The Horizon Fitness T101 treadmill is a solid unit that has a good feel and an easy to use display. The unit has just enough programs to keep you interested and good ergonomics to keep you coming back.
The unit does have speakers built in that lets you listen to you music or books on tape while walking The 9 built in programs also give enough selection to keep the normal walkers interested and feeling fulfilled.
With the basic warranty I would suggest considering the extended warranty where available and a I would also suggest buying the unit from a specialty fitness store instead of a big box store. The main reason for that is a specialty fitness store usually handles service issues directly and that fact alone will help save you from many headaches if any issues arise.
The other item that I would suggest is to maintain the regular maintenance schedule if you want it to last, at this price point the components need to lubricated as directed if you want the most life out of your unit.,
9 Program Options
Choose one of three targets—Time, Distance, Calories—and one of three workouts—Manual, Intervals, Weight Loss—for a completely unique and tailored workout experience.
High-end frame made from quality steel can withstand even the most intense workout sessions.
Sonic Surround™ Speakers
In addition to two quality speakers, the console includes an MP3 input for playing your favorite workout music, and a headphone output for privacy.
Deck cushioning provides the right mix of shock absorption and support.
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A very solid entry level treadmill that I sold at many specialty fitness stores nationwide. I like the feel and fit and finish of this unit and it does not overwhelm with extra features that will never get used. Just remember that you are buying a walking unit that will not handle jogging or running in the long haul.