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Best Rated Sole Elliptical Trainers | Comparison and Reviews | 2015-2016

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Best Rated Sole Fitness Home Ellipticals | Comparison and Reviews: This is a roundup, comparison and reviews of the best rated Sole home elliptical trainers. Sole has 4 home elliptical models for 2016, with the added feature of Bluetooth. The newer models now have larger backlit LCD screens. Sole has some of the highest rated Elliptical Machines available today. Many have the power incline feature. These are solid, well built elliptical trainers with all the latest features. These ellipticals are sturdy machines that can handle heavier user weights, and have excellent warranties. Elliptical Trainers provide an excellent form of aerobic exercise at home that you can do no matter what the weather is outside. Elliptical machines are easier on your joints than other forms of cardio exercise. These low-impact exercise machines also build arm and leg strength. You can compare each Sole Fitness elliptical trainer below by features such as workout programs, reviews, maximum weight capacity, price, and other features. A glossary of terms is available at the bottom of this page.

Best Rated Sole Elliptical Trainers Comparison & Reviews (2016)

Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer
(2016 Model)
Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer
(2016 Model)
Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer
(2016 Model)
Sole E98 Elliptical Trainer
(2016 Model)


Sole E35
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Sole E98
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Elliptical Cross-Trainer
ECB Resistance
16 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Telemetry Belt
Heart Rate Control
10 Workout Programs
Power Incline
Backlit 7.5-inch LCD
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
29 lb. flywheel
82″L x 31″W x 67″H
Elliptical Cross-Trainer
ECB Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Telemetry Belt
Heart Rate Control
10 Workout Programs
Power Incline
Backlit 9.0-inch LCD
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 375 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
20 lb. flywheel
71″L x 27″W x 64″H
Elliptical Cross-Trainer
ECB Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Telemetry Belt
Heart Rate Control
10 Workout Programs
Power Incline
Backlit 10.0-inch LCD
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
27 lb. flywheel
82″L x 27″W x 62″H
Elliptical Cross-Trainer
ECB Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Telemetry Belt
Heart Rate Control
10 Workout Programs
Power Incline
Backlit 10.0-inch LCD
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
32 lb. flywheel
82″L x 27″W x 67″H
Light Commercial



Elliptical Glossary of Terms

Power Incline/Incline Ramp = The Sole E55, E95 and E98 have an incline ramp which can allow you to simulate hills and make your workout harder. You press a button to raise the incline ramp to your preferred position. The ramp angle is fully adjustable from a level plane up to 40 degrees, so you can individually target and work all major lower body muscles.
Maximum User Weight = Each elliptical trainer depending on its construction has a maximum user weight limit. More expensive trainers generally can handle more weight. So if the limit is 300 lbs, and you are over 300 lbs., you should not buy this trainer but look for one with a higher weight limit. If you weigh substantially less than the weight limit, this will put less strain on the machine and parts. Sole Ellipticals Maximum Weights go from 350 lbs. (E35) to 400 lbs. (E95 and E98).
Magnetic Brake Resistance = Most Elliptical Machines use magnetic resistance which offers resistance through magnetic fields. One type of magnetic resistance is ECB (described below). Magnetic resistance is more maintainence free than those older technologies that relied on friction pads and belts. Magnetic resistance braking is smoother to use is quieter than other types of resistance mechanisms.
ECB Resistance = ECB Resistance is a high quality form of magnetic brake resistance. ECB = eddy current brake. All of Sole Ellipticals use ECB Magnetic Resistance.
Magnetic Resistance Levels = You can adjust the level of magnetic resistance to adjust the intensity of your workout. The more levels of resistance, the more choices you have in how hard a workout that you can select.
Heart Monitor = Most elliptical trainers have a heart monitor (grip or clip on type) which allows you to monitor your heart rate to meet heart rate goals for cardiovascular fitness. Grip monitors are built into the handlebars. The heart rate can be gotten by either a grip pulse monitor, or chest monitor (telemetry). Most ellipticals have at least the grip monitor, and some have both a grip and a chest monitor.
Heart Rate Control = The E35, E55, E95 and E98 have heart rate programs that allow you to control your workout by heartrate, and keep you within a certain cardio range.
Telemetry Belt = This is a belt that is worn to monitor your heartrate. This can be used instead of the grip type of heart monitor and is considered more accurate.
Stride Length = This is the distance between your front foot and back foot at full extension on an elliptical trainer. What is the ideal elliptical stride length? If you are tall with long legs, you would want to get a stride that is longer. You should be able to fully extend your legs during each stride and be able to achieve a full range of motion through your hip joints. Also, you don’t want to hyper-extend. Taller users should get an 18-inch stride or longer. Users below 5′ 4″ can use an elliptical stride length of 18 inches or less. Between 5′ 4″ and 5′ 8″ an 18-inch stride should be ideal. If you are 5′ 9″ or taller, an 18-inch or longer stride is recommended. The taller you are a longer stride will be better. Some high end ellipticals have an adjustable stride length.
Workout Programs = Almost all ellipticals have a small computer and display where you can run multiple workout programs that vary the resistance. Some examples of programs are: Time, Distance, Calorie, Hills, Weight Loss, Reverse Train.
LED/LCD Display = All of Sole Ellipticals use a backlit LCD screen. This screen will provide information (such as time, calorie burn, heart rate, distance). The E25 has a 6.5-inch LCD screen, the E35 has a 7.5-inch LCD screen, while the E95 and E98 have the largest LCD screen at 10.1-inches.

Built-in Fan = Some elliptical trainers have a built-in fan to cool you off during your workout.
Built-in Speakers = Some elliptical trainers have built-in speakers, so you can plug in your ipod or other mp3 player and listen to music without having to wear earphones which could get tangled during your workout.
Light Commercial = The Sole E98 is a light commercial model, which means it is built to be more durable than most home ellipticals. Built for the commercial environment, with its articulating foot pedals to its heavy 32 lb flywheel. Uses heavy duty 38 mm steel.


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