Top positive review
Great quality for the price, easy assembly
February 8, 2019
I was looking at cardio equipment for my basement gym but I wanted something quiet to not wake my wife or baby in the morning. An air bike/rower would be too loud.
After reviewing water rowers and the jaw-dropping prices, I wasn't sure what to do until I saw this rower from Merax. Unfortunately, the reviews appeared to be from their older model without any real informative feedback. Here's my initial review:
The shipping was fast and sooner than expected. (4 business days) It was well packed and had no damage from shipping. The assembly was very easy and had well written instructions. It consisted of 4 steps and will take about 30 minutes of actual assembly or 15 with better tools than what's provided. The rower is made out of steel tubing, including the rail, and feels like it can truly hold the rated limit of 330lbs. (More than most rowers in this price range) It feels very sturdy and is very smooth when rowing. The seat is comfortable and I didn't find myself readjusting throughout the workout. I like the width and comfort of the handle. I like that it can be stored upright when not in use. Althought the LCD screen feels cheap, it has some good capabilities. During "sleep mode" it displays time, date, and temperature. There's many modes to program your workout and you can even race the PC. It would be nice if the screen lit up.
I'm not sure how accurate the rowing is or how it compares to other rowers but that was not a concern of mine. The overall appearance of the rower is very nice. Some spotty welds were observed but the finish looks good and overall, a very nice rower. I hope it holds up in the long run!
"If there's no wind, row."