Sole E35 Elliptical Review
Sole E35 Elliptical Rating
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:
|Compact / Folding:||No|
|Incline:||0 to 20 degrees|
|Stride Length:||20 inches|
|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.