Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

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The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 treadmill is one of Weslo’s many budget treadmills. While Weslo is a sister brand to NordicTrack and ProForm, it doesn’t reflect the qualities of those brands. The frame is thin and the uprights, as well as the console, have a tendency to vibrate as you go a pace faster than a walk. There are very few workout programs and only 2 incline positions.
So, while the G 5.9 might be fine for walkers who don’t have demanding fitness needs, it really isn’t suited for much else.  



The G 5.9 has the low-budget price of $399.

The Cadence G 5.9 Is Built For Users who:

  • Have strict budget restrictions - As the Weslo costs only $399, the G 5.9 is priced accessibility for those who are on a fixed income, such as retired seniors.  
  • Mainly want to walk - The G 5.9 can reach 10 miles per hour but we wouldn’t advise you do more than walk on this treadmill. We aren’t sure this treadmill will hold up under more stress than a walking pace would put in under.
  • Want an easy-to-use treadmill - A clearly labeled and laid out console makes the G 5.9 an easy-to-use treadmill that most people could learn to use quickly.

Why The Cadence G 5.9 earned 2.2 out of 5 stars

For its price, the Cadence G 5.9 is an okay treadmill. However, there was plenty that we weren’t impressed by.

  • Very restricted warranty - The warranty on the G 5.9 is very short in length, with nothing going beyond a year. Also, it offers no coverage for the frame of the treadmill.
  • Flimsy construction - Thin metal struts and lots of plastic parts make up the construction of the G 5.9. You will need to be careful of the edges and side rails of the treadmills as they are thin enough to chip.
  • Decent for limited needs - The G 5.9 console buttons are responsive and the action of the treadmill is smooth while you stay at a walking pace. As long as all you need is a walking treadmill, the G 5.9 is a decent option.  

Here at Treadmill Review, we understand there are a variety of treadmill-related needs. So while the G 5.9 isn’t more than an okay treadmill, it still may be the right one for certain users.


Main Specs - 5/10

Specs “Quick Review”:
  • Motor Size: 2.5 CHP
  • Running Area: 16” x 50”
  • Weight Capacity: 275 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 29" x 64.5" x 55.5"
  • Incline Range: 2 positions
  • Max Speed: 10 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 volts

Motor Size - There is a fairly good sized motor in the G 5.9. It is a 2.5 CHP motor which runs quietly and keeps the treadmill belt moving smoothly with no hitches.

Running Area - The treadmill belt area is restrictive as it only measures 16” wide and 50” long. While the length is that much of a problem as long as you are under 6’1”, the narrow sides mean you need to pay attention while working out or you risk stepping on a side rail rather than the belt.

Weight Capacity - Supposedly, the G 5.9 has the ability to support a user who weighs up to 275 lbs. Considering how lightweight this treadmill is, we aren’t convinced it will hold up to that weight and recommend users not be over 250 lbs when using this treadmill.

Folding  - The G 5.9 can fold up and be held in position with a spring-loaded pin. The deck is light and easy to lift but it will take two hands to secure or lower the treadmill deck.

Space / Footprint - Compact and lightweight, the G 5.9 is a space-conscious treadmill. It measures 29" wide, 64.5" long, and 55.5" high. With this treadmill’s slim dimensions, it will fit nicely even into homes that don’t have much space for workout equipment.   

Max Speed - The G 5.9 can reach a top speed of 10 miles per hour. However, we don’t recommend going much above 4 miles per hour as the treadmill’s uprights and the console will shake as you speed up.

Incline - There are technically two incline positions but one of the positions is just the regular position of the treadmill deck. If you fold the two back feet of the G 5.9 up, you can create an incline on this treadmill.

Features - 4/10

Features “Quick Review”
  • Display: LCD window
  • PreInstalled Workout Apps: 6
  • Speakers: No
  • Fans: No
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Thumb sensor
  • USB port: No
  • Audio Jack: No
  • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
  • Device holder: No

Workout Apps - There are only 6 workout programs on the G 5.9 which use a combination of preset speeds, time, and incline settings.

Display - A narrow, horizontal LCD window is embedded in the console of the G 5.9 so you can track your workouts. It will display your calories burned, time, speed, and distance.   

Speakers - There are no speakers on the G 5.9 treadmill.

Fans - There are no fans on the G 5.9.

Heart Rate Monitoring - The only heart rate monitoring equipment on the G 5.9 is a thumb sensor located on the console in the shape of a heart. You will have to place your thumb firmly over the heart for a few seconds to have a reading show up. However, it is not very accurate.

Other Tech Features
  • None, as this is a low-budget treadmill

Build Quality - 4/10

G 5.9 Review: Build Quality

  • Warranties - 1-year motor, 90-day labor and parts
  • Belt - pre-lubricated
  • Roller Size - 1.5”
  • Cushioning - Comfort Cell
  • Customer Support - Chat, phone, fill out form, email
  • Return Policy - 30-day return policy

The warranty length on the G 5.9 is incredibly short and we are not encouraged that there is no warranty on the frame at all. Many budget treadmills offer lifetime warranties on their frames and considering home wobbly we found the frame of the G 5.9 when using it, we aren’t surprised there is no warranty on the frame.

As for the cushioning, the comfort cell cushions are located on both sides of the treadmill deck, positioned on the middle on either side. It seems to add some cushioning to the deck but it is not noticeably different than working out on asphalt.


Bottom Line Review Of The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

For a budget treadmill that comes in under $400, the G 5.9 is a decent treadmill. However, unless you only want it for walking, it is likely not the treadmill for you. Even if you are solely a walker, the G 5.9 doesn’t have much deck cushioning, so you will have to rely on your shoes and walking biomechanics.

Best Place To Buy The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

While it is possible to find the G 5.9 treadmill for an even lower price on other websites, we prefer to recommend you buy directly from Weslo. By working directly with the company, you can be sure to receive a new machine and not a refurbished one like you may receive from a third-party treadmill provider. Also, if you run into any problems, Weslo will be better able to help you rather than whatever customer service is provided by the third-party merchant.