Sole F85 Treadmill Review – With Heart Rate Monitoring

The Sole F85 treadmill is an extremely high-end treadmill which would not be out of place in a high traffic commercial gym. The Sole F85 scores excellently in all metrics used to evaluate a treadmill and has a wide 22-inch belt width, a powerful shock absorption system, a high max speed of 12 MPH, up to 15 degrees of incline, and has an impressive max weight limit of 400 pounds.

Sole F85 Treadmill Review – With pros & cons

The Sole F85 is an expensive investment, but one that dedicated athletes looking for a high quality treadmill to use for training will find to be a great fit. Sole offers one of the most extensive warranties available to ensure your investment will be protected, and has every feature that would be expected in a high-end product.

Product Specifications

  • Treadmill Dimensions:  35 by 58 by 80 inches
  • Belt Width: 22 inches
  • Treadmill Weight:  262 pounds
  • Weight Limit: 400 pounds
  • Max Pace: 12 MPH


Can Withstand Serious Punishment:

The Sole F85 is fit for constant, daily use and is a good fit for athletes looking for a high-quality treadmill to use in training. It has one of the highest weight limits out of every treadmill we’ve reviewed, topping out at 400 pounds. Sole is confident enough that this treadmill can withstand heavy and prolonged use that they provide one of the best warranties we’ve seen – lifetime on the frame, motor, and deck as well as a 5-year parts warranty and 2-year labor warranty (NOTE – Warranty Time can be changed by manufacturer company) .

Advanced shock absorption system:

The Sole F85’s patented Cushion Flex Whisper Desk significantly reduces the impact of using this treadmill on the joints and has been found to provide a 40% reduction on joint impact over running on asphalt.

Full Range of Features:

The Sole F85 has every feature one would expect in a high-end treadmill including a 9-inch LED display, high max speed of 12 MPH, full incline adjustment up to 15 degrees, pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring, cooling fans, and an mp3 compatible sound system.

Wide Belt Width:

The Sole F85’s 22 inch belt is wider than the belt on most other treadmills, making running feel easy and natural.

Easy To Assemble:

While the Sole F85 needs to be assembled before use, it is well designed and can be easily assembled by one person in about an hour.

Folds Up for Easier Transportation:

While this treadmill is extremely heavy, it can fold up and has built in rollers to make moving it around easier.



The Sole F85 is very expensive, even among other high end personal treadmills. While it will be worth the price to those who will be using it heavily, there are more economical options available.

Draws 20 Amps:

The Sole F85 draws 20 amps, and therefore it is not well suited to default wall outlets that only provide 15 amps. If your home only has 15 amp outlets, one will need to be upgraded to push 20 amps in order for this treadmill to function properly.

Final Verdict

The Sole F85 is a high-end treadmill that is well constructed and fit even for use in commercial gyms. While it is very expensive, regular runners and athletes who expect to be using it daily will find it worth the price, but more casual users may want to purchase a more economical treadmill.

One major downside is the fact that it requires a 20 amp outlet to function, and some people may find that they need to have an electrician upgrade a regular 15 amp outlet before it can be used. Despite this inconvenience, the Sole F85 is an excellent treadmill. We give it 5/5 stars.

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