Weslo Cadence G5.9 Treadmill
Many modern treadmills pack on the extra bells and whistles that many runners never even use, and this treadmill keeps it nice and simple. It boasts a minimalist display that tracks your progress and includes a nice and wide media rack to place your kindle or your table to read or watch Netflix as you walk or run.
One of the very first things that it noticed about this design is that it is surprisingly small. Many home gyms are often built around bulky treadmills, but this design is small enough to tuck into a corner without being the focal point of the room. It even has a folding mechanism that tucks that deck against the handles to clear up some valuable floor space as needed.
It’s not the quieted or most advanced treadmill out there on the market, but it gets the job done without draining your bank account.
Below, I wanted to take a deep dive into the advanced features that make the Weslo Cadence G5.9 treadmill a welcome addition to any home gym!
The very small footprint won’t take up a lot of room in your home gym
Deck folds compactly against central console to clear up floor space as needed
Quick and easy to assemble
Includes emergency stop key
Plenty of onboard storage for water bottles
Include wide media rack for tablets or smartphones
Heart rate monitors built into the console
Offered at an incredibly affordable price point
Wobbles on higher speeds
The 16-inch belt is a little too narrow for some
The Weslo Cadence G5.9 treadmill is a machine that is designed for users that just want to put some steps behind them without draining their bank account. For experienced runners, this machine may fall a little flat overall.
Another great product we reviewed is the Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t Treadmill, so make sure to check it out as well.
The narrow belt design and slightly wobbly frame may prove less than ideal for veteran runners. The belt of this design measures to be only 16 inches, which may cause you to adjust your natural gait cycle to accommodate the belt.
However, this machine is strong and reliable and provides users will all of the functions to fit in a great cardio workout.
Overall, I would recommend this machine for those that like to supplement their weekly workouts with a bit of running or walking. If you are an experienced runner that is looking for a good treadmill to use for daily use, this machine may not check off of your boxes.
However, if you need a good machine and don’t quite have it in the budget for a higher-end machine, the Weslo Cadence G5.9 treadmill will help you achieve your fitness goals with a few adjustments on your end.
It’s also important to note that when you adjust the speed settings on this design, it can get pretty loud.
Many users found that they needed to adjust the volume on their television or tablet when they knocked up the speed a few notches. However, a good pair of headphones is a great way to combat the extra noise!
It’s important to note that the deck of this treadmill is pretty small. It measures to be 16 inches wide, and 50 inches long. It doesn’t provide a whole lot of wiggle room for your natural gait cycle.
Overall, many users found that they were able to achieve a normal gait cycle while using this machine, but their feet often clipped the front of the belt deck when fatigue starts to set in from a long run.
Smaller runners under 6 feet didn’t have as much of an issue with the overall size of the deck compared to users over 6 feet. While it works for taller users, you may have to slightly adjust your natural stride to accommodate the smaller belt.
When completely assembled, this machine measures to be 55.5 inches tall, 64.5 inches long, and 29 inches wide. To put the into perspective, the Peloton home treadmill boasts measurements of 68 inches long, 33 inches wide W, and stands to be 62 inches tall.
This machine is much smaller and more compact than other treadmills out there on the market, making it a perfect choice for smaller home gyms.
One of the great things about this treadmill is that it is super easy to assemble. Many users found that they were able to fire it up out of the box in under 30 minutes.
The belt deck ships completely assembled, so all you will need to do is attach the bottom feet and the handlebars to the central deck.
Previous users found that attaching the feet to the base of the deck was the most difficult part because it’s rather tedious and awkward, but not overly difficult.
If you prefer not to be bothered with assembling your treadmill once it arrives, you can pay a little bit extra to have the pros assemble your treadmill for you. By hiring the pros to assemble your machine for you, you can hop on for a confident run with the knowledge that your machine has been assembled correctly!
Not only do they assemble your treadmill, but they will also carry out the shipping box and packing materials to your trash cans for you as well.
This display on this model is fairly simple and doesn’t quite delve into advanced performance options. This small LCD screen toggles through distance traveled, calories burned, speed, and time spent on the machine.
It has a thumbprint heart rate monitor that allows you to quickly check your heart rate to determine if you are in targeted fat-burning mode.
The heart rate monitor isn’t quite as accurate as smartwatches or monitors that are positioned closers to your heart, but it will give you a general idea.
I also love that this design provides plenty of room for all of your necessary workout gear. This console offers two pockets to place things like water bottles and other things you need while shedding calories.
It even has a wide media rack to place your tablet or smartphone so you can read a book or binge a Netflix show while you train.
This design allows users to make a very modest incline to the deck to amp up the challenge. The incline offered is as steep as some of the more advanced models out there on the market that can achieve inclines of up to 15 percent, but it will add a slight challenge to your daily runs.
To adjust the incline of the belt, you will need to dismount from the treadmill and manually lower the feet along the back of the unit.
Weslo strongly suggests placing an exercise mat under your treadmill to reduce damage to your floor while making your manual adjustments, as well as reducing the risk of belt oil staining your floor. If you opted for the Weslo design, you likely made the choice to save a bit of money so investing in an exercise mat may not be in the cards.
Many users simply cut out the top of the cardboard box that their treadmill shipped in and used it as a makeshift mat!
The very best feature of the Weslo Cadence G5.9 Treadmill is that it is one of the most affordable treadmills currently out there on the market. It’s not the most advanced treadmill performance-wise, but it gets the job done.
It boasts a small and compact frame that is perfect for smaller spaces, but it may require taller users to adjust their natural gait cycle. While it certainly has its issues in the size of the belt as well as performance, the super affordable price tag, and easy-to-use functions make this machine an excellent choice that comes in at a surprisingly low price point!
What I love most about this design is that it boasts a small footprint that won’t take up that much room in our home gym, and boasts a foldable frame to clear up a bit of floor space as needed.
While it doesn’t provide many of the high-end designs of the more expensive options out there on the market, it gets you moving and helps to shed calories and build endurance.
Overall, I would recommend this treadmill for users that want to supplement a bit of running in their workout routines a few days a week. It provides users with up to 10-speed settings, and even offers a shallow incline to adjust the difficulty of your daily workout session.
It’s small, affordable, and super easy to use. If you need something with a low price point that gets the job done, the Weslo Cadence G5 is worth checking out!