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Best Treadmill Reviews – Welso Treadmill

Best Treadmill Reviews – Welso Treadmill Overview:

Weslo treadmills are the entry-level brand offered by ICON Health & Fitness – the largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world. These treadmills fill an important need for users who want an inexpensive treadmill, but who are not going to put a treadmill through an intense, regular workout.

These treadmills do deliver some advanced features like a power incline feature and hand grip heart rate monitoring. However, the overall frame and motor are not of the same caliber as higher-priced treadmills. Also, the stride lengths are a little shorter which may not be comfortable for users over six feet tall.

Best Treadmill Reviews – Welso Treadmill Product Lines:

The Weslo brand offers three lines of treadmills: The CardioStride series, CrossWalk series, and their Cadence series.

CardioStride Series

Models: CardioStride 2.0, CardioStride Plus Manual Treadmill,

At the low end of the Weslo line, the key feature of the CardioStride Series is that they require no electrical power. These treadmills have a compact, lightweight design and transport wheels that make them ideal for small spaces. When it comes to performance, you can manually adjust the incline, if desired, for a more challenging workout. Stepping up to the CardioStride Plus offers a third level of incline.

CrossWalk Series

Models: CrossWalk 5.0t, Pro CrossWalk 7.8, CrossWalk S 7.9

The CrossWalk Series is Weslo’s low- and high-end of motorized treadmills. The 5.0t has a 2.25 HP motor with a two-position power incline, CrossWalk® workout arms, four workout arms and the ability to check your heart rate through the console. When you step up to the Pro 7.8 or the S 7.9 you’ll get a slightly more powerful Impulse™ 2.5 HP motor as well as a 0-10% power incline. These models also give you the advantage of handlebar grips for heart rate monitoring.

Cadence Series

Models: Cadence 60 CT, Cadence G-40, Cadence G 5.9

All Cadence Series treadmills have Comfort Cell™ Cushioning which helps to reduce stress on your joints and a 2.25 HP Impulse™ motor that automatically controls the speed and incline depending on the program you select. The 60 CT includes a pair of 2 lb. hand weights to allow for a strong cross training workout for your upper and lower body. The G-40 and G 5.9 offer more programs which can provide the variety to keep you motivated while helping you reach your fitness goals.

Best Treadmill Reviews – Welso Treadmill Pricing

All but two Weslo treadmills are priced under $500. This makes them an ideal choice if you’re looking to find a basic treadmill at a budget price.

Under $500 CardioStride 2.0, CardioStride Plus Manual Treadmill, CrossWalk 5.0t, Cadence 60 CT, Cadence G-40, Cadence G 5.9
$500-$700 Pro CrossWalk 7.0, CrossWalk S 7.9

*Web price listed on manufacturer’s web site.

Warranty Protection

The warranty on Weslo treadmills reflects their price point. If you’ll be using the treadmill extensively, you may want to consider spending a bit more. You’ll get the warranty protection that supports the more robust craftsmanship.

5-year motor Pro CrossWalk 7.8, CrossWalk S 7.9
1-year motor Cadence G-40, Cadence G 5.9
1-year parts and labor Cadence 60 CT
90-day parts and labor CardioStride 2.0, CardioStride Plus Manual Treadmill, Pro CrossWalk 7.8, CrossWalk 5.0t, Cadence G-40, Cadence G 5.9, CrossWalk S 7.9

 Best Treadmill Reviews – Welso Treadmill Conclusion

Weslo treadmills offer basic features at a bargain price. In fact, Weslo treadmills are among the lowest price in the industry. You can find some extra features on high-end models. However, these models all revolve around lightweight construction that help make them affordable. This is also reflected in their warranty protection which is among the shortest in the industry.

In terms of performance, Weslo treadmills are designed for walkers. Experienced runners who want a machine that helps them replicate an outdoor run will find these models to be inadequate for their needs. The motors are not powerful enough and, in many cases, the stride length will not allow runners to really stretch out.

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