The Sole F80 has the best treadmill reviews for those in this price range. Whether you are a walker looking to boost your endurance, or an avid runner needing to train for an upcoming event, the F80 has features that will work for you.
Designed with the Cushion Flex Shock Absorption system, the belt will provide you with a workout that feels as if you are walking (or running) on air. This reduces stress on joints caused by running on pavement by up to 41%.
Double woven 2-ply belt assures you of its durability and security.
Measuring 20″ x 60″ gives you plenty of room while running.
Sole F80 Treadmill Features
The Sole F80 comes with 6 pre-programmed workouts. These programs are designed to automatically shift your speed and incline so you will get the most out of your workout time.
The Sole F80 also has two customizable options to design your own workout, and two great cardio workouts.
If you are looking to get a more intense workout, you can adjust the incline up to 15%. The powerful 3CHP motor will provide you with all the needed power even at the top speed of 11MPH.
Heart Rate Monitor
There are two great options if you want to monitor your heart rate while you’re working out. The Sole F80 monitors your heart rate via the handle grip, which makes it very easy and convenient. You can also choose the wireless chest strap that is 99.9% accurate. This will be displayed on the bright user friendly LCD screen that is easy to read.
Other information such as your speed, distance covered, time, calories burned, incline level, and your program chosen are also displayed.
It Talks To You
Another great feature is that it will actually talk you through your workout. This is like having a built in personal trainer there to back you up and keep you from giving in.
To avoid serious injury that many dread using treadmills, the Sole F80 has a 3 second countdown before the belt starts to move, and it takes up to 8 seconds to reach the speed that you have set. These features are not found on many other models of treadmills.
The Sole is easily stored by folding down the console fairly simply.
Designed with three built in speakers, you can bring along your iPod or your MP3 that is packed with all of your favorite tunes. This is a great way to keep motivated during your workouts.
Sole F80 Pricing
If you are wondering how much the Sole F80 goes for, you will be looking at a total of around $1,499. This may seem expensive, but remember that you will be provided with many gym quality workouts for many years to come!
The warranty is great with the F80, providing you with lifetime motor, deck and frame, 5 years on the electronics, belts and rollers, and 2 years on the labor. Almost all other treadmills are only covered with a 1 year labor warranty.
Sole F80 Review
Although it has built in cooling fans, some complain that they are not very powerful. The only other complaint with this product is that if you need to call the customer service line, you may be sitting on hold for a while before you are connected to a representative.
So get your running shoes on, and hit the treadmill!
Comfort Rating: 4 out of 5
Durability Rating: 5 out of 5
Diversity Rating: 5 out of 5
Price Rating: 4 out of 5