Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
|Weslo Cadence G5.9|
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|250 lbs||2.25 HP,|
|6||Motor: 1 year
Parts: 90 days
Labor: 90 days
If you’re looking for an inexpensive, high-quality treadmill for home use, the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is one of the best, if not the best, treadmills to choose from. It’s an exercising machine that will provide you with the perfect setting for your cardio, fitness and weight loss goals.
Even though it’s not a treadmill designed for the heaviest users, or for professional, long-run athletes, it does make a perfect choice for anyone who wants to run at home, 7 days a week. It’s also ideal for anyone who wants to alternate weight lifting workouts with cardio exercising. Plus, it’s a great choice for users who lack storage space, as it’s a foldable unit.
Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 64.5L x 29W x 55.5H inches (164L x 73.6W x 141H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 50L x 16W inches (127L x 40.6W cm)
- Product weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
- Supported weight: 250 lbs (114 kg)
- Motor: 2.25 HP Impulse™ Motor
- Incline: Manual, 2 levels, 0°-10°
- Deck cushioning: Yes
- Speed levels: 10 (1-10 MPH).
- Training programs: 6
- Pulse sensor: Incorporated in console
- Progress tracking computer: Yes
- Warranty: Motor 1 year / Parts and Labor 90 days
Along with the above specs, there’s still a lot to be told about this Weslo treadmill. First of all, it features a steel-made, very sturdy and stable frame. It has a rather low footprint for a treadmill, as it’s only 29″ (73.6 cm) wide and 64.5″ (164 cm long). It’s foldable vertically, it’s deck can be lifted and folded upwards, connecting to the main bars of the frame. The folded unit is meant to be stored against a wall, or nonetheless in vertical position. Therefore as most users would like to know, it does not fit under the bed when folded. Its folded dimensions are 29″ x 59″ x 32″ (73.6 x 150 x 81 cm). This will give you about 32″ (81 cm) of clearance, length-wise.
The front base of the frame is equipped with levelers for enhanced stability, and transport wheels to facilitate relocation and storage. Even though the total weight of the machine is 117 lbs (50 kg), in order to move it and fold it, you are required to be able to lift only 44 lbs (20 kg), since you’ll only have to lift the deck.
Evidently, since this treadmill has a smaller footprint than other exercising machines of this type, it also offers a smaller running surface. The tread belt, or the running surface of the Weslo Cadence 5.9 is only 16″ x 50″ (40.6 x 127 cm). This being said, users taller than 6’3″ (190 cm) may find it rather small for their maximum stride. So, if you’re taller than 6’3″ (190 cm), you may want to opt for a treadmill that offers a longer running surface, such as the Sole F85 or the ProForm Power 995i. But even so, if you’re not planning to have power runs on this treadmill, just jogging or power walking, it should suffice your needs, even if you’re taller.
The deck of this running exercise machine features Comfort Cell Cushioning, to alleviate as much impact on your joints as possible. You can be sure that a run on this treadmill produces considerably less impact on your joints than a run on concrete or asphalt. But even so, if you have really bad knees, a treadmill might not be the best choice for you in terms of an exercising machine. In this case, you should consider an elliptical trainer, such as the Schwinn A40, for example.
The incline mechanism of this treadmill is manual and pretty basic, but nonetheless the machine does offer a useful level of incline in various training routines. It’s given by the foldable feet at the rear of the treadmill. When the feet are unfolded, the treadmill is level, with 0° incline. By folding the feet, you will obtain a 10° incline. The overall elevation of the machine is 9″ (23 cm) from the ground. Add this to your height, plus a couple more inches, to determine the required minimum ceiling height for the room you will be exercising on this treadmill.
The the motor and belt of this treadmill can support users up to 275 lbs (125 kg). However, if you weigh 275 lbs or even a bit more, this treadmill is not fit for jogging. I will only support walking. That’s the main reason this machine is listed for users up to 250 lbs (114 kg). So, if you weigh more than this, it’s best to opt for a heavy-duty treadmill.
This Weslo Cadence treadmill is a motorized treadmill, equipped with a fairly decent 2.25 HP motor, the same motor as on the Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T. It can offer light to moderate speeds, featuring 10 speed levels, from 1 to 10 MPH. The motor is designed to withstand prolonged workouts without overheating.
When it comes to the noise emitted by the running motor and tread belt, this treadmill is a pretty quiet machine. This noise isn’t loud enough to interfere with the sound of your TV, or your favorite music. However, the cadence and thumping during high-intensity sprints, or simply when running, isn’t to be ignored. Although it’s not loud either, if you live in an apartment building, your neighbors will probably hear you running. But this basically stands for just about any treadmill.
The power consumption of this machine is negligible. Its consumption is about 1.5 KWHrs (1.5 KW per hour). In other words, if you’re going to use it 5 hours a week, this should add about $3 to $9 to your monthly electricity bill, depending on the prices in your area. The machine comes with a power cord, with a regular electrical plug (not adapter), that should fit in any standard American outlet. It’s also as an ON / OFF switch, at the front base of the machine.
The console of this treadmill is also a pretty decent one for the price, offering 6 workout programs for weight loss and cardio training. The machine has 10 speed levels, from 1 to 10 MPH, each speed setting having a direct key on the console’s dashboard, so you can quickly switch between speed levels if you want.
The console displays calories burned, speed, distance traveled, time spent exercising and heart rate. There’s also a track function, which represents distance in laps, each lap having 1/4 miles (400 m). The dashboard of the console also incorporates a digital pulse sensor, and to track your heart rate, you must keep one of your fingers on it for at least 15 seconds.
Like most motorized treadmills, this model features a safety key which plugs into the middle of the console. It’s meant to be tied to your outfit, so in case you fall, the treadmill is automatically shut down.
Last but not least, the console features a tablet holder, so you can watch your favorite streams while you run, or browse the web.
Assembly and Maintenance
The assembly of this treadmill is quite easy, when compared with the assembly of other exercising machines, such as ellipticals, or recumbent bikes. It shouldn’t take longer than 20-30 minutes. The motor, deck and treadbelt are already assembled together. All you have to do is attach the upright bars, the front base and the console. In order to connect the upright bars to the base and deck, you actually have to turn the machine on its left side, task for which you might need another person to help you. This isn’t too difficult though.
The box comes with the user’s manual and two hex keys, but does not include a Phillips screwdriver and needlenose pliers, tools also required for certain steps. The manual is pretty comprehensive and will guide you throughout the assmebly process, and how to operate it.
When it comes to maintenance, this treadmill is pretty much maintenance free. The underside of the tread belt is pre-lubricated with high-performance lubricant, and shouldn’t require any lubrication for a while. All you need to do is keep the belt clean, free of dirt and debris, and the console dry. Also, the machine is not supposed to be kept in vertical (storage) position, at temperatures higher than 85°F (30°C).
To avoid damaging your flooring or carpet, to maximize the machine’s stability and to avoid any drips of lubricant from falling on your flooring (this might happen, since the belt is pre-lubricated), it’s a good idea to place the treadmil on a mat. This should also keep sweat from dripping on the floor or carpet during heavy exercising.
What’s Best About This Treadmill
The first and most important positive aspect, is that the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 comes with an outstanding price/quality ratio. Compared with other motorized treadmills, it is one of the cheapest, but it’s far from being cheaply made. It’s a sturdy, long-lasting machine, and supports with no problem users up to 250 lbs.
It has a rather small footprint, and it’s also foldable, therefore it makes a great choice for users with less space available.
It offers speeds up to 10 MPH, which is more than enough for anyone who wants to lose weight and undergo a superior cardio workout.
The motor is quiet and doesn’t overheat even during long running sessions.
It features a basic incline system, and a cushioned deck, for reduced impact on the joints during workouts.
The console features a pulse sensor, very important if you have to keep an eye on your heart rate.
There isn’t any pause button, nor pause function. Therefore, if you have to interrupt your running / walking routine and stop the treadmill, you will have to reset it or start over.
Even though the console is capable of tracking pulse / heart rate, you must keep one finger on its digital sensor for 15 sec., which may be inconvenient during fast runs. Also, it’s not telemetry enabled, so you cannot use a chest strap directly with the treadmill’s console.
Overall, the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is one of the best, light / medium training, home treadmills that you can find, at a really affordable price. It offers sturdiness, stability, and just about anything that you would expect from a treadmill. It’s an excellent machine for losing weight, fortifying your core and leg muscles, and putting up some decent cardio training. Even if it doesn’t offer gym-level speeds up to 25 MPH, the 10 speed levels it offers are just enough for anyone who wants to jog from the comfort of their home. It’s a great piece of training equipment, an investment you won’t regret.