The Sole S77 treadmill has been beefed up where it counts and still comes in on sale for less than $2000.
Although the sticker price of around $2500 is hefty, you can usually find it on sale for around $1700 or so, including shipping. This is the latest incarnation of the S77 model, which has always been popular. Improvements in the new model include a 4.0 hp motor (the older version was 3.5 hp), an increased weight limit and an improved warranty that reflects the company's confidence in their products.
The specs for the Sole S77 treadmill are:
The Sole S77 treadmill is popular with users who have the space for a top quality home machine. With the generous dimensions and 22" running deck, this is a solid leader that seems to keep all but the most hardcore users happy. The rare complaint is that for this price, users would like to have more programs for variation.
You do have everything you need for both fitness and weight loss, however, on the 9" LCD screen, with speed, distance, incline, time, pulse, pace and calories burned. Users do like that Sole seems to have listened to customers and upgraded the previous 3.5 hp motor to a beefy 4.0 hp motor, which is a nice plus.
The S77 is similar to the folding F85 model, although that one has a larger LCD display as well as a redesign to include the new Bluetooth wireless capability to sync your workouts. The S77 does not currently include that but may by the time you read our review. Just something to keep in mind if you like to track your workouts.
One of the nicest features on the Sole S77 is the heart training mode, which automatically changes the incline in order to keep you within your chosen heart rate target zone. The included chest strap is extremely accurate and is simple to use if you don't like the hand grip pulse monitor. This model also includes Peak & Valley graphing on the LCD screen and a ¼ mile track mode.
While this model doesn't fold up like the F series, it can be a great investment if you get it at the sale price. We also love the Sole S77 treadmill's outstanding warranty, which rivals or surpasses the best in the business.