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Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill

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Sole Fitness F85
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22 x 60"1012 MPH400 lbsLifetime frame & motor
5-year electronics
2-year labor

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Athletes who are looking for a club-quality treadmill will certainly delight in the Sole Fitness F85. Indeed, for a price between $1500 and $2500, this machine is packed with features and brimming with luxurious amenities to render your training session even more efficient. Now while it’s certainly not the most affordable machine on the market, this particular model can very easily be considered as a worthy investment since, not only will you be able to benefit from gym quality features without even leaving your house, but the treadmill is also known for its solid build. By this token, the machine can easily sustain heavy duty use. In fact, it has been shown to last for life provided that you properly care for it.

sole fitness f85From its powerful motor to its wide range of features, the Sole F85 is entirely designed for weight loss. While the exact amount of calories burned depends on external factors such as user’s weight, gender and fitness levels, most athletes can lose between 800 to 1000 calories in just one hour on high intensity. By this token, it’s extremely easy to not only lose weight but to maintain the weight loss in the future. Additionally, since it’s quite easy to use, even new users will be able to operate it without any difficulty.

About the Company

Favored by hotels, gyms, clubs and fitness centers, Sole Fitness is one of the most reputed Health and Fitness companies on the market. Offering unsurpassed quality at affordable prices, this company is also known for the wide range of features and comfort level of their machines, as is the case with the F85 as well as the cheaper Sole F80 and Sole F63. Customers can also benefit from a solid aftersales support in the rare event that they encounter any problem. This is one of the rare companies that offer long-term and solid product warranties. Most importantly, the company caters to various budgets, which means that you’ll find something to your liking, even if you don’t want to spend a lot.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Maximum Capacity: 400 pounds
  • Preset Programs: 10
  • Motor Horsepower: 4 HP
  • Maximum Speed: 12 MPH
  • Running Surface: 22 x 60 inches
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Dimensions: 80 x 35 x 58 inches
  • Weight: 265 pounds

With this machine, users will be able to benefit from a powerful 4.0 horsepower motor that’s perfect for walking, jogging and running. Extremely versatile, the motor can easily suit both experienced and inexperienced users, which is why this machine is often purchased by families with multiple members. Also, this model sports an impressive up to 400 pounds of maximum user weight, which is considerably more than other treadmills. By this token, the Sole F85 can safely be used by overweight or obese users.

Unlike lower-quality models, the F85 is entirely made of commercial-grade parts to drastically expand the machine’s track life. As far as features are concerned, it boasts of a 15 degree incline, which will allow you to experience various terrain types, including steep uphills. If you’re a novice and not used to higher terrains, you can make the most out of the dual armrests located at the front of the machine to help you maintain your balance.

sole f85 consoleWith the Sole F85, you can also enjoy the widescreen and easy-to-read console that will help you track essential fitness data. These include, but are not limited to, total distance covered, number of calories burned, incline level, speed and the likes. This can easily help you determine whether you’re reaching your fitness goals or not. More importantly, the console is also equipped with a tracker that will enable users to keep a close watch on their cardiovascular capacity- something that can come in quite handy to elderly athletes. The display console also features a unique amenity whereby handy fitness tips and encouraging messages are regularly displayed across the blue backlit screen to keep you motivated during the entire duration of your training session. Since the motor is extremely quiet, you can comfortably enhance your motivation by watching a film, listening to some music or even talk on the phone while you work out.

Thanks to its compact design, this unit can be folded up and propped against the wall for easy storage.

Size and Safety

The Sole F85 is helpfully equipped with a safety key and pull cord that you clip onto your clothing to enhance your safety while you train. This instantly cuts the motor and stops the machine, eliminating any risk of injury.

This model’s running surface measures 22 inch wide, which will allow you to very comfortably walk, run and jog without the typical sensation of being locked in between the handles. The deck is cushioned to take the full weight of your body off the knees and joints.

sole f85 foldingAssembly and Parts

Most users found that the unit was fairly easy to put together, especially since it comes partially assembled. It also includes all the necessary tools, accessories and other such equipment that you’ll need to complete the assembly process, which means that you won’t have to constantly rush out to get a certain tool. To guide you through the steps, Sole Fitness also includes an illustrated instructions manual. The assembly process should take most people around one hour to one and a half hour to complete.


Because of its exceptional quality, this particular model received very little drawbacks on most major review websites. A bunch of people did complain about the lack of preset programs. According to them, the lack of more programs yielded monotonous and boring workouts. Another person claimed that the assembly process was too hard but this was only reported by one customer.


While it’s certainly on the more expensive side, this machine is still worth its price. Not only will it provide a comfortable and highly motivating workout, but it also has the added advantage of being exceptionally easy to use, in spite of its wide range of features. The treadmill doesn’t even require a lot of maintenance and is quiet enough to be used at night or in apartment buildings. The Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill is protected by a 5 year warranty on the parts and lifetime on the motor, deck and frame.