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Sole F85 Treadmill Review

by The Review CrewJuly 7, 2010

The Sole F85 treadmill is the best folding treadmill that Sole Fitness do, they don’t come any better than this. This is their strongest unit capable of a user weight of up to 400 lbs. The motor is their largest too with a 3.5 horse power motor which is enough for all kinds of running. The F85 treadmill is the most feature packed:


  • Starts from a gentle 0.05 mph and rises to a challenging 12 mph
  • The running surface is the longest in this range at 60″ for the most secure confident run
  • Built in cooling fans, mp3 station and water bottle holder
  • Quality durable materials and construction for long lasting use with a long warranty

Sole F85 Treadmill review

The Sole F85 represents all of Sole’s their expertise and quality. Sole supply treadmills to the fitness rooms of the Hilton Hotel group and the F85 treadmill has many of the features you’ll find on those and other commercial treadmills. What’s great is that the F85 is designed for the home and has a home based price and the ultimate home based feature – it folds for better storage.

As well as the whisper quiet deck is powered by Sole’s strongest motor the treadmill has 6 programs available. Of course you don’t have to use these you can adjust the speed and incline at a touch of the button as you run on a manual setting but the programs will give you some variety should you need it. Two of the programs can be defined by the user so you could create a interesting courses for yourself.

The treadmill comes with a heart rate chest strap to monitor your heart rate while exercising and is 99% accurate. Add to that you can combine this with the heart rate program which adjusts the treadmill’s incline to keep your heart rate at a predetermined level while you run. This is truly advanced exercising and is ideal for people of all fitness levels and ages who want to ensure they workout at the best intensity of them.

While you’re exercising at the perfect intensity you may want a gentle breeze to cool you down, well the in built cooling fans will do just that. You may want to listen to your favorite music to help motivate you? Well the inbuilt mp3 station can help you there. Combine that with the water bottle holder and the large vibrant screen display and you see why it’s very much like a commercial treadmill.

For anyone wondering how long the unit will last then rest assured that Sole make’s it’s treadmills using the highest quality materials and components. The user capacity is 400 lbs so you have a strong treadmill that can take any punishment you can give it. Combine this with the longest of warranties (details below) and it’s many popular reviews from it’s users and you have a great in home folding treadmill suitable for anyone.

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