Sole Elliptical E25 from Sole Fitness
Update : Sole E25 now includes Bluetooth capability. You can now transfer workout data from your elliptical to your smart device. You can track your fitness info on the Sole app, or have your data be transferred to other compatible fitness apps.
Within the budget of most fitness enthusiasts, this lower end of the Sole elliptical machines is certainly a ‘value for money’ home exercise equipment and a worthwhile purchase.
So what are the upgraded features of this new model? (Updated)
The flywheel is now 25 pounds compare to the 19 pound on the older model, thus giving an even more smoother and stable elliptical motion. It now comes with power adjustable stride length of 20 -22 inches and 20 resistance levels, 4 more compared to the older model. Ramp incline levels now goes to a maximum of 15 instead of 30. However, 15 is great for most people. Only the very serious users will ever go past that.
User capacity is now 350 lbs. instead of 325 lbs. Heart rate chest strap is now included instead of being optional. Included are 2 heart rate programs where previous model has none. The new sole e25 elliptical trainer with its lifetime warranty on frame and incline motor certainly has a lot to offer with all its quality upgraded features and a pleasing approximately thousand dollar price tag.
Smooth and Quiet Drive
Sole e25 elliptical trainer comes fitted with a heavy 25-pound flywheel and a high gear ratio offering a fluid and smooth performance, a quiet drive system as well as top-end resistance, comparable to more expensive models.
Another feature found only on more expensive models but which is also found in the Sole elliptical E25 is its 4 rear wheels which ride on heavy duty rails, resulting in a smoother more stable feel besides reducing side to side foot pedal motion.
So you can expect some efficient training results from this elliptical trainer.
With 20 different levels catering to different fitness levels, working at the level that suits you best is not a problem.
A wide choice of 20 resistance levels make gradually changing from one level to the next a smooth transition, especially with its high-end eddy current resistance system and its fast, quiet adjustments by merely a button push.
These type of resistance system break down less frequently as there are few moving parts.
Wish to target different lower muscle groups? Press a button on the console and raise the ramp angle.
Power incline which is fully adjustable from a level plane up to 15 degrees, you can easily add additional resistance and diversity to your training thus ensuring a more thorough elliptical workout as well as a more demanding cardio exercise.
Up the incline to involve more muscle groups for a more strenuous workout, your ‘personal trainer’ that makes working out so effective and enjoyable.
With its variety of 6 automatic programs, 2 heart rate programs and 2 customizable options, working out on your Sole e5 trainer need not be boring or monotonous.
You can choose to do your exercises in forward or reverse motion, thus making sure that you give your muscles a more balanced workout.
Looking to strengthen and tone your legs and glutes (muscles of the butt)? Then give the Strength program a try. This program works by steadily increasing resistance to a high level and forcing you to sustain it.
The Sole e25 fat burning program makes use of a lower, steady exertion workout with your heart rate at around 60% to 70% of its maximum potential.
As the name suggests, the hill program simulates uphill and downhill running. This effect is achieved by increasing and decreasing the resistance in the pedals.
One important benefit of the interval program is the more efficient use of oxygen by your cardiovascular system. Exercising at high levels of intensity followed by low levels of intensity will increase your endurance level.
Oversized foot pedals
Ankle and knee stress is a common complaint of elliptical users. You do not have to worry about this with the Sole e25. Another unique feature of this user-friendly elliptical trainer is its oversized, custom-designed foot pedals designed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist and sports scientist.
Featuring a 2-degree inward slope, this unique feature aids in reducing the ankle and knee stress that’s common in other elliptical machines.
This feature puts the users’ joints back into a more neutral alignment thus easing the stress on the ankles, knees and hips.
LCD adjustable console
Tracking your workout progress is important as well as motivating.
With its vibrant 6.5-inch blue LCD display, track with ease your resistance, time, distance, calories burned, and pulse.
Sole e25 elliptical – Extra features
A comfortable 20 – 22 inch stride length elliptical for under a thousand dollar with free shipping, is already a worthy buy.
Add in dual guard rails for increased stability compared to a single guard rail in comparable models gives it another solid favorable point.
Handlebars with built-in pulse sensors; heart rate chest strap for highly accurate wireless monitoring; and adjustable incline and resistance controls built into the arms are all designed with users’ comfort in mind.
The Sole elliptical e25 trainer comes with handy amenities such as its built-in speakers for listening to your iPod or MP3 player, built-in cooling fans, and a water bottle holder all add to an enjoyable and comfortable elliptical workout experience.
Sole E25 Elliptical – Product Features
- Entry-level elliptical trainer with heavy 25-pound flywheel for smooth performance
- Power incline feature adds resistance while targeting different muscle groups
- Vibrant 6.5-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, etc.
- Integrated sound system; oversized, custom-designed foot pedals
- Built-in cooling fans; 350-pound capacity;
- Warranties: Lifetime on frame and incline motor; 3 years on parts and electronics; 1 year on labor
Sole e25 – Customers feedback
Customers feedback are very positive. Most commented that the Sole E25 elliptical trainer has the feel of a solid, commercial grade elliptical machine. They also commented on its fluid performance and whisper quiet operation. Mostly positive Sole E25 reviews.
For just around $1000, you get a machine with all the necessary features to give you the ultimate elliptical training workout. Cardio exercise with just the right intensity will certainly give your heart a boost, increase blood flow and lung capacity.
Stride length: 20-22 inches
Front drive: Yes
Cushioned footpad: No
Resistance levels: 20
Adjustable pedals: No
Upper body: Yes
Telemetry belt: Yes
Heart rate control: Yes
Display: 6.5-inch blue backlit LCD
Data: Time, distance, calories, resistance levels
Profile matrix: Yes
Standard programs: 8
User-defined programs: 2
Built-in cooling fans: Yes
Water bottle/accessory holders: Yes
Plastic shroud on rear rails: No
Capacity: 350 pounds
Warranties: Lifetime on frame and incline motor; 3 years on parts and electronics; 1 year on labor
- Very solid and sturdy
- Quiet drive
- power incline
- 20-22 inch stride
- oversized, custom-designed foot pedals
- fan not that great
- pedals cannot be adjusted
Overall, it comes highly recommended especially for beginners and mid-level users looking for a cheaper elliptical trainer with all the essential features.
Sole e25 vs e35 vs e95 elliptical trainer
For the more serious exercise enthusiasts, the Sole E35 elliptical with extra features at around $250 more, might be more appealing. Sole e35 has a heavier flywheel at 29 pounds compared to the 25 pounds of the e25 elliptical, thus offering a more stable operation. If you want an even heavier flywheel, then the Sole e95 with its 34 pounds flywheel would suit you. However, you would have to spend another $450 extra compared to e25 price tag. Sole e95 is more for serious users.
Sole e25, e35 and e95 offer 20 resistance levels for a challenging workout. As for maximum weight capacity, the e25 at 350lbs. and e35 at 375 lbs can cater to most people. However, e95 has a slightly higher weight capacity at 400 lbs.
All three comes with 6 preset, 2 heart rate controlled plus 2 programs you can customized to your specific needs.
All three comes equipped with user-friendly LCD display screen for tracking your progress. The e25 with its 6.5 inch LCD display, e35 with its 7.5 inch LCD display and the e95 with its commercial grade 9 inch LCD display make tracking and checking progress easy and motivating.
Remember to put on a pair of quality athletic shoes to avoid leg fatigue, proper fitness attire, reap the benefits of elliptical training and make the Sole E25 Elliptical Trainer as part of your low impact exercise regime.
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