Sole Fitness F65 Folding Treadmill Review
The Sole Fitness F65 folding treadmill is the step up model to the F63, which has been a popular machine in its own right. Featuring a stronger 3.25 CHP motor and a wider 20-inch by 58-inch, it now boasts a maximum speed of 12 mph and more space for serious workouts.
This model is folding too, which means that it can be a big space saver for condo and apartment dwellers. Of course, user-friendly features on the Sole F65 such as the easy-to-use console are not to be missed, as well as a cooling fan to keep you cozy through the most intensive exercise.
A closer look at the Sole Fitness F65 folding treadmill
Strong motor and frame
Equipped with a 3.25 HP continuous-duty motor, this treadmill offers more power than its little brother, the F63. The extra horsepower in hand allows the treadbelt to reach speeds up to 12 mph for intense workouts, along with the 0 to 15 percent incline.
This motor is cooled with industrial-strength flywheels for durability and to ensure a smooth and quiet performance. As for the framework, Sole Fitness used a precision welded frame for the F65, which makes the machine strong enough to handle repeated use by users up to 350 pounds in weight.
Excellent running comfort
This folding treadmill offers a running surface of 20 by 58 inches for freedom of movement. The added running space eliminates the feeling of being forced to limit stride lengths, especially for tall runners. Its woven belt is two-ply to prevent it from over-stretching and allow a static-free slide over the deck and rollers.
The deck is supported by a series of shock-absorbers which Sole Fitness refers to as the Cushion Flex Technology, and works to ensure a quiet and comfortable run. Paired with large 2.5-inch rollers, this equipment can take more pressure from extreme workouts and last longer than the average treadmill.
Apart from the adjustable incline and 0.5-mph to 12-mph speed increments, the F65 folding treadmill features six preset programs including interval training and fat-burning specific plans. Additionally, there are a couple of custom programs for building your own fitness goals along with heart-rate programs to keep your pulse in a set training zone.
Program details like speed, time, distance, incline, and pulse are all displayed in the backlit 6.5-inch LCD screen of the built-in console. Designed for easy access and control, the incline and speed adjustment buttons can be found conveniently at the sides of the LCD screen. With this, workout adjustments are always right at your fingertips.
Entertainment and other features
To keep your workouts interesting, the F65’s console comes with built-in speakers that will let
you hook up your iPods and MP3s. There’s also an integrated message board that will sum up your entire workout when you’re done so you can track your progress.
For safety, Sole Fitness included a 0.5-mph starting speed, a sizable stop switch with tether cord, and a low-profile hood that will never get in the way of your running pace. Other useful features include the cooling fan for comfort and the Easy Assist Folding Deck design for space-saving storage.
The Sole Fitness F65 folding treadmill measures 83 by 35 by 57 inches and weighs in at 253 pounds. It is covered by the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, a 3-year warranty on parts and electronics and parts, and 1-year of service.
Final thoughts on the Sole Fitness F65 folding treadmill
Sole Fitness has an excellent range of treadmills, and the F65 is a clear example of the quality they produce. The folding deck will really suit those that do not want to take up much room in their home, and the wide range of features this treadmill has will allow people of all levels to use it effectively. The Sole Fitness F65 folding treadmill is built to last, and runs really smoothly too.