Hashers News! The Sole E35 Elliptical Machine Reviewed

Howdy Hashers! This is the second in a series av Beercheck.com hashing, fitness and running reviews. The Sole E35 Elliptical product specs and review – is it really worth considering for a fellow Hash runner? Looking for an elliptical machine that balances the features of both commercial and home elliptical products? The Sole E35 Elliptical trainer is a smart choice with more features than the Sole E25. Built by Sole Fitness to make your elliptical workouts as easy and comfortable as possible, this machine has many features that are normally found only in high end elliptical.

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For this reason, it is perfect for hashers who love performing challenging workouts that don’t jar their body. So, what are the specs of this elliptical machine? Keep reading to familiarize yourself with its unique specs.

Sole Fitness E35 Product Specs/ Features- Overview

  • Height- 58 inches
  • Width- 27 inches
  • Length- 83 inches
  • Weight- 215 lbs
  • Adjustable pedals and stride
  • Pedal size- 15 inches
  • 10 workout programs
  • Adjustable console
  • Cooling fans
  • Workout display- 7.5 inches LCD
  • Heart rate monitoring system
  • Sound system
  • E35 Maximum stride length- 20-22 inches
  • Chest strap
  • Water bottle holder

Sole E35 Elliptical Product Specs- In Details

First let’s take alook at the Sole E35 elliptical machine size and dimensions.

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Space- This is such a large workout machine as it is almost 7 ft in length (83 inches). The Sole E35 elliptical is just 58 inches tall (which is almost 5 feet) and 27 inches wide (almost 3 feet), so you need to have enough space if you want to buy one as it takes up considerable space. Additionally, its 83 inches length adds further to the stability (what is an elliptical machine anyway). Adjustable Stride Length- Where else most trainers come with a stride length of between 16 inches and 18 inches, the sole e35 elliptical has a true elliptical motion which feels more natural as you exercise. It’s long and smooth stride length is from 20 inches-22 inches which is the ideal stride length for average to above average users (elliptical machines differ from walking).

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In addition, the footrests are also adjustable and have a slight inward slope to take stress off the ankles and knees.

E35 Weight Specifications

* Maximum user weight- The maximum user weight of this machine is 170 kg or 375 lbs which is very impressive for an elliptical at this price range. Therefore, regardless of how much a user weighs, the sole e35 machine will continue to hold up well. This is actually great for users seeking to shed off some pounds using this type of elliptical.

* Machine weight- Weighing 215 pounds, this is a heavy piece of equipment. Therefore, removing it from the box can be almost impossible if you are not strong enough. However, the weight gives it a solid and stable feel.

Resistance levels

This workout machine provides automated Eddy Current Brake ( ECB ) from controls mounted on the handle-bars. It includes 20 levels of resistance, making the switch from one level to the next a lot easier.

These resistance levels allow you to make incremental adjustments with just a touch of a button.

* Thumb control- Located on the handlebars, the thumb control enables you to change the incline settings and the resistance. This means that you don’t really have to take your hands off the handle-bars to change the incline settings as you workout.

* Power incline- the power incline allows you to use several different points of resistance and adjust your positions to further enhance your cardio workout.

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The Sole e35 trainer comes with 10 preset programs for a variety of smooth challenges. There are 2 heart rate programs, 6 standard programs and 2 custom defined programs.

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These programs provide solid support to new users who want to experiment with various types of exercises before finding that which matches to their core strength and stamina.

* Custom defined programs

The two custom E35 elliptical training programs allow you to build your own program and save them for later use. The process is very simple and easy even for novices. The program also allows you to modify the level or incline at any time while doing the program by simply using their corresponding buttons.

* Heart rate programs

These two programs usually fall in this category, HR1 and HR2. The HR1 category is set to 60 percent of your maximum heart-rate while the HR2 category is set to 80 percent of your maximum heart rate. The programs utilize the heart rate monitor features of the machine and are both programmed in a similar manner.

On the other hand, the programs allows you to change your target heart rate while doing either of the workout by just pressing the up or down level arrows at any time.

* E35 Sole Elliptical Standard programs

Available in 6 different options, they include interval, fat burn, cardio, manual, strength and hill. Each of these options has difference when it comes to speed, incline and levels. Let’s have a look at each one (as described by Sole Fitness).

1. E35 Interval Training

This program goes through different levels of intensity varying from a slower-pace to a high level. Its main goal is to increase the users’ endurance by simply lowering their oxygen levels followed by periods of recovery.

2. Fat burn

Designed to do exactly what it sounds like, fat burn program main goal is to burn fat. The program tends to utilize the idea that the perfect way to burn fat easily is keeping your heart-rate around 60 to 70 percent of its maximum.

3. Cardio

This program on the other hand is made to strengthen the whole cardio-vascular system specifically the lungs and the heart by staggering high levels of exertion with lower levels in between. The Sole E35 elliptical cardio program works similar to how you would lift weights although with this you don’t take a rest break but you just lower the intensity to allow for maximum recovery.

4. Manual Elliptical Program

The manual program is pretty easy. It works by allowing you to manually adjust settings as you exercise. You can change your levels and incline with either the buttons on the moving handles or with the buttons on the center console.

5. Strength

Designed to increase your lower body strength, this program targets your butt, hamstrings, quads and calves, something that most people like. The resistance tend to increase over the course of exercise


The hill workout is similar to going up and then back down a hill. It starts with a lower incline and resistance and after a while, the resistance and incline increases and later starts lowering.

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Sole E35 Elliptical Bottom line

Overall, the Sole e35 elliptical is well-rounded workout machine, it has most of the features people should expect from any piece of Sole Fitness Equipment, weather a treadmill or elliptical machine. Everything is professionally put together and is truly a great buy for the price. Full of top notch features, this machine combines some of the latest technology with a rigid design built to last you for a very long time.

If you can’t decide:

Elliptical? Rowing? Cycling?

For this reason, the Sole E35 elliptical is an reasonable machine if you are just after a smooth challenging workout.

Hashers News! The Sole E25 Elliptical Machine Reviewed

Hail Hashers! This is the first in a series av Beercheck.com hashing, fitness and running reviews. Elliptical machines, such as the Sole E25 elliptical, are common exercising equipment that can be used to achieve various fitness and running goals.

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There are many different elliptical models and brands in the market. Finding one should not be a daunting task. However, landing the best machine that will meet your requirements calls for careful reviewing and considerations. The Sole e25 elliptical is one of the popular models existing in the market and while it enjoys remarkable reception, it is still important to evaluate its features. Here is a detailed description of Sole e25 elliptical product specification including its features, benefits and concerns.

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Sole E25 Elliptical Features and specifications

The Sole e25 elliptical comes with several trademark features from the manufacturer as well as a few enhancements across the line. Some of the key features you will find in this fitness machine include the following (see below!). More thorough E25 product tests and reviews can be found on consumer reports and elliptical watch.

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Sole E25 and the Ergonomic LDC display reviewed

This Sole Fitness elliptical model E25 features a powerful blue backlit LDC that helps users to track their essential training data through the challenging cardio workouts. The display characterizes sufficient lighting and shows clear data that can be viewed in the training position without straining or bending. The ergonomic display is strategically located at a precise angle to ensure you can read the details while performing your workouts.

The color choice means it can be used in areas of dim lighting without any problem.

Multiple programs

One of the priority features people look for in elliptical machines is programming. Sole e25 elliptical product specifications include 8 different programs with 2 of them isolated for heart rate and 2 others are custom programs. These provide sufficient training metrics needed for healthy workout. It also implies the machine can accommodate varying fitness requirements. The programs are backed up by power-adjustable strides (20-22 inch maximum length).

This is just about the ideal length depicted by a majority of people.

Sufficient metric collection and presentation features

Sole e25 comes with a chest strap and pulse grip heart rate monitoring accessory to accommodate different user needs and provide options. You can use the heart rate chest strap or the pulse grip (tied on your wrist) and still get accurate metrics. Other features include 15 inch pedals, built-in sound system for workout entertainment, built-in fan, ECB resistance and LCD console that features a 6.5 inch display.

A water bottle holder is also integrated into the design to keep your hydration closer.

Ideal dimensions

The Sole e25 elliptical product specifications measures 21 inches by 58 inches by 71 inches and weighs 189 pounds. It has a weight limit of 350 pounds which is perfect for most people. These dimensions are ideal implying the machine can fit perfectly in most spaces and can handle varying gym and home training needs.

There are many other minor attributes of Sole e25. The machine comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on frame defects, three year warranty of electronics and parts and a one year warranty on labor.

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It also includes a user instruction manual for easy setup and use.

Pros of the Sole elliptical E25

The benefits of using Sole e25 are quite obvious and straightforward.

At only $999.99, you get a compact fitness training machine fully equipped with state-of-the-art features. Most customer reviews remark its ease of use, ability to collect important training data and durability. The machine has ergonomic handles and pedals that enhance comfort during workout and a strain-free display console that presents all your collected data. There is no manual fine-tuning required and the pedals are power adjustable which is another advantage.

They even put additional unit for your water bottle to make sure all necessary conveniences are at close reach. The elliptical is a one-press machine with many programs designed to collect metrics such as heart rate, calories burnt and number of strides among others. It also fits perfectly in your training room and depicts the rigidness to operate in a busy gymnasium without frequent breakdowns. What’s more, it can be used by people up to 350 pounds which is a perfect limit for general fitness requirements. When looking for an elliptical machine, the key benefits sought are often on efficiency (smooth operation), accuracy (of data collection) and comfort (ergonomic handling features and comfortable posture/angles).

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The Sole e25 elliptical specifications exhibit all these needs and incorporated durability into the design.

Cons of the machine

Although Sole e25 has desirable features and benefits, users have raised a couple of concerns that will hopefully be solved in subsequent models.

One of the major concerning issues was with the instruction manual. The user manual contains several large pictures of parts without proper assembly instructions. While it does not take a genius mind to put it all together, it sure takes significant time considering the parts are mildly heavy. Another problem is that the machine’s wheels may frequently jump from position after a few steps even when set. This is clearly described as a direct result of excessive dirt or lubrication on the track, but can still occur even without those conditions. What’s worse is that a few complaints have been raised over delayed customer service response and the machine has a rating of 3.1/5 in Amazon.com.

Nevertheless, it has many pros and has worked well for those who were able to successfully assemble it in their rooms.

Where to find the Sole E25 Elliptical

The easiest way to find any elliptical machine is through official manufacturer’s website.

However, trusted distributors such as Amazon.com and other authorized affiliates can also retail reliable quality. It is always advisable to purchase from credible licensed retailers who are allowed to operate in the area. This will ensure you get genuine original quality instead of counterfeit rebranded products. Simply visit the manufacturer’s (SOLE) site or perform a local search on your browser to find businesses that are authorized to sell the product.

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Or google it to find one of the many product testing and review sites, many of them who have recently published new and updated sole e25 elliptical reviews.

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Review Conclusion

As aforementioned, finding an elliptical machine is never an overwhelming task once you know what to look for.

E25 elliptical is manufactured by sole and distributed by various affiliate networks authorized by the producer. When purchasing the machine, it is important to pay keen attention of the above specifications and features. If the delivered item does not meet provided descriptions, then it is not a product from SOLE. Always choose credible businesses that can offer guarantees and warranties including provisions for returns and replacement in case of any faultiness on delivery.

If you own a E25 Sole elliptical, we want to get in touch with you!

If you have heart problems read this:

Elliptical vs. Treadmill Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Nonetheless, Sole e25 elliptical is a great silent elliptical machine that is ideal for those with smaller rooms that cannot take the e35 model dimensions.

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