Horizon Evolve SG Treadmill
Horizon Evolve SG Treadmill Review
Space limitation is a major concern of many people when buying a treadmill especially for those live in condo or apartment. Their living space is very limited and has no room for exercise machine. Horizon Evolve SG Treadmill fulfills the need as it was designed and built specifically to be compact and easily portable. This ultra-compact unit is ideal for walkers and joggers who looking for a quality, motorized treadmill that fits the smallest workout spaces and stores easily. When folded, it measures just 10″ high and 59” length and can be stored either flat under a bed or couch as well as upright in a closet.
Horizon Evolve SG Treadmill is an ideal machine for people who need an inexpensive and lightweight walker they can stow away. However, this kind of compact treadmill have some compromises because you need to sacrifice some others area in order to make it as compact and light as possible.
Is it the right treadmill for you? Follow us to continue explore the Horizon Evolve SG Treadmill.
- Motor : 1.5 HP Continuous Duty Motor
- Belt : 17″ x 45″ Treadbelt
- Speed : 0-6 MPH
- Incline : None
- Foldingg : Yes
- Display : 20 x 50 mm orange backlit LCD window
- User Weight Capacity : 250lbs
- Warranty : 10 years on the frame, 5-years on the motor and 1-year on parts and labor
MSRP : $799
- Sale Price : $599
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Motor – Slight improvement but still not powerful enough
Horizon Evolve SG treadmill is driven by a 1.5 continuous duty HP motor. In fact, Horizon did slight improvements on the motor from 1.25 HP (Evolve) and upgraded to 1.5HP (Evolve SG). But still, this motor is not powerful enough for intensive use and primarily designed for walking or light jogging. Horizon put user weight capacity at 250 lbs and I would not recommend this treadmill for those have more than 200lbs. The motor is only well suit for single user with less than 30minutes usage per day. Horizon covered with 5 years warranty for the motor.
Frame – Complete Folded Flat Vertically
The most unique part of Horizon Evolve SG treadmill is its frame. The welded frame is designed to be compact with measurement of 10″ high and 59″ lengthwise. It can be stored horizontally or vertically against a wall, in a closet and even under your bed. There are some treadmills that can be folding to 2“ but most do not fold flat. I’ve never seen this before. It really folds down small and can fit under my bed. But, just don’t put it under your bed and forget about it.
Additional, Horizon Evolve SG treadmill is only with weighs in 99lbs making it very portable and easy to move with its one pair of transport wheels. But take note that this also making that Horizon Evolve SG treadmill is not going to be as stable as other 250 lbs weigh treadmill. So remember only buy this treadmill for walking and there are not make sense of jogging purposes.
Besides, it’s a pretty innovative one I must admit, is the nothing to assemble. When you get home you merely take it out of the box, unfold it, and you can start using it. No screws, no assembly and no trying to fit weird pieces together. Horizon Evolve SG Compact may be the easiest treadmill to set-up out of the box.
Running Surface – Only Walking Place
Horizon Evolve SG treadmill comes with a very small running area and inappropriate for tall runners. Your walking surface is limited and I can’t even say running surface, which is only 17” x 55”. Also, there isn’t a lot of give to the treadmill deck. If you’re looking for great cushioning, you may want to look elsewhere. Incline also not including in this treadmill.
Workout Programs & Heart Rate Monitor – Only 2
- Manual program is with time based goal up to maximum 99 minutes. You can manually change your speed during workout from 0.5 up to 6 mph speed. So it really won’t even allow you to go that fast.
- Weight loss program is basic elements in treadmill workout which including warm up and cooling down periods. The workout is limited to 30 minutes and 4mph speed.
There’s a thumb pulse heart rate monitoring system that allows you to exercise efficiently and effectively. But I am doubt on its efficiency and accuracy. But it’s not harm to use it occasional during workout.
Console – Simple But Yet Attractive
The design is very simple but yet attractive with an orange backlit LCD window to track your time, distance, speed, and calories. The LCD window is small with only 20x50mm. The Speed is controlled from the Quick Arrow Keys located on the Console.
Extra Accessory – Audio Speaker build-in
There is audio speaker build-in. The quality is not that great but better than nothing. You can plug-in your MP3 and listen to your favorite music while walking. No build-in fan for this Horizon model.
Warranty – Get The Extended Warranty With Free
The coverage is about average for this price range. You get 10 years on the frame, 5-years on the motor and 1-year on parts and labor. You may want to optional for an additional year on the parts and labor. Although Horizon is a Horizon is a respected brand, but just to be sure we advice you go for the extended warranty. Be aware of Horizon sometime will offer free extended 1 year warranty on their treadmill which normally cost you around $79.
Price – Affortable Price Tag
Current sales price offer by Horizon is $599 which is $200 lower compare with original price tag. Which this is still limited option for compact treadmill; Horizon Evolve is very popular especially with this affordable price. Free shipping is included in most of Horizon treadmill where you save on additional $100 on it.
Wrap-up – Impressed with the Sales Price
Just to be clear, Horizon Evolve SG treadmill is only making to walk on, or at best, light jogging. This machine is perfect and truly compact but also misses a lot of features and functions. You have to sacrifice cushioning, excellent entertainment, wide selection of workout. The price is indeed a good offer but you need to know for what you want to use before going and buying it. If you are a serious athlete or strive to be one, go look at other treadmills. If you want a very compact, portable treadmill with basic workouts for basic training (3-4 times a week, up to 1 hour daily) , this is a good buy.