Weslo Treadmill Review - Should You Buy?

Weslo Treadmill

Cheap Treadmills

There's no doubt about it Weslo treadmills are some of least expensive treadmills on the market ranging from $500 down to just $199 (with a manual version on offer when I looked at $99).

Unfortunately, I have to say that you usually get what you pay for to a large extent with home exercise equipment and Weslo is no exception.

Be careful that you don't buy fitness equipment which suits your budget but is not suitable for your requirements especially if you plan to use your treadmill regularly.

Most people are truly disappointed (and for good reason) when they buy a cheap treadmill.

Range of Weslo Treadmills

There are just a few different Weslo treadmills listed at their website.

These are the only models sold at the time of writing (August 2007) on the Weslo website but you will find references to a number of other models around the web such as the Weslo Cadence C72, 200, 450, 805, 850, 920, 930, 1005 and ex14 models.

If you are going to buy a Weslo treadmill then my advice would be to go for one of the mainstream models which the company themselves are still selling and which you can find in a number of other places such as Amazon – you may then find replacement parts etc more easily.

Trial Period

All Weslo products are sold with a 30 day trial period when bought from their website. This would be great except Weslo treadmills generally have a shipping charge (currently around $85) which is NOT refunded and you will be charged for return shipping too as well as a 10% restocking charge. A very expensive way to try out a machine and find out it's not for you!

Our advice – do your research before you buy not afterwards.

Warranty

Weslo Products are inexpensive but most only come with a 90 day limited warranty as standard (although some of the more expensive treadmill models have a longer warranty on their motor) Make sure you check this. Do you really want a treadmill which the manufacturer is not confident enough to warrant beyond three months without you paying an additional amount for cover?

Troubleshooting, Service, Replacement Parts and Manuals for Weslo Exercise Equipment

For customer service and replacement parts for Weslo treadmills and other Weslo equipment see the Weslo customer service center on their website. ( http://www.iconservice.com/weslo/index.html )

You can order replacement parts if your treadmill is out of warranty or arrange warranty repairs/replacement parts via the phone number on the site.

You can also download the owner manuals from that site for Weslo treadmills or purchase hard copies from the Weslo service center. You'll find a treadmill troubleshooting guide there too.

Our Summary

 

Our Weslo Treadmills Rating is no more than 1 out of 5. Weslo treadmills are inexpensive (as treadmills go) but the truth is I'm afraid you need to pay a bit more for a quality product.

Where to Buy Weslo Treadmills

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Weslo fitness equipment can be purchased online from their website at http://www.weslo.com or from Amazon and its merchants.

Just remember that, if you want to get fit at home without spending a fortune, a cheap treadmill is not the way to go. I could not recommend any electronic treadmill to you costing less than $500 that you would not be sorely disappointed by.

If you really want to get in shape at low cost,take a look at our home gym for $100 project where you'll find you can get a complete set of effective equipment that will cover all your fitness needs for less than $100.