Experts generally don't recommend manual treadmills because they are tedious to use and sometimes uncomfortable, but the Weslo CardioStride Plus gets high marks from owners at Walmart.com. Those who like it say they just want an inexpensive way to walk at home or while they watch TV, and the Weslo CardioStride Plus fits the bill. Assembly is pretty easy, according to reviews, and the treadmill folds compactly. Most say the Weslo CardioStride Plus is quiet and provides a good workout, but some users say that walking on a manual treadmill is much harder than they anticipated. The 13-inch-by-41-inch walking area is small, and the incline must be adjusted manually. Like most cheap manual treadmills, the Weslo CardioStride Plus comes with a short warranty with one year of coverage for the frame and 90 days for parts and labor. If you can afford to spend a bit more, experts say even the cheapest motorized treadmill is probably a better bet than a manual treadmill. The Gold's Gym 480 (DISCONTINUED) is one cheap treadmill that gets high user ratings.
Professional reviewers don't rate or recommend manual treadmills, so user reviews are the best source of information. Walmart.com has the most reviews for the Weslo CardioStride Plus. More than 200 owners weigh in, and some reviews are nicely detailed and balanced. Amazon.com is also worth checking. Bestcovery.com has a brief review of the Weslo CardioStride Plus, but it doesn't reflect hands-on testing.
More than 200 users review the Manual CardioStride Plus at Walmart.com, where the manual treadmill enjoys a 4-star rating. Most owners say the treadmill meets their needs for an inexpensive way to work out at home, but others say it is hard to use.
Review: Weslo Cardiostride Plus Manual Treadmill, Contributors to Walmart.com
Amazon.com has far fewer reviews than Walmart.com, but the 10 reviews here are worth a read. A number of owners say they are happy with how the treadmill works, but others say it is harder to walk on than they anticipated.
Review: Weslo Cardiostride Plus Manual Treadmill, Contributors to Amazon.com
Bestcovery.com has a short review of the Weslo CardioStride Plus based largely on features. It doesn't reflect hands-on testing. Editors rank it as a best manual treadmill runner-up to the Stamina Products InMotion II Manual Treadmill.
Review: Weslo WLTL0153 Cardio Stride Plus Manual Treadmill, Jeff Wilson