The Sole F65 Treadmill – An Upgrade of the Popular F63

The new Sole F65 treadmill upgrades several features of the F63 but keeps cost in line by eliminating a few of the extras, bringing the price down to a reasonable $1200 when on sale.

The Machine

The Sole F65 improves upon an already excellent folding treadmill (the F63) by increasing the power of the motor, increasing the deck size and adding a more generous 7.5" LCD console display. They've also increased the maximum incline to a robust 15% to really push you. Although the list price is $2299, it's usually on sale for just $1300. You're getting a lot of machine for the price. It folds out of the way when not in use by raising the deck, although it doesn't hug the wall as much as some.

The specs for the Sole F65 treadmill are:

Sole Fitness F65 Treadmill
  • 3.25 hp motor
  • Speed: 0.5 to 12 mph
  • Incline: 0-15%
  • Running surface: 20"x60"
  • 2.5" rollers
  • Bluetooth technology
  • 10 programs
  • Pulse grips for monitoring heart rate; compatible with chest strap
  • MP3 compatible sound system
  • Two cooling fans
  • 7.5" LCD console display
  • Weight capacity: 350 pounds
  • Overall dimensions: 57"x35"x83"
  • Warranty: Lifetime on frame; lifetime on motor; 3 years on deck and electronics, 1 year on labor

Check out the F65 on Sale at the Official Sole Online Store

The Buzz

Sole Fitness F65 Folded

Many reviewers of the Sole F65 treadmill have noticed the obvious - that this folding model is a good machine for the price point that tweaks some of the features of their incredibly popular F63. Users frequently say that this is an excellent treadmill if you're looking for Sole quality but simply can't spend $2000 or more for in-home workouts. Reviewers love the beefed-up, 3.25 hp continuous duty motor and they appreciate the slightly increased weight capacity at 350 pounds.

A few users noticed a definite difference in performance, attributing a smoother run to the generously sized 2.5" rollers. The only reservation some users have had is a familiar one with the Sole treadmill lineup - a lack of variety in the number of programs or routines. Although ten is respectable, there are other treadmills at this price point that offer more variety.

What We Say About the Sole F65

The Sole F65 may become the new favorite treadmill in the Sole line-up due to some refinements to the oversized, 7.5" console. It's easy to read and features a peak and valley graph and iPod docking station to keep you entertained while you're working out. The incline can be raised up to 15%, which can really whip your butt if you're used to a more standard 10%-12% incline.

Despite having fewer programs than a few other brands, the Sole F65 treadmill has more than enough variety for in-home users who are using it for health or fitness reasons but aren't planning on entering an Ironman or triathlon.  And now with the new Bluetooth technology, you can sync your workouts to your favorite fitness apps for tracking and sharing...a nice addition.

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