This is my first home rowing machine. It was very easy to out together. It took two people 15 minutes. It's not difficult to move around, and it fits nicely off to the side. I've used it almost every day since ordering. It provides some great cardio. Very nice for conditioning. The tension control settings go from 1 to 10, and while the top setting isn't super hard, you definitely feel the burn with repetitions.
It's not the fanciest machine out there, but for those looking for a reliable machine at a good price, this hits the spot.
This came and it was very easy to put together. I was able to put it together at night while others were sleeping in 26 minutes. The hardest part was getting it out of the box. Lots of styrofoam. I have used rowing machines at the gym. Those machines give a full range of motion and my arms come all the way to my chest. That being said, I am 5'2 and the handles do not come all the way to my chest. The bar reaches full length at about 5 inches from my chest. I do not recommend this one for someone who is tall. It is easy to use and folds up very quickly. It is not whisper quiet. It is quiet, but you still hear the sliding noise of the seat. I can use it in the living room while others are asleep and they have not noticed yet. The foot pedals are on a single pin and they do rotate if you are not paying attention to them. The tension seems to work well. It is a stronger tension then the rowing machines at my gym, (either they are old or...) My daughter who is 7 uses this and has no problems with the mechanics of it.
As the first owner and former college rower, this machine is awesome! Easy to assemble and exercise. Very quiet and easy to move magnetic reluctance. I did a lot of research before installing this machine. I decided to use magnetic force to keep quiet sound. Setting 3 on the resistance is similar to on the water. The folding size is the perfect size for my bedroom space. Can't wait to get back to the original!
Easy to put together, all the screws come pre-attached so you know where each one goes. So far it works pretty well, the handle is a bit low, but the angle also gives a good leg workout in addition to upper body and core. So far really Luke it.
I am 85 years young and trying to get in shape for my fall bowling leagues. This follows a short illness i I had early this spring. The machine works quite well. The only drawback was it is built close to the ground. After using it for two weeks that is no longer an issue.