The Horizon CE5.1 is a high-end elliptical trainer machine designed to provide users with comfortable exercise opportunities. The CE5.1 machine is equipped with a combination of entertainment and convenience features that are meant to make exercising more enjoyable. Full integrated surround speakers combined with MP3 compatibility provide customized music playback during workout sessions. To sweeten the deal the device also includes a Horizon "CoolFit" fitness fan to keep the user cool during more rigorous workouts. The CE5.1 machine includes 10 electronic program options and 18 FLATellipse simulated foot paths that are displayed via the LCD screen.
The Horizon CE5.1 elliptical machine maximizes and enhances the same basic features and specs as its predecessor model (CE4.1). The CE5.1 model features a front-drive frame design (flywheel in front) with a 14.3 pound flywheel motor to power the device. Rear access to the machine and a low sitting 10" step on pedal height allows users easy access. The device also includes 10 (fully electronic operated) resistance settings for different exercise strengths all created thanks to a magnetic brake resistance system.
A small LCD control panel with three separate orange displays provide information and the users heart rate monitored via metal heart rate grips on the balance handles of the device. The CE5.1 includes an 18" stride distance, meaning the machine will need ample space for operation; and for safety the footplates are outfitted with non slip rubber padding. Extra device features include "ZeroGap" narrow pedal placement, "Idealfit" handlebar spacing with different handlebars for different size users, and a "Smoothpulley" drive pulley system designed to provide smooth and fluid exercise movements.
The Horizon CE5.1 Elliptical machine includes several different warranties which are connected to specific parts on the device; the warranties are as follows, an individual lifetime warranty is included for the frame, a 15 year warranty is included for the brake system, and an additional 1 year warranty is included for parts and labor. All warranties are active and provided via the manufacturer Horizon.
It is worth noting that upon release the Horizon CE5.1 was only available in Canada; and was exclusively sold at Canadian Tire.
In January, 2010 the US Consumer Product and Safety Commission officially recalled several Horizon Elliptical machines; the foot pedal on said machines apparently becomes disconnected or unfastened during extensive use creating a serious hazard. The recall was voluntary meaning that users are not required to send the device back however recalled products may not be sold as it is illegal to do so. The device models affected by the recall are as follows: EX-58, EX-68, EX-78, GS1050E, CE5.1 and LIVESTRONG branded models LS7.9E, LS9.9E and LS12.9E.
- High-end Elliptical Machine
- Walking Trainer- Walk/Run Exercise
- 14.3 Pound Flywheel
- Exercise Features
- 10 Different Electronic Resistance Levels
- 10 Varying Workout Programs
- 3 Goal Settings (Total Time, Distance Traveled, Calories Burned)
- 4 Preset Workouts (Hills, Weight Loss, Reverse Train, Custom)
- Equipment Features
- Contact Heart Rate Monitor
- LCD Screen Display; 3 Separate Monitors (Simple Text/ Diagrams)
- "ZeroGap" Narrow Foot Spacing
- Pivoting Foot Plate for Comfort
- Magnetic Brake Resistance
- Rear Device Access
- "IdealFit" Varying Handlebar Spacing
- "SmoothPulley" Pulley Drive System
- Convenience Features
- "Sonic Surround" Integrated Speakers
- Full MP3 Compatibility
- "CoolFit" Fitness Fan
- Resistance Range: 1-10 Electronic Settings
- Flywheel: 14.3 Pounds
- Stride Length: 18"
- User Feedback: 3 orange LED windows
- Program Modes: 10
- Target Settings
- Total Exercise Time
- Distance Traveled
- Calories Burned
- Preset Workouts
- Weight Loss
- Reverse Train
- Target Settings
- Heart Rate: Contact Grip (Metal Tabs)
- User Capacity: 275 lbs / 124kg
- Assembled: 73"L x 22"W x 65"H
- Boxed: 52"L x 30"W x 19"H