Sole E95s Elliptical Review
This front-drive trainer can withstand user weights of up to 400 pounds with its 38mm steel frame that is very durable. This model is not particularly compact, but it does come with transport wheels for easy mobility. There are multiple adjustable features to this model that include a power adjustable stride, multiple levels of resistance, and adjustable console. The power adjustable stride can go from 18” to 24”, and the resistance levels range from 0 to 20. The adjustable console moves in an up/down motion so it’s easy to adjust for varying heights.
The foot pedals are a comfortable 15″, designed with a 2 degree inward slope to reduce the stress on ankles and feet that can be common on other elliptical trainers. This is both a comfort and safety feature.
The console area is equipped with a large 9″ LCD display that gives you the basic workout readouts, along with 10 built-in workout programs that include 6 standard programs, 2 custom programs, and 2 heart rate programs. The E95S allows you to monitor your heart either wirelessly (chest strap is included) or using the pulse grip sensors built into the stationary handlebars. There are also multi-positional moving handlebars in addition to the stationary, which can also be used for stability when working the lower body. Other features of the console include one large water bottle holder, an accessories cup, a built-in cooling fan, built-in speakers, and an audio plug-in.
Sole offers a warranty for this model that covers the lifetime of the frame, 5 years on electronics, and 5 years on parts.
Our Favorite Features
- Multiple adjustable features like a power adjustable stride, adjustable console and multiple levels of resistance
- Large display screen with a 9-inch LCD adjustable screen
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Heavy weight capacity at 400 pounds
- Solid steel frame design
- Impressive, long-lasting warranty with lifetime on frame and 5 years parts and electronics
- Chest strap is included for easy wireless heart rate monitoring
Sole E95s Elliptical - Notable Specs:
|Compact / Folding:||No|
|Stride Length:||18” - 24”|
|Weight Capacity:||400 LBS|
|Dimensions:||84" L x 32" W x 70" H|
Our Least Favorite Features
- Front-drive design can be an uncomfortable design for people with back issues
- Bulkier design/ not compact
- Shabby program variety with only 10 options
The Bottom Line
The E95 is a wildly popular model by Sole, and the E95S only steps up a notch with more features to love, and for only a few hundred dollars more too! The E95S is specifically designed to be a machine for multiple users, with tons of customizable options that many other elliptical trainers lack. With so many adjustable options and comfort features, it really is very easy to get in a good workout on this model no matter your height, size, or skill level. For just over $2,000, it is a bit of an investment, but with such an impressive warranty, it’s worth the money and we recommend the E95S as a highly reliable, easy to use elliptical trainer.