Horizon Treadmill Reviews – 2021

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Last Updated: September 15, 2021

Horizon Fitness manufactures six treadmills with an option for every runner. Beginning with the ultra-affordable T101 up to the speedy Studio 7.8AT, there is a Horizon treadmill for any home. Whether you are a walker, jogger, serious runner, or just looking to shed some pounds while exercising at home, you’ll find some great features on Horizon treadmills. You can also click here to check out our list of best treadmills to see which Horizon treadmills made the list this year.

Horizon GO Series Treadmills

These folding treadmills are Horizon’s best-selling and most affordable models. A simple console and folding deck make these a great option for anyone who wants an easy-to-use treadmill that folds up when you’re finished.


Horizon T101 Folding Treadmill

The T101 is the most affordable option in the GO Series lineup. This is a compact, folding treadmill that works for walking and light jogging. If you are someone with limited space, the T101 is a great option because of its compact footprint and low profile. The low step up height of just 8” makes the T101 easy to get on and off. A simple console with basic metrics provides details about your run, including distance, speed, pace and incline. The T101 is Bluetooth enabled so you can watch Netflix on your personal tablet and sync the sound through the T101 speakers!

  • 0 – 10% Incline
  • 0 – 10 MPH Speed
  • 2.5 HP Motor
  • 300 Lb. User Capacity
  • Treadmill weighs 180lbs.
  • Folds up
  • 20” x 55” Tread belt
  • 70″ L x 34″ W x 55″ H Footprint when open
  • 46” L x 34” W x 61” H Footprint when folded

Read our full review of the Horizon T101 Folding Treadmill


Horizon T202 Folding Treadmill

Next in the Horizon GO Series lineup is the T202, which is a step up from the T101 but still very affordable. The T202 has a slightly larger deck at 20” wide by 60” long and a more powerful 2.75HP motor. A faster 12mph max speed and 12% incline provide extended training variables. One thing we love about the T202 is the lifetime warranty on both motor and frame – which is rare in this price range. The console has three LED windows and a backlit LCD screen so if you do rest a tablet against the console you can still see one display. Workout feedback includes calories, distance, heart rate, incline, speed, and time. The console is also Bluetooth enabled so you can play your music through the speakers – and sync your heart rate monitor.

  • 12% Incline
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • 2.75HP Motor
  • 325 Lb. User Capacity
  • Treadmill weighs 187lbs.
  • Basic, easy to read LCD screen with large digital numbers
  • Folds up and locks into place
  • 20” x 60” Tread belt
  • 75” L x 34” W x 58” H Footprint when open
  • 47” L x 34” W x 65” H Footprint when folded

Read our full review of the Horizon T202 Folding Treadmill.


Horizon T303 Folding Treadmill

The Horizon T303 folding treadmill is the top model in their GO Series. This treadmill will transmit your heart rate data to Zwift or Peloton via a Bluetooth enabled chest strap! The FeatherLight folding system makes it easy to fold and lock into place. A hydraulic assist mechanism slowly drops the deck back to the floor so you don’t have to manually lower it. The 3-Zone variable response cushioning also facilitates good running mechanics with a cushioned landing but solid toe-off. The 3.0HP motor is well-suited for multiple uses such as walking, jogging or running. We also appreciate the lifetime warranty on the motor as frame as well. This is a great folding treadmill that is both affordable and compact but still offers impressive training features.

  • 12% Incline
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • 3.0 CHP DurX Motor
  • 325 Lb. User Capacity
  • Treadmill weighs 194 lbs
  • 20” W x 60” L Tread deck
  • Easy to read LCD screen with large digital numbers
  • Folds up and locks into place
  • 75” L x 34” W x 58” H Footprint when open
  • 47” L x 34” W x 65” H Footprint when folded

Read our full review of the Horizon T303 Folding Treadmill.


Horizon Studio Series Treadmills

The Studio series is a step up from Horizon’s GO series with more power, more space, and enhanced training content. Horizon has included several features that make the Studio series ideal for HIIT training. The Sprint 8 high-intensity interval system comes preloaded on the 7.4AT and 7.8AT for advanced conditioning. Quick Response dials on the vertical grips make it easy to quickly jump from one speed or incline to another. Let’s take a look at what the Studio series has to offer!


Horizon 7.0AT Folding Treadmill

The Horizon 7.0AT builds on the functionality of the GO series with added features and deck size. The 7.0AT is fully Bluetooth compatible so it will sync with Zwift, Peloton, and iFit. You can transmit your heart rate data to the screen as well with a Bluetooth heart rate device. The console has two display screens so if you do use a tablet it won’t block the metrics. QuickDial controls on the upright handles are convenient for quickly changing pace or incline. Two large pockets for water bottles or other storage flank the console on both sides. Because of its combination of price and features, this is one of Horizon’s most popular treadmill models.

  • 0 – 15% Incline
  • 0 – 12 MPH Speed
  • 2.5 HP Motor
  • 325 Lb. User Capacity
  • Treadmill weighs 253 lbs.
  • Folds up
  • 20” x 60” Tread belt
  • 77″ L x 36″ W x 59″ H Footprint when open
  • 41” L x 36” W x 70” H Footprint when folded

Read our full review of the Horizon 7.0AT Folding Treadmill.


Horizon 7.4AT Folding Treadmill

Horizon’s 7.4AT may be the middle-child, but it’s seldom overlooked! This impressive treadmill comes preloaded with the Sprint 8 HIIT program and has training options for a 5k as well. The 8.25” LCD screen is bright and easy to see while the digital display still provides simple calorie, distance, and speed metrics. It is Bluetooth enabled to sync with Zwift, Peloton, iFit or other compatible apps. The QuickDial controls are handy and easy to use. A slightly larger deck adds 2” of lateral space at 22” wide by 60” long. The 3.5HP motor provides plenty of power for all types of training.

  • 15% Incline
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • 3.5 HP Motor
  • 350 Lb. User Capacity
  • Treadmill weighs 318 lbs.
  • Bright, easy to read 8.5” LCD screen with large digital numbers
  • Folds up and locks into place
  • 22” x 60” Tread belt
  • 76” L x 37” W x 63” H Footprint when open
  • 42” L x 37” W x 71” H Footprint when folded

Read our full review of the Horizon 7.4AT Folding Treadmill.


Horizon 7.8AT Folding Treadmill

NordicTrack EXP 10i treadmill

The Horizon 7.8AT is the top model in their Studio series with the most power and speed of any Horizon treadmill. Like the 7.4AT, the 7.8AT is compatible with Zwift and will sync with Peloton and iFit to transmit heart rate data. The 4.0 HP motor supports all types of training and is powerful enough to work in multi-user households. 3-Zone variable response cushioning also facilitates good running mechanics with a cushioned landing but solid toe-off. This treadmill will support up to 375 lbs, which is higher than comparable models so the 7.8AT is a good option for larger users. It also has a lifetime warranty on the frame and deck as well as a 5 year warranty on parts with 2 years coverage for labor. If you like to sprint or do HIIT training, the 7.8AT is our recommended model for HIIT workouts.

  • 15% Incline
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • 4.0 CHP DurX Motor
  • 375 Lb. User Capacity
  • Treadmill weighs 330 lbs
  • 22” W x 60” L Tread deck
  • Easy to read LCD screen with large digital numbers
  • Folds up and locks into place
  • 76” L x 37” W x 64” H Footprint when open
  • 42” L x 37” W x 71” H Footprint when folded

Read our full review of the Horizon 7.8AT Folding Treadmill


Other (bikes, rowers, ellipticals)

In addition to treadmills, Horizon also offers exercise bikes, ellipticals, rowers, and other fitness equipment.


Pros / Cons of NordicTrack Treadmills

Pros
  • Unlike other comparable treadmills, all Horizon treadmills come with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor
  • Horizon offers the GO series that is priced well under $1000 for several affordable options
  • All of the Horizon treadmills fold up, which is a huge benefit to users who may need to clear floor space when not using their treadmill
  • The console is a bit dated but still functional. Two display areas make it so you can still see your workout metrics even when using a tablet.
  • Horizon Studio treadmills sync with Zwift!
  • Horizon treadmills have 3-zone variable deck cushioning that reduces joint impact as you run.
  • These treadmills do not require an internet connection to operate (unless you opt to sync with a 3rd party app)
Cons
  • GO Series treadmills are affordable but not as data-rich as more expensive options
  • The Horizon console and layout is slightly dated compared to other treadmills

Overall Rating of Horizon Treadmills:

Horizon makes six treadmills with great options for all types of training. We love the QuickDial controls on the Studio series and the GO series is impressively affordable. If you are in the market for something compact and easy to use, take a look at the T101, T202 or T303. For more advanced training including the Sprint 8 program and impressive HIIT controls, the Studio 7.4 and 7.8AT top our list for high-intensity interval training. You can’t go wrong with any of these options, so jump in and take a look at what Horizon has to offer.

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