We review the very popular and professional Sole F63 Treadmill. This is a high end treadmill with a £1,000+ price tag.
This particular treadmill is right at the very high end, and clearly only for UK buyers who can afford it, and who also want to take their training to the very highest level. With this model, you are quite literally talking a gym quality treadmill.
Before diving off into the review, we would recommend watching this short video. This will give you a very good understanding of the full features of this high quality machine.
Sole F63 Treadmill Video Review
Many potential buyers like to know the technical details of their chosen treadmill, so we have included these below:
- This treadmill has a powerful 3.0 Horsepower motor.
- It can deliver speeds of up to 12 mph
- It has 15 levels of inclination
- The treadmill deck safely locks into place when not in use.
- Measures 208.3 l x 89 w x 144.8 h cm
- When folded 1198 x 885 x 1851 mm
- Weighs 115 Kg
- 20" x 60" running area
- Comes with 6 preset programs including, cardio training and fat burning specific programs.
- has 2 heart rate programs and 2 individual user programs
- Folds away and rolls on wheels for easier storage
- Has a cushioned running deck that sits on a high quality welded steel deck frame
- There are speed and incline controls in the handrails
- They have a high quality integrated sound system with MP3 player compatibility
- Also comes with built in speakers, cooling fan, bottle holder and headphone jack
- Has bluetooth built in allowing connection to a mobile phone or tablet
- Can be used by people up to 130 Kg in weight
- Lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years on the parts and 1 year on the labour
Main Review of the Sole F63 Treadmill
So from the above specification, it is pretty easy to see, that this one is right up there with any of the treadmills on the UK market. Two things interest us the most, when we are checking out buyer reviews.
Motor & Running Deck
With a treadmill you really want a powerful motor, that is quiet and a smooth and well cushioned running deck. If you ignore all of the gadgets, and all of the fancy features, a treadmill basically comes down to these two features.
The motor is what drives the running board, and the board is what takes the constant running up and down. In other words these two component parts, are what take the constant work load. When manufacturers get this right, and with this F63 they have, then you are guaranteed many happy miles of running on your treadmill.
The 3.0 HP motor on this one is very powerful, and the running deck is 2-ply, with large rollers for proper cushioning, that offers a great reduction in the level of impact. (Up to 40% reduction) The running deck is extra wide and extra long for your comfort. No falling off this one!
When being used the treadmill is extremely quiet.
Folding & Storage
Another important thing to consider is of course the storage of your treadmill. If you have space in your garage, or a spare room, then storage becomes less of a problem. For those with limited space, it is extremely important.
This one assists you in the folding and lowers slowly in two stages. It does the same when putting it up and taking it down. It can then be easily moved on the rear wheels.
What Customers Say About the Sole Fitness F63
It is always important to understand what real life buyers have said. We have summarised those finding below. We found reviews at Amazon, Argos and other online sources, and have summarised those below.
What Customers Didn't Like - Cons
There were not a huge number of these. One chap said he had problem using this treadmill with the electrics in his house. This appears to be a one-off type of complaint.
What Customers Love About the Sole Fitness F63 - Pros
Arrival & Set-Up - Most buyers said that This does take a little bit of set-up. Almost all of them recommended using two people. Like many of these products the instructions for set-up are actually quite poor. Thankfully it is not too difficult to set it up. Like many things it does take a little patience. Some buyers said it took them 2 hours, and others stated it took just one hour.
General Quality - The treadmill is very well made, and the lifetime warranty on the frame, lets you know just how solid that it. When you couple that with a powerful motor and good running deck, most buyers were well impressed.
Running Area - Buyers said the running area was wide and very long, so never any worries about falling off. This area is also cushioned. That makes a huge difference for those who want to minimise knee and joint impact. Anyone who has ever suffered from runner's knee, will fully understand the benefit of treadmill cushioning on the running track.
Quiet Quite a number of buyers commented on how quiet this treadmill is. Those comments were made mostly by people who have owned other treadmills in the past. This machine comes with oil and instructions to keep the belt lubricated.
Folding & Storage - This treadmill does fold up. Even better it is an assisted fold, which means you do not have to lift anything heavy. That helps avoid any worries about hurting your back, or getting your fingers caught.
Display & Ease of Use
The LED display has large letters and is easy to see and also to read. On there you can see all the important read outs when you are doing your workout.
MP 3 & Speakers - On pieces of fitness equipment, there is not a great expectation of high quality sound. Most buyers said that these were pretty good.
Conclusion & Verdict on the Sole F63
So as you can see from the above observations, the huge majority of buyers are very satisfied with the Sole F63 treadmill, and its performance.
This may not be the right treadmill for you. If so, then please click here to see the top 5 rated treadmills in the UK. There we have compiled a list of the highest rated treadmills, bought by UK citizens.
This F63 model is however a high specification and a very high quality treadmill.