Horizon CT5.2 (Discontinued)

Overview

UPDATE: The Horizon CT5.2 treadmill is no longer available. However, the nearly identical Best Buy Pick T101 model is a great choice and one of the top selling treadmills that the company offers. Check it out.

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The CT5.2 treadmill is basically the same machine as the T101 model. It has a fair share of pros: sturdy motor, cooling fan, quality cushion system, folding options, a wide range of programming options. But to be honest, it has even more disadvantages.Most and foremost, it’s $ 1400 than T101 and offers the exact same things. Read our review on the CT5.2 and go to Conclusions for an extended view on this treadmill.

*This model is available exclusively at Canadian Tire.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 10 mph

Incline : up to 10%

Motor : 2.25 CHP

Belt : 20 “x 55 "/ 51 cm x 140 cm

Cushion system : PerfectFLEX

Folding options : FeatherLIGHT

Maximum user weight : 300 lbs/ 124 kg

Unit dimensions : 70 " L x 35 " W x 53 " H/ 178 cm L x 89 cm W x 134 cm H

Warranty : lifetime for frame and motor, 1 year for parts and labor

Features

Display info

– Manual Workout – this is a time based workout and allows you to control Incline and Speed;

Pre-set workouts:

– Intervals Workout – this is a time based workout with preset incline/speed for 3 workout segments (warm-up, 90 seconds, 30 seconds). The 3 segments repeat until your target is reached;

– Weight Loss Workout – this workout controls automatically speed and incline for consecutive 30 seconds intervals until your set target is reached. Unfortunately, it’s not a complete workout as you can’t insert you target fat burning zone in a user profile. This would allow counting calories burned with more accuracy.

You have 4 options to set targets for each of the above workouts (both manual and pre-set):

Target 1: Time (from 15 minutes to 99 minutes)

Target 2: Distance: (from 0.25 miles to 26.25 miles)

Target 3: Calories (from 20 to 980 calories)

No target

This unit comes with 3 orange LED windows and profile display with target/ workout indicators. You’ll get feedback on time, distance, speed, incline, calories, heart rate, program profiles, targets and workouts.

Targets and Workouts LEDS light up when a target or workout is selected.

Target profiles are Time, Distance and Calories. There is also the No Target option that doesn’t specify time, distance or calories.

Heart rate readings

Use handgrips to measure your heart rate.

Workouts

There are 9 user programs of which Manual, Interval and Weight Loss and 3 targets: calories, time and distance.
Intervals are recommended for those who want to increase strength, speed and endurance. Weight Loss increases and decreases speed and incline while maintaining yourself in your fat burning zone.

There is a cool down mode that you can enable after finishing your workout.

Built-in speakers

– included

Fan

– included

Conclusions

There is no way we will ever recommend this treadmill. Not only it is identical to T101, but it also has serious flaws. And all this for $ 2000, unlike the $600 T 101.

Pros

But let’s be fair, every machine has its advantages. So does this one. The motor is powerful, no doubt about that. It’s a sturdy machine and you’ll be able to perform at high levels. And it’s unexpectedly quiet, which I’m sure all users appreciate.

Cushioning system works great, we feel no stress, no pressure, all our workouts are tension-free.

Setting up this machine wasn’t difficult, but we can’t say it was piece of cake. Our treadmill experience came in handy. There is some unnecessary information that may puzzle you, but you’ll get a hang of it quickly.

Programming options are satisfactory, although a bit simplistic. We are most interested in Intervals and Goal Distance workouts. They really make us sweat, which is exactly what we were looking for regarding our cardio and endurance training.

You fold it, you cool off with the fan and it’s quite user-friendly.

Main attraction

I believe many users are curious about the 3 target workouts and the programming options, which indeed are many and very useful.

Drawbacks

But all this pales when facing the ugly truth: there are more disadvantages than pros.
First use was somehow complicated. We adjusted the treadbelt a few times and we had to get used to the display. And not to forget, incline got stuck at 9. So, one big thumb down.

When using cool down mode, wireless heart rate readings stopped working and lost all our workout review.

At high speeds, the fan weakens, which I don’t understand, isn’t the fan made most and foremost for high speeds?!And on top of it all, a low warranty is supposed to convince you of the high quality of this treadmill.

And all this for $ 1400 more than its twin, T101.I see no reasons why you may want to purchase this treadmill. We strongly advice you not to.

3 Responses to Horizon CT5.2 (Discontinued)

  1. Andrew says:

    Hi, I only paid $500 for this treadmill so I think I got a great deal. It works fine and is very quiet. I can run and still hear the tv. The only curious thing is the off switch. It is next to the power cord on the base next to the floor. Usually if you pull the key, it stops, but not this one, it keeps beeping until you put the key back in.

  2. admin says:

    @Andrew – Thank you for the comment. We didn’t notice the switch off detail, but we will take a closer look at it to see if it’s a feature or a product flaw. Enjoy your treadmill 🙂

  3. Bobby says:

    Treadmills turn on but will not run. Dashboard indicates a go, but it doesn’t incline or belt doesn’t run. This started yesterday. we have our for three years now.
    Can you help me.

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