Sole F65 Treadmill Review
The Sole F65 treadmill is the 2011 upgrade to the F63 design, and while still technically defined as an “entry-level” model the F65 is more than capable of powering most users.
The F65 features a 2.75 CHP motor, 20″ x 58″ running surface, speeds that reach 12 mph and incline 0-15 percent.
The treadmill is also packed with safety features including a stop switch and locking deck when not in use, as well as iPod dock and built-in speakers.
Learn more in our in-depth Sole F65 treadmill review below…
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|Speed||0.5 - 12 mph|
|Incline||0 - 15%|
|Deck||20" x 58"|
|Belt||Phenolic Deck w/ Shock Absorption
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Wireless Chest Strap|
|Dimensions||83" x 33" x 57"
Weight: 253 lbs
|Easy Fold Up|
Deck: 3 Years
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 83.8/100. Run up to six preset programs including cardio training and fat burning specific programs. Not the most compact or powerful trainer, but overall a decent value for price paid.
- Large 7″ LCD display makes trainer user-friendly
- Music friendly (iPod dock, speakers)
- Spacious 20″ x 58″ running surface
- Durable frame (supports 350 lb. max user weight)
- Good speed and incline range
- Monitor heart rate with pulse grips or chest strap
- Could use a few more workout programs (8 total)
- A couple complaints about accuracy of pulse grips
- Treadmill folds but not compact at 250 lbs.
The Sole F65 treadmill offers a 20″ x 58″ deck capable of supporting most users on a 350 lbs. max user weight frame.
The treadmill features a phenolic deck with extra cushioning to provide a better alternative to running on asphalt and cement.
The arm rests contain both speed and incline controls allowing you to easily adjust your workout to your fitness goals, while listening to your favorite tunes through the built-in speakers with easy-to-use iPod/mp3 player dock.
The Sole F65 treadmill includes 6 preset workouts including fat burning and cardio training programs.
Two other user defined options allow you to orchestrate the perfect fitness routine.
The workout variety is not outstanding, and unfortunately the treadmill is not compatible with iFit Live unlike some of Sole Fitness’ other models.
You can, however, maximize workout results with built-in pulse grips and included wireless chest strap both of which provide quick heart rate readings on the 7″ LCD display.
In addition to heart rate readings, the Sole’s F65 treadmill display keeps up-to-date information as you work through your routine. Speed, incline, distance, time, pulse and calories are all measured and viewed through the console.
After you’re finished, the message window will also recap your entire routine so you can see your progress from workout to workout.
The Sole F65 features easy assist folding design to make the treadmill more compact when not in use.
Dual cooling fans keep you nice and comfortable during even the most intense of workouts. Music sounds fairly well on built-in speakers compatible with most iPod or mp3 players.
Overall, previous customers have noted the quiet and smooth performance of the 2.75 CHP motor and found the 20″ x 58″ running surface to be more than adequate.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Sole F65 warranty and guarantee includes:
- Frame: Lifetime
- Motor: Lifetime
- Deck: 3 Years
- Parts & Electronics: 3 Years
- Labor: 1 Year
Return Policy: 30 day trail-period guaranteed, contact Sole Fitness at 1-866-780-7653 for more information.
The Sole F65 treadmill provides a comfortable, vibration-free surface for both the power walker and marathon runner. Keeping in mind the impact both runners and walkers encounter on their joints, the Sole F65 is built to absorb shock from all parts of your body, including ankles, knees and hips.
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