Sole E25 Elliptical Review
Sole E25 Elliptical Detailed Overview
Excellent head-to-toe muscle sculpting is a key benefit of using this cross trainer. The handlebars are molded to support multiple grip positions, which promotes comfort and helps you focus on different muscles in the upper body. For the lower body, serious training boosts are available with a power incline: The ramp angle power-adjusts the 20″ elliptical path with settings from zero to 20 degrees. A second way to focus on different muscle groups in the lower body is by altering between forward and reverse pedaling.
Resistance is provided by a 19-pound flywheel, which is heavy for its price class to provide smoother rides. Also for healthy motion Sole ellipticals feature foot pedal adjustment that isn’t found on other cross trainers, and the pedals have a two-degree inward slope as recommended by physical therapists to reduce the likelihood of ankle or knee stress.
Workout programming on the E25 features the same preset options as Sole’s top-of-the-line E98. Included are 10 workout modes to support efficient heart rate training, weight loss and workouts for muscle definition. The default display is a 6.5″ LCD, and Sole ellipticals for 2016 can also use the trainee’s own tablet computer or smartphone to set up workouts and track progress. An advantage of using the Sole Fitness mobile app is syncing your treadmill workout data with FitBit, MyFitnessPal and other fitness apps. You can dock your mobile device on the elliptical console and use other apps while the Sole Fitness app keeps working in the background.
The Sole E25 has an MSRP of $1,899 but often has an online sale price of $999, making it one of the best elliptical values under $1000. Purchased directly from Sole Fitness it’s shipped with a warranty package including lifetime coverage for the frame, three years on parts and electronics, and a year of labor. All labor is provided in-home.
Our Favorite Features
- 20″ stride with 20 incline levels
- Adjustable pedals
- Quiet magnetic resistance
- Speakers for MP3s
- Wireless and touch heart rate monitors
- Syncs with mobile apps
- Tablet computer holder
- Transport wheels
Sole E25 Elliptical - Notable Specs:
|Compact / Folding:||No|
|Stride Length:||20 inches|
|Weight Capacity:||350 LBS|
|Dimensions:||70" L x 24" W x 64" H|
Our Least Favorite Features
- Does not fold
- No reading rack
- Speakers are not very powerful
- Not resistant enough for advanced trainees
The Bottom Line
Smoother and more durable than its competitors, the Sole E25 Elliptical is a top value at $999. It offers the classic selection of workouts found on health club elliptical trainers, and two users can save their profiles for quick-start convenience. We also like how the elliptical can play music and podcasts, can hold a tablet computer and communicates with mobile fitness apps. Advanced trainees or people who carry lots of weight should choose a higher model number such as the E95, but the E25 is ideal for many shoppers with $999 fitness budgets.