Did You Know...
If you're considering an elliptical trainer for your home and you're not on an ultra tight budget, the Sole E35 elliptical could just be what you're looking for.
The Sole E35 elliptical is high on many expert's recommendation list for elliptical trainers in the $1000 to $1500 range and there are many good reasons for why this is the case.
The best measurement you can use to quickly size up the quality of an elliptical or basically any piece of fitness equipment is by the length of the warranty. Obviously, the longer, the better. If an established company puts a long warranty on a product, they better make sure it's of high enough quality so that it lasts longer than that period. This is because repairs cost companies a lot of money and quickly chew away at the profit margin.
So just how good is the Sole E35's warranty? Lifetime frame, 5 years parts and 2 years labor. Without comparisons, these numbers really mean little so let's do some comparing. The Sole E25 which is also an extremely popular elliptical sells for $300 less at $999 and is warranted for 3 years parts and 1 year labor. The Schwinn 438 which is consistently a bestseller on Amazon is also at 3 years parts and 1 year labor and also sells for $999. So for $300 more, you're getting an additional 2 years parts and 1 year labor. This in itself is a $100 value.
If the previous two examples didn't convince you, let's look at the Sole E55 and the Sole E95, the two older brothers to the Sole E35. These two ellipticals are selling for $200 and $400 more than the E35 but has a warranty that is identical. If you give this some thought for a moment, you might have arrived at the same conclusion that I did.
This conclusion is that in terms of construction, the Sole E35 is likely to be very close in quality to the more expensive E55 and E95. If you like to save cash but also want a decent amount of quality, the Sole E35, not the Sole E25 is your safest best. By spending a few more bucks, you can be sure that you're getting something that's noticeably better. There's no point in trying to save a few bucks but worrying day in and day out about when and if the machine is going to break down. With the E35 elliptical, this is less of a concern.
The Sole E35 elliptical trainer features a stride length of 20 inches. Unlike the more expensive Sole ellipticals, the footpads are not cushioned. This elliptical makes use of something called the Eddy Current Braking system which controls the resistance. There are 20 levels of resistance for this machine.
The power supply is standard at 110 volts. You can work your upper body in additional to your lower body with this elliptical. Unfortunately, even though you can measure your heart rate using the hand pulse grips, there is no way for the elliptical to respond to the heart rate but to display. Simply put, heart rate control programs are not available on this Sole elliptical. But even without a heart rate control program, you're compensated with a wireless heart strap instead.
The Sole E35 elliptical features a nice blue colored console display that sits below the cool air fans. You'll also love how they included speakers so that you can plug in your MP3 player and listen to your favorite songs. Working out to music surely makes exercising much less of a chore.