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Horizon Treo V109 Review

The Horizon Treo V109 Vibration Plate The Horizon Treo V109 is a vibration plate that lends itself very much for the home user its size, shape, colour and design make it non-intrusive.

Considering the price is very near the low end of the market this machine still has some interesting features to offer. For example you get 4 different programmes to choose from but you also have the option of choosing your own exercises by varying the vibration frequency and intensity.

The machine is super light and has two very convenient rollers attached, making it very easy for almost anybody to 'tilt and wheel' the machine in and out of its place.

The platform is almost round; the handle bar offers hand positions for users of different heights. The operating console is very easy to understand. If we can spot how it all works at a glance then it is definitely easy, and so it is. You can also use the additional Start/Stop button that is positioned towards the lower end of the column if you are doing some work with one / both feet on the floor.





Our view:

Nice looking machine with some interesting technicalities. What we particularly liked was the fact that you can increase the vibration intensity by 1 to 16 different increments.

The vibration frequency from 20Hz to 45 Hz and the maximum user weight of 100kg / 15.5 stone makes us want to suggest that this particular model is best for the occasional home user at entry level. You'll still get a good workout out of it but we believe that the more serious exerciser would find that this model has its limitations.

(Please see our guide to buying a vibration plate here for help on technical terms such as frequency and amplitude.)




Thumbs Up:  

Very competitively priced.
Nice looking design.
Light in weight.
4 different programmes available.
Easy `Tilt and Wheel` for convenient move-ability.
Very easy to understand operating face.
Variable speed selection with 16 increments.
Timer setting up to 10 minutes.
Convenient second control button on lower part of console.


Thumbs Down:  

A Rounded platform limits lateral movements.
No accessories supplied.
Machine feels a little 'unsteady'.
No upper body straps attachment sites.
The motor does not seem very powerful.
User weight not great for the slightly heavier built user.
The speed increments only increase marginally from one to the other.


Technicalities:

Model name: Horizon Treo V109
Dimensions: Base 79cm x 70 cm
Max user weight: 100kg / 15.5 stone
Programmes: 4 (upper body, lower body, abdominals, manual)
Weight: 35 kg
Display: 2 consoles
1DC Motor
Vibration Frequency: 20Hz to 45 Hz
Timer: up to 10 min
Vibration type: Horizontal
Warranty: 1-year parts



Horizon Treo V109:

Star rating:  40%

LATEST: This model is becoming harder to find - we recommend the JTX6000 as a better buy (see below)



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