Sole F63 or Sole F80?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Sole F80 wins with its 3.0HP motor over the Sole F63’s 2.5HP motor.
Belt Width: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer a 20”-long belt which is considered to be the standard in most treadmills.
Belt Length: The Sole F80 gets a win with a 60”-long belt compared to the Sole F63’s 55”.
Preprogrammed Workouts: In terms of the preprogrammed workouts, the Sole F80 wins over the Sole F63 with a 10 to 8 advantage. It should be noted that most treadmills have 10 to 24 programs on average which means that the Sole F63 falls short of the standard.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles, the Sole F80 wins over the Sole F63. Both machines may have several features in common but it there are two reasons as to why the Sole F80 is better. These are the wireless heart rate monitor as well having bigger rollers.
Having a wireless chest strap is more convenient and accurate than just the metallic handgrips which both machines offer. What’s more, having bigger rollers usually mean that the machine is more durable than those having smaller rollers.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the Sole F80 wins over the Sole F63 with 5 years to 3 years advantage. Generally, a longer warranty means the machine is more durable and made better.
Labor Warranty: In this category, the Sole F80 wins with its 2-year labor warranty offer. On the other hand, the Sole F63 only offer a year.
Machine Weight: The Sole F80 gets another round with its 250 lbs to 245 lbs advantage over the Sole F63. You should remember that when you are looking for a treadmill, always go for the heavier one because it means that it is sturdier.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Sole F80 gets another win over the Sole F63. It can accommodate users weighing up to 350 lbs while the losing machine can only accommodate up to 325 lbs. However, for your safety, you must observe a 100-lb difference between the actual weight of the machine and the weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can return the machine if you are not satisfied with its performance, provided that it is within the allotted period.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, the Sole F80 costs $450 more than the Sole F63. Is it worth the price?
In almost all the categories, the Sole F80 beat the Sole F63 because of its better and improved features. For the addition $450 dollars, you get to have a 1.2HP more in motor, a maximum speed of 12MPH, a longer belt, 2 more programs however limited, slightly bigger rollers, a wireless chest strap which retails at $60, 3 years warranty on parts and 2 years on labor. Clearly, you get more if you pay more.
However, we would like to point out that there are other choices than the Sole F80 if you are willing to spend more than $1000 on a residential treadmill.