Sole S77 or Sole TT8?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In the first category, the Sole S77 and the Sole TT8 are tied with their 3.5HP motors. Having a strong motor is always important to look for when buying a treadmill.
Belt Width: It is another tie between the two models as they both have a 22”-wide belt. This is considered to be rare since most treadmills have 20”.
Belt Length: The two Sole models are tied in this category as they both have a 60” belt length.
Preprogrammed Workouts: It is another tie as the Sole S77 and the Sole TT8 have 10 preprogrammed workouts. For most residential treadmills, 10 is considered to be average but for both its worth, it is disappointing.
Notable Features: The Sole TT8 gets a win over the Sole S77 in the bells and whistles category. Although both are considered to be the best models of Sole, the Sole TT8 is made for light commercial settings which mean that its parts are most likely to last longer than its residential treadmill counterpart. Its 4-ply belt, 3.0” rollers and a light commercial warranty certainly make the Sole TT8 a more durable choice.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the two models are tied with 5 years. This means that manufacturers of both machines are confident about their quality and performance.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the two models are tied with 2 years. This means that you get to have 2 years of free labor coverage and this is helpful especially since costs can be quite expensive.
Machine Weight: The heavier the machine is, the sturdier it is. This means that the Sole TT8 wins over the Sole S77 with its 300 lbs to 280 lbs advantage.
Machine User Weight Capacity: It is a tie between the two models in terms of weight capacity with 400 lbs. It should be noted however that there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the weight capacity which means that the safer weight for the Sole S77 is only 380 lbs because of its 280-lb weight.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can return the machine if you are not happy with it as long as it is within the time period.
Conclusion: Both models belong in the top-of-the-line group of Sole and they are also both non-foldable. However, the Sole TT8 is also made for light commercial settings, giving it a better advantage since its parts and features are designed for the long run. But if you only intend to use a treadmill for regular use at your own home, you may not want to spend an additional $400 for the Sole TT8.