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Horizon EX-59 Elliptical Review

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How long will the Horizon EX-59 last?

Built to last, the Horizon EX-59 weighs an assembled 145 lbs. and holds users up to a 300 lb. maximum. It is tailored for light to somewhat moderate use and will last for at least a handful of years if taken care of properly. Johnson covers the EX-59 with a lifetime warranty on the frame and 1 year for the brake, parts, and labor making it more than obvious that all issues occur within a year of purchase. Purchase through alternate online retailers offers a boost on parts and labor warranty at checkout.

Brief Overview

The Horizon EX-59 is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner for the $400 to $699 range and has been on our radar for years due to the overall quality of a fitness machine offered at such a continuously low price. It has commendable features and a connection to the world through Bluetooth capabilities that makes the EX-59 more competitive than many other models who lack the same technical features. Honestly supplying a personal streaming device is convenient for most as the more detailed the console, the higher chance of it breaking down and holding up the overall use of the machine.

Overall Quality

The Horizon EX-59 offers an 18” stride that is appealing to a large consumer base on the shorter end of the height spectrum and is a quality machine for users of many fitness levels. There are 10 levels of resistance to heighten workout intensity and an advanced pulley system working with a 14 lb. flywheel to provide a continuous performing motion throughout workout sessions. A simple, easy to use console shows 7 points of performance data including heartrate information gathered from the monitors in the stationary handlebars. The console contains quick access buttons for changing resistance and accessing the 5 built in programs tailored to build cardio and tone muscles. Finally, the EX-59 is Bluetooth enabled allowing users to stream media and listen to favorite playlists during exercise fun.

Things we like

  • lifetime frame warranty
  • budget-friendly
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • tablet holder position does not cover console

Things we dislike

  • X
    low parts warranty
  • X
    limited stride


Frame Type SixStar Non-Folding
Flywheel 14 Lbs
Stride Length (inches) 18
Incline Range n/a
Resistance Range Magnetic, 10 Levels
Step on Height (inches) 0 3/4"
Extras Built-in Speakers, Tablet Rack, USB charging (1A/5V), Water Bottle Holder
Johnson Exclusive Technologies SixStar™ Frame
Electrical Requirements 110 volt and 220 volt. Not compatible w/ GFCI outlets
Weight 145 Lbs
Active Footprint ×
Assembled Dimensions (L x W x H) 74"x 25"x 64.5"
Folded Dimensions (L x W x H) n/a
Shipping Dimensions 52"x 19"x 30"
Estimated Shipping Weight 187 Lbs
Max User Weight 300
Bluetooth Enabled Yes
Speakers Yes
USB Port No
Display 4.5"Yellow-Green LCD
Programs Calorie, Distance, Intervals, Manual, Weight loss
Workout Feedback Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, Program Level, Speed, Time, Watts


Home Warranty - Frame: Lifetime Home Warranty - Brake: 1 year Home Warranty - Flywheel: NA Home Warranty - Parts: 1 year Home Warranty - Labor: 1 year


The Horizon EX-59 is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner for the $400 to $699 range and our 3rd place 2021 Best Buy Winner for the $400 to $699 range. Other previous awards include one of our Top 10 ellipticals in 2017 and our Best Buy 2014 Second Runner Up in the $699 and under price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Horizon EX-59 is a winner in our book and offers a wide range of users the choice of a quality fitness machine at an affordable price. There is a formidable lifetime warranty on the frame which is a great selling point considering the reputation of the parent company for incredible customer service. The EX-59 is a worthy investment for anyone looking to add a quality elliptical to their exercise regime.

Customer Reviews

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Casie Reimers- Console keeps going outAug 28, 2019

My 1st elliptical didn’t last 2 months before it was replaced due to a ‘glitch’. Now, my replacement is about 5 months old and I have had to call tech support a few times cause my console goes out. It’s worth as much unplugged as it is plugged in.

Carrol- ConsoleApr 24, 2020

Our console also doesn't stay on. We have tried to reset it but to no avail. Really disappointed!

mdg- Console DiedDec 17, 2020

The console doesn't work after only 2 months of use. This doesn't seem to be an uncommon issue based on other reviews. So frustrating.