Review of The Sole F85 Folding Treadmill

Some people nowadays are becoming more health conscious and are considering stepping up their exercising habits. Rather than getting gym memberships, more are purchasing exercise equipment for their homes instead, in order to save money and time.

For those who want to have a home-based gym, one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment is the treadmill. The treadmill is great for working out the lower portions of the body. However, if you’re one who lives in a cramped apartment or house, the size of the treadmill could be overwhelming. With this in mind, Sole Fitness, a leading company when it comes to creating high quality exercise equipment, came up with the latest addition to its line of state-of-art treadmills, the Sole F85 folding treadmill.

Sole F85 Treadmill

This model has been updated for 2013 and one of its key features is its space-saving function. If you’re not using it, you can fold it vertically and keep it away. Its Easy Assist Folding deck feature makes it easy to keep, for it only takes a pull of a lever to make the deck lower itself to the ground. It also has a safety lock which secures it when set in an upright position. The whispering deck is designed so as it will only unfold itself when released, so you don’t have to unfold it yourself.

We have little kids and little dogs so letting the ramp down after it’s been folded was a concern for me. It’s pretty heavy and I was worried it would crush someone. Not gonna happen. The ramp comes down on hydrolics so it’s a very controlled decent with the last two feet or so slowing down to a crawl so that there is virtually no chance of someone getting caught under there. Very safe. Also, the release for the ramp is at the top when the machine is folded and it takes adult strength to bring it down so there is little chance of a small child releasing it.” – Amazon Customer

Of course, a fitness fan’s main concern about equipment is not the space it takes, but its performance. The Sole F85 treadmill aces that part as well. Another selling point of this top-of-the-line treadmill is Cushion Flex shock-absorption technology applied on its tracks. This innovation reduces the joint impact, an injury that is most likely acquired when running on asphalt. According to the test, the joint impact is reduced by 40%, a rate which is higher compared to that of its competitors. The Sole F85 treadmill also boasts a very durable two-ply deck running over wide, sturdy rollers, which makes the track require little maintenance. It’s deck is 22-inch wide, which makes it superior than its competitor brands. bIts running surface could also be inclined from 0 to 15 degrees. An inclined surface allows a user to burn more calories than exercising on flat ground.

It also has a quiet 4.0 CHP motor that can support a maximum weight of 400 pounds and can stay quiet even if the settings are maxed out, so users don’t have to worry about their music being drowned out by incessant noises.

“I’ve been running an hour each morning since I got the Solo Fitness F85. It’s the quickest way to make sure I get some exercise every day. This is the smoothest at home treadmill I have ever ran on, and it’s quiet enough that I can watch TV while I run. If you want a quality treadmill for home, you can’t go wrong with this one.” – Jeffrey Roach (Amazon customer)

“So my husband hopped on my treadmill and literally stopped the motor, he was too big. So I was off to find a new one with a bigger motor, larger walking platform, but still versatile to fold up and move around. I live three hours from a big city, so the fact that they offered free shipping was awesome. We looked at other reviews and sizing and compared it to our old treadmill and decided that the SOLE F85 would be a good fit for him and our pocketbook. We have not been disappointed.” – Mickylynne (Dick’s Sporting Goods customer)

The Sole F85 treadmill comes with a console with a 9-inch LCD screen, which could display different information such as the user’s speed, miles, calories burned, pulse rate and pace. The screen also shows the degree to which the surface is inclined.

This display screen also comes with a Message Board, which helps the user through their exercise regimen and other features included in the treadmill. The programs included in the treadmill are as follows: six standard programs, two heart-rate based programs and two customizable programs. In addition to that, the screen also displays a line graph showing the progress of the user. However, with its price, the treadmill might as well used a console that is already using an Android system.

Another cool extra to bag is the feature which accurately calculates the targeted heart rate based on gender, age and other variables.

The Sole F85 treadmill’s console also comes with features that would help inspire the user to go on with their workout. There is a niche where you can put your MP3 player. You can plug your MP3 player to the treadmill and play music through its built-in speakers, one on both sides. There is also a jack where you can plug in your earphones if you don’t want to disturb other people in the house. Also, the treadmill comes with a fan that would help the user get cool even while undertaking a strenuous exercise plan.

“Heavy, solid, superior quality. This machine has unlimited possibilities. It has really tested our abilities and quickly raised our fitness threshold.” – V. Ramirez (Amazon customer)

The Sole F85 treadmill is definitely a one of the best treadmills around today for it offers unique and innovative features that are not found in its competitors. The users of this ingenuous product are ensured that they are getting their money’s worth, if not more.

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