Rated a “best buy” by leading consumer websites and magazines, the Sole E35 elliptical trainer delivers an efficient full-body workout in the comfort of your bedroom, basement, or garage. The E35 is equipped with a heavy 25-pound flywheel, a high gear ratio not found on most comparable models, and a whisper-quiet drive system.
As a result, the trainer delivers an extremely fluid performance and plenty of top-end resistance, helping it function like a much more expensive trainer. The E35′s power incline feature, meanwhile, boosts resistance even more while targeting different core muscle groups, adding diversity to your workout.
Simply press a button to raise the incline ramp to your preferred position. The ramp angle is fully adjustable from a level plane up to 30 degrees, so you can individually target and work all major lower body muscles.
The E35 makes it easy to track your workout progress via the vibrant 6.5-inch blue LCD display, which includes windows for resistance, time, distance, calories burned, and pulse. The console also offers a number of handy amenities, including built-in speakers for listening to your iPod or MP3 player, built-in cooling fans, and a water bottle holder.
The E35 comes complete with two heart-rate-controlled workout options, so you can customize the workout
specifically to your needs. Throughout your HR workout, the treadmill will display a heart rate zone graph on the console while adjusting the resistance to keep you in your target zone (the trainer includes a wireless chest strap that touts a 99.9 percent accuracy rating). The remainder of the time, you can challenge yourself with the six automatic programs or two customizable programs.
To encourage a more comfortable workout, Sole added oversized, custom-designed foot pedals to the E35. Designed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist and sports enthusiast, the pedals feature a 2-degree inward slope, helping reduce the ankle and knee stress that’s common in other elliptical machines. In addition, the footbeds are adjustable, so users with different gaits can find the perfect position for their needs. Each foot pedal offers three variable settings and pivots at the toe of the pedal.
Additional features include a pair of stationary handlebars with built-in pulse sensors; adjustable incline and resistance controls built into the arms; and 16 resistance levels.
- Stride length: 20 inches
- Front drive: Yes
- Resistance type: Eddy Current Braking
- Resistance levels: 16
- Adjustable pedals: Yes, 3 positions
- Upper body: Yes
- Handgrip: Standard
- HGP: Yes
- Telemetry belt: Yes
- Heart rate control: Yes
- Power incline: Yes
- Display: 6.5-inch blue backlit LCD
- Data: Time, distance, calories, resistance levels
- Profile matrix: Yes
- Standard programs: 6
- User-defined programs: 2
- Heart rate programs: 2, with chest strap
- Built-in cooling fans: Yes
- Water bottle/accessory holders: Yes
- Capacity: 350 pounds
- Weight: 200 pounds
5.0 out of 5 stars
love my 2011 E35 sole elliptical, November 2, 2010By(Ann Arbor, MI USA) – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer (2011 Model) (Sports)
Did the usual consumer report/amazon.com/treadmillDR. research and this brand came up with high marks for the cost. Then went to Dick’s sporting goods where they have them in stock to check out. Actually ordered one direct from Sole as this was the best price (no tax, free shipping)…I splurged for the “turnkey service”. It is an extra 235.00 and meant they would haul it to the second floor of my home and set it up and haul away all debris. WELL WORTH IT. Strikingly at Sole when I placed the order they discouraged this service and said for 100.00 they will deliver it to the room of your choice and “its really easy to put together” I don’t think so…..The two professional movers who put together about one of these machines a week said it is challenging and it took them working together 2 solid hours. Soooo, think about that when ordering.
In terms of the machine itself, I have only had it for a week and both I and my 11 year old daughter have used it. I am 240 lb and short, 5 feet, 4 inches….the machine works fine for me both moving forward and backward directions. My partner who is only 5 feet 1 inch also says it works for her. (Shorter folks just grab the handle bars lower down.) It is totally quiet (much more so than my bowflex treadmill which sits next to it). It comes with a heart monitor strap, or you can grab the stationary hand grips and get heart rate that way. Compared to the precor I use at the gym, I find the quality and work out is comparable. Someone said the built in speaker for mp3s was useless. I plugged my ipod in and found it was plenty audible, even when not cranked to full volume. When I asked at Sole if there was any difference between this model and the 2010, they said just the color/quality of the display. So, the older reviews are likely relevant.
Lifetime on frame; 5 years on parts and electronics; 2 years on labor
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