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Sole S77 Review

Quick Summary

A top Sole treadmill, the S77 has spa quality but carries a long residential warranty.

It is similar to the F85 (Sole’s top foldable treadmill) but has a non-folding frame.

Specs for the newest version are a 4.0 CHP motor, a 15-level incline, a 10.1″ graphic screen and 10 workout programs.

New for 2016 the Sole S77 has Bluetooth for integrating mobile devices and fitness apps.

Learn more from our Sole treadmill review below.

Specifications

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Model Sole S77
Rating

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87.4%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,499
Best Price

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$1,899
Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 12 mph
Incline

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%
Motor

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.

4.0 CHP
Deck

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).

22" x 60"
Belt

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.

Cushion Flex Shock Absorption Whisper Deck (2-Ply 1")
Folding?

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

Programs

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

10
Max. Weight

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

400 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

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

80" x 36" x 58"
Weight: 258 lbs
Rollers: 2.75"
Display

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

10.1" TFT LCD
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.

Speakers

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).

Warranty

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

Rating: 87.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 87.4/100. The Sole S77 is a high quality treadmill for home use. Unlike most Sole treadmills for home gyms, this unit has a non-folding frame. An impressive blend of features helps it function like a health club fitness machine for walkers and runners alike. Key specs are an exceptionally quiet 4.0 CHP motor, a two-ply 22” x 60” track, 15 power incline settings and 10 training programs. This treadmill also has an MP3 player port and speakers and a secure holder for a mobile device. The latest version of the Sole S77 Treadmill debuted in spring 2016 with a $1,899 sale price and $2,499 MSRP.

The S77 for 2016 can show workout progress two ways. The default is the treadmill’s 10.1” LCD, which is high contrast and has adjustable angle. A second option is any Bluetooth compatible tablet computer or smartphone connected to the treadmill with the Sole Fitness App. The app can send workout info such as distance traveled, calories burned and average heart rate to MyFitnessPal and other mobile programs designed for all-in-one fitness management.

Pros:

  • Commercial 4.0 CHP motor
  • Spacious 22″ x 60″ running surface
  • Power incline with 30 levels
  • 10.1” high contrast screen
  • 10 workout programs
  • Wireless chest strap included
  • Bluetooth for data syncing
  • Tablet holder
  • Music friendly (MP3 player port, speakers)
  • CushionFlex Whisper Deck
  • 2.75” rollers
  • Lifetime coverage on motor, frame and deck
  • Long warranty on parts and electronics
  • In-home labor and great customer service from Sole

Cons:

  • Non-folding
  • Large deck
  • Cannot download workouts

Introduction

The new Sole S77 Treadmill is a non-folding home treadmill with the feel of a commercial trainer. Among its high-end components are an extra large and multi-layered track, 2.75” rollers and a 4.0 horsepower continuous duty motor. Digital tech integration on all Sole treadmills is better than ever for 2016 too, with all models getting Bluetooth, enhanced data monitors and improved mobile device holders. The new S77 shows off Sole’s best data screen, a 10.1” graphic display, and also has iPod compatibility. Here are details about the treadmill’s workout programming, features and warranty.

Workout Programs

The Sole S77 has a 10-item program menu. The choices are manual mode, two heart rate controlled workouts, two user-designed programs, and five classic treadmill workout programs named Cardio, Fat Burn, Hill, Interval and Strength. The workout programs control the treadmill’s speed and incline and can be set for different time lengths. Multiple user profiles for Sole treadmills for 2016 can be set up with the new Sole Fitness mobile app.

Sole S77 Features

The S77 shows workout programming on a 10.1” graphic screen with adjustable angle. This is Sole’s top display for 2016. The new S77 can also use a Bluetooth compatible mobile device (Apple or Android tablet computer or smartphone) to display workouts, store workout stats and share fitness data wirelessly. Bluetooth on Sole treadmills 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 S77 has a 22” x 60” tread track, which is the roomiest available on Sole treadmills this year. The track is multi-layered for durability and moves over 2.75” rollers to minimize noise and wear.

To allow incline training and help simulate outdoor routes, the tread track has 30 ramp settings up to 15 degrees. An extra set of incline controls are built into the handlebars, making it safe and easy to change incline level during a workout.

This unit is equipped with Sole Fitness’ advanced CushionFlex Whisper Deck. This commercial component helps make running on a Sole up to 40% gentler on joints compared with running on pavement. It also absorbs the sound of footsteps to allow quiet training.

Heart rate can be read with touch sensors on the handlebars or a wireless chest strap, which is included with the treadmill’s advertised price.

Other features on the new Sole S77 are cooling fans, two water bottle holders and a small storage tray.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Sole S77 Treadmill residential warranty package includes the following coverage:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 years
– Labor: 2 years (In-home)

Customers at SoleTreadmills.com get a 30-day trial period with a money-back guarantee.

Conclusion

The Sole S77 is a good value for shoppers with $2,000 treadmill budgets. This non-folding model has the feel of a health club cardio trainer but carries a generous warranty for home use. If its large deck size (83″ x 35″) would be an issue though, then the Sole F85 with foldable frame could be a better alternative although it costs a bit more.