Tops in its series, the Sole F85 with Bluetooth is a leading residential treadmill with health spa quality.
It’s foldable for convenient home use but equipped to support long distance running and intense interval training.
Updated for 2016 it has a 4.0 CHP motor and an extra-large track and automated incline. A 10.1″ screen shows workout progress, plus the new F85 can connect with mobile devices and fitness apps.
Learn more from our Sole F85 review below.
|Speed||0.5 - 12 mph|
|Incline||0 - 15%|
|Deck||22" x 60"|
|Belt||Cushion Flex Shock Absorption
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Wireless Chest Strap|
|Dimensions||83" x 37" x 57"
Folded: 72" x 47"
Weight: 265 lbs
|Display||10.1" Backlit Blue LCD|
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
Rating: 94.1/100. The Sole F85 is advertised as “The Best Folding Treadmill On the Planet” and lives up to high expectations. As the top folding treadmill from Sole Fitness, the F85 has always been a solid choice for home gyms. With the addition of Bluetooth on the new 2016 model, the treadmill now appeals to a wider audience than ever. Specs include a 22” x 60” running area, a thick track with incline and 2.75” rollers, a commercial 4.0 CHP motor and 10 workout programs including customized routines. New for 2016 the Sole F85 shows progress on a 10.1” console screen, plus it lets a tablet computer serve as a programming center that can save and wirelessly share exercise stats. This top-notch folding treadmill is also equipped with a sound-muffling deck that absorbs shock up to 40% more effectively than outdoor tracks do. The Sole F85 Treadmill has a sale price of $1999 including a five-year warranty on parts and electronics, making it one of this year’s best buys for shoppers with $2000 treadmill budgets.
- Foldable with hydraulic assist
- Commercial 4.0 CHP motor
- Spacious 22″ x 60″ running surface
- Power incline with 30 levels
- 10 workout programs
- Wireless pulse transmitter included
- Syncs with mobile apps to share data
- Tablet holder
- Music friendly (MP3 player port, speakers)
- CushionFlex Whisper Deck
- Lifetime coverage on motor, frame and deck
- Long warranty on parts and electronics
- In-home labor and great customer service from Sole
- Large footprint when unfolded
- Short side rails
The Sole F85 is a high quality folding treadmill for home use. It builds upon the bestselling F80 with even hardier components and more horsepower. This cardio trainer has commercial parts such as a multi-layered track and 2.75” rollers, and its tech integration is better than ever with upgrades for 2016. The new Sole F85 Treadmill console has a 10.1” screen, a secure tablet computer holder, iPod compatibility and Bluetooth connectivity for data sharing. Also included are small yet much-appreciated extras such as water bottle holders and cooling fans. Here are details about the workout programming, features and warranty.
Along with the other Sole treadmills for 2016, the F85 has a 10-item program menu. Included are manual mode, two heart rate controlled workouts, two programs created by the user, and five classic treadmill workout programs: Cardio, Fat Burn, Hill, Interval and Strength. These workout programs can be set for different durations and control the treadmill’s speed and incline. Multiple user profiles for the treadmill can be set up with the Sole Fitness mobile app.
Sole F85 Features
All Sole home treadmills have foldable frames. With hydraulic technology the F85 can practically fold and unfold itself. To protect small children, it locks securely into each position.
Workout progress is shown on a 10.1” graphic screen with adjustable angle and an improved shelf for a tablet computer or smartphone. This is Sole’s top display for 2016. The new F85 Treadmill can also use a Bluetooth compatible mobile device to display workouts, store workout stats and share fitness data wirelessly. It connects with the Sole Fitness app, which can sync with iHealth, MyFitnessPal and other mobile apps that let users easily manage their all-over fitness activity.
The Sole F85 has a 22” x 60” tread track, which is the roomiest available in this year’s Sole Fitness treadmill series. The track is multi-layered for durability and moves over high quality 2.75” rollers to minimize noise and wear.
For extra challenge the track has 30 ramp settings up to 15 degrees. The incline is controlled by programs, with monitor controls, or with buttons based on the handlebars.
Sole’s commercial quality deck, the CushionFlex Whisper Deck, helps make treadmill running up to 40% gentler on joints compared with outdoor running. It also absorbs the sound of each step for quieter home workouts.
Continuous heart rate readouts are available through touch sensors on the handlebars and a wireless chest strap. A chest strap is included with the sale price.
Other features on the Sole F85 for 2016 are cooling fans, bottle holders and an accessory tray.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Sole F85 Treadmill warranty package includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 years
– Labor: 2 years (In-home)
Direct customers get a 30-day trial period with a money-back guarantee.
The Sole F85 is the top folding treadmill from a leading international brand. It offers more power than most individual trainees need, but for the most avid runners or homes with multiple exercisers it’s one of the best choices available when priced at $1999.