Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill Review (2022)

The Sole Fitness F80 treadmill is an invaluable tool for a serious fitness center, but it’s overkill for a condo workout room. The treadmill is compact, easy to fold up, and small enough to fit in almost any space.

The treadmill’s 37.01′′ belt is wider than most, which provides a smooth and comfortable walking and running experience.

The F80 has a 3.5 CHP motor that delivers a smooth 12 MPH speed. The deck is made of heavy-duty powder-coated steel frames, which feel sturdy and resilient.

The treadmill boasts 10 workout apps, but they aren’t all that impressive. You can pick from a 10 km race, a calorie-burn challenge, a weight-loss timer, a fitness test, and an incline workout.

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About the Sole Fitness F80

Motor:3.5 CHP, DC type with 0.5 to 12 MPH speed range
Incline:Ranges from 0% to 15%
Running Area:22” x 60” Running Surface
Folding:The F80 folds up easily
Top Speed:5 – 12 mph
Weight Capacity:375 Pounds
Weight:265 Pounds
Dimensions:{L*W*H} 85.43 x 37.01 x 17.32 inches
Built-in programs6: programs
Warranty:  Lifetime warranty on frame, motor, and deck5yrs on electronics2yrs on labor

What I Like about the Sole Fitness F80:

Design:

Dimension Design–it is outstanding and is a perfect fit for extra-large treadmill users and it is capable to hold up to 375 pounds.

Deck Design – Sole Fitness is proud to offer one of the best folding treadmill designs on the market that helps you manage space constraints.

Designed with a tablet holder just above the console, with your tablet you are able to stream online fitness lessons or watch videos.

Technology:

The Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill features the latest technology; it has powerful Bluetooth Audio Speakers you don’t need your headphones when running on the treadmill.

It consists of a USB port for charging your phone, tablet, or any of your smart devices while working out.

Since the F80 treadmill cannot access iFit, it has an integrated tablet holder that gives you the freedom to use your smart devices to follow your workout routines or watch shows.

The treadmill is quiet and smooth since it has patented roller technology.

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Pricing:

The Sole F80 treadmill goes for around $2,700 depending on where you buy it (it is cheaper if you buy it on the company’s website.)

It comes with an impressive lifetime warranty on the frame, motor, and deck, as well as a 5-year warranty on electronics and parts and a 2-year labor warranty.

Free shipping is included when you buy from the company website, along with a 30-day money-back guarantee which is an added advantage.  

Ease of Use:

The Sole F80 treadmill is one of the best treadmills in the market today. It’s a preferred option in many fitness centers, solidifying its reputation as a high-quality fitness machine. It’s foldable and equipped with Easy Assist technology, allowing you to seamlessly put it up and out of the way when it’s not in use.

Performance:

The F80 treadmill has a strong, 3.5 HP motor that delivers up to 12mph speeds and inclines up to 15%.

The Sole treadmill is smooth and quiet making it one of the quietest treadmills in the market.

The deck is long and wide enough for people with long legs.

If you’re a tall person the console handgrips are too low which may make it difficult to check your heart rate.

Exercise programs:

The Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill has six standard programs, two custom programs, and two heart programs installed.

The programs are not enough for your workout, but you can solve this by setting up your tablet device and adding more exercise programs.

Storage:

The F80 treadmill has a folding mechanism that saves space when you are not in use. The only challenge you may face after folding is moving it in the store because it is heavy.

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Weight Capacity:

Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill can hold up to a maximum weight of 375 Pounds. This is enough capacity for most people.

Warranty:

It has a Lifetime warranty on frame, motor, and deck, 5yrs on electronics, and 2yrs on labor, and this assures the user that the product is of good quality and high standard.

What I don’t like

  • Sole Fitness F80 Heavy-Duty Treadmill has no access online thus you need an extra smart device to access more programs.
  • Unlike other treadmills this F80 treadmill has no decline option.
  • The treadmill has two fans but they don’t provide much airflow.
  • The F80 display is not touchscreen.
  • No iFit
  • The treadmill is heavy and bulky; moving it around is a challenge.

FAQs

How heavy is the Sole F80 treadmill?

This Sole F80 is a folding treadmill that has a shipping weight of 265 pounds. It has a footprint of 85.43 x 37.01 x 17.32 inches. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 375 lbs.

Does the Sole F80 have a fan?

There are two fans just above the screen, but they are a bit wimpy. So need to add a floor fan to help with the airflow.

Does Sole F80 have iFit?

No, the Sole F80 does lack advanced entertainment options because it lacks Wi-Fi connectivity and iFit membership.

My Verdict:

Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill Review

In conclusion, the Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill is a top-of-the-line treadmill that you can use to lose weight, tone your muscles, and improve your cardiovascular health. The treadmill can be used in your home gym or at a commercial gym.

The Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill is relatively expensive.

If you are considering purchasing a new treadmill or upgrading, I would recommend you purchase the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. At almost the same price, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill offers Wi-Fi connectivity and iFit membership.

Although the Sole F80 treadmill isn’t equipped with a touchscreen or streamable online classes, you can remedy this by setting up your tablet device.

Remember, you don’t have to break the bank to get in shape.