New Horizon Elliptical Reviews

Horizon EX-59s

An adaptation of the successful LiveStrong design in a value package. Our 1st runner up in the $...

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Older Horizon Reviews

Reviewed in 2017

Horizon EX-59

The Horizon EX-59 gives a lot of quality for the money. In out opinion it is the best quality el...

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Horizon Elite E9

There are many brands on the market that do not have the updated technology like some of the lead...

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Reviewed in 2014

Horizon Fitness EX-57

Horizon gives their customers consistent quality with the EX-57, especially when you compare it t...

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Horizon Fitness EX-69

The EX-69 is one of the best quality ellipticals you can find under $1000

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Horizon Fitness EX-79

While not the best $1000 elliptical we have seen, the EX-79 gives the user good quality for the m...

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Reviewed in 2012

Horizon AT-1501s

The Horizon AT-1501 is an excellent elliptical that is outclassed by its competitors in this pric...

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Horizon EX-57s

An older design that Horizon needs to put to on the curb. With the introduction of the EX 59 and...

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Horizon EX-69s

The nearly twin version of the LiveStrong LS8.0E is a good value. While it doesn't have a great ...

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Horizon EX-77s

An older elliptical design that doesn't measure up to the new EX-79. it is really fortunate that...

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Horizon EX-79s

Based on the successful LiveStrong elliptical design, the EX-79 is a lesser known cousin. This e...

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Reviewed in 2011

Horizon EX-58

*Note: A pretty good unit for $600. The EX-58 is a pretty good unit for $599 but it has stiff ...

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Horizon EX-68

*Note: This is a sold machine for $799. The $799 price point is filled with heavy competition ...

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Horizon EX-78

*Note: This class of ellipticals has an excellent feel. A strong machine at $999 but the warra...

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Horizon GS1050E

*Note: Good value and excellent feel make this one a winner. The lowest price of this class of...

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Horizon LS645E

Note: A good machine but Horizon has better options. This is not a bad elliptical but Horizon ...

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Reviewed in 2010

Horizon CE6.0

Industrial design is the CE6.0's strong suit.

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Horizon E5

*Note: An average unit in the Horizon lineup. This unit is long on looks but short on quality....

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Horizon E701

*Note: This machine goes from Ho hum to OK, what a difference $100 makes. The E701 has a solid...

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Horizon E901

A decent unit, but for the same money you could have the EX-58.

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Horizon EX-67

Horizon has made a big push to improve the value to the consumer, the EX-67 is no exception.

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Horizon EX-77

The price drop this year makes the EX-77 more competitive.

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Reviewed in 2009

Horizon E 2.3

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Horizon E 3.3

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Horizon E 4.3

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Horizon E 6

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Horizon EX 55

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Horizon EX 65

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Horizon EX 75

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Who Manufacturers Horizon Ellipticals?

General Information:A low to mid-range line produced by Johnson, the producers of Vision, Matrix, and AFG. The packaging on these machines is nothing short of spectacular, especially considering the price. Their component quality has picked up. Horizon has eliminated their ultra-cheap price points and is only producing units that have a minimum quality level for walkers. We think it is a big improvement and they make an excellent value.

Manufacturing Philosophy:Hit low price points and sell as many as you can seems to be the philosophy of this brand for Johnson and at this point, they are doing it very well. We visited the headquarters and major factory outside of Shanghai and found that Johnson is the most integrated manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world. This can be both good and bad. The good is that you are in control of almost all aspects of production. The bad is that you are in control of almost all aspects of production- if you mess up there is no one else to blame. They are focused on doing things the right way so it appears that this is a case where it is good overall. We were impressed with their quality procedures and design and testing processes and the reviews will reflect these facts.

Company Outlook : Horizon has decided to give retailers a "take-it-or-leave-it" proposition. Essentially, they are saying here is the product and here is the price and we have a minimum level of acceptable quality. If you don't like it, don't buy it. In the past, many of their units were simply scaled down unit from their other brands but now Horizon is much more distinct. The only problem is now they are generally available online so the service level is typically not present. They make a very strong treadmill, especially near the $700 to $1000 price point.