The Sole F63 treadmill is one of the better treadmills under $1,000. It has a lot of features and is built to last. It is also very quiet and comfortable. It comes with a large LCD screen and easy-to-use remote control. It is also very easy to assemble. If you want a treadmill that is affordable and durable, then this is the treadmill for you. It is also very user-friendly and comes with a 2-year warranty. 

Sole F63 Build (82″L x 35″W x 57″H)

Sole F63

The Sole F63 is supported by a powder-coated, sturdy steel frame which ensures its stability. It contains steel beams that support the console and heavy handlebars. The Sole F63 is intended to be an entry-level treadmill, and it does not have many technological features, available on more expensive machines.

However, the treadmill’s solid construction assures that it will endure a long time. Being a 3CHP treadmill we do not recommend it for heavy running and nor multiple users. There are no added subscriptions, so no recurring costs. It has a step-up height of 8 inches, so it is easy to step on it for most people.

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F63 Motor – 3 CHP

The F63 motor is very quiet and can easily power you through your walking, jogging, or light running routines. Though heavy running may not be done on it. Heavy-duty flywheels help keep its 3.0 CHP motor cool, extending its lifespan. Both the speed and inclination parameters are controlled by the motor.

F63 Display

The F63 has a 6.5 inch LCD. The display is white and back-lit. The screen is clear with bold numerals. Besides you can attach your tablet or phone to the tablet holder for entertainment, news, or more workouts.

F63 Weight & Weighing Capacity

The Sole F63 treadmill weighs 254 pounds. The model can also support a maximum weight of 325 lbs. This is the highest weight capacity in its category. It also has the lowest weight to weight capacity ratio which makes it more durable compared to others.

F63 PreSet Exercise Programs

F63 provides 10 preset programs. There are 6 standard programs. These are manual, hill, fat burn, cardio, strength, and HIIT. Then there are 2 custom programs and 2 heart programs in F63. A 60 percent and an 80 percent maximum heart rate program are available. Also, there are two user profiles.

F63 Speed & Incline

It has a maximum speed of 12mph and a maximum incline of 15%. The machine has controls on the handlebars and console, and the treadmill inclines very silently.

The F63’s 15% inclination allows you to enhance your workouts and burn calories much quicker than on a flat surface and at a much lower impact on the joints. You burn almost double the calories running on a 15% incline compared to a flat surface. This functionality works whether you’re running or walking. The benefit of strengthening glutes and hamstrings is also there.

F63 Running Track – 20″W x 60″L.

As claimed by the company, with up to 40% less impact than jogging on concrete, the Sole Fitness Cushion Flex Whisper Deck may help you run faster and more comfortably. It has a 2-ply belt.

But according to my personal experience as a runner, there shouldn’t be much difference between treadmill or concrete running, as eventually, the race will be on concrete only. However, this may be appropriate for those who only run on treadmills and never or rarely on concrete. Seniors may also like the cushioned deck more.

F63 Easy to Fold and Move

The Sole F63 folds easily due to its Easy Assist Folding Deck. The treadmill’s frame is matte black with silver and red accents. After folding, it is easy to transfer without tilting due to the four wheels underneath. The deck release mechanism of F63 is like that of Horizen T101 with a flick of a button, so it comes down hydraulically.

The Easy Assist Folding Deck Design by Sole lets you fold and unfold your treadmill securely, so the chances of an accident are negligible. 

F63 Heart Rate Monitor

A heart rate chest strap and armrest monitor are included with the treadmill. The chest strap is found to be much more accurate as compared to the armrest monitor.

You may also use your heart rate data to monitor the machine’s difficulty and maintain the appropriate pace of your walk or run accordingly.

F63 Bluetooth, USB port, Tablet Holder, Fan

To link their Bluetooth-enabled gadgets, Sole has the Sole Fitness app. Sync your smart device and fitness apps like Fitbit, Mapmyrun, etc., with the Sole fitness app.

In addition, the Sole F63 treadmill has a USB port and a tablet holder and a fan too. But the fan needs to be of a better quality and its leuvers should be moving so that the air can be directed towards short or a tall person.

During exercise, you may charge your gadgets and connect to fitness programs and listen to music on the integrated speakers.

F63 Drawbacks

In the price range that it is available, it is the best. Still some people will feel the following disadvantages.

  • No extra subscription – Though these are on extra cost still these make the treadmill trainings more exciting
  • A small fan – This could definitely be improved.
  • Interactive touch screen – Most of the new treadmills are shifting to these. Though Sole machines do not have much bells and whistles but such a screen is becoming a basic necessity now.

If you search for their reviews, you will come across various negative statements, but the company does keep improving year on year.

F63 Warranty

The F63 comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, three years on the components, deck, electronics, and one year on labor. This company has the best warranty in this category.

They also have a 30-day return guarantee at no extra cost. 

F63 vs F65 – Compared to a higher model

  • Motor Size Sole F65– 3.25 CHP / F63 – 3.0 CHP
  • Weight capacity Sole F65 – 350 lb / F63 – 325 lb.
  • Roller size Sole F65 – 2.50” / F63 – 2.50″
  • Display Sole F65 – 7.5″ Screen / F63 – 6.5″ LCD
  • Price Sole F65 – $1399 / F63 – $1099

The price is as mentioned on the company’s site on the date this article was published. Looking at the numbers it doesn’t seem beneficial, spending another $200 on slightly bigger motor, weighing capacity or screen unless you have a specific need of a more heavy duty treadmill.

F63 Price

F63 is a great product at an excellent price. Often it is available below the $1000 mark. With various features that are available in higher priced treadmills of other companies it is a good value for money.

F63 Preparing for a Race

Being a 3CHP treadmill and a very strong one, one can do more training on this than all the others in the category. Still, I would suggest a treadmill with a higher CHP for competitions.