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It’s come time again for our Horizon elliptical reviews as there have been so many new models introduced and older ones no longer manufactured by the company. So we thought why not take a brand new look at Horizon and see how their elliptical trainers have changed since our initial review several years ago.horizon fitness logo

The Horizon brand is part of Johnson Health Tech, a Taiwan based manufacturer started in the mid 70s. They are purportedly Asia’s largest and world’s third largest equipment makers, with a good reputation for making well-built, durable machines. Other brands found under the Johnson Health umbrella are Matrix, Vision, and Tempo, all well-regarded companies.

The Horizon Fitness badge can be found on treadmills, exercise bikes and rowing machines in addition to their wide selection of elliptical trainers. They currently offer three different series types, depending on your budget and needs. There is the Quick Start Series, currently featuring the EX-59, which includes their entry level machines with basic features that are ideal for the beginner.

You then have the Evolve Series, including the Evolve 3 and Evolve 5, which are a step up in terms of price and features and have a rear-folding frame.

At the top of the line you have the Elite series, with the Elite 7 and Elite 9, which are more feature-rich, including some additional program and entertainment capabilities.

Horizon ellipticals are often featured along with their sister ellipticals under the Vision Fitness name. Vision is the higher end of the two. The priciest model in the Horizon line is the Elite 9 at around $1899 on sale. The priciest model in the Vision series is the S70 commercial elliptical, at $4,500 or so on sale.

All of the ellipticals are very well made, so it’s really a matter of figuring out how much you are looking to spend and what features do you want/need to have included. As with all ellipticals, the lower priced ones tend to have shorter stride lengths, so if you are taller you’re definitely going to need one of the more expensive models.

You can check out the entire lineup of new Horizon Fitness elliptical trainers on sale now on the official site to compare all of the current offerings, or continue reading below.

If you already have a model in mind, you can read more specific Horizon elliptical reviews on the model pages. But here is an overview of what you will find on all of the machines:

1. The SixStar Frame (TM) – Horizon developed six features to ensure a natural, comfortable workout. To that end, all machines have overlapping pedal placement to reduce hip/back stress, straight body posture, easy to access pedals, optimal spacing for handles, a flatter elliptical motion to naturally mimic your run/walk, and smooth motion with a large drive to pulley ration.

2. Oversized foot pedals

3. At least 10 workout programs

4. MP3-compatible speakers and audio-in jacks

5. Water bottle holder, reading rack and accessories tray

Those 5 features will be found on all of the Horizon elliptical models, and as you move up in the lineup you can expect to find even more capabilities, programs and workouts.

Below you will find full reviews of all of the current models.

Horizon Elliptical Reviews

Horizon EX-59
Horizon EX-59
PRICE: $699.99
RATING: Three and a Half Stars
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Horizon Evolve 3
Horizon Evolve 3
PRICE: $1,299.99
RATING: Three and a Half Stars
Read My Horizon Evolve 3 Elliptical Review
Horizon Evolve 5
Horizon Evolve 5
PRICE: $1,499
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Horizon Evolve 5 Elliptical Review
Horizon Elite 7
Horizon Elite 7
PRICE: $1,599.99
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Horizon Elite 7 Elliptical Review
Horizon Elite 9
Horizon Elite 9
PRICE: $1,899.99
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Horizon Elite 9 Elliptical Review