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Horizon Fitness 7.4 AT vs Sole F80, Which is Better?

Compare the Horizon Fitness 7.4 AT and Sole F80 treadmills for your next running machine. Both treadmills are suitable for long-distance runners, offering high-power motors and large deck sizes at an affordable price point. They are equipped with solid features while cutting some fancy features out to keep the price in the mid-range. Discover which treadmill is the best fit for your needs by examining their specifications side-by-side.

Horizon Fitness 7.4 AT
Sole F80

The Horizon Fitness 7.4 AT treadmill has a 3.5 HP motor, 350 lbs weight capacity, a foldable frame, and it is one of Horizon’s best selling treadmill that is getting great reviews from customers. It has a full 22″ by 60″ deck, so it offers plenty of room for runners. The 7.4 AT has a Bluetooth enabled console so it will sync with some 3rd party apps like STUDIO, Zwift or Peloton.

The Sole F80 has a large 22″x60″ running belt, and a 3.5 CHP powerful motor. You can set the incline up to  +15% degrees with quick Incline/Decline Control, and it has a maximum user capacity of 375 lbs. This proves how strong this treadmill is.

Key Differences

  • Both treadmills have a similar 3.5 HP motor, but the 7.4 AT features a RapidSync Drive System, while the F80 uses a DC motor.
  • The weight capacity of the 7.4 AT is 350 pounds with a machine weight of 318 pounds, whereas the F80 has a weight capacity of 375 pounds on a 278-pound frame.
  • The 7.4 AT measures 76” L x 37” W x 63” H, while the F80 measures 82” L x 37” W x 57” H, making the F80 longer and the 7.4 AT taller.
  • Both treadmills have a 60” x 22” tread deck with an anti-shock cushioning system, but the F80 has a unique reversible deck feature for extended usage.
  • The 7.4 AT comes with a 16-digit alphanumeric LED 8.25” LCD screen and offers a variety of programs, including a 5K, Calorie Burn, Custom, Custom HR, Distance, Fat Burn, Heart Rate, Hill Climb, Manual, and the Sprint 8 Training Program. It also supports multiple on-demand training apps like Studio, Daily Burn, Aaptiv, and Treo.
  • The F80 includes a built-in tablet holder, has Bluetooth connectivity compatible with most iOS and Android devices, and can sync with FitBit, Apple Health, and other apps.
  • Both treadmills offer heart-rate monitoring capabilities, but the 7.4 AT includes a wireless chest strap, while the F80 has integrated pulse monitors on the handrails in addition to the wireless chest strap.
  • Despite having similar features and price, we think the 7.4 AT is a better buy due to its smaller size, great weight capacity, and additional training extras.

Spec Comparison

Horizon Fitness 7.4 AT

Sole Fitness F80

Running Area

When choosing a treadmill consider how you will use the treadmill mostly and the space available in your room. An 18-inch belt is suitable for walking. For runners, we recommend  20 inches or wider.

The length of a belt can vary from 50” to 65”.  55 inches will work for most people but, if you’re taller than 6 feet go longer.

22″ x 60″

22″ x 60″


Foldable treadmills allow you to fold up the machine in seconds and store away to conserve space. Both treadmills are easy to fold up.

Motor Power (HP)

The more power a treadmill motor has the faster it’ll be at changing speeds. We recommended treadmills with a motor of at least 2.5 horsepower or more.


Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)

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Maximum Speed (MPH)

Today there are many entry-level treadmills that reach 12 mph. 10 mph is the minimum speed for running, but we recommend you to get one that can reach 12 mph.


Incline, Decline Features

0% – 15%, automatic incline.

0% – 15%, automatic incline.

Heart Rate Monitor

Knowing your heart rate during a workout is important for maximum fitness benefits. Today we have many methods to measure our heart rate, but a built-in heart rate monitor has other advantages, like heart rate oriented workout programs.

Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring. Wireless chest strap included.

Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring. Wireless chest strap included.

Console and Display Properties

The 7.4 AT has big LCD that you can monitor; Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, Incline, Pace, Speed, Time

Sole F80 has a 7.5-inch LCD workout display and MP3-compatible sound system.

Tablet Holder

Cooling Fan

Tech-Features and Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Enabled Chest Strap included
  • Large LCD workout display
  • Connect to Zwift or  Peloton app with heart rate connectivity to monitor your effort
  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers
  • MP3 compatible audio system
  • Heart rate programs
  • Large LCD display
  • No internet connectivity

What Customers Say

  • “According to a customer, the Horizon 7.4 AT treadmill boasts a solid build, compact design, and a strong motor. They also commented on the larger roller and belt size, making it ideal for frequent runners.”
  • “A customer review indicates that the assembly process for the treadmill took only 20 minutes and the integration of the tablet with the accompanying app was seamless. “
  • “A reviewer noted that while the Sole F80 treadmill may not be packed with cutting-edge technology, but it is a top-quality machine. They expressed a desire for a high-quality treadmill motor and a full-size running surface without any unnecessary extras, which ultimately led them to choose the Sole F80.”
  • “A customer praised the performance of the Sole F80 treadmill for a runner weighing over 200 pounds, running 15 miles per week, the treadmill worked well for their needs. They mentioned that the delivery process was challenging because of the treadmill’s weight, and that there were some scratches from the delivery company, but the customer was satisfied with the way the company handled the issue and resolved the problem.”