Horizon T101 Treadmill Review

Horizon Fitness makes a variety of exercise equipment that boasts high quality builds at affordable prices. Horizon are well known for standing behind their products offering lifetime warranties on both the frame and motor. The warranties alone say a lot about the durability of their products.

In our Horizon T101 Treadmill Review, we are going to take a closer look at all of the features of this top-rated “budget treadmill.”

The Horizon T101 treadmill features a 2.5 CHP motor that is powerful and still quiet, 20″ x 55″ running surface with 3-zone variable response cushioning system, pulse grip heart rate monitor, and 9 built-in workout programs.

It also has a feather-light folding system, making it easier for you to store it out of the way when you are not using it.

Product Specifications

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Product dimensions-  assembled 70″ x 34″ x 55″, folded 46″ x 34″ x 61″

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Weight – 165lbs

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Drive motor – 2.5 continuous-duty horsepower

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Speed range – 0.5 – 10 mph

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Frame type – featherlight folding

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Weight Capacity – 300lbs

Why Do We Like The Horizon T101 Treadmill?

The Horizon T101 treadmill comes with 30 programmed workouts, which is the most that you will find in this price range. These workouts range from manually setting your own objectives to challenging interval training.

The T101 features 9 programming options with 3 targets, including time, distance, calories, and 3 workouts such as manual, intervals, and weight loss.

Having 30 programmed workouts is more than enough to ensure you will not get bored since you can have a different workout each day in a month.

0-10% One-Touch Keys Adjustable Incline

An important feature that you should look for when you are buying a treadmill is an incline, and the way it can be adjusted. If you are walking or running on a treadmill at an incline, you will burn many more calories than on a flat surface.

Also, working out at an incline will target many different muscle groups, strengthening and toning them. While working out at an incline, you will burn more calories in a shorter time period than you would if you were walking or running on a flat surface, so you will also save time.

The Horizon T101 treadmill has an incline between 0-10%, and what’s even better, you do not have to step off the treadmill or stop your workout to adjust the inclination; all is done by one touch on the display.

Walking/Jogging Surface

Another vital feature that you should look into when purchasing a treadmill is the size of a running surface since that size determines who can actually use the treadmill.

While you are working out, you need to move freely and work out comfortably, and for that, you need an adequate size running surface.

The running belt’s length determines if you can walk and jog on your treadmill or run, and you need the belt to be wide enough so you can put both of your feet on it comfortably without the risk of stepping off while working out.

Horizon T101 treadmill has a belt that is 20″ x 55″ which is a bit shorter than the belts on T202 and T303, which are 20″ x 60″, but since this is an entry-level treadmill that is for walking or light jogging, not for running, the length and width of the belt are big enough even for those of you that are taller.

woman in pink top standing on a horizon t101treadmill in front of the command console

Monitor/Control Console

The console of T101 is straightforward and easy to use you can set everything from the program you want up to speed and incline with one-click of a button.

Once you start working out, it only takes you a minute to adjust everything to what you need, and it is always easy to change the speed or incline while you are working out with one simple click.

On the console there is a fan that helps you cool off while walking or jogging as well as the device holder so you can safely place your phone or a tablet to keep yourself entertained during long workouts.

For monitoring your heart rate, there are contact grips. The console is also BlueTooth enabled, has speakers, a USB port, a led display, and a bottle holder.

Everything is carefully designed to make your workouts more pleasant. Manufacturer thought of the safety as well so T101 has a security key with a clip that you can attach to your clothes and that will stop the treadmill in case you fall or slip from the running belt.

Cushioned Running Deck

All Horizon treadmills are engineered with a unique three-zone variable response cushioning system that provides the utmost comfort while you are working out.

There is softer cushioning in the impact zone and harder cushioning in the push-off zone that provides the ideal amount of flex and support in every phase of your workout.

Good cushioning means less stress on your feet, ankles and knees, which allows you longer workouts with a shorter time of recovery.

Space-Saving Design

One of the great features of T101 treadmill is the ability to fold it for storage. The T101 has a simple one-step hydraulic folding system called FeatherLight folding, which allows you to effortlessly store your treadmill out of the way after you finished your workout.

This feature is great for all of you that have limited space and need to use shared rooms for workouts.

The Good

Running belt size – 20″ x 55″

Top speed of 10MPH suitable for walking, and light jogging

2.5CHP Motor – durable and responsive, very quiet

0-10% power-adjustable incline

Folds for storage

3 zone deck cushioning – anti-shock

Excellent warranty – lifetime frame, lifetime motor, 1 year labor and parts

The Bad

Not suited for heavy training

Speakers are not very powerful

Limited workout programs

To Sum Up

Horizon T101 treadmill is a starter treadmill for all of you that are not yet experienced, runners. It is of great quality and boasts excellent features for the price.

It has 30 programmed workouts, which is the most that you will find in this price range. The belt is 20″ x 55″, which is more than enough for comfortable walking and light jogging even for taller users.

Incline goes form 0-10%, and speed goes up to 10MPH. You can adjust the incline without having to step off your treadmill with one simple press of a button.

The control console is straightforward to use, simple and basic, and on it, you have everything you might need to make your workout more pleasant such as a bottle holder, phone, tablet, or a book holder and a fan that will help you cool off while walking.

When you look at all the specs, it is a great treadmill for the price.