The quality that we had come to know and love from the Horizon Elite T7 has now been passed on to the upgraded Elite T7-02. It offers some significant upgrades from its predecessor, including a larger 3.0 CHP motor. This model is designed to accommodate walkers, joggers and runners and is a great value at $1599.
Our team visited the North American headquarters of Johnson Fitness, the parent company, and were impressed with their focus on innovation, quality control and attention to their customers. This is the same company that also makes Vision Fitness and Matrix Fitness treadmills.
60” x 20” Running Area – The length and width is ideal for all types of users. The deck is long enough to handle the stride lengths of a runner, particularly if you are doing interval training
3.0 CHP Johnson Drive System Motor – You may notice that motors on comparably priced treadmills are slightly larger. However, the motor for the Horizon Elite T7-02 treadmill was built specifically by Johnson Fitness for this machine, and not purchased by a third party. Johnson Fitness builds high-quality motors that utilize a larger magnet and run at lower RPMs, which results in the motor being cooler and making less noise. Note: The Horizon Elite T7-02 has a 3.0 CHP motor for $100 more. Otherwise, the two machines are the same.
ViaFit – The Horizon Elite T7-02 treadmill is Wi-Fi ready, and is able to upload your stats to your personalized online ViaFit account. This allows you to track your progress towards goals, share results through social media, and integrate with other fitness and nutrition apps on your smart device. In addition, with the ViaFit account, you can define fitness goals like calories burned, total exercise time, total distance, and number of workouts. In the process, you can track your overall progress towards your goals, which is a proven method in achieving success.
ViaFit can import fitness and nutritional stats from other popular apps, giving you a central resource to track data from numerous apps. The X-Capture technology allows you to take a photo and import any statistics on an unfamiliar machine or smart watch device so that all of your data is stored in one place. This entire ViaFit app and account is provided for FREE, a great value compared to similar platforms from the competition.
The Horizon Fitness Elite T7-02 treadmills does an excellent job of combining quality components and engineering with innovative motivational technology. The Elite T7-02 will provide a rewarding workout that will be easy on your joints.
There are three reasons why the Horizon Elite T7-02 is one of the best values in its price range.
Overall, the Horizon Elite T7-02 is a sweet deal! You may also want to check out the Horizon Elite T9-02 for around $400 more. It comes with a 10″ touchscreen and more programming features. Or, check out the Horizon Elite T5 for one step down in specs. Either way, you’ll get a great machine from Horizon. (Did we mention that we really like this company?)
To learn more about the Horizon Elite T7-02, check out HorizonFitness.com.