Sole F63 Review

Treadmills Editorial Team | Last Updated - Jul 29, 2020
Editor's Rating: 9.0/10

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.

Check Price

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!