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Horizon T101 Treadmill Review

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How long will the Horizon T101 last?

The Horizon T101 treadmill is a 180 lbs. folding treadmill that holds users up to 300 lbs. Its frame is compact and while it seems a lightweight, Horizon backs it up with a lifetime warranty. There is also a lifetime warranty on the motor with 1 year on parts and labor. This treadmill is designed with the casual walker in mind and light use should extend the life of this treadmill for more than just a few workout sessions.

Brief Overview

The Horizon T101 treadmill is a budget friendly, entry-level treadmill offering easy access to the world of exercising. Its components are comparable if not better than most treadmill models in this price range and comes with the backing of a reputable company with generous warranty coverage. Other companies offer a range of 10 to 15 years on frames and 7 to 15 years on motors, which while plentiful, are not quite as lavish as a lifetime offering. The T101 is technologically compatible to streaming entertainment apps but does not pair with fitness apps but you can still download them on your personal device and stream fitness classes.

Overall Quality

The Horizon T101 treadmill contains a 2.5 CHP motor which allows users not only a smoother performance, but a speed up to 10 MPH which will allow you to stroll briskly. While the belt is a plentiful 20” in width and certainly not standard at this price, the 55” length is more tailored toward smaller striding individuals and are not conducive to running. In turn, the 10% incline offers a challenge to those looking to increase the intensity of their workouts and the deck offers a 3-zone cushioning system for better comfort on impact. The Horizon T101 contains 5 built in programs that are displayed on 3 LED windows along with a user’s heart rate which is tracked through the built-in contact grips. There is also an audio jack, Bluetooth speakers, tablet rack, water bottle holder and fan. Standard offerings that seem trivial until you purchase a lower budget treadmill model without them. It also offers a one-step hydraulic folding feature for optimal space saving.

Things we like

  • Wide Walking Area
  • Budget Friendly
  • Easy to use console
  • Bluetooth compatible

Things we dislike

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    Low amount of workout programs
  • X
    Basic Treadmill


Frame Type FeatherLight Folding
Running Area 20" x 55"
Cushioning 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
Drive Motor 2.5 Continuous-Duty Horsepower
Belt 1.4mm, Silicone
Deck Thickness 0.7"
Roller Size 46mm/42mm Tapered
Speed Range 0.5 to 10 mph
Incline Range 0 to 10%
Step-On Height 7 1/8"
Extras Audio In/Out Jack, Bluetooth Speakers, Energy Saver Mode, Fan, Tablet Rack, Water Bottle Holder
Weight 180 lbs
Assembled Dimensions 70"L x 34"W x 55"H
Folded Dimensions 46"L x 34"W x 61"H
Max User Weight 300 lbs
Electrical Requirements 60Hz - 120V. Not compatible w/ GFCI outlets.
Bluetooth Enabled Yes
Speakers Yes
USB Port Yes
Display Three LED Windows
Programs Calorie, Distance, Manual, Time, Weight loss
Workout Feedback Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, Incline, Speed, Time
Heart Rate Contact Grips


Home Warranty - Frame : Lifetime Home Warranty - Motor : Lifetime Home Warranty - Parts : 1 year Home Warranty - Labor : 1 year


A multi-year Best Buy winner, one of the Top 10 Treadmills in 2017, and the 2019 Best Buy for the $400 to $699 price range, the Horizon T101-05 has fared well in our review catalog. While we do find this machine a great value for the price, we have consistently warned against serious exercisers purchasing a machine under $1,000. Johnson, Horizon's parent company, has a solid repertoire of machines in the higher price range that would be well suited for heavy use. Still, the T101-05 has been reviewed as a good treadmill with a solid mechanical design and quality parts. We have found the T101-05 to be Horizon’s best effort in the $700 dollar price range.


The continued backing from a solid, longstanding company has helped the T101-05 to shine brighter than the other lower end treadmills in this price range. With features that give this treadmill an advantage, we have highly recommend this treadmill. If you are a light user looking for a quality buy for an inexpensive price, then the Horizon T101-05 is a good choice. For these reasons, the Horizon T101 is our First Place 2021 Best Buy Award for the $400 to $699.

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FF- Good for the priceMay 01, 2020

The cons first: Built in speakers sounds like it's coming from a tin-can. Heart-rate monitor: I do HIIT with 10% incline and 10mpH speed. Professional gym showed me at around 160-180 heart-rate. Seems about right. This one? In the range of 60-110. Pleeeezzzze. Why still 4 out of 5? It's good on the things I actually care about: Up to 10mph and up to 10% incline in that price category was hard to find somewhere else. And operation of the treadmill is quite good and easy. Those were the features I was looking for and it delivers (especially at that price).

michael hindin- t101Sep 05, 2020

Horrible for even walking. Lack of cushioning means plantar fasciitis and joint injuries. Fancy electronics are worthless if you can't use the treadmill without injury. Don't waste money on it.

Cat- Never againOct 29, 2020

The worst customer service EVER

jack baker- not top of the line but well worth the priceNov 23, 2020

have worked out at the local exc. facility which is first class and the best of everything when the virus changed our life style......stay home and eat and get fat and old....well looked at many treadmills.....it didn't have to compare to our past twenty years of health club/activities...just keep in shape.....after i brought it home/put it together/read the instructions/ pushed the start button and it felt very good. super instructions, parts, and tools ( well done) yes it has plastic, and not all the bells and whistles, but the quality is still not to horrible and i was done

Tegan- Dangerous Product - Terrible Customer ServiceDec 23, 2020

We purchased this treadmill in 2018 and immediately had issues with the speed which would increase completely on its own at random times. My father who is over the age of 60 and used it for walking at a speed of 4.0 was caught off guard when the machine sped up to a high level completely on its own. We nearly had to take him to the hospital for his injuries. I have been trying to get in touch with customer service again recently because we had a technician service the equipment but it was not able to be fixed. They have not responded. Please note this is a very dangerous piece of equipment.