The Horizon Elite 4.1T treadmill is another ordinary mid-priced treadmill in the Elite lineup.
It still offers the long 25 years motor warranty but other than that, I don’t really see any reason for you to buy this machine.
If you want a pretty looking treadmill with long motor warranties, then you’re in the right page. This model is one of the best treadmills in terms of design and motor warranty. However, Horizon used cheap parts in manufacturing this model so expect its quality, reliability and durability to be below average.
This machine comes with a 2.5HP continuous duty motor. Compared to cheaper Horizons, this one can provide you more intensity in your workouts. It has a speed range of 0-12mph and an incline range of 0-12%.
Update: This treadmill has been discontinued.
The huge 20” x 55” running space features a 2ply orthopedic belt. This belt is softer than ordinary belt. But, my problem with this type of belt is that it causes more wear and tear. And since this machine also comes with low quality, the probability of it needing to be repaired after a few years of usage is very high.
This unit also boasts 6 preset and 1 user programs give you more workout variety to choose from. While the contact heart rate and the built-in heart rate exercise allow you to workout in your target heart rate zone. This is actually the cheapest treadmill in the Elite series to offer a heart rate program.
And finally, like others in the Elite series, this one also comes with a remarkable 25 year motor warranty. This is one of the best motor warranties in this machine’s price range. Other warranties include lifetime for frames, 2 year for parts and 1 year for labor.
The ortho belt is definitely a weakness. Add to this the fact Horizon machines are known to have questionable quality, and you’ll get tons of repair and maintenance bills after a few years.
I don’t recommend the Horizon Elite 4.1T treadmill. Ortho belt combined with below average quality would result to lots of headaches in the future. Besides, with a price tag above $1,500, you’ll be much better off buying one of our best treadmills around the $1,500 price range.
Motor: 2.5 HP continuous motor
Speed: 0.5 to 12 mph
User Weight Capacity: 325 lbs
Incline: 0 to 12% with 500 lbs of thrust
Warranty: lifetime on frames, 25 years for motor, 2 years for parts and 1 year for labor.
Belt Size: 55”L x 20”W 2-ply ortho belt
Heart Rate: Yes
• Contact Heart Rate
• 2 bottle/ Stereo/ Remote Control Holder
• Book/Magazine Holder
• 20 Quick Keys
• Quick Speed and Quick Incline Keys
• 62x62mm blue backlit LCD screen
• 6 preset, 1 heart rate and 1 user programs
If even after this review you still want a Horizon Elite 4.1T Treadmill, I suggest you get one through Amazon.com. It is currently being sold for $1,699.
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