Horizon Adventure 5 Treadmill
UPDATE: In late 2017 the Horizon Adventure 5 was replaced by the brand new Elite T5 model.
The Adventure 5 is a mid-range treadmill from Horizon. An advanced version of the lower-priced Adventure 3, the treadmill has a longer running track, larger display, and more built-in workout programs. It also features the unique three-zone variable cushioning system and interactive technology like Passport and ViaFit.
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Speed : up to 12 mph
Incline : up to 12%
Decline : NA
Motor : 2.5 CHP Johnson Drive System
Tread Belt : 20" x 60"
Cushioning : Three-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
Heart Rate Monitoring : Contact Grips
Display : 7.5" extra-wide blue LCD
ViaFit Connectivity : Yes
Passport Ready : Yes
Foldable : Yes
Sound System : Included
Tablet Rack : Included
Bottle Holder : Included
Footprint : 76" x 34" x 54"
Weight Capacity : 325 lbs
Warranty : Lifetime warranty on frame and motor, three-year warranty on parts, and one-year warranty on labor
The Adventure 5, as expected, has a longer running track than the Adventure 3. The 20″ x 60″ track is ideal for runners and taller people.
Large Number of Built-in Workout Programs
The treadmill has a nice array of preloaded training programs, which are divided into different categories like distance, step, calorie burning, and interval training. That’s a good amount of workouts.
One of the highlights of Horizon treadmills, ViaFit makes it extremely easy for you to track your fitness progress.
All you need is a ViaFit account to get started. Once set up, your ViaFit account acts as a central hub where you can access all your fitness data any time you want. Every time you work out, your workout stats are recorded and uploaded to your account automatically.
The best part about ViaFit is that it is compatible with a number of other fitness tracking apps and devices. If you already use an app or device to track your fitness progress, you can simply sync it with your ViaFit account and access your workout stats right from your device.
The Passport feature lets you connect your treadmill to your television. The highly innovative Virtual Active technology allows you to recreate an amazing outdoor running experience right from your home.
You can watch HD footage of beautiful landscapes from around the world on your TV. The treadmill adjusts its speed and intensity automatically to simulate the landscape displayed on the screen. All your workout data are displayed on the screen as well, so you can enjoy the scenery without having to look down at the console.
Variable Cushioning System
The deck has three zones – the landing zone, the push-off zone, and the transition zone. The landing zone, at the front end, is where your foot lands. So, it has a lot of cushioning for maximum impact reduction. The push-off zone, at the back end, is where you push off with your feet to gain momentum for your stride. So, it has minimal cushioning and is a lot firmer than the landing zone. The transition zone, which is in the middle, has moderate cushioning.
0 – 12% Incline Range
The Adventure 5 inclines up to 12%, which increases your heart rate, speeds up your metabolism, and stimulates a wide range of muscles in your body.
The treadmill employs a one-step hydraulic system, which allows you to lift the deck effortlessly and fold up the treadmill.
Energy Saver Mode
The console goes into sleep mode automatically if it is inactive for more than 15 minutes.
Just like the Adventure 3, the Adventure 5 comes with a built-in sound system, tablet rack, bottle holder, and contact grips to measure your heart rate.
The machine features a 2.5 CHP motor, which is not the most powerful in its class. Other treadmills in the same price range – like NordicTrack C 1650 and ProForm Pro 2000 – have a 3.5 CHP motor.
No Decline Option
The treadmill does not have the option of decline training. Some treadmills in the same class come with decline training functionality.
No Wireless Chest Strap
The machine only has contact grips for heart rate measurement. At this price range, you normally expect a wireless chest strap to be included as part of the package.
No Touchscreen Display
The treadmill has a 7.5″ LCD display. NordicTrack treadmills in the same price range usually come with a full-color touchscreen display or a web-enabled console.
The Horizon Adventure 5 scores highly in terms of performance and quality. It also has plenty of interactive features to make your training sessions more exciting. However, it lacks certain features that you expect from treadmills in this price range. If you can look past that, it is definitely a solid treadmill and a very good choice for you. If not, you can look for alternatives from NordicTrack, ProForm, or Sole in the same price range.