Horizon T101 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A multi-year Best Buy winner for Horizon! Strongest entry level Horizon that we have ever seen. Makes a claim for buying this over a comparably priced Proform!
One of the best efforts Horizon has made at the $600 price point. A solid mechanical design combined with better quality parts than they have used in the past makes for a unit that is surprisingly acceptable for the price.
This is a very average treadmill for a price that is well below average, which is why it earned our Best Buy award for treadmills priced from $400-$699. While you won't get anything spectacular with this model, it would be difficult to find a machine of this quality at a comparable price.
The motor in this machine is about average. It will give you the performance you need, but the frame and wear parts won't be able to hold up for anything other than walking, especially with heavier users. Only one other treadmill that we reviewed offers this much power at a lower price. Most treadmills with a motor of this quality will charge a couple of hundred up to a thousand dollars more.
The cushioning system is also about average for most treadmills. It consists of PerfectFLEX variable cushioning, which attempts to combine shock absorption with support. You can find a few models that offer similar impact relief for a little less, but you'll end up sacrificing quality in other areas.
This is a fairly reliable treadmill, which is a surprise given its price. It won't last as long as the as some of the really high-quality models will, but it won't break down on you too quickly, either. Given the fact that some companies will charge you well over $1,000 for a machine that is of a similar quality, we have no complaints.
It's a little bit loud for our taste. It's nothing that should deter you from purchasing it, but most of the treadmills we reviewed this year were able to keep the noise levels lower.
The warranty for this treadmill is what leaves the most to be desired. While there are many companies that offer similar warranties for a much higher price, we think Horizon should have the confidence to offer more, given that its parts and engineering can stack up with the more expensive models.