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Monday, February 25, 2008

Sole E25 Elliptical Trainer Review

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Sole E25 Elliptical Trainer Rating: 4 stars out of 5 for outstanding value
Price: $999
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It’s another beautiful day in sunny Southern California. Unfortunately the reason we’ve had such nice weather is because there’s in a drought in the Southwest. We could use rain, but it would ruin my day. I think this is what the word conundrum means. I’m getting off topic. Today I wanted to review the Sole E25 Elliptical. It’s the cheapest unit in Sole’s Elliptical Trainer line. Does it deserve your hard earned dollars? Read the rest of my review to find out!

I want to use the first sentence of my review to praise Sole for including 16 resistance levels on an elliptical trainer for under $1000. This many resistance levels is an extremely rare find in a low cost elliptical trainer and really adds a great deal of value to the consumer.

Another trend taking the fitness industry by storm is built in IPOD / MP3 jacks and speakers. Admittedly some companies have done this feature better than others and Sole has one of the better built in speaker systems I’ve had the pleasure of hearing. If you’re a music fan or subscribe to the Japanese 101 Podcast like I have this is one of the coolest features in an elliptical trainer you’ll come across. The good news is Sole has included the IPOD / MP3 Auxiliary Jack in all of their elliptical trainers. Well done Sole.

The warranty is superb. Most elliptical trainers under a thousand bucks offer a 1 year parts and labor warranty; the Sole E25 backs parts for 3 years and labor for 1 year. Sole ellipticals have been thoroughly field tested by the Hilton Hotel group and have a proven track record of withstanding vigorous workouts. That’s why Sole feels comfortable extending a 3 year parts warranty, triple Horizon Fitness’ parts warranty.

The 300 lb. weight capacity is high considering the price range. Most elliptical trainers that sell for a thousand dollars or less

Despite the impressive amount of resistance levels I have a few gripes with the Sole E25 Elliptical. First, there are only six fitness programs. These are important for users, especially beginners. Fitness programs help target a specific goal such as weight loss or physical endurance and help users reach their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. I prefer elliptical trainers with 10 fitness programs, that’s usually enough variety to help your average user reach all their fitness goals.

Compared to most elliptical trainers in the $1000 range this is one of the best ellipticals out there. The 300 lb. user weight capacity, 16 resistance levels, and 3 year parts warranty continue to impress me and the people who buy the Sole E25 Elliptical Trainer. Not only has Sole blown away elliptical trainers in this price range, but they have gone above and beyond by offering a built in MP3 / IPOD jack. The only thing that makes me hesitant to give this elliptical trainer a perfect 5 stars is the small amount of fitness programs. Other than that, this elliptical trainer is a home run!

One last thing, I would also like to point out that the Sole E25 Elliptical Trainer has perfect user reviews on Amazon at the time I wrote this review. That means everyone who reviewed the Sole E25 has given the highest rating possible to the Sole E25.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review! I bought the Sole E25 based on these and other reviews. I LOVE it! Soooo worth the money! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your reviews. Anyone looking for an eliptical I definitely recommend the SoLE E25.

I just purchased a 600$ eliptical from sears a Free spirit. It was crap so I have returned it, and purchased the Sole E@%.

The E25 is well worth the money. It is a great investment and will last you years vs. spenidng 300$ to 600$ and having a one year warranty on a porrly made piece of equipment that will no matter what lack some where and then when it goes your gonna have to end up buying another one.

Thanks guys...