Designed for commercial or in-home use, the Sole TT8 treadmill is a leader both in the home and in small gym settings. If you're a serious runner, but don't want to spend over $3000, this one is definitely worth a look.
This is Sole's impressive entry into the light commercial arena. A powerful 4.0 horsepower motor and the company's widest running deck are both notable features.
It includes a 400 pound max user weight capacity and 3" rollers designed to take a beating without losing the fluid feel of the running surface. The 10.1" TFT LCD console and a variable warranty (depending on whether it's for commercial or in-home use) round out its best features.
The specs for the Sole TT8 treadmill are:
The Sole TT8 treadmill is the company’s most popular model for commercial use, although it also sells briskly to in-home users who are looking for a rugged machine that will last for years. The warranty on this model says it all - buyers love that the lifetime coverage extends beyond the frame to the deck and even the motor.
One feature that does bother some more serious users is that it still takes some time for speed changes, but most reviewers take into account that this is most likely to save wear on the motor, which is powerful and built to last for years.
Both gym owners and at-home users have mentioned the relatively simple set-up in their reviews. Most can successfully assemble the machine in under an hour. Words like "sturdy, quiet and smooth" pepper the reviews of users.
The Sole TT8 treadmill features a generously sized 60" x 22" deck, which is as big as you'll find even on more expensive models. There is nice cushioning to minimize impact on the joints.
The new display is a nice upgrade, giving you a 10" viewing area that is much larger and clearer than it was on previous versions of the TT8.
Another nice addition for 2016 was Bluetooth capability, which allows you to track your workouts through the Sole app or via a few other popular fitness programs such as Fitbit and Apple Health.
It's hard to argue with a machine that is, for all intents and purposes, guaranteed for life. The Flex Whisper deck gives even those with joint problems a cushioned running surface and the wide running deck means less worry about where you're positioned while running.
If you're preparing for a marathon, the slow shift between speeds may be annoying at times, but for anyone else it's barely noticeable.
The sticker price of $3499 is a bit steeper than that of other models, but the Sole TT8 treadmill is still a bargain for a light commercial model, particularly when the price drops to $2500 or less on sale.