Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Many dieters go through a sporting goods store trying out ellipticals or other fitness equipment before deciding on the big purchase. Some feel loose and make noise when the pedals move in the elliptical motion. These are often the most affordable elliptical machines. Then there are those that hold tight and move as if on air. These ellipticals are more expensive and tend to fall near the commercial quality line. The Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer is on the commercial side of home fitness equipment. The model sells for $2,299, but we found it for the sale price of $1,299 on Spending more than $1,000 on an elliptical is a huge decision that the dieter needs to consider before jumping in. Many dieters choose to purchase home fitness equipment only to find it sits in the corner and gathers dust.

List of Ingredients

Commercial-grade elliptical from Sole.

Product Features

The Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer has a 20-inch stride. The machine weighs 200 pounds and holds a user weighing up to 375 pounds. These figures are comparable to commercial gym ellipticals. Specifications include 16 resistance levels, adjustable pedals, heart rate monitor, digital display and water bottle holder. The digital display is blue and silver, making it simple to read.

There are 30 reviews available from buyers on Buyers love the smooth movement and quiet performance. What buyers do not like is the assembly. The seller delivers the unit over the threshold of the door, but that is as far as they will move the machine. The buyer must move the machine to the room of their choice, take out all the parts and assemble the machines according to the included directions. Assembly takes two people about two hours.

After assembly is complete, dieters have the option to use one of the preset workouts, create a workout of their own or strap on the wireless heart rate monitor and try a preset heart rate-based workout. Integrated MP3 speakers allow the dieter to listen to music while working out.

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  • Whisper quiet functionality.
  • Preset workouts based on heart rate.
  • Wireless heart rate monitor included.
  • Sturdy.
  • Holds users weighing up to 375 pounds.


  • More expensive than other elliptical models.


There is very little negative to say about the Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer. The unit is quiet, sturdy and holds more weight than the average home unit. Buyers love the functionality, accessories and wireless heart rate monitor. Despite the two-hour assembly time, dieters feel the Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer is similar to commercial gym machines. If the dieter loves the elliptical at the gym, this could be a great buy. At $50 a month, the dieter would pay $600 a year for the gym. This elliptical would pay for it in a little more than two years.

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