This weekend I bought a car. I did considerable research on the Internet, comparing price, features, customer testimonials and third party reviews. My primarily focus was to purchase a fuel efficient model. I'm trying to do my part to save the planet.
I looked at several budget models. Their price was very appealing for under $ 14,000. After serious consideration I ended up with a Honda Accord. It cost six thousand more, but I new I was getting the very best value for my money. Also, I was getting a car built to last.
When you buy a treadmill, there are numerous models to choose from. Some as cheap as $ 400, but are they built to last. With a warranty that covers 90 days parts and labor you can assume they are not.
I worked in the treadmill industry for a number of years. I am very familiar with the different brands and how they match up. Recently I have been particularly impressed with a relative newcomer, Sole Fitness. No this was not the company I worked for. In fact, they were a competitor.
Sole has been building some quality machines, and consequently their market share has been gradually growing. There are several features that make their treadmills stand-out.
- Their treadmills have an excellent reputation. In fact, they are used exclusively by Hilton and other hotels worldwide for In Room Fitness. If the Sole treadmills are used in a commercial setting in hotels, think how they will hold up in your home.
- They have one of the best warranties in the industry, which is another indication of their quality. Most of their treadmills come with a 30 year motor, 5 year parts and 2 year labor warranty .
- They've received a "Best Buy" rating from Treadmill Doctor. One of the most reliable source, other than my site, for treadmill reviews.
I am particularly impressed with the Sole F80. It sort of reminds me of my Honda Accord, although the Sole F80 has a better warranty. What are the similarities of the Honda Accord and the Sole F80. First, neither are the best products available in their industry. There are better cars than the Accord, as there are better treadmills than the Sole F80. If money is no object you definitely should consider a True, Precor or Landice treadmill.
But like the Honda Accord, the Sole F80 is one of the best values in its price range (Approximately $ 1,500). And similar to the Accord it has some nice standard features like, a 2.5 continuous duty motor, 20 "x 55" running surface, heart rate control, 2 ¾ "rollers and once again, that excellent warranty.
When I buy a car I want a machine that is reliable, performs to my expectations, and requires low-maintenance. And guess what? My criteria for purchasing a treadmill is exactly the same. So if you are in the market for a treadmill, I suggest you check out the Sole F80. They are sold online and some of the larger sporting goods retailers.