Horizon T100 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Arguably the best looking sub $600 machine we have ever seen. With that said, when you look under the skin you see how they got it to that price point.
This looks so good, it should be criminal how cheaply it is built. It just shows how packaging can easily overcome quality.
The Horizon T100 is a treadmill that sells for $599. When you look at it, you'll think you're getting a great deal. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving. Cheap components are housed within this attractive exterior. It is, however, a better deal than the Evolve models by Horizon, which sell for the same price, but you won't be able to store it as easily.
The walking area isn't a bad size. The belt measures in at 18" x 52", which is a solid 8" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that you find on most of today's treadmills. The average person won't find this to be a problem, but larger users that are familiar with the larger belts on other treadmills may feel a bit cramped on this treadmill.
You get a very price appropriate motor with this machine. Most of the models in this price range have similar power producing capabilities, which isn't saying much. Speeds of up to 10 mph are attainable on this treadmill, but we don't recommend using this model for anything other than walking. The structure and drive system won't hold up well to running.
The cushioning system is decent at this price. AEROsoft cushioning is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. Most of the treadmills sold at this price use cushioning systems that are similarly forgiving and durable.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model isn't bad considering the cost. Many models that sell for several hundred dollars more are expected to last about the same amount of time. The quality of parts is also pretty good for the price, but remember that you're not going to get good quality for this cheap.
The warranty on the Horizon T100 is awful. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days, the motor is covered for 7 years, and the frame is covered for life. This should give you a much better idea of the quality of this treadmill that the outward appearance does.