Horizon Evolve Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Great design combined with some very cheap parts. If you have no space or need to put a treadmill out of the way and you won't be more than a regular walker, this is the best choice. The Lifespan TR200 has electric incline though.
An impressive design that is so small when folded (10" of vertical height) that you can literally put it under a bed. If you are someone who wants serious training, look elsewhere, but for $600 and if you need an ultra-compact machine, this one makes inordinate sense.
The Horizon Evolve isn't a bad deal for $599. At this price, you have to realize that you're not going to get a very durable machine. You won't want to buy this treadmill if you are looking to do any exercise more intense than light walking. The compact design, however, will be welcomed by many. If you live in a small area and need to keep your treadmill out of the way when it's not in use, This is an excellent choice.
The walking area is very small. The belt measures in at 17" x 45". This is much shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt you see on most of today's treadmills. Some users may feel a bit cramped in this small of a space. It helps that this model will only be used for walking because that means you will keep a shorter stride than you would if you were to run.
Inside this machine, you'll find the weakest motor of every model we've reviewed. At any price, the power producing capability of this treadmill is sad. The speed won't get any faster than 6 mph, but that's probably a good thing. Many models are able to reach speeds that their structure and drive system can't hold up to. At least this way, you won't be tempted to run too fast, although 6 mph is still faster than you should go on this treadmill.
The cushioning system is about what you should expect at this price. The running surface of this machine is going to be much more forgiving than pavement, but finding a longer lasting or better feeling cushioning system on another treadmill is very easy.
This isn't a very durable model, even for it's price range. Many of the sub-$1,000 treadmills have a significantly longer life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts isn't very good either. Cheap parts had to be used in order to drive down the cost of production.
The warranty on the Horizon Evolve is one of the worst you'll find. Parts, labor, and electrical components are covered for 1 year; the motor is covered for 5 years; and the frame is covered for 10 years. Horizon isn't exactly known for great warranties, and there's a reason for that.