Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill Review

As I mentioned in the post of Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill, the F80 is also a good treadmill of Sole which is well-designed as well as supplies advanced features and functions for users to achieve their fitness goals but has a cheaper price. In this post, I would like to provide more details about this product.

Highlight features

  • The new 2016 model features bluetooth capability which allow users to freely transfer workout data from their fitness equipment to smart device to track more easily.
  • Cushion Flex Whisper Deck delivers comfortable and quiet workout as well as reduces impact of up to 40%.
  • Large, high-end 2.75” rollers
  • Two-ply running belt
  • The treadmill can incline from 0-15%. 30 incline settings are controlled electronically instead of manually for dynamic training sessions.
  • An improved 9″ display can securely dock a tablet computer for entertainment, convenient multi-tasking and syncing workout data with mobile apps.
  • For safety, the treadmill also has a stop button and a cord that the trainee can use to stop the treadmill if they lose balance.

Sole Fitness F80 - Pros & Cons


  • Has good maximum user weight
  • Large running surface
  • Well-cushioned deck
  • Built with high quality components and capabilities
  • Operate strongly, stably and quietly
  • Easy to maintain and service


  • The warranty is not as long as expected
  • Quite heavy weight
  • Foldable but not very portable
  • Rather short handrails

Sole Fitness F80 description


Updated for 2016, the newest F80 Treadmill model has a commercial 3.5 CHP (Continuous HP) electric motor. This motor is appreciated to be very strong and smooth but still quite. The minimum speed the motor offers is 0.5 mph (0.8 km/h) and maximum speed is 12 mph (19 kmh). These speeds can be more than enough for most runners.


Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill is advertised as a big machine. It has large running surface (22 inches wide and 60 inches long) which is enough for even taller people with longer strides. Like other model of Sole, the deck of the F80 treadmill use the patented CushionFlex Whisper Deck Technology of Sole that helps to absorb the impact from workouts very easily as well as reduce the noise level of training. And when the treadmill is not in use, its deck is safely locked into place, 100% secured.

Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill


A 7.5-inch LCD display (or the larger 9.0-inch LCD display- improved White Back-lit display on the new model for 2016) shows necessary information includes running speed, incline level, traveled distance, running time, burned calories, pulse and pace which are also easy for you to track your important information and performance while you work out.


The treadmill is featured with six standard programs, two heart programs and two custom programs that allow you to program your own workout regime.

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Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill review


A large running surface allows me to have enough room to walk or run without feeling too cramped. My last treadmill I owned had a track that was so short and thin that I had to constantly watch the track to make sure I stayed on the track. Additionally, my running become more comfortable and less impact with well- cushioned running surface. In fact, it with my better sneakers has made a huge difference on my knees. In fact, the cushion can reduce impact of up to 40% in the comparison with outdoor training surfaces. This is also a good solution for those recovering from Achilles tendon surgery. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I was really excited that this treadmill had builtin cooling fans. I always feel very cool even when training for long time. However, in my opinion, you should choose proper temperature and properly dressed to avoid being too hot during training.


It measures 35 x 58 x 80 inches when in use, so you should make sure to have enough room for your treadmill before buying one. But the F80 is foldable which is very convenient for users to move and store after training. The treadmill features easy-assist hydraulic technology that helps users fold and unfold easily just with a pressing a release mechanism. Besides, this Sole F80 treadmill model is well-known for being quite user friendly. Treadmill controls with quick-set keys and the handrail mounted controls that help change the incline and speed of the treadmill are easy to use. Plus, for quick-start convenience, two users can save their profiles and workout routines in the next workout session with the F80.


I am very happy with my treadmill because it is featured with very strong frame, running deck, powerful internal components and very good maximum user limit (375 pounds - 170 kg) that makes me feel very confident whenever training on it. For extra challenge, the track of the treadmill can incline by up to 15%. The machine is a little slow to implement changes in speed and incline but that is fine for me. Moreover, it has given me a much smoother experience than my old treadmill. It truly does not move or shake while I am exercising. The machine operates very stably, smoothly and quietly both in the motor and the deck.

Quality and durability

The Sole has always produced high quality products and the F80 is no exception. It is a high quality treadmill that can handle heavy use. It is very similar in quality to what you can see at the gym. In order to ensure a smooth operation and especially last durability of the running belt by minimizing stress, this treadmill uses large 2.75 inch (~7 cm) rollers. Additionally, two-ply running belt combines with several high quality materials play an important role in improving durability of the treadmill. The welded frame ensures that most of people can exercise on this machine and it will still hold up. This unit can last for several years if maintained and used properly. Especially, you can try it out yourself and if there is any problem, you can receive a 30-day money-back guarantee. I have used it almost daily for five months and there are zero problems so far.


Sole F80 treadmill provides lifetime on frame, deck and motor, five years on electronics and two years on labor when it is used at home. This is not a warranty for commercial use and is a small downside of the product. Therefore, if you need a treadmill for home use, consider F80. If you need one for commercial gym use, you should choose a treadmill with full commercial warranty like treadmills are even sturdier, heavier and even cost more.


Firstly, the SOLE F80 treadmill is a perfect option for runners. Besides, it is also suitable for those who want to walk or jog on a regular basis. I use it for running and walking, and it always gives me a good workout. Additionally, the CushionFlex Whisper Deck Technology used in the deck makes this become suitable for those needing a lower impact workout.


I can't say enough good things about this treadmill! If you’re looking for a high-quality, reliable, and user-friendly treadmill, the SOLE F80 Treadmill is one of the best option you should consider. This unit indeed provides the best combination of features and price for most shoppers’ needs.

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