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Sole E95S Review

Quick Summary

The Sole E95S is a high quality residential elliptical trainer that’s earned its $2,199 price tag.

This adjustable 18″ – 24″ stride elliptical can meet the needs of of a wide range of trainees and offers everyone a dynamic range of path lengths for targeted muscle toning.

The E95S also has an easy-to-read 9″ display for its 10 preset workouts. The console’s iPod-compatible sound system helps you power through efficient training sessions.

Learn more by reading FitRated’s honest review of the Sole E95S below.

Specifications

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Model Sole E95S
Rating

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94.1%
List Price

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$3,299
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$2,199
Resistance

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

15 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).

18" - 24"
Pedals

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

Cushioned & Articulating
Incline

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

Power Incline
Flywheel

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

34 lbs
Programs

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

10
User Profiles

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

2 Users
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 Strap Compatible
(2 Programs)
Display

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

9" LCD
Max. Weight

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

400 lbs
Dimensions

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

Height: 70"
Width: 32"
Length: 84"
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.

Speakers

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.

Folding?

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).

Warranty

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

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Rating: 94.1%

Our Rating

Rating: 94.1/100. The E95S is a top elliptical under $2,500. Featuring a wide range of resistance and an impressive 18″ to 24″ power-adjustable stride, it’s equipped to physically fit just about any trainee and continually upgrade their overall fitness.

This durable trainer has a very natural-feeling elliptical stride. Tension is controlled magnetically for smooth and quiet operation, and for targeted muscle toning you can shorten or lengthen the path length with digital controls. Preset workouts and session data can be accessed with a 9″ backlit LCD monitor.

Here are pros and cons of choosing the Sole E95S.

Pros:

  • Magnetic resistance
  • 18″ to 24″ stride
  • 10 built-in workouts
  • Heart rate control
  • 9″ data screen
  • Wireless pulse compatible
  • Sound system
  • Accessory tray
  • Great customer support
  • Competitive warranty
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Minimal on-board support for entertainment/distraction
  • No water bottle holder

Introduction

The Sole E95S stands out with its power-adjustable stride. Ranging from 18″ to 24″, the variable stride lets this trainer fit the whole family and also lets everyone target different muscle groups. This fitness machine also has a high quality drive to accommodate a wide range of body weights and skill levels. Ten workouts are built into the console. It has an iPod-compatible port and speakers.

Workout Programs

The Sole E95S workout menu has 10 selections. Six are standard elliptical workout programs, two use heart rate control and two are defined by the user.

Sole E95S Features

This Sole elliptical can easily adjust to fit different users with its adjustable console height and 18″ – 24″ stride range. The stride length is power-adjustable too, so you can easily change it during workouts to target your hamstrings, quads or other muscle groups.

The smooth magnetic resistance system is centered around a 34-pound flywheel. Its wide range of tension levels can help just about anyone attain higher levels of fitness time and again.

The control center for workouts is a vibrant blue 9″ LCD with backlighting.

For heart rate monitoring the elliptical is compatible with a wireless chest strap. It also has contact pulse sensors.

Warranty & Guarantee

Sole E95S warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Parts: 5 Years

– Electronics: 5 Years

– Labor: 2 Years

Sole provides in-home servicing for all repairs.

Conclusion

The Sole E95S is among the best home ellipticals under $2,500. Like a typical Sole elliptical, it’s engineered with high quality components. It’s powerful enough for virtually any trainee and is backed by a valuable warranty.