The Weslo Pro CrossWalk 7.8 Treadmill – A Waste of Money

The Weslo Pro CrossWalk 7.8 treadmill has upper body workout arms with adjustable resistance for a more energetic cardiovascular workout.

The Machine

The LCD display shows speed, time, distance, calories, and pulse. On the 6 programs, it offers 3 CrossWalk® and 3 Personal Trainer workouts.

The specs on the Weslo Pro CrossWalk 7.8 treadmill include:

Weslo Pro CrossWalk 7.8 Treadmill
  • 2.5 HP Impulse™ Motor
  • 1 - 10 mph Quick Speed™
  • 0% - 10% Power Incline®
  • 16" x 50" Tread Belt
  • Soft-Cell Plus™ Cushioning
  • 6 workouts
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • CrossWalk® Arms
  • SpaceSaver® Design
  • CoolAire™ Workout Fan
  • 250-lb. User Capacity
  • Warranty: 5 Years Motor, 90 Days Parts & Labor

The Buzz

UPDATE: The CrossWalk 7.8 is no longer available. Check out the full lineup of Weslo treadmills at reduced prices here.

The Weslo Pro CrossWalk 7.8 offers a host of features for a compact, budget model including the Soft-Cell Plus™ Cushioning, which helps reduce impact on joint by up to 22%, a power incline, quick speed controls, heart rate sensors built in to the handlebars, a folding design, and a workout fan.

The 2.5 hp treadmill motor is peak horsepower not continuous horsepower (chp), so it likely delivers about 1.25 chp which isn’t a strong motor for a walker, and especially not for a runner.

Kudos to Weslo for posting negative customer treadmill reviews on its own website. If that doesn’t send up a red flag, nothing will. The customer complained that they had accidentally left the treadmill powered on overnight, and the controller burned out.

What We Say

For a cheap treadmill with a 90-day warranty, this machine is a waste of money. With an MSRP of $599, and usually on sale for as low as $399, the Welso Pro CrossWalk 7.8 is a budget treadmill for the lightweight, casual walker.

The weak motor is too small for flat walking, and yet it is strained even further because of the power incline feature, and a suggested 250-lb user weight limit.

A power incline is unnecessary in a budget machine. If a heavy user is adjusting the incline level up and down while strolling, causing the motor to run at high rpms, a number of issues can occur. You can have belt slippage, unexpected speed surges, or the weak motor will fail all together.

If you must buy a treadmill for under $500, take a look at the Weslo Cadence C72 instead of the Welso Pro CrossWalk 7.8 treadmill.

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