Sole F83 Treadmill 2011 Model – Review
Sole F83 Treadmill – 2011 Model – The F83 is somehow the “big brother” of the Sole F80. Sole added some power, the new 3.25 horsepower continuous duty, DC type, ultra high torque motor lets you now run 12 miles per hour (instead of 11 miles per hour on the F80).
The display of the Sole F83 Treadmill is still a backlit blue LCD, but it is now 9 inches compared to 7 inches on the Sole F80. That way you can see better while you run faster
Sole F83 Treadmill Review – 2011 Model
With a larger motor and additional torque compared to the Sole F80, the Sole F83 treadmill is the ideal machine for serious runners. All Sole treadmills are outfitted with powder-coated, all-steel welded frames and heavy-duty, stable inclines. However, Sole took the F83 model to the next level by using an industrial-quality 3.25-horsepower continuous-duty motor and an all-steel zinc-coated balanced flywheel, creating a secure, quiet, vibration-free running/walking surface. This particular flywheel is also much heavier than the ones used by most other brands, providing treadmill-runners the smooth and fluid motion they’re used to at the gym, or on treadmills costing thousands of dollars more.
To accommodate runners with balky joints, Sole added its low-impact, whisper-quiet Cushion Flex deck to the Sole F83 treadmill. The Cushion Flex system greatly reduces the impact to your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and spine, making it comfortable for frequent runners or for users with running- and walking-related injuries.
In a recent study, researchers concluded that the Cushion Flex deck reduced impact up to 40 percent as compared to running on asphalt.
The Sole F83 treadmill makes it easy to track your workout progress via the vibrant 9-inch LCD display, which includes windows for speed, incline, time, distance traveled, calories, pulse, and pace. The console also sports a 1/4-mile track and a peak-and-valley graph for different programs, along with an integrated sound system for listening to your iPod or MP3 player (the system includes built-in speakers and a sound cord that plugs into your player’s headphone jack). Perhaps the handiest feature is the integrated message board, which offers scrolling messages that walk you through the treadmill’s features or the workout itself. The message board will also recap your entire routine after you’re finished, so you can see your progress from workout to workout.
The Sole F83 treadmill 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 incline to keep you in your target zone (the treadmill 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.
And to reduce space, the Sole F83 treadmill boasts the Easy Assist folding deck design. This unique feature allows you to release the deck, step back, and watch the deck unfold itself. When you’re done with your workout, simply fold it back up and store it out of the way. Other features include cooling fans, armrest incline and speed controls, a wide commercial-sized belt, and a low-profile running hood.
Sole F83 Treadmill Specifications:
- Motor: 3.25 horsepower continuous duty, DC type, ultra high torque
- Speed: 0.5 to 12 miles per hour
- Incline: 15 percent maximum, rack-and-pinion gear design
- Deck design: Cushion Flex shock absorption, whisper quiet
- Running surface: 20 by 60 inches
- Belt: Double-woven 2 ply
- Rollers: 2-3/4 inches
- Folding: Yes, with Easy Assist folding feature (more Sole Folding Treadmills)
- Heart rate control: Yes, with wireless chest strap
- Hand pulse grips: Yes, with armrest speed/incline controls
- Display: Backlit blue LCD, 9 inches
- Message window: Yes, scrolling info
- Standard programs: 6
- User-defined programs: 2
- Heart rate programs: 2
- Cooling fans: Yes
- Capacity: 375 pounds
- Dimensions: 33 by 80 inches (W x D)
- Weight: 260 pounds
- Warranties: Lifetime on motor, deck, and frame; 5 years on electronics, belt, rollers, and other wear components; 2 years on labor
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Sole F83 Treadmill Review Conclusion
If you are a regular runner and run quite fast sometimes then you will love that tiny bit of extra speed combined with an even smoother motor and a bigger display compared to the Sole F80. The Sole F83 Treadmill is definitely a very good buy and definitely has our recommendation
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