For many people, it can be difficult to find the personal time to join a gym, in this updated and expanded article we take a look at the primary market manufactured treadmills the SOLE F85 treadmill and the SOLE F80 treadmill from sole fitness (updated for 2017/2018).
When we first published this post way-back in 2015 it was all about the SOLE F85. Since then a few things has happened. Sole Fitness has released a new and updated design (in 2016). They have also released more models. The SOLE F80 treadmill is now a popular choice and a interesting alternative to the it’s bigger sibling the F85. And, that’s exactly why we have chosen to expand this article with additional facts (and a easy to understand comparison) about he SOLE F80 treadmill too.
Between obligations at home and work, and taking the time that one may need to relax, many struggle with effective weight loss. Fortunately, however, there are numerous solutions available in the forms of home gyms and exercising equipment. One of the latest and most advanced articles of exercising equipment to be developed by the SOLE company is the F85 SOLE Treadmill. This particular Sole Fitness treadmill model is designed with numerous innovations that can give people the edge that they need to get started with healthy and effective weight loss.
The overall design is basic and easy to use, while still being durable enough to provide owners with reliable functionality for years to come.
These two treadmills comes with a new design made available in 2016. We have updated our pictures to let you judge for yourself if you like the newer design better.
SOLE F85 – Easy to Use Features
The SOLE F85, like the SOLE F80, treadmill for indoor workouts was commended for the wide variety of easy to use features that it included in its design.
Individuals will have the opportunity to adjust their level of incline and speed quickly, at their own pace. A comprehensive display screen works in conjunction with the buttons themselves and make it easy for the user to control the intensity level of their workout. The console screen itself is a large and vibrant blue screen that contains helpful readouts to help users get more out of their exercising experience.
Individuals will be able to keep track of numerous pieces of relevant information, including their heart rate, pace, speed, and calories burned after a certain amount of time on the device.
The SOLE F85 comes with a detailed 10 inch display (commercial grade TFT), the SOLE F80 on the other hand comes with a slightly smaller 9 inch display (a liquid-crystal display (LCD) flat-panel display).
SOLE F80 – Quiet and Durable Treadmill Design
The SOLE F80 treadmill is now marketed with a more intuitive and silent design in mind.
The SOLE F80 has been described as unique in that it can provide users with all of the comfort of a standard deck, but with the addition of a quieter workout as well (here). Using the machine produces upwards of forty percent less sound, while putting less strain on the motor itself as well. Reviewers also found that the precise welding on the device’s frames increased its handling and durability, allowing for a much more reliable experience, even when handled by multiple users. The treadmill’s construction also includes some of the most powerful motors and chassis that may be purchased in the training class. The framework and inclines are designed to support the inclusion of the high quality motors, which feature larger diameters and balanced flywheels to allow for a vibration free surface. The inclusion of the flywheels themselves allow the motor to operate at a cooler frequency, which extends the life of the motor. The use of heavier flywheels also establishes a much smoother range of motion.
This allows the treadmill to create a more realistic walking movement, which many users have reported enhanced the quality of their workout.
The SOLE F80 treadmill, even though slightly less expensive, comes with a high build quality.
High Quality Belts and Rollers
In addition to all of the other sturdy and reliable parts included in the construction of the SOLE F80 and the SOLE F85 Treadmills, these devices makes use of durable rollers (check out the pictures).
The rollers used in the machine measure approximately two and three quarters and are sealed with a powerful bearing design, with copper wires to help reduce static as they are used in the device. Utilizing larger rollers rollers ensures that a higher quality of contact surface is established against the belt, which helps extend both the life of the roller and the belt. This also establishes a much quieter range of motion for the user. The belts used are all two ply with four woven layers. While such belts are featured on this treadmill, the company has said that they used this variety of belts on all of their devices. The two rubber layers that sandwich the middle layer of PVC with a durable nylon backing ensures that the belts move smoothly over the rollers and deck.
All of the materials work with one another, preventing the other parts of the device from working with excess strain.
The SOLE F85 treadmill is a fold-able treadmill, but the construction is very sturdy, so we don’t anticipate any problems there.
The SOLE F80 & SOLE F85 Message Boards
While all of these features come together to provide a comfortable exercising experience for the customer, the group has also put in the effort to establish a comfortable environment outside of the customer’s home, on the internet.
SOLE Fitness offers message boards that are dedicated to different models and devices. This allows individuals to have the chance to work with both other customers and dedicated staff members to troubleshoot any problems that they may experience with their treadmills, or share stories and experiences relating to the devices. The message board also provides additional functionality in that they can be effortlessly synced with the treadmill itself. They can help recap the entire workout after the user is finished with it, allowing them to track their progress and see what types of benefits they are enjoying with the treadmill.
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This function was designed to help users establish a much more intensive exercising experience that allows them to find their level of comfort with their new treadmills, regardless of if they choose the less expensive SOLE F80 treadmill, or the more expensive SOLE F85 treadmill.