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Horizon T202 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

Another beautifully packaged machine from Horizon... too bad- as often is the case- beauty is only skin deep.

Horizon T202 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$799

Walking Area:

7.1

Power:

6.25

Cushioning:

6

Reliability:

4.9

Noise Level:

5.8

Quality:

4.9

Value:

6.4

Warranty:

3.5

Overall Rating: 5.66

When you see the components, this beauty falls short of what you would want in a treadmill. To get a treadmill to this price point, you must make some serious compromises.

The Horizon T202 is a nice looking treadmill that sells for $799. Horizon is great at making treadmills that appear to be really good, unless you understand what to look for. This model makes almost no case to charge $200 more than the T101. If you're looking at this one, we recommend putting $200 back in your pocket and buying the T101 instead.

The walking area is a good size. the belt measures in at 20" x 55". This is a bit shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt you find on most of today's treadmills, but it should provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.

You'll get a pretty good motor with this machine. There are several models that cost $1,000 more than this one that have similar power producing capabilities. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph with this treadmill, but we wouldn't recommend it. The structure and drive system are going to hold up very long if you use this for anything other than walking.

The cushioning system on this model isn't bad. PerfectFLEX Plus variable cushioning is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. Many treadmills that sell between $1,000-$2,000 have cushioning systems that are similarly forgiving and durable.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, is okay. It's life expectancy isn't very long, but most treadmills in this price range breakdown relatively easily. The quality of parts isn't great, but that's what you should expect when you pay this little.

The warranty on the Horizon T202 is bad. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, while the frame and motor are covered for life. Horizon often provides poor coverage because they also provide poor quality treadmills in this price range.

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