I bought this rowing machine 4 months ago. I'm 5' 9" and weigh 150lbs. The machine worked fine for most of the time. It was a pretty good value - I was looking for a budget machine that would allow me to get a combination of cardio and strength training in. One of the annoying things about the machine is the placement of the handle in between the knees, making it a bit clunky to hold without bumping into your knees. Also the length of the tension cable seems a bit short. It worked pretty well for a while, but after 4 months of use, one off the ball bearings for the seat roller broke. It should be a pretty easy fix if I could find a replacement part, but I'm having a very hard time finding any contact info for the manufacturer. I reached out to the seller on Amazon and one other website that looks like it might be the manfacturer (unsure) to see about getting a replacement part, but I have not heard anything yet.
This machine was in expensive and you pay for what you get. This machine is about what I expected and what I needed, but if I had more money and more house space, I would have purchased something better. You get a good workout with it. But it’s not sturdy, so if your not careful, you can lose your balance when first sitting in position (that may or may not have happened to me...). But it had good tension, and gave me a good workout. The way it’s made, my foot was cramping up a lot during the workout, but that could just be my body type. I live in an RV, so I like that I can easily take it apart to store it. It’s also light enough to move it on my own. So again, it’s exactly what I needed, but not sure I would recommend it to others.
The rower is cheaply made. It feels cheap when ever I use it. The display resets constantly while in use. I don't even like writing reviews but this rower is so bad that I lose sleep over the fact the someone else is wasting their money buying this POS.
The rowing machine comes in large heavy box. It is preassembled and easy to complete the setup. The rowing machine sits pretty low to the ground compared to other machines. The foot pads are actually touching the ground at all times. The ten different tensions do not feel that different or difficult until you get to 7-10. It is not a fan operated rowing machine like at most gyms but rather a series of cords. The slide is angled down (you can see pictured in the ad). The downward angle makes for a different experience than a traditional rowing machine. The slide feels a tad short as well. This rowing machine is of good quality for the price point but not a traditional rowing machine. I feel like it will make for good long distance easy rows to build endurance but not so good for sprinting and power/stamina based workouts.
Basic cheaper priced rowing machine. A distinct, loud rubbing noise started after ten minutes of use. Also, the LCD screen stopped working after ten minutes. Changed batteries. Jiggled the chord that connects the machine to the screen. Nothing works. No word back from the company after some days now. Waaaaay too much of a hassle to return but it kinda works so I’ll hang on to it I guess :/