Welcome back to the new and improved EndureIT review section, here is today’s topic: the Sole E95 elliptical was voted the best elliptical trainer in the $2000 class in 2014, and here is our review. First, this is a clear indicator that the trainer has surpassed expectation as it costs anywhere from $1699 to $1400. It’s the little brother to the more expensive Sole E98. It’s also slightly lighter than the bigger E98 (as can be seen in this E98 review).
The Sole E95 elliptical provides great value as it provides the same capabilities as the health club models at only a fraction of the cost, that you can gain convenient access to at the comfort of your home.
What makes the Sole E95 elliptical stand out work out wise
The Sole E95 elliptical technology trainer is an easy to use low impact trainer that provides users with a number of improved features modeled to help give the user a more effective workout experience by focusing on the quality of the workout. As indicated by many online consumer reviews the low impact workout is very joint-friendly.
The following are the features;
· The Sole E95 elliptical comes with varied incline features
This is one of the most notable and advantageous features of this trainer.
The E95 has the ability to provide an incline of up to 40 degrees, which is the steepest one among all the elliptical trainers in the market. This feature helps to increase the difficulty level and intensity of your work outs as it simulates an uphill climb.
· Adjustable stride lengths
The trainer has the capabilities to adjust the length of your stride from 20 inches to 22 inches.
This capability ensures that you can target different muscle groups during your works outs to ensure it is effective. The adjustable stride capabilities also adjust as you adjust the degree of incline which provides the user with a more effective and targeted workout.
· A 34 pound flywheel
The E95 comes with a higher tier flywheel, which is essential in providing a smoother peddling experience.
In the world of flywheels the heavier the better and this trainer provides just this enabling the user to gain a smoother thus a more productive workout. The trainer’s flywheel also makes the work out quitter compared to many elliptical trainers as it only produces a whisper.
· 10 workout programs
The trainer comes with 10 built in workout programs to help the user.
Six of which are standard workout programs and 2 you can design yourself according to your needs and preferences.
· Adjustable cushioned pedals
The pedals are over-sized to accommodate every user and are adjustable to ensure maximum comfort.
The pedals are cushioned and are engineered to provide a 2 degree inward slope to reduce the amount of stress put on the knees and ankles.
· Heavy duty capabilities
The trainer is able to handle weights of up to 400 pounds.
Users of the trainer who weight more than the maximum weight have used the product without any complaints
The extra features
This trainer is compared to health club trainers because of these extra features that are geared towards providing the user with a better experience. The following are what make up the extra features;
· Music compatibility and the E95 Sole
The Sole E95 trainer is compatible with an mp3 music player and an IPod and also features built in speakers. This allows the user to hook up their devices and listen to their favorite music during their workouts.
· Water bottle holder
The water bottle holder enables one to have an uninterrupted workout as you have your water bottle conveniently within reach.
· Heart rate monitor capabilities
Among the 10 workout programs two are heart rate monitoring ones which ensure that you reach your targeted heart rate zone and adjust the resistance of your workout to ensure you stay in your targeted area to achieve the maximum results.
The trainer comes with a wireless chest strap that provides the 99.9% accurate readings.
· Cooling fan
You know you are doing it right when you get really hot during your workouts. The Sole E95 elliptical technology trainer has a built in cooling fun to give you a much more comfortable work out experience.
· 9 inch LCD display
The display screen conveniently displays all your work out data like time, calories burnt and heart rate.
· The elliptical hand grips
Upper body workouts are also an essential, which is why the hand grips are incorporated into the trainer.
The E95 takes hand grips to another level by incorporating the controls into them so that you can change your incline or resistance controls for easy access. The grips also have built in heart rate pulse monitors which are both convenient and necessary.
Sole E95 ellpitical warranty and guarantee policy
The trainer provides a 30 day guarantee trail period which you can return the product if not fully satisfied.
If you are satisfied with the Sole E95 elliptical you get a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years on the parts and the electronics and 2 years on labor, before you buy make sure to check out the Sole E35 too, as usual, send us feedback here.