Sole Treadmills - Features and Technology
Sole Treadmills is excited to offer Cushion Flex Decks, our low impact joint friendly deck design. The Cushion Flex system offers stability for the user while providing minimal stress to hips, knees ankles and spine. The Cushion Flex system was originated back in 1992 and was recognized by a leading university as the industry's best, providing a .365 lower impact than walking or running on asphalt. Sole does this without compromising any of the stable, safe feel of the treadmill.
This type of technology makes all the difference in treadmill training. The Cushion Flex suspension system greatly reduces impact to feet, ankles, knees, hips and spine. This reduction in impact is an outstanding benefit to users with running and walking related injuries and has proven highly effective in therapeutic applications. Sole's all-steel welded frame design and Cushion Flex suspensions system provide the softest, safest and most stable running surface available. Individuals of all ages who are serious about fitness will appreciate the advantage offered by Sole's Cushion Flex treadmills. Cushion Flex is a controlled low impact design with the deck, frame and incline system all working together.
Folding Deck Design – Easy Assist
Sole Fitness if proud to offer the best folding treadmill design on the market. Our design features a patented all gear rack & pinion system with the Safety Lock Deck design that locks the deck into place when the treadmill is in the upright position. Our new folding treadmills also come with our Easy Assist Folding Deck Design, this unique feature allows you to release the deck, step back and the deck will unfold itself effortlessly while you watch. The Easy Assist Folding deck design is unique to Sole and makes unfolding your treadmill all too easy.
Double Horseshoe Folding Frame
The double horseshoe frame design came about as a result of needing a very stable frame for our hotels. Hilton needed a 215 lb. treadmill to be as mobile as a room service cart, while still putting a marathoner to the test. The result is a folding frame that is more stable than most non-folding frames. It also allows the user to move the treadmill with ease. With the deck in the upright and locked position these treadmills are as mobile and stable as a moving dolly.
Dot Matrix Center Display
Eighteen columns of dots, 8 high for the F80, or 20 columns of dots, 10 high for the F85, indicate each segment of a workout. The dots are only to show an approximate level (speed/incline) of effort. They do not necessarily indicate a specific value - only an approximate percent to compare levels of intensity. In operation, the speed/incline dot matrix window will build a profile “picture” as values are changed during a workout. When the word “Speed” is lit above or below the dot matrix it indicates that the Speed profile is being displayed and when “Incline” is lit the Incline profile is being displayed. You may switch the speed or incline dot matrix profile shown by pressing the Enter button. Pressing the Enter button a second time will switch it back to the previous profile. Pressing it a third time will automatically alternate the Speed and Incline profile views.
Sole is proud to offer integrated message boards on most of our 2012 -2013 models. What is the Sole Message Board? It is an alphanumeric text center that sends scrolling messages to the user in an effort to guide them through all of the details of every workout. Ever wonder how to set up the user profile workout, just push the user profile button the message board will walk you though the rest. Think of the message board as having someone standing next to you reading from the owner's manual on what to do next in just about every function of the treadmill. After years of seeing people get frustrated in the gym and at home we came up with a better way to help you use the full capabilities of our treadmills, and we made is very user friendly. The message board will also recap your entire workout after you are finished, so you can see your progress.
Programmable Heart Rate Controlled Workout
Most Sole treadmills come complete with Heart Rate controlled workout options to individualize the workout specifically to your needs. This option shows the persons heart rate on the console and the treadmill will adjust incline to keep the heart rate at a determined level. Professional athletes have long known the aerobic benefits of training at a specific heart rate; Sole gives this same option to everyone. Sole treadmills come complete with the heart rate electronics in the console, and a chest strap for the user. The wireless control is 99.9% accurate, as good as an electrocardiogram.
Displays the cumulative calories burned at any given time during your workout.
Note: This is only a rough guide used for comparison of different exercise sessions, which cannot be used for medical purposes.
Audio Input Jack
There is an Audio Input Jack on the front of the console and built-in speakers. You may plug any low-level audio source signal into this port. Audio sources include MP3, iPod, portable radio, CD player or even a TV or computer audio signal. There is an audio patch cable included to and also a headphone jack for private listening.
High Torque Motors with Flywheels
All Sole treadmills feature the heaviest duty chassis and motors in their class. Beginning with powder coated all-steel welded frames and heavy duty stable inclines, we add industrial quality motors with large diameter, all-steel zinc coated balanced flywheels for a vibration-free secure running/walking surface. Why do we add a flywheel to our motors? Flywheels cause the motor to run cooler with less amp draw and extend the life off the motor. They also allow us to offer a start speed of .5mph of 1mph. Sole also uses much heavier flywheels than its competitors which give you the fluid motion you're accustomed to at the gym or on treadmill costing thousands more.
When we chose the rollers for our treadmill line we went with only the best and outfitted all of our treadmills with the same high-end rollers that most people only offer on $5000 treadmills. We use 2.75" rollers with a sealed bearing design and copper ground wires for each roller to reduce static. Larger rollers make for a larger contact surface against the belt and longer roller and belt life. This makes for smooth, quiet, static free motion that will stand the test of time.
We use double woven 2-ply belts with four layers on almost all of our treadmills. Two rubber layers over a middle PVC layer with a nylon backing that rolls over the deck and rollers. The rubber provides the durability, the PVC stops the belt from over-stretching and the nylon provides a smooth static free surface to glide over the deck and rollers.
Bullet proof frames
All Sole treadmills feature epoxy powder coated paint, baked to appliance finish durability. This finish protects the all-steel construction, along with welded steel, not bolted, our frames are indestructible thus the lifetime warranty.
In Room Fitness
Sole pioneered the concept of In Room Fitness by placing high end treadmills in individual guest rooms at some of the best Hotels in the world. The Sole F80 is available in Hilton Hotels, Omni Hotels and Kimpton Group hotels in hundreds of locations throughout the US. This has created huge awareness of our brand and made Sole Treadmills synonymous with the most widely recognized hotel chains.
What makes the Whisper Deck so special, we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all of our Whisper Decks. It is simple; we go the extra mile and build a deck that is superior to any other on the market. Most decks have a Phenolic coating to make them smooth, quiet and durable. Whisper decks have this same type of technology in the design but through our proprietary engineering we make them quieter, smoother and so durable we offer a Lifetime Warranty on our Whisper Decks. No need to flip our decks, if you wear it our, we will replace it f or free. (You won't wear it out)
When the treadmill is running the pause feature may be utilized by pressing the red Stop key once. This will slowly decelerate the tread-belt to a stop. The incline will go to zero percent. The Time, Distance and Calorie readings will hold while the unit is in the pause mode. After 5 minutes the display will reset and return to the start up screen.
To resume your exercise, when in Pause mode, press the Start key. The speed and incline will return to their previous settings.Pause is executed when the Stop button is pressed once. If the Stop button is pressed a second time, the program will end and a workout summary will be displayed. If the Stop button is pressed a third time, the console will return to the idle mode (start up) screen. If the Stop button is held down for more than 3 seconds the console will reset.
-Incline may be adjusted anytime after belt movement.
-Press and hold the Incline5/6 keys (console or handgrip) to achieve desired level of effort. You may also choose a more rapid increase / decrease by selecting desired key, 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14 and15 on the left side of the console (incline).
-The Incline Window display will indicate incline position as adjustments are made.