The Sole E55 Elliptical has all the benefits and features of our more pricey E95 in a smaller, more compact designed elliptical. The large, easy to use LCD blue backlit electronic console has all the features of a health club model and includes a built-in cooling fan as well as a water bottle holder. The console also has built in speakers which allow you to hook up any MP3 player(iPod, etc.) for easy listening.
The E55 exhibits a fluid, natural motion provided by a whisper quiet drive system. The machine also functions in both forward and reverse motion. The combination of a heavy 25 lb. flywheel and a high gear ratio not found on comparable models means an extremely smooth feel with plenty of resistance at the top end guaranteeing a challenging workout. The E55 also has a power incline feature that offers additional resistance as well as variable positions for diversity in your workout. This all comes at the touch of a button. The ramp angle is fully adjustable from 0 to 20 levels of incline, allowing you to individually target all major lower body muscle groups.
Upper body targeting provided through using the handlebars allows for a total body workout. Incline and resistance controls are also integrated into the handles for convenient use.
If you would rather focus solely on lower body exercises, the E55 has stationary handlebars with built-in pulse sensors for monitoring your heart rate. A heart rate chest strap is also included for hands free pulse monitoring in addition to heart rate interactive programs.
The oversized foot pedals on the E55 allow for a comfortable workout. These unique foot pedals were designed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist and sports enthusiast. Sole engineers have designed a 2-degree inward slope to the foot pedals, which reduce ankle and knee stress common in other elliptical machines.
This collaboration also produced a revolutionary foot pedal angle adjustment not found on any other elliptical at any price. Not everyone walks the same way; for this reason we have made the E55 pedals adjustable to fit the way you walk. Unlike the E25 and E35, this is done with a dial adjustment. The dial adjustment allows you to angle the pedal from heel to toe, to exactly the setting you want. You can dial in right to the angle that is comfortable for you. This feature also reduces numb toe effects and sore Achilles tendons, which are common occurrences on other elliptical machines.
The four real wheels which ride on heavy duty rails provide a smoother more stable feel and reduce side to side foot pedal motion. A feature found only on more expensive models.
So if you are looking for an affordable machine with the excellence of all Sole ellipticals combined into one, look no further than the Sole E55 Elliptical!