Sole F80 Treadmill Review
High-End Treadmill at a Very Reasonable Price

When you step on to the Sole F80 you can just feel the quality. This is especially true if you have been shopping around b&m stores and trying out other makes and models. Sole F80 Treadmill

I particularly like the soft-to-the-touch and Easy to Access Control Buttons on the F80. The speed and incline buttons are not only easily accessible on the console but are also built into the hand rails.

The Sole F80 has Plenty of Room for just about any size person to Walk or Run in full stride.~ with the possible exception of a few Pro Football or Pro Basketball players that I have seen.

You also get a Nicely Cushioned, Lower Impact Workout on this sturdy, Foldable Treadmill. The Sole F80 is weighs in at 365 pounds ~ which is an indicator of its overall stability and quality ~ and it is one of the most stable foldable treadmills available.

Note: The Sole F80 is selling for $1,399 new at with Free Shipping. See Sole F80 at Sole Fitness for the latest price, customer reviews or to get this treadmill directly from Sole Fitness.


You can find more details on this treadmill's features below but the current price and benefits that I have just described are a big reason why we have included the Sole F80 as Our "Best Buy" Treadmill in the $1,500 price range.

Although Sole Treadmills and other fitness products are sold online primarily for in-home use they have also been used in light commercial settings. One example is the Hilton hotel chain where guests enjoy in-room fitness workouts on Sole treadmills.


Key Features of the Sole F80 Folding Treadmill

Heart and Sole~ The F80 comes with both Pulse Grip and Chest Strap heart-rate monitors with the chest strap and 2 HRC ~ heart rate control ~ programs included. The HRC programs give you the option to optimize your workout based on your heart rate which is a great feature that is not often available on other treadmills in this price range.

Foldable Design - It may not be obvious due to the stability of this treadmill but the F80 is Foldable so when you need the extra space, you can fold up the F80 and move it out of the way.

Convenient and Easy to Use Console and Controls - The Console on the F80 has a nice uncluttered and user friendly design with the most important controls easy to find and easily accessible. This includes having the speed and incline controls on the hand grips as well as on the console. Sole F80 Console

The holding compartments on both sides of the console are also convenient for keeping your workout accessories easily within reach.

The Console Display is an easy to read, 7 1/2 inch, blue backlit LCD display with a 1/4 mile track and graphic displays to easily track your progress in addition to the a simultaneous display of speed, incline, time, distance, calories burned and heart rate.

15% Incline - Get a more intense workout in less time and reduce the impact of your workout with a steeper incline. The F80 has a full 15% incline rather than the more typical 12% incline.

Crowned 2.75 Inch Rollers - The rollers on the F80 are larger than the rollers on most treadmills to help reduce heat on the tread belt and for less wear and tear on the belt and motor. The rollers are also crowned, meaning that they are a little larger in the center allowing the belt to track better and last longer.

3.5 CHP Motor - The F80 comes with a powerful 3.5 CHP motor to give even heavier runners a smooth and quiet workout.

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The overall quality, price and features of the Sole F80 as well as the warranty, customer and treadmill expert reviews have all contributed to our decision to name the Sole F80 as Our "Best Buy" Treadmill in the $1,500 price range.

The stability of this foldable model along with the warranty and generous features make the F80 and excellent choice in the mid to high end range of treadmills.

About the only feature that does not beat the competition in its price range is the number of built-in workout programs. The F80 comes with only 6 standard programs but then you also get 2 customizable programs and 2 HRC programs.

Customer Reviews

At the time of this review, there was no shortage of customer reviews of the F80 available online. Most were overwhelmingly positive and our composite score of the customer reviews online was 4 of 5 stars 4.04 of 5 stars.

See Sole F80 at Sole Fitness for the latest customer reviews or to get this treadmill directly from Sole Fitness.

All Features at a Glance:

  • Foldable Design: Yes
  • Motor - 3.5 CHP
  • 60" by 22", 2 Ply Tread Belt
  • Incline - 0-15%
  • Cushion Flex Suspension System
  • Speed - .5 – 12 MPH
  • Heart rate Monitors - Pulse Grip and Wireless  with Chest Strap Included
  • 2.75" Crowned Rollers
  • Console Display - 7.5 Inch Backlit LCD
  • Installed Workout Programs - 6 standard, 2 Customizable, 2 HRC  
  • Sound System and MP3 Jack included
  • User Weight Capacity - 375lbs
  • Footprint - 80" L X 35" W X 58" H
  • Unit Weight: 265 lbs


  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Motor: Lifetime
  • Deck: Lifetime
  • Electronics: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years