It’s clear in a glance that the Elite T9 is Horizon’s top treadmill.
Most distinguishing is its 10″ touch screen, which beautifully displays interactive video tours across scenic landscapes.
Additionally this treadmill has a generous incline, dozens of preset workouts, iPod compatibility and other perks.
The Elite T9 carries a five-year parts warranty and is sale priced at $1,899 with delivery included.
Learn more from our Horizon Elite T9 review below.
|Speed||0.5 - 12 mph|
|Incline||0 - 15%|
|Deck||20" x 60"|
|Belt||3-Zone Variable Response|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Contact Grips plus a free Polar Chest Strap|
|Dimensions||77" x 36" x 60"|
Parts: 5 Year
Labor: 2 Year
Rating: 93.7/100. The Horizon Elite T9 features its brand’s top treadmill parts and electronics. Unlike the others, the Elite T9 has a full-color touchscreen capable of showing high definition video workouts. It’s preloaded with two scenic video tours to get you hooked on interactive Virtual Active workout technology too; these special videos showing the American Northeast and the Northern Rockies will automatically adjust depending on your stride. Additionally there are 44 standard treadmill workouts built into the treadmill’s computer.
Other highlights of the Elite T9 are a 60″ x 20″ training area, a top speed of 12 mph, a maximum 15 percent incline, iPod compatibility and a tablet computer holder. Sale priced at $1,899 with a five-year parts warranty, is it your best buy under $2,000? Here are lists of pros and cons.
- 10″ touchscreen display
- Maintenance-free track (InfinityBelt™)
- Spacious workout area (60″ x 20″)
- Power incline (Maximum 15 percent)
- Variable cushioning (Three zones)
- iPod-compatible (Dock and speakers)
- 44 built-in workout apps
- Virtual Active workouts built in
- ViaFit connectivity (Workout data app)
- Polar wireless chest strap and receiver
- Contact heart rate sensors
- Rack for a tablet computer
- Easily folds to conserve space (Folds to a 44″ x 36″ footprint)
- Large footprint before it’s folded (77″ x 36″)
- Additional Virtual Active workouts cost extra
The Horizon Elite T9 leads an impressive home treadmill series. It’s the only Horizon treadmill to combine the durability of the Elite Series with a touchscreen and built-in Virtual Active workouts. Its immersive high definition video workouts through the Rocky Mountains and the scenic northeastern US can be shown on the 10″ touchscreen, with sights and sounds adjusting with your speed down the path… But it’s not all about flash. This treadmill also has sensible basics starting with a 2.75 CHP motor and three-zone track cushioning. Below are details about its workout programs and other features.
The Horizon Elite T9 has 44 standard treadmill workout programs that control the track’s speed and incline. Its 10″ touchscreen shows nine readouts during workouts: Date, Time of Day, Time Elapsed, Distance, Laps, Calories, Speed, Incline and Pulse. Pulse can be measured with a wireless chest strap (included) or grip sensors on the handlebars.
The Elite T9 is also equipped with Virtual Active video workouts. (With other Horizon treadmills, using Virtual Active would require a separate $199 purchase.) These high definition videos create virtual reality experiences along scenic paths in the northeastern US and the Northern Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the high definition views and rich audio that respond to your workout intensity. Some other virtual destinations sold separately are Northern Italy, Paris and the American Southwest.
Horizon Fitness Elite T9 Features
The Elite T9 is Horizon’s only treadmill with a 10″ touch screen, which can show the high definition video workouts described above.
Music is often the secret to treadmill success, and the Horizon Elite T9 is iPod-compatible. It has an MP3 player port and a speaker system.
Watch your favorite programs, read blogs and check social media by bringing your tablet computer along. The Elite T9 has a secure holder for your tablet.
A big advantage of treadmill training is the smart cushioning. Cushioning for the Elite T9 has three zones just like a good running shoe does. This helps you get a better balance of firmness and support at every point in your stride.
To add challenge the Horizon Elite 7 has an automated incline with maximum 15 percent tilt. Use this feature to torch extra calories and isolate different muscle groups.
This treadmill also makes it convenient to keep hydrated thanks to its integrated water bottle holder.
A FeatherLight hydraulic system helps you easily fold the Horizon Elite T9 after workout time. With its deck folded vertically, this machine has a footprint of just 44″ x 36″.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Horizon Elite T9 Treadmill warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 1 year
A 30 day trial is also included when the Elite T9 is shipped from Horizon Fitness.
The Horizon Elite T9 is a top contender among home treadmills at the $2,000 price point. It’s well engineered, is loaded with engaging workouts, and carries a five-year parts warranty.