Sole F65 Treadmill Review

Overview

The new Sole F65 is a well-designed treadmill with features you just don’t typically find at this price level, including a powerful motor, generously sized deck, incline capability and workout tracking via Bluetooth technology. It’s one of the best treadmills you can buy for under $1,500, with a compact, folding design.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph

Incline : up to 15%

Motor : 3.25 HP Continuous Duty

Belt : 22 x 60 inches

Cushion System : Treadmill includes a low-impact 1 inch phenolic deck

Maximum User Weight : 350 lbs

Unit Weight : 262 lbs

Warranty : Lifetime for motor and frame, 3 years for deck, electronics, parts and 1 year for labor

Best Features

Display Info

The 7.5 inch back lit LCD Display offers feedback on Speed, Incline, Time Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace.

In addition, a ¼ mile track feature and a Peak and Valley graph are available for those looking for a challenge.

The message window offers information on workouts and the treadmill’s features. Also, this window offers a summary on all of your workouts once you’re finished.

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Heart Rate Readings

In order to check out your heart rate, you can use the hand pulse grips that incorporate incline and speed controls in the armrest area or you can use the wireless chest strap (recommended).

Diverse Workouts

The Sole F65 comes with 6 standard workouts, including cardio training and fat burn workouts, and 2 custom programs.

The 2 user defined programs allow you to create the workout you want, and what makes everything even easier is that there are speed and incline controls integrated in the armrests area.

Cooling Fan

included

Built-in speakers with iPod compatibility

included

Folding Options

You can fold the treadmill easily as it incorporates the Easy Assist feature which basically does everything by itself.

Conclusions

The Sole F65 is one of the better upper level models for a very competitive price. True to the expected Sole quality, this unit has steel welded frames and heavy duty incline.

It is a nice step up from the entry level F63 model, and very similar to the up-level F80 treadmill.

It provides support and stability, and definitely has the power to push you forward. We recommend this treadmill to users who are looking for intense cardio and fat burn training, including joggers and walkers.

Pros

Starting with the motor, this unit proves to be powerful enough to get you through serious challenges. And powerful motors need generous running surfaces, which once again this unit offers. And to link them all together into what we believe is a top-notch treadmill, Sole introduced a cushioning system that keeps our feet, ankles, hips and spine injury free even during toughest programs.

A challenging treadmill should always come with a proper display. The F65 display is built to help users get quick and easy feedback on their performance, but that’s not all. There’s a message window that shows workout summaries once you’re finished, which is extremely helpful especially for users looking to lose extra weight.

Speed and incline are easy to alter. The Sole F65 unit incorporates speed and incline controls in the armrest area. This feature has been very useful to us, especially during high incline and speed intervals.

There are 2 user programs that you can customize according to your needs. And you can make them as tough as you want because not only does this treadmill have quality cushioning, but it also helps you cool off with the easy-to-use cooling fans.

We’re always pleased by motors that are as quiet as possible. We were quite satisfied to see that this motor doesn’t make the awful noises treadmills usually do. Especially since we only have concrete surfaces to place it on. So this is a major plus.

To save the space, Sole invested Easy Assist feature into the F65. This feature helps you fold the treadmill easily and just place it somewhere where you won’t be needing it until next time.

And the warranty is quite good, especially considering the price.

Drawbacks

The F65 does take some time to assemble, so it’s not ready right out of the box.

Also, there are the safety handles and manual pulse meter that may be too low for taller users.

But those are minor things. All in all, we are very satisfied with the F65, and it is a nice upgrade from the F63. It runs and feels good. And we didn’t have to clear our bank account to get it.

For the very best deals check out the Sole F65 Treadmill at the official manufacturer’s site. They often offer free shipping as well as no tax and other special promotions.

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