Weslo treadmills are the entry level offering from ICON Health & Fitness, makers of the popular NordicTrack and ProForm brands, among others.
They are quite popular due to the fact that they are very cheap…most of their models are under $500, which makes them affordable to a wide range of potential buyers.
However, it is important to note that these treadmills are built for very light use. If you’re just walking, or rehabilitating an injury, they should be just fine. However, if you’re planning on running or working out hard, the Weslo treadmill definitely won’t cut it.
(You can check out our Best Cheap Treadmills section for some better options).
The Current Weslo Treadmill Lineup
There are a number of different Weslo treadmills to choose from, but the lineup seems to be dwindling over time. It doesn’t look like they are adding any new machines to the mix, nor are they updating any of the current models.
The most popular models are the Cadence G 5.9 and Cadence R 5.2, both in the $300-$400 range when on sale.
Both models are very similar, with a decent sized LCD display, 2.5 HP Impulse motor, a relatively small 50″ x 16″ running deck and top speed of 10 mph.
You get two manual incline positions, 6 built in workout programs, folding Space Saver design and something called Comfort Cell cushioning.
The main difference between the G 5.9 and the R 5.2 is that the former comes with heart rate monitoring, a slightly higher max weight capacity and a stronger warranty.
Other Weslo treadmills include the CrossWalk 5.2t and the higher end Cadence G 7.0, both of which seem to have been discontinued as they have not been available on the company website for quite some time.
Weslo Model Reviews – In-Depth Info on Each One
What can you expect from Weslo treadmills?
As we mentioned, all of the models, including the popular Weslo Cadence G 5.9, are under $500, so the price is definitely right.
All of the models are compact and foldable, which is great for those with limited space in their home gym.
You’ll typically get some built in workouts as well as incline, and a decent amount of cushioning to minimize impact on your knees and joints.
Assembly is relatively easy on the Weslo treadmills, although it’s always recommended to have a second person available to help you move it around and hold it in place. But most users have been able to put these machines together themselves in a relatively short period of time.
So those are the positive elements…but what about the negatives?
Well, at under $500 these definitely are not the most well-constructed treadmills you will come across. It is definitely entry level.
We would recommend the extended warranty if you opt for a Weslo treadmill, just to cover yourself in case you come across any issues over time. Most machines come with a 1 year motor warranty and 90 days for parts and labor, which is definitely not sufficient.
Who is a Weslo treadmill ideal for?
If you’re on a very strict budget, and you simply don’t have over $500 but really want to buy a treadmill, then you should consider a Weslo.
These machines are ideal for those who plan to do mostly walking, and maybe some occasional jogging. If you are recovering from an injury and just want do some light cardio, a Weslo will suffice. Also, it is good for the elderly who won’t be using it heavily.
If you fall into any of these categories, it will be just fine. If not, look at our top picks for a better option.