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Sole Fitness F63 Treadmill Review

Brand:Sole Fitness
Expert Rating:3.5 stars

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 A Serious Contender at $999

f63-sole-treadmillThe Sole F63 treadmill is their entry level model. For the money, this machine comes with some decent features. In general, Sole treadmills are durable, tend to be low maintenance, and their customer service is responsive.  With the Sole F63, you are getting one of the most durable $999 treadmills on the market. It is ideal for walkers and joggers.

The Sole F63 now comes with Bluetooth capability so you can track your workout stats on your smart device.  Simply download the Sole Fitness app and you are ready to go!  We are happy to see Sole Fitness entering into the world of fitness equipment stat tracking technology.

 

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The Sole F63 has its price reduced to $999 with free shipping and no sales tax on all orders. A good value. 

 

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The Sole F63 Treadmill Features…

f63-sole-treadmill_consoleBluetooth Capability – The F63 treadmill now has Bluetooth capability so that you can track your workout stats on your smart device.  Download the free Sole Fitness app or use any other compatible fitness tracking app to follow your stats and track progress towards your goals.

3.0 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This motor is sufficient for both walking and jogging. It comes with a lifetime motor, which suggests it seldom ever burns out.

20″ x 60″ Treadbelt — A sufficient length for walking and jogging.

253 Lbs. Weight — This is an above average weight for a treadmill at this price. This hefty weight will contribute to a stable and solid feel.

2.5″ Rollers — For the price, these are decent size rollers. Larger rollers reduce the wear and tear on the belt and the bearings. With larger rollers, you have less rotation and more contact between the belt and the roller. That means the belt has to revolve less. It also means less work for the bearings. Bearings are one of the components that burn out on a treadmill. Overall, the large rollers should extend the treadmill life.

Noise Level — The F63 is not one of the quietest treadmills on the market, but what do you expect for $1,000? If you live in a second floor apartment, you may have issues with your downstairs neighbors.

Speed and Incline Controls on Siderails — Some people may find this a minor feature, but we really like the ability to control the speed and incline without having to awkwardly lean over the console.

Shock Absorption – Sole uses a different deck on the F63 than on their other models. The shock absorption is not quite as good, but is still a significant improvement over running outdoors.

Console and Display – The console has a single window 6.5″ white LCD display that provides multiple feedback. It comes with six installed workout programs and two user-defined programs. There are also fans, speakers, and an MP3/iPod plug-in. The sound on the speakers is not the best.

Warranty — As mentioned, the Sole F 63 has a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame. It also has 3-years on the deck / electronics / parts, and a 1-year labor warranty. At this price range, this tends to be above average. All other Sole treadmills come with a 5-year parts and 2-year labor warranty.

Our Review – Sole F63 Treadmill

The most recent version has Bluetooth capability which allows you to track your workout stats on you smart device with a compatible fitness app.  We like that this machine now has improved workout stat tracking technology like many other treadmill brands.  At $1,000, the Sole F63 is a worthy competitor overall.  However, there is some serious competition at this price range. Regardless, with the F63 you are getting the Sole reputation for quality and value.

At first glance, the savings of $500 in comparison to their F80 treadmill may be attractive, but you are compromising on the deck, motor, rollers, warranty, and display. Also, you do not get heart rate control with the lower model. Determine your level of activity and decide if a budget treadmill is the best choice.

We would recommend the Sole F63 for walking and light jogging, but if you plan to run or jog regularly, we suggest the Sole F80.

Learn more at www.SoleTreadmills.com.

Customer Reviews

There were several customer reviews on Amazon.com, each rating the Sole F63 four stars. One buyer was satisfied with the overall performance, but felt the motor was not exactly “Whisper Quiet.” The others were very satisfied, stating…

I’ve had my treadmill for about a month, and so far I have absolutely no buyer’s remorse at all! I don’t know how it would be as a running treadmill, since I only use it for walking and use the incline to make the workout more intense. I paid the extra $ to have the delivery people set it up. They got here when they said they would and set it up perfectly — no complaints there! I’m having a lot of fun with my new toy and getting fitter besides. Even the MP3 player speakers work better than I expected. BTW, although I’m a female under five feet tall I have no trouble lifting up the treadmill to fold it as long as I use proper lifting technique.


Thanks for your great reviews.  My wife and I took them strongly into consideration when buying our treadmill.  In the end we were debating between the Spirit XT175 (on sale for $999.99) and the Sole F63 (on sale for $999.99).   He (Salesman) actually recommended the F63 for light running and jogging over the Spirit XT175, because of the longer deck on the F63.  After using the F63, we are very pleased with our purchase, I am convinced it is the one of the best for under $1,000…  Thanks again for your GREAT reviews!!

 

*This Sole F63 Treadmill Review is based on not only testing the equipment, but also comments, testimonials, reviews and ratings of customers and third parties. We attempt to be as accurate as possible. Warranties, components and prices can change without notice.


7 thoughts on “Sole F63 Treadmill”

  1. Mark

    I’ve had the F63 for two weeks now. My wife and I have both tested it out with a few running workouts. I will hope to have a more comprehensive review in several months, but here’s my first takes as a new owner:

    The machine is performing as advertised, solid and sturdy with even belt speed. We like the extra long deck thought we never had an issue with a 60″ deck. I’m 5’9″. The blue-tooth technology is rudimentary but there.

    Assembly takes about an hour and a half. It’s HEAVY, but we had a couple young 20s guys help. Very straight forward on assembly with the quality of the machining and guide holes being the biggest challenge.

    My initial knock is the programming and screen design is not nearly as functional as our similarly priced ProForm. These are not big issues, since your just running, but the display is sectioned into 6-8 parts so each piece of information is small. The F65 looks to be better displayed. Also, the mileage is in tenths, not hundreds.

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    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for your feedback, it’s greatly appreciated. You mentioned the browser of the Sole F63 in comparison to the Proform. I’m not sure which model Proform you have, but Proform is built by Icon which is the largest fitness company on earth. In fact, you may be familiar with NordicTrack and several other brands which are also built by Icon. Often with Icon products you tend to get “more for less money”, especially when it comes to electronics.

      However, In comparison to the Sole F63, for what it may lack in bells and whistles in the electronic area I feel they more than make up for on the running portion. Sole seems to consistently produce quality, durable treadmills that tend to provide great service for many years. I think long term you and your wife will be pleased with your Sole machine. Keep us posted please as you progress towards your fitness goals.

      thanks,
      Brad

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  2. Debbie

    The treadmill is ok for what I need. I do however feel that they should raise the height of the handles with the sensors and the cup holders are too low. Also I am very disappointed with the fan. You cannot even tell that it is on. I feel like I could have done better with a lower cost treadmill. Sorry Sole.

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    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for sharing your review of the Sole F63 Treadmill. Regarding the positioning of the handles, do you mind sharing your height, as well as the incline level you are using?

      The Sole F63 is a folding treadmill, and one drawback is as you elevate or raise the platform for a steeper incline the handles, cup holder, and display remain at the same height from the floor. If you raise the machine to a 10% or full 15% incline I can see where the grab handles and cup holder would be much lower.

      In comparison, most non-folding treadmill functions differently….as you incline the platform, the handles and display raise up along with it. However, there are a few folding treadmill designs that function in the same manner where the handles elevate as you raise the machine.

      One to consider would be the Yowza Osprey.

      http://treadmill-ratings-reviews.com/treadmill-reviews/budget-treadmills/yowza-osprey/

      We have a video on it and as you can see when you elevate the deck, the controls and handles raise up as well.

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  3. Dennis W. White

    Dear Sole,

    We purchased from Dick’s a Sole F63 Treadmill during Thanksgiving week and had it delivered in early December. My wife and I have used almost every day since it was delivered and like it. (We are not hard users with a speed about 4.0-4.5 and a slight incline.) Yesterday we noticed for the first time, blue chalky powder around the front end of the treadmill. Is this normal or do we have a problem?

    Thanks for your comments.

    DWW

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    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Dennis,

      I’m glad to hear you guys are enjoying your new Treadmill. It sounds like belt residue (which is normal) but to be on the safe side, you may want to place a quick call to Sole USA tech support to double check.

      TECH. SUPPORT/WARRANTY

      Tel: 1-866-MYSOLE1 (866-697-6531)
      service@soletreadmills.com

      Any update on your experience with their customer support would be appreciated.

      thanks,
      Brad

      Reply

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