Sole E25 Elliptical Review
Despite being classified as an entry-level elliptical, the Sole E25 is far better than a lot of other ellipticals in the $500-$1,000 price range.
In fact, for $999 you are getting 16 individual levels of resistance, quality flywheel, 20 inch stride length and lifetime guarantee on frame that supports 350 pounds.
The Sole E25 is also equipped with an iPod dock, built-in speakers, cooling fan and LCD display.
Learn more by reading our full Sole E25 elliptical review below…
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|Resistance Type||Eddy Current Braking|
|Stride Length||20" - 22"|
|Incline||0 - 30%|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips
Chest Belt (Optional)
|Display||Backlit Blue LCD|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Dimensions||71" x 27" x 58"
Weight: 189 lbs
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)
Rating: 80.6/100. Entry level Sole E25 features adjustable stride length and 30 percent incline for a variety of workout challenges.
- Dependable resistance system with 16 levels
- Long and adjustable 20-22 inch stride length
- Durable frame (350 lbs. max user weight)
- Elliptical features 0-30 percent incline
- Music friendly (mp3, speakers)
- Integrated cooling fan for added comfort
- 10 workout programs average but not great
- Wireless chest belt only available as add-on
- Does not fold, moderately compact
The Sole E25 is affordable for a lot of consumers who do not want to blow their money on a poorly constructed, cheaply made elliptical.
The elliptical is actually well produced and manufactured by Sole Fitness, one of the best makers in the exercise world.
The Sole E25 features fluid natural motion provided by a very quiet drive system. The E25 will operate both forward and reverse and rides smoothly thanks to the heavy 25 lb. flywheel.
The elliptical is also one of the cheapest on the market to feature power incline, as the Sole E25 will reach up to a 30 percent incline.
The only real complaint with the Sole E25 is that it only offers 10 workout programs. The selection is decent, but we have seen some lower priced ellipticals that actually offer more variety.
The pulse grip/chest strap heart rate system, however, is terrific and will really allow you to maximize your exercise. The pulse grips are a standard spec, and the wireless chest strap is available as an add-on upon purchase.
The upper body exercise also provides a full body workout routine and is something you want to utilize if you need to burn a ton of calories.
The only thing the Sole E25 is missing is compatibility with iFit Live or iFit Workout Cards.
If optimal performance is the first and only feature you want on a quality elliptical, the Sole E25 is one of the best in the $500 to $1,000 price range.
The E25 features power incline a phenomenal feature for adding additional resistance and variable positions to your workout.
The oversized pedals are another fantastic feature. These unique foot pedals were designed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist and sports enthusiast. As a result, the pedals are engineered to reduce ankle and knee stress.
Easy to use electronic console with a vibrant blue back lit LCD display is also included. Monitor all exercise data including readouts from the built-in pulse grips.
The console also has built in speakers which allow you to hook up any mp3 player (including iPods) for easy listening.
The combination of a heavy 25 lb. flywheel and a high gear ratio not found on comparable models equals an extremely smooth feel with plenty of resistance at the top end for a machine that will provide a challenging workout.
Four real wheels which ride on heavy duty rails provide a smoother more stable feel and reduce side to side foot pedal motion on the Sole E25.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Sole E25 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.
Simply put, the Sole E25 elliptical is equipped with a heavy 25-pound flywheel and high gear ratio not found on most comparable models. Combined with the power incline and innovative foot pedals and the Sole E25 truly delivers outstanding performance without forcing you to spend a ton of cash.
Still not sure? See how the Sole E25 compares to the Top 5 Ellipticals on FitRated.com.