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Upgrades in the motor and walk area make this one nearly irresistible at the $1,000 price point. Solid model for this year makes Sole extremely strong at the $1,000 price point. Good parts combined with good features make for a good product. The issue with Sole is in regard to features, Johnson and Icon are starting to make Sole look like 1970's technology. We hope that Sole has some improvements in the works over the long pull because although Sole makes a solid unit, competitors have features that blow Sole away and competitors are putting more and more quality into their machines.
|Number of Programs||10|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible|
|Speed Range||.5 - 12|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 15|
|Weight Capacity||325 Lbs|
|Belt Size||20 x 60|
|Footprint||82 x 35 x 57|
|Weight of Unit||254 Lbs|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame and Motor, 3Yr Deck, 3Yr Electronics, 3Yr Parts, 1YR Labor|
Sole Fitness is a company that sells decent quality treadmills and ellipticals that are built for them by Dyaco International.Ã?Â These machines are primarily sold at DickÃ¢Â?Â?s Sporting Goods, SoleÃ¢Â?Â?s website, and on various mass-market websites like Amazon.com.Ã?Â Sole has quickly established their brand as a good value alternative and they have very broad distribution. They have blanketed the web with so many people promoting them it is hard to turn around on the web without bumping into themÃ¢Â?Â¦just remember that the majority of the people promoting them are affiliate sites.
Quality / Philosophy
Sole Fitness is putting good components on their machines which makes perfect sense since they are putting such a long warranty on it. They are trying to sell their machines at a value price with a high end warranty and the result is quite good. We would expect another strong year for Sole.
From a startup just a few years ago to putting treadmills for rent in hotels all over the USA, Sole Fitness has quickly established itself as a mass-market player in the USA. The line is in need of a redesign just to bring the product up to todayÃ¢Â?Â?s standards but as happens with companies that achieve a good measure of success, it is easy to rest upon your laurels.