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Phenominal rower for the money, but is a couple steps short of premium end rower
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2019
I bought this water rower to replace a hydraulic rower (that was horrible) and compared it to a Concept II air rower that I used extensively in the gym. I waited 2-3 weeks after assmbling it before writing this review.
This was one of the most economical water rowing machines - so honestly my expectations were very low. I'm pleased to say that the products well exceeded my expectations.
The product was very easy to assemble. There has been no issue with the water tank, which I feared. The foot supports are very well built and sturdy, which is an issue I saw when evaluating other rowers. It is very quite by comparison to an air rower.
There are a couple of things that can be improved. 1) I was surprised at how loud the movement of the seat is. Perhaps other rowers' seats are loud too, but just couldn't hear it over the sound of the machine itself. I think this is could be a major improvement. 2) The display is pretty basic and limited - especially when compared to the Concept II. I noticed doing my research that many of the rowers in this price range use the same display. So, probably par for the course.
I think this was a very good purchase for the price. With a couple of minor improvements, I would give it 5 stars, but like I said, I'm very pleased with my purchase.