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Hash Runners 2016: Sole E25 vs Sole E55 Elliptical Short Review

This is part 2 in our series from where we publish fitness equipment reviews for our blog readers, in this new 2016 articles we take a detailed look at a popular elliptical trainer for runners, namely the Sole E25 elliptical. To take it a step further we will also compare it to the E55 model from Sole Fitness. Enjoy!

To enjoy a good quality life, you should engage in exercise on a daily basis. Exercise allows you to feel refreshed and stress free. Moreover, when you exercise, you are able to maintain a high level of health. You can exercise in many ways. One of these is by using an elliptical machine. This is one where you place your feet on foot-shaped pedals and walk.

This machine is guaranteed to tone your calves, thighs, glutes and core muscles. Read on for a comparison of the best elliptical machines available today.

The E25 Sole Elliptical machine

Affordably priced under $1,000, this is a high quality machine from Sole Fitness.

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The Sole E25 elliptical features high technology features that assist you as you work out. It’s been displayed on several consumer interests websites,,, and others. The most outstanding of these features is the vibrant blue LCD screen on the main console of the unit. This console shows you the statistic of your workout. It shows the time and date as well as the number of steps that you have taken in your work out. In addition to that, the screen is back-lit. This allows you to see the details on it even in low light conditions.

Features of the elliptical

The machine is built to last long. This is due to a built-in cooling fan. To help cool you down, the machine has a water bottle holder as well. To keep fatigue at bay, you can play your favorite music as you work out. For this purpose, the E25 Sole Elipptical has speakers fitted on it. Thus, you can fix your MP3 player or iPod to the unit and enjoy your favorite play-list.

This machine is fitted with a system that allows you to make your strides in a comfortable, fluid way. This system is aptly named the whisper quiet drive system. Whether you make forward or backward motions, this system will work perfectly. The machine has perfectly combined flywheel and very high gear ratios. This is a combination that is unique to the E25 Sole machine. As a result of this form of engineering, you can feel significant resistance as you use the machine but your movement is smooth and fluid.

Sole Fitness E25 Incline ability

Sometimes you may want to challenge yourself more than usual. For this purpose, this machine has been fitted with an incline feature. This feature is powered by a motor and thus doesn’t require any manual input from you. The feature allows the pedals to be positioned as if you are walking uphill. This dramatically increases the resistance to your legs and is great for muscle building. This feature is activated by a button on the machine. The beauty of this feature on the E25 is that you can determine the degree of incline. It has up to 20 different incline settings. These settings enable you to set the resistance for different types of lower body and core exercises.

The handle bars on the machine are completely stationary. This gives you a firm place to hold as you exercise. They also have a surprise feature. They are fitted with built in pulse sensors.

These sensors work to identify and record your heart rate. This is a high quality, effective machine for fitness enthusiasts across the world.

The E55 Sole Elliptical machine

This is an exercise machine from Sole. The Sole E55 elliptical is similar to the E25 but features a number of improvements.

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It has the same size of LCD screen that allows you to monitor your progress. It also tells you important statistics about your exercise. You can use a chest strap with this machine. The machine interacts through a wireless connection with this device. This makes the Sole Fitness E55 an ideal exercise partner for you. You can find plenty of in-depth online reviews of the Sole E55 elliptical, such as this review, this and this.

Expertly advised design

You can use this machine to perform upper body exercise with this machine. This is because it has a feature that allows you to set the degree at which the steps are inclined. To assist you in making stable movements, this machine has been fitted with oversize foot pedals. They are designed as such so as to accommodate feet of many different sizes. They were designed with the assistance of leading physical therapist and sports scientists. These accomplished professionals ensured that the pedals have an inward slope of 2 degrees. It’s slope was added to them so as to prevent you from developing stress in the ankles and the knees. This stress is commonly experienced by people who use other types of elliptical machines.

Sole E55 Elliptical foot pedals

The angle of these foot pedals is special to this machine. Moreover, a very effective feature of this elliptical machine is that the pedals adjust to the way you walk. This prevents you from feeling uncomfortable as you exercise. You can use the LCD screen on the machine to set the proper angle for your feet. This angle spans from the heel to the toes. The machine utilizes electronics to make your exercise sets as comfortable as you need them to be. This angle setting allows you to relieve any numbness you may have in your toes. Moreover, you can set the angle so as to treat Achilles tendons that are sore. These are both conditions that affect people who use elliptical machines that are of lower quality. The E55 Sole machine makes sure that you are healthy and comfortable throughout your exercise routine.

The machine has 2 rear wheels. These wheels are fitted such that they ride upon heavy set rails. This makes the movement of pedals stable and smooth. In addition to that, this design protects you from performing destructive side foot motion. This is a feature that is only commonly found on high end models of elliptical machines.

As such, you can enjoy some luxurious features when you invest in the E55 Sole elliptical machine. For $1,499.00, you can get this amazing exercise machine and achieve your desired fitness level.

Comparison: Sole E25 Elliptical vs Sole E55

The Sole E55 elliptical is clearly the better model. It has more features than the Sole E25 elliptical. Moreover, its built such that it is more comfortable to use. If you are looking for an elliptical machine for exercise, this is the model to get.

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It is compact and you can use it in the office, at home or in the gym. Sole Fitness are a reliable manufacturer of both the Sole E25 elliptical and the E55 elliptical, and you will not be disappointed.

Hash Runners: Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine

For the next couple of weeks will publish a series of fitness equipment reviews for our avid readers and runners, we will get started with a request from one of our readers, with out further ado, here is our new Sole E35 elliptical review, enjoy!

Elliptical machines are perhaps the most innovative workout equipment currently available in the market. Designed to aid in upper body and lower body workouts and offer non-impact cardio workout, an elliptical is a worthy investment that can help you achieve body fitness without putting unnecessary pressure on your joints and ensure overall body health. Sole Fitness is one of the most popular brands best known for its quality hotel fitness equipment especially treadmills, exercise bikes and elliptical machines. Over time, the company has diversified to include home based fitness equipment that include folding elliptical machines, such as the Sole E35 elliptical trainer.

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The E35 Elliptical Machine is among the top Sole Fitness workout equipment designed for home use. Let’s get started with our first HashChina review.

Runners Please Take Note! Black Friday Deals Are Coming On Sole Fitness Products

For avid HashChina runners we would like to point out that Black Friday is a great opportunity to invest in new fitness equipment that could make your running even more enjoyable. Since this is a review of the Sole Fitness E35 elliptical, we would like to mention that each year you can find a couple of great Sole Fitness Black Friday deals on this particular elliptical trainer. To take advantage of the current and coming Sole Fitness Black Friday deals, head over to the company website on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they publish the deals on the very day of Black Friday. Latest updates: Sole Fitness E35 Black Friday.

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Notable Sole E35 Elliptical machine Features

Here are the most prominent Sole Fitness E35 features worth mentioning.

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Quiet Drive – the Sole E35 Elliptical System Technology

Most reviewed elliptical machines, compared to the Sole E35 elliptical, designed for home use are compact and come with a lighter flywheel.

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While this means that such machines take up very little space, the downside is that they can be a bit unsteady and noisy which may be a bit distracting especially if you prefer to work out in a quite environment. The E35 elliptical machine comes with quiet drive technology that allows natural fluid motion in both forward and reverse motion, this is a often highlighted feature in many consumer reviews. This obviously translates to reduced noise The flywheel at 29 pounds is also heavy compared to most home use elliptical machines.

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The quiet drive technology of the Sole E35 elliptical makes use of the flywheel in combination with the machine’s high gear ratio to make this an incredibly easy and comfortable machine to use that is not produce much noise especially when compared to other reviewed elliptical machines in this category.

Different Incline Options

This machine comes with an adjustable console and pedals that allow you to adjust your stride and incline. The fact that the stride is adjustable means that most people even those undergoing rehabilitation therapy can use the machine and benefit from full elliptical motion without stressing the knees and ankles and with relative ease. The machine powered incline can be adjusted up to 30 degree allowing numerous workout options and resistance levels to suit different muscles especially the lower body muscles.

The incline controls are at the handle bars making it convenient and possible to alter the machine incline without necessarily having to stop your workout.

A variety of Sole Elliptical E35 Resistance Levels

The Sole Fitness E35 machines sole elliptical allow for automatic Eddy Current resistance.

In addition the machine comes with 16 resistance levels allowing numerous options where determining your ideal resistance level is concerned

LCD Display Screen and Workout Monitoring Features

The E35 elliptical comes with an LCD display screen that makes it easy to track the distance traveled, time and the resistant level. All you have to do is check these among other specs on the LCD screen. You can also use the sensors at the stationary to monitor your heart rate and have your pulse rate displayed on the LCD screen.

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The machine also comes with a heart strap that can be used to accurately monitor the heart activity while exercising.

Compact Design

This machine is designed to take up very little space and fit in any home gym. While the machine cannot be compared to that of a folding elliptical machine the fact is that it is compact and you do not have to worry about the machine taking most of your gym floor space.

The fact that it is specifically designed for home use means that its dimensions are ideal for most if not all homes.
Quality and durability

The E35 Elliptical Machine is designed to stand the test of time even with daily use. Characteristic of the Sole Fitness Brand, all the parts used to make this machine are of high quality and these parts have been put together to ensure a sturdy product. The machine comes with a lifetime guarantee on the frame that covers any defects in workmanship and materials and a 5 year guarantee on parts including electronics and a two year guarantee on labor.

You can therefore invest in the machine without having to worry about losing your money or ending up with a machine that will need constant repairs to stay functional.

Other notable features include built-in cooling fans, a strategically placed water bottle holder and a sound system.

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E35 Cons Reviewed

The limited number of workouts has to be this machines main drawback. The Sole E35 elliptical comes with only 10 workout programs which can be a bit limiting especially for trainers who are looking for more programs. Considering that there are other elliptical machines with more programs, this is an area, according to most reviewers, where the manufacturing company needs to step up. If you are however just looking for a machine to help you in your fitness journey without too many programs to choose from, then these 10 programs will work just fine.
Some people have also reported some noise especially when involved in very intense workout. The E35 Elliptical Machine is however generally quiet during normal workout and cannot be compared to most home based elliptical machines where noise is concerned.

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The only way to end up with a completely quiet elliptical machine is to buy the industrial grade ones and this definitely comes at a cost and such machines are generally too bulky to be ideal for a home setting.

Sole E35 Elliptical Review Verdict & Final Thoughts

Based on the above features, it would be safe to say that the SOLE Fitness E35 elliptical Machine would be a great addition to any home gym. Manufactured by one of the most popular manufacturers of industrial grade fitness equipment, buyers can be guaranteed that they are buying a quality product.

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What’s even better, the manufacturer makes use of the latest technology to ensure that this machine is both user friendly and allow for intense and varied workouts while ensuring that the body parts involved are safeguarded against injury.

The machine model E35 comes at slightly over $1300 which for such a quality product is quite a bargain. The machine comes in a box which means that you have to assemble it yourself (which can be a bit involved according to many reviews). The process is quite straightforward and shouldn’t take much of your time especially in for are good with machine.

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