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, so 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 workout on the Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill that’s personal, powerful, and connected. 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!
Product: Horizon 7.0 AT Treadmill
Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 3 years / Labor 1 year
My rating: 8/10
Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Affiliate Program participant, I earn commissions on purchases made through links in this post. Full disclosure
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
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 material.
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, it is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side and at least three feet of clearance at the deck’s rear to ease access and safe usage. Thus, the machine may not fit too well in a small room.
Although it’s a pretty large machine, the 7.0 AT treadmill features a folding frame. The deck can fold up to save space or to 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, once fully assembled, one person can relocate as its front base frame comes equipped with transport wheels.
Like the Horizon 7.4 AT treadmill that 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).
This still is a pretty large running area, and the machine should accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm), allowing a complete and comfortable stride.
The machine comes equipped with a 1.6 mm silicone belt designed 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’re both tapered to provide better traction and prolong the lifespan of the belt. 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 pitch of the deck automatically.
The unit’s incline system consists of an internal motor (different from the drive motor) and a slight lift situated 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.
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 MPH and 12 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH, so you can easily adjust your pace from a 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, for 2 MPH, 3 MPH, 4 MPH, 6 MPH, 7 MPH, 8 MPH, 10 MPH, and 12 MPH.
Although the machine comes equipped with a pretty powerful motor, the motor itself doesn’t generate too much noise even when the highest speed is selected. However, just as for 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 comes equipped with two displays, one LCD with blue LED backlight, the other is LED-based featuring four windows—they both track time, speed, distance, incline, pace, calories, and heart rate.
However, the top LCD also shows the distance as a 400 m (1/4 mile) race track with a lap count function or the program’s grid in use. 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. To get the thrill 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.
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 offers the possibility to customize workouts, get 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 from 13 pre-set distance workouts from 1 mile to 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 side of the console. You can connect your smartphone or tablet to it 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 it 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.
7.0 AT Assembly and Maintenance
The treadmill deck comes pre-assembled with the running belt, rollers, motors, and all the 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.
This shouldn’t take more than an hour, though. 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, it is advisable to keep the machine clean, especially the belt, and periodically inspect it to make sure that all the parts function correctly, and the joints still 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;
- 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 comes with the treadmill;
- Quiet operation;
- Reasonably easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance 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 comes equipped with 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, for light to high-intensity cardio, interval training, stamina development, and weight loss.