The SOLE E35 is the little brother of SOLE E95 with almost identical features with a slightly lower maximum weight capacity, smaller LCD screen and a lighter flywheel.
Other than those, it is basically the same animal as the E95. Built the same way, it has an equally solid and sturdy built weight at 215 lbs, same as the E95.
Slightly more affordable than the E95 ($1700), the E35 is around $1300.
Loaded with almost the same features as the E95, the E35 is a really good machine to have for users with different fitness levels which is why it has been used by many hotels for their fitness gyms, like the Hilton.
Comfort – 4.5
It has the same comfort level as SOLE E95 because they are built the same way.
It has the 2-degree inward tilting large foot pads that lessens the stress on the knees and ankles and also has the 20-22 stride length that enables the user to workout properly according to their preference.
Features like the built-in fan, MP3 ready speakers and bottle holder comes standard for the E35 as well.
Construction Quality -4.5
The SOLE E35 has the same solid built as the E95 and weights the same (215 lbs.) It is made from the same material so it is equally sturdy and table.
One user from Amazon.com talked about his experience with the SOLE E35. “I’m 6’4″ 250 and this thing is stable for me… this elliptical has held up for heavy usage,”
Using the E35 for over five years daily with no major issues is great value. It can support up to 375 lbs. which is quite an advantage because most people will be lighter than that.
The E35 is equally challenging to assemble but once done, it will provide a stable and solid platform for working out.
Technological Features – 4.5
The SOLE E35 also has the 20 – 22 inches stride length and its heavy 29 lbs flywheel provides a great ride for the user plus a high gear ratio.
It has a 20 resistance level system coupled with the powered incline function that can go up to 30 degrees that is easily controlled with a touch of a button can provide a challenging workout for anybody.
Variable resistance and inclination settings allow the user to target specific muscle groups. It also comes with a six standard, two custom and two heart rate workout options giving any user a good range of choices of workout intensity.
The E35 also has the wireless chest pad and pulse-rate sensor on the stationary handle bars is great for continuously monitoring the user’s heart rate through the 7.5 inch LCD monitor.
The built-in fan, speakers and bottle holder completes the package for the user. The SOLE E35 can provide a great workout for novice to the more advanced fitness enthusiast.
Workout Effectiveness – 3.5
The relatively heavy flywheel of 29 lbs. provides a stable platform for the user and with a good range of choices between resistance and incline settings, the E35 can really make anybody sweat.
It still falls a bit short in the pre-set workout programs having only six, with two custom and two heart rate programs.
The four rear wheels ensure a smooth and stable ride by reducing the side-to-side foot pedal motion; any user can push their workout as hard as the E35 will allow them without the worry that it might give way somewhere.
There is also no worry that the user’s foot will slip to the side since the foot pedals are quite large that means they will have freedom of movement and focus on their workout getting the best of whatever workout option they choose.
Size and Storage – 4
The SOLE E35 is quite large and not very advisable for space conscious people. It measures 83x27x58 inches (LxWxH) and not that easy to “store”.
The SOLE E35 is not really designed to be folder and kept somewhere. It is designed to produce and be used hard. Some users have questioned if they will hit the ceiling if they use it.
According to a user from Amazon.com, “At maximum incline (level 20) the average height of the foot pedals is roughly 18″ from the floor. The maximum height from the floor of a single pedal is 24″ but the weight will be shifted to the lower pedal then.” Which means the elevation is not going to be quite an issue.
Price – 4.5
SOLE E35 is around $1300 and is quite affordable considering the features it brings to the table.
It weight capacity and solid built makes it quite desirable and the machine of choice for its price bracket.
It is also very quiet and smooth for its size, overall, a good investment for people who wants to have a great machine in their house.
Extras – 4.5
It has the usual lifetime coverage on frame, five years for parts and two years in labor.
As expected with SOLE, customer service is something that consumers really enjoy about it.
The relatively quick response time and most repairs are done within a few days of the service call.
Service and warranty for the SOLE E35 is pretty solid and consumers are quite happy with it.