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Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill Review (2024)

The Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill is an entry level model from Horizon Fitness’s Studio Series. Is it worth it? Find out in this Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill review.
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Key Features:

  • Zero to 15 percent incline and 0.5 to 12 miles per hour
  • Compatible with a number of training and streaming apps
  • One-step hydraulic folding capability that allows for easier storage
  • Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to sync heart rate monitors and transmit metrics to training apps

When shopping for the best treadmill it can be a pricey investment, even without all the bells and whistles that come with some of the top-of-the-line models (looking at you, Peloton and NordicTrack). But many budget models can leave you wanting more—more workout options, more speed potential and more stability. Not so with the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill, the entry-level option from the brand’s Studio Series.

The Horizon 7.0 rings up at under $1,000 and still offers a slew of exciting features that can help you get the most out of your at-home cardio workouts, whether you’re a walker or a runner. From the 3.0 continuous-duty horsepower motor to the long belt outfitted with strategic cushioning to protect your joints and the sturdy (folding!) steel frame, the Horizon 7.0 is built tough enough to withstand most workouts. Here’s a look at the standout features, pros and cons, who it’s best for and how it stacks up against the competition.

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill Specs

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  • Speed Range: 0.5 to 12 miles per hour
  • Bluetooth Compatible?: Yes
  • Foldable?: Yes
  • Display: Seven-inch LCD screen
  • Controls: QuickDial
  • Preloaded Workouts: Seven, including 5K, Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Hill Climb, Manual and Max Heart Rate
  • Compatible Apps: Peloton, Studio, Zwift, Nike Run Club, Apple Fitness+, Spotify, Netflix, Hulu and YouTube
  • Footprint: 76.5-inches long x 36-inches wide x 59-inches tall
  • Running Deck Size: 20-inches wide x 60-inches long
  • Weight: 253 pounds
  • Max User Weight: 325 pounds
  • Frame: Steel
  • Motor: Rapid Sync
  • Extra Features: Audio In/Out Jack, Bluetooth Speakers, Custom Interval Keys, Energy Saver Mode, Fan, Speed & Incline Quick Dial Controls, Tablet Rack, USB charging (1A/5V), Water Bottle Holder
  • Price: $999

Pros of the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

  • Under $1,000
  • QuickDial controls don’t disrupt your workout
  • Lifetime frame and motor warranty
  • Extended 20-inch x 60-inch, three-zone cushioned deck
  • Multi-position device holders
  • Higher weight capacity than competitors

Cons of the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

  • Seven-inch screen is small and does not have touchscreen capabilities
  • Limited built-in workout programs
  • App subscriptions are sold separately

Who the Horizon 7.0 Is Best For

A high-end, budget-friendly option, the Horizon 7.0 AT is one of the best treadmills for any cost-conscious runners who want a machine that can keep up with them. Because of its extended length and high weight capacity, it’s also a solid solution for larger runners. And despite that extra running area, those who are short of space will appreciate the fact that this machine folds into a more compact standing position, which reduces the size to 41-inches long, 36-inches wide and 70-inches tall. If you’ve already got a favorite workout app, no worries—you can stream it right to the Horizon 7.0 thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity.

Who the Horizon 7.0 is Not Best For

If you’re someone who doesn’t like the idea of having multiple workout app subscriptions and isn’t particularly tech-savvy when it comes to streaming content through another device, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere. The Horizon 7.0 only comes with seven built-in workouts, which is a pretty limited selection compared to competitors; the idea is that you’ll use your own subscriptions for workout options, but those monthly costs can add up. And all of its streaming capabilities rely on Bluetooth connectivity, so if that’s something you struggle to manage in other tech-y areas of your life, this will be more of a pain than an asset.

Working Out With the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

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A 3.0 continuous-duty horsepower motor powers the Horizon 7.0, which enables it to reach speeds as slow as 0.5 miles per hour and as high as 12 miles per hour. Most commercial treadmills have a top speed of 12 to 15 miles per hour, so this is great for a budget-friendly option. It can also incline up to 15 percent to simulate hill running, which is better than the standard 10 percent incline on budget treadmills. Having a range of options allows you to diversify your workouts and leaves plenty of room for beginners to progress. Beginners can take advantage of seven built-in workout programs or stream workouts from their own device (more on that later).

A solid steel frame makes this treadmill sturdier and more durable than other budget models. The max weight capacity is 325 pounds, which is on the higher end for a treadmill. And at 60 inches long, the belt you run on is actually on the longer end of the industry standard, which is great for larger runners. But no matter your size, there’s no getting away from the fact that the repetitive impact of running can be tough on your body. That’s why the deck was designed with shock-absorbing 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning, which provides targeted areas of flexibility and support during takeoff and landing to keep your joints happy.

Console and Controls

The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill comes with a small, seven-inch LCD screen that’s pretty basic by current treadmill standards. The reasoning: Instead of investing in an expensive touchscreen and requiring a subscription to use all of the machine’s features, you can use your own device, whether that’s a tablet or smartphone, to stream unlimited classes from the apps and instructors you prefer. A device holder is built into the console, along with a rapid-charge USB port so you don’t drain your battery.

The console is Bluetooth-enabled and connects to multiple devices, so you can stream media—from Peloton classes to YouTube videos—through the integrated speakers while watching on your own device. Bluetooth also allows you to transmit your speed and other metrics to popular training apps like Strava and Zwift, and receive data from heart rate monitors.

When it comes to making adjustments mid-workout, QuickDial controls allow you to change the speed and incline without breaking your stride; all you have to do is roll the right dial forward or backward to increase or decrease speed, and do the same with the left dial to increase or decrease the incline. The console is also equipped with One-Touch Speed and Incline Quick Keys, as well as Custom Interval Keys that allow you to set a desired speed and incline to jump to.

Training Programs

The Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill comes with seven pre-programmed training options: 5K, Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Hill Climb, Manual and Max Heart Rate. That’s not super impressive as far as built-in treadmill screens go these days, but the real selling point of the Horizon 7.0 is its compatibility with third-party training apps like Peloton, Studio, Zwift, Nike Run Club and Apple Fitness+. You’ll have to pay for a subscription to any of those apps separately, but each one comes with a vast library of live and/or on-demand workouts and training programs that you can follow through the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity.

Ordering, Assembly and Warranty

When you order the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill, you can choose from three different methods of delivery: standard delivery, in-room delivery and white glove delivery and assembly. Prices depend on location, but range between $79 and $299. It takes up to five days for your order to leave the Horizon warehouse, and it may take up to 15 additional days to arrive at your house. 

The shipping weight of the machine is 303 pounds, so even with standard delivery, it may be worth having another person on hand to help move and unpack the treadmill parts. The user’s manual details the five-step assembly process, but you can also watch this video for more help. 

The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill comes with a lifetime frame and motor warranty, three-year warranty for parts and one-year labor warranty; make sure to register your machine before you start using it.

Comparing the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill is part of Horizon’s Studio Series, which also includes the Horizon 7.4 and 7.8 models. Those models are more expensive and offer wider decks, more horsepower, larger built-in screens and more app compatibility (meaning no need to stream through your own tablet or smartphone).

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But how does it compare to other brands? The Sole F63 treadmill offers a number of similar features—including a 3.0 CHP motor, a 6.5-inch screen, the same speed and incline ranges, folding capabilities and Bluetooth connectivity—but it costs $1,199 and doesn’t offer streaming access. 

The NordicTrack EXP 7i treadmill also sells for $1,199. It has the same screen size and speed range, and only inclines up to 12 percent, but it’s equipped with auto-adjust capabilities that change your speed and incline based on trainer cues and terrain changes in iFit workouts (a subscription to which costs an additional $39/month). 

ProForm sells the compact, folding ProForm City L6 treadmill for $599, and while it does offer auto speed adjustments with an iFit subscription, it doesn’t incline, it only goes up to eight miles per hour, it’s motor is half the horsepower, it has no screen and its max weight capacity is 250 pounds.

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill FAQs

How much does the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill weigh?

The Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill weighs 253 pounds. The estimated shipping weight is 303 pounds.

Does the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill have a fan?

Yes, the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill comes equipped with a built-in fan.

Is the Horizon 7.0 treadmill loud?

The Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill is powered by the company’s quiet Rapid Sync motor. In addition to keeping the noise to a minimum, this motor recalibrates with every footstep to keep your stride smooth. It also responds faster than other treadmill motors to speed and incline changes, so you don’t have to deal with any lagging during intervals.

Is the Horizon 7.0 good for running?

Yes, the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill is a great option for running workouts. The 60-inch belt is on the longer side of the industry standard, making it ideal for taller runners (20-inches wide is also an industry standard). The motor is able to increase the speed up to 12 miles per hour and incline the machine up to 15 percent, which allows for a wide range of workout options, whether you’re doing hill repeats or speed intervals. And because it can sync with apps like Peloton, Nike Run Club, Studio, Zwift and Apple Fitness+, it provides nearly unlimited access to workout classes and programs.

Final Thoughts

A reasonable price point combined with higher-end features make the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill a great option for walkers, joggers and runners of all levels. With a sizable, sturdy deck that accommodates larger sizes—plus the ability to compress into a slightly smaller footprint—this treadmill will make a lot of home gym owners happy. Those who will get the most out of it are fitness app devotees looking for a workout app-agnostic machine that will let them stream their workout classes (and entertainment) of choice.

Prices are accurate and items in stock as of publish time.