Sole E20 Elliptical

The Sole E20 is looking to push the envelope by offering an elliptical capable of developing your body from the inside out with a versatile cardio trainer.

Defined by Sole Fitness has a “light commercial elliptical”, the Sole E20 features some great new technology that helps maintain your natural workout motion.

The Sole E20 also features a 20 inch stride length, 16 levels of resistance, 10 workout programs, power incline and more.

Read our full Sole E20 review below…


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Model Sole E20

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73.0/100 Rating
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Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

16 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Eddy Current Braking
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

20 inches
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Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.


Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

0 - 20%

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

21 lbs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

2 User
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips
Chest Belt (Optional)

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Backlit Blue LCD
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

325 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

71" x 27" x 58"
Weight: 175 lbs
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Music Ready

Ellipticals that are music ready allow you to plug a music-playing device (iPod, smartphone, etc.) directly into the machine.

Sound System

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.


Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).


iFit is an online service that lets you map and simulate runs from anywhere in the world, and track your progress wirelessly!


The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)
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Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 80.6/100. Articulating foot pedal design helps maintain natural stride, reducing the impact on your body’s joints and muscles. Affordable and classified as “light commercial”.

– Articulating foot pedals keep natural stride
– Smooth operation supported by 21 lb flywheel
– 20 inch stride length accommodates most users
– Elliptical features power incline (0-20)
– Music ready (built-in speakers, mp3 port)
– Integrated cooling fan for added comfort

– 10 workout programs average but not great
– Wireless chest belt only available as add-on
– Smaller display compared to other models


The Sole E20 was designed to feature as much as possible for a retail price of $799.

New for 2013, the Sole E20 allows you to maximize your time and effort by getting a total body workout including 16 levels of resistance, 0-20 percent incline, 10 workout programs and 20 inch stride length.

Workout Programs

The Sole E20 elliptical features 10 workout programs.

The workout selection is customary to what we are use to seeing on Sole Fitness trainers, which is below-average compared to what other manufactures generally offer.

The preset programs include six standard programs, two custom slots and two heart rate programs.

Built-in pulse grips monitor your heart rate and a wireless chest belt is compatible with the unit if you wish to spend more to purchase the belt.

The elliptical is not compatible with iFit Live.

Elliptical Features

The Sole E20 provides a smooth and natural motion with a 20 inch stride length supported by a 21 lb. flywheel.

Designed to reduce impact on joints and muscles, the Sole E20 features oversized 15 inch pedals with 2 degree inward slope to maintain your body’s natural motion.

The 38 mm steel frame supports users up to 325 lbs. and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Power incline provides 20 different levels to really push your body through an intense workout. Now you can gauge how much you really want to target specific lower body muscle groups.

The 5.5″ LCD display is slightly smaller than the 7 inch screens we’ve seen on other Sole Fitness trainers, yet it still serves its function properly.

The Sole E20 is music ready with mp3 compatibility and built-in speakers to kick out the jams.

A cooling fan and accessory tray round out the lineup of features.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Sole E20 elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Electronics: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

Return Policy: 30 day trail-period guaranteed, contact Sole Fitness at 1-866-780-7653 for more information.


The Sole E20 is an affordable trainer with articulating foot pedals designed to keep your natural motion and thus reduce wear and tear on your body. It is a well rounded elliptical.

Compare to other ellipticals $500 to $1,000.