Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill

Weslo Cadence Treadmills are the perfect fitness partners for those who are looking to ditch the gyms and are thinking of working out in your own place. The best part about the 5.2 model is that it covers all the basic necessities you need for a good workout, and it does it without breaking your bank. More suited for those who prefer walking and light jogging, this line of treadmills have excellent value for money.


    • The treadmill is quick and easy to assemble. Furthermore, compact footprint and folding design ensures that you can tuck it away neatly when not in use.
    • The running surface is cushioned, which means you put less stress on your joints and can benefit from quicker recovery time.
    • The belt speed has a top speed of 10mph, and the motor is powerful for the price.
    • Low maintenance: only the running belt requires the occasional lubrication.
    • Good value for money.


  • The incline has to be adjusted manually.
  • The motor is slightly noisy.
  • People over 6 feet tall may find the length of the treadmill is not sufficient for full strides.
  • The preset workout programs are limited.
  • The warranty is very short, and depending on your vendor, you could get a one-year motor warranty and a 90-day parts and labor warranty. Low-priced extended warranties are available.


  • Motor: 2.25 HP Impulse Max Motor
  • 0-10mph QuickSpeed Control
  • Walking belt: 16” x 50” with Comfort Cell Cushion Deck
  • Incline: 2-Position adjustable incline (manual)
  • Compact space saving design
  • Blue LCD with Matrix Display
  • 6 Workout Apps

The inclusion of the Max Motor is particularly impressive for a treadmill priced below $400, and although the model is not blessed with a power incline, you can still set the incline before your workout and burn some extra calories. You can do all this without losing any of the belt’s speed thanks to the 2.5HP motor.

There is no mechanism in place that would aid in folding the treadmill, but the running deck can be locked securely using clips, and the process is not complicated.


A treadmill is the perfect machine to support your outdoor running, or help you in your latest fitness pledge. The Weslo Cadence R 5.2 comes as a blessing to those who are seeking a low-cost treadmill solution that truly delivers in its price range.

The size of the running area, at least on the breadth, is nothing to complain about. Moreover, the shock absorption system, otherwise known as Comfort Cell Cushioning, allows for a slight spring in your step, and your joints will be glad to have this.


Like most Weslo models, the 5.2 was simple to assemble.

The running deck and the uprights (where the display rests) will arrive as a single unit which is conveniently pre-assembled for you.

The rest of the setup is a breeze, but there are reports that the first few bolts requires a bit of jostling. Nevertheless, you will find at your disposal a Weslo manual with all the required information regarding setup and safety.

Assembly time should not cross 30 minutes, and you can enjoy your first workout as soon as the base supports, hand rails, and the display console are attached. However, it is advised that you have someone to help you, since you may be required to lift the machine to the sides when attaching the base supports.

Build Quality

Weslo Cadence treadmills are primarily targeted to cardio training. While they aren’t necessarily designed for running, they can endure the test of time thanks to its moderate build quality. The SpaceSaver design is a nice little addition, and the machine scores really well for those who seek light to medium intensity workouts. However, if you’re really tall or prefer running at higher speeds, you should look at pricier options

Price History for Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill


Current Price $319.28October 16, 2019
Highest Price$357.44July 28, 2019
Lowest Price$318.54October 15, 2019
Since May 9, 2019

Last price changes

$319.28October 16, 2019
$318.54October 15, 2019
$320.53October 10, 2019
$345.24October 3, 2019
$340.54September 25, 2019
8.2 Total Score
Value for Money

Considering the price point of the R 5.2, of all the treadmills currently priced under $400, this model continues to provide one of the best workout experiences. It lacks the programs, and the incline has to be manually set; the motor can be a bit loud to some people and the display console leaves us with a lot to desire. And yet, despite these flaws, the powerful motor and easy maintenance makes this a great purchase to any budding cardio enthusiast. Three words: value for money.

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