Sole F85 Treadmill Review 2024

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How long will the Sole F85 last?

The Sole F85 is designed to be one of the toughest and most durable foldable machines on earth. With unmatched durability combined with some of today's most innovative high-tech features, it'll handle any workout in your arsenal! An average to heavy user will find value in the F85’s durability depending on proper care and maintenance.

We do want to note, though, that we make these predictions with proper care in mind. Simply unplugging your treadmill after use can save from power surges and keep your console preserved. Also investing in a pair of treadmill-only running shoes can keep your belt clean from debris and your motor running dust-free.

Brief Overview

A best seller year after year, Sole’s top-of-the line folding treadmill is an excellent choice for serious runners and power walkers. It provides the user with everything they could hope to find in a training machine: powerful motorized action that delivers spacious workouts; great cushioning, thanks to its wide deck surface area which helps keep users safe from impact as well provides stability when climbing hills or decreasing incline settings. When it comes to effective indoor training, there is no match for the Sole F85 folding treadmill.

Overall Quality

With the updated F85, Sole has taken their already sleek and stylish treadmill to a whole new level. Offering features like a new 10" TFT-LCD touch panel plus Android system along with WiFi Phone or Tablet mirroring capability for an ultimate in connectivity that won't leave your mobile devices behind when you're on your favorite workout! It also comes equipped 7 fitness tests and 12 custom workouts so there will always be something fun (and challenging!) waiting just around every corner.
The folding deck design of the Sole F85 ensures that you can store it away easily. It features a 4.0 HP motor with speeds from .5 mph to 12 mph for runners who are looking to try their hand at an intense workout or those wanting more than just jogging on flat ground! The cushioned running surface makes noise reduction and joint relief possible when using this indoor training equipment. The Sole F85 is a quiet, versatile exercise machine that can support your entire body and help ensure balance in all areas of fitness. It has been designed with ease-of-use features like an assist lever offering smooth transition between resistance levels and has a maximum weight capacity of 400 lbs. This treadmill is a good choice for users who are constantly seeking greater performance. The buttons on the handlebars are positioned well for toggling, but they can get in the way and be a problem if you accidentally grab onto them while running.

Things we like

  • 4 HP motor
  • 400 lb weight max
  • larger running space

Things we dislike

  • X
    only 12 programs
  • X
    short handlebars


Running Surface 22" X 60"
Weight 308 lbs
Dimensions 82"L x 37"W x 66"H
Weight Capacity 400 lbs
Rollers Front/Rear 2.75"/2.36"
Step-Up Height 8"
Folded Dimensions 44" X 37" X 71"
Bluetooth Speakers Yes
Tablet/Phone Holder Yes
Standard Programs 6
Custom Programs 12
Fitness Test 7
Heart Rate Monitoring Pulse Grips, Chest Strap, Telemetric
Chest Strap Included Yes
Cooling Fans Yes
Sound System Yes
Workout Display 10.1" TFT Touch Panel +Android System
Motor 4.0 HP DC
Speed 0.5 to 12 mph
Incline 0 to 15 Levels
Easy Assist Folding Yes
USB Device Charging Yes, 5V/1A
Bluetooth Compatible Yes, 4.0 support FTMS
Stability Bar Yes
Power Source AC 110V 15A
Side Rails Aluminum
Screen Mirror Yes
Telemetric HR Receiver Yes, 5KHZ
Internet Yes
WiFi Yes


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


We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Sole F85 is one of the best in its price range when it comes to build. With the additional features added to this treadmill, Sole has upped the tech playing game. The F85 is a good place to start for quality and durability if the price fits your budget.

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KPMI- Heavy dutyJun 30, 2019

When I bought this in 2010, most treadmills were rated for a max weight of 225-250 pounds and my significant other was over 300. This one was rated for heavier use. In the years since, it has been used almost daily for 40 minutes with no issues, except occasional lubrication. Now my brother has gone through 3 in that period of time, but they were other brands - either the motor or electronics would fail and they were supposedly used in a gym. The 'gee-whiz' stuff may be nice, but I prefer dependability. The only caution is that this sucker is heavy and you should probably go for delivery and setup.