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Horizon T202 Review

Quick Summary

The Horizon T202 Treadmill is a good value for its range of features/quality and its cost. It has 2.75 CHP (continuous duty horsepower) motor and although you can run on it, it’s better suited for walking and jogging. The 12% incline allows for a more intense workout—and solid muscle toning—whether you’re walking or jogging. The variable cushioning absorbs impact to reduce stress on joints. Bluetooth compatibility allows you to connect your device to the console and speakers, and a tablet rack gives you a place to set it down. You can access a few popular fitness apps and save your progress on your device. Five built-in programs include weight loss and cardio fitness (calories, time) with manual and interval training options as well. The treadmill can accommodate users up to 325 lbs and has a 60″ deck to allow for longer strides, making it great for taller users. The integrated fan keeps you cool on those very challenging workouts. A bonus feature of this treadmill is the Featherlight™ folding feature that allows you to fold up the treadmill with relative ease so it takes up a small amount of living space when not in use.

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: 1 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 gives you the option to make any workout more challenging—not to mention increase your strength, cardio fitness and muscle tone. The maximum user weight of 325 lbs makes this a good choice for heavier users. The motor (2.75 CHP) is better suited to walkers and joggers than runners. If you do use this treadmill for running, the 60″ deck is a helpful feature as it accommodates a longer stride, and the speed range goes up to 12 mph (helpful 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. The treadmill is Bluetooth-enabled so you can connect your devices to the machine and access compatible fitness apps or just listen to music/watch something while you work out. A USB charging port keeps devices fully charged. The built-in cooling fan is a nice, if typical, addition, especially when you’re working up a sweat. The warranty is decent for this class of machine—lifetime on motor and frame, one year on parts, cushioning and labor.

Pros:

  • Price: Affordable at the MSRP of $1299, but like most treadmills can be found for less online
  • Motor: It’s a moderately powerful motor at 2.75 CHP
  • Console: Easy to read LCD screen
  • Exercise Programs: It comes with five built-in programs: calorie-burn, distance, time, manual and weight-loss
  • Incline: It has a 12% incline
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Monitor your heart rate with the easy dual grip
  • Cushioning: The variable cushioning helps to protect joints by absorbing the shock as you land and push off
  • Audio: Plug in your device and listen to music, podcasts, workout prompts, etc. through integrated speakers
  • Fans: Keeps you cool as you push yourself
  • Warranty: Lifetime on frame and motor, 1 year on parts, cushioning and labor – this is an okay warranty
  • Storage: It’s foldable, easy to store in a corner when not in use

Cons:

  • Not for serious runners: If you want a treadmill that’s fit for daily use by a runner, you’ll want a higher CHP and maybe a sturdier model. You’ll probably need to look at machines at a higher price point.

Introduction

The Horizon T202 Treadmill is a good, affordable machine for a home gym. It has all the features that make it a best-in-class mid-tier model—more to offer than the lowest price/grade options but nowhere near a premium treadmill.  It comes with five basic, built-in programs and gives you free access to its own fitness app. Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, you can use your own device to listen to music or use this fitness app as well as other compatible fitness apps that can monitor your progress. The 2.75 CHP motor is best for a good walk or jog, not serious running. It folds up to fit in small spaces yet will be a stable machine for users up to 325 lbs. It’s best for beginners and intermediate fitness levels.

Workout Programs

Comes with five basic programs: calorie burn, distance, manual, time, weight loss

Compatible with several fitness apps including AFG Connected Fitness (free app), Record by Under Armour, and My Fitness Pal

Horizon T202 Features

Bluetooth-Enabled: Connect your device(s) and plug them in the USB port so they stay charged

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

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

Incline: 0-12%

Heart rate monitoring: Use the grip method to read heart rate

Cushioning: 3-zone cushioned deck lessens the strain on joints

Console: Includes speakers, fan, LCD screen, tablet holder to place your device

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

Users weight capacity: Up to 325 lbs

Warranty & Guarantee

The Horizon T202 Treadmill warranty includes:

  • Lifetime on frame and motor
  • 1-year all parts, cushioning and labor

Conclusion

The Horizon T202 Treadmill is a good, relatively inexpensive treadmill that will deliver for walkers and joggers with basic programs, solid features (incline, deck length, cushioning, max speed) and Bluetooth connectivity/app compatibility. It’s not for serious runners who will require more durability and power. The warranty is decent for an inexpensive treadmill, which tells you that Horizon is standing behind their product. If you are new to working out, the Horizon T202 is a good entry-level machine.

2 Comments

  • George Wells April 19, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    I want to purchase and have delivered
    • Courtney Grafton April 24, 2019 at 8:05 am
      Hi George, you can make purchases directly through our website on Fitrated.com!

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