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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Quality preset programs reviewd
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.