Sole S77 Non-Folding Treadmill

Overview

The Sole S77 Treadmill is the non-folding version of the Sole F85 model. Same as its folding cousin this machine is built for serious trainers and incorporates only the best components.

This model comes with a powerful 4.0 CHP motor and a generous running belt suitable even for taller users. The warranty is exceptional and overall this machine is even more stable than the F85 model.

The Sole S77 treadmill is another great entry from the company that continues to put out Best Buy machines year after year.

Specifications

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Speed : 0-12 mph The top speed of the S77 model is 12 mph. The speed can be changed with the side buttons or the controls installed on the side bars.

Inclination : 0-15% The incline system maximum value is 15 degrees, more than enough for any home user. The incline system has a rack and pinion gear design and same as speed it can be adjusted via the side buttons.

Motor : The Sole S77 Treadmill is equipped with a powerful 4.0 CHP motor (ultra high torque).

Belt : 22’’x 60’’ This Sole treadmill comes with a Double Woven 2 Ply belt which is also the longest belt produced by Sole (has 60 inches in length). The deck features also a Cushion Flex Shock Absorption Whisper system.

Warranty : This treadmill has a lifetime warranty for frame, motor and deck, 5 years for electronics, belt and rollers and 2 years for labor

Workout Tracking : Via Bluetooth technology and Sole app

Best Features

10 Workout Programs

This treadmill features six standard preset programs that automatically change speed and incline while focusing on performance or weight loss. It also includes two heart rate and two custom workouts.

Generous Deck Size

The Sole S77 features a large 22″ x 60″ running deck, which is long and wide enough to accommodate all size users.

It also features advanced cushioning that reduces impact up to 40% while providing a quiet, comfortable workout.

Bluetooth Workout Tracking

One of the newest technologies incorporated on Sole Treadmills, Bluetooth allows you to keep track of all of your workout results and sync them to your favorite fitness apps.

Previously, you were unable to monitor your results, but now you can which really helps you reach your fitness goals. You can set milestones for yourself, share with family and friends and win achievement points.

Other Great Features

The Sole S77 also includes a new enhanced 10.1″ TFT LCD display, grip and wireless heart rate monitoring (strap included for free), 15 levels of incline, cooling fans, a sound system and a very generous warranty.

Conclusions

Based on our experience, we could say that the new Sole S77 Treadmill is one of the best treadmills under $2000 available on the market today.

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While we tested it, the treadmill offered a smooth ride and it coped well with 2 hour running sessions daily. 

What we particularly enjoyed was the HRC workout program, when the treadmill monitored the heart rate and it automatically adjusted incline to help keep the heart rate at a pre-determined level. We didn’t notice any instability in the frame or belt.

If you’re looking for a solid treadmill with a durable frame, cushioned deck, strong motor and generously sized deck, the S77 is a great choice.

8 Responses to Sole S77 Non-Folding Treadmill

  1. Jack says:

    Editor’s Note: Much of the feedback below is on older versions of the S77. The company has addressed many of these issues in the newest model, so it no longer applies. We welcome feedback on the new version.

    Don’t deal with Sole!!! I bought a treadmill from them a year ago. The frame cracked and they refuse to repair the treadmill, even though it’s covered under warranty. The product is average and their customer service is awful. Don’t put yourself through the stress that you will be subjected to!!!! Find another company.

  2. Tim says:

    I totally agree with jack. Had my sole f83 for about 2 years and the rear roller bearing blew out. Also the treadmill belt starting fraying at the seam almost immediately. I use treadmill 2-3 times a week. For what I paid am disappointed. Sent email to sole, finally got a call nearly 3 weeks later. Not good.

  3. Rob says:

    I bought a Sole 1 1/2 years ago. The rear rolled was replaced, the circuit boards, the concole, and now the frame cracked (actually a bracket broke off and the frame has a big hole in it). With all that said, Sole has been good about fixing the treadmill, although I don’t know how they will resolve the frame breaking yet. Of course, the regular down time and need for repairs is a drag.

  4. admin says:

    @Rob, thank you for the comment. These are many fixes for a treadmill as new as yours. If you can, please keep us updated on the progress made with the frame change.

  5. Rob says:

    I got my new S77 treadmill delivered yesterday and set it up. It looked great, but when I turned it on the motor sounded like an outboard engine from a boat and it vibrated a lot. There was also a thumping sound coming from the rear roller. I called Sole and held the phone next to the treadmill. They said the noise from the motor was so loud they thought they were in the same room with me. The tech from Sole also said it sounded worst than a motor would after 10 years of heavy use.

    So, I am back in the service and repair loop with Sole. Now a replacement motor is being sent to me and I will have another visit from the repair man to fix my treadmill. Who knows if that will be followed by another one for the bumping sound that is yet to be diagnosed.

    The sad thing is that this was a BRAND NEW treadmill straight from the manufacturer. Sole obviously has some quality control issues with their suppliers.

    Despite the great service from Sole, I am hard pressed to recommend buying a treadmill from them due to the quality control problems from their manufacturer. Also, I learned that the warranty for their products begins with the original purchase. So in my case, I have a few months left on my 2 year warranty and then I am stuck paying for repairs. Even though Sole sent me a BRAND NEW treadmill, it treated for warranty purposes like it was bought 1 1/2 years ago. So, if a console, motor, roller, etc. breaks 6 month from now (or sooner) which has been my experience on multiple occasions, I am stuck with the repair bill (even if Sole replaces defective parts – or frames a year down the road).

    I hope Sole can fix the problems with quality control, because the customer service is solid from the company. But, for people like me who buy treadmills to actually use them, the routine downtime with the unit is unacceptable.

  6. admin says:

    @Rob, If we were in your position, we would react the same way. We hope they can fix all these problems soon, and you can use your treadmill without interruptions. Thank you for keeping us posted. Your input is extremely valuable for us, and our readers.

  7. Rob says:

    My new motor arrived the other day and Sole’s repairman installed it. Unfortunately, the problem was not resolved. Now Sole is sending a third motor and new rollers for the treadmill. A major haste!

  8. Rob says:

    The third time is not the charm. Sole sent motor #3, and it didn’t work either. Now Sole believes it is an electronic problem with either the motor board or the power regulator. So, more parts are in the mail. It has been over a month since the new treadmill was delivered and it still doesn’t work. If the third effort to repair the treadmill fails, I am told Sole will send a new console, and if that doesn’t work, all bets are off. I assume they will send a 3rd treadmill to me. Absolute nightmare!

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