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NordicTrack T 6.5 S vs Horizon Fitness T101

Here we compare the NordicTrack T 6.5 S and Horizon Fitness T101, two good entry-level treadmills with similar features. We recommend the T 6.5 S because its maximum speed is 12 MPH and the console design is better. Let’s find out which one is a better option for you.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S
Horizon Fitness T101

Spec Comparison

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Specs

Horizon Fitness T101 Specs

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.

20″ x 55″

20″ x 55″


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)


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 – 10% Incline

0 – 10% 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.

CardioGrip Heart Rate Sensor 

Has Contact Grip Heart rate monitor.

Console and Display Properties

It has a 5-inch backlit LCD display.

Three LED Windows

Touch Screen

Cooling Fan

Tech-Features and Connectivity

  • Digitally adjust your incline up to 10 percent to add intensity to your workout and target specific muscle groups
  • Create your own custom workout using Google Maps
  • Plug your ipod or other MP3 device into the console sound System to stay motivated with your workout playlist
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Built-in speakers, energy saver mode
  • 0-10% Quick Incline control


NordicTrack T 6.5 S comes with a 10-years frame, 2 years parts and 1-year labor warranty.

Horizon Fitness T101 comes with a lifetime frame, 20-year brake, 1 year parts/electronics and 1-year labor warranty.

Last update: January 2023