This Horizon Adventure 5 treadmill is a very popular treadmill out there. This is a mid-range treadmill from Horizon. It has extra-long deck, Very quiet and powerful motor, energy saving function, ViaFit connectivity for tracking your fitness data and a lot of useful features. Let’s see what this Horizon Adventure 5 Treadmill offering us.
Pros: Excellent performance, large running surface, a lot of useful features, variable cushioning, power incline, 35 built-in workout apps and easy foldable.
Cons: No wireless heart rate receiver.
I told it before this Horizon Adventure 5 treadmill has a lot of useful features. Let’s discuss about some of its very attractive and unique features.
Easy Foldable: If you want to save space after workout then folding feature is the most welcome feature for you. This treadmill has hydraulic folding system so you can fold and unfold effortlessly. Most users are very impressed for its smooth fold/unfold operation. You can save more than two feet of floor space by this useful feature. Usually home users are like it very much.
Motor: It has 2.5 CHP Johnson Digital Drive motor. According to manufacture this motor is very quiet. According some users opinion this machine can perform low noise operation. You get true response from its Johnson Digital Drive motor and it re-calibrate instantly with each speed change. This motor rating is CHP (Continuous horse power) not HP (Horse power). Continuous duty motor measures the minimum horsepower delivered at all points during a workout. Usually continuous duty motors are the highest quality motor. They are more powerful, they last longer and they deliver smooth performance. Generally top brand treadmills have CHP rating.
ViaFit connectivity: During our test we liked this ViaFit connectivity option very much. By this option this treadmill can connect to your WiFi internet for automatic tracking your fitness data. This feature makes it extremely easy for you to track your fitness progress. Also you can share your data with apps or social networking if you want. If you don’t like this function then you can easily use other fitness app with this machine for some useful fitness information such as distance, calorie burn and other workout data.
Passport Ready: Passport is a very attractive feature for treadmill. By this feature your home TV will connect with your treadmill via WiFi. You can experience an exceptional workout with this feature. During your workout you can set a destination and you TV will show high definition video footage and synced to the speed and intensity of your workout. Each Passport video can automatically adjust to match your workout intensity. Most of the people usually like this simulation. It comes with some nice Destination courses: Northern Italy and the American Southwest. Unfortunately you will not get Passport player with this machine. You have to buy this player separately.
Track Length: Track length is a very important factor. Long track length is usually good for most of the runners. Generally 50 inch is good for walkers and 60 inch is optimal for runners/taller people. This machine has 60 inch long and 20 inch width track.
Display: Adventure 5 has a 7.5 inch display with blue back light. This display show some very useful workout information such as laps, time, distance, incline, speed, calories burned and pulse. This display is not very big and doesn’t support touch screen capability. Some treadmill has big color display with touch screen capability but this Adventure 5 treadmill won’t disappoint you because you can wirelessly connect it with your home TV which is a very interesting feature. This feature will make your workout more realistic.
Cushioning: It has three zones Variable Response Cushioning for softer landings, and better takeoffs. This is a very nice feature.
Built-in Workout Programs: There are 35 built-in programs available for workout. Some calories burn programs, some step programs, some distance programs and some customizable programs are available with this nice treadmill.
Reading racks and cup holders: This Horizon Adventure 5 Treadmill has Reading racks and cup holders which is good to have. During exercise you can put your cup or water pot in this cup holder.
Speed: Most treadmills have top speeds between 10 and 12 mph. Maximum speed of this treadmill is 12 mph.
Incline: This Adventure 5 track can incline up to 12%. You can do it manually or by preset programs. Incline is very useful for boost your metabolism.
Audio: Everybody loves to listening music during workout. This machine has USB port for iPod or mp3 player. During workout you can enjoy music by its built-in speaker or headphone. This speakers are loud enough for music listening.
Weight Capacity: This machine can handle maximum 325 pound weight without any problem. Compared to its price we expect more weight handle capability.
Energy Saving: This machine has energy saving function. If you don’t use this machine for 15 minutes then this machine will automatically save its power consumption by going to standby mode.
Warranty: Warranty is a very important factor for treadmill. You’ll get a lifetime frame as well as motor warranty, a three year parts warranty and a one year labor warranty. So you are getting good warranty within this price point.
Verdict: This Horizon’s mid-level series treadmill gained a lot of positive opinion from users. This machine can fit most people’s needs. Users are very impressed by its overall performance and features. Adventure 5 Treadmill really has plenty of interactive features to make your training sessions more exciting. This machine is suitable for both walking and running. I think this machine is very durable and well build. It is definitely a solid treadmill and a very good choice for you. We highly recommend this treadmill to walker and especially to runner. If you want great workout and entertainment without compromising quality and performance then this treadmill is for you!
- Space Saving8.0
- Energy Saving7.0