Sole SC200 Stepper Review
Sole SC200 Stepper Rating
Sole SC200 Stepper Detailed Overview
For the 2016 model of the SC200 Stepper, workout programming and stats are shown on a 7.5” LCD with adjustable angle, plus they can show on a mobile device running the Sole Fitness app. Either way, the workout selection is the same as that on Sole Fitness elliptical trainers: manual mode, two user-designed workouts, two workouts controlled by heart rate, and five classics: Cardio, Fat Burn, Hill, Interval and Strength. With the Sole Fitness app, an unlimited number of users can set up profiles and save their own workouts. For the heart rate controlled workouts, measurement can be taken with a compatible chest strap (not included) or built-in touch sensors on the stationary handlebars. The wireless method is most accurate and convenient, especially for more intense workouts. All electronics on the Sole SC200 are under warranty for three years, as are the parts.
Special features on the Sole Stepper SC200 console for 2016 include a personal cooling fan, a secure tablet holder, speakers and a port for an MP3 players, a water bottle holder and a small storage area.
The online sale price of $899 and a competitive warranty help make the Sole Stepper a top low-impact cardio trainer under $1000. The residential warranty provides lifetime coverage for the frame, three years for parts and electronics, and a year of labor. Sole Fitness is one of the few brands that provides all service in-home.
Our Favorite Features
- Supports fast calorie burn
- Low impact
- Ergonomic pedals
- 20 resistance levels
- 10 training programs
- Heart rate controlled workouts
- Can save customized routines
- Wireless and contact heart rate monitoring
- Bluetooth for using the Sole Fitness app
- Tablet holder
- MP3 player port and speakers
- Adjustable console
- Cooling fan
- Bottle holder
- Compact size
Our Least Favorite Features
- Preset workout selection is limited
- Not powerful enough for advanced athletes
The Bottom Line
Uncommon for a stair climber machine, the Sole SC200 Stepper offers high-intensity training without harsh impact. It’s low priced yet can be expected to deliver the high quality that’s typical of the Sole brand.