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Pros The Sole E35 Elliptical is a solid value for low-impact cardio training. It offers a good range of resistance with its 25-pound drive; sixteen challenge levels match the needs of newcomers through intermediate level trainees. A power incline with 30 levels for the lower body and multi-grip handlebars for the upper body help make the E35 a top choice for people interested in toning their limbs and core as they get weight loss and cardio exercise. Sole ellipticals have some of the best ergonomics on the market, engineered with features such as adjustable pedals to maximize comfort. Now enhanced with wireless data syncing and a tablet holder, the E35 has outdone itself for 2016.
Cons The new E35 Elliptical has a maximum 20” stride. That’s ideal for adults of most sizes, but a longer adjustable stride like that on the E95 (20 to 22 inches) could be preferable for taller trainees. Another possible shortcoming is that the E35 isn’t foldable; it might not be the best elliptical for smaller homes. A more compact elliptical from Sole Fitness is the E55.
Summary The new Sole E35 Elliptical is a top value at its introductory sale price of $1399. It’s effectively designed to sculpt the body and help people manage their weight without stressing their joints, and it’s sized to fit most shoppers in terms of weights and height. Elite athletes and people who carry lots of weight should choose a higher model number such as the E95, but the Sole E35 is just right for most beginners and intermediate trainees. Paired with an iPod or tablet computer this fitness machine can deliver extra-motivating training sessions that help make exercise a regular habit.

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Sole E35 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The Sole E35 Elliptical is a step above Sole Fitness’ entry level model and a great fit for novices through intermediate trainees. Updated for 2016 it’s more tech-integrated than last year’s version too; the new Sole E35 has a tablet computer holder, a Bluetooth connection for exercise data tracking and syncing with mobile fitness apps, and a sound system compatible with iPods and other MP3 players. Key specs include a front drive design with 25-pound wheel, a natural 20” stride with forward/reverse motion, and a power-adjustable ramp with 30 levels for targeted muscle toning. Upper-body workout variety is supported with multi-position grips on this cross trainer’s moving handlebars. Sole’s excellent ergonomics are a selling point for all their machines; some examples here include pedals with a two-degree inward slope as recommended by physical therapists, pedal cushioning, and a choice of three pedal angles to support different natural gaits. A compact machine size, whisper-quiet magnetic resistance and integrated transport wheels help make the E35 Elliptical a favorite choice for home gyms.

Workout data for 10 training programs are shown on a 7.5″ LCD and can also be displayed on the user’s own mobile device. Trainees can choose from manual mode, heart programs, weight loss workouts and muscle training, plus customized workout programs can be saved to two user profiles. When programs are selected through the Sole Fitness app on a mobile device, the trainee can use their favorite apps during exercise and have their fitness stats recorded in the background for sharing with MyFitnessPal, FitBit and countless other mobile apps.

The new Sole E35 Elliptical has a $2,299 MSRP but debuted with a $1,399 online sale price including five years of coverage for the parts and electronics and other consumer protections. See the brand’s website for discount prices that include free shipping. Shoppers in most states aren’t charged sales tax.

Our Favorite Features

  • 20″ stride with 30 incline levels
  • Adjustable pedals with three positions
  • Quiet magnetic resistance
  • Resistance controls built into handlebars
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Wireless and touch heart rate monitors
  • Syncs with mobile apps
  • Tablet computer holder
  • Transport wheels

Sole E35 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:0 to 20 degrees
Stride Length:20 inches
Flywheel:25 LBS
Programs:10 programs
Weight Capacity:375 LBS
Dimensions:82" L x 31" W x 67" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Not a foldable elliptical machine
  • Stride isn’t adjustable

The Bottom Line

Smooth and durable, the Sole E35 Elliptical earns “Best Buy” awards year after year. Now updated for 2016 technology and sold for hundreds less than usual, it’s a top option in its price class for newcomers to elliptical training as well as people with more experience.

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