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Horizon Fitness T101 Review

Quick Summary

The Horizon T101 is a very affordable treadmill designed for the music lover, which is a good thing considering that the mp3 player has become as synonymous with exercise as dumbbells. The Horizon T101 treadmill offers both an mp3 dock and built-in Sonic Surround speakers at a budget price.

Priced at a very competitive $649, the T101 will also please the casual exerciser with a quiet 2.25 CHP motor backed by a lifetime warranty, speed up to 10 mph and incline range from 0 to 10 percent. The trainer also features an easy folding system for extra storage space when not in use.

Learn more by reading our full Horizon Fitness T101 treadmill review below…

Specifications

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Model Horizon T101
Rating

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68.4%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$999
Best Price

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$649
Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.1 - 10 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 10%
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

2.25 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 55"
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

PerfectFLEX Cushioning
(2-Ply)
Folding?

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Programs

Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

30
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

70.8" x 33.1" x 54.6"
Weight: 169 lbs
Display

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Orange LED (3-Window)
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 68.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 68.4/100. Music friendly treadmill is also compact with FeatherLIGHT folding feature. Rated by “Treadmill Doctor” as one of its ‘Best Buys’ in its category, the Horizon Fitness T101 could use a better warranty but overall its a value buy.

Pros:

  • Music friendly (mp3, speakers)
  • FeatherLIGHT makes folding effortless
  • Light and compact trainer (great for storage)
  • Cooling fan for extra comfort
  • Patent deck cushioning puts less stress on joints
  • Pulse grips for quick heart rate reading

Cons:

  • No warranty coverage on deck, only 1 year parts
  • A few complaints of broken parts shipped
  • Not compatible with iFit Live

Introduction

The Horizon T101 is classified in the ever popular “budget treadmill” price range. Furthermore, Horizon stands behind their products promising to test their exercise equipment out at each phase of the manufacturing process.

The treadmill features a 2.25 CHP motor, 20″ x 55″ running surface, pulse grip heart rate monitor and nine workout programs.

It’s also equipped with FeatherLIGHT folding system and PerfectFLEX deck cushioning system.

Workout Programs

The Horizon Fitness T101 delivers 30 workout programs to keep you motivated and challenged to reach your fitness goals whether it be losing weight, increasing muscle tone, building a strong heart or all of the above.

The T101 offers nine programming options with three targets (time, distance, calories) and three workouts (manual, intervals, weight loss).

Utilize the built-in pulse grips for a quick heart rate and get a quick readout on the LED display.

Horizon Fitness T101 Features

The Horizon T101 gives you three orange LED windows allowing you to track time, distance and calories through the target/workout LED indicators.

The treadmill’s Sonic Surround sound speakers will play your tunes or listen through the accompanying headphone jack.

The patented PerfectFlex deck cushioning system on the T101 is kind to your joints in both your knees and ankles.

Horizon’s T101 is fitted with a FeatherLIGHT folding lift system ensuring quick fold up and storage for users on the run.

Lastly, the COOLfit fan guarantees a longer workout by keeping you cool during even the most intense exercising.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Horizon Fitness T101 treadmill features a standard warranty package as well as an extended 1-Year or 2-Year In-Home option. The standard warranty and guarantee includes:

– Motor: Lifetime
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts & Labor: 1 Year

Conclusion

The Horizon T101 is a solid walking/jogging/light running treadmill, and a value buy with a few extras like the mp3 dock and built-in speakers.