Sole E95 Elliptical Review 2019

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The E95 is Sole’s top-of-the-line home elliptical. Following suit to their sturdy reputation for treadmills, the Sole ellipticals are built strong and durable, able to support higher weight capacities and sustain long-term use. This review covers what you need to know when considering a home elliptical purchase.

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Features

6.5/10

Tech Specs

4/10

Build Quailty

9/10

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Last Updated: 07-08-2019


The Sole E95 is a very standard home elliptical with 10 onboard workout options, moving and stationary handles, and a front-drive. It’s perfect for someone who needs a high weight capacity and a simple user interface. By opting for Sole’s E95 home elliptical, you get a few key upgrades:
  • Heavier flywheel
  • Digital incline adjustments
  • Long warranty

The Sole E95 Elliptical Is Ideal For:

  • Heavy athletes. The E95 has a high weight capacity of 400 pounds.
  • Non-technical users. Instead of an HD touchscreen and tablet-style interface, the E95 has a traditional LCD screen and minimal options. This style of exercise equipment is very familiar to most users and takes little time to learn.

The Sole E95 Is One Of Our BEST BUYs For Ellipticals Between $1500 - $2000

The 2019 Sole E95 has a heavy flywheel weighing 27 pounds that creates more fluid movement in your stride. This elliptical comes with more resistance levels, 20 incline levels, and an integrated tablet holder. It also has an exceptional warranty. When compared to other home ellipticals in this price range, the Sole E95 stands out as more durable, sturdy, and reliable. This is the type of home elliptical you can expect to outlive all others.

Sole E95 Build Quality

MODEL OVERVIEW

Item Weight: 236 lbs
Weight Capacity: 400 lbs
Stride Length: 20” max
Footprint: 67” H x 82” L x 31” W
Drive: Front
Step-Up Height: 14”
Materials:
  • Powder-coated steel frame
  • Some plastic components/coverings
  • Cushioned foot pedals
Resistance: 20 levels
Power Requirements:

Weight Capacity: 400 lbs — This is a noteworthy weight capacity and far exceeds weight capacities of competing home ellipticals.

We give the Sole E95 a high build quality rating because Sole equipment is notoriously durable. Their “bulletproof” frames, high weight capacities, and confident warranty coverage lend to our assurance in the longevity of Sole equipment.

Sole E95 Features & Accessories

Display: 10.1” TFT LCD
On-Board Workouts: 10 (HIIT, Hill, Fatburn, Interval, Manual, Strength, User 1, User 2, Hr 1, HR 2)
Speakers: yes, Bluetooth capable
Fans: yes
Handles: Moving and stationary
Incline/Decline: 0-20
Heart Rate Monitor: EXG pulse grips and ANT+ chest strap HR monitor
Other:
  • Adjustable tablet holder
  • USB charging port
  • Water bottle holder
  • Adjustable foot pedals

Display: 10.1” TFT LCD — This style of display is something we’re all used to seeing at the local gym. While we tend to favor more tech-advanced display screens, we appreciate the backlit LCD screen for its simplicity. User’s who aren’t comfortable with tablets or iPads will also appreciate this style of display.

On-Board Workouts: 10 (HIIT, Hill, Fatburn, Interval, Manual, Strength, User 1, User 2, Hr 1, HR 2) — Again, this is something we’re used to seeing in a gym setting. Options for use on this elliptical are limited but still very functional. This is a great system for users who are used to this style of elliptical, who aren’t interested in learning a new system, or who are more interested in just hopping on an elliptical that requires little input.

Sole E95 Subscription Service

Name: SOLE Fitness
Brief Description: Sole has created an App that is free, pairs with your equipment, and allows you to control your elliptical and store your workout data. Can also be used for outdoor training to track your activity and store in the app.
Cost: Free
User Profiles: 1+
Class Varieties: N/A
Community: N/A
Subscription Limitations: See Below
Other: Pairs with HealthKitApp

The Sole Fitness app is still in development. It gets a lot of bad reviews on Google Play and the Apple Store. Our experience with this app has not been impressive. We’ve experienced crashing and glitches but our fingers are crossed that Sole will continue to work through the bugs and provide a better tech experience with their equipment. If you’re interested in applying more apps and tech to your fitness regimen, take a look at ellipticals from NordicTrack and ProForm.



Sole E95 Home Delivery and Set-Up


Sole offers free curbside delivery which is what we typically opt for. The delivery person will park the truck as close to your home as they can and then unload the boxes. This doesn’t guarantee the boxes will be safe from weather conditions.

To make sure your boxes are placed under a covered area like a patio or garage, you’ll want to select at minimum the Threshold Delivery option ($59). That way your packages will be protected from inclement weather if you’re not able to bring them in right away.

Other shipping options include: Room of Choice for $119
Assembly for $239

Sole Warranty Info


Frame: Lifetime
Electronics: 5 Years
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Sole E95 Review - Final Thoughts


The Sole E95 remains a solid top pick for home ellipticals between $1500 and $2000. We like this elliptical because of its sturdiness and longevity. It can support higher weighted users than most home ellipticals with an excellent warranty to back it up. This is a simple, easy to use elliptical that we’re confident will stand the test of time.

Here is our top pick in the $1500-$2000 price category for home ellipticals:

While we do love and trust the E95, our top pick for home ellipticals between $1500 and $2000 is the Nordictrack FS7i Freestrider. This home elliptical offers more range of motion, allows you to target and activate more muscle groups for a well-rounded workout. It’s heavy-handed on the tech front so users will be required to navigate a tablet-style interface. However, the learning curve is very short. Once you’re comfortable with the display, iFit Coach provides countless workouts to keep you constantly entertained and engaged.

Are you interested in other forms of Home Cardio equipment? Check out our list of BEST TREADMILLS for 2019.

We Recommend Buying The E95 Directly From Sole

Treadmillreviews.com buys all of our equipment directly from the manufacturer and avoids using third party retailers. This has proven to make purchases and returns simpler. Should you need to use your warranty, you’ll be glad you purchased your equipment directly from the manufacturer. Sole also offers free shipping and more regular sales events on their website. To see Sole’s current pricing on the E95, click the button below.
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