The latest version of the Sole E25 elliptical trainer is better than ever, and tops our list of the best buys under $1000 this year. With solid construction, incline capability, heart health workouts and new Bluetooth tracking, this one leads the pack in every category.
Sole has kept all of the features that made the earlier version so terrific, including the eddy current braking system, heavy flywheel and high gear ratio that gives it an impressively smooth performance usually found only in commercial grade machines at high end gyms or health clubs. It's been tweaked a bit, with the stride now adjustable to a full 20" and a higher weight capacity, up 50 pounds from earlier versions.
Features on the Sole E25 elliptical's new model include:
People familiar with the Sole line of ellipticals are happy to see that the Sole E25 elliptical continues to produce unmatched quality for under $1000 and say so in their reviews.
Although the list price is technically $1,799, the usual sale price online is $999. If you order from the company website, shipping is free.
Users credit the heavy, forward flywheel and slight, 2% incline of the foot pedals for making workouts incredibly comfortable even at a gruelling pace. They also like the adjustable incline. Set at 20°, you'll feel like you're scaling a mountain and may feel your calf muscles quiver.
The E25 was completely redesigned to include Bluetooth technology, allowing you to sync your workouts to the Sole and other popular fitness apps. That way you can set goals for yourself and compete for virtual prizes.
You'll want to consider the E35 as well, a step up model that is also very popular, although it is a few hundred dollars more.
All in all, experts and users are very happy with the Sole E25, and it remains a top pick in the under $1000 category.
Some people, including this reviewer, worried about Sole messing around with an elliptical that was already pretty awesome, but there was nothing to worry about.
This year's entry has everything that made the earlier model great and then some. And if you're looking for a sturdy, affordable elliptical machine that looks great, the E25 is your answer.
The black and silver motif with deep red accents has a sleek profile that makes it look like a much pricier machine. There is reason for elliptical users to rejoice in 2018 - the Sole E25 elliptical is better than ever!