The Weslo Cadence G-5.9 Treadmill – Not for Everyday Use

The Weslo Cadence G-5.9 treadmill is designed for infrequent use. That is, if you use a treadmill once in awhile, this one will be okay, but if you need to actually lose weight by walking on it every day, then this one isn’t a good choice.

The Machine

The blue-tinted LCD with Priority Display has readouts for time, distance, speed, and calories burned. Six workouts designed by a Personal Trainer automatically adjust speed and incline while you walk.

Weslo Cadence G-5.9 Treadmill

The specs on the Weslo Cadence G-5.9 treadmill include:

  • 2.25 HP Impulse™ Motor
  • 0-10 mph QuickSpeed™ Control
  • 2-position manual Incline
  • 16" x 50" walking area
  • 6 Workouts
  • Easy Pulse™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • 250-lb. User Capacity
  • Warranty: 1-yr motor, 90 days parts & labor

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The Buzz

The Weslo Cadence G-5.9 treadmill has a manual incline for flat and elevated walking, a 10 mph top speed, and a heart rate thumb sensor on the dashboard. Another feature is the Comfort Cell™ Cushioning, which isn’t as impressive as it sounds; you likely won’t notice any deck cushioning at all while walking.

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You should know that the treadmill motors that Weslo uses indicate the peak horsepower only and not a Continuous Horsepower (CHP) rating. This means the motor is about half the size physically that you think it is. Because the motor powering the Weslo Cadence G-5.9 is so weak (actually delivering only about 1 to 1.25 horsepower continuously while moving the belt), it’s advised by professionals that you ignore the max user weight. At best, a user should not weigh more than 160 to 170 lbs on this machine.

Treadmill reviews are generally mixed on many Weslo models. Some folks seem to do fine with using them 3 times a week with no problems, while others who want to walk an hour a day every day, or have multiple users in the household workout on it, are reporting that these $299 treadmills don’t last for more than a year, if that. Some of these motors are burning out at 5 or 6 months, and good luck with trying to get replacement parts from Weslo.

What We Say

Even with the low price and free shipping (a savings of about $85), it’s impossible to recommend a Weslo Cadence G-5.9 treadmill. It actually has a more attractive design than other Weslo models, but with the flimsy design and weak motor there’s no point in taking a chance on this one. We suggest you budget a little more and get a machine around $700 to $800 minimum, which will give you reliability, durability, and value. It is a lot more to spend, but you want a treadmill to last 5 or 10 years, not six months.

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