Horizon Elite 507 Treadmill Review

Horizon-Elite-507-TreadmillPrice: £999
Buy From: Fitness Superstore

Overall Rating: 4
Build Quality: 4
Ease of use: 4
Console Features: 4
Comfort: 4
Value for Money: 5

One of the industries best selling home use treadmills, the elite 507 really does deliver on all fronts when it comes to the domestic market. Sturdy, comfortable and brimming with specification there aren’t many machines out there at this price point with a better pedigree.

Horizon-Elite-507-Treadmill-ConsoleAn attractively designed machine with a bright, well lit LED display, well laid out controls and an array of programmes including 2 custom design.

Generous feedback information includes heart rate control to keep the vast majority of users motivated. The console also incorporates a polar compatible chip to receive wireless heart rate from an optional chest strap. (I recommend this, as running whilst holding the pulse grips is not the most effective way to train.)

The 4.4mm thick orthopaedic running belt and large deck really make this treadmill incredibly comfortable to run on even for longer periods and it isn’t a stretch to say it has the feel of models far more expensive. The Horizon warranty is also excellent with lifetime cover on the frame and the motor plus 5 years parts and 3 years labour on site for added peace of mind. So, on to the pros and cons.

PROS

  • The 507 has a top speed of 12 mph (22kph) and 12% powered incline should prove challenging enough for most runners.
  • Ergo jog wheel speed and incline controls.
  • 51cm wide, 150cm extra long running deck provides safety and stability for users of all shapes and sizes.
  • Good range of programmes including some custom design options and an easy to use intuitive console.
  • Smooth, folding mechanism featuring hydraulically assisted soft drop.
  • Build quality feels far in excess of a mid range machine with a warranty to match.
  • 2.55HP continuous duty, digital drive motor is powerful and responsive.
  • 4.4mm thick orthopaedic running belt combined with the VCS elastomer cushioning system provides great levels of impact reduction to protect joints.
  • Sturdy and solid, feels well capable of handling the massive 25 stone (159kg) maximum user capacity.
  • The Price tag, this is alot of machine for the money.

CONS

  • Not many to be found here but I did notice some slight frame movement at high speeds compared to more expensive models.
  • The motor is louder at top speeds than some higher end machines.

In summary then, for those people who have been using a treadmill in a health club or gym and are now in the market for a treadmill for home, the 507 Elite really does tick the boxes on most peoples list of priorities. If your main considerations are comfort, build quality and reliability within the mid range price point then look no further than the horizon elite 507 treadmill.

Best Price: £999
Buy From: Fitness Superstore

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