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Sole E55 Elliptical Review

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How long will the Sole E55 last?

Built from durable steel, the Sole E55 Elliptical weighs a mighty 214 lbs. and holds users up to a massive 375 lb. weight limit. It is built to last for many years and is best suited for light to moderate use. Sole covers the E55 with a substantial lifetime warranty on the frame, a longer 5 years on parts and electronics, and 2 years on labor. Consumers who can offer a dedicated workout spot, a climate-controlled atmosphere, and a regular maintenance schedule will get additional years of life from this machine.

Brief Overview

The Sole E55 Elliptical is a workhorse of a machine, offering many amenities for a large spectrum of fitness fans. It is a previous Best Buy winner and now contains Bluetooth technology allowing the E55 to connect to the Sole fitness app along with the following fitness apps: Fitbit, Record, Mapmyrun, and Apple Health. The E55 is a perfect choice for any consumer looking to add a quality elliptical to their home workout space.

Overall Quality

The Sole E55 Elliptical has a front drive system that contains a 20 lb. flywheel ensuring smooth operations between numerous resistance levels and a 20-level incline. Users of most heights will enjoy the 20” adjustable stride as they trek their way to fitness glory on a 2-degree inverted pedal for stress-free workouts. The console is adjustable and contains a 9” LCD screen and helpful buttons for quickly adjusting incline or resistance along with accessing the 10 built in programs. There is also an integrated tablet holder for streaming devices and a USB port for charging during workout sessions. Even speakers have Bluetooth capabilities for motivational music play. The E55 has multi-grip handlebars for toning upper body extremities along with fixed handlebars for capturing heart rate information. It offers a total body, low impact workout to users of a wide range of fitness levels.

Things we like

  • generous warranty
  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • incline feature
  • chest strap included

Things we dislike

  • X
    dated tech
  • X
    limited tech


Height 71"
Item Weight 214
Length 71"
Weight Capacity 375 Lbs
Width 27"
Box Dimensions 66"X 23"X 34"
Step Up Height 14"
Bluetooth Speaker Compatible Yes
Tablet/Phone Holder Yes
USB Charge Port Yes
Bluetooth Compatible Yes
Standard Programs 6
Custom Programs 2
Heart Programs 2
Heart Rate Monitoring Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible
Chest Strap Included Yes
Cooling Fans Yes
Sound System Yes
Workout Display 9.0"LCD
Display Color White Back-lit
Water Bottle Holder Yes
Flywheel Weight 20 Lbs
Pedal Size 15"
Resistance ECB
Incline Adjustability Power Adjustable
Incline Level 1 to 20
Adjustable Console Yes
Maximum Stride Length 20"
Adjustable Pedals Yes


Frame: Lifetime Electronics: 5 Years Parts: 5 Years Labor: 2 Years


The Sole E55 Elliptical was our 3rd place 2019 Best Buy Winner in the $1,000 to $1,499- dollar range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


Built to last in a household with multiple users, the Sole E55 Elliptical is a pleasant blend of functionality and a wee bit of technology to please a wide range of consumers. It is affordable and offers a sleek design that will easily fit into any residential workout space. Updated electronic features bring this mammoth into the technological age and makes it quite competitive in today’s indoor fitness machine market.

Customer Reviews

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Greg- Small Footprint, Big WorkoutJul 17, 2020

I've had the E55 for about a month now, I have the 2020 model. It was easy to assemble and is rock solid. Very smooth and quiet operation. The power lift works great and this machine will work you, even on low-level settings. 5 stars should be reserved for perfection. I gave 4 because: - The LCD Display, although updated feels dated. - The heart rate monitor is slow; i.e. when you use the grips it slowly ramp up in increments of 4 - 4 bpm before it finally reaches your current heart rate - The fan is kind of a joke. If you're going to add a feature at this price point, make it useful.

Kathy Peddicord- NOT good for my jointsMar 13, 2021

I exercise daily and had past knee issues. I used a Sole e25 for years and my knee was fine. I was even able to add running into my exercise routine 2 times per week. The e25 died in April of 2020. Since it is advertised as good for joints, I bought an e55. I started having knee pain within a couple of weeks. My knee pain would lessen when I could manage a few days away from the machine by running or riding my bike instead. By December my knee was bad enough to cause me to limp. I replaced the e55 with another Schwinn in late January. 1-1/2 months on the Schwinn, my knee has improved.