Horizon Elite T7 Review


Best Buy Award(s):Home UseUnder $1500
Horizon Elite T7 Review Editorial Team 5 The Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill is a great quality home fitness machine with lots of perks. You’ll get the popular Passport video workout techno

The Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill is a great quality home fitness machine with lots of perks. You’ll get the popular Passport video workout technology, ViaFit tracking for exercise data, and a menu of 42 workouts! Parts are protected for five years and the motor has a lifetime guarantee.

The Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill (which is the lesser model to the Horizon Elite T9) is designed for both runners and walkers. It has a 60″ x 20″ exercise surface, advanced cushioning, and a 2.75 CHP drive. The maximum weight capacity is 350 pounds.

Horizon Fitness’s advertised prices for this model include Bronze Delivery. This means that they won’t just leave the 227-pound machine outside; they’ll bring it in to the first floor. You can pay extra for upstairs delivery and/or assembly, which is worth it if you plan on using it upstairs.

What We Like:

  • ViaFit Connect: ViaFit is Horizon Fitness’s new web app for data tracking. It can connect your treadmill to the Internet and stream your fitness data, helping you to keep track of progress and reach your goals. If you prefer, you can use the Elite T7 Treadmill with similar fitness apps instead.
  • Passport: Passport video has long been a feature on luxury treadmills from other brands, and Horizon added it to treadmills for 2014. Passport can connect treadmills to TV screens via wifi. High-definition video lets you virtually experience beautiful famous settings – it responds to the speed and intensity of your walk or run! Some of the popular Passport video destinations are the French Riviera, the Canadian Rockies and the canals of Venice, Italy which is a great distraction!
  • Track Length: The Elite T7 Treadmill track size is ideal for most runners. It measures 60″ long by 20″ wide.
  • Variable Response Cushioning: Variable Response Cushioning provides three firmness zones beneath the track, providing a smart balance of firmness and impact absorption. The effects are a reduced chance of injury and a boost in your efficiency compared with running on asphalt, concrete or a cheaper treadmill track.
  • 42 Programs: This treadmill has workouts for everyone. You can choose from manual mode or 40 programs that target calorie burning, distance, interval, performance and step goals. You can also create and save two customized programs.
  • Display: The Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill displays data on a 8.5″ Extra-wide Blue LCD. The workout data displayed are time, distance, incline, speed, calories burned, pulse and laps.
  • Incline: Walk uphill indoors! The Elite T7’s track can incline up to 15%, helping you dramatically boost your metabolic rate and get extra muscle definition. The incline can be adjusted by the user or controlled with the preset programs.
  • High Speed: This treadmill’s top speed is 12 mph.
  • Console Extras: Each Elite T7 Treadmill has a reading rack, two beverage holder, a fan and speakers.
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitor: This unit features a free add-on Polar wireless chest strap, which is the leading heart rate monitoring system with about 99.9% accuracy. This is a better option than using the grip monitors found on cheaper treadmills.
  • Audio: Enjoy your tunes during workouts! The Elite T7 Treadmill has a USB port for iPods and other MP3 players. Large speakers are built into the console.
  • Motor: This unit has a powerful 2.75 CHP drive with low RPM for noise control. The motor has a lifetime warranty.
  • Folding: The Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill can quickly be folded to reveal nearly three feet of floor space. The folded dimensions are 44″ long x 36″ wide. Unfolded, the footprint is 77″ x 36″.
  • Low Maintenance: There’s no need to wax the track! This treadmill pretty much takes care of itself.
  • Energy Saving: If you stop using this treadmill for 15 minutes, the console will move into energy-saving mode.
  • Warranty: The manufacturer’s warranty provides good protection. You’ll get a lifetime frame and motor warranty, a five-year parts warranty and a one-year labor warranty. However, keep in mind that labor might not be available if you live in a “remote” area.

Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill - Key Specs:

Star Rating:5-stars
Motor:2.75 HP
Incline:0 - 15%
Running Area:20" x 60"
Folding:Yes
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:350 LBS
Dimensions:77" L x 36" W x 60 H
Built-In Programs:42
What We Don’t Like:

  • Customer Service: If you buy the Elite T7, it’s not too likely that you’ll need to deal with Horizon’s customer service. That’s good because they don’t always deserve high rankings. Johnson Health Tech has told us that they have drastically improved their customer service from the recent issues that were reported but we still would like to make note of it.

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Our Verdict:

Highly recommended! The Elite T7 lives up to its fancy name, yet it’s affordable at the sale price of $1,499. On sale, this product is one of the best treadmill deals for 2015. When not on sale, the Elite T7 starts to blend into the competition.





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