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$300 treadmills have a bad habit of becoming a money pit if you use it. Although the Weslo Cadence G 5.9i looks and is much better than some of the cheap treadmills now being sold on Amazon, you simply cannot get a quality experience with a $300 machine unless your plan is to have a treadmill in the house just to say you have one. In that case, this is a great machine because it looks good, will fold up to take up very little space, and if you run out of closet room, you can hang clothes on it!
|Number of Programs||6|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||Pulse-grip heart monitor|
|Speed Range||0 - 10 mph|
|Weight Capacity||275 bs|
|Belt Size||16" x 50"|
|Footprint||64.5" x 29"|
|Weight of Unit||N/A|
|Warranty||Motor: 1 year, Parts & Labor: 90 days|
These products are produced by Icon Health and Fitness. They are the largest retail fitness company. This is the entry level brand for Icon and features cheap machines for a cheap price. The best (and we use the term “best” loosely with Weslo) models of these we have seen are at Wal-Mart but don’t expect much of a treadmill for your hard-earned money.
Quality / Philosophy
Weslo is produced by Icon, a company with thousands of employees and large resources. Put simply, their machines have the best design in the business. Icon has a long, storied history that provides an example of how the big keep getting bigger. Icon used to be the mass-market darling because of their cheap prices but they used to have quality to match. These days they put quality into the machines and pack them with features. We can no longer say Icon has the worst customer service in the business after experiencing the cheap treadmills sold on Amazon. We rate the machines by the individual machine quality, not the quality of their service.
Icon is the largest fitness equipment producer in the world with over $1 billion in sales. If the fitness industry were a solar system, Icon is so powerful that they would be the Sun. In terms of stability they are the best, but overall their customer service isn’t up to the standards of any of the lower volume producers. Although you get a value price for the product, you also get value service so keep this in mind when buying their machines- apparently they price their machines so low in comparison to other companies that they don’t have money left for service. Due to the sheer number of units they produce, we pick up support in many cases where this factory leaves off.