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Elliptical Machines

SOLE E35 Review

The SOLE E35 offers solid frame features and excellent warranties, and is backed by some positive user reviews. Those looking for a machine that won't take up much space will not find what they are looking for in this elliptical machine, but the SOLE E35 won't disappoint in other areas.

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The Good

Great frame and pedal features

The SOLE E35 has lots of really nice frame features that are sure to be appreciated by a variety of users. The powered incline function makes it easy to adjust the incline and an adjustable stride ensures that all users will be comfortable with the feel of the elliptical. Those who are concerned about moving the elliptical once it is installed will be pleased to know that this model comes with transport wheels, which should make the task of moving the machine a little bit easier. Frame features like these can help make a good elliptical great and are definitely worth including in your decision making process.

Positive user feedback

Poor user reviews of a product can send up a huge red flag. It could be an indication of unexpected issues, features that don't work as well as they should, or overall dissatisfaction with the product. Thankfully, this isn't something you have to worry about with the SOLE E35. Users have rated it highly on, commenting on how smooth and quiet the machine is and how easy it is to put together.

Solid warranties

The SOLE E35 comes with very strong warranties, which are extremely useful if the elliptical happens to break. With a lifetime frame warranty, five-year electronics and parts warranties, and a two-year warranty on labor, you can rest easy knowing that any issues you may have with the machine will be taken care of at no additional cost to you.

Quality display screen

The display screen of the SOLE E35 has a ton of useful information about your workout. It shows your speed, your total workout time, and the distance you have traveled. One useful feature for those trying to lose weight is the calories burned information found on the display screen. Heart rate information will also show up there if either the hand grips or chest pulse sensor are used.

The Bad

No weight loss workouts

The SOLE E35 comes with a few solid workout programs in addition to the manual mode; however, one huge omission from its offerings is the lack of workouts designed to help users lose weight. Losing weight is one of the key reasons that many people purchase ellipticals and other fitness equipment in the first place and so it would be nice to see this machine offer workouts designed specifically for this activity.

Larger machine

If space saving is your top priority, cross the SOLE E35 off your list. This machine is on the larger side and for some, this may be a deal breaker. For others, it is just something to be aware of, and it is important to ensure that you have the room in your home for this machine before purchasing it.

No reading rack

Those who enjoy reading during their workouts, whether it be from a book or a tablet, will be disappointed to hear that the SOLE E35 does not provide a reading rack. Though not a crucial feature of the elliptical, a reading rack is a fairly common item and can be found on many elliptical machines. This will probably not be a deciding factor in your search for the best elliptical trainer, but it is still something to be aware of.

The Details


  • Price: $1,299.99

Shipping and Assembly

  • Assembly: $239
  • Front Door: Free
  • In-Home: $99
  • In-Room: $99


  • Elliptical Machine Length: 82"
  • Elliptical Machine Width: 31"
  • Incline Levels: 0° - 30°
  • Max Weight Allowed: 375 lbs.
  • Product Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Resistance Levels: 20 levels
  • Stride Length Levels: 20" - 22"


  • Electronics: 5 years
  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Labor: 2 years
  • Parts: 5 years

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