I Recommend this Treadmill 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-inch 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 and 15% incline. As a bodybuilder who regularly cuts bodyfat for shows, I’d say the speed and incline offered here are two of the better features. To achieve fat loss one must increase the caloric burn yes, but for continued improvement an increase in one’s metabolism is also crucial. An incline of 15% means one can significantly spike this by way of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), proven to be a winner in the arena of fat loss. The treadmill is equipped with a fan, although it’s not as high-speed as other models. Positioned at the top of the console, the vents can’t be moved downward and this might be inconvenient depending on the user’s height.
Workout progress is shown on a 6.5-inch LCD which can be integrated with the Sole Fitness mobile app for wireless tracking and fitness stats sharing. The treadmill is also equipped with an integrated tablet holder for users to bring their own screen, or as I prefer to do, park it in front of a smart television. 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. It’s 325-pound weight maximum also means the treadmill is good to go for most everyone.
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. For a list of our Best Folding Treadmills see our review.
What’s New for 2021:
- An integrated tablet holder has been built into the machine’s console. If the 6.5-inch LCD screen isn’t sufficient, runners can always affix a tablet or phone to the console and incorporate any number of apps or streaming services while they run. This opens up the entertainment options considerably. This also allows for a more diverse array of app usage as one is not locked into a specific program when using their own screen.
- The new model also brings Bluetooth Audio Speakers, meaning music or other other sound from streaming devices is much more accessible.
- The new year also brings a USB port to the machine, which is a critical addition to keep devices attached to the tablet holder running during long sessions.
Sole F63 Treadmill - Key Specs:
|Incline:||0 to 15%|
|Running Area:||20" x 60"|
|Top Speed:||12 MPH|
|Weight Capacity:||325 LBS|
|Dimensions:||82" L x 35" W x 57" H|
See Our Video Review Of The Sole F63
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My Final 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.
I’d strongly recommend this machine for anyone seeking a tool to burn calories. With a 325-pound weight maximum, just about anyone can strap on a weighted vest and significantly increase their load. That said, if you’re looking for a broader range of machines, consider our ranking of the Best Home Treadmills of 2021.
Curious about Sole’s higher-level treadmills? See what another $600 can buy with the Sole F80 Folding Treadmill.
Sole F63 Giveaway
Update: Congratulations to Dawn C. from Michigan, the winner of our Sole F63 Giveaway!
About the Author
Brian Boyce is an 8X national qualifier in NPC Men’s Bodybuilding and Classic Physique. In addition to bodybuilding, he competes in sanctioned powerlifting meets as well as strongman events. Brian has tested and reviewed numerous products in his own home gym outfitted with commercial equipment on his farm.
- July 13, 2021: Added some FAQs to the page.
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.
Is the Sole F63 a noisy treadmill?
All treadmills emit some level of noise, but whether it's a problem or not is typically up to the user. The Sole F63 has been measured around 70 decibel level, which is comparable to a car at idle.