Sole S73 or Sole S77?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The Sole S77 gets the first win with its 3.5HP motor. Its counterpart only has a 3.0HP motor. However, when it comes to motor, the stronger one always means a better performance.
Belt Width: When it comes to the belt width, the Sole S77 wins over the Sole S73 with a 22” to 20” advantage. 20”-wide belts are usually the average for most treadmills and a 22”-wide belt is considered to be rare.
Belt Length: It is a tie in this category as both treadmills have a 60”-long belt. This allows users sufficient running space even if you are a tall user.
Preprogrammed Workouts: It is a tie in the preprogrammed workouts category as both treadmills offer 10 programs each. Considering their not so affordable price tags, having only 10 is a bit disappointing.
Notable Features: In terms of bells and whistles, it is a tie between the two models. The S77 may supposedly be the much improved version of the S73, but the improvements are mainly found on the motor and the belt but not on this category. However, it should be noted that these two models offer comfortable, convenient and entertaining features for your workout.
They both have cushioned decks and built-in cooling fans which make it more comfortable for users especially in intense workout sessions. You can also listen to your favorite tunes while working out thanks to its built-in sound system. Plus, you can easily navigate the machine with its controls, one0touch speed and incline change buttons. What’s more, you can also get your heart rate monitored using a wireless chest strap.
Parts Warranty: It is a tie between the two machines as they both offer 5 years of parts warranty.
Labor Warranty: Both the Sole S73 and the Sole S77 offer a 2-year labor warranty deals. This saves you the money as labor costs can be very expensive.
Machine Weight: The Sole S77 weighs more than the Sole S73. Having a heavier treadmills means that it is sturdier which means that the S77’s 280 lbs can better withstand the beating of a heavyweight user than the S73’s 250 lbs could.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Sole S77 has a weight capacity of 400 lbs, beating the Sole S73’s 350 lbs. However, it should be noted that there must only be a 100-lb difference between the actual weight of the machine and its maximum capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two models as they both have a 30-day money back guarantee.
Conclusion: Both the S73 and the S77 belong to Sole’s high-end non-folding treadmill models and buying either of the two will be an investment but it surely will be worth it.
The Sole S77 is a newer model than the Sole S73 and is worth $200 more. However, it has a stronger motor, a rare belt width of 22”, 30 lbs heavier and can accommodate users up to 380 lbs. So if you happen to be tall and heavy, this one is for you.
If you can afford to spend more than $1000 for a treadmill, paying for an extra $200 is worth it for the Sole S77 as it is a more improved version of its counterpart.