The Sole E55 elliptical takes the best features from the other popular models in the series and combines them into one machine, giving users a little bit of everything. It's their mid-price offering with a compact design and a great warranty, and is our 2017 Best Overall Value Elliptical.
The elliptical comes with a large blue backlit LCD console giving you feedback on speed, incline, heart rate, calories, distance and more. It has a heavy flywheel for smooth, quiet motion, incline capability and power adjustable stride to match your desired length.
Let's take a look at the Sole E55 elliptical features:
Most expert Sole E55 elliptical reviews are positive, as are those from users, which is not surprising as all of the company's machines have been well received over the years. The company has received many Best Buy awards.
Experts like the solid, heavy-steel construction that gives the feel of an elliptical you'd find at the gym. The drive system is extremely quiet and allows you to work out in both a forward and reverse motion. It has a very heavy 25 lb flywheel and a high gear ratio, typically found on more expensive models.
The E55 offers most of the same features as the up-level E95 model, in a more compact design. (71" long vs 83") That's a big difference and a real space saver.
Sole also has a unique pedal design with a 2 degree inward slope which helps to reduce impact on your joints, thus allowing you to work out longer. The pedals are adjustable, unlike on the E35 model and base E25 model, so you can find the perfect fit.
Users like the oversized pedals, the ability to ramp up the incline and resistance levels right on the handlebars, and the additional comfort features like the cooling fan, the water bottle holder and the music player hookup.
They also appreciate the new Bluetooth wireless capability that allows you to track your workouts via the Sole app and a few other popular fitness apps.
The E55 is a great elliptical for those who want a quality machine that is built well and won't break the bank. At around $1,400 on sale, it has a generous amount of features and capabilities, and will provide years of use with minimal maintenance required.
If you are on the taller side, you might want to look at the E95 model which offers up to a 22" stride. But keep in mind as we mention above that model is substantially longer, so if space is a concern that might not work for you.
All in all, the Sole E55 elliptical is a Great Buy in the price range.