Treadmills provide one of the best forms of exercise equipment, due to a number of factors that make them versatile and easy to use, here is the latest assessment from INTECOL regarding the trending Sole F85, Sole TT8, Sole S77 and NordicTrack 1750 treadmills, we present 4 short reviews below.
Update: It has come to our attention that Sole TT8 is currently
not available – it’s in stock again 10/10/17.
For starters, they make exercise an activity in which you can enjoy other forms of entertainment as well. While you run on the tread, you can easily get into your routine by either listening to music, watching television, or even reading. A number of people enjoy running or walking on a treadmill due to this convenience. Many treadmills also offer other features that provide a more full bodied workout to those who use them. If you are looking into purchasing a treadmill, take into consideration the personal needs of your home’s provided space as well as yourself. What sort of features would you like that may enhance your daily exercise routine? How big of a space can you provide for a treadmill? Here are some options that may appeal to your requirements based on their features.
However, everything is not rosy and shiny, paediatric injuries due to home treadmill use is an emerging problem (NCBI PMC).
These examples come from high profile dealers that specialize in creating high quality exercise equipment.
This model, the NordicTrack 1750 treadmill 2015, provides features that include selective cushioning on the tread to tailor to your feet’s sensitivity, a screen that enables you to use workout routines amongst other exercise motivations, and a spot made for your tablet.
It also sports a cool-down system, to help you keep your body in motion without overheating. This treadmill enables you to enjoy the internet by checking email, watching videos, and just generally going about your daily habits while exercising. The reviews claim that it works as advertised, and that the setup process to put the machine together is fairly simple. The ample amount of features provide plenty of enjoyment to customers. The also boast of excellent customer service when and where they needed help with any operation.
Some statements about the treadmill communicate that it runs just as smoothly and effectively as those found in gyms.
Sole TT8 Light Commercial Treadmill
If you have a smaller space in which you wish to place a treadmill, then this model offers a more compact version with similar features as its larger companions.
It is twenty two inches wide, and comes with a number of different programs. Two of these programs are custom, six are standard, and two work to measure heart rate for optimal performance and routine enhancement. For music lovers, it also carries a sound system that works with MP3 players. The LCD display allows you to keep track of your workout’s statistics. While it earns an average of four star ratings on Amazon, some customers had thoughts on how it would work better. Despite the word ‘light’ in the model’s title, it is actually very heavy. Some had complaints about the proficiency of the speakers, noting that they were cheaply made.
Others had difficulty assembling it, making comments that the directions provided could have been more informative.
Sole F85 Treadmill
If you require a treadmill that can easily be stowed away, then the Sole F85 treadmill can provide such a convenience.
The deck offers a quiet run with the Cushion Flex Whisper Deck, and has received glowing reviews and titles such as ‘Best Buy’ and the review site Treadmill Dr.’s ‘Best Folding Treadmill.’ The Sole treadmill F85 2015 model (new model released in 2016) offers two programs that may be customized by the user, and six programs automatically installed into the software. Its screen displays needed information, such as speed, distance, incline, and other specifics necessary to assessing your full workout. Many customer reviews describe it as ‘solid’ and well put together, despite its folding capabilities.
Others report, as pointed out in several reviews, that the Sole F85 treadmill becomes rickety and develops a squeaky sound after repeated usage.
Sole S77 Treadmill
Another product rated and reviewed as a ‘Best Buy’ from Sole, this model will help ensure a proper workout by monitoring your heart rate and adjusting the incline to keep it at the needed pace.
It also features MP3 player compatible speakers, an LED display that provides feedback, instructions, and desired information such as heart rate, incline level, and speed. This model also sports a 3.5 continuous horsepower capability. Many customers gush that the treadmill works well, except for the cooling fans and the inability to override the incline on certain provided programs.
Others, who engage in heavy usage of this machine, claim that they had the inconveniences of constantly having to contact a repairman in order to maintain the usability of the treadmill.
Making Your Selection
When making your selection for a new treadmill, carefully consider and review the following questions:
- Do you intend to heavily use the machine? (The S77 SOLE features a 4.0 Cont. Duty HP motor)
- Do you have the space required for the model desired? (Sole F85 is foldable)
- What kinds of features do you seek in your treadmill? (NordicTrack 1750 has most features)
- How much are you willing to spend? (TT8 SOLE is the most expensive, the F63 is the cheapest)
Once you have the answers for these questions, you can start your search. For heavy, regular usage, the NordicTrack model may provide more satisfaction due to its heavier, more solid build and variety of features. For those who only run on a weekly to biweekly basis, the Sole model may prove more desirable, due to their smaller size.
Carefully review your specific needs before making a purchase, weather you are considering the Sole F85, S77, TT8 or the NordicTrack 1750 treadmill you must first make sure it meet your needs (Consumer Reports and Resources).