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Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Review 2021

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Compact and affordable. These are the two key words I would use to describe the Weslo Cadence G. It doesn’t take up much space and it isn’t too hard on your wallet.

But by skimping on a cheaper machine are you missing out on important features too desirable to pass up? In this article, we will examine the pros and cons of the Weslo Cadence and whether or not this machine will be a suitable addition to your home gym.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Teadmill Series

Design

Price

Size

Features

Warranty

This machine was built for walking. You can’t use it to run because it doesn’t pack the horsepower, the top speed, or the track size. Depending on how tall you are, even walkers may feel a bit restricted by the narrow track. Most treadmills have a 55” long track, while the Weslo Cadence’s is 50” long and 16” wide.


This machine was built for walking. You can’t use it to run because it doesn’t pack the horsepower, the top speed, or the track size. Depending on how tall you are, even walkers may feel a bit restricted by the narrow track. Most treadmills have a 55” long track, while the Weslo Cadence’s is 50” long and 16” wide.

PROS

  • Includes programmed workouts developed by a Certified Personal Trainer
  • Compact and can be folded to save space

CONS

  • Smaller track than most models
  • Short warranty and no accessory tray

Product Specifications

Key Features

  • 6 Personal Trainer Workouts - The treadmill comes programmed with 6 workouts. These programs automate the intensity of your exercise, increasing speed and the incline of the treadmill to get better results.
  • Easy Pulse Heart Rate Monitor - By placing your thumb on the sensor of the console, you can get accurate heart rate data. Tracking your heart rate will help you gauge the effectiveness of your exercise. Wouldn’t want to waste time!
  • Blue-Tinted LCD with Priority Display  - Track your time, distance, speed, and calories on a lovely, easy-to-read LCD display.
  • Comfort Cell Cushioning - The track has been designed with a layer of comfort cell cushioning to reduce stress on your joints as you use the machine.
  • Warranty - 1-Year Motor Warranty and 90 Days Parts & Labor

What is the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill?

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill is a machine built for going for walks indoors. Most low-end treadmills start above an $800 price point, but this model tends to go for much lower than that. I imagine that’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. Not only is the machine low-impact, providing benefits for seniors, it also doesn’t take up much room.

One of the first things I should make clear about this Weslo Treadmill are its limitations. One of the drawbacks of being such compact machine is a narrow track size, only 50” long and 16” wide. With a weak 2.25 motor and a top speed of 10 mph, you’re not going to get much a sprint going on this thing.

The ramp part of the machine can help increase intensity by allowing you to walk up an incline. Unfortunately, while most treadmills have electronically adjustable ramps, you have to change the incline of the track manually.

The Welso Cadence comes with an attractive blue-tinted LCD monitor, tracking speed, distance, and calories burned. This is where you can engage the preset workouts touted in the descriptions.

One point of caution when buying this machine is the short warranty of only a year, while the parts and labor is only 90 days.

Welso Cadance G 5.9 Detailed Review

Design

There are just a few things about the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill that keep it from getting a perfect score when it comes to design. First of all, it makes no small amount of noise during use. You can watch the video above to get an idea of what it sounds like. The operation noise isn’t terrible, but it might be distracting to the other people you live with.

The second item working against the design score is the manual incline adjustments. Though it isn’t difficult to manage, an automatic feature would be idea. All you have to do if you want the incline is fold under the feat at the front of the track.

I can’t give this model a worse score because it is relatively easy to build, though it does require keys to tighten the screws. Also, the machine folds up to save space. So when you’re not using it, you can keep it out of the way.

Size

It’s the perfect size for a machine to use at home. You won’t have to have an entire room set aside to be your home gym. With the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill can just pull down the track and get started on the exercise.

Price

Can’t complain about the price when it comes to this model.

Features

To keep the price low, this machine doesn’t come with many bells and whistles. If you’re looking for a minimalist fitness option, this might not be too much of an issue for you. It doesn’t have a place for a water bottle or a media holder.

Warranty

Lastly, the warranty could be better. One year is hardly anything in the life of these machines, and a 90 days on parts and labor seems awfully short. Many other machines in this category offer a life warranty.


"How Does it Compare?"

Now to examine how this machine compares with other treadmills in the same price range, starting with: 

Sunny Health & Fitness Electric Slim Folding Running Treadmill

Sunny Health and Fitness Electric Slim Folding Running Treadmill

The Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill is similar to the Weslo Cadence in terms of cost. The motor is a little weaker than the Weslo with only a 2.20 HP motor and a top speed of 9 mph. The width of the track is a little narrower, though a few inches longer.


One feature that makes this treadmill an attractive buy is there are 3 incline levels. It also includes wheels so you can move it into another room for easy storage. It also has places to set your water and media player.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Cadence Folding Treadmill

Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Cadence Folding Treadmill

Like the Weslo Cadence, the Merax JK1603E won’t take up a lot of space in your home. Its speed is comparable. It also only goes about 10 mph maximum. You also have to adjust the incline setting manually and you can fold it up and put it away when not in use. One drawback to the Merax is it only contains 3 different workout programs in the console. At least the Weslo Cadence has 6.

And, the last item I’m going to highlight:

Exerpeutic TF900 High Capacity Fitness Walking Electric Treadmill

Exerpeutic TF900 High Capacity Fitness Walking Electric Treadmill

This machine goes a maximum of 4 mph. If you need to go for a walk, but can’t leave your home, this machine is ideal for you. It requires very little assembly, and not unlike the other machines in this review, it folds up for easy storage. While this might be one of the most modest offerings I’ve included, it does come with a 5-year warranty, which is fairly long. That said, the length could be a problem for you if you’re tall. The track is only 47” long.

Should I buy the Weslo Cadence G 5.9?

If you're looking for a low-impact workout and you're concerned about your joints and ligaments, the Weslo Cadence could be a better choice. It's not an unpopular machine, and what it lacks in features it makes up for in affordability.

However, if you're looking for a machine to run on, this would not be a good choice. Other treadmills can give you the intensity you're looking for, but maybe not at such a low price point.