Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2020
I tried many rowers most being commercial. I wanted a rower that closely mimics the real thing but at a budget price. This one comes the closest to actual rowing action. First of all, I really like that it has only one speed but provides feedback resistance, meaning, the harder you row the more resistance you get and this is why it feels real. I'm not impressed with variable speed adjustments that other budget rowers have because anything I looked at doesn't pull back at you.
I cannot comment on its durability because I recently bought it, but it feels sturdy. The display is very basic and can be improved. I gave it 5 stars because it gives me a great workout and that's all I care about!
Update: All members of the family seem to like it and use it regularly. However, the screw holding the left foot holder has loosened up from constant use and needed tightening. Unlike the bike pedals where the threading of the left pedal goes opposite to the right one, both left and right foot holder screws thread in the same direction so the right tightens but the left loosens with constant action. You can fix it by taking the left screw out, applying Permatex ScrewGlue on the thread, and then tightening it back in again.