Sole F63 Treadmill Review

Sole F63 Treadmill Review

Sole F63 Treadmill ReviewWhen it comes to finding a quality treadmill at an affordable price, you can’t go wrong with the Sole F63 Treadmill. In fact, consumer magazines have recognized the Sole F63 Treadmill as being “Simply the best quality treadmill in its price range.” So, if you are looking for a top-notch folding treadmill that will not break the bank, you might want to read about the benefits in our Sole F63 Treadmill Review!

Get in Better Shape with the Sole F63 Treadmill

Capable of reaching speeds of up to 10 mph and offering an incline of up to 15 percent, the Sole F63 Treadmill will help you reach your fitness goals. While other models in the Sole series of treadmills are capable of reaching higher maximum speeds, the 10 mph maximum limit is plenty for most who simply want to lose weight or improve their health. Furthermore, thanks to the six different preset programs available on the Sole F63 Treadmill, you can vary your workout throughout the week. Not only will this help you target your specific goals, but it will also help to stave off boredom by providing you with a new challenge each day. As anyone who works out can tell you: keeping boredom at bay is one of the keys to developing a successful workout routine.

Enjoy Quality without Paying Outrageous Prices

Despite its lower price, the Sole F63 Treadmill offers a level of quality that is typically found only with high-end treadmills. In addition to featuring a 2.5 continuous duty HP motor, the Sole F63 Treadmill features a 2-ply belt and 2 ½ inch rollers. The machine is so durable that is it capable of accommodating users weighing up to 325 pounds. Furthermore, Sole is so confident in the quality of the Sole F63 Treadmill that it is backed by a one year warranty on labor, a three year warranty on parts and electronics, and a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor.

Workout in Comfort with the Sole F63 Treadmill

Many of the features found with the Sole F63 treadmill were put in place in an effort to make the workout more comfortable for the user. As such, you will find that the treadmill offers a number of creature comforts. These include built-in speakers and an MP3 hookup. The Sole F63 Treadmill also features a 20 x 55 running surface and a 33 x 75 Phenolic deck with shock absorption, thereby allowing most users to enjoy a full stride with reduced impact. The Sole F63 Treadmill also offers several safety features, including a stop switch and a locking mechanism that keeps the treadmill 100% secured when not in use.

Sole F63 Reviews

I’ve owned and used this treadmill for about a month. I’m genuinely pleased with the treadmill. The only minor complaint I have about the treadmill itself is the buttons on the panel look and feel cheap. They are stupidly large, and feel like cheap plastic. The functionality and ease of use, however, more than make up for the fisher price looking buttons.

As other reviewers have stated, it does take a bit longer than I was used to for the belt to get up to speed (or down to speed when slowing down), but that’s not a big deal to me. I’ve also not used the built in speakers, I prefer to either use my large stereo, or simply use the headphones with my mp3 player that I’ve grown accustomed to.

I un-boxed and assembled the treadmill by myself (sort of) in just over two hours. I was partially interrupted by my 2 year old and 4 year old daughters on occasion (retrieve a toy from the shelf, put on a movie, etc). The assembly is pretty easy and straightforward. The only part that gave me any trouble was screwing on the triangular plastic covers at the bottom on both sides of the treadmill. The screw hole is at the bottom of a depression which is about as big around as a large finger and maybe an inch deep. It made it difficult to line up the screw with the screw hole – I fumbled with that for a bit.

PROS
This treadmill is pretty darn quiet for a treadmill. My footsteps (walking or running) are very much the loudest noise during operation. The 15% incline is nice (compared to 10% or 12% for similarly priced models from other manufacturers) – though I rarely go above the 10% anyway. The cushioned surface softens the blow a little – you can actually see the deck “bounce” a tad – like a car does with springs and shock absorbers – when walking or running (easier to observe if someone else is on the treadmill). As someone who likes air movement, the built in fans are a nice touch.

CONS
Aforementioned look of the buttons on the display panel. Lack of a “pace” display (7 minute mile, 8 minute mile, etc) – it does display MPH and I can do the math (close enough anyway).

Because I’m reviewing the treadmill, I give the treadmill 5 stars. The delivery service, however, was severely lacking and deserving of zero stars. I scheduled delivery for between 10am and 1pm. 1pm comes and goes. At 1:30, my wife (who is at home with the kids while I’m at work) calls the delivery company to see where it is. She is only told “they should be there soon”. The delivery truck arrives at 2:30. My wife answers the door and the driver asks her if he can leave it in the driveway!!! She says no, please bring it inside (our house is two steps up above the driveway, so it’s not like a split level, or even an apartment on the 5th floor). They then ask if they can leave it in the garage because it’s big an heavy. She finally convinced them to bring it in the house – which they did, technically. If it were any closer to the door, it would have been outside.

-Jason Saidoo (Amazon)

I have had this machine for about 3 years and have never had any issues with it. It’s low maintanence which is nice. All you have to do is lucbricate the deck every couple monthes. We have 4 users in our home. A couple of walkers and some light jogging a couple miles a week. We were going to go with a more expensive model and spend around $2000 but were so happy we chose this machine and paid under $1000. Most treadmills under $1000 will break down quickly. The F63 is in a class of it’s own. We love it.

-Grant (Amazon)

Sole F63 Treadmill Review