For the last couple of years HashChina.com have publish a series of fitness equipment reviews for our avid readers and runners, we got started with a request from one of our readers. And now it’s high time for an update, with out further ado, here is our new and updated Sole E35 elliptical review, enjoy! We will start with a general system overview, please read on.
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.
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.
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Notable Sole E35 Elliptical machine Features
Here are the most prominent Sole Fitness E35 features worth mentioning.
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.
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 the 2022 model and as pointed out in many consumer reviews. Compared to the older model this obviously translates to reduced noise The flywheel at 29 pounds is also heavy compared to most home use elliptical machines.
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.
The machine also comes with a heart strap that can be used to accurately monitor the heart activity while exercising.
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.
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.
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.
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 2022/2023 machine, model E35, comes at slightly over $1500 (actually nowadays closer to $1600) 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.
You can also get someone to assemble the Sole E35 elliptical machine for you. Although I would like to say that the 2022/2023 model is pretty easy to assemble yourself. Happy running! 🙂