Is the Weslo CardioStride 3.0 manual treadmill any good

by Jack on March 23, 2016

To answer the question of whether or not the Weslo CardioStride 3.0 manual treadmill is any good, there’s more than a few things to consider. If you go by how customers review and rate this model it does receive more positive reviews than negative.

Reading over the complaints – there was mention of it being hard to assemble out of the box. The vast majority of other buyers did not mention a problem with assemble in their reviews. There was no specific reason mentioned as to why it was hard to assemble. Other complaints, left us feeling some people had higher expectations, maybe too high. The video below provides a good overview on how the model operates.

Back to the issue of assemble being difficult. Looking at this model in the video above, does it look like there would be a lot of intricate steps to assemble it?

Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Treadmill reviewBut is the Weslo CardioStride 3.0 good

We are talking about a treadmill with no motor and at most places it is being sold for under 100 dollars. Obviously, it would make no sense to compare either the quality or functionality of this model to a model costing $2000, $1000 or even $500. One major difference is these models would have motors. So I think most people would agree making a comparison would be completely nonsensical.

So what do we use as the measuring stick?

Well, first, the video above does a good job showing how the model operates. If you have been to the local gym exercising on a $3000 treadmill and expect the same type of machine, we would have to say you are dreaming. Hopefully, this is not the case. I know most people get this but believe me when I say, there are some (the minority) people

The CardioStride 3.0 is an extremely simple and inexpensive machine but it definitely can provide a workout. Since there is no motor, whether or not a person gets a workout is totally left up to the person. If a person is willing to use their own energy to move the tread belt this could be a good little workout machine for their home.

Walking on it definitely takes a little more effort compared to a simple walk in the park. Since the power of your feet and legs is needed to not only walk but also turn the tread belt. Using it will definitely provides a little added resistance compared to you normal walk. Some people don’t like this feeling. They say it feels uncomfortable. Well, it may for some more than others at first but from our experience the more times you use it the more you get used to the feeling. With that said, it does provide a workout.

Conclusion on the Weslo CardioStride 3.0

Is this a good machine? You get what you pay for, this is obviously a very inexpensive manual treadmill (no motor) people with very high expectations might be disappointed. However, if you have a good perspective and realize what you are buying it can provide some usefulness in home workouts for weight loss and overall fitness. Hop on it for 10, 15, 20 minutes or however long you can manage and we guarantee you will break a sweat.

Compared to other manual treadmills in its price range we would give this Weslo model a good rating. With that said, if you are on a budget and this is what you can afford we would say give it a try, however, at the same time if you can afford to spend a bit more we would recommend buying a more advanced model.

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