The Horizon T101-04 is the newest model in the acclaimed Horizon T101 range. Realistically priced and coming with even more features than its predecessors, it’s easy to see why it is proving to be just as popular.
Manufactured by long-established manufacturer Johnson Health Technology, providers of quality fitness equipment to home-users for over 30 years, the Horizon T101 is the most popular model in their budget-priced Horizon Fitness line.
Well-sized for most people to use for walking or light jogging, the running surface of this treadmill is larger than that of a lot of other treadmills that cost around the same. Adjustable incline, a vast range of workout programs and some handy accessories add to its appeal.
In this Horizon T101 Treadmill review, we will take a look at this latest offering from the multiple-award-winning Horizon T101 Treadmill range, the Horizon T101-04.
Horizon T101 Treadmill Overview
The Horizon T101-04 is suitable for anyone looking for a treadmill with a variety of pre-set programs and variable incline. It can accommodate light to medium intensity workouts while staying very stable, even when used at top speed. It is also one of the quietest and smoothest treadmills for the price, and it is easy to assemble.
If you’ve been putting off buying exercise equipment because of space limitations, with the T101 Treadmill, this should not be an issue. If you have sufficient space to house the machine during use, after finishing your session you can fold the machine, then roll it into a corner or other convenient spot until you want to use it again.
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Horizon T101 Treadmill Specs
Dimensions – The Horizon T101-04 measures 70″ x 33 1/2″ x 55″.
Running surface – It has a running surface of 20″ x 55″.
Weight – This model weighs 165lbs.
User weight – Its upper user weight limit is 300 pounds.
Horizon T101 Treadmill Key Features
The Horizon T101 has a 2.25 HP continuous duty motor, which is suitable for walking and light jogging. If you want a treadmill for lengthy, hard running sessions, you will need one with a more powerful motor.
- PerfectFLEX Cushioning
PerfectFLEX Cushioning provides support as it helps to alleviate stress on the back and leg joints during workouts. While not considered to be the most advanced treadmill cushioning system available, you will find it makes a difference, and it can help you extend your exercise sessions.
- Speed & Incline Levels
The Horizon T101 has a speed range of 1 MPH to 10 MPH. For a gradual change of pace, push the up or down arrow button. For an immediate speed change, press the number that matches the pace you want to set. You can do this before you start your workout or at any time during your session, with no need to stop.
Likewise the incline level, which has a range of between 0 and 10%. The higher the incline you work at, the more calories you will burn.
With 30 workout programs to choose from, if desired you will be able to vary your workout every day of the month. The programs include 1 manual, 3 interval – speed, peak and endurance – and 10 step, ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 steps. There are 10 distance workouts include 1 mile, a half marathon, and 8 others in between. There’s also 6 calorie burning workouts with a range of between 100 and 600 calories.
- Heart rate monitor
A heart rate monitoring system built into the handlebars enables you to view your pulse rate on and LCD screen, and adjust your pace if necessary to train in your optimal cardio, fat, and calorie burning range.
The Horizon T101 features Feather LIGHT Lift, a system which utilizes the power of hydraulic lift pistons to raise and just as effortlessly lower the treadmill’s deck. To raise the deck for storage, tilt the base upwards until it locks into place.
A built-in MP3/iPod Port and Sonic Surround Speakers will allow you to listen to music or any other sounds as you work out.
Horizon T101 Treadmill Pros
- Display Monitor
The Horizon T101 has a 4 1/2″ green backlit LCD screen that shows workout stats, including your speed, time, distance, incline level, calories burned and heart rate.
An easy-to-operate fan will help keep you cool during workouts. An integrated storage tray can be used to hold a book, electronic device or drink bottle.
Assembling the Horizon T101 Treadmill should take one person about an hour at the most. Many purchasers have said it took them far less time than that. All of the necessary tools come in the box, along with instructions which are very easy to follow.
- Transport wheels
Built-in transport wheels enable easy relocation of the treadmill if required.
When you are ready for another session, wheel it back to your workout area, press a button and the hydraulic system will lower the treadmill’s deck for you.
The warranty that comes with the Horizon T101 is longer than most for a treadmill in its price bracket. With a Life Time given for the motor and frame, there’s a 1 Year Warranty on parts, electronics, and labor.
Horizon T101 Treadmill Cons
- Doesn’t fold flat
The treadmill’s deck lifts for more compact storage, but it doesn’t fold flat. This means you won’t be able to store it under a bed or in a closet.
Buyer Feedback for the Horizon T101
The Horizon T101 Treadmill has a lot of great purchaser feedback.
The machine’s performance has received many positive comments, as has its range of programs, its solid feel, and durability. Many reviewers have commented favorably on its price and most said they found the assembly process easy.
The majority of buyers who commented on the noise level said that it is quite acceptable. Some even described the treadmill as being almost silent. A small number, however, found it to be a little noisier than they were expecting.
A handful of purchasers received damaged treadmill parts, and a few reported that their treadmill’s monitor was faulty.
Horizon T101-04 Summary
If you’re looking for a durable treadmill with a good range of features that doesn’t cost the earth, check out the Horizon T101 Treadmill.
Available at a price that is a little higher than budget, but lower than mid-range, this realistically priced model comes with a few extras some considerably more expensive treadmills don’t always have. This includes an impressive 30 pre-set programs that will enable you to get the best treadmill benefits and achieve your fitness goals faster. Add to this its power-assisted adjustable incline, heart rate monitor and comfortable, larger than average running deck and you have a very functional treadmill.
It is solid, sturdy and powerful enough to satisfy anyone from a beginner who wants a treadmill that will fulfill their fitness requirements months and years down the track, to an experienced exerciser seeking a reliable treadmill that will allow them to diversify their workouts.