Sole F85 Product Review

Sole F85The F85 is Sole’s current best-seller, with its ingenious design and user friendly features. It is a folding treadmill which makes it perfect for mini gyms at home. Users will love how its motor has the highest horsepower among Sole treadmills currently in the market.

You could also adjust the speed but this motor treadmill could make you run for up to 12mph. Runners could also exercise comfortably with itsexcellent 22″ wide surface, also the largest deck among Sole’s folding line of treadmills.  The deck is also designed for people who have longer stride so they could also enjoy the space allowed for them to run. The weight that this treadmill could handle is up to 400 lbs which make it perfect for weight loss programs.



Item Weight(lbs.):265 lbs.
Length(in.): 80"
Weight Capacity(lbs.): 400 lbs.
Width(in.): 35"
Deck Size: 35" X 80"
Running Surface: 22" X 60"
Rollers: 2.75"
Controls & Features:
Motor: 4.0 CHP, DC Type
Speed: .5 - 12 mph
Incline: 0 - 15% Rack & Pinion Gear Design
Folding: Yes
Belt: 2 Ply
Heart Rate Monitoring: Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible
Chest Strap Included: Yes
Standard Programs: 6
Custom Programs: 2
Heart Programs: 2
Cooling Fans: Yes
Sound System: Yes (MP3 Compatible)
Workout Display: 9" LCD
Display Color: Blue
Warranty: All service is performed at home
Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Deck: Lifetime
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Regarding programs, F85 has six auto programs and two customizable workouts. It also comes with two other heart control programs. Users could adjust and track their workout progress with a graph shown on the 9″ LCD screen indicating their heart rate, the miles they already ran, the calories they have already lost and other features that need to be tracked in a workout program and routine.

The Sole F85 is designed to be the safest treadmill possible. If you are strict about the exercise routine that you follow, you can calculate the exact target especially with your heart rate. You can input your age and it automatically gives you a target which basically makes it an effective and safe workout. Since foot injury could also be acquired through running at long period of time, this amazing treadmill is equipped with Cushion Flex shock that reduces 40% of running impact.

For comfort, this treadmill features less noise and less distractive deck. Its incline and speed control are also strategically placed on the arm rests. If your purpose in working out is to relax, this treadmill also features a cooling fan. To get you pumped for workout you could also plug in your iPod or your mp3 player and play your workout playlist through it’s built in speakers.

The Pros

Since the F85 is one of Sole’s most recent treadmills it is equipped with state of the art technology including the LCD monitor that displays instructions and motivational messages to keep you working out.

It is also easy to fold using Easy Assist technology – you could fold the deck when you’re done with your day’s work out and save space and people from being injured. The speed of this treadmill is the fastest among Sole’s current treadmill, so if you are into running in serious speed, then this treadmill will run up to the challenge and will give you that adrenaline rush.

This treadmill was primarily designed for a safe workout; beginners will love its convenient controls. If you accidentally trip, the stop or pause button is situated right in the middle of the console so it could easily be reached and pressed.

Most users also love that this treadmill has an awesome sound system. If you want your workout music loud, it has speakers integrated for you to enjoy music while running. If you want to listen to music but you don’t want to distract people inside your house, you can listen to your workout music through your earphones because it also has a jack on it.

The Cons

Among the reviews collected from users and critics, their only problem with this treadmill is the cup holder is not located on a perfect place where they would want it to be. Some people want to bend to get their cup while they workout.

Buy this if you are

Sole F85 is designed both for people who have been fitness enthusiasts their whole lives, people who knew which workout would work best on them and people who have been running not just for relaxing but also for overall fitness. However, it is also designed for beginners who want to try working out in the comfort of their living room or bedroom. Nevertheless, this treadmill is built for safety and affectivity and also comfort. If you are a fan of those three things, then you should definitely purchase this treadmill that is worth your investment.

What others say

Reviews about Sole F85 are mostly positive. It has all the advance technology the previous treadmills do not have, hence people love that features are generally improved and specifically designed to fit all the needs of the user.

Special Technology Used

Easy Assist which allows you to just release a lever under the deck and watch it  lowers on to the ground by itself.

Convenient Controls allows you to adjust your running speed and even the incline. It comes with an LCD monitor making it very easy to control.

Cushion Flex Whisper Deck is a special technology only available with this treadmill. It reduces the running for up to 40%.

Precision Welded Frame makes the frame solid and built to withstand every day repeated use, despite the weight and the length of the stride of the user.


Sole offers a lifetime warranty for the deck, five years of warranty for the electronics and two years of warranty for in home labor. The manufacturer’s website also specifies the things that may be excluded in the warranty. This equipment also comes with a manual for more information about the product and it’s special features and warranty exclusions.