Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer Review

When it comes to high end elliptical machines, the Sole E95 is definitely a great option to consider. It is without a doubt one of the more expensive ones out there, but it does have a good number of features that make it a contender for the top pick. This elliptical trainer is versatile, durable, comfortable, and will have you working up a sweat every time you use it.

Overview

For a quick video overview of the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer, you can watch this video.

SOLE E95 Elliptical Introduction Video

Main Features

For the big price that the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer comes in at, it surely has many great features which are worth mentioning.

  • Over 20 levels of magnetic resistance
  • Whisper quiet drive system
  • Heavy flywheel and high gear ratio
  • Power incline from 0 to 30 degrees
  • Dual function handlebars
  • 10-position foot pedals
  • 9-inch LCD display
  • 400-pound weight capacity
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • 10 workout programs
  • Sound system
  • Cooling fans
  • USB charger
  • 22-inch maximum stride length
  • Data transfer capabilities
  • Heart rate monitor

Dimensions & Weight

When it comes to high end elliptical machines, the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer is one of the biggest and heaviest models out there. This elliptical will not save space, plus moving it around can definitely be a challenge.

  • Length: 83 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Height: 62 inches
  • Weight: 215 pounds

Assembly

The assembly process for the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer is fairly straight forward. All of the necessary tools and parts are included, plus the instructions are fairly easy to get the hang of. That being said, this thing has many parts and is very heavy, so it will take you a good 3 hours to complete assembly. It is recommended that you do this with at least one other person. If the assembly process is too much for you, you can always get the expert assembly for an additional fee.

Warranty

The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer does come with an excellent warranty, which we expect when paying this kind of money for an elliptical machine. The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer has a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 5-year warranty on electrical components and on mechanical parts, and a 2-year warranty on labor.

What We Like About The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer

This high end model is going to cost you a pretty penny, but that being said, it has a whole lot of features which are worth talking about in some detail.

One of the things that we like about the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer is that it is highly adjustable. The resistance is of the magnetic kind, it uses a heavy high inertia perimeter flywheel, it is smooth and whisper quiet, and it uses a high gear ratio to provide you with tons of resistance. The resistance used on the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer is very reliable and will definitely challenge you. Moreover, the incline can be adjusted with the display (touch of a button) and can go anywhere from 0 to 30 degrees in order to provide you with a great challenge. Furthermore, the oversized and textured foot plates are also adjustable up to 10 different positions to keep you as comfortable as can be.

The fact that the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer has a reversible stride is another thing that we really like about it. Your body will get accustomed to the same motions day after day, plus going backward has many different benefits for your muscles when compared to going forward.

We like the fact that the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer has many points of reinforcement and has been built with only the strongest of materials that can be found. You can rest assured that this particular elliptical machine is very durable and rugged, as can be seen by the awesome 400-pound weight limit that it has. The foot plates are actually supported by heavy-duty rails and roller wheels to make it even more durable.

We do like the fact that the backlit LCD display is of a very high quality. This is a really good type of display to have and it shows you many different fitness metrics including time, speed, strides per minute, distance, calories burned, and more. In fact, the heartbeat sensors in the static handles also allow you to keep track of your cardio output. Besides that, you can also export data to various fitness apps using this display, in order to keep track of your progress from one day to the next.

Finally, the fact that the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer can keep you comfortable and occupied with a 3-speed cooling fan, chambered acoustic speakers, MP3 player compatibility, and a water bottle holder is another bonus you get with this awesome elliptical trainer.

What We Don’t Like About The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer

As always, there are a couple of things which we don’t necessarily like about the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer, so let’s just talk about those quickly.

We don’t like how the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer has far fewer preset and user programs than some other higher end elliptical machines which don’t cost nearly as much as this one. This makes it a little less versatile than it could be.

We don’t like the fact that the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer is so big and heavy. The size may not be an issue for some, but for others, it can make assembly and transportation a nightmare.

Alternatives To The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer

So you have a reference point, let’s compare the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer to some of the other high end elliptical models out on the market today.

Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer

Right off the bat, the Sole E95 is several hundred dollars more expensive than the Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer, but there is good reason for it. Generally speaking, both of these models are very similar with some key differences. Mainly, the Sole E95 has a more durable and reliable resistance mechanism, the foot plates can be adjusted to more positions, and it has a far higher user weight capacity than the Sole E35. However, the Sole E35 will do just fine seeing as it is very similar, plus it costs something like $500 less for a minimal difference in quality.

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine

This is a fine alternative to the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer, mainly because it is smaller, lighter, more compact, has more user programs and preset workouts, and has a few more resistance levels too. There is also the fact that the Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine costs more than $1,000 less than the Sole E95. On the other hand, the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer has a far higher weight limit, is more durable, and is more adjustable in virtually every way imaginable.

Final Thoughts On The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer

This is a really big, bulky, and durable elliptical machine with a very high price. Yes, it does cost a fair amount, perhaps too much for the average consumer, but it does have a plethora of features that makes it one of the best high end elliptical models out there.

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