The Adventure 5 treadmill from Horizon is a step up from their Adventure 3 series, with a longer 60" running surface, 35 workout programs and an enhanced display. At just over $1000 on sale, it offers a lot of value for the money.
The Horizon Adventure 5 treadmill offers a 2.5 CHP Johnson Motor, which runs at lower RPMS making it much quieter than other models. You have a 7.5" extra wide Blue LCD display that shows calories burned, time, distance, incline level, speed and heart rate.
The specs on the Horizon Adventure 5 model include:
UPDATE: As of late 2017 it looks like the Horizon Adventure 5 is being phased out to make way for the new Elite T5, an upgraded version of this treadmill.
Reviews of the Adventure 5 have been generally positive, as it offers a lot for the money as all Horizon treadmills tend to do. It's about $200 more than the Adventure 3, and gives you a longer running area (60" vs 55"), a larger display and more programs to choose from, perhaps making it a better choice.
Just like the Adventure 3 you get ViaFit, which syncs your workouts to many popular fitness apps, as well as Passport, which connects to an HDTV to enable you to virtually work out at two different remote locations that match your speed and intensity to the course. ViaFit is free, but Passport requires a separate player that you have to buy for about $250.
The Adventure Series offers a 12% incline, which is great, but if you want even more incline capability step up to the Elite T7 or Elite T9 models, which also offer enhanced InfinityBelts, Polar wireless heart rate straps and more workout programs.
Other nice perks on the Horizon Adventure 5 include the energy saver mode, built in speakers for your music, a tablet rack and a bottle holder.
FeatherLight folding is another great feature which easily closes the unit hydraulically for easy transport and storage.
We like the Adventure 5 series, and think it's probably a better option than the Adventure 3, especially for taller users and those who want to step up their jogging a little bit.
It's definitely not a runner's treadmill, but you really can't expect that at the price. You do get a lot of nice features that you don't find that often, especially the Passport and ViaFit options, as well as the 3-zone variable response deck cushioning and nice amount of workout programs to choose from.
If you're looking in the $1000+ price range this one is a nice choice. Horizon is known for packing in a lot of features while keeping the prices very competitive.
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