Introduced in 1995 by Precor, the elliptical is a low impact exercise machine which puts minimal stress on the joints and muscles while allowing the user to burn off just as many calories as they would through any other stationary exercise machine.
These days, Precor is far from the only name in the elliptical game. Dozens of brands have thrown their hats into the ring and some have been quite successful. Others, however, have not been so successful. Sole Fitness certainly qualifies as one of the successful brands, largely thanks to its Sole E35 Elliptical, which we’re going to be reviewing today.
Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical
With the E35 Elliptical, Sole Fitness sought to rectify many of the issues fitness fanatics found with earlier ellipticals, even those produced by Precor. Sleek, easy to use, and absolutely loaded with features, this is very much the jewel in Sole Fitness’s elliptical crown, and it is likely to remain so for years to come.
Who is this product for?
Like all ellipticals, the Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical is ideal for those who are limited by joint pain and similar issues. Selling for close to $2,000, this elliptical is best-suited to those who are serious about their workouts and know they will get their money’s worth through years of regular use.
If you are an elliptical novice or don’t have a lot of money to dedicate to exercise equipment, you should search for a less expensive alternative. Sole Fitness designed this elliptical to be as quiet as possible, so it should be high on your list if you prefer to exercise during the early morning or late at night.
Ellipticals generally don’t come with a whole lot of additional accessories, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that when you purchase the Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical you will receive the elliptical and not much else (you will get a handy user’s manual to expedite the assembly process). Sole Fitness is so confident in the quality of this product that it includes a number of generous warranties with each purchase, such as a five-year warranty on electronics and parts, and a two-year warranty on labor.
- Elliptical machine provides challenging cardio workout, supported by blue, backlit LDC display that helps you track essential training data
- Adjustable pedals and console and power adjustable stride and incline; 20-to-22-inch maximum stride length; six standard programs, two custom programs, and two heart rate programs
- Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring; LCD console with 7.5-inch display; front drive system with bBuilt-in fan and 15-inch pedals; includes sound system and water bottle holder
- Measures 27 by 58 by 83 inches (W x H x D), with 230-pound weight and 375-pound weight limit
- Includes the following manufacturer's warranties against defects in materials and workmanship: lifetime on frame; five years on electronics and parts; and two years on labor.Kindly refer the user manual attached below for troubleshooting steps and instructions.
Overview of features
As one would expect given its price, the Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical comes absolutely loaded with features. Among the most notable of those features is its backlit LCD display, which can be used to track your progress and navigate the elliptical’s six standard programs.
Accompanying those six standard programs are two custom programs and two heart rate programs, making this one of the most versatile ellipticals on the market. Furthering the possibilities of this elliptical are its adjustable pedals and stride, which allow the user to customize their workouts according to their fitness goals.
Although the elliptical is a low impact exercise machine, a 30-minute session can be pretty taxing. For that reason, Sole Fitness fitted this elliptical with an integrated fan to keep the user cool throughout workouts. Similarly, a built-in water bottle holder makes it easy to stay hydrated while exercising.
A high-tech pulse grip and chest strap combo makes it possible to monitor your heart rate through the machine while a similarly innovative integrated sound system allows you to blast your favorite playlist for extra motivation.
If you have never used an elliptical before, you may struggle to get the hang of the Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical right off the bat. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In the video above, you will be shown how to master your new elliptical through a step-by-step tutorial.
The Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical is undoubtedly one of the finest ellipticals on the market, but, as we mentioned a little earlier, its high price means it is not a possibility for everybody. Thankfully, there are a number of less expensive alternatives to choose from if you are trying to lose weight on a budget. The ProForm 150i Elliptical is more or less a beginner’s elliptical, but it has long been one of our favorites despite that.
Typically selling for a little over $300, it offers a stride length of 17 inches, a weight capacity of 250 pounds, and an easy-to-read LCD display. Those who purchase the 150i will have 12 resistance levels to choose from, so they can increase the intensity of their workouts as they develop, and will also have the option to connect the machine to the iFit app for simple tracking of their progress. ProForm built this elliptical to last for years on end, even with its low price, and promises a five-year frame warranty with every purchase.
If you are prepared to spend $2,000 on an elliptical, you are going to struggle to find a more deserving model than the Sole Fitness E35. The Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical is a gym-worthy exercise machine and makes it possible for you to enjoy a professional quality workout in the comfort of your own home.
Those who are just starting out on their weight loss journey will appreciate the guidance of the E35’s six standard programs, while those who have a little bit more experience will revel in the individuality made possible by its two custom programs. With integrated speakers, this elliptical is just as suited to music lovers as it is to fitness fanatics and provides sound clarity that few sports headphones can match.