Sole F63 Review

Last Updated - November 25, 2019
Editor's Rating: 9.0/10
Sole F63
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This Treadmill Could Be For You If: You’re looking for a budget-friendly treadmill under $1,000 You’re new to exercising at home and want a

This Treadmill Could Be For You If:

  • You’re looking for a budget-friendly treadmill under $1,000
  • You’re new to exercising at home and want a simple but high-quality treadmill to get you started
  • You’re looking for a competitive warranty across the board
  • High-quality, durable treadmill basics mean more to you than luxury extras 

The Sole F63 is one of the highest quality, basic folding treadmills under $1,000 on the market. Although it’s the simplest model in Sole’s current lineup, it still bags nearly five stars (4.5 to be exact) in our review. 

Recently enhanced, the F63 folding treadmill now features a 60″ running surface, a 3.0 CHP motor and an upgraded console with 10 training programs. Its powder coated steel frame is built to hold steady at the track’s top speed of 12 mph.

Workout progress is shown on a 6.5″ LCD which can be integrated with the Sole Fitness mobile app for wireless tracking and fitness stats sharing. The app is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, so whatever tech you own, you can view your progress on your mobile in real time. What’s more, the Sole app can communicate with other apps such as FitBit and MyFitnessPal so you can continue using whatever programs you’re familiar with and store all of your workout history in one location. As for extra features, the F63 also includes an integrated tablet holder, bluetooth audio speakers, and a USB charging port.

The F63’s $999 sale price includes a competitive warranty offering lifetime coverage for the frame and motor; three years for the parts, deck, and electronics; and one year of labor.

See Our Video Review Of The Sole F63

What We Like:

  • Top-of-the-range parts: Sole Fitness home treadmills are some of the very best in the industry. Rather than putting a lot of time and energy into the ‘extras’ in an attempt to set themselves apart from other brands, they focus solely on the basics, ensuring they are the absolute best there is. Getting the basics right is often even more beneficial than fine-tuning the ‘extras’ because these foundations can determine whether or not the treadmill stands up over the long haul. Sole offers top quality where it really counts, including commercial-grade treadmill components such as advanced cushioning, large track rollers and a heavy duty motor.
  • Motor: The F63 motor is quiet and will carry you through your walking, jogging, and running workouts just fine. Its 3.0 CHP motor is kept cool by heavy-duty flywheels which help to ensure durability, possibly even more so than models with larger motors.
  • Track Features: The Sole F63’s track is another place where the treadmill really shines. Not only is it well made, the fact that it’s 60 inches long and 20 inches wide while still being foldable means that you’ll feel right at home regardless of whether you’re walking or running.
  • Power Incline: The F63 offers a 15% incline, giving you the option to intensify your workouts and help burn fat and calories faster than ever before. The feature works whether you’re running or walking, adding an extra layer of programming options to each and every workout. The machine inclines quietly and control panels are located on the handlebars as well as the console.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Keeping tabs on your heart rate is easy with the F63; the machine integrates with wireless chest straps and comes with contact pulse monitors built in. What’s more, you can utilize your heart rate data to guide the machine’s difficulty and choose to speed up or slow down your walk or run at any time.
  • Preset Workouts: The F63 offers 10 preset workouts to help you reach your fitness goals as well as two user profiles with custom information which allow you to quickly pick up where you left off after each workout.
  • LCD Screen: The 6.5” LCD screen provides all the key information about your workout, ensuring you know exactly where you’re at.
  • Cushioning: The treadmill’s Cushion Flex Whisper Deck helps to minimise joint pain by lessening joint impact on the treadmill. In fact, the feature has been shown to help lessen joint impact by 35-45% in comparison to running on pavement.
  • Compact Design: Short on space? The good news is that the F63 is a foldable treadmill that doesn’t sacrifice on stability. This means that although it can be stored easily and benefits from a hydraulic shock assist soft drop system ensuring the takedown is a breeze, it’s still very stable and won’t wobble like many other foldable treadmills in its class. 
  • Extras: The F63 priotizes user comfort by offering an integrated tablet holder, bluetooth audio speakers, USB charging port and water bottle holder.
  • Warranty: The F63 offers lifetime coverage for the frame and motor; three years for the parts, deck, and electronics; and one year of labor.

Sole F63 Treadmill - Key Specs:

Star Rating:4.5-stars
Motor:3.0 HP
Incline:0 to 15%
Running Area:20" x 60"
Folding:Yes
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:325 LBS
Dimensions:82" L x 35" W x 57" H
Built-In Programs:10

What We Don’t Like:

  • Simplest Sole Treadmill: It’s not easy to find fault with Sole treadmills. That said, as with any fitness equipment line, the entry-level model naturally has fewer features than the top-of-the-range machines. The more expensive treadmills in this series have more powerful motors, more advanced displays and other upgrades.
  • Slow Acceleration: Older versions of this treadmill were sometimes slow to accelerate.

Our Verdict:

At $999 with a generous warranty, the Sole F63 is an excellent, budget-friendly choice for at-home cardio training. The commercial-grade motor and cushioned track can support many years of reliable and comfortable use, as well as now accommodating for taller users with its updated, longer track. The combination of a low price, durable components and Sole’s great customer service explains why the F63 is one of the brand’s most popular treadmills year after year.

Curious about Sole’s higher-level treadmills? See what another $600 can buy, with the Sole F80 Folding Treadmill.

 

Sole F63 FAQs

  • How much does a Sole F63 treadmill weigh?

A Sole F63 treadmill weighs 254 lbs. The model also has a maximum weight capacity of 325 lbs.

  • Does the Sole F63 treadmill fold?

Yes, the Sole F63 is a foldable treadmill. It safely locks into an upright position with Sole’s Easy Assist Folding Deck Design which helps you to fold and unfold your treadmill.

  • Is the Sole F63 easy to assemble and disassemble?

Sole provides a range of videos on their site to help with the assembly of their machines, as well as how to maintain and clean your Sole treadmill. Alternatively, customers can pay $239 for full assembly by the delivery company.

 

Sole F63 Giveaway

Update: Congratulations to Dawn C. from Michigan, the winner of our Sole F63 Giveaway!

At $999, the F63 delivers more bang-for-your-buck than its competitors—but what if you could bag one for free? Well, you’re in luck. We’re giving a Sole F63 away to one lucky reader! So if you’re already on the hunt for a new treadmill, see if you can save yourself a thousand bucks on the next addition to your home gym and enter today!

 


29 Comments

  • Kay Walker March 16, 2019 at 2:07 pm from Gwent wales
    What’s it slowest speed please
    • Amanda B. March 18, 2019 at 5:08 pm
      Hi Kay. This machine's slowest speed would be 1.0 which would be a very slow walk if standing on the belt.
  • Alisa March 24, 2019 at 10:09 am from PA
    I’m concerned about the difference in speed compared to every other treadmill I’ve ever used. I find, typically a fast pace is walk on other treadmills is 4.0 and on the sole I was at nearly 6.0 to get a fast walk- which is my typical jogging pace. Is this normal for sole?
    • Amanda B. March 25, 2019 at 3:27 pm
      Hi Alisa. Each treadmill varies slightly but you would still be able to get to a running pace on this machine. They often do vary depending on manufacturer.
  • LAD April 7, 2019 at 11:53 pm
    Hi I am interested in buy a Sole F63. However, i want a treadmill that does not require that i place it on its own breaker. Does this treadmill require that i place it on a separate breaker?
    • Amanda B. April 8, 2019 at 3:54 pm
      Hi Lad, this link directs you to the manual for this machine: https://www.soletreadmills.com/manuals/F63.pdf. This treadmill must be grounded when plugged in. There are a few pages that tell you the exact electrical requirements to operate.
  • Deanna Jones May 29, 2019 at 7:32 am from WA state
    I walk 2 hours every morning. Will this hold up to this long distance walking?
    • Amanda B June 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm
      Hi Deanna, the Sole F63 is a great option for long distance walking with its advanced cushioning, heavy duty motor, and large track rollers. Hope you found this review helpful!
  • Barbara C June 20, 2019 at 11:51 pm from TX
    I need a quiet treadmill. Is the F63 a a really quiet machine?
    • Amanda B July 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm
      Hi Barbara, the Sole F63 has a 3.0 CHP motor which runs powerfully while remaining quiet. It also features a Cushion Flex Whisper Deck, which helps it stay quiet while you run.
  • LEI June 30, 2019 at 4:29 am
    Understand it is foldable, but is it easy to move at all after it is folded? are there wheels on it? what is the assembled weight of that? Not sure if i can assmble it myself easily.
    • Amanda B July 10, 2019 at 1:26 pm
      Hi Lei, the treadmill is equipped with four transport wheels making it easy to move when folded. According to the product specs, it is 254 lbs. Hope this helps!
  • abby l July 8, 2019 at 11:49 am from new jersey
    what is the dimension if folded , for shipping purpose
    • Amanda B July 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm
      Hi Abby, according to their website, the box dimensions are 86" x 36" x 17".
  • Lauren August 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm
    Do you need to assemble? Should I spend the extra money on assembly?
    • Amanda B August 7, 2019 at 9:54 am
      Hi Lauren, some assembly is required, and can easily be done on your own or with 2 people.
  • Terry August 7, 2019 at 4:41 pm from Nevada
    I'm curious to know if I'll be able to easily move it through a standard doorway when folded up or will I be required to disassemble it?
    • Amanda B August 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm
      Hi Terry, it would depend on the size of your doorway. According to Sole's website, the folded dimensions are 45" L x 35" W x 72" H. Hope this helps!
      • Brian Walter October 12, 2019 at 9:51 am from MN
        A standard interior door is more likely to be about 30" wide, so this would not fit.
  • thomas mcgill September 19, 2019 at 8:02 pm from Ohio
    we have low basement height what is height of tread surface from floor. thank you
    • Amanda B September 25, 2019 at 2:58 pm
      Hi Thomas, the step-up height of the machine is 8" and the machine itself is 57". A general rule for figuring out if your ceiling is high enough for a treadmill is to add the step-up height to the height of the tallest user and add 4-5" for clearance. Compare this measurement to your ceiling height. Hope this helps!
  • Lee October 14, 2019 at 9:23 pm from Ohio
    Does the Sole F63 have room ambient temperature limits? I’m thinking of putting it in the garage but not sure if it can handle winter and summer temperatures. Nothing in the manual about this.
    • Treadmills Editorial Team December 2, 2019 at 2:17 pm
      Sole does not recommend operating treadmills in ambient temperatures above 40c (104 degrees F) and humidity above 95%. We could not find documentation for lower temperature limit. But the operating manual requires that the treadmill is for indoor use only. Exposing the product to cold temperatures may affect the performance of the lubricant and result in additional wear. Treadmill belts are also made of rubber that may harden in low temperatures and crack over time. If you absolutely need to store it in cold garage, let it thaw in ambient room temperature for several hours before use.
  • Natalie November 7, 2019 at 3:41 pm from Iowa
    So this would not be a good treadmill for running and distance? We’ve had s Sole in the past and loved it but there was not a dealer w/in 200 miles of us.
    • Amanda B November 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm
      Hi Natalie, this treadmill can still hold up when used for running and distance, however, there are other treadmills in the Sole series that are more suited for heavy use. We recommend checking out the Sole F80, which has a more powerful motor and a slightly wider running surface. https://www.treadmillreviews.net/sole-f80/
  • Yael neubauer November 9, 2019 at 11:57 am
    This would be a fantastic addition. But not in a huge place what is the sound like?
  • Lisa November 9, 2019 at 3:22 pm
    Any advantage to purchasing the treadmill through the website vs Dicks?
  • Stephen Semenza November 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm from NY
    What is the better product, the Sole F63 or Horizon 7.0AT. ? They seem very similar. I have an EPIC 425MX which is ready to be retired. They both seem like great machines for the price. Thanks
  • Joe Feldman November 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm from California
    I need this’s for my recovery

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