Likes: much better workout compared to magnetic resistance machine I have. Has a nice "wooosh" sound with every stroke. I tried the app for Android which had no issues connecting to the machine. I also had no issues getting the heart rate monitor to work. I don't really plan on using either but if that's your thing, they appear to work.
Dislikes: it comes in a big heavy box. It is pretty well packaged but it's big. There isn't much assembly required but the instructions are unclear and incomplete. The English is sometimes entertaining. I figured it out but minus one star.
As the writing of this review, I've had this rower for two days and have had two work outs with it. My early thoughts are it fits my 5'7" 160 lbs frame just fine. Filling the reservoir to the maximum level has yielded an intense workout I could not get from my magnetic resistance machine. Feels like it is sturdy but the reservoir is plastic.
I absolutely love this water rowing machine! It burns calories twice as fast as my bike, doesn’t need a plug, and with the sound from the water and resistance it really feels like you are on the water.
I like the machine, although I haven't used any other rowing machine before so I do not have any other previous experience to compare, I like the exercising with it, the sound of the water is relaxing. I only had a problem with the machine, the manual water pump to fill and remove water of the tank, this piece is made of plastic, and it only worked the first time, to fill the water in. When I tried to used it to get some water out, it was unable to suck the water from the tank. Again customer support helped me and offer me replacement.
The other problem that I had was not with the machine, was only with the delivery. I am mentioning this here so anybody can be prepared in case this happens. The delivery was not door to door, my husband has to carry the big 100lbs box like 600ft to our building because the driver didn't want to do it, he just leave it in my residence main office, and run away. Customer support said they will take care of it for future deliveries, I hope nobody else has to live this experience.