Sole F65 Treadmill

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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Model Sole F65

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Sole F65 Rating: 83.8/100
Rating: 83.8%
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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 12 mph

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 15%
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The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

3.25 CHP

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 58"

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

Phenolic Deck w/ Shock Absorption
(2-Ply 1")

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


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

Pre-Defined: 6
User-Defined: 2
Max. Weight

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

350 lbs
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 & Wireless Chest Strap

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

83" x 33" x 57"
Weight: 253 lbs
Rollers: 2.5"

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

Blue LCD
Easy Fold Up

Easy Fold Up is a feature that makes folding your treadmill much easier. Some manufacturers include a one-button fold feature.

Pulse Grips

Pulse Grips are handles you can hold while exercising to monitor your true heart rate.

Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

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

Music Ready

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

Sound System

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

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!

Built-in TV

Treadmills that have a TV built in make it easier to get through your workouts by focusing on the TV while you're exercising.


The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Deck: 3 Years
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
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Quick Summary
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.

Workout Programs

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.

Treadmill Features

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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