Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Review

Last Updated - March 29, 2019
Editor's Rating: 2.0/10

The Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Treadmill is a manually operated, compact, lightweight treadmill that sells for under $100. You can find this brand and model at retailers like Walmart.

The manual design of this model means that it requires no electrical power. It offers a 15% fixed, two-position incline, and the weight capacity is 250 pounds maximum. The CardioStride 3.0 is also portable, featuring a vertically folding design that uses the patented SpaceSaver technology.

This treadmill is very compact and lightweight, weighing in at a mere 60 pounds, so the dimensions of the walking tread belt are also pretty compact at just 17″ wide and 41″ long. The tread belt is a maintenance-free belt, but there is no shock absorption system or any other comfort feature.

The console is incredibly simplistic with a single black and white LCD display screen that tracks speed, distance, time and calories burned. There are no other features present on this console.

The warranty on this model includes 90 days on parts and labor.

What We Like:

  • Folding Design: This model is equipped with a folding frame equipped with the patented SpaceSaver Design that makes it quick and easy to fold up and go.
  • Compact Design: The entire treadmill only weighs 60 pounds, so this model is lightweight and compact. This is ideal for travel or users who cannot manage a big, bulky piece of fitness equipment.
  • Price: You get what you pay for in this regard, so for $89 you can expect a treadmill that is designed for light walking and maybe some jogging.

Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Treadmill - Key Specs:

Star Rating:1-stars
Motor:n/a
Incline:Fixed 15%
Running Area:17" x 41"
Folding:Yes
Top Speed:n/a
Weight Capacity:250 LBS
Dimensions:52.5" L x 27" W x 42" H
Built-In Programs:n/a
What We Don’t Like:

  • Console Area: There really is no “console area.” There is a single display screen with basic workout readouts and that is it. There is nowhere to keep your water bottle, keys, smart phone/device, etc. There are also no workout programs, heart rate sensors or audio features. To say this console area is basic is an understatement.
  • Warranty: You only get 90 days coverage on parts and labor with this machine; but for $89, who can blame them?
  • Running Area: This is one of the most compact, smallest running areas we have ever seen at just 17″ wide and 41″ long. Most treadmills feature belts that are at least 20″ wide and 60″ long. Few people will feel comfortable on this small running space.
  • Shock-Absorption System: This treadmill does not come with any sort of shock-absorption system, so you may have problems with an achy back or sore feet.


Our Verdict:

The Weslo CardioStride 3.0 is not for everyone. It’s a cheap treadmill with no frills, but some people may like the simplicity. We cannot really recommend this $89 treadmill to anyone who wants to do more than stroll indoors on a cheap piece of workout equipment. It’s a manually driven machine with nothing more than a walking belt and small screen. If you want to save money but purchase a treadmill that can be used for running and walking, check out our reviews of the best cheap treadmills. If you want a cheap and fairly useless product that resembles a treadmill, choose The Weslo CardioStride 3.0.





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5 Comments

  • Barbar March 25, 2019 at 2:22 pm from FL
    I disagree with this review. I've had my treadmill now for 7 months. It has an incline to it so when you walk, you are literally walking, at a good pace, up a hill with an incline. I love the fact when the power has gone out, that I have this treadmill that doesn't require electricity. You do the work yourself, which means YOU DO THE WORK and not a motor. It's more than a "walking belt." This machine gives you more than a "stroll indoors." It's called a "cardio stride" and this machine definitely gives me a cardio workout. The machine is just right, doesn't take up space, folds up if you need to get it out of the way and the best part? I don't use it as a hanger for my clothes like most people do!
  • Barbara Richards March 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm from FL
    I disagree with this review. I've had my treadmill now for 7 months. It has an incline to it so when you walk, you are literally walking, at a good pace, up a hill with an incline. I love the fact when the power has gone out, that I have this treadmill that doesn't require electricity. You do the work yourself, which means YOU DO THE WORK and not a motor. It's more than a "walking belt." This machine gives you more than a "stroll indoors." It's called a "cardio stride" and this machine definitely gives me a cardio workout. The machine is just right, doesn't take up space, folds up if you need to get it out of the way and the best part? I don't use it as a hanger for my clothes like most people do!
    • Amanda B. March 25, 2019 at 3:15 pm
      Hi Barbara, We are glad to hear you are enjoying the walking workout on this machine. We agree, making the machine move on your own is definitely a hard workout that will leave you sweating!
  • Raul April 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm
    I think the review doesn’t take into account the purpose of the treadmills design. It’s obviously not made for serious running/sprinting. The models name, gives a good indication for what it is for. This looks like a good option for cardiac patients to rehab. Rather than set a pace that would put a demand on an individual, it adapts to your energy input instead since you are the motor. Less electronics means less items that could break as well. And if you’re a senior and you stop walking the machine stops as well. No dangers of throwing you off the treadmill and breaking your hip! I would suggest to the website to reconsider editing the review.
    • Amanda B. April 10, 2019 at 8:14 am
      Hi Raul, thank you for pointing out these features. The article indicates it is definitely a beginner treadmill for basic walking/running. It is not suggested for users with an experienced background or looking for more in their equipment such as a detailed console or various workout options. We do recommend this to users who are beginning to walk/run as it one of the lower end models.

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