The Sole F85 is the top-of-the-line in Sole’s unique series of folding treadmills and will offer a serious workout for experienced runners, joggers and power walkers alike.
The F85 is seriously well built. Sole has been in the fitness industry for many decades and their machines are often found in commercial health clubs and hotel exercise rooms because their equipment is so durable.
All Sole’s treadmills are constructed from powder coated, 100% steel welded frames and have heavy duty inclines. The F85 has been improved by including an industrial 3.5 hp continuous duty motor. The all steel zinc coated flywheel offers an incline up to 15% and will run at 12 miles an hour.
This is a much heavier treadmill than other comparable brands. It gives runners a fluid motion that can only be found on more expensive equipment at a gym. Sole added their Cushion Flex deck which reduces impact on the knees, ankles, feet and spine by up to 40% compared to running on asphalt.
The console gives a vivid 9 inch LCD display on which you can track your workout progress. Information recorded includes time, speed, degree of incline, calories, pulse rate, pace and distance traveled.
To make your workouts more interesting there’s a jack for plugging in your iPod or MP3 player which is broadcast via a pair of quality integral speakers. To keep you cool there are two built-in fans. The F85’s features a handy message board system that gives information about the workouts you’re doing. It also has the ability of recapping your entire session so you can compare one with the next.
You also have two heart controlled workouts options which you can adjust to your individual requirements. It comes complete with a wireless chest monitor that claims to be 99.9% accurate.
Otherwise you can work your way through six challenging routines or you can customize two personalized programs.
The F85 has an extra wide deck measuring 22 x 60” and when you’re through working out you can fold it up and store it away.
Sole F85 Treadmill Features:
- 3 ½ hp continuous duty DC ultra high torque motor
- 22 x 60” running deck constructed from Cushion Flex for greater shock absorption and quiet operation
- Folds away with the ECS system folding feature
- Heart rate control and wireless chest strap included
- Hook up for MP3/iPod with integral speakers, and fans to keep you cool
- 400 pounds maximum capacity
- The industry’s best warranty
Sole F85 Treadmill User Review:
I really wish I’d taken some notice when I ordered this treadmill about how darn heavy it is – 400 pounds! But it is built from high-quality steel with a heavy duty motor so I should have paid more attention. Luckily a friend helped me in with it and we had it put together and running in less than an hour.
I shouldn’t have complained, this thing is rock solid. The Cushion Flex deck is super quiet and comfortable – I feel like I could run for hours on this thing without suffering. Being able to crank it up to 11 miles an hour really gives me an awesome cardio workout too.
This machine is just as good if not better than some I’ve used at the local gym. I also like the fact that you can fold it up to save some space when you’ve done exercising. I’m very pleased and the price was well within my budget.
The Sole F85 Treadmill is truly an excellent machine built from the best components that will probably outlast me!