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Horizon Fitness Elite T7 Review

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Quick Summary

The Elite T7 with maintenance-free track is Horizon’s most affordable Elite Series treadmill.

Highlights include a 60″ track powered by a 2.75 CHP motor, a 15 percent incline, 42 workouts plus Passport readiness, and a FeatherLight folding design.

The Elite T7 carries a five-year parts warranty and costs just $1,499 (down from $1,999).

Learn more from our full Horizon Elite T7 review below.

Our Rating

Rating: 91.9/100. The Horizon Elite T7 is built to deliver comfortable, enjoyable cardio sessions. As the simpler model in Horizon’s Elite Series it lacks a touchscreen but shares many other specs with the top-of-the-line T9. Key points are a 60″ x 20″ training area, a top speed of 12 mph, a maximum 15 percent incline and lots of workout support. Training guidance comes from 42 built-in programs, plus the machine is Passport Ready. Passport Ready treadmills can be used with Virtual Active videos that simulate outdoor training. These video workout programs respond to your workout intensity and show scenic paths from famous destinations worldwide.

Sale priced at $1,499 with a five-year parts warranty, the Horizon Elite T7 is up there as a solid contender for a best treadmill under $1,500. Here are pros and cons to consider.


  • Maintenance-free belt
  • Spacious workout space (60 x 20)
  • Power incline (Maximum 15 percent)
  • Variable cushioning (Three zones)
  • iPod-compatible (Dock and speakers)
  • 42 built-in workout apps
  • 8.5-inch display with backlighting
  • Passport Ready (Virtual Active workouts)
  • ViaFit connectivity (Data management)
  • Polar wireless chest strap and receiver
  • Contact heart rate sensors
  • Rack for a tablet computer
  • Easily folds to conserve space (Folds to a 44″ x 36″ footprint)


  • Uses older display technology (Not a touchscreen)
  • Large footprint before it’s folded (71″ x 34″)


With three-zone cushioning and 42 built-in workouts, the Horizon Elite T7 is impressive from its deck to its console. Its specs include a 60 track, a 2.75 CHP motor, a power incline up to 15 percent, and an expandable workout library with Passport video. Extra motivation is offered with its tablet computer holder and iPod-compatible sound system. Like other Horizon treadmills, this unit also uses wifi for data sharing with ViaFit Connect. The treadmill’s sale price is $1,499 with delivery and a long warranty included.

Workout Programs

Making it easy to start each session quickly, the Horizon Elite T7 has 42 preset workout programs. These can control the treadmill’s speed and incline to help you reach specific training goals. The 8.5″ LCD with blue backlighting shows Time, Distance, Laps, Calories, Speed, Incline and Heart Rate. Heart rate can be measured with a wireless chest strap (included) or contact sensors on the handlebars.

The Elite T7 is Passport Ready too, so it can be used with a Passport player (sold separately) and home television to show interactive Passport video workouts. These high definition videos immerse you in the sounds and sights of beautiful destinations in North America and Europe, such as the Rocky Mountains and California’s Death Valley. The videos adjust to your workout intensity to create virtual reality training experiences.

Passport players are sold preloaded with paths through Northern Italy and the American Southwest. Some destinations in separately sold Travel Packs are British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains and Paris.

Horizon Fitness Elite T7 Features

Music helps keep a spring in your step, so bring your iPod along and enjoy high fidelity sound. The Horizon Elite T7 is an iPod-compatible treadmill with an MP3 player port and sound system. Elite treadmills have tablet computer racks too.

Variable cushioning on the Horizon Elite 7 helps you avoid injury and perform more efficiently. Three firmness levels are used across the treadmill deck to give different amounts of flex for different points in your stride.

To add challenge the Elite 7 has a power incline with maximum 15 percent angle. Use this feature to burn more calories and target different muscle groups.

This treadmill also has an integrated water bottle holder.

A FeatherLight hydraulic system makes it easy to fold the Horizon Elite T7 after workout time. With its deck folded upward, the machine has a footprint of just 45″ x 34″.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts: 5 Years

– Labor: 1 year

Horizon Fitness also includes a 30 day trial with all its treadmills.


The Horizon Elite T7 is a very good value at $1,499 with five-year parts warranty. It’s built to serve for many years and has enough programming options to keep workouts varied. Also ready to support your own tablet computer and play MP3s, this treadmill can easily become a reliable training buddy.

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