The Horizon T102 Treadmill – Nice Mix of Features

The Horizon T102 treadmill is a nice-looking machine with loads of features for under $800.

The Machine

The Horizon T102 treadmill console has two 4-digit LED screens plus an alphanumeric message window and a workout profile. The Advanced Goal Center™ features 3 Targets workouts (time, distance, or calories), 4 terrain (Intervals, Hills, Weight Loss, and manual), and 1-to-30 day goal training programs.

The specs on the Horizon T102 include:

Horizon T102 Treadmill
  • 2.5 CHP Motor
  • 0.5 - 12 mph Speed
  • 1% - 12% Power Incline
  • 20" x 55" walking area
  • 12 Programs
  • Contact Heart Rate Monitor
  • iPod® compatible; Sonic Surround™ Speakers
  • PerfectFlex™ Plus Viable Cushioning
  • COOLfit™ fitness fan
  • FeatherLIGHT lift system for fold-up storage
  • 325-lb. User Capacity
  • Wt / Dimensions: 196 lbs / 70.2" x 33.3" x 58.1"
  • Warranty: lifetime frame & motor, 1-year parts & labor

The Buzz

Horizon T102 Console

UPDATE: The Horizon T102 treadmill has been discontinued.  Take a look at the latest available models to find a comparable treadmill.

Other than a few minor assembly glitches, the Horizon T102 treadmill is a breeze to unpack and put together. It features a standard-sized 20" x 55" walking area, heart rate monitoring, music port, speakers, and 12 programs.

The T102 comes with a number of cosmetic and mechanical improvements over the 2009 T92 model. Not only has Johnson Health Tech upgraded the plastic pieces on the Horizon line, they have bumped up the cool running Johnson-Tech motor on the Horizon T102 from 2.25 CHP to 2.5 CHP, the power incline from 10% to 12%, and added an improved adjustable cushioning system on the deck and belt to help alleviate jarring impacts on the knees and joints.

The upgrades over the T92 have given Horizon a nice mix of features while still allowing the company to value price the product for the competitive market.

Treadmill reviews have been positive for the most part on the Horizon T102, as well as the new T101 and T103 treadmills, which you should also take a look at.

Lighter persons who intend to use a home treadmill for walking only, can go with the less expensive T101 at $599, while runners should seriously consider getting the T103 with its larger 2.75 CHP motor.

What We Say About the T102

The Horizon T102 is a steady, solid treadmill that is well complimented by its upgrades. It has a quiet running motor and belt, great cushioning, easy to use console, nice power, and offers good value for the money.

The warranty is weak so you will need to buy additional coverage which adds on to the price. Nevertheless, since the Horizon T102 treadmill is the awkward middle sister in the Horizon budget line, we would suggest you move down to the T101 and save $200 over this one.

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