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Thank you for your purchase of this quality treadmill from SOLE. Your new treadmill
has been manufactured by one of the leading fitness manufacturers in the world and
is backed by one of the most comprehensive warranties available. SOLE will do all
we can to make your ownership experience as pleasant as possible for many years
- to come.
If you have any questions about your new product or questions about the warranty
contact SOLE Fitness at 1-866-780-SOLE (7653). If you have a technical problem
with your new treadmill contact SOLE technical service at 866-MYSOLE1
Please take a moment at this time to record below the name of the dealer, their
telephone number, and the date of purchase for easy contact in the future. We
appreciate your confidence in SOLE and we will always remember that you are the
reason that we are in business. Please complete and mail your registration card
today and enjoy your new treadmill.
Yours in Health,
SOLE Fitness
Name of Dealer
Telephone Number of Dealer
Purchase Date
Product Registration
Please record the Serial Number of this fitness product in the space provided below.
Serial Number
The self-addressed product registration card must be completed in full and returned to SOLE.
You can also go to under the support tab to register online.
F80 / F83 / F85_2009 ver.A
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING - Read all instructions before using this appliance.
DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock disconnect your SOLE treadmill from
the electrical outlet prior to cleaning and/or service work.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons,
install the treadmill on a flat level surface with access to a nominal 110-volt, 15-amp,
grounded outlet with only the treadmill plugged into the circuit.
shock or fire hazard may result along with computer malfunctions. See Grounding
Instructions, page 4.
Ш Do not operate treadmill on deeply padded, plush or shag carpet. Damage to both carpet
and treadmill may result.
Bl Do not block the rear of the treadmill. Provide a minimum of 3 1/2 feet clearance between
the rear of the treadmill and any fixed object.
BB Keep children away from the treadmill. There are obvious pinch points and other caution
areas that can cause harm.
H Keep hands away from all moving parts.
Ш Never operate the treadmill if it has a damaged cord or plug. If the treadmill is not working
properly, call your dealer.
Ш Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
Ш Do not operate where aerosol spray products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered. Sparks from the motor may ignite a highly gaseous environment.
Ш Never drop or insert any object into any openings.
BB Do not use outdoors.
IN To disconnect, turn all controls to the off position, remove tether cord, then remove
the plug from the outlet.
№ Do not attempt to use your treadmill for any purpose other than for the purpose it is
HE The pulse sensors are not medical devices. Various factors, including the users
movement, may affect the accuracy of heart rate readings. The pulse sensors are
intended only as exercise aids in determining heart rate trends in general.
MN Use handrails provided; they are for your safety.
MN Wear proper shoes. High heels, dress shoes, sandals or bare feet are not suitable for use on
your treadmill. Quality athletic shoes are recommended to avoid leg fatigue.
Remove tether cord after use to prevent unauthorized treadmill operation. SAVE
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Important Electrical Information i
NEVER use a ground fault circuit interrupt (GFCI) wall outlet with this treadmill. As with any
appliance with a large motor, the GFCI will trip often. Route the power cord away from any
moving part of the treadmill including the elevation mechanism and transport wheels. I
NEVER remove any cover without first disconnecting AC power. If voltage varies by ten percent
(10%) or more, the performance of your treadmill may be affected. Such conditions are not
covered under your warranty. If you suspect the voltage is low, contact your local power company
or a licensed electrician for proper testing. See Diagnosis Guide, page 26.
NEVER expose this treadmill to rain or moisture. This product is NOT designed for use outdoors,
near a pool or spa, or in any other high humidity environment. The temperature specification is
40 degrees c, and humidity is 95%, non-condensing (no water drops forming on surfaces).
Circuit breakers: Some circuit breakers used in homes are not rated for high inrush currents that
can occur when a treadmill is first turned on or even during normal use. If your treadmill is tripping
the house circuit breaker (even though it is the proper current rating) but the circuit breaker on the
treadmill itself does not trip, you will need to replace the home breaker with a high inrush type. This
is not a warranty defect. This is a condition we as a manufacture have no ability to control. This
part is available through most electrical supply stores. Examples: Grainger part # 1D237, or
available online at part # QO120HM.
Grounding Instructions
This product must be grounded. If the treadmill’s electrical system should malfunction or
breakdown grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current, reducing the risk of
electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
DANGER - Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a
risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt
as to whether the product is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
product if it will not fit the outlet; have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
This product is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounding plug that looks like the
plug illustrated below. A temporary adapter that looks like the adapter illustrated below may be
used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown below if a properly grounded outlet is
not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet,
(shown below) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear-lug, or the
like, extending from the adapter, must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly
grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal
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Important Operation Instructions
® NEVER operate this treadmill without reading and completely understanding the results of any
operational change you request from the computer.
e Understand that changes in speed and incline do not occur immediately. Set your desired
speed on the computer console and release the adjustment key. The computer will obey the
command gradually.
® NEVER use your treadmill during an electrical storm. Surges may occur in your household
power supply due to lightening strikes that could damage treadmill components. Unplug the
treadmill power cord as a precaution.
® Use caution while participating in other activities while walking on your treadmill; such as
watching television, reading, etc. These distractions may cause you to lose balance or stray
from walking in the center of the belt; which may result in serious injury.
® NEVER mount or dismount the treadmill while the belt is moving. SOLE treadmills start with at a
very low speed and it is unnecessary to straddle the belt during start up. Simply standing on the
belt during slow acceleration is proper after you have learned to operate the unit.
Always hold on to a handrail or hand bar while making control changes (incline, speed, etc.).
Do not use excessive pressure on console control keys. They are precision set to function
properly with little finger pressure. Pushing harder is not going to make the unit go faster or
slower. If you feel the buttons are not functioning properly with normal pressure contact your
SOLE dealer.
Safety Tether Cord
A safety tether cord is provided with this unit. It is a simple magnetic design that should be used
at all times. It is for your safety should you fall or move too far back on the tread-belt.
Pulling this safety tether cord will stop tread-belt movement.
To Use:
1. Place the magnet into position on the red oval portion of the console control head. Your
treadmill will not start and operate without this. Removing the magnet also secures the treadmill
from unauthorized use.
2. Fasten the plastic clip onto your clothing securely to assure good holding power. Note: The
magnet has strong enough power to minimize accidental, unexpected stopping. The clip should
be attached securely to make certain it does not come off. Be familiar with its function and
limitations. The treadmill will stop, depending on speed, with a one to two step coast anytime the -
magnet is pulled off the console. Use the red Stop / Pause switch in normal operation.
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Assembly Instructions (F80/ F83 / F85)
Serious injury could occur if this folding treadmill is not unpacked properly.
There is a Velcro strap installed around the treadmill base that prevents the treadmill from
unfolding accidentally during shipping. If this strap is not removed properly the treadmill could
spring open unexpectedly and cause injury if someone is standing near the treadmill when the
strap is removed.
To ensure your personal safety during removal of the shipping strap please make sure the
treadmill is positioned flat on the ground, in the orientation it would be in if you were using the
treadmill. Do not turn the treadmill up on its side while removing the shipping strap. This could
cause the treadmill’s folding mechanism to spring open. If the end of the Velcro strap (that you
need to grab to remove it) happens to be under the treadmill deck, reach under the deck to grab it,
but do not tilt the treadmill up to gain access to the strap end.
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Phillips Head Screw (8 pcs) Speed Nut Clip (6pcs) Split Washer (4pcs)
#130. 5/16” x1/2” #122. 3.5x12 M/M #120. 5x 16 m/m
Button Head Socket Bolt (8 pcs) Sheet Metal Screw (4 pcs) Self Tapping Screw (6 pcs)
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Button Head Socket bolt (4pcs) Button Head Socket bolt (4pcs)
#75. Safety Key (1pc) #30.Lubricant (1pc)
#131. Combination WS Alen a) #132.M6 Allen Wrench (1pc)
& Phillips Head Ser er (1 pc)
Step 1.
Remove the treadmill from the carton and lay it aside on smooth, level ground.
E Step 2.
1. Install the six Speed Nut Clips (#128) on the Frame Base left and right side.
2. Install the Frame Base Caps (#61 & #62) through the Upright tubes (#4 & #5), and connect the
Lower Computer Cable (#49) to the Middle Computer Cable (#50).
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E Step 3.
Install the Upright Tubes (#4 & #5) into the Frame Base (#2) with eight 5/16”x1/2” Button Head
Socket Bolts (#130) by using the Combination M5 Allen Wrench & Phillips Head Screw Driver
E Step 4.
Install the Frame Base Caps (#61 & #62) on the Frame Base (#2) with six 5x16m/m self tapping
screws (#120) by using the Combination M5 Allen Wrench & Phillips Head Screw Driver (#131).
E Step 5.
1. Connect the Speed Adjustment Switch Cable (454) to the Speed Cable, Upper (437).
2. Connect the Incline Adjustment Switch Cable (#55) to the Incline Cable, Upper (#38).
3. Connect the Computer Cable, Middle (#50) and Computer Cable, Upper (#48).
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H Step 6.
Install the Console Assembly (#52) into the Upright Tubes (#4 & #5) with four 3/8°x1-3/4" Button
Head Socket Bolts (#133) and four 10mm Split Washers (#113) by using the M6 Allen Wrench
Ш Step 7
Install the Left Handgrip Side Caps (#63 & #65), Right Handgrip Side Caps (#66 & #67) on the
Upright Tubes (#4 & #5) and Console Support (#6) with eight M5x10mm Phillips Head Screws
(#134) and four 3.5x12mm Sheet Metal Screws (#122) by using the Combination M5 Allen
Wrench & Phillips Head Screw Driver (#131).
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E Step 8.
1. Install the Handrail Support (15) between the Upright Tubes (5,4) with four 5/16”x 3/4” Button
Head Socket Bolts (152).
2. Putthe Beverage Holder (150) on the Handrail Support (15).
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Folding Instructions
Do not attempt to move the unit unless it is in the folded and locked position. Be sure the power
cord is secured to avoid possible damage. Use both handrails to maneuver the unit to the
desired position.
Ш To Fold The Treadmill:
Make certain the treadmill is at minimum incline. Lift the treadmill running deck until it is
secured by the locking telescoping tube assembly in center back of base.
Ш To Unfold The Treadmill:
Apply slight forward pressure* on the treadmill running deck with one hand. Pull down
on the unlocking lever and slowly lower the running deck to the floor. The deck will lower
unassisted when it reaches about waist high.
*At the rear roller area to relieve pressure on the locking system.
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The treadmill is equipped with four transport wheels which are engaged when the treadmill is
folded. After folding simply roll the treadmill away.
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Getting Started:
Power the treadmill on by plugging it into an appropriate wall outlet, then turn on the power
switch located at the front of the treadmill below the motor hood. Ensure that the safety key is
installed, as the treadmill will not power on without it.
When the power is turned on, all the lights on the display will light for a short time. Then the Time
and Distance windows will display Odometer readings for a short time. The Time window will
show how many hours the treadmill has been in use and the Distance window will show how
many miles (or Kilometers if the treadmill is set to metric readings; see maintenance for changing
settings) the treadmill has gone. A message will be displayed showing the current software
version. The treadmill will then enter idle mode, which is the starting point for operation.
Quick-Start Operation:
STEP 1: Press and release any key to wake the display up (if not already on).
Note: Installing the tether key will also wake up the console.
STEP 2: Press and release the Start key to begin belt movement at 0.5 mph, then adjust to the
desired speed using the Fast: / Slow keys (console or hand rail). You may also use the rapid
speed keys 2 through 12 to set to a specific speed directly.
STEP 3: To slow tread-belt press and hold the Slow key (console or hand rail) to the desired
speed. You may also press the rapid speed adjust keys, 2 through 12.
STEP 4: To stop the tread-belt press and release red Stop key.
Treadmill Features:
STEP 1: When the treadmill is running the pause feature may be utilized by pressing the red
Stop key once. This will slowly decelerate the tread-belt to a stop. The incline will go to zero
percent. The Time, Distance and Calorie readings will hold while the unit is in the pause mode.
After 5 minutes the display will reset and return to the start up screen.
STEP 2: To resume your exercise when in Pause mode, press the Start key. The speed
and incline will return to their previous settings.
® Pressing the Stop key twice will end the program and a workout summary will be displayed.
If the Stop button is pressed a third time, the console will return to the idle mode (start up)
screen. If the Stop button is held down for more than 3 seconds the console will reset.
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e Incline may be adjusted anytime after the belt starts moving.
e Press and hold the Adjust AVY keys (console or hand rail) to achieve desired level of effort.
You may also choose a more rapid increase / decrease by selecting desired key, 2 through
12, on left hand side of console (incline).
The display will indicate incline numbers as percent of grade (the same as grade of a road)
as adjustments are made.
Dot Matrix Center Display (Manual Operation):
Ten rows of red dots indicate each level of a workout. The dots are only to show an approximate
level (speed/incline) of effort. They do not necessarily indicate a specific value - only an
approximate percent to compare levels of intensity. In Manual Operation the Speed / Incline dot
matrix window will build a profile “picture” as values are changed during a workout. There are
twenty-four columns, which indicate time. The 24 columns are divided into 1/24™ of the total time
of the program. When the time is counting up from zero (as in quick start) each column represents
1 minute.
Next to the Dot Matrix window are three LED lights labeled: Track, Speed and Incline, along with
a display button. When the Track LED is lit the dot matrix displays the Track profile, when the
Speed LED is lit the Dot matrix displays the Speed profile and when the Incline LED is lit the Dot
Matrix displays the Incline profile. You may change the Dot Matrix profile view by pressing the
Display button. After scrolling through the three profiles the Dot matrix will automatically scroll
through the three displays showing each one for four seconds. The LED associated with each
profile will blink while that view is displayed. One more press of the Display button will return you
to the Track profile.
1/4-Mile Track:
The 1/4-mile track (0.4 km) will be displayed around the dot matrix window. The flashing dot
indicates your progress. In the center of the track there is a lap counter for reference.
Pulse Grip Feature:
The Pulse (Heart Rate) window will display your current heart rate in beats per minute during the
workout. You must use both left and right stainless steel sensors on the front cross bar to pick up
your pulse. Pulse values are displayed anytime the computer is receiving a Grip Pulse signal. You
may not use the Grip Pulse feature while in Heart Rate Control. Note: Refer to Important Safety
Instructions (page 3) concerning Pulse Grip operation. The grip sensors may not be accurate when you
are running on the treadmill.
Calorie Display:
Displays the cumulative calories burned at any given time during your workout. Note: This is only a
rough guide used for comparison of different exercise sessions, which cannot be used for medical
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To Turn Treadmill Off:
The display will automatically turn off (blank out) after 30 minutes of inactivity. This function is
called sleep mode. In sleep mode, the treadmill will power down most everything except for a
minimum of circuitry for detecting key presses and the safety key so it will start up again if these
are activated. There is only a tiny amount of current used in sleep mode (about the same as
your TV when it is turned off) and it is perfectly fine to leave the main power switch on in sleep
Of course you may also remove the safety key or turn off the main power switch to power down the
Programmable Features
The New SOLE Series of treadmills offer five preset programs, two user defined programs, two
heart rate control programs and one Manual program, for a total of ten programs.
To Select and start a Program:
STEP 1: Press the desired program from the 10 available program keys. Then press the enter key to
begin customizing the program with your personal data, or just press the start key to begin the
program with the default settings.
STEP 2: After selecting a program and pressing enter to set your personal data, the Time window
will blink with the default value of 20 minutes. You may use any of the up/down keys to adjust the
time. After adjusting the time, press enter. (Note: You may press start at any time during the
programming to begin with only settings you have modified at that point).
STEP 3: The Calorie window will now be blinking a value, indicating your Body Weight. Entering
the correct body weight will affect the calorie count. Use the Up/Down keys to adjust, and then
press enter. i
* A note about the Calorie display: No exercise machine can give you an exact calorie count
because there are too many factors which determine exact calorie burn for a particular person.
Even if someone is the exact same body weight, age and height, their calorie burn may be very i
different than yours. The Calorie display is to be used as a reference only to monitor
improvement from workout to workout. i
STEP 4: The Heart Rate window will now be blinking a value, indicating your Age.
Entering your correct age affects the heart rate Bar Graph Display (F83/F85only) and the Heart i
Rate Control programs. Use the Up/Down keys to adjust, and then press enter.
Your age determines the maximum heart rate you may achieve. Since the Bar Graph Display and
the Heart Rate control features are based on a percentage of your maximum heart rate, it is
important to enter the correct age for these features to work properly. I
STEP 5: The Speed window will now be blinking, showing the preset top speed of the selected
program. Use the Up/Down keys to adjust, and then press enter. Each program has various speed
changes throughout; this allows you to limit the highest speed the program will attain during your
workout. i
Now press the Start key to begin your workout.
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User Programs:
STEP 1: Select User 1 or User 2 via the PROGRAM keypad then press Enter. Note that the dot
matrix display portion will light a single row of dots at the bottom (Unless there is a previously
saved program).
STEP 2: The clock (Time) window will be flashing. Use the up and down adjustment keys to
set the program for the desired time. Press the ENTER key. This is a must to continue even if the
time is not adjusted.
STEP 3: The Calorie window will now be blinking, indicating a bodyweight value. Adjust the
number to your bodyweight value and press enter.
STEP 4: The Pulse window will now be blinking an Age value. Adjust the age and press enter.
STEP 5: The first speed setting column (segment) will now be blinking. Using the Fast / Slow
keys, adjust the speed to your desired effort level for the first segment then press enter. The
second column will now be blinking. Note that the previous segment value has been carried over
to the new segment. Repeat the above process until all segments have been programmed.
STEP 6: The first column will be blinking again. The console is now ready for the incline settings.
Repeat the same process used to set the speed values for programming the segments for incline.
STEP 7: Press the Start button to begin the workout and also save the program to memory.
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Target Heart Rate |
® The old motto, “no pain, no gain”, is a myth that has been overpowered by the benefits of
exercising comfortably. A great deal of this success has been promoted by the use of heart rate
monitors. With the proper use of a heart rate monitor, many people find that their choice of
exercise intensity is either too high or too low and exercise is much more enjoyable by maintaining
their heart rate in the desired benefit range.
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which you wish to train, you must first 190 TARGET HEART RATE
determine your Maximum Heart Rate, TRAINING CHART
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programs and also for the Heart rate Weight Loss — Cardiovascular Age of User
bar graph (83 / F85 / only). After
calculating your Maximum Heart Rate,
you can decide upon which goal you would like to pursue. The two most popular goals of exercise
are cardiovascular fitness (training for the heart and lungs) and weight control. The black columns
on the chart above represent the Maximum Heart Rate for a person whose age is listed at the
bottom of each column. The heart rate training zone for either cardiovascular fitness or weight
loss is represented by two different lines, which cut diagonally through the chart. A definition of
the lines’ goal is in the bottom left-hand corner of the chart. If your goal is cardiovascular fitness
or if it is weight loss, it can be achieved by training at 80% or 60%, respectively, of your Maximum
Heart Rate on a schedule approved by your physician. Consult your physician before participating
in any exercise program.
With all SOLE Heart Rate Control treadmills, you may use the heart rate monitor feature without
using the Heart Rate Control program. This function can be used during any of the different
programs. The Heart Rate Control program automatically controls incline.
The target value used in HR-1 and HR-2 programs is a suggestion only for normal, healthy
individuals. Do not exceed your limits! You may not be able to obtain your chosen target. If in
question, enter a higher age value that will set a lower target goal.
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Using a Heart Rate Transmitter
How to wear your wireless chest strap transmitter:
1. Attach the transmitter to the elastic strap using the locking parts.
2. Adjust the strap as tightly as possible as long as the strap is not too tight to remain comfortable.
3. Position the transmitter with the SOLE logo centered in the middle of your body facing away
from your chest (some people must position the transmitter slightly left of center). Attach the final
end of the elastic strap by inserting the round end and, using the locking parts, secure the
transmitter and strap around your chest.
4. Position the transmitter immediately below the pectoral muscles.
5. Sweat is the best conductor to measure very minute heart beat electrical signals. However,
plain water can also be used to pre-wet the electrodes (2 black square areas on the reverse side
of the belt and either side of transmitter). It's also recommended that you wear the transmitter
strap a few minutes before your work out. Some users, because of body chemistry, have a more
difficult time in achieving a strong, steady signal at the beginning. After “warming up”, this problem
lessens. As noted, wearing clothing over the transmitter/strap doesn't affect performance.
6. Your workout must be within range - distance between transmitter/receiver — to achieve a strong
steady signal. The length of range may vary somewhat but generally stay close enough to the
console to maintain good, strong, reliable readings. Wearing the transmitter immediately against
bare skin assures you of proper operation. If you wish, you may wear the transmitter over a shirt.
To do so, moisten the areas of the shirt that the electrodes will rest upon.
Note: The transmitter is automatically activated when it detects activity from the user’s heart. Additionally, it
automatically deactivates when it does not receive any activity. Although the transmitter is water resistant, moisture
can have the effect of creating false signals, so you should take precautions to completely dry the transmitter after
use to prolong battery life (estimated transmitter battery life is 2500 hours). The replacement battery is Panasonic
Erratic Operation:
Caution! Do not use this treadmill for Heart Rate Control unless a steady, solid Actual Heart
Rate value is being displayed. High, wild, random numbers being displayed indicate a
Areas to look at for interference:
(1) Treadmill not properly grounded - A must!
(2) Microwave ovens, TV's, small appliances, etc.
(3) Fluorescent lights.
(4) Some household security systems.
(5) Perimeter fence for a pet.
(6) Loose bolts on the treadmill console or upright tubes.
(7) The antenna that picks up your heart rate is very sensitive. If there is an outside noise
source, like a radio/cell tower or high tension electric power lines, turning the whole machine 90
degrees may de-tune the interference.
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Rate of Perceived Exertion
Heart rate is important but listening to your body also has a lot of advantages. There are more
variables involved in how hard you should workout than just heart rate. Your stress level, physical
health, emotional health, temperature, humidity, the time of day, the last time you ate and what
you ate, all contribute to the intensity at which you should workout. If you listen to your body, it will
tell you all of these things.
The rate of perceived exertion (RPE), also know as the Borg scale, was developed by Swedish
physiologist G.A.V. Borg. This scale rates exercise intensity from 6 to 20 depending upon how you
feel or the perception of your effort.
The scale is as follows:
Rating Perception of Effort
6 Minimal
7 Very,very light
8 Very,very light +
9 Very light
10 Very light +
11 Fairly light
12 Comfortable
13 Somewhat hard
14 Somewhat hard +
15 Hard
16 Hard +
17 Very hard
18 Very hard +
19 Very,very hard
20 Maximal
You can get an approximate heart rate level for each rating by simply adding a zero to each rating.
For example a rating of 12 will result in an approximate heart rate of 120 beats per minute. Your
RPE will vary depending up the factors discussed earlier. That is the major benefit of this type of
training. If your body is strong and rested, you will feel strong and your pace will feel easier. When
your body is in this condition, you are able to train harder and the RPE will support this. If you are
feeling tired and sluggish, it is because your body needs a break. In this condition, your pace will
feel harder. Again, this will show up in your RPE and you will train at the proper level for that day.
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Heart Rate Control
Heart rate Auto-Pilot feature
This unique feature allows the user to instantly enter the Heart Rate Control mode at any time with the
press of a button. The HR2 program button also doubles as the Auto-Pilot button. During any program the
user may press the Auto-Pilot button to enter the HRC program. Your current heart rate (the heart rate you
are at when you press Auto-Pilot) will be maintained automatically by the Auto-Pilot program. You may
press the elevation/incline up or down buttons to change your target heart rate while in the Auto-Pilot
Selecting a Heart Rate Control Program:
You have the option, during the setup mode, to choose either the Weight Control (HR-1) program or the
Cardiovascular (HR-2) program. The Weight Control program will maintain your heart rate at 70% of your
Maximum Heart Rate. The Cardiovascular program will maintain your heart rate at 90% of your Maximum
Heart Rate. Your Maximum Heart Rate is based upon a formula that subtracts your age from a constant of
220. Your HR setting is automatically calculated during the setup mode when you enter your age.
The target value used in HR-1 and HR-2 programs is a suggestion only for normal, healthy individuals. Do
not exceed your limits! You may not be able to obtain your chosen target. If in question, enter a higher age
value that will set a lower target goal.
Heart Rate Control programming
Heart rate programs are intended for wireless transmitter chest strap only. Do not use Pulse Grip bar for
Heart Rate Control. You must receive a strong / steady value in heart rate window or the program will not
STEP 1: Press HR1 or HR2 button.
STEP 2: The Pulse window will be blinking, showing the default HR for this program. You may
adjust it and press enter if you want or just press enter to accept the default value.
STEP 3: The Calorie will now be blinking showing bodyweight. Adjust and press enter or press
enter to accept default.
STEP 4: The Pulse window will now be blinking showing age. Adjust and press enter or press
enter to accept default. Adjusting Age will change the Target HR value.
STEP 5: The Time window will now be blinking. Adjust the time and press enter.
STEP 6: Press Start to begin program.
During the program you may increase or decrease the target heart rate by pressing the
elevation/incline up or down buttons.
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General Maintenance
Belt and Bed - Your treadmill uses a very high-efficient low-friction bed. Performance is
maximized when the bed is kept as clean as possible. Use a soft, damp cloth, or paper towel,
wipe the edge of the belt and the area between the belt edge and the frame. Also reach as far
as practical directly under the belt edge. This should be done once a month to extend belt and
bed life. A mild soap and water solution along with a nylon scrub brush will clean the top of the
textured belt. Allow to dry before using.
Belt Dust - This occurs during normal break-in or until the belt stabilizes. Sometimes the black
dust from the belt will appear on the floor behind the treadmill, this is normal.
General Cleaning - Dirt, dust, and pet hair can block air inlets and accumulate on the running
belt. Please vacuum underneath your treadmill on a monthly basis to prevent excess build-up of
dirt that can get sucked up and get into the inner workings under the motor cover. Once a year,
you should remove the black motor hood and vacuum out dirt that may accumulate. UNPLUG
Tread-belt Tension Adjustment - Belt tension is not critical for most users. It is very important
though for joggers and runners in order to provide a smooth, steady running surface.
Adjustment must be made from the rear roller with the 6 mm Allen wrench provided in the parts
~ package. The adjustment bolts are located at the end of the step rails as shown in the diagram
Tracking / Tension Tracking / Tension
Adjustment © © — 1 Adjustment
Note: Adjustment is through small hole in end cap.
Tighten the rear roller only enough to prevent slippage at the front roller. Turn the tread-belt
tension adjusting bolts 1/4 turn each and inspect for proper tension by walking on the belt and
making sure it is not slipping or hesitating with each step. When an adjustment is made to the
belt tension, you must be sure to turn the bolts on both sides evenly or the belt could start
tracking to one side instead of running in the middle of the deck.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN — Over tightening will cause belt damage and premature bearing
failure. If you tighten the belt a lot and it still slips, the problem could actually be the drive belt -
located under the motor cover - that connects the motor to the front roller. If that belt is loose it
feels similar to the walking belt being loose. Tightening the motor belt should be done by a
trained service person.
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The treadmill is designed so that the tread-belt remains reasonably centered while in use. lt is
normal for some belts to drift near one side while in use, depending on a user's gait and if they
favor one leg. But if during use the belt continues to move toward one side, adjustments are
(A 6 mm Allen wrench is provided for this adjustment).
Make tracking adjustments on the left side bolt.
Set belt speed at 3 mph.
Be aware that a small adjustment can make a
dramatic difference which may not be apparent
right away. If the belt is too close to the left side, |»
then turn the bolt only a 1/4 turn to the right
(clockwise) and wait a few minutes for the belt to
adjust itself. Continue to make 1/4 turns until the
belt stabilizes in the center of the running deck. If
the belt is too close to the right side, turn the bolt
counter-clockwise. The belt may require periodic
tracking adjustment depending on use and
walking/running characteristics. Some users may
affect tracking differently. Expect to make
adjustments as required to center the tread-belt.
Adjustments will become less of a maintenance
concern as the belt is used. Proper belt tracking is
an owner responsibility common with all
Belt/deck lubrication procedure:
Do not lubricate with other than SOLE approved lubricant. Your treadmill comes with one tube of
lubricant and extra tubes can be ordered directly from SOLE. There are commercially available
lube kits, but the only one currently approved by SOLE is Lube-N-Walk. These kits come with an
application wand that makes applying the lubrication easier. The kits can be purchased directly
from Lube-N-Walk here: The proper kit should be silicon based, NOT
paraffin wax. You can also purchase SOLE lubricant from our website
under the products tab.
Keeping the deck lubricated at the recommended intervals ensures the longest life possible for
your treadmill. If the lubricant dries out, the friction between the belt and deck rises and places
undue stress on the drive motor, drive belt and electronic motor control board, which could result
in catastrophic failure of these expensive components. Failure to lubricate the deck at regular
intervals may void the warranty.
The belt & deck come pre-lubricated and subsequent lubrication should be performed every 180
hours of use. The console has a built in lubrication reminder indicator that lights every 180 hours
of use. To lubricate the deck with the tube of lubricant supplied it will be necessary to loosen the
walking belt. Using the 6 mm Allen wrench supplied, loosen the two rear roller adjustment bolts --
located in the rear end caps — enough to get your hand under the belt (5 —10 turns). Make sure to
loosen both bolts the same amount of turns and also remember how many turns, because when
finished you will need to tighten the bolts back to the point they were before.
Once the belt is loose, wipe the deck with a clean lint free cloth to remove any dirt. Apply the
whole tube of lubricant onto the deck surface about 18 inches from the motor cover. Squeeze out
the contents of the tube across the deck (parallel to the motor cover) in about a one-foot line, like
toothpaste on a toothbrush. The one-foot line should be in the middle of the deck at approximately
equal distance from both side edges of the belt. You want the lubricant to be applied about the
spot that your feet would hit the belt as you are walking. This should be about 18 inches from the
motor cover, but you may want to walk on the treadmill before loosening the belt to note where
your feet land on the belt. If you mostly use the treadmill for running, the spot where your feet land
may be different from walking.
Once the lubricant is applied, tighten the rear roller bolts the same amount of turns as when you
loosened them. Run the treadmill at about 3 mph without walking on it for about a minute or two to
make sure the belt stays in the middle of the deck. If the belt tracks to one side then follow the
belt tracking instructions to remedy. Now the deck is lubricated and you should walk, not run, on
the treadmill immediately for at least 5 minutes to ensure the lubricant is evenly distributed. If you
purchase a silicone based Lube-N-Walk kit, follow the instructions that come with it to apply the
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Service Checklist - Diagnosis Guide
Before contacting your dealer for aid, please review the following information. It may save you
both time and expense. This list includes common problems that may not be covered under
the treadmill’s warranty.
Display does not light
1) Tether cord not in position.
2) Circuit breaker on front grill tripped. Push circuit breaker in
until it locks.
3) Plug is disconnected. Make sure plug is firmly pushed into
AC household wall outlet.
4) Household circuit breaker may be tripped.
5) Treadmill defect. Contact your SOLE dealer.
Tread-belt does not stay centered
Treadmill belt hesitates when walked/run on
The user may be walking while favoring or putting more
weight on either the left or right foot. If this walking pattern is
natural, track the belt slightly off-center to the side opposite
from the belt movement. See General Maintenance section
on Tread-belt Tension. Adjust as necessary.
Motor is not responsive after pressing start
1) If the belt moves, but stops after a short time and the
display shows “LS”, run calibration (See procedure on
next page).
2) If you press start and the belt never moves, then the
display shows LS, contact service.
Treadmill will only achieve approximately
7 mph but shows higher speed on display
This indicates motor should be receiving power to
operate. Low AC voltage to treadmill. Do not use an
extension cord. If an extension cord is required it should be
as short as possible and heavy duty 16 gauge minimum. Low
household voltage. Contact an electrician or your SOLE
dealer. A minimum of 110 volt AC current is required.
Tread-belt stops quickly/suddenly when
tether cord is pulied
Treadmill trips on board 15 amp circuit
High belt/deck friction. See General Maintenance
section on lubrication.
High belt/deck friction. See General Maintenance
Computer shuts off when console is
touched (on a cold day) while walking/running
House circuit breaker trips, but not the
treadmill circuit breaker.
Treadmill may not be grounded. Static electricity is “crashing”
the computer. Refer to Grounding Instructions on page 4.
Need to replace the house breaker with a “High
inrush current” type breaker (see page 4 for details)
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Calibration procedure:
Remove the safety key
Press and hold down the Start and Fast (speed up) buttons with one hand and replace the safety key
with the other. Continue to hold the Start and Fast key until the window displays “Factory settings”,
then press the enter key.
You will now be able to set the display to snow Metric or English settings. To do this press the up or
down key to show which you want, then press enter.
Make sure the wheel size diameter is 2.810 then press enter
Adjust the minimum speed (if needed) to 0.5 and then press enter
Adjust the maximum speed (if needed) to 12.0 and then press enter
Adjust the maximum elevation (if needed) to 15 and then press enter
Press start to begin calibration. The process is automatic; the speed will start up without warning so do
not stand on the belt.
Adjusting the speed sensor:
If the calibration does not pass you may need to check the speed sensor alignment.
Remove the motor cover hood by loosening the 4 screws that hold it in place (you do not need to
remove them completely).
The speed sensor is located on the left side of the frame, right next to the front roller pulley (the pulley
will have a belt around it that also goes to the motor). The speed sensor is small and black with a wire
connected to it.
Make sure the sensor is as close as possible to the pulley without touching it. You will see a magnet on
the face of the pulley; make sure the sensor is aligned with the magnet. There is a screw that holds the
sensor in place that needs to be loosened to adjust the sensor. Re-tighten the screw when finished.
Maintenance menu:
Press and hold the Start, Stop and Enter key at the same time, until the display shows “Engineering
mode” (it may say maintenance menu, depending on version). Press the Enter key. |
You can now scroll through the menu using the up and down keys. Use the Stop key to return to
previous menu selection. The menu selections are: |
1) Calibration (used to verify calibration)
2) Factory settings (These should not be changed unless instructed by Sole service department)
3) Security (This allows you to lock the console keyboard)
4) Functions
|. Sleep (turns sleep mode on or off)
ii. Pause (turns pause mode on or off)
iii. Maintenance (reset lube message and odometer readings)
iv. Units (set display to English or Metric readings)
V. Grade return (returns the elevation to lowest setting when pause is pressed)
5) Display test (lights all LED lights for testing)
6) Key test (tests that all keys are functioning)
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Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
Effective January 1, 2008
SOLE warrants all its treadmills’ parts for a period of time listed below from the date of retail sale, as determined by
sale receipt, or in the absence of a receipt eighteen (18) months from the original factory shipping date. SOLE's responsibilities
include providing new or remanufactured parts, at SOLE’s option, and technical support to our independent dealers and servicing
organizations. In the absence of a dealer or service organization, these warranties will be administered by SOLE directly to a
consumer. The warranty period applies to the following components:
Drive Motor Lifetime
Deck Wear Lifetime
Frame Weldments Lifetime
All Other Components 5 Years
Labor 2 Years
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed below:
1. The warranty registration card must be completed and returned to the address listed on the card within 10 days of the original
purchase to validate the manufacturer's limited warranty.
2. Proper use of the treadmill in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual, including belt tracking.
3. Proper installation in accordance with instructions provided with the treadmill and with all local electric codes.
4. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or
defects in house wiring.
5. Expenses for making the treadmill accessible for servicing, including any item that was not part of the treadmill at the time it was
shipped from the factory.
6. Damages to the treadmill finish during shipping, installation or following installation.
This warranty does not cover the following:
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
2. Service call reimbursement to the consumer. Service call reimbursement to the dealer that does not involve malfunction or defects
in workmanship or material, for units that are beyond the warranty period, for units that are beyond the service call reimbursement
period, for treadmills not requiring component replacement, or treadmills not in ordinary household use.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized SOLE service provider; use of parts other than original
SOLE parts; or external causes such as alterations, modifications, abuse, misuse, accident, improper maintenance, inadequate
power supply, or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered.
5. Products that have been: sold, transferred, bartered, or given to a third party.
6. Products that do not have a warranty registration card on file at SOLE. SOLE reserves the right to request proof of purchase if no
warranty record exists for the product.
Keep your bill of sale. Twelve (12) months from the date on the bill of sale or eighteen (18) months from the date of factory shipping
as determined by the serial number establishes the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your
best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that
vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by following these steps, in order:
1. Contact your selling authorized SOLE dealer. OR
2. Contact your local authorized SOLE service organization.
3. If you have any questions about your new product or questions about the warranty contact SOLE Fitness at 1-866-780-SOLE (7653). If you have
a technical problem with your new treadmill contact SOLE technical service at 866-MYSOLE1 (697-6531)
4. If no local service is available, SOLE will repair or replace the parts, at SOLE's option, within the warranty period at no charge for
parts. All transportation costs, both to our factory and upon return to the owner, are the responsibility of the owner. The owner is
responsible for adequate packaging upon return to SOLE. SOLE is not responsible for damages in shipping. Make all freight
damage claims with the appropriate freight carrier. DO NOT SHIP ANY UNIT TO OUR FACTORY WITHOUT A RETURN
AUTHORIZATION NUMBER. All units arriving without a return authorization number will be refused.
5. For any further information, or to contact our service department by mail, send your correspondence to:
SOLE Fitness
P.O. Box 2037
Jonesboro, AR 72402-2037
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by SOLE.
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