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Horizon Fitness 7.0AT Review

Quick Summary

The Horizon 7.0AT Treadmill is a good contender in the runner’s treadmill category. It’s powerful with a 3.0 CHP (horsepower). It’s strong – made with a steel frame and manages up to 325 pounds of user’s weight.  The running deck is a little longer than the home gym standard at 20” x 60” to accommodate most heights and strides; and it also has variable cushioning to lessen impact on knees, ankles and hips. The deck will also incline up to 15% and move up to 12 mph. You have the option to connect to Android or Apple devices and apps via Bluetooth; fitness apps such as the free AFG Pro App, UA and FitBit. Heart rate monitor, a pulse grip, is easily accessible. The display screen at 7”, however, is a little on the small side when comparing to the new standard of screens now on the market.

Specifications

FitRated
Model 7.0AT
Rating

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84%
List Price

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

$1999
Best Price

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$999
Speed

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

0.5 - 12 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).

0-15%
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.

3.0 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 60"
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.

3-Zone Variable Response
Cushioning
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.

N/A
Max. Weight

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

325 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.

Contact Grips and BT 4.0 ready
Dimensions

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

77" x 36" x 60"
Display

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

7" LCD
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: 3 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 84%

Our Rating

Rating: 84/100. The Horizon 7.0AT treadmill is for runners. It has a horsepower of 3.0 CHP! Well technically it’s for runners but it can also be for walkers; but the 7.0AT is built to sustain the energy and force of running. The frame is made of steel, which is always better than plastic. It will also securely manage 325 lbs of user’s weight.  The running deck is 20” x 60” (usually the size of a home deck is 55” long), this is good for the long strides of runners and their varying heights. It also has variable cushioning, providing protection to the joints by softening impact on take off and landing. This is important for long-term use; it’s critical to protect your knees, ankles and hips. The speed is 0-12 mph – good range for interval training. 7.0AT has an incline of up to 15%, which is the standard and good enough for most. Incline allows for a lower impact workout on the knees and tendons when deck is angled. The heart rate monitor is in the form of a grip pulse on the handles in front – makes for quick and easy readings. It’s becoming the norm for the program offerings to come through via Bluetooth from fitness apps. 7.0AT is compatible with Android and Apple devices and apps. The free AFG Pro App can be accessed through tablet or phone: calories, time, distance, fat burn target heart rate along with more advanced features. Furthermore, the apps, UA and FitBit can also be synced. Speakers – plug them in or use through BlueTooth to enhance your devices sound. The warranty is good, it offers a lifetime on frame and motor and three years on parts.

Pros:

  • Motor: 3.0 CHP – it’s designed for running
  • Deck Size: 20” x 60” –  size allows for a wide range in height
  • Warranty – decent
  • Apps: works with both Apple and Android devices and apps
  • Steel frame – more durable than plastic
  • Cushioning -3 zone to protect joints on take off and landing

Cons:

  • 7” screen is small

Introduction

Are you looking for a runner’s treadmill, one that is durable? The 7.0AT has all the mechanics of a good runner’s treadmill. It’s powerful: 3.0 CHP (horsepower). It’s durable: steel frame. It’s performance driven: 0-12 mph, and 0-15% incline range. It’s tech ready: use Bluetooth smart to connect with Android and Apple devices and fitness apps that increase and build motivation and fitness levels. It certainly has what it takes to be at the runner’s level whether you are a beginner or a more advanced runner.

Workout Programs

Through the various compatible Apps you will have access to a wide variety of workout programs and ways to monitor your progress.

Horizon Fitness 7.0AT Features

Exercise Programs:  Apps- AFG Pro (Free), UA and FitBit

Motor: 3.0 CHP

Running Deck: 20”x 60”

Incline: 0-15%

Heart rate monitoring: Grip pulse and BT 4.0 ready

Cushioning:  3 zone variable response cushioning

Console: 4 LED, 7” LCD

Audio: Yes, connect to Bluetooth on plug in.

Users weight capacity:  325 lbs.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Horizon 7.0AT Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 year

A 30 day trial is also included when the 7.0AT is shipped from Horizon Fitness.

Conclusion

The Horizon Fitness 7.0AT is 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 in the latest production of the 7.0AT. The frame is strong and the deck  will accommodate for most users weights and heights. The three zone variable cushioning supports good long-term health and activity. And the connectivity to Android and Apple devices and fitness apps makes sure you can be motivated while tracking your workouts. The warranty is decent. It’s a solid buy.