The Horizon Elite T9 treadmill is the top-tier model in the series, with tons of great features and capabilities packed into a well-designed machine. With incline, a generously sized belt and a ton of workout programs, this one is a great choice in the under $2000 category.
The Elite T9 features an 8.5" LCD display showing your distance, time, calories, speed, heart rate, laps, incline and two features that you don't typically find: date and time.
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The Horizon Elite T9 is probably the most talked about treadmill in the series, and has received great reviews as well as made a number of Best Buy lists over the last few years.
The Elite series is a nice step up from the Adventure series, with maintenance-free Infinity belts, free Polar heart rate monitors, higher incline levels and stronger motors.
The T9 improves upon the popular T7 treadmill with a larger deck and a stronger motor.
The T9 also features Virtual Active Integrated, which makes Horizon's Passport available right on the treadmill itself rather than the TV in front of you. Passport features two high-def locations that you can virtually run through synced to your speed and intensity. So it's like you are actually walking, jogging or running in those locations.
Some other great features are the Johnson Drive system, which is strong yet quiet, ViaFit to track your workout results, a tablet rack, water bottle holder and a 350 lb. max weight capacity to accommodate all users.
The Elite T9 is definitely a solid treadmill with some unique features and capabilities. You get a lot of Horizon's patented comforts, including FeatherLight folding, variable response cushioning and a large, runner's deck.
The included Polar chest strap is a nice touch for accurate heart rate monitoring and the large touchscreen is definitely an appreciated upgrade that makes the whole machine feel more modern.
The Virtual Active Integrated is a very cool feature that is only on the Elite T9 model, so if you don't have a TV in your workout for Passport maps this one is a good choice.
The only thing missing here is decline capability, that you do get on similarly priced NordicTrack models. Still, the Elite T9 is a great choice with enough features to keep you motivated and focused.