Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Treadmill

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Weslo Cadence G5.9i

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275 bs2.25 HP,
0.5-10 MPH
2 levels
6 programs,
iFit enabled

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i is one of the treadmills released in 2015. It’s a newer version of the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 that we’ve already reviewed. This particular model features Bluetooth connectivity and is iFit enabled. For reference, this is the Weslo treadmill part number WLTL29615.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 64.5L x 29W x 55.5H inches (164L x 74W x 141H cm)
  • Tread belt dimensions: 50L x 16W inches (127L x 40.6W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 118 lbs (53.5 kg)
  • Supported weight: 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Motor: 2.25 HP, 0.5 – 10 MPH
  • Incline: Manual, 2 positions
  • Console: 6 onboard programs, Bluetooth, iFit enabled
  • Extras: Device holder, accessory trays
  • Warranty: Motor 1 year / Parts 1 year / Labor 1 year

Frame construction

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i treadmill features a steel frame made of rectangular tubing. All the steel parts in its construction are coated with a rust-resistant paint finish. The color used is gray, this being the only color available for this model.

The machine also integrates several parts made of durable thermoplastic material. The most notable ones are the side covers of its rails, the motor cover, and the console dashboard.

The Weslo Cadence 5.9i is fairly small compared to other models. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 64.5″ (164 cm) long, and 29″ (74 cm) wide. It is also recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck, and at least three feet of clearance at the rear of the deck for ease of access and safe usage.

The treadmill is foldable. Its deck can be folded up to save space. It does not have a hydraulic element for a slow unfolding like other similar machines, such as the ADVENOR YD106, for example. However, the deck isn’t super heavy.

The machine’s net weight is 118 lbs (53.5 kg). This being said, the packaged unit may require two people for transport. However, once the machine is assembled, it can easily be moved by only one person as its front base frame integrates a set of small wheels.

Deck and incline system

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i features a pretty sturdy deck for a home-use treadmill. It is rated for a maximum user weight limit of 275 lbs (125 kg) which is not bad. The belt offers a running/walking surface of 50″L x 16″W (127 x 40.6 cm). This being said, users up to 6’0″ – 6’1″ (183 – 185 cm) should be able to run correctly benefiting from a complete stride.

The integrated belt features a textured surface for improved contact. It’s multi-layered and pretty thick, resistant to stretching. The diameter of the internal rollers is not specified, but as a general idea, they’re not as thick as for a commercial treadmill. However, they do have a crowned design for improved traction and for a prolonged belt lifespan. They also have industrial-grade ball bearings built-in for a smooth motion.

The machine’s deck is equipped with a cushioning system. It consists of two large shock absorption elements placed at the middle of the deck, one on each side. They’re attached with screws to the deckboard so their position cannot be changed. Also, the internal deckboard has a bit of flex. So, as a small conclusion here, the treadmill provides a fairly decent shock absorption reducing the impact of the workout.

This Weslo treadmill is equipped with a manual incline system. Its rear stabilizers can be folded in order to provide a few degrees of incline for the deck. Evidently, since the incline requires manual adjustment, you cannot adjust as you’re actively running or walking on the treadmill; you have to pause your workout.

The belt height is approx. 6.5″ (16.5 cm) above floor level. This being said, it is recommended to use this treadmill in a room with a ceiling that is at least 10″ (25.4 cm) higher than your own height.

Drive motor

Needless to say, the Weslo G 5.9i is an electric treadmill. This being said, you have to connect it to an external power source. It comes with a power cable featuring a standard US plug. The cable connects to the front base section of the machine and there is also an On/Off switch.

This Weslo treadmill is equipped with a 2.25 HP motor which offers a fairly decent duty, offering the possibility to run or walk for at least a few hours without overheating or losing performance. It also integrates a small flywheel for improved motion stability.

The motor offers a speed range of 0.5 – 10 MPH. The console offers controls for gradual speed adjustment and quick adjustment. The gradual speed adjustment controls (+, -) have a dual function. A short press will adjust the speed in increments of 0.1 MPH, while if you press and hold them the speed will adjust in increments of 0.5 MPH. The transition from a speed level to another is done smoothly so you can easily adjust your pace as well.

The motor itself is not too loud. However, depending on your running technique, your weight, footwear, and other factors, your cadence may generate more or less noise. Also, since the motor is not a super powerful one, the extra costs for your energy bill should be pretty insignificant even if the machine is used daily.


The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i treadmill comes with a Bluetooth-enabled and iFit ready console. It also includes one free month of iFit membership. Therefore, you can download the iFit app into your phone and sync it with your treadmill in order to track your progress online, benefit from interactive fitness courses, run on virtual trails, and more. However, the use of the iFit function is not necessary. The machine can be started and used in manual mode. In order to do that, you will have to press and hold the Bluetooth button for at least 30 seconds when starting the machine for the first time.

The unit’s console features an LCD display with LED backlight. It tracks time, speed, distance, calories, and pulse. Speed and distance are by default set to English units (MPH and miles) but they can also be set to metric units (kmh and kilometers). For the pulse reading function, the console has a contact sensor on which you can place your finger so it can count and display your pulse. However, the console is also compatible with various HR chest belts. An HR chest belt is not included, though.

In case you’re not going to use the iFit workouts and the iFit app, the console has six built-in workout programs. Three of them are tailored for weight loss, the other three are intensity workouts. They can be accessed from the “Onboard Workout” key on the console. Evidently, if a workout is selected, the machine will automatically adjust the speed depending on the current workout segment. The workout segments appear on the left section of the console display.

The machine’s console does not have built-in speakers or an AUX port for playing music through the treadmill. It also does not have a USB port or a workout fan. Its dashboard integrates two accessory trays and a tablet holder. So, in case you will use iFit, you can place your tablet on the console.

Assembly and Maintenance

The machine’s deck with the drive motor, belt, side covers, and all the other parts, comes pre-assembled. Therefore, you only have to attach the front base frame, the two handlebars, and the console. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. The manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and all the necessary tools are included.

The belt is pre-lubricated from the factory and should not require any further lubrication for a long period of time. Other than this, you just have to keep the treadmill clean, especially the belt, and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction – can support users up to 275 lbs;
  • Folding deck, space-saving design;
  • Transport wheels on the front base frame;
  • Integrated deck cushioning;
  • Manual incline, 2 levels;
  • Speed range between 0.5 and 10 MPH;
  • Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 and 0.5 MPH;
  • Quick speed adjustment controls for 1 to 10 MPH;
  • 6 onboard workout programs;
  • Bluetooth connectivity;
  • iFit enabled console and 1 month of free iFit membership;
  • Device holder included;
  • Accessory trays built-in the console dashboard;
  • Pulse sensors and telemetric console (works with HR chest straps);
  • Little assembly required;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • Wireless HR chest strap is not included;
  • Only one month of free iFit membership;
  • No speakers.


The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i is a treadmill made for home use. It features a folding deck with a running surface of 50″L x 16″W and offers a weight capacity of 275 lbs. It is equipped with a Bluetooth-enabled console compatible with iFit (1 month of iFit membership included) which has 6 built-in workout programs. It’s a fairly decent treadmill, great for low to high-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s also an affordable treadmill, currently available for less than $400.

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