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Have you been eyeing the Horizon Fitness website for a treadmill? The brand is known for building budget-friendly yet reliable fitness equipment, including treadmills that frequently make our lists of the best treadmills for home gyms

Our team of certified personal trainers, Olympic athletes, and CrossFit coaches has spent dozens of hours running, walking, and sprinting on four of the six treadmills Horizon currently offers (plus over 40 other treadmills from different brands). In this Horizon treadmill reviews roundup, we’ll share the pros and cons of each and provide in-depth comparisons to help you choose the right one for your needs.

40 (And Counting) Treadmills Tested 

Your friends here at Garage Gym Reviews are not just treadmill enthusiasts, we’re a group of fitness professionals ranging from Olympic athletes to certified personal trainers. We’ve personally tested 40 different treadmills ranging from high-end to ultra-budget. 

Our extensive hands-on experience paired with our collective industry knowledge helps inform our decision making on everything health and fitness related—from testing the best Olympic barbell to the best protein powder and everything in between. 

Best Horizon Treadmills

Which Horizon Treadmill Should You Buy?

There are two series of Horizon treadmills: the Go Series (T101, T202, T303) and the Studio Series (7.0 AT, 7.4 AT, and 7.8 AT). 

While none of the Horizon treadmills feature the high-tech touchscreens you’ll see on the Peloton Tread or NordicTrack Commercial Series, you can still get a lot out of these machines if you’re willing to use your own device. 

RELATED: Horizon 7.8 AT vs Peloton Tread 

The Go Series consists of budget-conscious machines that are smaller and lighter than the models of the Studio Series. One of the reasons the Go Series treadmills provide affordable price points is because the Bluetooth connectivity is limited to just the built-in speakers. 

The Studio Series offers additional Bluetooth connectivity options through a variety of third-party apps (like Zwift, Peloton, and Nike Running Club). That said, the Studio Series varies in its ability to connect with different apps. 

For example, some apps are able to use the Bluetooth connection for audio and media center controls. Other apps can do more (like transmit more data such as speed, distance traveled, elapsed time, and heart rate). To be safe, you can check if your favorite app offers full functionality with the Horizon Studio Series treadmills.

Best Horizon Treadmill Overall: Horizon 7.4 AT

Good for: Folks who want a sturdy treadmill with a spacious running deck

Best Overall

Horizon 7.4 AT Treadmill

GGR Score: 4.2 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Foldable design
  • Deck cushioning
  • 12 mph top speed
  • Incline up to 15%
  • 350 lb use weight capacity
  • 22" W x 60" L running area
  • Built-in workout programs
  • Lifetime frame and motor warranty

Pros & Cons


  • Generously sized running deck of 60 inches
  • User weight capacity of 350 lbs
  • Foldable
  • Sturdy and doesn't shake much while in use
  • Powerful 3.5 CHP motor


  • Large and not made for compact spaces
  • Heavy at 318 lbs
  • Lack of touchscreen/interactive programming

Bottom Line

If you're a serious runner and want a foldable treadmill you can trust, I would strongly recommend the Horizon 7.4. Although it doesn't have all the extra technology features (like interactive programming or a touchscreen) it is a well-build machine with a powerful motor.

The Horizon 7.4 AT is the mid-tier option in Horizon’s lineup of Studio Series treadmills. It’s our favorite Horizon treadmill because it’s comfortable to run on and has all the features you’d expect in a top treadmill. We especially love the EasyDial controls, built-in workouts, and Bluetooth connectivity for third-party apps.

Compared to the 7.0 AT, the 7.4 AT has a heavier maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds and a stronger 3.5 CHP motor. These two features together make it an ideal machine for interval training and sprint workouts.

In fact, the Horizon 7.4 AT has a built-in interval training program called Sprint 8. Sprint 8 is an HIIT workout that includes a 3-minute warm-up, eight rounds of a 30-second sprint followed by a 90-second recovery period, and a 2.5-minute cool down at the end. It’s simple and effective.

Horizon 7.4 Studio Tread Sprint 8 programming

Besides Sprint 8 and the treadmill’s other nine built-in workouts, you won’t find additional programming options. Still, GGR product tester, ISSA-certified personal trainer, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Lindsay Scheele rated its tech capabilities 5 out of 5 stars.

You can use your phone or tablet to stream classes from services like Peloton or Zwift and sync your workout stats to apps like FitBit and MyFitnessPal through the treadmill’s Bluetooth connectivity. Plus, the 7.4 AT comes with a heart rate strap.

The 7.4 AT offers several conveniences, including a water bottle holder, a USB charging port, and a cooling fan. GGR performance editor and product tester Anthony O’Reilly also enjoyed the machine’s EasyDial controls and ability to go up to 12 mph and a 15% incline.

He gave the customizations, adjustments, and ergonomics 4.5 out of 5 stars, noting, “The EasyDial controls are great for HIIT-style workouts or customizing the treadmill for different users.”

While we appreciate all of the 7.4 AT’s features and conveniences, we wouldn’t recommend it for people with small home gyms. Anthony rated its footprint 3.5 out of 5 stars. “It’s rather large and not meant for compact spaces,” he said. “Even folded, it takes up more than three feet in width and close to six feet in height.”

If you’re curious about our experience testing this treadmill, read our full Horizon 7.4 AT treadmill review.

Display16 digit alphanumeric LED, 8.25″ LCD screen
Footprint76″ L x 37″ W x 63″ H
Weight318 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 15%
Speed Range0.5 to 12 mph
Weight Capacity350 lbs

Best Budget Horizon Treadmill: Horizon T101

Good for: Budget-conscious users who want a treadmill designed for walking and light jogging

Best Budget

Horizon Fitness T101

GGR Score: 3.83 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Foldable treadmill
  • Best suited for walkers, joggers or cardio newbies
  • Compact, sturdy and easy to use
  • Console fan, Bluetooth speakers, device holder, and a rapid-charge USB port

Pros & Cons


  • Easy assembly
  • One touch keys to quickly shift speed and incline
  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers
  • Device holder
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Great for beginners
  • Financing available


  • 2.5 continuous horsepower motor will not support heavy running
  • Smaller running surface is not ideal for tall runners

Bottom Line

The Horizon T101 Treadmill is a compact, durable and quiet no-frills folding treadmill ideal for walkers or joggers offered at an unbeatable price.

According to certified personal trainer and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (and GGR’s lead product reviewer) Lindsay Scheele, “For anyone looking for an inexpensive treadmill, I’d recommend the Horizon T101 over any other treadmill in its price range.”

Lindsay’s tested dozens of treadmills, including several of the best treadmills under $1,000. For her to give such high praise is a testament to how solid of a machine the T101 is.

woman using horizon t101

This budget-friendly treadmill has an MSRP of $999, though we’ve seen it on sale for as low as $649. It’s priced so reasonably because it has a low weight capacity of 300 pounds, a short running surface measuring 55 inches, and speeds capping out at 10 mph. 

RELATED: Best Budget Treadmills

While these specs still provide a solid machine, it’s worth noting that the other treadmills offered by Horizon boast heavier weight capacities of 325 to 350 pounds, have 60-inch decks, and can go up to 12 mph.

Lindsay still rated her workout experience on the Horizon T101 treadmill 4 out of 5 stars. She appreciated how quiet it was and had no issues syncing the Bluetooth to her phone. However, she noticed some wobbling when running at higher speeds, which is what led to the lower score.

Horizon doesn’t disclose the motor horsepower. But based on our research, it appears to be a 2.5 horsepower motor. It’s suitable for walking, casual jogging, and incline training, but isn’t designed for serious runners. The motor simply won’t be able to keep up to the demands of frequent long or intense runs. 

Additionally, Lindsay only gave the T101 3 out of 5 stars for dynamic programming because it doesn’t come with built-in virtual classes. While you can stream workouts from apps like Peloton or iFIT on your phone or tablet, they won’t control the treadmill’s settings.

You can read all about the motor and more details in our in-depth Horizon Fitness T101 treadmill review

Display3 blue LED windows
Footprint71″ L x 34″ W x 57″ H
Weight180 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 10%
Speed Range0.5 to 10 mph
Weight Capacity300 lbs

Best Horizon Treadmill for Runners: Horizon 7.0 AT

Good for: Runners wanting a cushioned treadmill that’s compatible with multiple fitness apps 

Best for Runners

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

GGR Score: 4.0 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Priced under $1,000
  • Spacious 60-inch running deck
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • QuickDial controls for both the speed and incline

Pros & Cons


  • 60” running surface
  • 3.0 CHP motor
  • Bluetooth connectivity with apps like Zwift, Peloton, and Nike Running Club
  • 325 lb weight limit


  • Heavy machine at over 250 lbs
  • No included touchscreen
  • 3-year parts warranty and 1-year labor warranties are less than the Horizon 7.4 AT Treadmill

Bottom Line

For under $1,000, the Horizon 7.0 AT is a great option for people who want to use their treadmill to run.

Both casual and serious runners will likely appreciate all the 7.0 AT has to offer. It’s stable when in use, has three-zone variable response cushioning for shock absorption, and is relatively quiet. Its 60-inch running area makes it an especially solid treadmill for tall runners.

monitor panel horizon 7.0 treadmill

“Size matters,” says GGR product tester, certified personal trainer, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Lindsay Scheele. “When it comes to treadmills for running, I won’t recommend anything shorter than 50 inches. The 60-inch deck on the 7.0 AT is great for runners who have long strides or want to work on their running form.”

Former GGR staff writer and product tester Caroline Lubinsky also enjoyed training on the 7.0 AT. She rated her workout experience 4.5 out of 5 stars but offered a word of caution for certain users. “It seems pretty durable and didn’t shake when I ran on it. The deck felt great. However, the belt is thin, so I wouldn’t recommend the 7.0 AT for people with knee issues.”

RELATED: Best Treadmill for Running

The Horizon 7.0 AT is the most affordable treadmill in the Studio Series, priced at $2,100. We’ve seen it on sale frequently for just under $1,000. It offers incline training, speeds up to 12 mph, and EasyDial controls—which happens to be one of the standout features of Horizon’s treadmills.

The quick-dial controls are super responsive dials affixed to a pair of hand grips below the treadmill’s console. They allow you to rapidly change the speed or incline of the treadmill without changing your gait or pace or reaching for buttons on the console.

We think the EasyDial controls are the next best thing to the iFIT auto-adjust technology featured on NordicTrack machines. That feature combined with the 7.0 AT’s ability to go up to 12 mph and a 15% incline led to an adjustability and ergonomics score of 4 out of 5 stars.

RELATED: Best NordicTrack Treadmills

Although Horizon doesn’t disclose the motor horsepower for their treadmills, our research suggests that the 7.0 AT has a 3.0 continuous horsepower (CHP) motor. This machine offers a lot of the same capabilities (as far as motor horsepower goes) as the T303, but you’ll have more tech capabilities with the 7.0 AT. 

The machine doesn’t have a built-in touchscreen display, so we only rated its tech capabilities 3 out of 5 stars. However, you can use your own device to push your workout data to apps like Peloton and Zwift. The 7.0 AT is also compatible with Daily Burn and Nike Running Club and can sync audio with Spotify, Netflix, and YouTube.

Read more about our hands-on experience with this model in our Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill review.

Display7.25″ high contrast LCD Screen, 4 high contrast LED windows
Footprint76″ L x 35″ W x 66″ H
Weight277 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 15%
Speed Range0.5 to 12 mph
Weight Capacity325 lbs

Best Horizon Treadmill for Small Spaces: Horizon T303

Good for: Users who want a foldable treadmill to save space in their home gyms

Best for Small Spaces

Horizon T303 Treadmill

GGR Score: 3.9 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Priced around $1,000
  • Foldable treadmill with on-board programs
  • 3.0 CHP motor is great for runners and walkers

Pros & Cons


  • 3.0 CHP motor
  • Up to 12% incline
  • Priced affordably
  • Spacious running belt
  • Speed up to 12 MPH
  • Foldable
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Built-in programs
  • High user weight capacity at 325 lbs
  • Financing available


  • Heavy at over 200 lbs
  • No touchscreen
  • No interactive programming

Bottom Line

The Horizon T303 is a mid-level treadmill that is ideal for runners and walkers who want an easy-to-operate machine without a lot of bells and whistles.

The Horizon T303 is priced at about $1,500 and provides runners and walkers alike with an affordable and durable cardio machine. And if you need a high-quality folding treadmill that can fit into a small home gym, we think you’ll like Horizon’s FeatherLight Folding technology and the T303’s compact footprint. Standing at 75 inches long by 34 inches wide by 58 inches high, it’s one of the smallest treadmills in Horizon’s lineup.

Our research indicates that the T303 features a 3.0 CHP motor. We haven’t tested the T303 yet, but based on our experience using other treadmills with 3.0 CHP motors, the motor will get taxed if you max out the running speeds and incline levels daily. 

For that reason, we don’t recommend this machine for marathon runners or competitive athletes and rated it 3.5 out of 5 stars for durability. It’ll support your running habit if you supplement your fitness routine with light running and jogging but won’t be able to handle frequent heavy usage. 

Horizon does offer a lifetime warranty on the motor, though—but that’s if you don’t keep the treadmill in a garage or try to fix the motor yourself. We gave it 5 out of 5 stars for the warranty.

The T303 comes with a heart rate monitor chest strap so you can get the most accurate reading and use the target heart rate preset workout program. Plus, you can use the Bluetooth speakers to listen to your favorite music or audiobooks.

We only rated it 4 out of 5 stars for programming and tech capabilities because there are no interactive workouts. But that means you don’t have to pay for another subscription if you don’t want to.

For the full run-down on this machine, check out our Horizon T303 treadmill review.

Display3 LED windows, backlit LCD screen
Footprint75″ L x 34″ W x 58″ H
Weight194 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 12%
Speed Range0.5 to 12 mph
Weight Capacity325 lbs

Best Horizon Treadmill With Incline: Horizon 7.8 AT

Good for: People who want to add more intensity to their running or walking treadmill workouts 

Best With Incline

Horizon 7.8 AT Treadmill

GGR Score: 4.42 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • 60-inch running deck
  • Deck cushioning
  • 375 maximum user weight limit
  • Powerful rapid sync motor
  • Top speeds of 12 mph
  • Incline training up to 15%
  • Quick-dial controls
  • Compatible with popular fitness apps

Pros & Cons


  • Stream various fitness platforms
  • No subscription required
  • Dial controls are great for interval training
  • Larger running deck
  • Highly-responsive motor
  • Financing options
  • Lifetime warranty on frame and motor


  • Weighs 330 lbs, so not easily portable
  • While you can sync with external apps, the 7.8 AT requires a smart device to provide touchscreen content, videos or online classes

Bottom Line

The Horizon 7.8 AT is an impressive treadmill suited for serious runners and newbies alike. With access to popular fitness apps and no required subscription, it may be attractive to those who don’t want to be locked into one platform.

Looking to elevate your training with some challenging but effective incline treadmill workouts? With the ability to go up to a 15% incline, the 7.8 AT could be the right Horizon treadmill for you. It’s a sturdy, reliable machine with a large deck (22 by 60 inches) and the brand’s signature EasyDial controls. These controls make incline and speed adjustments quick and efficient.

Man folding up the Horizon 7.4 Studio treadmill
Image of the Horizon 7.4 AT, which we have tested.

We haven’t tested the 7.8 AT yet, but all of Horizon’s treadmills have a lot of similarities. We have tried many of their other models, so we feel confident rating the 7.8 AT 4.5 out of 5 stars for adjustability and ergonomics. 

The 7.8 AT treadmill offers the most horsepower of Horizon’s entire treadmill lineup with a 4.0 CHP motor (based on our research). A 4.0 horsepower motor offers top-of-the-line power for continuous running, sprinting, and incline training. If you decide to invest the $2,699 into this machine, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that its treadmill motor can handle frequent intense workouts.

Like all Horizon treadmills, the 7.8 AT lacks a touchscreen monitor and the ability to stream virtual classes. But it does have 10 built-in programs and allows you to connect to training apps like Peloton and Zwift via Bluetooth. We rate it 4 out of 5 stars for its tech capabilities since it’s definitely not the most basic treadmill we’ve come across.

The 7.8 AT is the largest treadmill Horizon offers and has a footprint of 76 inches long by 37 inches wide by 64 inches tall. But as we discovered when testing the other Horizon treadmills, the FeatherLight Folding technology (which you’ll also find on the 7.8 AT) makes the machine a breeze to fold up when not in use. We give the 7.8 AT 3.5 out of 5 stars for footprint.

You can read more details about this machine in our Horizon 7.8 AT treadmill review.

Display16 digit alphanumeric LED, 9.3″ high contrast color TFT screen
Footprint76″ L x 37″ W x 64″ H
Weight330 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 15%
Speed Range0.5 to 12 mph
Weight Capacity375 lbs

Best Horizon Treadmill for Walkers: Horizon T202

Good for: Folks looking for a basic treadmill that still has adequate cushioning and a spacious deck

Best for Walkers

Horizon Fitness T202

GGR Score: 3.8 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Foldable design
  • 325 lb user weight capacity
  • 60" running surface
  • Incline training up to 12%
  • Deck cushioning
  • Bluetooth speakers

Pros & Cons


  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers
  • One-touch keys
  • One-step hydraulic folding system
  • Free app to control workout and sync data with fitness apps
  • Device holder
  • Financing available
  • 60-inch deck
  • 3-zone cushioning
  • Users report easy assembly


  • Will not support long distance or intense runs
  • 1-ply best not as durable as 2-ply belts

Bottom Line

Overall, the Horizon T202 provides the same quality that we know and love in the Horizon line. If you are looking to keep your price down but still want a treadmill with solid features, this is an option you want to explore.

The Horizon T202 is the mid-tier option in Horizon’s Go Series of treadmills. It offers a lot of the same specs as the T101, but has a more powerful 2.75 CHP motor (based on our research) that can handle walking workouts with ease, a longer 60-inch running deck, and a higher weight capacity of 325 pounds. In comparison, the T101 has a 2.5 horsepower motor (again, based on our research), a 55-inch deck, and a weight capacity of 300 pounds.

Additionally, the machine has Horizon’s signature three-zone variable response cushioning, six built-in workout programs, and pulse grips for heart rate monitoring.

RELATED: Best Treadmills for Walking

You’ll also be able to use the built-in Bluetooth speakers to listen to your favorite music. We love the extra features, including water bottle holders, a tablet shelf, a workout fan, and a USB charge port. We rated the T202 4 out of 5 stars for its tech capabilities and conveniences.

Because we’re all about providing honest feedback on the products we test, we feel it’s important to point out some of our concerns with the T202. Kim Whitlock—the mother of GGR product tester, certified personal trainer, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Lindsay Scheele—noted that it felt unstable when she ran at 8.0 mph. She only gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars for stability.

Kim also rated it low for its noise level, giving it just 2 out of 5 stars. “It seemed like the belt was off-center, which could have been a manufacturing issue. If that were resolved it would probably reduce the noise, but it’s still a very loud treadmill,” she said.

For more details, you can read our in-depth Horizon T202 treadmill review.

Display7″ LCD screen, 3 blue LED windows
Footprint76″ L x 34″ W x 57″ H
Weight187 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 12%
Speed Range0.5 to 12 mph
Weight Capacity325 lbs

Horizon Treadmills Comparison Chart

Horizon 7.4 ATHorizon T101Horizon 7.0 AT
Display16 Digit Alphanumeric LED, 8.25″LCD Screen3 blue LED windows7.25″ high contrast LCD Screen, 4 high contrast LED windows
Footprint76″ L x 37″ W x 63″ H71″ L x 34″ W x 57″ H76″ L x 35″ W x 66″ H
Weight318 lbs180 lbs277 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 15%0% to 10%0% to 15%
Speed Range0.5 to 12 mph0.5 to 10 mph0.5 to 12 mph
Weight Capacity350 lbs300 lbs325 lbs
Horizon T303Horizon 7.8 ATHorizon T202
Display3 LED windows, backlit LCD screen16 digit alphanumeric LED, 9.3″ high contrast color TFT screen7″ LCD screen, 3 blue LED windows
Footprint75″ L x 34″ W x 58″ H76″ L x 37″ W x 64″ H76″ L x 34″ W x 57″ H
Weight194 lbs330 lbs187 lbs
Incline/Decline0% to 12%0% to 15%0% to 12%
Speed Range0.5 to 12 mph0.5 to 12 mph0.5 to 12 mph
Weight Capacity325 lbs375 lbs325 lbs

How We Picked and Tested the Best Horizon Treadmills

Our product testers have used four of Horizon’s six treadmills, putting them through light jogs, intense HIIT sessions, and multiple walking workouts. Here are the things we asked ourselves when determining which treadmill is best suited for various groups of people.

  • Price: How does the cost of each machine compare to treadmills from other brands that offer similar features?
  • Footprint: Can the treadmill fit into a small home gym? Or will it only fit in an extra-large room?
  • Foldability: Can you fold it up when you need more floor space? Is the folding mechanism safe and easy to use?
  • Speed: Is the speed level range at, below, or above industry standards?
  • Incline levels: What is the max level incline offered? Is it lower or higher than other similar treadmills?
  • Motor: How powerful is the motor? Can it handle daily usage? Will it tire out quickly if you frequently use the treadmill at its max speed and incline?
  • Tread belt: How thin is the tread belt? Does it look durable, or does it seem like it will wear down easily?
  • Deck size and cushioning: Is the deck long enough to accommodate taller runners or those with longer strides? Does it have adequate cushioning to reduce joint discomfort?
  • Conveniences: Does the machine have all the extra perks you’d expect to find on a treadmill, like a water bottle holder or built-in speakers?
  • Programming: What kind of built-in programs does the treadmill offer? If there is no way to stream workout classes directly on the machine, is a device holder available so you can follow along with a class on your phone or tablet?
  • Display: What kind of performance metrics does the console display? Are they easy to read? Does the treadmill come with a touchscreen monitor, an LCD screen, or something else?
  • Warranty: How long are the warranties for parts, labor, the frame, and the motor? Are they shorter or longer than industry standards?
  • Financing: Does the company offer financing? What are the terms and conditions?

What to Look For in Horizon Treadmills

Truth be told, Horizon’s treadmills don’t differ all that much. You’ll find many of the same features and conveniences on all six machines in their lineup, like water bottle holders, Bluetooth speakers, cooling fans, and EasyDial controls. Still, there are some things to consider when determining which Horizon treadmill is right for you.


None of Horizon’s treadmills have touchscreen monitors, which can be a dealbreaker if you’re looking for the best treadmill with a TV screen. But the displays on each Horizon treadmill show workout performance metrics like distance, time, and calories burned.

The 7.8 AT has the largest display (9.3 inches), which could make it a good option for people who want to clearly see their workout stats on the machine. The T101 has the most basic console with three blue LED windows. You may find this sufficient if you don’t care about your performance metrics or will use other tools like a smartwatch to monitor your workout.

Deck Size

The Horizon T101 has a 55-inch deck. All other Horizon treadmills have a 60-inch deck. While a 55-inch deck is suitable for most people, we recommend a 60-inch deck for taller individuals or those with long strides, especially if you plan on running and sprinting on your treadmill often.


The three treadmills in Horizon’s Go Series—the T101, T202, and T303—go up to a 12% incline. The ones in the Studio Series—the 7.0 AT, 7.4 AT, and 7.8 AT—go up to a 15% incline. They’re all suitable choices if you like to do lots of walks on an incline or practice hill sprints. However, the Studio Series treadmills may be better if you really want to take your treadmill workouts up a notch.


The Go Series of treadmills have Bluetooth connectivity, but it’s limited to the built-in speakers. The Studio Series treadmills take it a step further and allow you to connect to third-party apps, including Peloton and Nike Running Club, through their Bluetooth connectivity. If you live and breathe by the data in your fitness apps, consider Horizon’s 7.0 AT, 7.4 AT, or 7.8 AT treadmills.

Footprint and Foldability

All six Horizon treadmills have FeatherLight Folding technology. You can lift the decks up and lock them into place whenever you need the extra floor space.

That said, the treadmills vary in size. The Studio Series machines are anywhere from 1 to 5 inches longer and 1 to 3 inches wider than the Go Series treadmills. You’ll also need at least 2 feet of clearance on either side of the treadmill and 6 feet of clearance behind it, so take that into consideration when deciding which Horizon treadmill to buy.

Horizon Fitness Policies

Understanding Horizon’s policies is important in case you have an issue with your product. Here are the most important things to know before you invest in your new treadmill.


Horizon Fitness boasts a lifetime warranty on both the motor and frame, which is well above the 10- to 15-year standard we usually see. 

The brand’s treadmill warranty also covers parts and labor, but the length of coverage varies depending on the model you purchase. The T101 and T202 offer a 1-year parts and labor warranty, while the T303 has a 1-year labor warranty and a 3-year parts warranty.

The 7.0 AT comes with a 3-year parts warranty and a 1-year labor warranty. The 7.4 AT and 7.8 AT offer a 5-year parts warranty and a 2-year labor warranty.


If you need to return your Horizon treadmill, you’ll have a 30-day window to call customer service (or fill out a return form) to set up an authorized return. The brand won’t accept your treadmill or refund your money without you contacting customer service. 

The brand’s website states that they will refund the price of your treadmill (or credit that amount) but you’ll be responsible for shipping and handling fees to return it. You must send the treadmill back in its original packaging.


Horizon Fitness offers 6-, 12-, 18-, and 24-month financing options on their Go Series and Studio Series treadmills. Thirty-six-month financing options are also available on the Studio Series treadmills.

Based on your credit history, you may be able to receive financing as low as 0% APR on qualifying products. If not, you may be able to qualify for financing at 29% APR.

Final Verdict of Horizon Fitness Treadmills

With six different models to compare, it can all get a little confusing. From our experience with Horizon treadmills, we think any of the Studio Series machines are ideal for folks who want to log some serious running miles. The Go Series is better suited for walkers and joggers. 

Here’s a quick highlight of things to remember about Horizon treadmills: 

  • All Horizon treadmills offer lifetime frame and motor warranties. 
  • Except for the T101, all Horizon treadmills have a 60-inch-long running deck. The T101 has a 55-inch deck. 
  • The weight capacity ranges from 300 to 375 pounds depending on the model. 
  • Horizon doesn’t disclose the motor horsepower on their website for any of their treadmill models.

FAQs About Horizon Fitness Treadmills

Who makes Horizon Fitness treadmills?

Horizon Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech Co., which also manufactures commercial-grade equipment for Matrix Fitness. 

Are Horizon treadmills quiet?

From our testing experience, most Horizon treadmills are not particularly loud or whisper quiet. We find them to be average for noise. The one exception is the T202. Our product tester found it much louder than other treadmills she’s used.

Can you watch Netflix on Horizon treadmill?

Yes, you can watch Netflix and other streaming services because you’ll be using your own smartphone or tablet to access training apps or entertainment. 

Can you run on a Horizon 7.0 treadmill?

With the 3.5 CHP motor and the 60-inch long running deck, the Horizon 7.0 treadmill is designed with running in mind. You can also reach top speeds of 12 mph.

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Have you been eyeing the Horizon Fitness website for a treadmill? The brand is known for building budget-friendly yet reliable fitness equipment, including treadmills that frequently make our lists of the best treadmills for home gyms. Our team of certified personal trainers, Olympic athletes, and CrossFit coaches has spent dozens of hours running, walking, and sprinting on four of the six treadmills Horizon currently offers (plus over 40 other treadmills from different brands).  » Read more about: Horizon Treadmill Reviews (2024): Compare All Six Home Gym Cardio Machines   » Read more