. It's affordable, powerful, and made with high-quality build materials. From the steel frame to its commercial-grade 3.5 CHP motor, this treadmill has everything that a home exerciser needs and can be folded up to save space.

An extra-wide running surface at 22" x 60" gives you a feeling of comfort and freedom while working out. The deck also comes with Sole's Whisper Deck technology, which packs a powerful cushioning punch and helps users avoid harsh joint impact while working out.

Users have reported that this Sole treadmill model is challenging to assemble, but once assembled is a great machine that runs smoothly. If you can hire an installation expert, we would recommend it. This model also has shorter handrails compared to other models, and it might be wise to purchase a model with longer handrails if those are important to you.

This treadmill is Bluetooth compatible and can sync with your favorite fitness app. It also comes with a safety cord that can immediately shut the treadmill off if needed. A console with Bluetooth speakers, a 9 inch LCD screen, and a tablet holder also makes it easy to track your workouts and listen to your favorite music.

If you want high-quality features at an affordable price with a folding option, then this Sole F80 treadmill is perfect for you.

Pros

  • Commercial Grade Parts
  • Foldable
  • Strong 3.5 CHP Motor

Cons

  • Shorter handrails compared to other models
  • Difficulty assembly

4. S77

Best simple treadmill option

Speed Range/ Incline %

0-12 Mph/

0-15 Range %

Weight Capacity

400 Lbs.

Motor Size

4.0 CHP

Workout Programs

8 +

Dimensions

80” L x 36” W x 58” H

Warranty

Yes, lifetime warranty for the frame, deck, and motor. Five-year warranty for parts and two years for home repairs.

The Sole Fitness S77 treadmill is the best simple treadmill option on our list. It's basic and streamlined with the features you need to work out, but lacks a few high tech features. This mid-priced treadmill was designed for the homeowner who wants the highest quality build components on a treadmill and prefers a more affordable model without high tech components.

This treadmill also comes with a lifetime warranty for the motor, frame, and deck, as well as a five-year warranty for parts. The 4.0 CHP commercial-grade motor, spacious 22" x 60" running area, and powerful incline make this a great treadmill option for exercise enthusiasts.

There are a few tech features, however. The contact pulse sensor on the handrails measures your heart rate, and Bluetooth audio speakers can connect to your smartphone or tablet. The Sole Fitness app allows you to use your phone or tablet to choose your workout and track workout data as you exercise.

The LED display is clean and comfortable to read. There is space to attach a tablet if you want to add your own high-tech experience to the treadmill. 

This treadmill is a non-folding treadmill, and if you need space in your home, then this model may not be your best choice. The treadmill is also more substantial than other models, and it will be difficult to move around your home. This Sole treadmill offers a powerful 4.0 CHP motor, bulletproof commercial steel frame, and a great warranty for homeowners who want a high-quality machine. This is the best simple treadmill option.

Pros

  • Powerful 4.0 CHP motor
  • Bulletproof commercial steel frame
  • Great warranty

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Non-folding

5. F85

Best powerful folding treadmill

Speed Range/ Incline %

0-12 Mph/

0-15 Range %

Weight Capacity

400 Lbs.

Motor Size

4.0 CHP

Workout Programs

10 +

Dimensions

83” L x 37” W x 57” H

Warranty

Yes, lifetime warranty on motor and frame, five-year warranty on parts and electronics

The Sole Fitness F85 treadmill is the best powerful folding treadmill option for homeowners. If space is important to you, but you still want a treadmill with extra power, then this option is a perfect choice. This treadmill has a strong 4.0 CHP motor with a steel frame.

The Bluetooth connection can connect with your smartphone or tablet to let you control your workouts as well as save your data. A 10.1” display screen lets you see your workout stats as you run, jog, or walk along. The CushionFlex Whisper Deck technology gives users a comfortable workout by reducing joint impact and barely producing sound. You can have a comfortable and quiet workout.

This treadmill has short handrails that may prove challenging to grasp for some, and although it is foldable, this treadmill requires 80" of space when folded out. This length may not suit some homeowners with their available workout space. This space gives you plenty of room to stretch out and take long strides while running, which may provide some users with the feeling of freedom. The treadmill also has 30 different levels of incline from 0% to 15%.

We recommend this treadmill if you are looking for the best powerful treadmill option.

Pros

  • Highest Quality
  • Powerful 4.0 CHP motor
  • Very High Max User Weight
  • Folding

Cons

  • Short handrails

6. TD80

Best treadmill desk

Speed Range/ Incline %

4 Mph

Weight Capacity

325 Lbs.

Motor Size

2.5 CHP

Workout Programs

NA

Dimensions

70” L x 35” W x 57” H

Warranty

Yes, lifetime warranty on frame and five-year parts warranty

The Sole Fitness TD80 treadmill is the best treadmill desk option on our list. It has a steel frame like other Sole treadmills but is entirely made to work for those who want to exercise while working. If you work from home or spend hours browsing on your laptop, then this treadmill desk is perfect for you. It's foldable so that it won't take up too much room in your home, and it comes with a large 47" x 31" usable desktop.

A strong 2.5 CHP motor is more than powerful enough to support you while you walk and work. The steel frame is sturdy and supportive, so it won't shake or tip over. The cushioned treadmill belt and deck keep your joints safe with a low impact workout.

You can easily walk comfortably on this treadmill desk for hours without feeling fatigued. Buttons on the side of the desk allow you to change speed, and an LCD console lets you see essential workout data such as the total time walked, distance, calories, and stride.

This treadmill, however, can only support up to 325 lbs, so larger individuals will need to look for another treadmill desk. This treadmill cannot function as a regular treadmill either, so if you want a treadmill that you can walk on at an incline, jog, or run, then you want to purchase a standard treadmill.

It also does not have heart rate monitoring capabilities. If you want a treadmill that you can use while ergonomically working from home, then this is the best option for you.

Pros

  • Foldable
  • Great 2.5 CHP motor
  • 0.5 to 4.0 MPH speed is ideal
  • Steel frame

Cons

  • only holds up to 325 lbs
  • Cannot function as a regular treadmill
  • No heart rate monitoring

Sole Treadmill Types & Series

Folding

The Sole Treadmill folding series is designed to be folded up and save space in your home. This is a perfect option for people who live in small spaces and don’t want to feel overwhelmed with a large treadmill. The belt and platform raise up and then can be folded straight up.

Non-folding

The Sole Treadmill Non-Folding series is designed to remain flat and in position whether you are working out or not. Most brands have non-folding treadmills, and unless you need the space, this option should work for you.

Treadmill Desk

The Sole Treadmill desk is designed for homeowners who work from home or who want to be able to work on their computer while working out. The treadmill desk is intended for users who want to walk slowly (not above 4.0mph in most cases) and want to rack up calories leisurely. The goal is to stay active rather than get in a serious workout.


Comparison to Other Treadmill Brands

Sole treadmill is considered a premium treadmill brand with a focus on high-quality parts over flashy technology. The company is primarily designed to offer the highest quality build parts at price levels where customers can choose either basic machines or high-tech machines, but both options are reliable and durable. Sole treadmills are comparable to NordicTrack treadmills when it comes to quality.

Proform treadmills and Life Fitness treadmills are also great brands, both interested in quality. In fact, ICON Health and Fitness manufactures both Proform treadmills and Nordictrack treadmills.


How to Setup & Use a Sole Treadmill

Setting up your Sole treadmill will depend on the treadmill model you purchase. Each Sole treadmill will come with its own personalized instruction manual. Most Sole treadmill models will follow a basic pattern of installation, starting with your wheel caps. You will want to take your wheel caps and attach them to the base of your treadmill.

Then, you will want to add the upright bars and console. Once the console is in place, you can attach the machine wires to the console and the bottom of your treadmill. From here, check to make sure that everything has been installed correctly. Check the bolts and wires on your treadmill. Do not use power tools when assembling your treadmill because this can create unnecessary damage.

As you use your Sole treadmill, you want to take safety precautions. The first precaution is always to start your treadmill while standing on the sides of the deck. Do not stand on the actual tread when starting your treadmill.

Once the treadmill moves, you can gently hop on to the treadmill belt and begin to walk or jog. Increase in speed slowly. We also recommend increasing incline slowly as well. When you are ready to finish your workout, lower the speed and incline before turning off the treadmill. Then, step off.


Care & Maintenance

Every month, we recommend performing an in-depth cleaning of your Sole treadmill to keep it in good working order. Start by wiping down your treadmill with a clean, dry cloth and then vacuuming around the base.

Then, make sure that you properly lubricate your treadmill. Lubricating your treadmill is one of the best ways to ensure that the motor, belt, and tread continue working.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of the Sole brand?

Sole Fitness is a brand that has been around for decades and continues to win awards for their fitness equipment. Sole is one of the most popular brands chosen by hotels and private gyms for their fitness equipment. Sole manufacturers treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, rowers, and climbers. However, they are best known for their treadmill and elliptical lines.

Our in-depth guide to Sole ellipticals can be found here.

What are the differences between the Sole f63 vs. the f80 treadmill?

The Sole F80 treadmill is a more powerful and higher quality treadmill compared to the Sole F63. The Sole F80 has a 3.5 CHP motor, 9” screen, 22” belt tread, and can hold 375 pounds. In comparison, the Sole F63 has a 3.0 CHP motor, 6.5” screen, 20” belt tread, and can hold 325 pounds. These upgrades may or may not make a difference to the user, but the Sole F80 is the higher quality treadmill.

Where is the best place to buy Sole treadmills and parts?

The best place to buy Sole treadmills and Sole treadmill parts is Amazon.com. Amazon has a variety of Sole treadmills available for purchase and also sells replacement parts. You can even schedule an installation and assembly of your new treadmill through Amazon’s expert assembly program.

How much does a Sole Fitness treadmill weigh?

Sole Fitness treadmills weigh between 200 and 500 lbs. The weight of the treadmill varies based on the quality of the parts and the number of features.

What is the best Sole Treadmill workout routine exercise instructions/steps that are easy to follow?

Everybody adapts to exercise differently, and different workout routines will work better for different fitness levels. A great workout routine for everyone is an uphill climb workout. With treadmills, you can easily vary your incline and create an uphill HIIT workout.

To do this, break up walking times into 60 seconds for 20 minutes. Every 60 seconds, choose a new uphill level. You can vary levels from 6-10-4-12, or you can go for a steady climb and slowly add a new level every 60 seconds (1-2-3-4-5).

This is a great way to raise your heart rate (walking uphill will quickly increase your heart rate) while getting a low impact workout in (walking won't hit your joints as hard as running).

How do I contact Sole customer service in case of machine failure and repairs?

If you need to contact Sole customer service because you are experiencing machine problems, you can call the customer service line directly at 866-780-7653. Speaking with a Sole Fitness representative is the first step towards solving machine failure and repair problems.

Where can one get a decent Sole treadmill manual? Can I have it downloaded online?

A Sole treadmill manual should come with any Sole treadmill purchase. However, if you have lost your Sole treadmill manual or need to have an additional copy, you can download one online. Sole Fitness has a product manuals section on their website with downloadable manuals.


Conclusion

Treadmills are an excellent way to get in a hardcore workout or go for a leisurely stroll and add to your activity level. Sole treadmills offer high-quality build materials with necessary features. If you want the most luxurious treadmill option, then we recommend the Sole TT8 treadmill. This treadmill has the best specs on our list and provides the greatest value with the most features.

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