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Sole F80 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

The Best Buy winner in its price range! The new F80 makes for an interesting choice in the $1500 price point. An excellent treadmill with upgraded features for this year's model.

Sole F80 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$1500

Walking Area:

9

Power:

7.5

Cushioning:

6.5

Reliability:

6.8

Noise Level:

7

Quality:

6.8

Value:

7.9

Warranty:

8.5

Overall Rating: 7.56

Sole has a strong unit with the updated model for 2013 but faces some stiff competition in this price range. One of the best choices in the $1500 price point.

This treadmill is a great value at $1,499.99. It won our best buy award for treadmills sold at $1,300-$1,499. It's not the most dazzling piece of fitness equipment on the market, but there is nothing about it that falls short, either. This is the least expensive model we feel comfortable recommending for runners who train. If you are looking for good value and a sturdy machine, this is the treadmill for you.

This is a perfect fit for bigger users. You can't find many treadmills with a wider walking surface, and you certainly won't find one for a price like this. If this is a concern for you, and you're on a budget, you should definitely give this machine a look.

The motor in this model is good, as well. The power it produces is significantly better than the average treadmill. Most companies charge more to get this kind of production from a motor, but it's possible to find some cheaper treadmills that are capable of generating a similar amount of power.

The cushioning system gets the job done but isn't overly spectacular for this price point. Many companies charge a lot more for a cushioning system of this quality, but you can also find some treadmills that have similar impact resistance with a sub-$1,000 price tag.

This model is pretty reliable. It's going to outlast almost all of the treadmills that are priced lower, and it will even outlast several of those that cost much more.

The lack of noise is impressive with this machine. You're not going to find anything marginally quieter without spending another $500. If you want something substantially less noisy, you won't get it for less than $2,500.

The warranty on the Sole F80 is great. Your motor, deck, and frame are all covered for life; electronics get 5 years; and labor gets two years. This really shows that Sole believes in this treadmill. Finding a better warranty generally means you have to spend a few thousand dollars on your machine, though there are a few companies that have been as generous in this area as Sole.

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