The ProForm 440R is currently the only rowing machine in the company's lineup besides the Hybrid Dual Trainer which is a rower and a bike combined.
Often on sale for less than $400, it's a decent option for those looking for an entry level trainer.
In addition to the typical rowing motion, the 440R can be used as a low pulley machine, using the handlebars to do standing uprights and other workout motions.
It features a large LCD display showing you strokes, distance, time and calories burned so you can see how your workout is progressing.
Let's take a closer look at the specs...
The ProForm 440R rower is not the most exciting machine we've ever come across, but for the price it is perfectly serviceable and not a bad choice.
Reviews tend to focus on the ability to use this machine as both a traditional rower and a stand up rower which adds another dimension to your workout.
The 440R also features an adjustable cushioned seat, soft padded handles, 8 different resistance levels and pivoting pedals which can also be adjusted for comfort.
The large LCD monitor, although not elaborate, is easy to read and shows you all of the relevant workout metrics.
It also features SpaceSaver design like you'll find on most ProForm equipment including their ellipticals and treadmills. It's very easy to fold these machines for storage.
Most user reviews mention the fact that despite the low price the construction is quite decent on these machines. They were expecting to get a low grade machine but were pleasantly surprised.
For the price, the ProForm 440R is not a bad choice at all. The company continues to improve their equipment significantly, narrowing the gap between them and their big brother, NordicTrack.
Note that it's not the most advanced rowing machine on the market, but if you just want something you can work out on a few times a week with different resistance levels and the ability to do some upright rows as well, the 440R will definitely serve that purpose.
If you like the concept of a rower combined with a bike, take a look at ProForm's Dual Trainer/Bike Rower which is a hybrid machine costing about $200 more and giving you 20 resistance levels to choose from.
You might also want to look at the Kettler Favorit as it is one of our top picks in the price category. It is a little more expensive than the 440R but it is a great rowing machine.
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