The Sole F63 model treadmill is a fold-up treadmill equipped with a 3.0 HP motor powering with reviewed speeds up to twelve miles per hour and an incline of up to fifteen percent. Update: during the last month we have added more product shots to this review.
The foldable treadmill deck is able to lock into place, and for safety it starts from half a mile per hour. There are six preset programs as well as two programs the user can define themselves. If heart rate is a concern, there are two additional heart rate control programs as well.
When running indoors on a treadmill, the lack of air resistance results in a lower energy cost compared with running outdoors at the same velocity – pubmed
Sole F63 Treadmill Features – A Short Review
The Sole F63 treadmill has a fan that cools the user, controls for the speed and incline and features speakers built in to the equipment for you to connect your MP3 player to.
Among the six pre-programmed workouts are fat burning programs and programs for cardio training, so that the user can focus on his or her individual fitness goals.
To adjust the incline to incorporate interval training or increase the intensity, utilize the controls located on the hand rest.
The F63 treadmill display shows you the speed at which you are walking, jogging or running, the amount of incline, the time elapsed since the workout began, the approximate amount of calories burned, the user’s pulse and pace as well as the distance that has been traveled.
More technicalities in this sole f63 treadmill review.
There is a quarter mile track option that can assist those who are working on speed training. The machine is quiet in general, and to unfold the deck, step back, release the deck, and it will unfold on its own. To increase the incline and speed, push the buttons that are located on the side of the LCD display. The LCD is blue, and you can watch the information scroll by as you are exercising. The message board sends the user scrolling messages and to set up a user profile, push the profile button and the message board will walk you through the steps.
After the workout, the message board recaps the stats of the user’s workout so that they can see their progress (on the current version of the F63 Treadmill).
Sole F63 Technology Compared To Sole F80
The Sole F63 has heavy duty chassis and motors for its class.
The frames are composed of steel and have powder coating to protect the metal. They are welded together, as opposed to bolted together. The inclines also heavy duty and the equipment will be stable. The motors feature a large diameter, and the flywheels like the frame are comprised of steel with a powder coating to protect the surface. The flywheel effectively prevents vibration and adds to the security features of the equipment. It also causes the motor to run cooler and extends its life because there is less amp draw. The fact that the flywheels are heavier causes a fluid motion while the user is working out on the treadmill.
The rollers have copper ground wires to reduce static, sealed bearings and are two and a half inches in length. Because they are on the larger side, the roller will have a longer life as will the belt.
Regarding the technology it’s worth noticing that the Sole F63 is the little sister to the Sole F80 treadmill (slightly more expensive). Get the find points in this article the Sole F63 vs F80 moments of truth.
The belts have four layers – one middle PVC layer, nylon backing, and two rubber layers over the middle layer.
The F63 Sole Treadmill Product Specs
The Sole F63 treadmill product specs are as follows:
It is thirty three inches wide, fifty eight inches tall, and eighty three inches and is eighty three inches deep. The deck is also thirty three inches wide and is eighty inches deep. The running surface is twenty inches wide and sixty inches deep. The user must be three hundred and twenty five pounds or less. The rollers are two and a half inches.
The motor is DC type, 3.0 CHP. The sole F63 starts running at half of one mile per hour and increases its speed by up to twelve miles an hour. The rack and pinion design incline starts at zero degrees and increases to fifteen percent. The belt is two ply, and there is a pulse grip with a chest strap that monitors heart rate. There are six pre-programmed workouts, two customizable programs, and two heart rate programs.
The sound system is built into the equipment and is MP3 player compatible.
The workout display, which is LCD is six and a half inches large.
Treadmill Assembly Step-By-Step
Assembly instructions for the F63 treadmill.
Conclusion And Abstract
The Sole treadmill comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, a three year warranty on the deck and parts, and a one year warranty on the labor.
If you are interested: Scott Jurek on treadmills.
It is suitable for home use, but many of its features rival craftsmanship you will discover at a professional gym. It is very sturdy for its class of equipment, and offers features to keep the machine quiet. Cons for potential users might be the blue display – it is blue, with the information scrolling by in white. This may not offer enough contrast for a user who is in the middle of a workout. It is not so easy to move, because the wheels underneath the treadmill may need to be a little larger. Also if you use electronics near the treadmill, it may cause an interference.
Its greatest strengths have to include the sturdiness of the equipment, as all of the parts are welded, not bolted together rather than the number of features or options it brings to the table. The design and the construction of the Sole F63 are what makes this treadmill a good option for the right people. The fact that it is constructed and manufactured in a particular way may influence who might consider the F63 a good choice for them.
It does not offer many bells and whistles, so if you are looking for options and add ons, this may not be the right treadmill for you.
However, if you are looking for a machine to run on, chances are you are looking for a sturdy machine, and not a display that lets you go online – runners generally prefer a high intensity workout and going on Facebook while exercising is likely to distract them from achieving this goal. For walkers who are not looking for many options, but are also interested in serious exercise, the treadmill is well designed enough so that someone could use it for hours a day.
Finally, it might be a better choice for homes with multiple users who are different sizes or weights.
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