The Matrix Rower is part of the company's new residential lineup, bringing the quality and performance of their health club machines to the home gym. Like all of their cardio equipment, the rowing machine is designed to give you the most effective workout possible.
The Matrix Rower is all black with a silver aluminum rail and yellow accents. It features a self-powered adjustable console providing all of the necessary workout stats.
Let's take a look at some of the best features...
Matrix is making a big splash in the home exercise equipment market, bringing their great reputation for high quality, well designed machines with them. The reviews so far have been very positive, and they are giving a real challenge to Life Fitness, Precor and other brands that have made this transition.
The Rower is no exception. It is extremely well designed and the magnetic resistance is super smooth and natural feeling. There are 10 resistance levels to choose from, as well as three built in programs: manual, interval and challenge.
We had the pleasure of trying out one of these machines at a local outlet, as our gym only has the Concept2 rowers. Not only do they look great...sleek, modern, durable, but they perform equally well. Getting on you can feel immediately how solid they are.
You can adjust the footpad for the perfect fit, and once you start rowing it is amazing how quiet and fluid the motion feels. It supports up to 350 lbs. so it doesn't rock or vibrate as you use it.
You can easily adjust the resistance levels and transition is seamless, and the workouts, although not extensive, are enough to get you burning calories and seeing results.
If you have a heart rate monitor you can get an accurate reading. It would be nice id the Matrix Rower came with a chest strap at this price, but it's not a deal breaker.
The display is basic but clear and intuitive, unlike those you find on most home rowing machines.
At just under $2,000, it is a bit expensive, but it is one of the best rowing machines you can buy for your home.
We really like the entire lineup of Matrix' new home lineup, and the rower is very impressive. It is super smooth and comfortable to use, yet durable enough to be in a commercial gym setting.
If you have the budget for it, you really can't go wrong with a Matrix Rower.
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