Sole F85 Treadmill Review

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The Sole F85 Treadmill is a strong, durable and well built treadmill. Some have said that the F85 is the best fold-up treadmill available. We would have a hard time finding evidence to dispute that!

The Sole F85 Treadmill is equipped with a powerful 3.5 HP Continuous Duty DC, Ultra High Torque Motor, with the ability to handle the heftiest users (400lbs). The motor is big, powerful, yet quiet.

The F85 has a Cushion Flex Shock Absorption Whisper Deck with a 22” X 60” spacious workout area. What’s does this mean for you?

  • A large exercise area for maximum safety
  • A deck with a smoother finish offering quieter operation and longer treadmill life. Sole is so confident in the construction of their deck, they insist that it can’t be worn out or they will replace it for free!
  • The Double Ply Woven walking belt offers users extra comfort

The Sole F85 Treadmill comes with Sole’s Easy Assist Folding Deck Design. We agree with Sole that it is the best folding treadmill design on the market. With Easy Assist you can simply release the deck, step back, and the treadmill will unfold itself while you watch. The design features an all gear rack & pinion system with a Safety Lock Deck design that locks the deck into place when the treadmill is placed into the upright position. The double horseshoe welded (not bolted) steel frame offers a truly solid, superior foundation.

The F85 console is user friendly with a colorful display that includes a message board for easily understandable instruction and feedback. The console provides constant information on Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse Rate, and Pace. It has a quarter mile track featuring Peak and Valley graphs.

Additional features of the Sole F85 Treadmill:

  • Docking station on for your iPod or MP3 player
  • Cooling Fan
  • Six standard pre-programmed workouts
  • Two user defined program
  • Two heart rate programs and a heart rate control program. The heart rate programs will automatically adjust your workout to keep your heart rate ay pre-determined levels. The heart rate electronics are built into the console, and a wireless chest strap for the user. The wireless monitor is 99.9% accurate, as a good as an electrocardiogram.
  • Hand Pulse Grips, and speed/incline controls are built into the hand rails for the user’s convenience.

The Sole F85 Treadmill is made by Sole Fitness, a company that sells high quality treadmills. They use good components and pay close attention to the engineering and construction of their treadmills. We believe that they will be around for a long time.

Sole offers an Excellent Warranty on the F85. And why shouldn’t they have confidence in their treadmill? It is a well build machine with quality components. The Sole F85 Treadmill has a lifetime warranty on Motor, Deck, & Frame, 5 years on Electronics, Belt, & Rollers, and 2 years Labor with In-Home service.

The F85 is one to have if you are in the market for a fold-up treadmill. Heck, it is one to have if you aren’t looking for a fold-up! And for $2,000 including shipping, it is a tremendous value! If you buy direct from Sole you can avoid the sales tax. Be sure to get the in-home delivery service for a little more, unless you have several strong hands to help you get it inside.

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