Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t Treadmill Review
The Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t treadmill has something that was popular with buyers a few years ago – crosswalk arms.
So you can work your upper body as well as lower body while you workout.
Plus at under $600, it’s also a very affordable treadmill for those on a budget.
But with newer treadmills on the market around the same price point, is the Crosswalk 5.2 treadmill really a good buy today?
Here’s what you need to know to help you decide:
Price: $599 + Free Shipping
Motor: 2.25 HP
Incline: 2 position manual
Belt: 16 x 50″
Weight Capacity: 250
Warranty: 90 day parts and labor
Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t Treadmill Review – the Pros:
These work a lot like cross country ski poles you see walker use outside. They help you work your upper body while you walk. Although be warned there is not a lot of resistance to these bars (they’re not like elliptical arm bars), so walking with handweights might give you more upper body toning.
Folding To Save Space
The Weslo 5.2 is fairly compact when in use and also folds up easily for storage or to move around. While this is fairly common, it’s still a popular feature.
Thumb Pulse Heart Rate Monitor
Stay in your target fat-burning zone with the thumb pulse monitor.
4 Built-In Workouts
These can add a bit of a challenge to your workout.
Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t Treadmill Review – the Cons:
Ultra-Small Walking Belt
This is one of the smallest belts on the market – only at 16 x 50 inches long. It doesn’t give you a lot of room – and if you’re taller, you may feel like you’re walking on the edge of the belt.
The console on this machine is a few years old – and it shows. It’s small and hard to read. It’s not backlit – which makes it even harder to read. There’s not a lot of options with this console.
Most treadmills at this price point have at least a 0 – 10% power incline. But the Weslo 5.2 only gives you a 2 position manual incline. So you have to get off the treadmill to change the incline – not very convenient.
90 Day Warranty
The 90 day warranty on this treadmill should be a huge red flag – you have almost no protection on your investment.
Bottom Line? Buyer Beware
The Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t may seem like a cool option to work your upper body. But here’s the thing – the crosswalk was a popular model a few years ago under the Proform label.
As new treadmill technology came out, ICON slapped a Weslo label on the old, retired Proform models. So basically there are new models on the market that give you more – for the same amount of money.
There are just so many lacking parts of this treadmill that raise a red flag – the extra-small belt, the cheap console, the absence of decent cushioning, manual incline and the red-flag 90 day warranty. Overall, this treadmill is not recommended.