Saturday, January 21, 2017
Weslo Cadence G-40 Review
Inexpensive motorized treadmill can reach speeds up to 10mph
Short warranty shows a lack of confidence in its longevity
Basic, motorized treadmill for walking & jogging
$300 (1-yr warranty motor; 90-day parts/labor)
The Weslo Cadence G-40 is a very inexpensive treadmill with few bells and whistles. The 2.25 HP Impulse™ Motor allows the treadmill to reach speeds of up to 10mph, and you can choose from 4 "Personal Training Workouts" to help vary the intensity of your workout. The G-40 has a manual incline feature with 3 incline options to help you target different muscles. The console has an LCD display screen that monitors your speed, time, distance and calories burned. There is also a sensor that keeps track of your heart rate through your thumb. Finally, the console has a cool RaceTrack™ feature, which allows you to watch your progress every 1/4 mile as if you were actually running outside on a track.
You can purchase the Cadence G-40 on http://www.weslo.com for $300.
Product Report Card Grade
We give the Weslo Cadence G-40 a B- because it is a good, inexpensive motorized treadmill that can reach speeds of up to 10mph. It features a heart rate monitor and has an LCD display screen for tracking speed, time, distance and calories. While the G-40 seems like a great deal, we had to deduct points because of its short warranty and some reported quality issues. It also only has three manual incline settings and doesn’t have a built-in fan.
Affordable motorized treadmill; folds for easy storage; RaceTrack™ feature helpful motivator; heart rate monitor
Inexpensive with excellent warranty and many of the bells & whistles seen on higher priced models; adequate belt size; quiet and powerful motor; heavy steel frame won't shake; speed and incline ranges provide lots of combinations to vary the intensity of your workout; fan keeps you cool; easy to use
Inexpensive with a good warranty; no assembly required; better incline than other compact, budget treadmills; folding design great for people with limited space; easy to use; purchase includes 4 months of free access to LifeSpan Fitness Club, which is a great way to kick start fitness routine
Very short warranty; some users had a difficult time setting it up; manual incline with only 3 options; narrow belt
Machine is large and doesn't fold up all the way, so not great for small spaces; many users expressed frustration with the set-up and especially with the belt, which needs to be lubricated initially and then again every 150 miles; some users were annoyed that the power switch is at the base of the machine instead of on the console; treadmill will trip GFCI breakers; console does not show you miles per minute
Good for walking and light jogging but not great for intense workouts given the motor size, belt size and lack of cushioning; slight burning smell noted by some users after 30 minutes of use; some users didn't feel the speakers were very good; doesn't have a built-in fan, reading shelf or cup holder
1-year limited warranty on the motor; 90-day limited warranty on the parts & labor
Lifetime limited warranty on the frame & motor; 1-year limited warranty on parts & labor (extended warranties are also available)
Lifetime limited warranty on the frame; 5-year limited warranty on the motor; 1- year limited warranty on parts & labor
Manual or Motorized
Motorized (2.25 HP Impulse™ Motor)
Motorized (2.25 CHP)
Motorized (1.5 CHP)
Yes, it can be folded when not in use.
Yes, it uses the FeatherLIGHT™ lift system for easy folding and unfolding.
Yes, it folds down to 11" in height and can be stored vertically or horizontally.
Dimensions (L x W x H)
65.5" x 28.4" x 53.2"
71" x 33" x 55"
60" x 31" x 52"
Belt Size (L x W)
50" x 16" (narrow compared to other budget treadmills)
55" x 20" (sufficient for those of average height or less)
48" x 17" (small compared to other budget treadmills)
Max Weight Capacity (lbs)
0 - 10 mph (also has QuickSpeed™ controls)
0 - 10 mph
0 - 6 mph (also has Quick Start Speed control)
Manual incline at 5°, 7° and 9°
Automatic incline from 0 - 10% (.5% increments)
Automatic incline from 0 - 10% (1% increments). Also has Quick Start Incline control.
Yes, it has Comfort Cell™ cushioning technology.
2-ply belt is 1.4 mm thick and features PerfectFLEX™ cushioning technology.
The console has a blue-tinted LCD display screen that monitors your speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. It also has a RaceTrack™ display, so you can watch your progress as if you were running along a ¼-mile track.
The console tracks your progess using 3 orange LED windows, LED brickyard, and target/workout LED indicators.
The console has a blue LCD display screen that shows your progress in terms of time, calories, distance, heart rate, speed and incline level.
It features 4 different "Personal Trainer Workouts".
It features 9 program options that are based on a target (time, distance or calories) combined with a workout (manual, interval or weight loss).
It has 3 speed programs and 3 incline programs.
Heart Rate Monitor
Yes, it has a Easy Pulse™ monitor that measures your heart rate through your thumb.
Yes, it has a hand grip heart rate monitor.
Yes, it has a hand grip heart rate monitor.
Yes, it has Sonic Surround™ speakers that allow you to listen to your favorite music with or without headphones.
Yes, it has speakers and a plug for headphones.
Yes, it has the COOLfit™ fitness fan (not adjustable).
Yes, it has a reading shelf.
Yes, it has 2 cup holders.
ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review
Pros And Cons
- Extremely affordable
- Folds for easy storage
- RaceTrack™ feature helpful motivator
- Short warranty
- Some users had a difficult time setting it up
- Manual incline with limited options
Dimensions are 65.5" x 28.4" x 53.2"(L x W x H)
2.25 HP Impulse™ Motor
16" x 50" (smaller than other budget treadmills)
up to 250lbs
Comfort Cell™ Cushioning technology for shock absorption and support
0-10mph QuickSpeed™ Control
Manual incline with 3 options
4 different "Personal Trainer Workouts" are available for increased intensity
Heart Rate Monitor
Easy Pulse™ Heart Rate Monitor is a sensor on the console that takes a reading from your thumb
Blue-tinted LCD screen monitors your speed, time, distance and calories burned. Also includes RaceTrack™ display so you can track each ¼ mile as if you were running along a track
1 year for the motor and 90 days for the parts and labor
The Weslo Cadence G-40 gets very mixed reviews from its customers, and the Treadmill Doctor gives it a 2.31 out of 10. That said, you are buying a $300 treadmill and get what you pay for even if the marketing does make it sound like a great deal. The warranty should be a great indication of the manufacturer's confidence in their product. If you can wait, you are probably better off saving to buy a slightly more expensive treadmill with a better track record.
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