The Horizon Adventure 3 is an upgrade from the very popular base T101 treadmill with an enhanced motor, more incline and the addition of ViaFit and Passport, two Johnson Fitness entertainment options not found on the lesser priced models.
The Adventure 3 features a 5.75" extra wide yellow-green LCD console offering workout feedback such as distance, incline, speed, time, calories and heart rate. It offers 3 zone variable cushioning to minimize stress on the joints and FeatherLight folding for easy transport and storage.
The specs on the Horizon Adventure 3 model include:
There's a lot to like on the Adventure 3, and there's a reason that Horizon treadmills are so popular these days. For starters, it's very affordable. At under $900 on sale you get a lot of good features, such as easy set up and folding, incline up to 12%, nice cushioning as well as additional touches such as built-in speakers, a reading rack and a bottle holder.
Perhaps even better is the fact that you get some entertainment included which you typically don't at this price level, besides from our other top choice in the price category, ProForm.
First, it is Passport compatible, which means you can hook it up to your TV and virtually walk or jog through two preloaded destinations. It is synced to the intensity and speed of your workout too which is very cool (You do however have to buy a Passport Player separately, about $249 currently)
It also features ViaFit, which syncs your workout information with compatible fitness apps for easy sharing, tracking and monitoring.
Reviews have been very positive on the Horizon Adventure 3 treadmill, and critics agree that you do get a lot for your money. It's not a runner's treadmill, with only a 2.5 CHP motor and shorter 55" track, but for walking and jogging, you really can't beat it.
If you're more of a runner, then you'll want to take a look at the Adventure 5, which has a longer running deck as well as a stronger motor and other additional touches.
For all that it offers, the Adventure 3 is a good choice if you're looking for a low-priced treadmill for light workouts with some good features and entertainment options. (If you don't need Passport and ViaFit, take a look at the Horizon T101 as well)
The Adventure 3 folds very easily, is relatively quiet and has nice three-zone cushioning that minimizes impact on your knees and joints. It also has a solid amount of workout programs to choose from, which adds variety to your workouts.
Again, if you're going to do a lot of running take a look at the Adventure 5 as well as the two Elite models.
All in all, this one is not a bad choice in the price category and worth a look.