Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Review
Priced anywhere between $350-$500, the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 offers excellent value for money when you take into account its build quality, ease of assemble, compact design and workout effectiveness. However, the reason for the Weslo’s low price is down to the fact that it isn’t really suitable for running on and the treadbelt is on the small side, meaning runners and very tall individuals will want to look elsewhere.
As mentioned, the Weslo isn’t suitable for runners, as the 2.25 continuous horsepower motor isn’t powerful enough for this purpose, particularly if you’re planning on running at higher inclines and speeds.
However, the Weslo can comfortably handle walkers and even joggers (you can just about get away with light-medium running as well), and this is made even better by the fact that the motor runs both smoothly and quietly when in operation.
Just like the Weslo Cadence G 5.9, the motor can reach a maximum speed of 10 MPH, while the incline can be adjusted into two different positions, both at just a touch a button. Therefore, it’s good to know that it’s possible to tailor your workout to be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be, particularly as you can burn more calories and reduce the impact felt on your joints with the incline feature.
It’s fair to say that the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 doesn’t come equipped with a generous number of workout programs. Then again, considering the low price of the treadmill, it’s clear that Weslo had to make savings somewhere.
However, the 6 built-in workout programs, which are all focused on helping you lose weight (a treadmill is for cardio and not muscle building, after all!) have been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer, leaving you safe in the knowledge that the programs are both safe and effective.
The computer console displays a surprisingly generous number of readings, including your time, speed, resistance, time and calories burned. Furthermore, your pulse can be recorded thanks to the inclusion of contact heart rate grips which work to measure your pulse when your hands are placed on the treadmill’s handlebars.
Furthermore, the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 computer console even features a workout matrix that is able to display a graphical representation of your workout.
The treadbelt measures 16” x 50”; therefore, as mentioned, very tall users will want to look elsewhere, as they may feel a little confined as they exercise. However, the real talking point of the treadbelt is its Comfort Cell Cushioning system, as it works to absorb impact to protect your joints and back from damage. Not only does this allow you to work out for a longer amount of time, but older users who need to take it easy on the joints will also surely be grateful .
Those who haven’t got much for exercise equipment will appreciate the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 SpaceSaver design, as it allows the treadmill to be folded and kept out of the way when not in use.
The Weslo is backed by a 90-day motor, parts and labor warranty.
64.5 x 55.5 x 29.0 inches
120 pounds (shipping weight)
Weslo Cadence R 5.2 User Reviews
Despite, the Weslo’s low price, it has received very favorable reviews from users. A number of users feel that it offers excellent value for money (“for the money I spent I feel I got great value” “bargain for the price”), appreciate how easy it is to assemble (“only about 15-20 minutes to put together with one person”), and think that it is well constructed (“sturdy frame and feels solid even at faster running speeds”). The SpaceSaver design has also been praised.
However, a few users also feel that the treadmill is a little on the loud side, particularly when compared to more expensive treadmills
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Besides the treadmill being a little louder than others, there isn’t really much to complain about. However, the warranty could be better, although the current warranty is understandable given the Weslo’s price, and a couple of more workout programs would’ve been appreciated.
Anything Else You Should Know?
The Weslo Cadence R 5.2 has a maximum user weight capacity of 250 pounds. Besides this, all you need to know is that the Weslo offers excellent value for money and is likely to last for many years to come judging by its build quality. We appreciate its ease of assembly and SpaceSaver design, as well as its workout effectiveness; however, if you want to run at full speed and/or are very tall then you will probably want to look at other options.