Trying to find a good treadmill for cheap used to be an impossible task. These days, things are different. Weslo Cadence R5.2 proves that you can get a good workout at home without breaking your bank account. As a matter of fact, it is one of the best treadmills you can get on the cheap. With features that go far beyond the minimum requirements, this model promises to be your ticket into bedroom cardio. Lets take a closer look and see what it has to offer.
One glance at Weslo Cadence R 5.2 tells you that it is a fairly minimalist treadmill. Weslo focused on features that offer the best value in this rather restrictive category. Thatleft very little maneuvering space to work on aesthetics. What matters the most is that thewhole thing is built sturdy, in a way that takes very little space. The belt measures 16″ by 50″ and sits on a rugged, exposed metal frame. Tubing used for the frame is thick enoughto withstand frequent use, but not too thick to make the entire treadmill too heavy nor too bulky. The control interface is also fairly minimalist, with a small LCD in the middle. Under said display are your main controls, while the rest of the head surface is dedicated to various info graphics. Generally speaking, Weslo has struck a good balance between functionality and clean design. The only thing we would like to see a slightly larger display. Unit that comes with the treadmill may not always be easy to read, especially if you are dealing with quirky lighting situation. However, that is a fairly minor issue.
Features Weslo Cadence R 5.2 brings to the table are pretty impressive considering its price. For starters, this treadmill comes with two motors meaning that you get to set incline on top of speed. That feature has long been considered to be the very first thing to look for. With that said, the choice of incline angles is limited to two different modes. The motor which runs the belt packs 2.5 HP, making it one of the higher output units in this price range. The belt itself features proper cushioning which does a good job at reducing impacts and protecting your joints. When it comes to owning the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 in a confined space, you will find that it is very cooperative. Not only does it use a folding space saver design, but it’s not that big even when unfolded. Lastly, lets touch upon the available routines. Cadence R5.2 comes with six weight loss modes which you can access using the main interface. On top of that, you can select different speeds manually, as well as incline.