Sole F85 Treadmill

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Featuring a powerful 4.0 horsepower motor, a spacious workout area, console fans, cushioned deck and incline options up to 15%, the Sole F85 is designed with serious runners in mind. The Sole F85 provides users with a new 10-inch touchscreen display, seven preloaded apps, and WiFi connectivity. In addition, it is equipped with a phone or tablet mirroring capabilities, speeds up to 12 miles per hour, a USB port, and the ability to store up to 12 customized workouts. 

The Sole F85 is more than just bells and whistles. It also has a sturdy, reinforced frame with a 60-inch-by-22-inch two-ply durable running belt providing a smooth and static free surface. Backed by a lifetime warranty, the F85 is built to a high standard, supporting long distance running and intense workouts with ease.

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In-Depth Review

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • 400-pound weight capacity
  • 4 transport wheels for portability (most treadmills only offer 2)
  • Cushioned deck
  • Incline range 0% to +15%
  • Powerful motor with 4.0 horsepower
  • Folding deck design,console fans and tablet holder
  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers
  • Programs include 7 fitness tests, 12 custom and 6 standard workouts
  • WiFi capabilities
  • Free 30-day trail for Studio platform
  • Compatible with Fitbit, Record, Mapmyrun and Apple Health
  • Pre-loaded apps: Netflix, YouTube, ESPN, CBC News, NBC News, and CNN News
What needs improvement ...
  • Several reviewers report the cushioning is not as soft as comparable machines
  • Difficult assembly
  • Large footprint, even when folded

Product Summary

Sole’s F85 treadmill is one of its highest rated foldable machines. It has a powerful 4.0 horsepower motor that is smooth, quiet and able to support high intensity, sustained running.  The F85 includes a 22-inch wide running surface with 2.75 inch rollers intended to extend the effectiveness of the treadmill’s motor. The running surface is cushioned and boasts a 2-ply belt with four layers, which Sole claims to reduce impact by 40%. This treadmill offers incline options up to 15% grade for variable hill training, interval work and endurance conditioning. With a max speed of 12 miles per hour, the F85 is suited for every fitness level from casual walking to intense running. 

The F85 includes speed and incline buttons on the handrail, which makes it easy to adjust your settings without having to remove your hands from the handrails. And, for those of you looking for a touchscreen and improved tech features, you are in luck. The F85 now offers a WiFi connected experience which keeps you entertained throughout the toughest of workouts. The 10.1 inch touchscreen display includes seven preset apps: Netflix, YouTube, ESPN, CBC News, NBC News, and CNN News.  What’s more, the F85 is equipped with Bluetooth speakers, a USB port and an integrated table holder to enhance your running experience. Connect to the new Sole+ app to track workout metrics or transfer your fitness data to other apps like Fitbit, Record, Mapmyrun and Apple Health. 

Constructed with an all-steel bullet proof frame, the F85 is built like a tank. Yet, folding the treadmill is effortless thanks to Sole’s “Easy Deck” design. However, with a folded footprint of 44 inches by 37 inches by 71 inches, the F85 certainly is not space-saving. Weighing 308 pounds, the F85 may offer portability but users report the weight makes it very difficult to move. While the overwhelming majority of reviews are positive, it’s not all roses and sunshine. Several reviews report a faulty touchscreen, software  malfunction, and Bluetooth speakers emitting screeching noises. But, backed with a lifetime warranty, the F85 stands as one of the best on the market.

Specs

Dimensions

66” x 82” x 37”

Item Weight

308 lbs

Weight Capacity

400 lbs

Running Surface

22” x 60”

Folded Dimensions

44” x 37” x 71”

Speed

0.5-12 MPH

Incline

0-15 levels

Features

Bluetooth speakers, cooling fans, interactive touchscreen, WiFi, USB charging port

Motor

4.0 HP

Warranty

Deck, frame and motor- lifetime; Electronics and parts -5 years; Labor – 2 years

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    Summary

    With a 4.0 horsepower motor, the F85 is one of the most durable foldable treadmills on the market. With a large cushioned running surface, interactive display, WiFi capabilities and a fancy console with fans and speakers, the F85 is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to enhance their cardio workouts.