Sole Fitness E98 Light Commercial Elliptical Trainer Reviews | 2016 Model
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The top of the line Sole E98 Elliptical Trainer (2016 Model) is Sole’s best light commercial Elliptical Trainer. The E98 model is a Club Quality Elliptical, and is ideal for your home gym and for fitness enthusiasts of any skill level who want a low impact workout. It is an extra heavy duty machine with a stronger frame made with 38mm steel, capable of handling user weight up to 400 pounds. The Sole E98 Elliptical Trainer provides an effective cardiovascular workout by combining upper and lower body flexibility and coordination into one impact-free motion and is easier on your joints. Regular use on elliptical trainers will increase heart and lung capacity while improving your health and burning calories. The E98 uses 20 levels of Magnetic ECB (Eddy Current Brake) resistance. ECB Magnetic technology has the advantage of no friction, reliability, little to no maintenance costs, and very quiet operation. ECB is usually only found on higher end elliptical trainers and is the best form of resistance for these machines. This commercial version has a heavier, 32 lb. flywheel which provides for smoother strides than other elliptical machines. The Sole E98’s power incline feature, increases resistance even more while targeting a different core group of muscles. You simply press a button to raise or lower the incline ramp from flat to up to a 30 degree angle.
Sole E98 Light Commercial Elliptical Features: Features include a 20-inch elliptical stride. Keep cool with the built-in cooling fan. Built-in Speakers for your iPOD or MP3 player. Handlebar Grip and Chest Strap heart rate monitoring provides your cardio progress on the large commercial grade 10.1-inch LCD screen. Ten (10) workout programs including 2 heart rate programs. Water bottle holder. 15-inch pedals. Pedals were designed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist. For 2016, Sole has added Bluetooth capability, which can send your elliptical data to a new Sole App on your smart phone or tablet.
Maximum User Weight Capacity: Up to 400 pounds.
Elliptical Warranty: Frame – lifetime; Parts & Electronics – 5 years; Labor – 2 years.
Dimensions: 82″ long x 31″ wide x 67″ tall (249 lbs.)
Smart-Review Commentary: The 2016 Sole E98 Elliptical Trainer is a top rated, top of the line, extra heavy duty trainer. It is our top pick in heavy duty ellipticals (up to 400 lbs. user weight capacity). This elliptical trainer is the top model from Sole. Upgraded features include the power incline feature to raise or lower the ramp with the press of a button (up to 30 degrees), Built-in fan, built-in speakers for your iPod or MP3 Player, and a new 10.1-inch backlit LCD display. This model comes fully loaded, yet is cheaper than higher priced commercial Ellipticals. The heavier flywheel will make this elliptical give smoother strides than those with lighter flywheels. Several reviewers have commented that this model runs smooth and whisper quiet, and is low impact on the joints. The Sole E98 has ECB magnetic resistance (the best type). It has a large 20-inch stride. This model also has 2 heart rate controlled programs. Sole is the leader in mid-priced Ellipticals. For Elliptical Trainers, the E98 is a great deal for the money and a well built machine from a company that has received solid reviews on its equipment for many years. This is a heavy duty Club Quality Elliptical which is ideal for those heavy in weight. It is a Smart-Review Top Pick for 2016 and has received our Best of 2016 award for Ellipticals under $2000.
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