Sole F60 Treadmill
Review



The Sole F60 is the entry level model in the Sole Fitness range of treadmills and although available at a budget price, nevertheless embodies many of the features common to this premier brand.

This is a "space saver" treadmill that folds up out of the way when you have completed your workout session. When your ready to workout again it can be softly dropped back into place and it's ready for use.

The treadmill is ready to use with a total of 10 workouts. These programs comprise of 1 Manual, 5 Pre-set, 2 User Defined and 2 Heart Rate Control programs.

The console features an LCD back-lit display which shows all relevant workout data and also includes a race-track graphic to show your progress. Buttons either side of the display allow speed or incline settings to be selected easily.

Heart rate monitor contacts are built into the handlebars to provide feedback of the user's pulse rate while a console mounted fan helps to keep the user comfortable. A built in sound system allows for the connection of an iPOD or MP3 player.

The unit is covered by a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, 3 years on the running deck and electronics and 2 years in home labor.

Here are the main features:



… drive motor

The treadmill utilizes a smooth 2.75 HP Continuous Duty motor which has been designed for a long life. This is an industrial quality motor with a large diameter, all-steel zinc coated, balanced flywheel which results in a vibration walking surface.

The flywheel assists the motor in running cooler and with smaller currents being drawn which helps extend motor life. Another benefit is allowing for a low start speed of 0.5 MPH.




… heart rate monitor

The conveniently positioned Hand Grip Pulse Monitors are located on the handlebars and when gripped will provide a readout of your pulse rate during your workout.

The system is also compatible with a wireless chest strap which provides the advantage of taking readings of your pulse rate without having to grip the handlebars. It's available as an optional accessory at extra cost.




… heart rate control

When this program is selected the "Heart Rate Control" feature of this treadmill automatically adjusts the intensity of your workout in accordance with your heart rate which is fed back via the grip pulse monitor or via the optional wireless telemetry strap so that you are always in the optimum target fitness zone.




… LCD display

This model has a 5.5" LCD blue display. This attractive display will show Pace, Incline, Laps, Vertical, Segment Time, Max Speed, and Calories.

Additionally, there is a 1/4 mile track feature and a Peak and Valley graph for different programs.






… workout programs

The treadmill gives you 10 workout programs split into the following functional groups:


1 Manual Program

5 Pre-set Programs*

2 User Defined Programs

2 Heart Rate Programs


* the 5 Pre-set programs consist of:

HILL, FAT BURN, CARDIO, STRENGTH and INTERVAL.






… tread belt

This model incorporates a long (60") and wide (20") wide tread belt. Some treadmills in this price range have narrower or shorter belts. Having a longer tread belt provides more room which is an advantage for taller users, with longer than average stride lengths.





... iPOD connection

In order to keep you entertained the treadmill comes with an in built sound system. Integrated into the treadmill's console, this sound system allows you to plug your iPOD, or MP3 Player, into an  auxiliary input jack and listen to your music collection through the sound system. The iPOD or MP3 player can rest in the accessory tray within easy reach.





... safety key

The equipment comes with a magnetic safety key and lanyard. In order for the treadmill to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the treadmill cannot be operated by unauthorized users such as small children.

The safety key has a lanyard with a small plastic clip attached to one end which can be clipped onto the users clothing. If the user were to accidentally trip or fall while on the treadmill the key is pulled away from the console causing the treadmill's walking belt to slow to a stop.





... folding design

This is a "space saver" or folding treadmill which means that when you have finished your workout it can be folded into a near vertical position where it will then occupy a lot less space.

The folding feature is fitted with a pneumatic shock-assist lift allowing you to gently tilt the deck into position and wheel it away for storage. When you want to use the treadmill it can be softly dropped back into place and it's ready to go.





... transport wheels

Integral transport wheels are attached to the base of the frame. With the treadmill folded up into it's upright storage position the treadmill can then be wheeled away to a convenient storage location.




... warranty details

The Sole F60 treadmill is backed with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, 3 years on the deck and electronics and 1 years labor.



Features:

  • 1 Manual Program
  • 5 Pre-set Programs
  • 2 Custom Programs
  • 2 Heart Programs
  • 5.5" Blue LCD Display
  • 1/4 Mile Track Feature
  • Pulse Grips Heart Rate Monitor
  • MP3 Compatible Sound System
  • Workout Cooling Fan
  • Water Bottle Holders
  • Folding Design
  • Magnetic Safety Key and Lanyard
  • Transport Wheels



Specifications:

  • Motor: 2.75 CHP (Continuous Duty)
  • Speed: 0.5 - 12 MPH
  • Incline: 15 %
  • Belt size: 20" x 60"
  • Roller Size: 2.0"
  • Dimensions: 80" L x 33" W x 58" H
  • Max. User Weight: 325 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime (Frame and Motor)

                         3 Years (Deck and Electronics)

                         1 Year (In Home Labor)


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