Daily running can be harsh on even the most experienced runners. As runners, we take care to make sure the gear we use during our workouts provides proper support to counter the serious damage that can occur when running outdoors, but what about the equipment we use at home? Choosing a treadmill that both protects you and helps you achieve your fitness goals can be a challenge. Thankfully, Sole makes the search a little easier. The F85 keeps your indoor runs efficient, effective, and easy on your body.
Whether you only run a few times a week or are training for a marathon, joint health is always a major concern. Like every Sole treadmill, the F85 utilizes the patented CushionFlex Whisper Deck. Although running on hard surfaces is important for well-rounded training, the whisper deck will support you through the days when your joints can’t take any more; absorbing the shock to your feet, ankles, and knees up to 40% compared to running on solid surfaces alone.
The Sole F85’s high-tech display is loved for its integrated features. Users can upload data from their workout directly to the Sole app, as well as hooking their smartphone into the sound system to fuel their workout. Heart-monitoring technology is integrated into two specialized workouts that are customized according to your exertion levels.
Something that often goes overlooked when purchasing a machine is its safety features. When you’re looking at high-end machines that can take any runner up to speeds that prove challenging, you want to make sure there are features in place to keep you from harm. Although every worthwhile treadmill comes with emergency stop features, not all machines make it quite as easy to shift your speed efficiently and safely.
Accuracy is the name of the game with the F85. Its wireless heart rate monitoring is not only 99.9% accurate but calculates the target heart rate based on a multitude of factors. Use the touch pulse sensors to get your heart rate up to the appropriate levels for your age, gender, and current weight.
Although the track and the digital features are a large draw for treadmill shoppers, the true quality of this machine comes through in its heavy-duty mechanics, with a four-horsepower motor and one of the largest weight allowances on the market.
This model has a competitive price tag and a long list of notable features. It's no surprise that its well-received because of its sleek design, but its advancements over Sole’s other models makes it more than just a handsome model for the avid and competitive runners alike. As this model offers more power, higher speeds, and a great range of incline, we’d recommend this model for anyone who’s looking to add an extra challenge into their at home runs.