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Horizon T202 Review

Quick Summary

The Horizon T202 Treadmill is a good value for the range of features/quality and cost. It has 2.75 HP; although one can run on it, it’s better suited for walking and jogging. The 12% incline allows for a more intense workout, whether walking or jogging while toning muscles. The variable cushioning absorbs impact to reduce stress on joints. Bluetooth connectivity let’s you link to the console and speakers, as well as save your progress on your device or  a few popular fitness apps. Five built-in programs work on weight loss and cardio with manual and interval training options. The Advanced Goal Center allows you to lay out a 31-day exercise plan to better control and motivate your workouts. It will remain stable with users up to 325 lbs. but takes up a small amount of living space. The heart rate grip monitor is convenient and easy to use and read. The integrated fan keeps you cool on those very challenging workouts.

Specifications

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Model Horizon T202
Rating

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83.2%
List Price

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

$1,299
Best Price

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$799
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).

0-12%
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.

2.75 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.

5
Max. Weight

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

325 lb
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.

Handlebar sensors
Dimensions

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

N/A
Display

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

3" LED, backlit LCD screen
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 and motor: Lifetime
Parts: 3 year
Labor: 1 year

Rating: 83.2%

Our Rating

Rating: 83.2/100. The Horizon T202 Treadmill is a good choice in its class. The 12% incline helps to make any workout more challenging and ultimately increasing your strength, cardio fitness and muscle tone. The horsepower (2.75) is better suited to walkers and joggers more so than runners but the 60” length can work for runners and taller users. The speed range  goes up to 12 mph., which is good for interval training. The cushioning is important for those who use the treadmill regularly; it absorbs shock on impact to protect joints over a long period of time. Bluetooth connection is a great way to add music or any other type of training in the mix via any of your devices. It will also sync with popular workout apps to easily monitor your stats. A USB charging port keeps devices fully charged.  The grip pulse heart rate monitor is placed in front on bar making it easy and convenient to use while active. With a user maximum weight of 325, most are able to use the T202 treadmill. Compartments are available to hold water bottles and accessories. The built in cooling fan is always nice on an exceptionally hard workout day. The warranty is good for this class of machine, lifetime on motor and frame, three years on parts and one on labor.

Pros:

  • Price: Affordable at the MSRP of $1299, but like most treadmills can be found for less online
  • Motor: It’s a fairly powerful motor, at 2.75 HP and very quiet.
  • Console: Easy to read LED screen.
  • Exercise Programs: It comes with five built in programs. It has an advanced goal center that allows you to set your exercise routine for 31 days and can be synced to various fitness apps to monitor the usual statistics: distance, time, calories and  heart rate.
  • Incline: It has a 12% incline that can challenge anyone from beginners to advanced levels of fitness. Helps to tone muscles effectively.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Monitor your heart rate zone with the easy dual grip.
  • Cushioning: The variable cushioning helps to protect joints – ankles, knees and hips by absorbing the shock as you come down in your stride.
  • Audio: Listen to your music or motivational speeches through integrated speakers.
  • Fans: Keeps you nice and cool.
  • Warranty: Lifetime on frame and motor , three year on parts and electronics and one year on labor – this is a decent warranty.
  • Storage: It’s foldable, easy to put away in a corner after use.

Cons:

  • It’s good for walkers and joggers, but not for serious runners whose use would be demanding and possibly daily.

Introduction

The Horizon T202 Treadmill is a good, affordable machine for a home gym. It has all the features that make it the best in its class which is between a less expensive lower grade and premium quality – it has just enough of the good features to raise it’s status.   It comes with five built in programs that cover training for weight loss, endurance, interval training and a 31-day workout plan option to guide your progress and goals. The power at 2.75 HP works for a good walk or jog not avid or serious running. It fits in small spaces yet will be a stable machine for any user up to 325 lbs. It’s good for beginners and intermediate fitness levels.

Workout Programs

The Horizon T202 Treadmill comes with five programs that work on your endurance, weight loss and overall fitness. It allows for a 31-day training program to keep you motivated. Track  progress with the standard, time, distance, calories and heart rate stats. Your data can also be synced with some of the more popular fitness apps for easy monitoring.

Horizon T202 Features

Bluetooth Smart: Connect all your devices at the same time.

Exercise Programs: This treadmill comes with five programs.

Motor: At 2.75 HP, it is a quiet machine best suited for walkers and joggers.

Running Deck: 20” x 60”, cushioned in various areas.

Incline: The wide range in incline levels –  0-12% – helps to increase resistance and tone muscles efficiently and effectively.

Heart rate monitoring: Use the grip method to read pulse.

Cushioning: The varied cushioning lessens the strain on joints.

Console: Has three LED, LCD screens with fan and a place for your accessories.

Audio: Speakers work with Bluetooth or plug in to enhance your listening experience.

Users weight capacity: Will accommodate safely up to 325 lbs.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Horizon T202 Treadmill warranty includes:

  • Lifetime on frame and motor
  • 3-year all parts and electronics
  • 1-year labor

Conclusion

The Horizon T202 Treadmill is a good, inexpensive treadmill that will deliver on programs and use for walkers and joggers, not for the serious runners who will require durability and power. The warranty is decent for an inexpensive treadmill, which tells you that Horizon is standing behind their product. So if you are new to working out, the Horizon T202 is  a decent entry level machine.