Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 treadmill is often rated as one of the best low-cost treadmills on the market. In this article, we break down its key features and specs as well as the major pros and cons to find out if the reviews are true.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9

We also go over the recently-launched upgraded version – the G 5.9i and cover what has changed. We’ll finish off by giving our recommendations and our decision on whether or not the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is actually any good?

Key Features

  • Quiet Motor

The 2.25 CHP Impulse motor has more than enough power to drive the belt anywhere from 0.5 mph to 10 mph. Because it’s a little smaller than some other treadmill’s motors, it’s quite a lot quieter than other models.

As long as you’re not intending to use the G 5.9 in commercial use or for super intense, long-distance runs, it should be able to keep up with most beginner or intermediate runner’s requirements.

  • LCD Window Console

LCD Window Console

The blue-tinted LCD with priority display in the console is well designed and simple to use. On it, you will be able to track your workout progress, allowing you to maximize your time running. You can keep an eye on time elapsed, distance covered, speed, heart rate, and calories burned.

With the data provided, you will be able to run more intelligently, making the most out of your treadmill.

  • Workout Programs

The G 5.9 comes with 6 preprogrammed personal trainer workouts. These are great for giving you ideas on how to vary your workouts and target different muscle groups.

All the programs are designed by elite, certified trainers and will help you develop your technique and ability quickly and safely.

Workout Programs

  • Lightweight

The G 5.9 is a lot lighter than most other treadmills. It only weighs 117 lbs and can be moved pretty easily by one person. It’s also mounted on wheels which helps make it even easier to move around and store when you’re not using it.

  • Adjustable Incline

By varying the incline of your running surface, you can vary your workouts and target different muscles in your legs. The G 5.9 treadmill has a 2-position manual incline which is easy to change on your own.

For the easier workouts, keep the treadmill flat. When you want something more intense, increase the incline and feel your heart rate increase along with it!

Adjustable Incline

  • Heart Rate Monitor

There is a thumb sensor on the G 5.9’s console which allows you to monitor your heart rate. This is a great way to work out intelligently by using the data to tailor workouts specifically to your routine and desired outcome.

Simply place your thumb on the sensor while you’re running and get immediate feedback on the LCD screen.

  • Speed

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is capable of going anywhere from 0.5 to 10 mph. From walking to jogging to running, the G 5.9 will be able to keep up.

  • Comfort Cell Cushioning

The belt is cushioned with proprietary Comfort Cell Cushioning. This makes the treadmill a much better surface to run on than the sidewalk or roads. Running on hard surfaces can be very hard on your joints and your back, and if you intend to keep running for a long time, you want to take every precaution you can.

This includes making sure you have the right shoes, as well as the correct running posture. Getting a treadmill with cushioning is also highly recommended, and the G 5.9 has a great, comfortable running surface so you don’t have to worry about injuring yourself.

  • Foldable

The G 5.9 can be easily folded up when you’re not using it. This means it’s super easy to store as it doesn’t take up much room.

Foldable

New upgrade - Weslo Cadence G 5.9i

Weslo recently came out with an updated version of their Cadence G 5.9 treadmill. The G 5.9i has all the same awesome features as the 5.9, with one major upgrade – it comes with a one-month free membership to iFit Coach technology.

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9i is enabled with the iFit in-home personal training technology. This includes access to over 16,000 workout programs led by experienced personal trainers. This helps you vary your workouts and design them specifically to your targets and goals.

Paired with your tablet device, which fits onto the console, you can use the iFit Coach Technology to access Google Maps. You can run through mountain passes in the Alps or across miles of empty desert, all from the comfort of your living room.

You can also access studio workouts through the iFit Coach technology. This means you can take a personal trainer’s classes, from mellow beginner to super high-intensity workouts. The trainer will control your treadmill’s speed, meaning that all you have to focus on is running!

Here are the technical specifications of the new and improved Weslo Cadence G 5.9i. Most of the features are pretty much the same as the G 5.9, however, the iFit Coach Technology has the potential to bring a whole other level to your workout.

Key Specifications

Specification G 5.9 G 5.9i
Motor 2.25 HP 2.25 HP
Running surface 50'' x 16'' 50'' x 16''
Top Speed 10mph 10mph
Incline 2-position manual 2-position manual
Foldability Yes Yes
Weight Capacity 250 lbs 275 lbs
Workout programs 6 6
Dimensions 68" L x 31" W x 55.5" H 68" L x 31" W x 55.5" H
Item Weight 117lbs 117lbs
iFit Subscription No Yes
Tablet holder Yes Yes

Warranty

The warranties for treadmills are always broken into different categories, mainly the motor, parts, and labor. The G 5.9 warranties are:

  • Drive Motor: 1 year
  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days

By taking good care of your treadmill, giving it the proper maintenance and storing it properly when you’re not using it, you will maximize your treadmill’s life. Once the warranties run out, it’s extra important you take good care of your treadmill.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Review Summary

What We Love About

  • Quiet motor
  • Folds for easy storage
  • Light and on rollers – easy to move
  • Low price
  • 6 preprogrammed workouts
  • Integrated heart rate thumb sensor
  • Comfortable Cell cushioning – low impact

What made us sad

  • Small running surface
  • Short term warranties compared to other models
  • Low maximum weight capacity
  • Not as strong or durable as other models
  • Lower max. speed than other models
  • Manual incline as opposed to digital

THE FINAL SAY SO!​

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is a decent low-cost treadmill.

If you're looking for a basic, light and inexpensive treadmill, the G 5.9 is a great place to start.

If you want a little more technology with your treadmill, the G 5.9i is a great choice. Paired with your tablet, the G 5.9i becomes an amazing resource packed full of programmed workouts, Google Map locations, and trainer-led classes.

If you're looking to get a treadmill and have a tight budget, the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is a great treadmill on which to start your running journey.

FAQs

By changing the incline of your treadmill, you can vary the intensity of the workout to your desired level. The G 5.9 has two incline levels and is adjusted manually. Before adjusting the incline, make sure you unplug your machine.

 

Fold the treadmill into its upright position. Rotate both incline feet to the position you want then lower the treadmill. It is now ready to be used with its new incline angle.

The G 5.9 treadmill’s user weight capacity is 275 lbs.

Most retailers sell the G 5.9 treadmill for under $300.

The G 5.9 is a light treadmill, weighing only 117 lbs.

The max. running speed of the G 5.9 is 10 mph.

Before folding the G 5.9 treadmill, make sure it is unplugged. To fold it, you have to be able to lift 45 lbs. First, raise the frame by lifting the end furthest away from the console. Then, pull the latch knob and keep raising the frame until the catch is past the latch pin. Then release the latch knob and the treadmill will stay in its folded position.

Included in the owner’s manual are the instructions for the 6-step assembly. You will need a second person to help you as the pieces are large and heavy, so make sure you have someone else with you to help you assemble the treadmill.

 

The assembly is relatively straightforward. The treadmill comes with all necessary screws and hex keys. You will need your own Phillips screwdriver and a pair of needle-nose pliers. Make sure you give yourself plenty of room for assembly, and we would recommend giving yourself three hours to complete it.

To disassemble the G 5.9, simply follow the assembly steps in the reverse order, starting with number six and working back to number one. Again, you will need another person to help you, as well as your own Phillips screwdriver and needle-nose pliers.

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