Horizon T6 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
One of the best Horizon units ever made. The problem with this unit is the $2000 price point has become a blood bath over the last year and you can get some high quality units from Precor now in this range and we have even seen Lifefitness put their home models for sale in this price range.
A serious machine caught up in serious competition. If you can get a break on the price this is well worth considering, but it would take a big price break.
The Horizon T6 is a very nice treadmill. Unfortunately, at $1,999, it's facing some major competition. You can find brands that sell much higher quality models at this price point. The other offerings that are available have pushed the value of this machine to below average levels. We wouldn't recommend buying it without a generous discount.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 60", which is the standard size walking belt on most of today's treadmills. This should provide plenty of room for users of all sizes to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
You'll get a pretty price appropriate motor in this machine. Most of the other treadmills that sell for around $2,000 have similar power producing capabilities. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph on this treadmill, so even experienced runners should have no trouble challenging themselves.
The cushioning system on this model isn't great. A thick elastomer cushion is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You can find treadmills selling for several hundred dollars less that have a similarly durable and forgiving running surface.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model does okay. This is a fairly durable machine, but several other brands have produced treadmills in this price range that have a longer life expectancy than this one. The quality of parts is also good, but it's beaten out by some competitors.
The warranty on the Horizon T6 is awful at this price. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 2 years, the motor is covered for 30 years, and the frame is covered for life. It's hard to imagine how a company can ask you to pay $2,000 for their treadmill, while only offering this amount of coverage.