Weslo Cadence g 5.9 Treadmill Review

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Weslo Cadence g 5.9 Treadmill Review Review Facts
Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Foldable

Speed settings

Easy to assemble

Small footprint

Cons

Narrow belt

Minimal LCD face

Unreliable speed

Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

Easy to assemble
Affordable price point
Heart rate monitor
Bluetooth connectivity
Foldable
Easy to move
Brand
Brand

Brand

The Weslo Cadence g 5.9 Treadmill may seem like an unknown brand, but they are actually responsible for producing some of the higher-end commercial treadmills on the market.

This treadmill is produced by Icon Health and Fitness. While it may seem like an unknown brand, they also manufacture treadmills from household brands such as NordicTrack and Pro-Form.

What makes this treadmill special is that it is made from quality materials and superb manufacturing methods that make it perfect for home use, but it comes in at a very approachable price point.
Apps
Apps

Apps

While built-in features may be limited, the good news is that this machine is compatible with your iFit account. iFit is a subscription app that provides users with detailed workouts that track all of your activities in a single place to monitor your daily workouts and calories burned.

Your iFit app connects via Bluetooth to this machine and tracks distance traveled and calories burned. It also provides users with workouts designed by personal trainers. Even though this machine is fairly simple, when used with iFit it allows users to get in a great workout like you are at the gym with a trainer!
Size
Size

Size

This simple machine is designed to really save on space. If you want to set it up in your living room to get in a good run without interrupting your Netflix binging marathon, this is a great option.

The belt measures to be 50 inches long and 17 inches wide. When compared to commercial models at the gym, the belt is slightly more narrow than more expensive models. If you just want to get in a brisk walk, the narrow belt works just fine.

What users noticed with the narrow width of this belt is that running is a little awkward. Running on this model is possible, but you may need to adjust your gait a bit to be a little more narrow to avoid clipping the side of the belt.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This unit is able to hold about 275 pounds, which is slightly higher than other space-saver models. Most space saves have a max weight of around 250 pounds (and some are even lower than that!). This means that it is slightly more durable and supportive than other foldable options out there on the market.

The entire device weighs in at just over 100 pounds. While it may seem like a lot, moving this unit is super easy. When it is completely folded, a set of wheels on the base makes it a cinch to move from room to room without the need to carry the full 115 pounds.
Speed
Speed

Speed

Users have the option to select from 10 different speed options that can be adjusted via the main interface. Changing up the speed is super easy. If you want to run at 4 miles per hour, simply press the 4 on the face and pick up your pace.

It is important to note that some users found there is be a slight discrepancy between the speed listed and the actual speed of the belt. By calculating the number of rotations the belt took in 30 seconds, the belt was about .5 MPH faster than the interface suggests.

This means that if you set the speed for 6 miles per hour, expect to clock in at speeds around 6.5 miles per hour.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

For running, this narrow machine may prove to be al little difficult to generate a natural gait. While the length is long enough for long strides or heel strikers, the width of the belt is a little bit of a problem.

If you have a wide frame, you will need to adjust your gait to be a little more narrow to avoid clipping the sides of the belt. However, if you just want something to take a brisk walk, the width isn’t a problem in the slightest.

It also has an emergency shut off switch the stops the belt from the moment that you do. So, if you take a bit of a tumble the belt will immediately stop the moment the magnet is released from the dock.
Style
Style

Style

Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to the style of the Weslo Cadence g 5.9 treadmill. It has a simple interface that is easy to use without consulting an instruction manual, so you can get moving right out of the gate.

There are two sets of handles on the front of the unit. The handles along the side help to enhance stability when taking a brisk walk. When you want to pick up the pace and go for a jog, the central handles on the bottom of the interface help promote stability.

Plus, the entire unit is able to be folded in half to save space when not in use. The wheels along the base allow you to even tuck it in a closet or behind the sofa when you are finished, or simply packing it away for the summer.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Sure, it may be a brand that you have never heard of before, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t composed of the same quality materials as some of the household brands. In fact, the company the produces this design is the same company that produces commercial models such as NordicTrack or Pro-Form.

We combed through hundreds of user reviews to gauge how well this machine holds up with continued use. The verdict? The Weslo Cadence g 5.9 treadmill can run with the big dogs. Even with daily continued use, this design is just as tough and stable as it was on day one.
Use
Use

Use

Home cardio equipment shows up disassembled in a box, and it’s up to you to set it up.

Are you a little apprehensive about putting together a machine? Even if you don’t own a toolbox, the assembly of this design is pretty simple. Many users found that it only took them about 30 minutes from unboxing to plugging it in to go on a run.

If you have ever assembled a piece of Ikea furniture, you have all of the skills you need to assemble this machine!
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

While this device is simple and designed to get the job done without all of the extra bells and whistle of some of the more expensive commercial models, there are a few advanced features that users really love.

The most important feature of this design is its ability to be folded in half and easily moved. Plus, if you want to adjust the incline of this model is it as simple as folding it up.

While the incline isn’t very steep, it exists. To change the pitch of the belt about 5 degrees, simply manually extend the feet at the base of the belt for a slight pitch to activate those glutes as you walk or run.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

Unlike powerless designs, this unit needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet to turn it on. The manual suggests that runners plug it into a surge protector to protect the unit from shorting out and damaging the electrical components.

It is also recommended that the unit is unplugged while not in use to protect the electrical components. This is a super important tip because if anything gets damaged it renders your unit useless.
Face
Face

Face

The ace of this design boasts a simple LCD screen that displays all of the important information at a glance. Users can determine their heart rate, calories burned, speed, time, and distances traveled at a glance.

The downside about this interface is that the screen toggles between all of the different settings as you walk or run. This means that if you only want to know how long you have traveled, you have to wait until the display cycles through all the other info to land on the time.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

This model boasts Bluetooth connectivity, so you have the ability to sync it with your phone. It is important to note that the device doesn’t have any speakers, so you can’t sync your phone to it is blast blood-pumping tunes through the machine.

You can sync your iFit health app to sync to your machine that tracks each and every step that you take. The heart rate monitor on the handles tracks your heart rate, and then sends that information to your iFit app on your smartphone.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Machines that clock in at the lower end of the price spectrum offer suffer from a bad case of the wobbles. As you start to pick up the pace, the entire machine starts to wobble beneath your feet. What we noticed about the Weslo Cadence g 5.9 treadmill, however, is that it doesn’t have any wobble even as you start to pick up the pace.

As you pound the belt with each stride, the handles and LCD screen will start to shake and wobble a little bit. While it makes it a little difficult to read a wobbly screen, it will not affect your workout in the slightest.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

One of the things that we liked most about this model (other than the super affordable price point) is that it is incredibly easy to use. The interface is simple and doesn’t require spending an afternoon reading a complicated instruction booklet.

Once assembled, press the green start button to hop on for a quick walk or run. As you get more comfortable with this device, you can adjust the speed of the belt, or select from one of the many workout settings that automatically adjust the speed as you walk or run and then shuts off once your workout is complete.
Price
Price

Price

The most notable feature that makes this unit really shine is the super affordable price point. If you need something to get you through troubling times stuck at home, this design is the perfect option to get you through to the other side.

While it boasts a super affordable price point that won’t break the bank, it still has useful features to help you get the most out of your workouts. It’s super easy to use and adjust and has various power options that often aren’t found on affordable models out there on the market.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Staying stuck inside doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your running shoes! What makes the Weslo Cadence g 5.9 treadmill so popular is that it is made from quality materials, has just enough features to help you push that extra mile, and it comes in at a price point that won’t break the bank!

If you are afraid of taking a chance on a brand that you aren’t familiar with, no need to worry. The company that produces this design also crafts many of the commercial treadmill brands such as NordicTrack and Pro-Form. While it may not have a name-brand exterior (that is often responsible for a higher price point), all of the interior and exterior components are of the same quality.

Plus, this design is small enough (and foldable!) to fit into most small spaces. So, set it up in your living room and get in a good workout without abandoning your binging marathon!