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Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT Review

Quick Summary

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.

Specifications

FitRated
Model 7.0AT
Rating

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89.5%
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: 89.5%

Our Rating

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.

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 7” screen is small

Introduction

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.

Workout Programs

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.

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”

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: 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.

Conclusion

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.

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