Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

January 14, 2017

Reviewed Treadmill: Weslo Cadence G 5.9

Editors' rating:

Build Quality

Power & Noise

Ease of Use

Ease of Assembly

PROS

  • Folding treadmill, which helps to save space in between workouts
  • Not a lot of bells and whistles
  • ​Easy to assemble

CONS

  • The incline has to be adjusted manually
  • ​Only 90-days of warranty on the motor, parts and labor
  • Relatively small running belt

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is a popular entry-level treadmill. This treadmill is especially suited for people who want to use the treadmill for walking or jogging.

If you are looking for a treadmill which gets you moving then the G 5.9 could be your solution to weight loss or improve your fitness level.

With a 16- by 50-inch treadmill belt, a 2.25 HP Impulse motor and a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour, this treadmill is designed for walkers or joggers looking for a treadmill to get started on their fitness journey.

KEY FEATURES

  • The space saver design means you can fold up the treadmill by removing the pin. Which could be a plus for people that want to save as much space as possible after they are done with their workout.
  • The comfort cell cushioning helps to take the pressure of your joints while using the treadmill.
  • Measure your heart rate by holding your thumb on the easy pulse heart rate button. This is a handy feature to get an idea of your current heart rate.
  • 6 workout programs designed by a certified personal trainer. Of those 6 programs, there are 3 programs which are designed for people who want to lose weight. The other programs are designed for users who want to increase their fitness level even further. Each program takes between 30 and 40 minutes.
  • If you want to take it to the next level, you can make use of the 2 adjustable manual incline levels.

REVIEW OF THE PRODUCT

Build Quality: 3.5/5

Don’t expect too much of this treadmill in terms of quality. The weaker point of this treadmill are probably the materials that are used, which are pretty lightweight.

The total weight of this treadmill is 119 pounds. As a result, this means that running at a higher pace might not feel like a comfortable experience to everyone. However, the materials that are used are more than heavy enough for walking and jogging at a lower pace.

Due to the lightweight materials, the weight capacity of this treadmill is 250 pounds. That’s why it might not be a good fit for heavier people.

Furthermore, under normal use and service Weslo gives you 90 days warranty on the motor, parts and labor. 90 days isn’t very long, but this should be long enough to discover any possible major construction flaws.

Power & Noise: 3.5/5

The 2.25 HP Impulse™ Motor gives you the ability to workout at a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour. Most users will find that working out at low- to mid intensity is no problem at all.

If you go faster than that you’ll notice that the treadmill will make more noise. For most people, it won’t be too noisy. Just be aware that if you’ll work out at a high(er) intensity you can expect this treadmill to make some noise, just like any other treadmill. Time to turn up the volume of your television!

Ease of Use: 5/5

The Cadence G 5.9 is fairly easy to use because all of the options are quite straightforward and there are only a few options which you can choose from.

You can select one of the 6 workouts which are all designed by a professional fitness trainer. Or you can train at your own pace by pressing on one of the speed buttons.

The blue-tinted LCD display keeps track of the basic things, like; speed, time, distance and calories burned. This will be enough information for most low-intensity users.

Please be aware of the fact that the display isn’t backlit. This might make the display harder to read in darker rooms.

If you like to keep things simple, then you’ll probably agree that the G 5.9 is easy to use.

Ease of Assembly: 4/5

Because of it’s minimal and lightweight design, the Weslo Cadence will be easy to assemble for most people.

According to the user manual of the G 5.9, it has to be assembled by two persons. Make sure you set up the treadmill in a cleared room and remove all of the packing materials. If you follow this advice, you’ll assemble the treadmill in the fastest way possible.

Most people will be probably be able to install the treadmill in 1 hour. However, the total installation time will depend upon a lot of things. So, please make sure that you take your time.

If you are still unsure whether or not you’ll be able to assemble the treadmill, then remember you can always call to hire an authorized service technician. You can find the number in the manual.

"HOW DOES IT COMPARE?"

Weslo Cadence R 5.2

Another popular Weslo treadmill is the Cadence R 5.2. This model is almost identical to the Weslo Cadence G5.9. There are only a few differences.

The Weslo Cadence R 5.2 has a motor with 2.5 HP whilst the G 5.9 has a motor of 2.25 HP. Plus, the R 5.2 weighs 1 pound less. This won’t make much difference in terms of user experience.

So, there’s no real reason to choose the one over the other. It may just come down to which of the two you can find at a better price.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7603

The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7603 is a treadmill with similar features. The look, feel and quality of this treadmill are comparable to the Cadence G 5.9. However, there are some differences worth mentioning.

The display of the SF-T7603 is backlit. Therefore, this treadmill might be more user-friendly if you plan to place it in your basement.

Additionally, if you for some reason doubt about your ability to assemble the treadmill yourself, then you might appreciate the fact that this treadmill is for the most part already assembled. It only takes 8 steps to install it.

Another point to be aware of is the maximum user weight of 220 lbs, which is a bit less than the 250 lbs of the Cadence G 5.9. This might be important to you depending on your current bodyweight.

Exerpeutic TF1000

Overweight users who plan on using their treadmill for walking will probably find the Exerpeutic TF1000 to be an interesting option.

This treadmill has a relatively high maximum user weight of 400 pounds. Plus, the width of the treadmill belt is 20 inch, which is 4 inches wider than the G 5.9.

Be aware of the fact that this treadmill has a top speed of 4 miles per hour. So, it’s only for walking.

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