Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill Review – 2019

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Features

7.5/10

Tech Specs

8/10

Build Quailty

8/10

Treadmill Review

An affordable yet sturdy treadmill, the Horizon 7.0 AT is a new treadmill put out by Horizon this year. It fills a niche spot, above the budget treadmills like the Horizon T101 and improved T202 while still being affordably priced.At this pricing, the 7.0 AT competes with other top reviewed treadmills just under $1,000, where there is a lot of competition. However, the 7.0 AT holds its own as a well-built treadmill with solid features such as a 350 lbs weight capacity, 0% to 15% incline range, and Bluetooth syncing. While it does fall short on some features, like the 7.0 AT has no touchscreen, limited training app, and a small fan, it still may be a treadmill you want to consider depending on your needs.

Price

While sometimes the price can fluctuate up and down, the 7.0 AT is often priced at $999.

The 7.0 AT Is Built For Users who:

  • Need a high weight capacity treadmill - Uncommon among affordable and budget treadmills, the 7.0 AT can accommodate a user who weighs up to 350 lbs.
  • Want to walk or jog regularly - With the strong 3.0 CHP motor inside it, the 7.0 AT is suitable for those users who want to walk or jog on a regular basis.
  • Prefer simple treadmill interfaces - If you prefer a treadmill without a lot going on, then the 7.0 AT is a good one for you. It has a clean, well-labeled interface that is easy to navigate.


Why The 7.0 AT earned 3.9 stars

While the 7.0 AT is a good treadmill, it can only earn a certain ranking when compared to other treadmills in its price range.
  • Well-built treadmill while remaining affordable - The 7.0 AT is an affordable treadmill, generally well-priced under $1,000. Its affordable pricing does not mean it isn’t well-built when in reality, the 7.0 AT is a sturdy machine.
  • Good motor which runs quietly - With a 3.0 CHP motor, the 7.0 AT runs smoothly when in use but remains fairly quiet, with a low humming which can be easily ignored.
  • Lacks some features on other similarly priced treadmills - Much like the SOLE F63, the 7.0 AT is a relatively simple treadmill when it comes to tech, with no touchscreen and a limited training app.
Overall, we here at Treadmill Reviews were impressed with the Horizon 7.0 AT and feel like Horizon is going in the right direction developing good quality treadmills like this one.

Main Specs - 8/10

Specs “Quick Review”:
  • Motor Size: 3.0 CHP
  • Running Area: 60” L x 20” W
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 36” x 76.5” x 59”
  • Footprint Folded (W, L, H): 36” x 41” x 70”
  • Incline Range: 0-15%
  • Max Speed: 12 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers, Joggers
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V


Motor Size - With a 3.0 CHP motor, the 7.0 AT is a tough enough treadmill that you can easily use it to walk daily as well as jog. Regular running is not recommended on any treadmill under $1,000, as they are not built to withstand the continual use.
Running Area - There is a good amount of treadmill belt for users to workout on, measuring 20” wide and 60” long. While superior treadmills have an extra 2 inches in width, the 20” of the 7.0 AT will suit most users.
Weight Capacity - Exceptional for an affordable treadmill, the 7.0 AT can accommodate a user who weighs up to 350 lbs.
Folding  - Made to fold easily with a hydraulic system built into it, the 7.0 AT can have its deck folded up without a problem. You can also release it by pressing a lever and allow it to descend without you holding it.
Space / Footprint -  When folded up, the 7.0 AT measure 36” wide, 41” long, and 70” tall, which is similar to other treadmills in its price range. As for its measurements in use, the 7.0 AT is 36” wide, 76.5” long, and 59” tall.
Max Speed - The max speed of the 7.0 AT is 12 MPH, though it is best not to push this treadmill too often at this speed.
Incline - There is also a good incline range on the 7.0 AT, where you can go from 0% to 15% incline.

Features - 7.5/10

Features “Quick Review”
  • Display: 7” LCD
  • PreInstalled Workout Apps: Yes
  • Speakers: Yes
  • Fans: Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Handlebar pulse grips
  • USB port: Yes
  • Audio Jack: No
  • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
  • Device holder: Yes


Workout Apps - An array of workout programs are built into the 7.0 AT which cover a variety of exercise focuses such as calorie burn, fat burn, 5K training, distance runs, max heart rate, and the manual setting. You can also use the free AFG Pro Fitness app which you can sync to the 7.0 AT via a tablet or smartphone. However, the training app can be prone to crashing.
Display - With a 7” LCD, backlit screen, the 7.0 AT will display your calories burned, your heart rate, distance covered, current speed and incline, as well as the time elapsed as you workout.
Speakers - Two Bluetooth speakers are included with the 7.0 AT, which offer excellent sound quality as it is streamed from your Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Fans - There is a small fan near the base of the 7.0 AT console. The fan provides little air movement, which can only really be felt by walkers.
Heart Rate Monitoring - The handlebar pulse grips are uniquely-shaped on the 7.0 AT, curving up rather than being positioned on a straight bar. This feature doesn’t make the handlebar grips more accurate, but it is a visibly interesting feature.

Other Tech Features
  • AFG Pro Fitness app
  • USB charging port
  • Bluetooth enabled


Build Quality - 8/10

7.0 AT Review: Build Quality
  • Warranties - Lifetime frame and motor coverage, 3-year on parts and cushioning, 1-year labor coverage
  • Belt - 2-ply, 1.6mm
  • Roller Size - Front/Back 60mm/46mm
  • Cushioning - 3-Zone Variable Cushioning
  • Customer Support - Email and phone
  • Return Policy - 30-day guarantee


With a somewhat thicker metal frame than the Horizon T-series, the 7.0 AT treadmill can allow more heavy exercise than those more affordable machines. It does make this treadmill a heavier machine, weighing 253 lbs, which makes it a tougher machine, if not a little harder to move around.The plastic casing around the frame is a little thin and can become chipped if you aren’t careful when moving it or working out in your home gym. But overall, the 7.0 AT is a sturdy, affordable treadmill.Horizon has a standard return policy for all their equipment, allowing you to use your machine for 30 days. If you choose during the return window time to send back your equipment, you will need to contact Horizon customer support. They will issue you a return authorization number and refund your account once the machine has been received, though Horizon will keep back funds to cover the assembly and shipping costs.

Bottom Line Review Of The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

The 7.0 AT is a nice balance between sturdy build, engaging features, and price. While it is not a running treadmill, the 7.0 AT will be a great choice for users who want to walk and lightly jog, especially if they need a higher weight capacity treadmill.

Best Place To Buy The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

Buying the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill is best done through the official Horizon website. By purchasing through Horizon directly, you can be sure of the best customer service possible and having your manufacturer warranty honored if anything should happen. Also, buying from Horizon means you will receive the latest model of the 7.0 AT, rather than an older model or the incorrect machine that you may find buying through a third-party retailer.
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