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Treadmill Review

Updated: April 29, 2022

The Horizon 7.4 AT is a solid treadmill for those looking for something in the mid-level range. The large deck and thick belt are very comfortable to run on, and you can challenge yourself with the 12 MPH max speed and 15% incline range. The main draw of the 7.4 AT is its great compatibility with workout apps such as iFit, Peloton, Studio, AFG, and more, some of which even get you a 30% annual discount by using the 7.4 AT.The thick and durable treadmill is built to be used for years, with fantastic warranty coverage. However, it is very heavy, and you will need a seperate device to make use of any online fitness service. However, if you are interested in joining the online running community with a great, simple to use treadmill, you should read on for our thoughts about the Horizon 7.4 AT treadmill here at TreadmillReviews.com.

How Much Is The Horizon 7.4 AT Treadmill?

The Horizon 7.4 AT has a MSRP of $2,399, but by purchasing it directly from Horizon you can typically purchase the 7.4 AT for $1,599 dollars. Depending on the season, prices may vary so please keep that in mind. Alternatively, the 7.4 AT is also available for financing with 0% APR for 36 months, or 3 years. Also included with the treadmill is a Bluetooth chest strap heart rate monitor, which typically costs around $50 to $100 dollars.

Who The 7.4 AT Is Built For

  • Customers shopping around for a durable, steady, stable treadmill with great weight support.
  • Dedicated athletes looking for a treadmill without a workout subscription but are compatible with subscription services.
  • Joggers and light runners who want to push themselves.
  • Users that want a treadmill with great speakers and will charge their electronic devices while they train.

Why We Like The Horizon 7.4 AT Treadmill

  • Heavy duty treadmill with a strong frame and deck that will allow anyone, short or tall, to feel comfortable while they run and work out.
  • 3.5 CHP RapidSynch Drive System, with a 1.6 mm Silicone belt and 12 MPH max speed. Perfect for light running and jogging alike.
  • 0% to 15% incline range, with 3 zone variable response cushioning. Get a great workout in without excessively straining your joints.
  • 16 digit 8.25’’ LCD display. Large compatibility with various built-in workout programs and applications.
  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers, with USB charging port. 10 integrated workout programs even without fitness subscriptions. Included Bluetooth chest strap.

What We Don’t Like About The 7.4 AT

  • The 7.4 AT is designed to work with fitness apps, but you need to mount a phone or tablet in order to use and access the app functions. No built in display compatibility.
  • Horizon offers subscription service discounts, but it's an expensive treadmill with limited workout programs if you don’t subscribe to a subscription service.
  • The treadmill weighs 318 lbs, which is far heavier than many other treadmills around this price point.

Horizon 7.4 AT Treadmill Build Quality

  • Motor Size: 3.5 CHP
  • Running Area: 22” W x 60” L
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Machine Weight: 318 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 37” x 76” x 63”
  • Footprint Folded (W, L, H): 37” x 42” x 71”
  • Incline Range: 0 to 15%
  • Incline Motor: 500 lbs. Thrust Incline
  • Max Speed: 12 MPH
  • Electrical Requirements: 115 volts
  • Deck: .8’’
  • Belt: 1.6mm, Silicone
  • Rollers: 60mm/46mm Tapered
  • Cushioning: 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
  • Warranties: Frame: Lifetime
  • Motor: Lifetime
  • Parts: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years

Motor Size: The 3.5 CHP motor is enough to get a good jog or slight run in, with a 12 MPH cap well suited for interval training and long runs alike.

Running Surface: The 20’’ by 60’’ is a typical one size fits all size for most runners, so the extra 2’’ does help this treadmill be a bit wider and comfortable for larger and taller runners.

Belt/Deck Suspension: The 1.6mm silicone belt is comfortable enough to run on with your typical running or gym shoes. While it doesn’t offer any sort of adjustment options like with true premium treadmills, the 3-zone variable response cushioning does reduce the impact on your knees and joints while you run. There are six main contact points with the ground, and along with the machine’s heavy 318 lbs weight makes it feel very stable while you’re running. In total, the 7.4 AT has an estimated 350 lbs weight capacity, which should be more than enough for most adult runners.

Space/Footprint: The 7.4 AT is a larger treadmill, and it needs about 20 ft² when deployed due to its 37’’ wide by 76’’ long build. You can fold the treadmill, and doing so will reduce the overall space needed to 11 ft², nearly half of the space you need while in use. The large treadmill build does limit where you might place it in your gym or home, but it does allow it to be a better treadmill option for taller athletes with long strides.

Folding the treadmill is rather simple, and it does move around pretty well thanks to the transport wheels. However, this is quite the heavy machine as well, and with the 318 lbs weight it isn’t the easiest to transport if you do have to carry it or encounter stairs. The 7.4 AT is a great treadmill option if you want something you can stick in one place and use all the time, but you may need to consider another treadmill option if you need something you can store quickly and easily.

7.4 Fold

Incline: The incline is simple, with 15% positive incline changing options to help you challenge yourself further while you work out. This 15% incline is in line with other mid-level treadmills, but we’re still happy to see it as a feature on the 7.4 AT. Adjusting the incline is easy, as you just have to spin the left hand dial.

7.4 Incline

Handles: Unlike other, more traditional treadmills, you have two spin dial handles that will help you adjust your speed and incline on your treadmill without pressing a button. Use the right spin dial to control the speed, and the left dial to control the incline. Below the dials are contact grips that will help you track your heart rate while you run.

7.4 AT Features & Accessories

  • Display: 8.25’’ Blue Backlit LCD
  • Pre-Installed Workouts: 10
  • Speakers: Yes
  • Fans: Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Contact grips, chest strap compatible
  • USB port: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
  • Device holder: Yes

Other Features:

  • Peloton, Studio, AFG, and other workout application compatibility.

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Display: The 8.25’’, 16 digit backlit LCD display helps you evaluate your personal metrics while you workout, letting you keep track of the following:

  • Calories
  • Distance
  • Heart Rate
  • Incline
  • Speed
  • Time

Overall, it's a fine display, but given the 7.4 AT’s compatibility with fitness apps, we would prefer a built in display rather than having to rely on a seperate device holder to stream workout classes. While it does cut down a bit on the price, you only have to pay a few hundred dollars more for a true streaming, online workout treadmill compared to the 7.4 AT treadmill.

Pre-Installed Workouts: There are 10 basic workout programs that come with the 7.4 AT. Having 10 programs is a step up from the most basic treadmills on the market, but it is limited compared to true premium treadmills. If you want to make the most of the 7.4 AT, we highly recommend signing up for a subscription service like Peloton, Studio, or AFG.

7.4 Fitness App

Speakers/Audio Jack: The 7.4 AT’s speakers can link up with your audio via two ways. You can either connect via Bluetooth (and make use of 4.0 enhanced Bluetooth connectivity if you have a newer device) or through the Aux audio port. Both options will let you listen to your music, podcast, or other audio program with high quality speakers that should be a step above your typical tablet or electronic device.

Heart Rate Monitoring: The heart rate monitor contact points will give you a quick but low accuracy report on your heart rate while you’re working out. However, Horizon has also included a high quality heart rate monitor chest strap as well, which you can connect to the treadmill via Bluetooth. Wearing the chest strap will be far more accurate than using the hand grips, and also allows you to monitor your heart rate while maintaining a more proper running form.

USB Port: The USB port offers rapid charging, which is a great way to keep your phone or tablet charged even while you use them for streaming. You can also use either the USB port or Bluetooth connectivity to transmit your personal workout data, allowing you to track your performance and workouts over the long term.

Horizon 7.4 AT Home Delivery and Set Up

Free threshold shipping is available when purchasing the 7.4 AT directly from Horizon. No premium paid shipping options are available for the Horizon 7.4 AT folding treadmill at the time of publication of our review.

The Horizon 7.4 AT should take between 15 to 30 minutes to assemble. All tools needed to fully assemble the 7.4 AT are included in the box, though a Flathead and Phillips screwdriver, along with an adjustable wrench, can make certain steps easier. Printed instructions are included with the 7.4 AT folding treadmill, with video tutorials for the treadmill available online. Lastly, while you can assemble the 7.4 AT treadmill by yourself, we suggest having a second person help you in order to make assembly easier.

Warranty and Return Information

Horizon offers fantastic warranty coverage for their 7.4 AT treadmill, with a lifetime warranty for their frame and motor, 5 years for the treadmill parts, and 2 years for labor. Additional 3 year protection can be purchased for $149.99, and additional 5 year protection can be purchased for $199.99.

Horizon also provides a 30-day money back guarantee when you purchase the 7.4 AT directly from their company. As long as the item is returned in like new condition and with its original packaging, minus any freight and shippings costs. In order to avoid a restocking fee, we strongly recommend holding onto the original packaging for at least 30 days after delivery of the 7.4 AT folding treadmill.

Bottom Line Review

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The Horizon 7.4 AT folding treadmill is a great option for those who want to save a bit of money, but are hoping to join an online subscription service as well while they train. The 350 lbs weight capacity, along with an extra wide deck, provides plenty of space to run so that even tall and heavy athletes feel comfortable on the 7.4 AT. The 15% incline, along with the 12 MPH cap, will provide a more intense workout for serious athletes, while the 3 variable comfort zone will reduce the strain on your joints and knees for a less intense workout. There is fantastic compatibility with a number of premium subscription services as well, along with great Bluetooth and electronic device support overall. We do think the machine is excessively heavy at 318 lbs, and with limited workout programs and a simple LCD display it's not a good option if you aren’t interested in online fitness subscription services. If you want something simpler, or prefer a lighter treadmill, be sure to check out our list of Best Treadmills. If you have a tablet already though and are looking to save some money while joining the ever growing online fitness movement, then we would recommend considering the Horizon 7.4 AT folding treadmill!