Horizon 7.0 AT Review

Editor's Rating: 8.3 /10
Best Buy Award(s):FoldingUnder $1500

This Treadmill Could Be Right If You Want:

  • A low cost treadmill that doesn’t sacrifice features
  • A treadmill that allows you to use multiple fitness apps
  • A 15% incline and top speeds of 12 mph
  • Bluetooth enabling

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The Horizon 7.0 AT is truly built for runners. There aren’t any particular bells and whistles, but it does offer exactly what is needed—features that provide challenging workouts for most fitness levels and a machine strong enough to bear the physical demands of a runner pushing his or her limits.

If you’re looking for a $999 treadmill that folds, this is tough to beat. The treadmill has a steel frame, which gives it a strong foundation—sturdy and durable enough to handle more intense runs. Its 3.0 CHP motor is quite powerful, not to mention steady and quiet, and comes with a lifetime warranty. The 60″ running deck is a bit longer than the standard 55″, making it a good choice for taller runners and those with a longer stride.

The speed goes up to 12 mph, while the incline upper limit is 15%. Combined, these ranges can make for challenging runs as well as aggressive interval training and conditioning for any runner. It’s more than enough for a good cardio workout and lower body muscle toning.  Speaking of cardio, the heart rate monitor is a grip pulse to quickly check your vitals. Fans of the brand Horizon will appreciate the return of QuickDial controls to the handlebars, which had been added to the 7.8 AT back in 2020.

The display is 16 digit alphanumeric LED with a 7-inch LCD screen. Connect with Bluetooth through the Android or Apple for fitness apps. Free fitness app AFG PRO works with the 7.0 AT. Other compatible apps are Under Armour and FitBit. Want to be entertained as you exercise? Set your device on the tablet rack and watch something on Netflix. You can also enhance your listening with built-in speakers, accessible via Bluetooth or plug-in. If runners aren’t interested in apps, the treadmill comes with seven built-in programs: Calories, 5K, Distance, Fat Burn Hill Climb, Manual, and Max Heart Rate. This represents a huge savings compared to other units with require a brand-specific app with monthly fees.

When not in use, the 7.0 AT can be folded up for storage. If you don’t have a lot of space to work with, this is a helpful feature.

Horizon 7.0 Folding Capabilities

To minimize footprint and make for easy transport, the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill folds. Oleksandr Kosheliev /

One of the ways that Horizon is sweetening the deal lately is by offering 0% financing on its machines. Available in 6, 12, 18, and 24-month terms, financing the cost of your treadmill (without a nasty interest rate) can certainly soften the blow to the bank account as you’re building out your home gym.

The Horizon warranty is lifetime on frame and motor, 3 years on parts, and one year on labor.

  • Budget-friendly cost
  • Works with with numerous free and paid apps
  • Users bring their own screen

What We Like:

  • Frame: A solid steel frame makes it a heavier, more durable machine able to stand up to constant, potentially heavy footfalls.
  • Motor Power: The 3.0 CHP lets you run like the wind and allows for high intensity interval training and conditioning. The motor is also very quiet, so you can have an intense workout without disturbing the rest of your household.
  • Deck Size: The deck size 20-inch x 60-inch is longer than the normal residential treadmill and will accommodate taller runners and those with longer gaits comfortably. However, you will have to accommodate for that extra area needed in your home gym.
  • Deck Cushioning: Running is notoriously tough on your knees and joints. Horizon’s three-zone variable cushioning helps to alleviate the impact. It absorbs the shock on take-off and landing. Over time this makes a real difference in preventing excess wear and tear of your body, allowing you to be a runner longer.
  • Incline Range (15%): The incline helps to target and tone different muscle groups while increasing calorie burn. Running on an angle also reduces some of the impact that comes from hitting a flat surface. The higher end of the range is challenging for even the most advanced fitness levels.
  • Folding: This is a great feature for home units that require storage.
  • Speed Range (0-12 mph): This range is more than adequate to attain fitness goals of a beginner or a more advanced runner.
  • Connectivity: Connect through Bluetooth to tablets and smartphones. The 7.0 AT works with both Android and Apple devices.
  • Fitness Apps and Built-In Programs: Use the free fitness apps compatible with dozens on the market, or use a pre-programmed routine.
  • Warranty: The warranty offers great, lifetime on the frame and motor, three years on parts and electronics and one year on labor.
  • Financing: The 0% financing offer makes it even easier to get your fitness routine rolling without denting the bank account.

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill - Key Specs:

Star Rating:4.15-stars
Motor:3.0 HP
Running Area:20”x 60”
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:325 LBS
Dimensions:76.5" L x 36" W x 59" H
Built-In Programs:7
Horizon 7.0 AT QuickDial Controls

Horizon 7.0 AT’s QuickDial controls paired with the Rapid Sync technology is ideal for HIIT training. Oleksandr Kosheliev /

What We Don’t Like:

  • Screen: The 7-inch screen is not a touchscreen and the size of the screen is small compared to today’s standards.

Our Verdict:

The Horizon 7.0AT is a good treadmill and will satisfy the needs of most runners. What it lacks it fancy extras, it makes up for in important and useful features. The incline and speed ranges make it possible for users at different fitness levels to get a good workout. The longer deck is great if you have any taller users in your household. and the three-zone cushioning is absolutely key in helping to protect your knees, hips and ligaments from the ravages of running. All in all this is definitely an effective runners treadmill.

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Recent Updates

  • July 13, 2021: Added some FAQs to the page.
  • November 23, 2022: Updated specs and pricing

Horizon 7.0 AT FAQs

Can you use the Horizon 7.0 AT for long runs everyday?

Yes, the Horizon 7.0 AT has a powerful yet quiet 3.0 Continuous-Duty HP motor, which can hold up to long runs and interval training.

Does the Horizon 7.0 AT have built in workout programs?

Yes, this treadmill has seven built-in workout programs, and is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity so you can use your favorite fitness apps.

How long will the Horizon 7.0 AT last?

With a lifetime warranty offered on the frame, one can assume the company expects a long life. That said, treadmill lifespan is largely dependent on usage and care. Still, one should be able to expect a solid 10 to 12 years on this machine at minimum if proper care is taken.

Is the display on the Horizon 7.0 AT too small?

The 7-inch screen is just that, not a HD touchscreen. We wouldn't say it's too small as that judgement depends on the user's intent. It's certainly much smaller and less dynamic than other brands, and we'd assume a customer would be using their own tablet or phone for live programming, if that's what they want. With a home treadmill, many runners simply watch television or use some other device. The 7-inch screen is sufficient for the built-in programs, and if that's what one wants, that will work.

Is it easy to move a folded up Horizon 7.0 AT?

Yes, in fact that's one of the big selling points. This is a very user-friendly model in that sense.