Sole E25 Elliptical Trainer

8.5 Total Score

Sole, has branded the Sole E25 Elliptical Trainer “Priced to Please, Built to Perform.” Their expert judgments in regard to this elliptical, is a pretty perfect depiction of the trainer. If you decide to buy Sole E25, it most likely is one of the better options because of its full of impressive features.

Build Quality

At a Glance: Sole E25 Elliptical
Capacity350 lb.
Price RangeUnder $1000
Fly Wheel Weight25 lbs
Stride length20-to-22-inch
Dimension27 x 58 x 71 inches
InclinePower Incline
HR MonitorContact & Wireless

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  • Variable stride
  • Power incline

  • Pedals are not adjustable
  • Customer complain: peddle slipping off, Roller wheel problem

Power incline, long stride, heavy flywheel, good brand image: Sole E25 has it all. There are 2 different version of this model are available online. Please always look for the 2013 model; as that has better warranty coverage and better console (Build Quality is same). This model features:

  • Power adjustable stride
  • 10 programs
  • 20 – 22 inch stride
  • Power incline
  • Conformable custom designed Articulating foot pedal
  •  Pulse Grips &Wireless heart rate monitor
  • Good quality fan, water bottle holder (& a free bottle) and 2 speakers
  • Measures 27 by 58 by 71 inches (W x H x D)

Sole E25 vs E35

Sole E35Sole E25
Stride20-to-22-inch maximum stride length20-to-22-inch maximum stride length
Display7.5” (blue backlit)6.5” (blue backlit)
Dimension27 by 58 by 83 inches (W x H x D)27 by 58 by 71 inches (W x H x D)
Handle barsole-e35-handlebarsole-e25-handlebar
Weight215 lbs189 lbs
Flywheel29 lbs25 lbs
Adjustable PedalsYesNo
Weight Capacity(lbs.):375 lbs.350 lbs.
WarrantyFrame: lifetime Parts & Electronics: 5 year Labor: 2 yearsFrame: lifetime Parts & Electronics: 3 year Labor: 1 years

Build Quality

This elliptical looks expensive and feels very good. But for some reason there is big difference between the Build Quality of this one and E35.

But you consider the price range; it is still one of the best trainer under $1000. It’s very quiet and run smoothly. The structure of the machine feels well-made while the covers are made of plastic. If you have done the 4th step in you assembly properly, your elliptical should look like a high end gym equipment (what it really is!).

Heart rate Monitor

It comes with a chest strap heart rate monitor which we love! It works perfectly every time we tested it (batteries are included in the strap). There are 2 heart rate programs, that you can take advantage of using their great HRS. we request not to use the stationary handle’s heart rate sensor, while doing the heart rate program. Because the reading on that shows 5 point (on average) discrepancy with a polar wireless HRM.


A single person can assemble this unit, but we strongly recommend 2 people (It will make the process very easy). To hold your handlebar, console and footpad; you will need that second person. Keep in mind that this trainer is heavy, try to unbox it where you will finally place it.

Difficulty level of assembling this unit is “medium”. Please download the user manual and read the 4 steps before your start to put it together. Their manual they ship with the unit can be hard to read because of small images and font. Download the PDF, so you can zoom and understand all the steps properly.

TIP – the first two parts you attach are a carry bar at one end of the base and wheels at the other end allowing you to tip and wheel the heavy base part relatively easily. It is worth doing this and then using the bar and wheels to get the heavy part where you need it to be.

Have a look at the assembly video (this video is for E35, but assembly process is similar).

Display and Console

The 6.5 inch display is easy to read and supported by blue backlit LCD display. Display shos current incline level, time worked out, distance travelled, RPM, current program, heart rate zone, pulse rate, calorie burned, resistance level and name of the current program.


Buttons in the console are very straight forward. All 10 programs can be easily selected from individual buttons. Incline and resistance level also has 5 different buttons on left and right side of LCD display.




This trainer has 10 programs: 6 standard pre-set programs (Manual, Hill, Fat burn, Cardio, Strength, and Interval), 2 user specific custom programs and 2 heart rate programs. Each of the program has their individual button on the console.


This trainer comes with a lifetime warranty on frame, 5 years on electronics and parts and 2 years on labor. So, even though some customers are having issue with some Build Quality, you can overcome them with this great warranty period. But sometime customer service of sole is reported to be slow.

Previous version only had 3 years warranty for parts and 1 year for labour. But after listening to customers requirement they have updated their warranty period, this means Sole is reacting in a positive way to customer demand.


Sole E25 was considered to be the best elliptical trainer under $1000, but slowly it’s losing its place. Mostly because of their customer service and customer complain on Build Quality (Many users have experienced paddles slipping off and the roller wheel being damaged). The unit we tested did not have any issue with the Build Quality. We strongly suggest you to be very careful while you assemble this unit.

When it was released, it was considered to match the quality of Sole E35 (which it excellent in every possible way). But unfortunately E35 is $300 more than this E25. If you cannot increase your budget, we suggest you look for our list of top 10 elliptical under $1000.


Technical Specifications

  • Entry-level elliptical trainer with heavy 19-pound flywheel for smooth performance
  • Power incline feature adds resistance while targeting different muscle groups
  • Vibrant 6.25-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, and resistance
  • Integrated sound system; oversized, custom-designed foot pedals
  • Built-in cooling fans;
  • 325-pound capacity
  • weighs 189 pounds
Stride length20 inches
Front driveYes
Cushioned footpadNo, But Oversized, custom-designed foot pedals
Resistance typeECB magnetic
Resistance levels16
Adjustable pedalsNo
Upper bodyYes
DisplayVibrant 6.25-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, and resistanceIntegrated sound system;
programs“Profile matrix: Yes , Standard programs: 9,User-defined programs: 1 “
Cooling fansYes
Water bottle/accessory holdersYes
Capacity325 pounds
Weight189 pounds
FrameLifetime on frame;
Parts and Electronics3 years on parts and electronics; 1 year on labor
Shipping Information
Dimensions66 x 34 x 23 inches
Weight240 pounds

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Stride20 inch20 inch20 – 22 inch20 inch
Resistance25 Lveles20 Levels1620 Level
Incline10 degree motorized ramp20 Level Power Incline30% adjustable inclinePower incline, 5% intervals
DisplayLCD DisplayLED DisplayLCD DisplayLED Display
Heart Rate MonitorContact Grips and Telemetric (wireless Strap not included)Contact Grips and TelemetricContact Grips and TelemetricContact Grips and Telemetric
User Weight300 lbs325 lbs350 lbs325 lbs
Extra Perks3 speed fan, USB charging & data export to Schwinn connect &, speaker, Goal TrackerMP3/iPod input jack + built-in Speakers
SixStar Certified™ frame
iFit technology, Dual wheel rollers,
2% inward slope on foot pedals,
MP3 jack + speakers Cooling Fan,
Cushioned, Slip-Resistant Pedals
SIXStar Certified ,
Pivoting foot plate,
MaxTone Arch Pedal footpad
WarrantyFrame: 10 years
Mechanical: 2 years
Electrical: 1 year
Labor: 90 days
Lifetime Frame,
3 Years Parts,
1 Year Labor
Lifetime Frame;
3 Years Parts & Electronics; 1 Year Labor
Lifetime Frame;
2 Years Parts & Electronics; 1 Year Labor
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Mark Tornetta
Mark Tornetta

I just purchased the E-25 for my daughter, inside of the same week the left wheel came off the track twice. i contacted sole they told me to clean track, then loose wheel nut and move wheel to rear of track and re-tighten. then lightly lubricate track. After reading some other reviews I found out this is a common problem. Then I also read Sole does not stand behind there product, hope thats not true. we shall see?