This is my take on the whole matter of the Sole E25 vs E35 elliptical trainer.
If you’re shopping for a piece of home fitness equipment, you can’t go wrong with an elliptical trainer and some of the most popular elliptical machines on the market are available from Sole Fitness.
Two of their most popular models are the E25 and the E35 (new 2017 models released in 2016).
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On this page we are going to look at the similarities and differences between the two models.
Let the Sole E25 vs E35 showdown begin.
The new E25 is available for approximately $1000 ($999.99 to be precise) while the new E35 is available for approximately $1400 ($1399.99 to be precise).
The E35 is more expensive but it is also a model that comes with additional features that are lacking in E25.
Both models are front drive elliptical machines.
This means that the flywheel mechanism is in front of the pedals. The new E25 features a 20 pound flywheel while the E35 features a larger, 25 pound flywheel.
In addition to having a more heavy duty flywheel, the E35 is a bit larger than the E25. The E25 machine is 24 inches wide, and the E35 machine is 31 inches wide. The E25 is just 70 inches long and that E35 is 82 inches long. The E35 also has a higher maximum user capacity. The maximum capacity for the E25 is 350 pounds while the maximum user capacity for the E35 is 375 pounds.
Both models have handles that allow you to work your upper body while using the machine as well as stationary handrails that you can hold onto if you only want to work your lower body.
The console of the E25 and the E35 are the same.
There is an LCD display that shows you information such as elapsed time, distance covered, heart rate, calories burned etc.
Both units also have internal speakers that you can plug an MP3 player into so you can listen to your favorite music while you work out.
Both models feature the same built-in programs that will alter the resistance and incline throughout your workout.
Both machines also have buttons that will allow you to manually adjust the incline and the resistance.
One nice feature that the Sole E35 has that the E25 is lacking is a telemetry belt. This belt has a wireless heart rate monitor that wraps around your chest and sends information to the console. The E25 can be used with a telemetry belt but the belt is not included and must be purchased separately.
For the Sole E25 elliptical, Sole Fitness offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, three-year warranty on electronics, three years on parts, and one year for labor.
Likewise, the Sole E35 has a lifetime warranty on the frame, five-year warranty on electronics, five years on parts, and two years for labor.
Sole E25 vs E35 – Conclusion
The Sole E35 is $400 more than the E25 but when you consider the better warranty, the heavier flywheel that offers more resistance, and the increased maximum user capacity of the E35, the additional cost is quite easily justified.
Still, if you are considering the Sole E25, check out my previously published in-depth Sole elliptical E25 review.
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