With its top of the line Performance Monitor 5 to track data, Bluetooth smart connectivity and plenty of other high-end components and conveniences to raise its performance level, the Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower automatically stands out to consumers looking for something special.
All of these features have ensured that this product is advertised as being the “bestselling indoor rower in the world”: does feedback from buyers support this idea or are they a little more critical?
With the York R700 Platinum Rower, you can feel assured that you will obtain a reliable workout as the rower is built to accommodate taller and larger people, making it one solid and reliable machine. Most of the consumers who bought this York rower were very happy with their purchase.
One reviewer said he was extremely satisfied with the product and that he could favorably compare it with rowers and exercise machines he had used at commercial gyms. He felt, for the price, it was an excellent choice.
The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine instantly stands out to buyers because of its look, with the simple parts and dark stained ash wood, but this minimalist design and lack of mechanical parts hides a machine with a lot of potential for a tough workout.
The main aim of this WaterRower machine is to give users an entirely different sensation to the mechanics of standard machines – to the point where they feel as though they are rowing on water – and claims to target all the right muscles for improved tone and fitness with its self-regulating resistance system. Does the gimmick actually work and are buyers glad that they switched to water?
The ability to build core strength is a must for many fitness fanatics and the Wonder Core 2 is an interesting approach with its use of resistance, its shape and the exercises that users are supposed to be able to perform. The main aim of this core-building product is to provide a range of movement, and therefore a range of exercises, to greater degree than other products on the market – both literally and figuratively.
This system is able to go beyond 180 degrees for a tougher workout and the seat twists to free the body and adapt the workout even further. It is considered to be a 6-in-1 machine because of the versatility but are users enjoying it to its full potential?
When looking at the shape and design of the Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Rowing Machine, it becomes immediately clear that there is more to this device than simply providing your basic rowing machine to replicate a machine at the gym.
This Skandika rower has a different shape with the curved rail and unusual pulley system on the front, there is no in-your face console on the front for big data displays, there are two adaptable footplates and – most importantly of all – there is the choice between the ordinary handle and separate handles for each hand. Is this design beneficial or just unusual?
The shape and structure of the JTX Freedom Air Rower is one of those modern, almost minimalist approaches to home gym equipment as the rail, seat, footrests and console seem fairly standard; however, there is one clear addition that makes this machines stand out over other models – the fan that provides that interesting combination of air and electro-magnetic resistance.
This rowing machine is meant to be “ideal for strength and endurance training with its ergonomic design, 16 resistance levels and 8 workout programmes and also has a weight allowance of 130kg and a chest strap for monitoring heart rate. Does it do enough?
The Kettler Stroker Rowing Machine is a fairly standard looking example with its programming, 4kg flywheel and sleek black and white shape and the specification seems pretty tailored to the average user looking for an average machine.
There are expectations with this model that it will not be that advanced or tough because of this shape and a lack of any major features: are reviewers praising this machine for its abilities or could it do more to impress?
Compact home-gym models come in all different shapes and sizes and the PureFitness & Sports Foldable Magnetic Rower with Hand Pulse is one that really focuses on the idea of convenient design.
The frame is quite simple, with the focus seemingly being on the foldable aspect; however, there are plenty of parts and features being highlighted by the creators in the specification to sell it to keen consumers. Do these features make this product a great purchase?
There are basic expectations from rowing machines these days and the York Excel 310 Rowing Machine initially seems to be able fulfil most of them to an average standard, with its use of magnetic resistance, a foldable mechanism for easier storage options, 16 different programmes and a display for data.
A 6kg flywheel is not the biggest option in the world but it is a good start; the question for prospective buyers is whether there is more to this machine to make it a must-have model.
Measuring in at 211x58x50cm and instantly appealing to most consumers because of the use of wood, metal and the stylish design on the frame and water tanks, the WaterRower A1 Home Rowing Machine is a streamlined model with the sort of looks to tempt many people away from the big, black numbers of the gym. The big question here is whether it is all style and no substance.
With 15 levels of magnetic resistance and 42 different workout programmes, the Infiniti R100 Rowing Machine definitely sounds as though it can offer a challenge to any user no matter their needs. Furthermore, it has the added benefits of being foldable for storage and what Bodymax call a “full stroke for tall people”.
According to the designers of this machine, “well over a decade of research and development went into making the Infiniti R100”. This is quite a bold claim that leads to some very high expectations of its performance and features: are buyers seeing this level of dedication in the finished model?
We may think we know what a rowing machine is supposed to look like and do but the WaterRower Classic Rowing Machine, with its unique action that “silently stimulates the dynamics of a moving boat”, shows that there is a different and perhaps more beneficial approach to this form of exercise.
This wooden product has little to it beside the basic mechanisms and a seat and is dominated by the sealed water tank. Can this “smooth and stylish” rowing machine excite new users or is it too unconventional?
The Marcy Regatta Rowing Folding Machine seems like the average starting point for a machine of this type because it has all the right basic features with no fancy extras, aside from the fact that it can be folded away from 183x56x78cm to 93x56x150cm for storage.
The machine contains a 4kg flywheel, which allows for eight, manually adjustable resistance levels, an LCD screen for displaying data and a sturdy frame made of aluminium. The Regatta model sounds simplistic, but is appealing to the needs of buyers?