We perceive the Sole E25 to be an above-average elliptical among the average. Simply put, this elliptical will outlast other thousand-dollar machines but not those that are in higher price brackets. We see the E25 best suiting a moderate user on a budget.
If you are looking for an affordable elliptical that doesn't have all the bells and whistles, then the Sole E25 is a great choice. For the moderate user on a budget, this elliptical offers a strong build with quality features. Despite the lack of technology, we have awarded the Sole E25 our First Place 2021 Best Buy Award for the $700 to $999 range.
Honestly, we do not have much that we do not like about this elliptical. Sure, the E25 is not the best built elliptical out there but when you are looking at the thousand-dollar range, it is hard to beat. We do have to say that if you are a more serious user then this is not the elliptical for you. And if you want the touchscreen or tons of different workout features, then you will have to look in the more expensive brackets but the E25 is not going to meet that. <br/> But as far as affordable, durable, quality ellipticals, the Sole E25 is certainly a strong contender. We start with the LCD console. Even though it isn't an HD display, the Sole E25 does have a slight advantage over other ellipticals in this price range. And by slight, we mean half an inch. But hey, half an inch can be really valuable in certain fields… Anyways, the E25 Also has a heavy twenty-pound flywheel and a strong build. Both of these help us to know you will likely experience a smoother, longer-lasting workout. We are also pleased to see just how much Sole stands behind the E25. This model comes with a lifetime motor and frame, three-year parts, and a one-year labor warranty. We can see that Sole did not skimp on quality despite the lower price tag.
|Number of Programs||10|
|Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive||Front|
|Adjustable Stride Length||20"|
|Flywheel Weight||25 lbs|
|Weight Capacity||375 lbs|
|Step Up Height||N/A|
|Unit Dimensions||82 L x 31 W x 67 H|
|Heart Rate Sensors||Pulse Grips and Chest Strap Compatible|
|Weight of Unit||231 lbs|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame 5 Yr Electronics 5 Yr Parts 2 Yr Labor|
In the past, we have identified the Sole E25 as a staple elliptical for the $1,000 category. We have been a little concerned that this elliptical's design is getting left behind by the competition.
If you are in the market for an affordable elliptical that doesn't charge you for all the pizazz, then the Sole E25 might just be the elliptical for you. While we recognize that this model does not offer much in terms of technology, it really does have a quality build for the price. Subsequently, we have awarded the E25 elliptical our First Place 2021 Best Buy Award for the $700 to $999 range.
Good news: seems to be a great machine. We've had it for a week but it's our third elliptical. The assembly instructions are incomplete and at times just wrong. Whoever wrote them is not a native English speaker. Tech support is useless: a simple problem stumped them and for the second problem they never called back. There is no operation manual. But it is a solid machine at a great price.