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NordicTrack T 8.5 S vs Horizon Fitness T202, Main differences

What are the differences between the NordicTrack T 8.5 S and the Horizon Fitness T202? Let’s compare them side by side.

NordicTrack T 8.5 S

Horizon Fitness T202

NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill Horizon Fitness T202 treadmill

NordicTrack T 8.5 S vs Horizon Fitness T202 Specs Comparison

  • Great powerful commercial grade motor
  • Up to 12% easy to control power incline
  • Display size is great
  • Quiet treadmill, 325 lbs weight capacity
  • 12% incline
  • Built-in device charger with USB port, Bluetooth connectivity
  • Easy to assemble
  • Warranty could be better in this price range
  • There is no chest strap for heart rate monitoring but the EKG grip pulse monitor is working fine
  • Handlebars are short
Brand NordicTrack Horizon Fitness
Model T 8.5 S T202
Motor Power 3.5 CHP 2.5 CHP
Speed Range 0 – 12 MPH 0.5 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline 12% incline with digital quick incline control 12% motorized incline
Folding yes yes
Belt Size 20″ X 60″ 20″ X 60″
Weight Limit 300 lbs. 325 lbs.
Heart Rate Monitor EKG Grip Pulse Contact Grips
Built-in Programs 50 5
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan yes yes
Display 10″ Interactive HD Touchscreen Large Backlit LCD Screen and Three Blue LED Windows
Touchscreen yes no
Handlebar Buttons no no
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio yes yes
Training Apps iFit (Includes 1-Year NordicTrack iFit membership)
Rollers 1.9″ rollers 1.81″ – 1.65″
Dimensions 78.9 L x 35.5W x 59.4H inches 76L x 34W x 57H inches
  • 10-Year Frame Warranty
  • 2-Year Parts Warranty
  • 1-Year Labor Warranty
  • Frame Lifetime
  • Motor Lifetime
  • Parts 1-year
  • Labor 1-year
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NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill console Horizon Fitness T202 treadmill console
NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill frame Horizon Fitness T202 treadmill frame

Side by side images of NordicTrack T 8.5 S and Horizon Fitness T202 treadmills