What You Should Know
Sole is a fitness company that sells commercial quality fitness equipment. The Sole F63 Treadmill normally sells for $1,899, but it can be found on sale for as little as $849. The treadmill weights 245 pounds and holds a user up to 325 pounds. This is a bit heavier than most home treadmills will hold, but the increased price reflects the increased weight limit. The Sole F63 Treadmill is considered an entry-level machine. Sole sells units that cost more and offer an even closer similarity to professional gym equipment.
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Entry-level treadmill from Sole.
The Sole F63 Treadmill offers inclines from 1 to 10, 15-percent grade and a running surface 20 inches wide by 55 inches long. The treadmill folds up to store in smaller spaces and has wheels on the bottom when folded so the user can move the treadmill from one room to another.
Controls are located on the blue and silver digital display and also on the armrest. This is a fantastic feature for users who want to chance incline or speed on the fly. Unlike higher-end treadmill models from Sole, the Sole F63 Treadmill does not offer heart rate programs. Heart rate programs work with a wireless heart rate monitor and adjust speed and incline based on the users reaction to a given portion of the workout. This is a great touch as most preset programs on a treadmill are designed for fit individuals.
The Sole F63 Treadmill has one major problem – there may be a software problem forcing buyers to call for service as soon as the treadmill is assembled. The Low Speed Error (LS1) is commonly reported. Service technicians replace the speed sensor and other equipment, only to see the same error.
Buyers that have no trouble with this error love the quiet functionality and the size. For a start treadmill, the belt width and stride length are ideal for even the tallest user. Many taller dieters have trouble reaching a full stride due to belt length. This should not be a problem with the Sole F63 Treadmill.
- Easy to read display.
- Armrest controls.
- Large, but quiet.
- Affordable for a high-end treadmill.
- Many units have a software issue that prevents use without a service visit.
- May be too expensive for some dieters.
Treadmills like the Sole F63 Treadmill are more expensive because they tend to be better built than cheaper models. The only flaw with the Sole F63 Treadmill is a potential software issue that could limit use until the problem is resolved. There is no dieting information included with the treadmill so the dieter will need to start a low calorie, healthy diet to lose weight.