The solid and quiet Kettler Favorit rowing machine is a very good choice for users looking to buy a quality rower for casual use.
The battery-operated LCD display panel shows feedback for time, distance, strokes, energy consumed, and pulse rate. It also shows a recovery feature with a Cardio Wellness Grade indexed from 1 to 6 to track your progress.
Let's take a look at the specs and best features on this rower....
The German-made Kettler Favorit rowing machine has two industrial strength hydraulic pistons to provide tension on each rowing arm. The 50 levels of resistance are manually adjusted by moving the piston’s clamps to the different “knurl” marks on each arm.
The handles rotate inward and outward which helps to recruit more muscles activity in your arms and upper torso.
The seat is padded and glides along a steel track. Sealed ball bearings in the seat eliminate the need for lubrication. The footplates have a pivoting action for a comfortable rowing motion and come with adjustable foot straps.
You can monitor your heart rate during workouts by using the infrared ear lobe clip (included) or with a Polar wireless chest strap (optional).
All in all this is a great hydraulic rowing machine with solid construction and nice ergonomic design...perfect for the home gym.
The Kettler Favorit costs just $400 and is intended for casual rowers who need some combination of aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (strength) exercise. If you are a serious rower, however, a piston rower is not for you.
Even though Kettlers are better built than other hydraulic models, they won’t hold up for years of strenuous daily rowing like a magnetic or air rower will.
But if your budget is limited to $400 at the most, the Kettler Favorit rowing machine is the best value for your money.
The top choice of professional rowers and health clubs, a quality piece of equipment and a great investment for your home gym.
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