Summary: Top end rowing machines use water-resistance and the WaterRower A1 allows you to enjoy the benefits without the £1000+ price tag of many rivals. This home rowing machine looks great too. Buyers so far have been delighted, as you’ll see from the customer feedback at amazon.co.uk
- Partial assembly tools provided
- A1 home monitor
- 125 kg Maximum user weight
- Measures 58 cm width by 211 cm height by 50 cm depth
Detailed Review of the WaterRower A1 Rowing Machine
An expertly designed and well engineered rowing machine that delivers a natural rowing experience you can’t get with other machine.
The first thing you notice about the WaterRower is how good it looks with a sleek aluminium and ash wood finish. The frame is sturdy, the seat is comfortable and the uniquely designed monorail allows for a fluid stroke movement. If you’re obsessed over good rowing form then the WaterRower will feel great to use.
The WaterRower is lightweight, quiet, easy to assemble and can be easily folded away when not in use. Resistance is provided by a sealed water tank, unlike most rowings machines which use air to create artificial resistance. All these factors combined make the WaterRower easy to use right out the box.
Finally, continuing the trend of simplicity, the WaterRower is fitted with the user friendly A1 performance monitor which lets you track your speed, distances, stroke rate and workout intensity, as well as watt and calorie consumption.
The WaterRower is manufactured by Powerhouse Fitness who’ve spent 20 year developing a range of high quality rowing machine that require very little maintenance. The WaterRower doesn’t need oiling and the water only needs to be changed once every 12 months. While it lacks some of the hi-tech features found on other machines, the water tank makes it feel like you’re on the water and and makes this machine an ideal proposition for those people serious about becoming better rowers.
Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The water tank is singled out as one of the biggest positives and people have found it makes the WaterRower easier and quieter to use than air resistance models. For the style conscience the natural look has also been a big hit, people love to have it on display in their homes.
- Great value water-resistance rowing machine
- Looks great!
- Folds away for easy storage
- More expensive than magnetic resistance rowers
- Price range high for many home users
When you’re deciding whether to buy the WaterRower you need to decide what’s more important. If you’re looking for a real rowing experience that aids your technique and you prefer the feel of natural resistance, then the WaterRower is the perfect choice.
Check out the feedback / comments from previous buyers and (at the time of writing, the big amazon.co.uk discount on the amazon product page.
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