Sole F85 Treadmill Review

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As the number one selling product in the Sole line of treadmills, the Sole F85 Treadmill is the top-of-the-line model in the company’s folding treadmill series. Therefore, if you are interested in buying a folding treadmill with all the bells and whistles, the Sole F85 Treadmill is the way to go. Check out our Sole F85 Treadmill Review!


Push Yourself to the Next Level with the Sole F85 Treadmill

As the top-end folding model within Sole’s line of folding treadmills, the Sole F85 Treadmill offers a number of features that will help you get the most effective workout possible. In addition to allowing you to reach speeds of up to 12 mph and an incline of up to 15 percent, the Sole F85 features six pre-programmed programs, two user-customized workouts and two heart rate control programs to select from. With the help of the wireless chest strap that is included with the Sole F85 Treadmill, you can easily maintain the target rate that is recommended for your age. Not only can you monitor your heart rate by reading the vibrant display, but the Sole F85 will also automatically adjust your routine in order to maintain your target heart rate if you have selected the appropriate program.


Stay Comfortable with the Conveniences of the Sole F85 Treadmill

The Sole F85 Treadmill offers a number of features that help make your workout more comfortable and enjoyable. For example, it features built-in speed and incline controls on the arm rest, a built-in cooling fan, built-in speakers and an MP3 hookup. The Sole F85 Treadmill also offers an extra-wide running surface at 22 x 60  as well as a 35 x 80 Cushion Flex Shock Absorption Whisper Deck, which helps to reduce impact and absorb shock.


Bring Home a Quality Machine with the Sole F85 Treadmill

When it comes to quality and durability, the Sole F85 Treadmill cannot be beat. In addition to featuring the largest deck Sole treadmills has to offer, the Sole F85 Treadmill also features a 4.0 HP continuous duty ultra high torque motor capable of accommodating users of up to 400 pounds. The Sole F85 Treadmill also boasts a double woven 2-ply belt and 2¾ inch rollers.  Sole is so confident in the quality and durability of the Sole F85 Treadmill that it is backed by an impressive warranty. Not only is labor covered for two years by the warranty, but parts and electronics are covered for five years and the deck and motor are covered for life.



This treadmill looks very nice and feels very solidly built. I was able to assemble myself in about an hour and everything lined up perfectly. It runs relatively quiet. The display shows all parameters (distance, time, calories, speed, etc) all at the same time. My old treadmill had one numeric display that would cycle these parameters. The lap display was also a very nice added feature. The integrated fans do not blow very hard, but provide a nice breeze. This treadmill has built-in speakers. While they won’t please audiophiles, they are more than adequate for working out. The deck folds up smoothly with almost no effort.

The only negative point about this treadmill is that the speed does not change very fast. This is most annoying when slowing down. It took about 45 seconds to slow from 6 mph to 2 mph. Perhaps this is a safety feature, I would have liked it to be a bit more responsive. It does speed up much faster than that, however.

The treadmill was delivered in two days. The delivery folks were going to leave it in the garage because that is all they are responsible for. However, my wife slipped them a little cash and they carried it to the basement. Like I mentioned, the unit was very easy to assemble by a single person.

Excellent display. Ease of assembly. Solidly built. Quiet. Speakers.

Speed adjustment a little sluggish.


-Chad Lowe (Amazon)


Nice treadmill, solidly built. Assembled by myself in several hours while drinking coffee and watching TV. All parts were in good condition and fit well. Nice display with very intuitive controls conveniently located. Speakers are fine (it’s treadmill not a home theater system). Fans could be better but do provide air movement. The only unknown is reliability, time will tell.

Great display and controls. Programs and programmable options. Speakers and fans. Folding is a snap. Built like a tank and ease of assembly.

Cons: None


-Vernman (Amazon)

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