Sole S77 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
With the upgrades to the S77 this year, this one is now at the top of the pack again for Sole.
Sole's treadmill, along with the new Spirit models related by the same design from Dyaco, is strong a treadmill for the money. One of the better warranties you will find in a sub-$2,000 machine.
The Sole S77 is a treadmill that packs quality and offers a solid value at $1,899.99. This model is very similar to the F85 for $100 less, but the S77 doesn't fold and has a console that is less sturdy. A decent amount of features will keep you entertained, such as the audio system, 10 workout programs, and heart rate graph.
The walking area is a very good size. The 2-ply belt measures in at 22" x 60". This is a solid 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt. Individuals with wider stances may appreciable the accommodating walking area this model has to offer.
A very powerful motor runs this machine. You have to pay over $6,000 before you can find a treadmill that has significantly better power producing capabilities than this one does. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable on this model, so even experienced runners should be able to challenge themselves.
The cushioning system on this treadmill is okay. It's not difficult, however, to find running surfaces that are either more forgiving or more durable on models that sell for less than this one does.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this treadmill is excellent. The life expectancy of this machine is comparable to many of the models that sell for $3,000 or more. The quality of parts used cannot be beat at this price.
If you're looking for a quiet treadmill, this one may be for you. There are very few models that we looked at that made this little noise during operation. To find a quieter machine, you're going to have to pay at least an extra $1,000.
The warranty on the Sole S77 is good. Labor is covered for 2 years; parts and wear items are covered for 5 years; and the motor, deck, and frame are covered for life. This kind of warranty displays confidence on the part of the manufacturer.