Horizon T203 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
This is one of those that will get picked early in the dance only to find that it dances like it has two left feet. With that said, the $1300 price point is very crowded and this one no longer stacks up at that price.
Although it looks good, you are better off with a Lifespan TR1200i, Sole F63, or Livestrong 10.0T. This unit is a bit overpriced for what you get when you compare it with what else is on the market in this price range.
The Horizon T203 is a bit overpriced at $1,299. As competition has increased, this price point has begun to show some impressive treadmills that make this one less appealing. If you're only worried about aesthetics, you'll like this model. It has a very nice look to it, but when you check it out inside, it just doesn't stand up to the competition.
The walking area is a good size. You get a 20" x 60" belt with this model, which is the standard size walking belt for most of today's treadmills. This will provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
You'll find a nice motor in this machine. This treadmills has greater power producing capabilities than most of the other models in it's price range. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph, so even experienced runners should have no trouble challenging themselves.
A decent cushioning system comes with this model. It uses ComfortSELECT adjustable cushioning to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Most of the cushioning systems in this price range are about as forgiving and durable as this one, but you can find better without paying more if you know where to look.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this treadmill isn't great. Several of the models in the price range, and even some sold for less than $1,000, have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts doesn't fare well against the competition at this cost, either.
The warranty on the Horizon T203 is not impressive. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 2 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. This isn't horrible coverage, but it doesn't do much to inspire confidence in this treadmill.