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SOLE (E95 Vs. E98) Elliptical Cross Trainers | Differences & Comparison | Reviews

March 19, 2021 by  
Filed under Elliptical Trainer

SOLE E98 Elliptical

SOLE E98 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

SOLE E95 Elliptical

SOLE E95 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

SOLE E95 Vs. E98 Elliptical Cross Training Machine Comparison: The SOLE brand is a leader in high quality elliptical trainers. SOLE tends to go to an even higher grade than other brands, and even has some commercial models. Highly rated, both Sole ellipticals are excellent elliptical cross trainers for the home. The E98 is a light commercial model, built to be tougher and hold up to heavy usage. Both models have magnetic resistance, controls in the handles, powered incline, telemetric & have pulse grips, Controls built into the handles, and have built-in fans & speakers.


The main differences between the SOLE E95 and SOLE E98 are: The SOLE E98 is a light commercial model, and has a heavier duty frame and parts. The flywheel is heavier on the E98 for a smoother balanced ride. Both models have a 10.1 backlit LCD display. The pedals on both can articulate and adjust. The E98 pedals were designed by physical therapists. Both models have identical excellent home warranties; parts & electronics 5 years, and lifetime frame warranties. The E98 also has a commercial warranty if used in a commercial setting.

The Sole E95 is substantially cheaper. Below is a comparison chart of the differences between the two elliptical machines.


The SOLE E95 Vs. the SOLE E98
* Cross Trainer
* Magnetic Resistance
* Home Model
* 27 lb. Flywheel
* 20 Resistance Levels
* Adjustable Pedals (10 settings)
* Controls in Handlebars
* Powered Incline
* Adjustable Backlit LCD Console
* 10.1-inch LCD display
* Tablet/Book Holder
* USB Charging Port
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
* 10 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 400 lbs.
* 20-inch Stride
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Handlebar Controls
* Bluetooth Audio
* Water Bottle Holder
* lifetime frame warranty
* 5 year parts & electronics
* 235 lbs.
* 82″L x 31″W x 71″H

SOLE E95

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* Cross Trainer
* Magnetic Resistance
* Commercial Grade
* 32 lb. Flywheel
* 20 Resistance Levels
* Adjustable Pedals (10 settings)
* Controls in Handlebars
* Powered Incline
* Adjustable Backlit LCD Console
* 10.1-inch LCD display
* Tablet/Book Holder
* USB Charging Port
* Bluetooth with APP
* Heart Telemetry
* 10 Workout Programs
* Max Weight: 400 lbs.
* 20-inch Stride
* Built-in Fan
* Built-in Speakers
* Handlebar Controls
* Bluetooth Audio
* Water Bottle Holder
* lifetime frame warranty
* 5 year parts & electronics
* 249 lbs.
* 82″L x 31″W x 71″H

SOLE E98

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Sole E95 Control Console
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Sole E98 Control Console


SOLE E95 Vs. SOLE E98 Console Comparison: The Consoles are virtually identical with a 10.1-inch LCD screen. Both displays are backlit, which makes it easier to read in darkly lit rooms.

A book/tablet holder is provided with a USB charging port for both models.

Both consoles have a fan and speakers, and bluetooth enabled speakers. Each console has dedicated buttons for programs, and ramp height. Both have powered incline. Both models also have controls right on the handlebars for convenience.

The excellent SOLE Warranty: Both models have the same home warranty which is one of the best in the industry. Lifetime frame warranty, 5 years on parts & electronics, and 1 year labor. The E98 also has a separate commercial warranty if used in a commercial setting (gym or rehab center).


Bottom Line Sole E95 Vs. Sole E98 Differences: The SOLE E98 model offers a sturdier frame, as well as heavier flywheel. The E98 can be used in the home or can be used in commercial settings such as gyms and rehab centers. The E98 pedals were designed by physical therapists.

The Sole E95 is cheaper and is considered a great value for the feature set. Both ellipticals offer an integrated tablet holder & USB charging port to power your iPad, tablet, or smartphone. We feel that the SOLE E95 is the best value for the money., however the E98 is a commercial grade elliptical and is a heavier duty model which may last longer, and has superior pedals. Both models are very well rated and give you a low impact workout.


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Elliptical Cross-Trainer
ECB Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Telemetry Enabled
Heart Rate Control
10 Workout Programs
Power Incline
Backlit 6.5-inch LCD
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
20 lb. flywheel
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Bluetooth® & APP
70″L x 24″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 7.5-inch LCD
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
25 lb. flywheel
3-position pedals
Bluetooth® & APP
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 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
10-position pedals
Bluetooth® & APP
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
Articulating pedals
Bluetooth® & APP
82″L x 27″W x 67″H
Light Commercial