Sole Treadmill Reviews 2018

Last Updated: 8/24/2018

SOLE treadmills are one of the higher end series and popular with people who want a durable piece of equipment that they can really rely on. In fact, this review found that people tend to look at SOLE treadmills as the brand for serious athletes that want to zone out and not be distracted by unnecessary frills.

But don’t let that fool you. These models still have plenty of features to keep you satisfied, even if they lack some of the tech goodies that other brands, like NordicTrack, possess. One helpful feature is the way you can use Bluetooth sync your phone, computer or tablet up with your SOLE treadmill. This helps you keep track of your workouts, goals, and progress.

SOLE also produces ellipticals, exercise bikes, rowers, striders, and other workout accessories which we are looking forward to reviewing, especially if they are as high-quality as SOLE’s treadmills.

SOLE Treadmill Product Line Summary

When it comes to exploring all the treadmills SOLE has to offer, we like to point out that their growing line has a lot of similarities between each of their models. The video below will take you through the similarities and differences between these treadmills. For more detailed information, read these models’ individual reviews below.


New Sole F Series Reviews

The SOLE F series is the largest of their current treadmill series offerings with four of their six treadmills belonging to the F series. They have a wide price variant, starting at $899 and ending around $1,799. All of the F series treadmills have an incline range of 0% to 15% with high weight capacities.

New Sole S Series Reviews

SOLE S series is currently a series with only one treadmill in it. Outwardly, it is very similar to the F85, with a 10.1” LCD, same high weight capacity, 4.0 CHP motor, and has a wireless heart rate monitoring chest strap included. The few differences we’ve been able to see is that the S series is a slightly lighter treadmill and does not have the ability to fold for storage. This is why it is priced slightly lower than the F85.

New Sole T Series Reviews

SOLE TT series is currently a series with only one treadmill in it. It differs from other SOLE treadmills in a few ways. So far, the T series is the only treadmill that has the ability to decline as well as incline. The T series has one of the highest weight capacity out of all currently available home treadmills. Also, while the T series is compatible with wireless heart rate monitoring chest straps, it does not come with one.

Common Features On SOLE Treadmills

Common features on SOLE F series Treadmills

  • LCD display
  • Top speed 12 MPH
  • 10 workout programs
  • 2-ply belt
  • EKG handlebar grips
  • SOLE Fitness app sync
  • Incline range of 0% to 15%

Common features on SOLE S series Treadmills

  • LCD display
  • Top speed 12 MPH
  • 10 workout programs
  • 2-ply belt
  • 400 lbs weight capacity
  • EKG handlebar grips
  • Wireless chest strap included
  • SOLE Fitness app sync
  • Incline range of 0% to 15%

Common features on SOLE TT series Treadmills

  • LCD display
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • 400 lbs weight capacity
  • Top speed 12 MPH
  • 10 workout programs
  • 2-ply belt
  • EKG handlebar grips
  • Wireless chest strap compatible
  • SOLE Fitness app sync
  • Incline range of -4% to 15%

Bullet-Proof Fitness From SOLE

Power – Every one of the SOLE treadmills has a powerful motor, with the top models clocking in at 4.0 CHP. Rollers keep friction from building between the belt and deck, reducing noise and eliminating that mechanical whine that can be so deafening in other brands.

The strong horsepower also means a consistent workout, whether it is a long or a short workout. So it won’t start to lag and is perfect for multiple users for the same reason. Ten people could take turns running for an hour, one after another, and it wouldn’t slow or overheat, which is one reason these are so popular with gyms.

Price – In spite of the quality features and the fact that most of these are technically commercial grade, the price for these treadmills is surprisingly low. The cheapest generally starts at just $899, and the most expensive is $2,299. People who have shopped for treadmills online know that the sturdy ones, especially those that are commercial grade, are often thousands more. That makes the SOLE treadmills a bargain, especially since they have added Bluetooth tracking.

Intended Audience – Treadmills tend to be aimed at people who want to lose weight, which this brand is certainly great for. As SOLE has the highest treadmill weight capacity available for users who are overweight and looking to make a change.

SOLE treadmills do lack some of the extras other treadmills offer. It lacks the TV or touchscreen of other styles, and there are limited workout programs. This is a benefit for those who don’t want distractions like web browsing, which could cause them to slow down or give less than their best.

How To Decide If A SOLE Treadmill Is Right For You

We know you have many options to choose from when you are looking for a new treadmill for your home. So as you consider the treadmills SOLE has on the market, you should answer these questions.

  • Do you have any weight restrictions? Many home treadmills currently on the market are only rated for users who weigh up to 300 lbs. Some cheaper, unknown brands may not be able to accommodate that amount of weight. SOLE is known for having some of the industry’s toughest treadmills, with their budget treadmill’s starting weight capacity being 325 lbs and the top treadmill able to accommodate 400 lbs.
  • Is there enough space for a SOLE treadmill? The sturdiness and durability of these treadmills have a space trade-off when it comes to SOLE treadmills. Five out of six SOLE treadmills fold up with the help of a hydraulic system, which makes it easier to lower and raise the deck. The S77 does not fold up, so be sure you have a dedicated space. So, while most fold, they still are heavy and fairly bulky.
  • Do you care about “treadmill extras”? On the surface, all treadmills do the same basic things such as having a moving deck with variable speeds. Treadmills like NordicTrack and ProForm have many workout programs, iFit integration, and other things. But SOLE treadmills are simpler machines. They all only have 10 different workout programs, speed and incline controls, with basic LCD displays. SOLE treadmills do have speakers and an audio port so you can plug in your music, though the speakers are not the best. So you will need to supply your own entertainment when it comes to using a SOLE treadmill.

Our Ruling On SOLE Treadmills

Overall, we like the simple, easy-to-use SOLE treadmills. They are incredibly sturdy with heavy welded metal frames. While they lack the frills of other treadmills and the deck may not be as cushioned as some users may need, we still consider them a good option for someone looking for a long-lasting treadmill.

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