The Horizon T202 Treadmill – Review of the New Model

The Horizon T202 is one of the newest treadmills in the company's lineup, a step up from the popular T101 base model.

For those looking for an affordable option without sacrificing quality build and features, this one is definitely worth considering.

Let's get into our review to see what this cardio machine is all about...

The Machine

The new T202 is built strong with a large cushioned deck and and advanced console with plenty of built in workouts.  Its new Bluetooth integration allows you to connect to all of your smart devices.

Here are some of the most important specs...

Horizon T202 Treadmill With Advanced Bluetooth
  • 2.75 CHP Motor
  • 0-12 mph Speed
  • 0-12% Incline
  • 20" x 60" Running Space
  • 3-Zone Variable Cushioning
  • Workout Variety
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built In Speakers
  • Free Workout App
  • Coolfit™ Workout Fan
  • 325 lbs User Weight Capacity
  • FeatherLIGHT™ folding lift system
  • Dimensions: 75"L x 34"W x 58"H/187 lbs.
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame & motor, 1-year parts & labor

The Buzz

Horizon T202 Free Workout App

The Horizon T202 treadmill features a strong 2.75 horsepower continuous-duty motor that delivers a quiet workout at any speed, a stable frame, and a good size deck for walking or jogging. The variable 3 zone cushioning system helps take stress off of joints.

The Horizon T202 also features Bluetooth integration, not available on the base T101 treadmill.  This allows you to connect to your phone or tablet and listen to the sound through the treadmill's speakers.

You also have a brand new free fitness app that lets you control the speed, incline, program and everything else on your machine, as well as see your heart rate if you have a wireless chest strap.

There's a 20" x 60" running surface, an improvement on the base T101, as well as 12% incline and speeds up to 12 mph.  You get a handful of built in workout programs to choose from, giving you plenty of variety from one workout to the next.

This is more of an entry level treadmill for basic use, so if you want something a little more advanced take a look at the new 7.0 AT or one of the Elite models.

You get a generous lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, which is hard to find on treadmills in this price range.  Extras include a water bottle holder, tablet rack, fan and energy saver mode.

UPDATE: Horizon released a new T303 model late 2019/early 2020 that has more features and capabilities than the T202. Check out our review.

How Does the T202 Compare to the Rest of the Horizon Treadmills?

All of the Horizon treadmills are very well built and very affordable, which is why they have become so popular in recent years.

So you can't go wrong with any of them, but there are different models to suit different budgets and fitness goals.

Let's take a look at all of them to see how they compare...


The T101 is one of the most popular treadmills in the company's lineup.  It's the base model in the series but it has a lot to offer.

You get a 20" x 55" running deck, 2.5 CHP motor, speed up to 10 mph and 10 degrees of incline capability.  It has a max user weight of 300 lbs.


Moving up you have the T202 as you read about above. You get a larger 20" x 60" running deck, stronger 2.75 CHP motor, speed up to 12 mph and 12 degrees of incline capability.  It has a max user weight of 325 lbs.

Adventure 3

The Adventure 3 actually has elements of both the T101 and T202.  It shares the motor, max user weight and running area of the T101 yet has the speed and incline of the T202.  

Yet it has no Bluetooth capability, and adds ViaFit workout tracking and Passport HD video capability.

7.0 AT

This one is a nice step up from the three entry level models, with a stronger 3.0 CHP motor, 20" x 60" deck, 325 lb. max weight capacity, up to 15% incline and the same free training app that the T202 has.

Elite Series

The Elite Series consists of the most advanced treadmills that Horizon offers.  You have the Elite T5, T7 and T9, with max user weights of 350 lbs., inclines up to 15%, decks up to 22" x 60", motors up to 3.25 CHP, the strongest warranties and up to 42 built in workout programs.

So the T202 is going to be ideal for walking and jogging and will be one of the more inexpensive treadmills that Horizon offers.

The 7.0 AT bridges the gap between the entry level and more advanced models.  And the Elite Series is going to be for more serious users, including runners who need a little more room and power.

Horizon T202 Review - Bottom Line

If you are looking for a solid entry level treadmill that won't break the bank, the new T202 is a very good choice.

It is well designed with quality construction, and you get plenty of room to stretch out and a very capable motor.  You also get very good cushioning and Bluetooth capability for wireless heart rate monitoring and tablet integration.

If you need something with more capability we recommend the new 7.0 AT as it is also very affordable.  If you're a serious runner one of the Elite Series treadmills will be more your pun intended!

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 Well Designed

 Great Cushioning

 Tons of Workouts

 Tracking Capability

 Incline Training

 Solid Warranty


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