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Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill Review

The Sole Fitness F80 has it all when it comes to high end, reliable, and excellent quality treadmills. With the new F80 models, the fitness giant has signified that it is still one of the finest brands in the business. It also has an enhanced 9″ display and can securely dock a tablet computer for convenient multi-tasking, entertainment and syncing exercise data with mobile apps. Its specifics include a super-sized 22″ x 60″ running surface, a commercial 3.5 CHP motor and a power incline with maximum 15% grade all of which combine together to prove that the Sole F80 is one of the finest treadmills in the market and very easily a top pick amongst reviewers and fitness buffs.

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Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill (Previous Years Model)
  • Folding treadmill with 3.0-horsepower continuous-duty motor
  • Vibrant 7.5-inch LCD display with integrated speakers and audio cable
  • 6 standard workouts, 2 custom workouts, and 2 HR-controlled workouts
  • Easy Assist folding deck design; Cushion Flex shock-absorption system
  • 350-pound capacity; measures 33 x 80 inches (W x D); weighs 250 pounds

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Dimensions

The Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill has assembled dimensions amounting to 82” x 37” x 57”. The machine is portable and has a folding mechanism that can be activated from the control panel. With just one flip of a switch, the treadmill will automatically reposition itself in a vertical position and lock itself in place. When folded, the dimensions are 39 inches long by 35 inches wide by 64 inches tall. The folding design is based on the Easy Drop Folding mechanism for ease in lifting or lowering the running deck.  The Sole F80 boasts a 22″ x 60″ track, which is the longest and widest in the series. The track is two-ply for durability and is paired with commercial quality 2.75″ rollers that promote quiet operation and minimize stress on the motor.

Features

The Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill has a large 9 inch LCD screen which is the biggest featured amongst any of the Sole Fitness treadmill models. The LCD screen is designed to show the readings of calories burned, workout time, current speed, current incline, heart rate, and distance traveled. Sole treadmills have Bluetooth connectivity for use with the Sole Fitness mobile app, which is compatible with most iOS and Android devices. Using this app you can dock a mobile device over the regular treadmill screen and watch a movie, read the news and so forth while your exercise data is recorded in the background. To keep all your fitness data in one place, the Sole Fitness app can sync with FitBit, MyFitnessPal and other programs.

The control panel has a nice and easy to operate layout with incremental speed control buttons that allow you to choose between speeds from 0.5 kmh to 12 kmh. Incline settings also give you the option to select up to 15% of inclination. The treadmill is stocked with 10 pre-set workout programs that have been programmed into the system. The workout programs including are available to support goals for cardio training, weight loss and muscle toning. It has the capacity to save two user profiles as well as keep a track of the workout progress and routines. This feature provides a quick-start convenience during the next workout session. Pulse grip monitoring sensors on the handles help track your heart rate whose readings you will be able to see on the LCD screen.

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The F80 is Bluetooth compatible and allows you to pair your smartphone/tab to the treadmill and workout while you listen to the music. The treadmill is also equipped with a safety key which can be clipped on to your clothes and automatically stops the treadmill each time the key is detached. Other extras include cooling fans, two bottle holders and an accessory tray.

Construction & Motor

The Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill weighs 250 pounds and has a reinforced frame capable of supporting a mind whopping 375 pounds. This makes the machine perfect to carry people of varying weight types. The frame is solid steel and durable. It is also equipped with a 3.0 HP motor with a nice kick that will give you a consistent and steady workout. The deck is made of the top of the line CushionFlex technology that gently eases the strain on the joints and allows muscles to recover faster. The cushioned deck also reduces the noise level of training.

Having seen all the aforementioned features, let us weigh the pros and cons.

Pros

  • Parts of the treadmill are top line quality.
  • A powerful 3.5HP motor gets things running neatly.
  • Folding capability makes it easy to transport the treadmill from one place to the next.
  • Nice and wide 60” x 22” running surface is high quality and a major plus.
  • High quality cushioning deck will absorb 35-40% impact on joints.
  • Bluetooth compatibility makes things exciting.

Cons

  • The short length of the handrails may prove to be a little problematic to some.
  • With only ten preset workout programs loaded into its system, the Sole F80 offers limited choices when it comes to selecting workout states. We could’ve done with a handful more.

Verdict

The Sole F80 is a treadmill you’d be proud of owning. Its components, frame, features, and sophistication all express HIGH QUALITY in bold, capital letters. It is one of Sole’s bestsellers for a reason and every reviewer and consumer who has ever tried this product will agree. The F80 warranty package includes one year of labor, a five years on electronics and parts, and lifetime protection for the frame, motor and deck. With its Price, this cardio trainer delivers excellent value with its club-quality components. Undoubtedly a good buy.

Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill

Accessiblity - 8.2
Build Quality - 8.4
Comfort - 7.9
Design - 8.8

8.3

The F80 is a really good treadmill that provides certain high-end features. Is a popular member of the Sole F series and is widely acclaimed by fitness enthusiasts.

User Rating: 3.75 ( 2 votes)

Christian R. Berndt

I am a highly competent and enthusiastic Personal Trainer with the ability to help people achieve their fitness goals and ambitions. I have been training for the past five years myself and have gained knowledge and experience within the fitness sector which also included me learning to a high extent about nutrition and supplementation. I learnt this from being practical and additional research in my own time. I am able to apply the knowledge I have to help anyone and work around their needs and goals. I have been around physical activity for all of my teenage and adult life. My career as fitness guide through various Gyms has given me immense knowledge in recommending a variety of fitness equipments.
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