After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best rowing machines between $500 and $1000 for 2019 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine
It is also the ideal full-body workout machine to put right in your home. Beginners and professionals alike swear by this rower and have even formed a cult-like following!
I combed through hundreds of… reviews from different sources and a vast majority of them gave this rower a five-star review! Plus, I have owned a Concept2 Model D Rower for many years and I completely agree.
Air resistance functions by pulling a handle and spinning a fan flywheel. As the flywheel spins, it must displace the air in front of it, which causes the resistance.
Stamina Avari Programmable Magnetic
The machine comes with a state of the art monitor. The monitor has a large LCD screen that easy to read. It also displays all the most important information that will allow you to track your conditioning as you work out. We have already mentioned that the rower has adjustable intensity workout regimens.
However, in the case of this machine,… this is an understatement. The Avari Magnetic Rower offers a total of 12 regimens for you to choose from, each offering a different experience, so you can really customize the machine and adjust it to your liking. This also means that the rower offers an all-encompassing workout experience. It features 6 cardio profiles, 1 manual program, 1 heart rate program, and 4 custom programs where you can set up any regimen you want. You can also change the resistance on the fly by adjusting it via the up and down buttons on the monitor itself.
Of course, like with all other models before this one, the monitor can measure a number of vitals. These include heart rate and calories, as well as the number of strokes per minute, time elapsed and total distance traveled on the machine.
Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower
The Velocity Exercise CHR-2001 Magnetic Rower is situated in the magnetic resistance arena of the rowing machine market. With its Drum Magnetic Control System and electronic tension control, this rower allows you to adjust resistance to the exact level you desire. Whether you’re experienced in rowing or just discovering the benefits of rowing for exercise, the Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower guarantees you a smooth, comfortable and intense workout.
Among the advantages of the Velocity… CHR-2001 Magnetic Rower, its easy-to-read LCD screen and the numerous training programs help it stand out from the pack. Additionally, the rower is designed to be easily folded and transported. And its polyurethane molded saddle and anodized aluminum beam with rectangular tubing support are bound to deliver comfortable and stable performance.
Overall, this is a rower that’s ready to take some intense home use and provide the user with a smooth, quiet workout. We feel it edges out the similar Lifespan RW1000 and is worth an extra $100 for the electronic controls and heart rate monitor.
Stamina 1445 Wave Water Rowing Machine
The Stamina 1445 is currently the lowest cost water resistance rowing machine on the market! Water resistance is a very popular resistance type that offers smooth, quiet resistance and closely mimics the feeling of rowing on water.
Having reviewed many water… rowing machines in the past allows me to understand some of the negatives of water resistance in general. Some of the negatives include slightly weaker resistance and inaccurate data calculation. Many users who have rowed on both air and water rowing machines feel water rowers offer slightly less resistance than air. While it is something to note, the difference is minor.
WaterRower GX Home Rowing Machine
The WaterRower GX Home Rowing Machine is one of two rowers in the WaterRower GX Series. The other option is the more expensive GX Studio Rowing Machine built for commercial use. GX Series rowing machines can be used with traditional rowing workouts for time and distance, but they’re engineered to work with popular group exercise programs too. The purchase price includes DVDs for the Indo-Row and ShockWave® training programs.
This fitness machine is built in the USA.… It features a water flywheel, a smooth concave monorail that’s easy to maintain, and the GX Monitor with simple programming. Its good-looking frame is crafted from sustainably sourced ash hardwood, and the GX logo is burned into the wood with a classy yet rustic effect.
The WaterFlywheel is a patented resistance system, and it’s a top tool for simulating the physiological experience of actual boat rowing. WaterFlywheel resistance feels natural, fits all skill levels, and produces a splash with each stroke.
Stamina | X AMRAP Rowing Machine
With new upgrades and a fresh paint job, is the Stamina X Air Rower worth the higher price? The feeling is mixed between consumers and I can see why. While the Stamina X is a very sleek looking rowing machine, that gives you a killer cardiovascular workout, it does have a few drawbacks.
Being an air resistant rower… means the rowing machine has ‘variable resistance’. There is no k**b to turn to increase or decrease resistance but instead the resistance adjusts automatically depending on the speed at which you row. For example, the harder you pull the handle, the more resistance you feel. To decrease the resistance, just row slower.
First Degree Fitness Newport AR Rower Water Rower
The First Degree Fitness Newport Challenge AR Water Rowing Machine is a great addition to the “Horizontal Series” of rowers.
This means the rower has paddles… suspended in a tank filled with water. When the user pulls the handle, the paddles in the tank spin.
People who purchase the Newport Challenge AR also must realize that to workout harder and really become out of breath, they must row faster! Remember, the resistance is based off the harder you row, the more resistance is created.
Stamina 1450 Wave Water Rowing Machine
So let’s get onto the machine. Firstly, it’s not too difficult to assemble and took around forty minutes. The instructions are clear and thankfully tell you the length of the each screw, nut and bolt so you know you’re using the right ones. There’s nothing worse than assemblying half the machine only to realize you’ve used the wrong bolts – yes we’ve done it!
The rowing position is comfortable… thanks to a wide-padded seat. The seat slides smoothly and quietly up and down the solid steel beam thanks to the rollers beneath. Your feet would fit easily in the wide foot rests – they also tilt like all foot rests should for a smooth and comfortable ride. The handle is the sort of standard you’d expect on a rowing machine of this price and is well-padded with a good diameter for easy grip.
Some are put off by the idea water-resistant rowing machines need more maintenance than other types, but this isn’t the case. Simply drop a water purifier tablet in once a month and that’s it – but never use chlorine as this will damage the tank.