Weslo Cadence G 5.9i

Quick Summary

The Weslo Cadence G 5.91 almost made it into our top treadmills under $500 for the following reasons:

  1. Speed to 10 mph, great for running at higher speeds
  2. iFit enabled to make your workouts more interesting
  3. 6 workout programs available
  4. Accommodates bigger (up to 275 lbs)
  5. Space saver design
  6. 50" long deck for taller users
  7. Comfort Cell cushioning

However, there are a few issues that kept us from recommending it as a top choice.

  1. We've heard too many complaints about poor customer service
  2. The LCD display isn't back lit. This in itself isn't a deal breaker, but other units have better displays
  3. To use the incline, you have to get off the treadmill and lift the deck up and move the feet into place
  4. The warranty is 1 year on the motor and 90 days on parts and labor, which is poor

We recommend instead that you check out our other models that made the list of top home treadmill for under $500:

Proform Performance 300i

Exerpeutic TF1000

Goplus

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7515



Full Review

Speed

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i has a range of 1-10 mph, giving you the option of slow walking all the way up to running.

With the size of the motor, we don't recommend using it at high speeds for long periods of time.

Programs

The Weslo includes 6 workout programs: 3 for fat burning and 3 for higher intensity. 

It's also iFit enabled, which can be used on your tablet or smart phone and vary the speed and incline, and have some really cool options to make working out more interesting:

  • You can follow video workouts
  • Connect with google maps street view to change the scenery to many different places in the world as you exercise, and the terrain will change as you walk or run
  • Track all of your stats

We're a big fan of iFit, and at the current price of $10/month, or $39/month for a family, we think it's a great investment. 

Folding and Moving

It has a SpaceSaver design so you can fold it up and store it easily.

Tablet and Phone Space

There's an integrated tablet holder which is convenient for using the iFit programs, or watching things on your tablet.

Motor

2.25 HP motor, which is designed for walking and only occasional jogging or running. It's not bad for this price range, but understand that you're taking a risk if you plan on doing a lot of jogging or running on it.

If you're looking for a machine that can handle higher speeds for longer periods of time, or if you're a bigger user, you'll need to look in a higher price range.

Weight Capacity

The Weslo Cadence can accommodate users up to 275 lbs.

Incline

The Weslo has 2 positions so you can use it on an incline, but it's not convenient. You have to be off of the machine and lift the deck, then put down or raise the feet on the back of the desk to raise or lower it. Better than nothing, but a far cry from machines with an automatic incline.

Belt

The belt is 50" long, which is a good length for treadmills under $500, but those with a longer stride, you may want to test out how long your stride is on someone else's treadmill or at a gym to see how much room you need.

It's 16" wide, which is on the narrow side.

LCD Display

The display time, distance, and speed. Note that it doesn't have a blue back-lit display that you see on most LCD displays, so it looks more simple.

It also has a unique feature on the console, a built-in thumb sensor to monitor your heart rate. 

Customer Service

We have read some negative reviews about the customer service.

Warranty

1 year on the motor, and 90 days parts and labor. This is a pretty weak warranty, which is usually a warning of bad things to come, and combined with the amount of complaints we've heard about the customer service, we believe there are a few better options.



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