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Horizon Evolve SG Review

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The Horizon Evolve SG is easily one of the most uniquely designed treadmills on the market.

Designed specifically for those who need an ultra-compact unit, the Horizon Evolve SG is sleek and attractive, impressively able to fold to just 10″ high.

That means that you can store the Evolve SG under your bed, couch or even in a corner of your closet.

Aditionally, the Horizon Evolve SG ships completely assembled, extremely rare in the treadmill world.

Learn more by reading our full Horizon Evolve SG treadmill review below…


Model Horizon Evolve SG

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

1 - 6 mph

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).


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.

1.5 CHP

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).

17" x 45"

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.

1.6 mm

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


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

Max. Weight

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

250 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.

Thumb Pulse

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

59" x 23" x 48"
Folding: 10" x 59"
Weight: 99 lbs

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

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.


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).


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: 10 Years
Motor: 5 Years
Parts: 1 Year
Electrical: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 48.3%

Our Rating

Rating: 48.3/100. Ultra-compact unit fits under bed or corner of closet when not in use. Questions amount considering its durability, but the Horizon Evolve SG is the ultimate treadmill if you live in an apartment or use the trainer inside a bedroom.


  • Extremely compact treadmill
  • Folds and stores just about anywhere
  • Music friendly (mp3 compatible, speakers)
  • Solid display system for size of machine
  • Supports heart rate monitoring
  • Trainer shipped pre-assembled


  • Limited speed range, no incline
  • Practically no pre-defined workout programs
  • Skinny running surface for larger users


Compact, Compact, Compact.

That is the name of the game when it comes to the Horizon Evolve SG and its best selling point.

The Evolve SG is incredibly light, weighing in at 99 lbs.

The Horizon Evolve SG is so compact, it is equipped with a skinny running surface making it a main attraction to smaller body sizes. Walkers and low-impact users will benefit from the 1.5 CHP motor and no incline, as well.

Workout Programs

The Horizon Evolve SG has two pre-defined workout programs, a manual program and weight-loss program.

This allows the user to get creative and design their own workouts specifically for their needs.

The Horizon Evolve SG also features a thumb pulse heart rate monitor.

Whether your goals are weight loss, muscle strengthening or fitness maintenance, the Horizon Evolve SG will help you walk your way to achievement.

Horizon Evolve SG Treadmill Features

The Horizon Evolve SG has an unusual, 17″ x 45″ running surface. Consequently, it’s really long, but not very wide and definitely designed for smaller users.

The accessory features appeal to users of all types.

Striding to your favorite tunes through the MP3/CD audio adapter gives you freedom from headphones and your music comes through loud and clear with the built-in speakers.

If you are more of a reader than music lover or even if you are both, take advantage of the supplied reading rack on the Horizon Evolve SG.

Monitor key workout data via the LCD display.

Also, if you are not a fan of putting together merchandise, the Horizon Evolve SG is shipped already assembled.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Horizon Evolve SG treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: 10 Years
– Motor: 5 Years
– Parts: 1 Year
– Electrical Components: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year

Contact (800) 244-4192 for general inquiries. Extended warranties also available.


The Horizon Evolve SG has cornered the market for a specific fitness group — walkers with limited space. It’s extremely compact, but not suitable for all users.

Looking for something compact? Compare the Horizon Evolve SG to the all compact treadmills page.


  • Charles Evenson January 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm from Minnesota
    Do you still have a users manual for the horizon evolve sg?I lost mine.
    • FitRated February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm
      Hi Charles, you can access the manual here:

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