The Horizon T1201 Treadmill: A Quiet, Sturdy Competitor

Don’t look now but the Horizon T1201 treadmill is a strong contender going up against popular models in its price class. Get out your checklist and see if this model doesn’t come with everything you want in a mid-priced treadmill. When the word gets out on this one, the T1201 should make a few Best Buy lists.

The Machine

The seven programs on this Horizon T1201 treadmill include 3 open-ended and 4 saved workouts. The company is experimenting with the marketing appeal on this model, so it offers it in four different colors. You can select your machine to come in electronic black, cobalt, slate, and salsa.

The full list of features of the Horizon T1201 includes:

Horizon T1201 Treadmill
  • 2.5 CHP Motor
  • 0-12 mph Speed Control
  • 0-12% Power Incline
  • 20" x 60" 2-ply tread belt
  • 3-zone variable cushioning system
  • 7 Personal Trainer Workouts
  • iPod® dock with console control
  • Contact Heart Rate Grip
  • 350 lbs. max. user weight
  • Warranties — lifetime on frame & motor; 4 years parts, 1 year labor

Horizon T1201 Console

The Buzz

UPDATE: The Horizon T1201 treadmill has been discontinued.  Check out the latest Horizon treadmills to find a comparable model.  Look at the Adventure 3 and Adventure 5 specifically.

Horizon has issued a challenge to its competitors as it continues to slash prices and improve quality in its $1000 to $1500 line of treadmills. This nice unit scores well with trainers and equipment pros in almost all areas of design and function. They give positive feedback on the Horizon T1201 especially on features like the heavy 2.5 hp continuous duty motor, the big 60" 2-ply 1.6 mm treadmill belt, superb deck cushioning, the quiet operation, and an unheard of 4-year warranty on parts.

Customers agree that while this may not have the snazziest profile (it’s a boxy minimalist design), the Horizon T1201 performs as a solid, sturdy work horse. It’s easy to assembly, and offers enough leg room on the tread belt for even the tallest users. Runners have found it holds up to constant pounding, and less-than-fit treadmill owners appreciate the longer side rails and the cushioned deck which is easy on their joints.

What We Say

We think Horizon has a home run with this dandy unit. There’s no fluff or unnecessary features on this treadmill; Horizon designed the T1201 from the ground up for comfort and steady performance. It has items you would not expect to find on a machine at this price level; features like the powerful incline motor, the 2.5 CHP belt motor, and the interactive personal trainer workouts.

The T1201 model offers excellent value, is backed by a strong warranty, and it even comes in different colors! With an average price of $1,300.00, it may not be at the same level of awesome awesomeness of the legendary Sole F80 (which is $200 more), but the Horizon T1201 treadmill is still a solid performing machine. It rates a Good Buy.

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