Horizon Fitness T101 Review

Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill

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as of August 3, 2021 9:17 pm


  • FeatherLIGHT" lift system for easy fold-up storage

The Horizon Fitness T101 treadmill proves that quality does come at an affordable price. Among the affordably priced treadmill models, this particular unit sets itself apart thanks to its power and durability, but that is only the start of the many things to love. This attractively designed treadmill is packed with features and is perfect for use at the home gym. It is also pretty easy to use and helps make your workout routine a lot more fun. The T101 is popular for a reason, and anyone looking to add a treadmill to their home will definitely want to consider this model.

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Noise & Space: 5/5

The Horizon T101 is one of the quietest treadmills we have seen on the market. I in particular, enjoy using my MP3 player as I work out or watch the TV so having such a quiet machine makes it all the more sweeter being able to enjoy the television or music without the annoying belt noise. The machine is just that quite.

The machine folds up when the workout is done, so storing is not an issue. Although it would be nice if the treadmill folded completely to a 90 degree angle, it’s even fold is still simple enough to do with just a couple of pushes required to close. It easily fits into a closet or storage room when folded.

Workout Features: 4/5

The special features found on the Horizon T101 are all a part of what makes this machine so very special. Among the best features found on the treadmill is the LED display. We love it. This display lights up orange so it is always easy to read. Furthermore, it comes with a heart rate monitor so you can easily track your heart rate. Also enjoyable is the 9 programs that help you get the absolute best possible workout. These programs offer a variety of choices to keep you motivated.

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Motor & Horsepower: 5/5

We appreciate the fact that the T101 is such a powerful machine. It features a powerful 2.25 HP motor and is in fact, among the most powerful in its class. We did plenty of research just on the motor ratings and the T101 came out on top. This motor is powerful enough to handle all of your walking needs and you can also enjoy jogging, too. I enjoy the ability to switch things up. Speeds up to 10 MPH is on offer so you will never feel under-worked. Its great power also means you’ll get a durable machine. Yet even with all of these features it still operates quietly and offers efficient operation.

Ease of Use: 5/5

When you take the treadmill out of its box, make sure that it is sitting in the location that you want it to stay, according to the Horizon instructions. I learned this the hard way by trying to assemble it out in the our wide living room only to later realize how difficult it is to later move it. Assembly can be a bit tricky, but overall we found it to be simple. All of the features found on the machine are easy to use as well. You can easily switch from programs, inclines and speeds without disrupting your workout. Without question the T101 is easy-to-use.

Running Belt & Deck: 5/5

With the 20 x 55 belt size, the treadmill offers a large space that makes for a comfortable workout. On the belt you will find Perfect FLEX cushioning, which ensures that each step you take will be just as comfortable as the last. Although, running on this treadmill is probably not something that you want to try to do, walking and light jogging are both perfectly acceptable. You will enjoy every minute on this machine. We have used a few different treadmills in my life, but this is certainly one of the most comfortable and without question has one of the largest belts.

Extra Features: 5/5

We adore the Horizon Fitness T101 treadmill’s 9 programmable features that let’s you easily change your workout at any time. Also its variety is astounding allowing you to constantly switch it up. And, thanks to speeds up to 10 MPH, you can certainly do more with the treadmill. Finally, the Heart Rate Monitor makes it easy to keep track of your heart beats and I really love that feature.

Features and Specifications:

  • Folds for easy storage.
  • 2.25 HP heavy motor offers smooth and quiet operation.
  • Amazing speeds incremental up to 10 MPH
  • 10 percent incline.
  • Belt measures 20 x 55 inches.
  • 9 programmable choices including distance, calories, time and intervals as well as a workout manual and weight loss.
  • Features Sonic Speakers with surround sound and MP3 Compatibility.
  • Pulse Grip Heart Beat Monitor.
  • Maximum weight restriction of 300-Pound.
  • 1 year warranty and lifetime on parts and motor/frame respectively.
Horizon Fitness T101 Review
Noise & Space
Workout Features
Motor & Horsepower
Ease of Use
Running Belt & Deck
Extra Features
Reader Rating1 Vote3.15
The biggest advantages that I found with the Horizon T101 is that it operates quietly, runs smoothly and features 9 programmable settings and speeds up to 10 MPH and a 300- pound maximum weight limit.
What I don’t like about the T101 is that it is a bit larger than competitor treadmills. Some reports of instability are also of concern.
The Horizon T101 treadmill is certainly a model designed for the buyer looking for an incredible machine on a budget. It has all of the important features that you want in a treadmill, including foldable design for easy storage, large cushioned deck and all of the great extra features. When it is a treadmill that provides you a complete workout without putting you in debt that you seek, the Horizon T101 is there to deliver far more than you could imagine.

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