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Sole Fitness touts their Sole F83 as a treadmill that folds but doesn't compromise stability and performance.
If you've done a little bit of research on treadmills, you might be familiar with the concept that folding treadmills are inherently less stable than non-folding treadmills due to the nature of their design. With the Sole F83, it seems the company believes that it can perform equally well if not better than its non-folding competitors in this price range. If you look a little closer, there's good reason why.
The Sole F83 features a running surface that measures at 20" by 58". This can accomodate users of most sizes and strides and is fact, longer than the award winning Sole F80. Powering this long treadbelt is a 3.0 HP Continuous Duty motor with ultra high torque. This motor can in fact make your the Sole F83 run as fast as 12 mph. Combine this with an incline motor that helps propel it at up to 15% incline, you have a treadmill with a winning formula.
Unlike the Sole F80, the Sole F83 treadmill can output a total of 3 different colors. If you're like most people, one color or three, it doesn't make much of a difference. What does and will make a difference is how Sole decided to include speakers for this treadmill. Embedded near the console area, you can plug in your MP3 player and you can easily listen to your favorite tunes. The Sole F83 has as a result, become more of an entertainment center than a workout machine. Well, that may be exaggerating it a little bit but it at the very least, has made the workout process a little more enjoyable.
The whole idea behind a cardio workout is to help you expend calories. What you may not know is that calories can either come from fat or muscle. For most people, they want the calories used to be in the form of fat. To achieve this effect, users train under something called their optimal heart rate zone. What this means is depending on your age, you have a heart rate zone that is best for losing fat because more of the calories you burn is going to come from fat.
To achieve this effect of working in your desired heart rate zone, the Sole F83 comes with a heart rate control monitor. Strap it near your chest and it interacts with the treadmill so your workout then automatically adjusts to your heart rate. For users that are aware of this, it becomes a great tool to use against the fat of unwanted fat.
Running shouldn't be painful and that is why many companies are using their own branded technology of cushioning. Cushioning allows less pressure to be applied to the joints that's caused as a result of running. In the case of the F83 treadmill, there's something called a Cushion Flex treadmill deck. This sytem has been scientifically supported by a leading university and is said to reduce impact by as much as 365% compared to running on asphalt. How's that for a soft running surface?
The Sole F83 also comes with a very respectable warranty with lifetime motor, deck and frame. There's also a 5 year parts warranty which includes electronics, belt, rollers and even wear items. This means if you've ran so much that even your belt has worn out, they'll replace it. Finally, there is a 2 year in home labor warranty service.