Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill Review

The Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill: Cheap But Is It Effective?

Healthy eating has become such a part of our society today. More people are concerned with where their food is coming from and whether it will improve or harm to their body. There has been a surge of vegans, vegetarians, lactose-free, and gluten-free people, due to the health benefits.

However, healthy foods alone cannot boost health. Exercise is one of the most important things in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and live longer. It has been proven to be such an integral part to keep your heart strong and your mind alert.

Even though it comes with so many benefits, starting to exercise is incredibly challenging for most people. It requires a new routine, finding what you are going to do, learning what exercises are best and how to do them safely. There are multitudes of options available to you to exercise, that it can be quite the daunting task to make a decision.

On top of that, beginning to work out is a financial investment and you want to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck! Of course, the first thing you will have to judge is whether to start working out at a gym or if you would rather work out from home. With long days at work, and also taking care of a family, many choose the latter option. One of the best devices to begin working from home is the treadmill.

They are easy to use, provide a fantastic cardio workout, and many come with additional technological features. They are an investment, however, with many exceeding over $1000.

One of the brands on the market today is the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill.


The Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill comes with many features to enhance your health and provide you with a fantastic way to work out from home. Some of these features include:

  • 5 CHP Engine Drive System
  • Track Belt is measured 16 x 50
  • Comfort Cell Cushion Deck
  • 2 position adjustable incline
  • Space saver designed to fit anywhere
  • Foldable
  • Display screen counts calories, track time, and distance you walked


  • Incredibly friendly for all spaces, saving a lot of great space
  • Great customer service to work with
  • Customizable options to really make your workout unique
  • Well built
  • Sturdy
  • Free shipping
  • Fast motor for faster runners
  • Great for both walkers and runners
  • VERY easy to operate
  • Folding capacity is fantastic
  • Storage for waterbottles
  • Inexpensive


  • Difficult to assemble without any previous experience
  • Cannot adjust incline electronically, available on most other treadmills
  • Does not measure heart rate
  • Calorie count can be off (as its for an average sized build)


  • 2.5 CHP drive system
  • 16 X 50 Walking Belt
  • Comfort cell cushion deck
  • 2 position adjustable incline
  • Space saver design


As I stated before, treadmills are a financial investment as they do range over $1000. However, if you find a good one, it can save you a lot of money on gym memberships, and also is much better on your body than running on pavement.

I always recommend for anyone buying a treadmill, or any workout product for that matter, to always go to a store in person to stand on it for yourself. Working out and comfort ability is different depending on your size/weight/goals, and while I do recommend making the actual purchase online, do not buy without standing on the product itself.

All that being said I cannot fully recommend the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill! First and foremost, even though it saves a lot of space, I find it to be too small to have a fully solid workout on (especially for people over 5’10”).

As well, it does not come with any additional features such as raising the incline electronically (only 2 levels), automated running programs, or any holders for mobile devices to play music. As well it cannot measure your heart make, making the calorie counter a bit off.

Even though it is cheaper, I do feel that this device will break down on you if you use it too much. I highly recommend you look elsewhere for a treadmill that may be more expensive, but will last longer and give you more features to improve your workout. I hope you enjoy boosting your health and working out!

Be sure to check out our article on the best treadmills under $600.

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