Sole E98 Elliptical Review
With commercial-grade parts and ergonomic design, the Sole E98 also features Eddy Current Braking (20 levels of resistance) with a 20 inch stride length.
The large 9″ LCD display keeps you informed and motivated, and the chest strap produces quick and accurate heart rate readings.
The Sole E98 is also sold with two different warranty options, a standard or light commercial package. Read our full Sole E98 elliptical review below…
|Resistance Type||Eddy Current Braking|
|Stride Length||20 inches|
|Pedals||Cushioned & Articulating|
|User Profiles||2 Users|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Chest Strap
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
Weight: 249 lbs
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
Rating: 93.1/100. Articulating foot pedals adjust to how you walk and power incline targets new muscle groups normally not touched on your average elliptical.
- Articulating foot pedals adjust to your stride
- Power incline targets new muscle groups
- 20 inch stride length accommodates most users
- Sturdy frame supports users up to 400 lbs
- Two different warranty packages available
- Large 9 inch LCD display system
- Very limited number of preset programs (6)
- mp3 input provided but not speaker system
- No workout aide or goal tracking program
The only thing you can ask for with a quality and dependable elliptical is one that rides without a choppy feel and frame which remains durable under intense workouts.
Of course, having a stride length to supplement your natural walking motion is important too.
The Sole E98 is looking to bypass some of the gimmicks we’ve seen on other, lower priced ellipticals by producing a trainer designed for a commercial environment.
The Sole E98 elliptical provides a rather basic list of six preset workout programs, including two custom settings and two programs for heart rate.
The built-in pulse grips and chest strap included with purchase allows you to get quick heart rate readings in order to stay within a target zone.
The Sole E98 is also not compatible with iFit Live or Intelligent Weight Management which is a notable knock on the elliptical.
The Sole E98 is first highlighted by its articulating foot pedals which were ergonomically positioned for a natural stride. Furthermore, the 20 inch stride length accommodates just about any size user.
The foot pedals were developed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist, featuring a 2 degree inward slope which reduces ankle and knee stress common in other light commercial ellipticals.
An articulating foot pedal system understands that not everyone walks the same and thus conform to your natural stride.
The 34 lb flywheel on the E98 elliptical delivers smooth performance with a sturdy frame that supports users up to 400 lbs.
A 9 inch LCD display located directly on the console is larger than most screen sizes on trainers, ideal for quick exercise readouts (including heart rate monitoring).
The Sole E98 also features power incline which creates a completely different workout that targets areas of the lower body that normally would not be worked out on an elliptical.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Sole E98 elliptical features a standard and light commercial warranty:
- Frame: Lifetime
- Electronics: 5 Years / 3 Years
- Parts: 5 Years / 3 Years
- Labor: 2 Years / 1 Year
Return Policy: 30 day trial-period guaranteed, contact Sole Fitness at 1-866-780-7653 for more information.
The Sole E98 is an elliptical designed for a light commercial setting. The articulating foot pedals and power incline are welcomed additions to a type of fitness equipment which is sometimes hard to distinguish one model from another.
Still not sure? Compare the E98 to other Sole ellipticals.