Weslo Cadence G-40 Review

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This ultra-low-cost option satisfies casual exercisers who don't want to commit to a more expensive machine. Its narrow belt and relatively weak motor make it unsuitable for running, and it comes with only a 90-day warranty.

Users posting Weslo Cadence G-40 reviews at Walmart who didn't expect much out of this treadmill seem happy with what they got. In a review at Treadmill-ratings-reviews.com, an expert warns that the motor's continuous horsepower rating of 1.25 is not powerful enough for runners, joggers, or users over 150 pounds. The belt is narrow, at 16 x 50 inches, so tall people will have trouble with their arms hitting the handrails.

As an entry-level machine, the Weslo Cadence G-40 is short on features. It offers three incline positions, but users must interrupt their workouts to adjust it manually. Four personal trainer workouts automatically adjust the speed, if not the incline, and the console displays time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. Some users gripe that the calorie counter and the heart-rate monitor build into the handgrips are not accurate, but that's true on many budget treadmills. While the speed goes up to 10 mph, some users posting Weslo Cadence G-40 reviews at Walmart complain that the machine can get a bit noisy and wobbly as it speeds up. That only reinforces that this super-cheap treadmill is strictly for walking.

The Weslo Cadence G-40 is relatively lightweight, at 124 pounds, making it easy to get into the house, and its small footprint doesn't take up much room. Most consumers posting Weslo Cadence G-40 reviews, including this one from Meijer, say the treadmill is easy to put together, although some users had problems aligning the holes and the screws, and others say it took them several frustrating hours. Many assert that assembly takes two people.

The warranty on the Weslo Cadence G-40 is a measly 90 days for the whole thing, one of the reasons we don't include it among our picks, despite its low price. As one Walmart customer says in a review, you get exactly what you pay for here.

Elizabeth Sheer

Elizabeth Sheer is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher. In addition to researching and writing about household appliances and other consumer items, Elizabeth draws on her history of preparing cooking-related articles to conduct taste tests on all things delicious.

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