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"I want a Sole F80 treadmill"

Which treadmill should I get? Need reviews on treadmills like the Stex and Sole. Anyone have experience with Sole F80, F63 or F85 treadmills?

wanted by: meggers (47) in New Orleans, LA 70117 +
updated on: Aug. 9, 2011, 12:33 a.m. (8 years, 7 months ago)
posted on: Feb. 16, 2011, 12:19 p.m. (9 years, 1 month ago)
tags: exercise gym health sole treadmill
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I love my Sole F85 Treadmill (Video & Review)

I purchased a Sole F85 at the end of 2006 and I love it. It's the best treadmill I've ever used, both in build quality and feedback provided by the console.

I particularly love that there are 20 intervals instead of 10. This allows me to create much more variety in my user programs. I am also very impressed with the helpfulness of Sole's customer service. I originally had the wrong sticker on my console (said F83 instead of F85) and had a new sticker shipped out to me very quickly.

For my workouts, I almost always use the user-defined programs. I develop them in a spreadsheet, charting the 20 changes in speed and incline over the workout, print this sheet out and then program the user functions.

I am able to automatically calculate the calories burned in my spreadsheet as I design and optimize my workout, since Sole provided me with the formula used to calculate calories burned based on user weight, speed and incline:

Here is the calorie formula. There are actually two formulas; one for speeds under 3.7 mph and one for speeds over 3.7 mph.

For Speed < 3.7 MPH
Kcal/sec = [1 + (0.768*Speed) + (0.1370*Speed*G)] * BW/2.2/3,600

For Speed >= 3.7MPH
Kcal/sec = [1 + (1.532*Speed) + (0.0685*Speed*G)] * BW/2.2/3,600

G = Percent grade expressed as a decimal (ie: 5% = 0.05)
BW = body weight in lb

Great product and great customer service. TIP: get one of these treadmill mats to set your treadmill on. It will help protect your floor or carpet.

Other nice features of the Sole F85:
Sole F85 Treadmill ConsoleMy Sole F85 Treadmill Console
  • Smoothly and easily folds up and out of the way if you need the space

  • Large motor (3.5HP) and rollers, feels solid and very durable

  • Easy to program with prompts via the message screen

  • Quiet operation, my daughter is able to watch TV while I'm on it

  • Two user programmable workouts (wish there were more)

  • Lifetime warranty on frame, deck and motor

This is the full review I left about the Sole F85 back in 2007. My model Sole F85 is now discontinued, but this is the current version which is probably even better, lucky you!
comment The San Francisco Hilton I stayed at a few months ago had an in room fitness program where you could request a Sole treadmill in your hotel room. Great program and great machine! Very solid and quiet with nice visual feedback and controls. - timfou 9 years ago
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I love my Sole F80 treadmill, so easy to set the user programs!

I absolutely love my Sole F80 treadmill and use it almost every day for between 30 and 60 minutes (really depends on the show I'm watching!) It has a strap for measuring my heart rate, but I use it almost exclusively in manual or the user program modes.

There is also a heart rate program which will adjust the speed and incline of each interval to keep your heart rate either at 70% or 90% of the maximum heart rate for your age, which you input into the console before starting (it saves your last entry until you change it).

These days, I've been primarily using the manual mode. I start up the program with an uphill walking interval (3 miles per hour at an 6% to 12% incline) and vary between that with a jogging interval (6 mph/2% incline).

If you are interested in burning a lot of calories, the 3 mph/12% will do the trick. If your goal is to improve your cardiovascular fitness, then you should do a lot of the 6 mph intervals.

Side note: the fan on my Sole F80 treadmill is small and quiet, but does a nice job keeping me cool. I definitely notice when I forget to turn it on (it has it's own on/off toggle switch). When it is on, it also gives the slight feeling that I am actually outdoors running with a breeze in my hair :)
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More information about which treadmill to buyCompare Sole Treadmills: F63, F80, F85

Motor2.5 HP3.0 HP3.5 HP
Speeds1-10 mph0.5-11 mph0.5-12 mph
Run Surface20x55 in.20x60 in.22x60 in.
Heart Rate ControlNoYesYes
Rollers2.5 in.2.75 in.2.75 in.
Max User Wt.325 lbs350 lbs400 lbs
Standard Programs666
User Programs222
Amazon Price$999$1,499$1,999
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