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Horizon Fitness EX 59 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

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According to the meta ranking published on 7 June 2022, Horizon Fitness EX 59 is currently recommended as a high-quality Elliptical Trainer. Out of 10 expert opinions queried, Horizon Fitness EX 59 received 3 endorsements, from TopTenReviews (18 Feb 2022), Forbes (30 May 2022) and Byrdie (4 May 2022). .

No experts ranked Horizon Fitness EX 59 as 'the best Elliptical Trainer of June'.

Compared to other most critically acclaimed Elliptical Trainers, Horizon Fitness EX 59 ranks #9 out of 16 in June 2022, - as can be seen from the table below.

Consumer Score
In comparison:
Horizon Fitness EX 59 ranks #35 out of 102.
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7.0
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From Seller:
  • BEST-SELLING & MOST-RELIABLE: Horizon's most-awarded treadmill with simple, reliable controls and durable components. Get started with an exercise routine or train for your next event in the comfort of your home.
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTION: Sync your phone or device to integrated speakers to stream media with crisp stereo sound. A built-in device holder keeps your screen in view for entertainment or classes. Includes rapid-charge USB port to keep you powered.
  • IDEAL FOR HOME WORKOUTS: Max user weight is 300 pounds. Compact, portable, and ideal for low ceilings, apartments, and small spaces. Assembled dimensions of 74" x 25" x 64.5".
  • QUICK, EASY SETUP: Assemble in 30 minutes or less. Includes built-in speakers, tablet rack, USB charging (1A/5V), and water bottle holder. Workout feedback includes calories, distance, heart rate, program level, speed, time, and watts
  • DURABLE, ERGONOMIC FRAME: Lifetime frame warranty on the Six Star non-folding frame. 18" stride length with a tighter Q factor (distance between pedals) helps reduce stress on your hips and back for a more comfortable workout.
  • PROGRAM CHOICES: Intuitive controls let you choose your program from Calorie, Distance, Intervals, Manual, and Weight Loss. Quickly change speed and incline with one-touch keys.
  • SMOOTH STRIDE: Magnetic resistance from the 14.3-pound flywheel and advanced pulley system deliver smooth, consistent motion. 10 levels of resistance allow you to customize your workout every day.
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen from the ranking below, Horizon Fitness EX 59 is endorsed by the critics this months, and ranks #9.
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CNET
TopTenReviews
NBC News
Treadmill Review Guru
Forbes
Chicago Tribune
money.com
Byrdie
T3
Woman's World
1
- $1199
Nautilus E618
5
6
7
-
1
3
-
8
-
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2
- $1200
Sole Fitness E25
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7
1
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1
-
6
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3
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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905
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5
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-
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2
2
-
1
4
+7 $3264
NordicTrack FS14i
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1
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3
1
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July 2022 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
Nice! Horizon Fitness EX 59 ranks #9 out of 16 in this month's ranking:
Best Elliptical Machine For Beginners
18 Feb 2022 (4 months ago)
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Best Elliptical For Beginners
30 May 2022 (1 month ago)
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Best for Low Ceilings
4 May 2022 (2 months ago)
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Physical Features
Weight

146 lbs
 
Dimensions Ellipticals range from 4 feet long (1.2m) to 7 feet long (2.1m) and 4 feet high (1.2m) to 5+ feet high (1.7m). The most important thing to consider is the space in which you plan to place the elliptic ... Show more
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Location of Flywheel Flywheels can be front-drive, rear-drive, or center-drive. In a front-drive flywheel, the wheel that powers the pedals is located in the front of the machine below the console and handlebars. Front-dr ... Show more
Front
Maximum User Weight Every elliptical has a weight restriction based on the machines capacity for use. Weight limits range from 250-350 pounds (113kg to 159kg), though most hover around the 300-pound mark. As a general ru ... Show more
275 lbs
Stride and Incline
Maximum Stride Length Stride length describes the distance the pedals cover from front to back when you “run.” It ranges from 12” to 21” (30cm to 53cm). The length you need will depend on the height of the user. If you hav ... Show more
1.5 ft
Type of Incline Inclining the elliptical allows you to raise the front of the pedals or tracks to simulate running uphill, which leads to a tougher workout and exercising different muscle groups. Inclining can be don ... Show more
No incline
Capacity and Handling
Type of Resistance Resistance describes the level of effort it takes to move the pedals back and forth along the track. The higher the resistance (or pressure against movement), the tougher the workout. Ellipticals come ... Show more
Automatic
Foldable A folding elliptical can be reduced in size for easy storage by folding elements up or inward. This is especially helpful if you need a machine that doesn’t take up a lot of space. The drawbacks to a ... Show more
No
Hybrid Machine Hybrid machines can be an elliptical-bike or an elliptical-stair stepper. An elliptical-bike has a seat built onto the base, so you can sit down to use the machine as an exercise bike or stand up on t ... Show more
Elliptical
Movable Handles While using an elliptical, you can place your hands on the vertical handles on either side of the console. These handles can be stationary or movable. Stationary handles are common in less expensive m ... Show more
Yes
Heart Rate Tracking and Programs
Heart Rate Monitor Does the elliptical include heart rate monitors on the handles?
Yes
Progress Tracking In order to keep a log of your workouts and stats, such as time, distance traveled, calories burned, etc., you may want an elliptical that does this for you automatically. Some machines come with auto ... Show more
No
Number of Workout Programs Preprogrammed workouts on ellipticals guide you through an activity focused on a certain goal or type of workout. Examples range from hill climb, where the elliptical automatically adjusts incline and ... Show more
11
Display Screen

Elliptical displays offer a wide range of features that vary greatly from one machine to another. The display can be as simple as analog LED lights that show time and distance traveled or as complex as a fully functioning TV screen with cable network connectivity. Displays vary in size and type, with higher end machines displaying more stats (time, distance, incline, speed, heart rate, workout program status, etc.) and offering more advanced features (such as a virtual tour that simulates traveling through real-life environments). There are positives and negatives to this level of complexity. On the plus side, sophisticated displays allow you to easily monitor and adjust your workout based on the information presented. They may also provide a distraction from the dull pace of elliptical exercise. At the same time, this kind of distraction can be harmful to your workout because it may cause you to fall or injure yourself or be overly conscious of the clock and distance.

Advanced display screens or TV screens could have the added benefit of linking with your smartphone, so you can watch video content on the display as you run. The suite of features will be dependent on your needs but know that you’ll pay significantly more for complex displays and TV screens.

Display Screen Does the elliptical console have a screen?
Yes
Display Size
4.5 inches
Type of Display
LCD
Media/TV Capabilities Can the elliptical’s screen play TV or media, such as movies?
No
Metrics Displayed What metrics are displayed on the elliptical console/screen?
  • Calories
  • Distance
  • Heart Rate
  • Program Level
  • Speed
  • Time
  • Watts
Touch Screen Is the display touch screen?
No
Console Features
Water Bottle Holder
Yes
Device Shelf For holding your smartphone, tablet, or other media device.
Yes
Built-In Fan Does the elliptical console include a fan?
Yes
USB Charging Port If the elliptical has a USB port, you’ll likely be able to charge your smartphone or tablet, which is great for long workouts. If you like to watch TV or listen to music, this can help save battery, t ... Show more
No
Built-In Speakers Some ellipticals have speakers built into the dashboard. Through Bluetooth or a basic auxiliary cable, you can connect your phone or media device to the machine’s console to play music, listen to podc ... Show more
Yes
Mobile App Connectivity Some elliptical companies also have proprietary mobile applications (such as Schwinn Connect, LifeSpan’s Activ Trac, Nautilus Trainer, etc.) that extend the features of the machine. This can include a ... Show more
No
App Subscription Cost Some ellipticals will require a monthly or yearly subscription cost to access certain features. This might include advanced progress tracking, additional workout programs or syncing with a brand-speci ... Show more
NA
Software Features
Sync with Third Party Apps Can you sync workout data with third part apps, such as MyFitnessPal and FitBit?
No
Bluetooth Connectivity Ellipticals that are Bluetooth capable can connect wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. This is most commonly used to play music on the elliptical’s speakers. Some ellipticals ... Show more
No
Wi-Fi Connectivity Ellipticals that are Wi-Fi enabled can connect to your home wireless network for enhanced features. This could include syncing with or data transfer to external devices, such as a smartphone, computer ... Show more
No
Warranty

Ellipticals separate their warranties into four sections: Frame, Parts, Labor and Brake System. Across all of these categories, warranties are an important feature to assess in ellipticals because the length of the warranties are an indication of the company’s confidence in the machines ability to last. 90-day warranties show that the manufacturer doesn’t believe the elliptical hold up past the first 90 days of ownership.

Frame warranties should be lifetime warranties. Anything less than that is an indication of a cheaply made machine and buyers should be wary.

Parts warranties range from 90 days to 5 years to lifetime warranties. For light use, 90 days to 1 year might be an acceptable parts warranty, though you should not expect that machine to be extremely durable.

Labor warranties range from 90 days to 3 years. For light or moderate use, choose an elliptical with at least 1-year labor warranty. If you plan to use the machine long and often, it’d be best to find a labor warranty of 2-3 years. Note that labor warranties are typically shorter than parts warranties, which means that, up until a certain point, the company will cover the cost of parts, but not the cost of paying someone to fix it. 

Finally, like the frame warranty, the best brands offer you a lifetime warranty on the brake system, which provides resistance on the elliptical. If you have an electromagnetic brake system, you likely won’t have any issues, but it always helps to have reassurance that you’re covered if something goes wrong.

Parts Warranty What is the parts warranty for this elliptical?
2 years
Labor Warranty
1 year
Frame Warranty What is the warranty on the frame alone?
Lifetime
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Horizon Fitness EX 59 is a popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling elliptical trainers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E3865 or Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E320001 .

Horizon Fitness EX 59 is $104.34 more expensive than the average elliptical trainer ($599).

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