SOLE E95 vs E55 

During this pandemic, exercising outside can be dangerous albeit wearing proper clothes and mask. With the number of patients keep on rising, people are urged to stay at home to suppress the spread of the pandemic.

Thus, exercising inside is the best option to keep your body healthy. Among many other workout equipment, elliptical trainer is popular option for exercising in form of stair climbing, walking, or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries. For this reason, elliptical trainer is famous for low impact exercise and it’s suitable for people with some injuries to stay fit without doing too much.

Sole treadmills are one of the most popular brands preferred by hotels nationwide for in room fitness programs. They produce treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes that both performs and holds up under rigorous use and conditions. Two of the best sellers ellipticals are the Sole E95 and E55, which one is the winner? Let’s find out.

Sole E95

Awarded “Best Buy” by The Fitness Official and Fit Rated, Sole E95 offer some amazing features. Valued at $1,799.99, Sole E95 provides easy to use electronic support with vibrant display. The electronic supports built in speakers which allow you to hook up any MP3 player for listening to your favorite music, audio books or podcast. While working out, you can have the freedom of using your smart devices to watch favorite shows or simply use the device on the integrated tablet holder. Along with that, E95 comes with in-built USB Port to allow you to charge your device and using it at the same time.

As you work out, your body heat is increased and you become thirsty which can cause discomfort but E95 will take care of that with a built-in cooling fan and water bottle holder to assist you for most comfortable work out experience. Read also: Sole E95 vs Nordictrack FS7i.

Equipped with Bluetooth Technology Sole E95 allows you the freedom to transfer workout data from their Sole fitness equipment to their smart device.  You can download and track the information on the Sole app for free or have their fitness data be transferred to any of the following fitness apps (Fitbit, Record, Mapmyrun, Apple Health).

 SOLE E95SOLE E55 
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Product Dimensions64 x 34 x 24 inches66 x 33 x 23 inches
Shipping Weight236 Pounds214 Pounds

Moving to the design, Sole E95 is features custom designed foot pedals. These unique foot pedals were developed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist and together with Sole engineers, they designed a 2 degrees inward slope to the foot pedals which reduce ankle and knee stress that’s common to find during working out. The food pedals are also adjustable because everyone’s feet are different so it’s important to adjust the pedals to fit the way you walk which helps to reduce the numb toe effects and sore Achilles tendons helping users to feel less uncomfortable and more focused on accomplishing goals. It also includes oversized foot pedals with durable foam cushioning which allows for additional comfort during workout.

However, Sole E95 isn’t ideal for people with short strides. It cannot download new workouts and it doesn’t come with as many programs as most similarly priced models. The Sole E95 is not compact, it requires spacious room and it doesn’t fold for storage. The machine is quite heavy, but there is a holder on the back to enable for moving it around the room.

Sole E55

Sole E95 is substantially smaller and more compact designed than the E95. Priced at $1,499.99, measures about 6-feet long x 2-feet wide. It features large and easy to use LCD blue backlit electronic console which has all the features of a health club model and includes a built-in cooling fan and water bottle holder. The console also has built in speakers which allow you to hook up any MP3 player (iPod, etc.) for easy listening.

The E55 has 10-item workout menus. Each workout allow adjustment on the elliptical machine’s resistance and incline. The choices are manual mode, five standard elliptical workout programs (Cardio, Fat Burn, Hill, Interval and Strength), two heart rate controlled workouts and two programs created and saved by the user. Any trainee using the Sole Fitness App can set up a user profile to benefit from custom programming.

E55 offers upper body exercise to provide a total body workout. You can incline and control resistance with integrated handles for convenient use a stationary handle bars with built-in pulse sensors for monitoring your heart rate. To monitor your heart rate during work out, a heart rate chest strap is also included for hands free pulse monitoring and heart rate interactive programs.

Similar to E95, the E55 has Bluetooth audio speakers so you can connect and listen to your music from your smart devices through the speakers on the console. You can put your devices on the integrated tablet holder to watch shows or follow workout routines and with USB Port, you don’t have to worry about low battery as it’s able to simultaneously charge your smart devices while working out. Equipped with Bluetooth technology, E55 allows users the freedom to transfer workout data via Bluetooth, from their Sole fitness equipment to their smart device.  The workout data is downloadable and trackable on the Sole app for free or have their fitness data be transferred to any of the following fitness apps (Fitbit, Record, Mapmyrun, Apple Health).

Sole E55 features custom designed foot pedals. These unique foot pedals were developed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist and together with Sole engineers, they designed a 2 degrees inward slope to the foot pedals which reduce ankle and knee stress that’s common to find during working out. The food pedals are also adjustable because everyone’s feet are different so it’s important to adjust the pedals to fit the way you walk which helps to reduce the numb toe effects and sore Achilles tendons helping users to feel less uncomfortable and more focused on accomplishing goals. It also includes oversized foot pedals with durable foam cushioning which allows for additional comfort during workout.

SOLE E95 vs E55 

- Program Listed-10. Pulse Grips and Chest Strap Compatible. Heart Rate Monitor.
- Chest Strap Included. Cooling -Fans. Sound System.
- Water Bottle Holder Included. - Flywheel Weight (lbs) 27 lbs.. Pedal Size-Not Listed.
- Maximum Stride Length- Adjustable 20"-22". Incline Power Adjustable 1-20 Adjustable 10 Positions. Pedals Cushioned.
- High-quality elliptical trainer with heavy 30-pound flywheel for full-body workouts
- High gear ratio delivers smooth workout with plenty of top-end resistance
- Oversized foot pedals with 2-degree inward slope reduce ankle and knee stress
- 16 resistance levels and 10 total programs (two custom and two heart rate); 20-inch stride length

Conclusion

The main difference between Sole E95 and E55 is the height and weight. Sole E95 is more sturdy and heavy while E55 is more lightweight. Nonetheless, Sole E55 delivers incredible performance with more affordable price and it deserves to be the winner.

 

 

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