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Sole SC300 Stepper Review

Quick Summary

The Sole SC300 Stepper Elliptical is your home gym equipment that you will develop a love/hate relationship with, but as they say, “it’s-all-good.” This hybrid is a blend of an elliptical and a stepper, allowing you to work  your cardio and heart rate, while toning your thighs and butt. The 9” white backlit display screen with it’s Bluetooth technology allows you to view your program and pace yourself easily. The adjustable articulating pedals are exceptional allowing for all varieties of gaits to exercise comfortably – say goodbye to those awkward feeling movements.  Solidly built and durable the excellent warranty is a testimony to the confidence Sole has in its product.

Specifications

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Model Sole SC300 Stepper
Rating

Our custom rating considers all of the elliptical's features, specs, warranties, and 100's of user & expert reviews, to save you time!

91.5%
List Price

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

$2,299.99
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$1,199
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

20 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Eddy Current Braking
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

n/a
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Oversized & Cushioned
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

1 - 20 Levels
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

n/a
Programs

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

10
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

2
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 & Chest Strap Compatible
Display

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

9” LCD
Max. Weight

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

350 lbs
Dimensions

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

60" x 56" 18"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

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

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

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

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 an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Electronics: 5 years
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Year

Rating: 91.5%

Our Rating

Rating: 91.5/100. The SC300 Stepper Elliptical being a hybrid is definitely what makes it a strong contender, a cardio workout that simultaneously tones the butt and thighs- delivering a solid burn.  This two-in-one saves time in a busy schedule. The 20 levels of intensity makes it feel like a serious outdoor hike in the mountains.

The adjustable/articulating foot pedals make a big difference on comfort and endurance. Gone are the awkward pedals that depending on your stance can make you feel like you have two left feet, stiff legs or a numb feeling.

The display size is now 9”,  a change from its SC200 predecessor; a  larger screen is always better for the eyes and easier to use.

The Sole SC300 has a sturdy solid frame; Sole is known for durability and low maintenance equipment, a solid reputation and warranty to back it up. This is always a positive check mark on the list of pros.

Here are some pros and cons about the Sole SC300 Stepper.

Pros:

  • Hybrid makes it a great lower body and cardio machine – cardio and toning at the same time gives more time for other exercises
  • 9” white backlit display screen
  • 10 built-in workout programs
  • Power incline with 20 levels
  • Bluetooth enabled – sync and use with various fitness apps

Cons:

  • There aren’t any extra special features – but it delivers on the necessities

Introduction

The Sole SC300 Stepper is a hybrid that combines the best of both worlds – like a cardio elliptical machine also built to specifically work the butt and thighs like a stair stepper. It’s a dream come true. The 20 levels of incline and intensity will certainly deliver the results you are working for. The fact that it is a two-in-one workout makes it perfect for a busy schedule.

Workout Programs

The SC300 Stepper comes with 10 programs (6 standard, 2 custom, 2 heart), 20 levels of resistance, all easily accessible and user friendly. While definitely the best for a great lower body workout, programs include interval, calorie burn and strength training for optimal overall fitness.

Sole SC300 Stepper Features

Adjustable Incline

The new and improved feature – 20 levels of adjustable incline – allows the exerciser to adjust the intensity of a climb with the level of steepness. Whether one wants to feel a light step or that intense euphoric butt burn, your goals are achievable with so many options.

Articulating /Adjustable Foot Pedals

Long strides, short strides, inward, outward whatever your gait, the foot pedals adjust to your style. It feels like it’s made just for you; makes for a comfortable

(not too comfy we hope) workout. The up and down movement of the pedals are designed to target and tone the glutes and quad muscles of the legs.

Hybrid Design

Who doesn’t love a two for one deal?  Sole has combined the main features of an elliptical and arc trainer stepper. The cardio workout one typically gets from an elliptical trainer (for weight loss) and the toning of the thighs and glutes from a stepper – combined in one session on one machine – makes for an effective workout and results.

Console /9” LCD Display

The SC300 sports a larger 9” white backlit display window, and large easy to see and use buttons. It comes with the standard built in cooling fan, accessories tray/ reading rack and speakers with an audio jack (MP3 compatible).

It also comes with Bluetooth, where you can track your workouts and results via your choice of the Sole Fitness app, Apple Health and MyFitnessPal.

Frame

Made of quality sturdy steel, the frame supports up to 350 pounds and is made with corrosion resistant aluminum rails.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Sole SC300 warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Electronics: 5 years

– Parts: 5 years

– Labor: 2 years

Conclusion

The Sole SC300 Stepper is durable and well made. We love the fact that it is a two-in-one home gym, working cardio and toning muscles – that’s a time saver on a busy schedule, no more excuses.  The 9” display makes viewing your progress that much easier while the Bluetooth syncs to a few different apps. The fact that the warranty is so good, shows that Sole believes in its own product – there is comfort in knowing there will be little or no maintenance issues, but if so you will be well taken care of.