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Sole Fitness F65 Treadmill Review

Brand: Sole Fitness
Expert Rating: 4 stars

The Sole Fitness F65 Treadmill is On Sale!


One of the Most Durable Treadmills at $1,399


Although Sole Fitness has always had an impressive line-up of treadmills, they had a wide gap from their entry level Sole F63 treadmill to their popular Sole F80 treadmill.  In fact, it was a $600 gap from $999 to $1,599.  And they probably lost sales to individuals who wanted a slightly heavier duty machine than the F63 without spending 50% more.

Enter their new Sole F65.  It actually is similar in many ways to the Sole F80, but cost $200 less.  This latest model comes with Bluetooth capability so you can track your workout stats using the free smart device app.  However, the most important feature found on the Sole F65 is the Sole treadmill quality.  Sole has built a reputation and a successful business on providing some very durable treadmills at a reasonable price.

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 The Sole Fitness F65 Treadmill Features…

f65-sole-treadmill_consoleBluetooth Capability-  This latest upgrade includes Bluetooth capability so that you can use the free smart app to track your workout stats. Research shows that individuals that track their progress are more likely to achieve their fitness goals.

3.25 Continuous Duty HP Motor
— The motor is design for both walkers and runners.  It will run quiet and effortlessly even at higher speeds. All the Sole treadmill motors are extremely durable.  That is why they come with lifetime warranties.

22″ x 60″ Treadbelt — The length is adequate for jogging and running. Taller individuals should definitely get a belt that is at least 60″ long.  Plus, this is a nice wide running surface.

2.5″ Rollers — Most potential treadmill buyers do not realize the importance of rollers.  Larger rollers extend the life of the belt, motor and bearings.  In particular with larger rollers the belt has more area to grip.  2.5″ rollers are decent size for this price.

Speakers and MP3 Input — Built-in speakers with MP3 connection are getting to be a standard feature on treadmills.  Listening to music is a recognized motivator for burning calories and getting in shape.   There is also a cooling fan that targets your core.  It won’t blast you away, but it does a decent job.

Console Design and Layout — Sole has always done an above average job of designing a user friendly console that also looks good.   There are a series of buttons to instantly change speed and incline.  The machine has a white backlit LCD display that continually shows speed, incline, time, distance traveled, calories, pulse and pace.  There is also a 1/4 mile track feature and a Peak and Valley graph.

Speed and Incline Adjustment on Handrails — We’ve always liked this feature.  You can adjust the speed and incline right on the handrails rather than having to break your stride and make changes on the console.

Cushion Flex Whisper Deck – The shock absorption on this machine is advertised to reduce impact up to 40% in order to protect your joints.

250 Lbs. Unit Weight — You’ll find some companies don’t list the weight of their treadmills, because they just don’t match up to companies like Sole.  At 250 lbs. you are getting a heavy weight machine that will be very stable and have a solid feel.

‘Bullet Proof’ Frame – We’re not sure why anyone would be concerned about a ‘bullet proof frame’ design unless you’re working out in a pretty shady neighborhood, but that’s how Sole describes it.  Nevertheless, the frames are extremely heavy duty and come with a lifetime warranty.

Warranty – Lifetime Frame/Motor, 3 year Deck/Electronics/Parts, 1 year Labor

Check Out a Full Comparison List of All Sole Treadmill Models Here.

Our Review — Sole F65 Treadmill

Here is our take on the Sole F65 treadmill.  For $300 more than the F63, you are getting the same 60″ treadbelt length and only an additional 0.25 horsepower on the motor.  We might suggest you save the $300 and settle for the slightly less powerful Sole F63.

Or you spend $200 more and get the Sole F80 treadmill.  The F80 comes with a better constructed deck, wireless heart rate control, a slightly larger motor (3.5 HP), larger rollers, and a stronger warranty  at 5-year parts and 2-year labor warranty.  That is in comparison to the 3-year parts and 1-year labor warranty with the F65.

Either machine is going to be durable and reliable, that is what Sole is all about.  It just seems that the Sole F80 is a better bargain, besides having an outstanding reputation.  It has won numerous “Best Buy” awards, including one from us.  This newest model of the F65 has Bluetooth capability, and a Sole representative shared  that the entire Sole line will eventually transition to the new Bluetooth capability.

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4 thoughts on “Sole F65”

  1. Francis G. Miller

    Over many years, people on average have grown TALLER. I am only 6ft, and I see people taller yet. Also, I had a treadmill from 2002 to 2017 and the height of the handles were normal. Another treadmill from 2007-2017 was also normal height. In other words, when walking, reaching and holding onto the handles while walking was normal.
    But, gripping the F65 handles is a little complex, since the handles are about 1 inch short. So, I walk holding onto the Left Handle or Right Handle while leaning a little left or right. If holding onto BOTH handles requires me to lean forward a little. So, is there a way to RAISE the Handle Assy up an INCH?
    If I tried this out in the store, I would have asked this then, but I bought the F65 ONLINE I bought this last December.


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