The Sole F80 folding treadmill was originally designed as a dependable, folding treadmill for hotels that could take a beating and still run smoothly and quietly. The new model continues to outperform other machines at similar price points, with numerous upgrades and enhanced features that make it one of our Best Buys in the price category.
The new Sole F80 has an increased running surface of 22" x 60" and the powerful 3.5 horsepower motor which is unheard of in a treadmill selling for under $1500. Sole also improved the LCD console display by upsizing it to a generous 9.0 inches, making it easier to read without eye strain.
They've also included quick adjust controls for speed and incline mounted on the hand rails, and Bluetooth wireless capability for easy tracking of all of your workouts.
Let's look at some of the best features on the Sole F80...
Users love the Sole F80 treadmill and all of the positive reviews reflect this. The additional few inches on the running surface are appreciated, particularly by larger users. Since the weight limit for users is a hefty 375 pounds, the additional inches can be a game changer.
The 3.5 horsepower motor and ten programs (including two custom options) can give you great workouts similar what you'd find in a professional gym without having to pay a membership fee or venture out in the cold.
The new Bluetooth wireless technology, first introduced on several models in 2016, gives you the ability to track your workouts either via the Sole app or any of your favorite fitness apps (Fitbit, Apple Health, etc.)
The new Sole F80 is a nice step up from the entry level F63 and the mid-range F65 model, with a more powerful motor, larger console and better warranty. It has everything you need and can accommodate all users.
If you think you need an even stronger motor for more serious workouts, check out the top of the line folding model, the F85, as well.
But the F80 is just perfect for most home gyms, and gives you plenty of functionality in a well-built, smartly designed treadmill that will provide years of use no matter how hard you train.
As usual, Sole Fitness has improved on what was already a really great treadmill for in-home users. The steel frame is rugged enough to last a lifetime while the Cushion Flex deck minimizes impact to your hips and knees.
The best upgrade on the Sole F80 folding treadmill? In our opinion it's the 9" LCD display. Finally, a console screen that is easy to read while running! And the Bluetooth tracking is great for monitoring your progress and seeing just how far you've come since you first started using the machine.
Overall, a real winner and a Best Buy in multiple categories,including Best Overall Treadmill for Home Use!