Rated 4.7 out of 5áby 3
Rated 5 out of 5áby Goss Excellent Treadmill
I have had my F-85 about a month, and it seems to be everything it is advertised to be. My F-85 is quiet, smooth, and easy to use. The running surface is wide, long, and has a feeling of stability. The heart rate monitor (chest strap) seems to be accurate. I did have Dick's Sporting Goods deliver it and set it up, which I would recommend. I also had a mat placed under it. The Sole F-85 seems to be the real deal.
April 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Mike in MSN Not super fancy, but good value and great option for basements
I will admit, I have only had this assembled since yesterday, but I think we will be happy with it. Among the treadmills we looked at, the SOLE had about the lowest belt deck on the market (about 8.5 inches without incline). This was especially important since our basement has low ceilings (about 82"). Although I'd hoped to use it, I mostly bought it for my wife and daughter to use, but, with its relatively low deck, even I am able to use it (I'm 5' 10"), provided I forgo any incline. Although it's pretty no frills for higher end equipment, this is among the least expensive, and it does really do everything we need it to. Plus, it feels good and sturdy.
Down sides: the assembly instructions could have been a bit more helpful, and screwing some of the plastic housings onto the frame was nearly impossible. Also, and I'm sure it's true of any higher end equipment, this thing weighs a lot. Be prepared to have help moving the carton with the unit in it. That said, once assembled, the deck folds up and it can be easily moved on its wheels. One feature that would be nice is if there were some mechanism to level it on an uneven floor. I had to use some wood shims on our uneven basement floor.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Mickylynne Great for the bigger guys with long strides
At 39 yrs old, this fall My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. The Dr said get to walking and you will be amazed what it will do for you!!!!!!! She was right !
So my husband hopped on my treadmill and literally stopped the motor, he was too big. So I was off to find a new one with a bigger motor, larger walking platform, but still versatile to fold up and move around. I live three hours from a big city, so the fact that they offered free shipping was awesome. We looked at other reviews and sizing and compared it to our old treadmill and decided that the SOLE F85 would be a good fit for him and our pocketbook. We have not been disappointed. He walks 2 miles everyday (because he says. "I'm walking for my life") I walk 1 mile everyday. In 6 weeks he lost 35 lbs and I have lost 12lbs. It is so quiet , that I fell asleep in my chair one evening and he went ahead and walked and never even woke me up and my chair is10 foot away. So thank you for making a very well built product ! We are very pleased !!! P.S. anyone want to buy a an old used treadmill, because we don't need our old one fore sure !
February 10, 2014