Weslo treadmills are a long way off what you’d find in a local gym, these guys build treadmills for people on a budget, but they do it well. They probably do it better than anyone. Their Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill outsells everything else on the market in this price range.

And the reason the Weslo Cadence Treadmill does so well is that this company gets all the essentials right and manages to keep the price low.

Long-running belt, incline, and a decent monitor.

When you buy a treadmill, even a cheap one like the Weslo treadmill, you need to look out for a few essentials; a good-length running belt is one, a decent monitor is another, and most importantly, you want a treadmill that feels solid. The Weslo treadmill ticks all of these boxes, the belt measures 50″, the monitor includes Bluetooth, workout programs, and access to iFit. Plus, this treadmill weighs 108lb, which is surprisingly heavy for a budget treadmill, and a telling sign this thing is made from quality materials.

Impressive stuff for an entry-level treadmill, and it made us want to take a closer look at this capable machine.

First, a quick look at the product specs!

Product Specifications


Product dimensions –  55.5” H x 29” W x 64.5” D 


Weight – 110lb


Speed – 0 – 10mph


Max user height – 6ft


Anti-shock system – Comfort cell cusioning


Folds for storage


Motor – 2.25HP


Weight capcacity – 250lb


Running belt size – 16″ X 50″

Why Do We Like The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill?

I’ve reviewed a lot of treadmills in the under $400 price bracket, and I can tell you most of them are held back by their lack of features and extremely short running belts.

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill bucks this trend somewhat as it’s packed full of features and boasts a 50″ belt. And it’s the length of the belt that impresses me most. A 50″ running belt will allow users up to 6’1″ to jog comfortably on the machine which is much better than most of its competitors.

Shorter Uses Can Run on The Weslo But Be Careful

Users under 5’6″ should be able to use the Weslo treadmill for more intense running sessions because of their shorter stride. Still, I wouldn’t recommend running on this treadmill straight away, as the belt is quite narrow. Narrow belts are not deal killers; but you need to be careful not to step off the side of the running belt when exercising. The Weslo Cadence Treadmill has a belt width of just 16″.

Steeping off a treadmill with a narrow belt is more likely with fast-paced workouts, so most people using this treadmill for light jogging shouldn’t have any issues, but for those thinking of running? Do a few slow-paced sessions first to get used to the width of the belt.

2 Way Incline Helps Build Those Hard To Train Muscles

I’d always recommend to choose a treadmill with an incline. Why? Incline workouts bring something extra to your cardio sessions; walking or jogging at an incline burns up to 50% more calories than jogging on flat surfaces, and it also works different muscle groups.

Incline workouts target your butt, hamstrings, and calves, a handy feature for toning those hard-to-train muscles, plus you will be burning a ton of extra calories at the same time. The stronger and larger those muscles become, the more calories they will burn every time you exercise.

Your body and your heart have to work much harder when jogging or walking on an incline, and by pushing yourself harder, you’ll see a significant improvement in your cardio fitness.

weslo cadence 5.91 monitor

Monitor Includes Workout Programs and Access to iFit

The monitor of the Weslo comes iFit enabled. Usually, we see iFit-enabled monitors on mid-high-level cardio machines. This is the first budget cardio machine I’ve come across offering iFit.

IFit is featured on this machine because Icon Health and Fitness own Weslo; these are the same guys that own ProForm and Norictrack, both of which offer high-end treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes.

Great To Have The Option of iFit But Do You Really Need It?

iFit is one of the best fitness apps out there. The app offers thousands of workouts from its extensive library.

The workouts include personal trainer workouts and, my fav, the global routes, where you can run anywhere in the world, choosing routes such as the alps to the streets of San Francisco.

And what’s cool about this app is that it can recognize which piece of cardio equipment you are using. And allows trainers to make real-time adjustments by adjusting your speed to mimic the class activity you are currently performing or which global route you are on.

There’s also a Google Maps feature; this feature lets you plan your own route literally anywhere in the world. You can even map out a route near your house if you wish.

Fitness apps are an excellent way to keep you interested in using the treadmill and help stop it from becoming a clotheshorse. Still, an app like iFit is expensive ($1 a day), plus you’ll need a tablet to use the app. 

Don’t Want iFit? Hold Bluetooth Button Down For 30 seconds To Disable it.

We need to mention many people who buy this treadmill get confused by thinking you have to purchase the iFit app to use the treadmill. This isn’t true. All you need to do is press the Bluetooth button for 30 seconds, and the iFit app will be disabled. 

Even if you opt not to take advantage of the iFit app, you can still benefit from the six built-in workout programs. The preset programs give you an extra challenge, thus helping increase your fitness levels. 

Many users have mentioned how quiet this machine is in operation, so to prevent the boredom of long workout sessions, you could watch TV while exercising without being disturbed by the sound of the machine.

As well as the workout programs, the monitor tracks all the useful stuff such as speed, time distance, and pulse.

Weslo Cadence G5.9i Treadmill folded dimensions

Folds For Storage

Not everyone has a spare room to house their fitness equipment, which is why foldable treadmills have become so popular.

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Treadmill folds to half its original length. And what’s best about this is once it’s folded, you can easily move it to store thanks to the integrated transport wheels just tilt and roll.

Comfort Cell Cushioning – Anit-Shock

To include any anti-shock system on a treadmill, this cheap is impressive; the Weslo 5.9i treadmill uses a couple of cushions on either side of the machine to soften the impact of your running steps.

While the cushions aren’t the best anti-shock treadmill system in the world, they’re good enough for home use and will take up to 40% of the impact of each step on the treadmill.

The cushions will help protect your joints, especially your knees. So a big thumbs up to Welso for including an anti-shock system.

30 minute Assembly

While most users didn’t run into too many problems when setting up the Weslo, a few mentioned it’s a good idea to have a second person to help you screw in the bolts at the bottom of the machine.

Thankfully apart from the few bolts mentioned, most of this treadmill comes fully assembled. Average build time 30 mins – tools and instructions are provided.

Are You Stuck at The Hallo Screen?

I know some people, after assembling their treadmills, haven’t been able to get any further than the hallo screen. This is because the treadmill wants you to use the iFit app. If you’re not going to use iFit, you need to disable it to use the treadmill.

Click link below for a quick one minute fix.

How to fix Weslo Stuck on Hallo

The Good

Well made machine feels solid

Includes incline, burn twice as many calories and work those hard to train muscles

50″ running belt suitable for users up to 6’1″ for walking and jogging

Deck cushioning to protect your joints

Decent monitor for price point that includes workout programs and access to iFit

Folds for easy storage

Transport wheels, just tilt and roll to move

The Bad

Narrow belt need to be carefull not to step off the machine when exercising

No instructions in the manual to say how to operate the treadmill without iFit enabled which has left many users stuck at the hallo screen.

Monitor LCD is quite small and can be hard to read when exercising



serene folding treadmill in front room of house

SereneLife Folding Treadmill ($389)

The SereneLife Treadmill is another excellent budget treadmill. This treadmill has been designed for walking and jogging. It’s slightly more expensive than the Weslo, and that’s simply because the monitor has a couple of extra features. The Serenelife monitor includes 16 workout programs and boasts speed buttons on the handles.

Like the Weslo, the SereneLife Treadmill is well made, and many users have praised just how solid and stable this machine feels when exercising on it.

Still, apart from a few extra workout programs, it doesn’t really offer anything more than the Weslo. In fact, the running belt is shorter than the Weslo. It’s only 43″, which limits user height for jogging to around 5’8″.

The reason the Serenlife folding treadmill is so popular isn’t just because of the build quality and the impressive monitor. What most people love about this treadmill is how easy it is to store, some users have mentioned it’s so compact they store it in a closet after their workouts.

Overall it’s an impressive little treadmill designed more for walking than intense workouts. It’s a great choice for people who are really tight on space.


To Sum Up

You get more for your money with the Weslo Cadence 5.9i Treadmill than anything else out there right now. No other treadmill in this price range offers a 50″ belt, a monitor with workout programs and Bluetooth, and the build quality to last years. And this is another thing about the Weslo treadmill it’s been around for a long time, it stood the test of time, with users still praising the machine years after owning it, and there are not many budget treadmills that receive that kind of feedback.

Still, I think it’s important for people to remember that the Weslo 5.9i Treadmill has been designed for walking and jogging. Even though the quality is good it’s not a treadmill that’s going to last long if used regularly for intense cardio sessions. The motor isn’t powerful enough and you’ll end up burning it out.

Stick to walking and jogging on this treadmill, clean the belt regularly, lubricate the belt when needed and it should last years.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill FAQs

Are Weslo Treadmills Any Good?

Weslo treadmills are budget treadmills. They offer more features than most budget treadmills and include good-length running belts for the price. Their treadmills are designed for walking and jogging and are not for serious runners.

Do You Have to Subscribe to iFit To Use a Weslo Treadmill?

If you want to use a Weslo Treadmill without iFit, all you need to do is hold down the iFit button for 30 seconds to disable iFit. You can then use your treadmill normally without the app.

Does The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Have Inlcine?

The Weslo G 5.9 Treadmill has a 2-way manual incline. You can adjust it to 3 degrees and 5 degrees