The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill is a good contender in the runners’ treadmill category. It’s powerful with a 3.0 CHP motor. It’s strong—made with a steel frame that can sustain up to 325 pounds. At 60″, the running deck is 5″ longer than the home treadmill standard to accommodate taller runners and those with longer strides. It also has variable cushioning to lessen impact on knees, ankles and hips while runners tackle an incline up to 15%, and work their way towards the treadmill’s top speed of 12 mph. You have the option to connect to Android or Apple devices via Bluetooth (to use fitness apps like the free AFG Pro App, Record by Under Armour, and even FitBit’s apps).
Further sweetening the deal, Horizon is one of few manufacturers offering 0% financing on their equipment. You can opt for terms between six months and two years, which will help take the sting off of making your next big fitness purchase.
One knock against this treadmill? The display screen at 7” is small when compared to the new standard size of screens now on the market.
|Speed||0.5 - 12 mph|
|Deck||20" x 60"|
|Belt||3-Zone Variable Response|
|Max. Weight||325 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Contact Grips and BT 4.0 ready|
|Dimensions||77" x 36" x 60"|
Parts: 3 Year
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 87.5/100. The Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill is for runners. It has a 3.0 CHP motor! Not to discourage walkers from falling in love with this treadmill, but this machine is built to sustain the energy and force of a runner’s steps. Its steel frame—that supports up to 325 lbs, by the way—immediately sets it apart from treadmills that rely on plastic. The running deck is 20” x 60” (usually the size of a home deck is 55” long), which is good for runners with longer strides and its variable cushioning provides protection to the joints by softening impact on take off and landing. This is an important feature as it’s critical to protect your knees, ankles and hips if you want to be a runner in the long term. The speed option is 0-12 mph—great for interval training. The 7.0 AT has an incline of up to 15%, which is the standard and good enough for most users. A steeper incline allows for a lower impact workout and though you might move a bit slower, the workout will be plenty difficult. The heart rate monitor is a grip pulse on the handles in front—perfect for quick and easy readings. It’s becoming the norm for the program offerings to work via Bluetooth from fitness apps and the 7.0 AT is no different. It’s compatible with Android and Apple devices and apps and the free AFG Pro App can be accessed through tablet or phone. The apps Record by Under Armour and FitBit can also be synced. Speakers can be used via Bluetooth of plug-in to enhance your sound coming from your device. The warranty is good, it offers a lifetime on frame and motor and three years on parts and one year on labor.
- Motor: 3.0 CHP, designed for running and relatively quiet, even when you’re running hard
- Deck Size: 20” x 60”: length allows for a wide range in height and stride length
- Warranty: Not bad for the price point (lifetime on frame & motor, 3 years on parts, 1 year on labor)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth compatible with both Apple and Android devices and several apps
- Steel frame: Sturdy and durable, can handle an intense workout and up to 325 lbs
- Cushioning: 3 zone to protect joints on take off and landing
- Financing: Split payments out over as much as two years with no interest
- Folds Up: If your home gym serves other purposes, you can fold the 7.0 AT to take up less space when not in use
- 7” screen is small
Are you looking for a durable runner’s treadmill? The 7.0 AT has what you need. It’s powerful with a 3.0 CHP motor. It’s durable thanks to a steel frame. It’s performance driven—0-12 mph and 0-15% incline range. It’s tech ready—use Bluetooth to connect with Android and Apple devices and fitness apps that allow you to maximize your workouts and monitor your progress. It has what it takes to be the treadmill a runner needs, whether you are a beginner or more advanced.
There are 5 built-in programs and through the various compatible apps you will have access to a variety of workout programs and ways to monitor your progress.
Fitness App Compatibility
As mentioned, the big sales pitch here with the Horizon 7.0AT is its flexibility when it comes to workout apps. That said, it’s not that simple, and it’s not quite as integrated as you might think. There are a number of apps out there that offer guided training, in either video or audio format, however not all apps have the same connectivity, so to speak. For example, you can follow along with the great cardio workouts found in the Peloton app, or listen in on audio-only guided runs from Nike Run Club, but with these apps, you aren’t actually pairing the app with the treadmill in any way, but rather watching/listening via a separate device (your iPad or tablet is the most logical choice). We have to say that there’s a lack of clarity when it comes to Horizon’s website in regards to app “compatibility”, as they spend a lot of time talking about “connecting” these apps to the treadmill when that’s not actually what’s going on. More specifically, you’re connecting your device to the treadmill via Bluetooth in order for the audio to play through the treadmill’s speakers. This is a good feature, but know that any adjustment to speed or incline will still need to be controlled by you on the machine.
There are two exceptions to the rule at time of publishing—the immensely popular Zwift app, and the less well known Kinomap. The former is a gaming-style running and cycling app whose popularity is mostly centered around the indoor cycling training community, whereas the latter is A lesser known video-based training app that allows users to follow on and off road running, cycling, and rowing courses. We’ve taken the time to review the Zwift app, however our experience with Kinomap was fairly limited.
Horizon Fitness 7.0AT Features
Exercise Programs: Built-in: 5K, Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Manual, Max Heart Rate; Apps: AFG Pro (free), Record by Under Armour and FitBit
Motor: 3.0 CHP
Running Deck: 20”x 60”
Heart rate monitoring: Grip pulse and BT 4.0 ready
Cushioning: 3 zone variable response cushioning
Console: 4 LED, 7” LCD
Audio: Integrated speakers – connect your devices via Bluetooth or plug-in
Users weight capacity: 325 lbs.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 year
A 30-day trial is also included when the 7.0 AT is shipped from Horizon Fitness.
The Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT is absolutely a runner’s treadmill to consider for your home gym. The Horizon Fitness brand is known for building durable machines at affordable prices and it shows with this machine. The frame is strong and the deck will accommodate longer strides. The three-zone variable cushioning is a valuable inclusion as far as protecting your joints is concerned. The connectivity to Android and Apple devices and fitness apps makes sure you can stay motivated while tracking your workouts, and the warranty is good. There’s no doubt about it, this is a solid buy.