Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill | With Rapid Sync Motor and Drive System

The Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill features a 3.0 Continuous-Duty Horsepower motor and the most responsive drive system available on a treadmill. Its steel frame, which supports up to 325 lbs, immediately sets it apart from treadmills that rely on plastic. In addition, the running deck is 20″ x 60,” which is suitable for runners with longer strides.

The Johnson Digital Drive System featuring Rapid Sync Technology ensures no lags or delays between speed and incline changes. Thus ensuring faster changes and a smoother, more efficient run, you’ll never fall out of step with a fast-paced interval running class. Furthermore, the speed option is 0-12 mph—incredible for interval training, and the 7.0 AT has an incline of up to 15%, which is good enough for most users.

Get a personal, powerful, and connected workout on the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill. Say goodbye to boring workouts by connecting to motivating media and guided classes. Advanced Bluetooth connectivity syncs your device to your treadmill’s integrated speakers to stream media with crisp, vibrant stereo sound.

Now it’s easier than ever with the 7.0 AT to connect to the content that moves you, control workouts, and capture data that keeps you on track for your goals. The options are endless with the Smart 7.0 AT Treadmill by Horizon Fitness.

Learn more in my complete review below!

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill
Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

Product: Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

Price: For a great deal on this treadmill, merely go here on Amazon

Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 3 years / Labor 1 year

My rating: 8/10

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Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 76.5L x 36W x 59H inches (192L x 91W x 150H cm)
  • Running surface: 60L x 20W inches (152L x 51W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 253 lbs (115 kg)
  • Max. weight capacity: 325 lbs (147 kg)
  • Deck cushioning: 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
  • Motor: 3.0 CHP, RapidSync Drive System
  • Speed range: 0.5-12 MPH
  • Incline: Automatic, 0-15%
  • Fitness Console: 8 workout programs, Bluetooth, compatible with AFG Pro Fitness app
  • Extras: Sound system, cooling fan, device holders, bottle holders, USB charging port
  • Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 3 years / Labor 1 year

7.0 AT Frame Construction

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

The Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT treadmill features a heavy-duty steel frame combining rectangular and oval tubing in its construction. Of course, the machine also integrates several thermoplastic parts. For example, the motors cover, the side rail covers, and the console dashboard are thick thermoplastic materials.

All the steel bars come double-coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is gray with the “Horizon” logo painted white, these being the only colors available for this machine.

The fully assembled treadmill is relatively large. It is approx 76.5″ (192 cm) long and 36″ (91 cm) wide. Therefore, leaving at least two feet of clearance on each side and at least three feet at the deck’s rear is advisable to ease access and safe usage. Thus, the machine may not fit too well in a small room.

Although it’s a large machine, the 7.0 AT treadmill features a folding frame. The deck can fold up to save space or make it easier to vacuum under it.

Its folding mechanism involves a hydraulic element that slowly lowers the deck when unfolding it to prevent damage. With the deck folded up, the machine’s dimensions are 41″L x 36″W (104 x 91 cm), while its height reaches 70″ (178 cm).

This Horizon Fitness treadmill is quite heavy. Its net weight is approx—253 lbs (115 kg). Thus, the transport of the packaged unit requires at least two people. However, one person can relocate once fully assembled as its front base frame comes equipped with transport wheels.

Deck Construction

Like the Horizon 7.4 AT treadmill I’ve already reviewed here, the 7.0 AT has a sturdy deck. It has a maximum user weight limit of 325 lbs (147 kg), similar to a light commercial treadmill. It offers a slightly smaller running surface than the 7.4 AT model of only 60″L x 20″ (152 x 51 cm).

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill
Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

Thus, it is a large running area, and the machine should accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm), allowing a complete and comfortable stride.

The machine has a 1.6 mm silicone belt to secure a grip and minimize static. The internal rollers are pretty significant. The front one is 60 mm (2.3″) in diameter, while the rear one is 46 mm (1.8″). They have tapering to provide better traction and prolong the belt’s lifespan. The rollers also integrate industrial-grade, sealed ball bearings for a smooth motion.

Like the other treadmills of the Studio Series, the Horizon 7.0 AT features a 3-zone variable cushioned deck. Its rear section offers higher sturdiness for a better push. The front section of the deck, the high-impact area, offers more cushioning to reduce impact. The center area features moderate cushioning designed for a better transition.

7.0 AT Incline and step-up height

The Horizon 7.0 AT comes equipped with a power incline system. In other words, you can adjust the incline as you walk or run, and the console has several workout programs that can change the deck’s pitch automatically.

The unit’s incline system consists of an internal motor (different from the drive) and a slight lift under the deck’s front section. As the incline adjusts from the console, the motor controls the lift enabling it to elevate or lower the front part of the deck.

The treadmill offers an incline range between 0% and 15%. The incline adjusts in increments of 0.5% from the controls integrated into the console or the left upright quick-dial control. The console also makes quick incline selection buttons for the 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 15 incline positions.

The step-up deck height is approx—9″ (22 cm); however, with the incline set to maximum, the deck’s front gains a few inches in height. Therefore, it is advisable to use the machine in a room with a ceiling that is at least 16″ – 17″ (40 – 43 cm) higher than the height of the tallest user.

Drive motor

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

Power your workouts with a 3.0 Continuous-Duty Horsepower motor and 500lb thrust incline motor. Together, they create the most responsive drive system available on a treadmill. That means faster changes and a smoother, more efficient run.

The Johnson Digital Drive System featuring Rapid Sync Technology ensures no lags or delays between speed and incline changes. In addition, it responds 33% faster than other treadmill motors, so you’ll never fall out of step with a fast-paced interval running class.

The unit’s motor offers a speed range between 0.5 and 12 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH, so you can easily adjust your pace from one level to another.

The speed is adjusted gradually from the arrow keys on the console or the right upright quick-dial controls. However, the console also makes quick selection speed controls for the incline, 2 MPH, 3 MPH, 4 MPH, 6 MPH, 7 MPH, 8 MPH, 10 MPH, and 12 MPH.

Although the machine has a powerful motor, it doesn’t generate too much noise even when the highest speed is selected. However, as with any other treadmill, your cadence may create more or less noise depending on your weight and running technique.

7.0 AT console

The console included with the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill offers an impressive range of features. First, it has two displays, one LCD with a blue LED backlight and the other LED-based, featuring four windows—they track time, speed, distance, incline, pace, calories, and heart rate.

However, the top LCD shows the distance as a 400 m (1/4 mile) race track with a lap count function or the program’s grid. The speed and distance are either in metric or English units. You can either hold on to the sensors integrated into the machine’s front grips or use a Bluetooth HR chest strap for the pulse reading function.

The console works with any live or on-demand fitness app. So get the thrill of running with training apps like Peloton or Zwift for a fraction of the cost. The machine’s console is also compatible with the free AFG Pro fitness app available for iOS and Android.

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

Therefore, you can install this app on your smartphone or tablet and sync it with the treadmill to transfer your workout data into your AFG account for better tracking. This app also allows customization of workouts, real-time workout feedback, and more.

If you don’t want to use the Bluetooth connection and the fitness app, the machine’s console still has you covered. It has eight built-in programs. These are Manual, Hill Climb, My First 5k, Fat Burn, Custom, Distance, Calories, and Target Heart Rate.

Each program has its quick-access key on the console. Some of the programs have multiple difficulty settings. For example, the Fat Burn program has ten levels, while the Distance program allows you to select 13 pre-set distance workouts from 1 mile to a marathon.


Other notable console features are the USB port, the sound system, the cooling fan, the device holders, and the bottle compartments.

The sound system consists of two prominent speakers placed on each Console side. You can connect your smartphone or tablet via cable or Bluetooth to play your music through the integrated speakers for superior sound quality.

The cooling fan is at the bottom of the console. The integrated fan is not extremely large but does provide some cooling if needed. The device holder is between the two displays and can provide support for your tablet or smartphone if required.

The two bottle compartments are pretty large as well. They are on each side of the console. And finally, the USB port only serves as a charging port for your device. It does not allow workout data transfer on a USB stick.

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill

7.0 AT Assembly and Maintenance

The treadmill deck comes pre-assembled with the running belt, rollers, motors, and other parts. However, the rest of the parts do require user assembly. For example, you will have to connect the machine’s two upright bars, the console with its cables, and several other small covers and parts.

Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than an hour of your time. All the necessary tools come with the machine, and the manual provides clear assembly instructions with illustrations.

For maintenance, the deck requires lubrication. The deck needs lubricating before the first use. A bottle of silicone lubricant comes included with the machine. Other than this, keeping the machine clean, especially the belt, and periodically inspecting it to ensure that all the parts function correctly and the joints hold tight.


  • Heavy-duty construction – can support users up to 325 lbs;
  • Folding frame, space-saving design;
  • Transport wheels on the machine’s bases;
  • 3-Zone, variable response, deck cushioning;
  • Power incline, 0% – 15%;
  • Large running surface – 60″L x 20″W;
  • 3.0 CHP motor, offering speed levels up to 12 MPH;
  • Speed can adjust in increments of 0.1 MPH, allowing you to find the perfect pace for your workout;
  • Quick keys and quick-dial controls for speed and incline;
  • EGK pulse sensors integrated into handlebars;
  • Fitness console that tracks time, speed, distance, incline, pace, calories, and heart rate;

    Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill
    Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill
  • Eight workout modes, some of them with multiple settings and difficulty levels;
  • Compatible with any live or on-demand fitness app;
  • Works with the free AFG Pro fitness app for iOS and Android;
  • Various amenities such as cooling fan, speakers, tablet holder, and accessory trays;
  • Bluetooth function for the integrated speakers;
  • USB charging port;
  • One bottle of lubricant included;
  • Tools for assembly and belt adjustment come with the treadmill;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Reasonably easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance is required;
  • Excellent warranty.


  • The cooling fan is not too powerful;
  • An HR chest strap does not come included.

Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill Summary

The Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT is a heavy-duty treadmill made for home use. It has a 3.0 CHP motor, a 15-level power incline system, a 3-zone variable response deck, and a multi-function console with eight workout modes with multiple difficulty settings. It also has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with the AFG Pro fitness app.

Moreover, it’s a reliable treadmill, great for users of all levels, light to high-intensity cardio, interval training, stamina development, and weight loss.

I hope you found this article helpful and informative. Would you please speak up if you have anything you’d like to share on the topic or any opinions about my website? I look forward to your comments, questions, and the sharing of ideas.

Please note you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.

8 thoughts on “Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill | With Rapid Sync Motor and Drive System”

  1. Wow, this is an elite machine, and it is at a super price. From the solid construction steel frame down to fully sealed bearings and the console looks impressive, along with the ability to run it with your favorite running app or its programs. It has all the bells and whistles.  One last thing is the lifetime warranty on the frame and motor. Thank you for sharing this with us.  

    • Hi Justin, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. If I can ever be of assistance to you, please let me know. I’d be happy to help.

  2. Hi, and thanks for sharing this comprehensive review of the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill. This model would be too big for our basement gym as we would not have enough headroom. Also, while my wife would like a treadmill, I would not use it as I have bad knees and cannot engage in any impact running or exercise. However, I can see the enormous attraction of equipping a gym with a treadmill that allows you to connect to Peleton and similar programs. In my opinion, the boredom factor of exercising alone catches up some time, and anything that solves that problem can make the difference between sticking with a fitness program and giving up.

    Best regards, Andy

    • Hi Andy, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Technology has had a significant impact on exercise equipment. It’s taken the boredom out of exercising and made it fun to do.

      Kind regards, Robert

  3. There are several things I like about this treadmill. The first is that it has a sturdy construction. And fitness is extraordinarily aiding us in tracking a bunch of features. But what I like the most is it has a quiet operation. My house is relatively small, and our previous treadmill was quite annoying with those loud noises it made.

    • Hi Abel, thanks for stopping by. Would you please let me know if I can assist you with the Horizon 7.0 AT treadmill or any other exercise equipment? I’m always happy to help.

      Kind regards, Robert

  4. An excellent exercise tool for a workout is the 7.0 AT Treadmill because you can work out any time of the day when it’s too cold to go out, raining storming days, or no time to go to the gym. Some people say treadmills are boring, nonsense. I think an excellent tool for a lifetime of strength and health. A superb exercise you can use in this machine is walking and running 24 hours a day!! It has an incline for uphill and other good console features. I thoroughly recommend it for those athletic exercising people.

    • Hi Sojiel, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Would you please let me know if I can ever assist you with exercise equipment? I’m always happy to help.

      Kind regards, Robert


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