Sole’s premier treadmill for 2016 is the TT8.
It’s named for its extra-wide track, which measures 22 inches, and is club-quality from the deck to the console.
This top performer now sells for $2,299 (full price $3,499) with a choice of light commercial and residential warranties.
Some key specs are a 4.0 CHP motor, a power incline and decline, a 10.1″ screen and Bluetooth connectivity.
Learn more from our complete TT8 Treadmill review below.
|Speed||0.5 - 12 mph|
|Incline||-6 - 15%|
|Deck||22" x 60"|
|Belt||Cushion Flex Shock Absorption
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Wireless Chest Strap
|Dimensions||80" x 36" x 58"
|Display||10.1" TFT LCD|
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
Rating: 88.0/100. The Sole TT8 Light Commercial is a favorite low-maintenance choice for hotel fitness rooms and other light commercial settings, plus it’s often sale priced at $2,299 for affordable private use. (Full price is $3,499.) Main specs include simulated uphill/downhill training with a power incline, an ultra-quiet 4.0 CHP motor, a spacious 22″ x 60″ track, and 10 training programs.
Workouts can be set up with a 10.1-inch console monitor or with a Bluetooth-compatible mobile device running the Sole Fitness mobile app. Using the app gives the advantages of data storage and syncing the stats with all-in-one fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal and iHealth. Sole’s mobile app can run in the background while Netflix or other apps are used during exercise.
- Commercial 4.0 CHP motor
- Spacious 22″ x 60″ running surface
- Power incline and decline, range -6% to 15 degrees
- 10.1″ high contrast screen
- Bluetooth for using the Sole Fitness app
- 10 workout programs
- Wireless chest strap included
- Tablet holder
- MP3 player port and speakers
- CushionFlex Whisper Deck
- 3″ rollers
- Choice of light commercial and residential warranties
- In-home labor and great customer service from Sole
- Large deck (35″ wide x 83″ long)
- Cannot download workouts
The new Sole TT8 Light Commercial treadmill for 2016 is a non-folding model sold with warranties for home gyms and light commercial settings such as office park workout centers and hotel fitness rooms.
It features premium components for high performance such as an extra-large four-ply track, a virtually silent 4.0 CHP motor, and 3″ track rollers that support low maintenance.
It’s the only Sole treadmill for 2016 that features a power decline in addition to incline; the range is -6% to 15% and can be conveniently adjusted in the midst of workouts with handlebar-based controls.
The new TT8 treadmill also shows off Sole Fitness’ best data screen, a 10.1″ graphic display, and has a port and speakers for an MP3 player.
Here are details about the treadmill’s workout programming, features and standard warranties.
The Sole TT8 Light Commercial, like all Sole treadmills this year, has a 10-item workout program menu.
The selections include manual mode, two heart rate controlled workouts, two user-designed programs, and five classic treadmill workout programs: Cardio, Fat Burn, Hill, Interval and Strength.
The programs control the TT8’s speed and incline and can be set for different time lengths.
Sole TT8 Features
The TT8 shows workout programming on Sole’s best treadmill monitor for 2016, a 10.1″ graphic screen on an adjustable-angle console. Additionally the new TT8 can use Bluetooth to connect a mobile device running the Sole Fitness App. This lets the treadmill be used with unlimited user profiles and lets each user store workout history and share fitness data wirelessly. The Sole Fitness app can sync with iHealth, MyFitnessPal and other mobile apps for fitness management.
The TT8 has a 22″ x 60″ tread track, the largest available from Sole Fitness and most other treadmill brands. It has four layers for smooth low-maintenance operation, and it moves over commercial 3-inch rollers to minimize noise and wear.
To enable incline training and simulate outdoor routes, the track has a power ramp range of -6% to 15%. Incline/decline controls are built into the handlebars, making it convenient to change incline level during a workout.
The TT8 Light Commercial supports comfortable running with its CushionFlex Whisper Deck. This commercial cushioning system helps make running on a Sole treadmill up to 40% gentler on joints compared with running on pavement. The Whisper Deck also helps muffle the sound of each step for quieter workouts.
Trainees can monitor heart rate with touch sensors on the handlebars or a wireless chest strap (sold separately).
Extras on the new Sole TT8 are cooling fans, two water bottle holders and a storage tray.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Sole TT8 Light Commercial treadmill is sold with light commercial and residential warranty packages. They include the following coverage:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime residential, 5 years light commercial
– Deck: Lifetime residential, 5 years light commercial
– Electronics: 5 years residential, 3 years light commercial
– Labor: 2 years residential, 1 year light commercial
SoleTreadmills.com sells all Sole treadmills with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
The Sole TT8 is among the best treadmills for light commercial settings, offering a competitively-priced blend of high performance components, digital entertainment support and programmable workouts. It’s also a popular choice for home gym shoppers with higher budgets, although they might be just as pleased with the slightly lower priced Sole S77.