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Horizon T303 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

Would be a much stronger player with the competition at $999. A bit overpriced at $1200.

Horizon T303 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$1199

Walking Area:

8.5

Power:

6.25

Cushioning:

6

Reliability:

4.9

Noise Level:

6.2

Quality:

4.9

Value:

5.2

Warranty:

4.5

Overall Rating: 5.63

Not a bad treadmill but not great, either, especially when you see what NordicTrack is making in this price point.

The Horizon T303 doesn't do much to set itself apart at $1,199. It's not that it's a bad deal, but you can find better offerings from other brands without paying anything extra. We would recommend looking at treadmills in the NordicTrack line if you are committed to this price range.

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

A decent motor comes in this machine. It's not uncommon to find treadmills with a similar amount of power producing capabilities in this price range, but you can also find some models that sell for a few hundred dollars less that offer comparable motors. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph, so you should be able to challenge yourself, even if you train regularly.

The cushioning system you get with this treadmill isn't great. PerfectFLEX variable cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Many of the models we reviewed that sell for under $1,000 have cushioning systems that are equally as forgiving and durable.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this treadmill does not impress. Many of the models that sell for several hundred dollars less have a life expectancy that is similar to this one. The quality of parts also makes this machine seem a bit overpriced.

The warranty on the Horizon T303 isn't great. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 2 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. This kind of coverage doesn't display confidence in this treadmill on the part of the manufacturer.

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