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Model

Sunny Hydraulic Rower Stamina Body Trac Glider Stamina 1205 Avari Free Motion Avari Easy Glide Rower Sunny Magnetic Rower Stamina 1215 Phoenix 98900 Stamina Air Rower

Kettler Favorit

*BEST BUY*

Stamina ATS Air Rower Titan Water Rower Lifespan RW1000 Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower Kettler Kadett BodyCraft
VR100
MyRower E1 Kettler Verso R-400 ProRower RX-750 Lifecore R88 First Degree Fitness Neptune First Degree Fitness Pacific ProRower RX-850 Concept2 Model D*BEST BUY* Lifecore R99 Kettler
 Coach M
Proteus PAR-5500 Seattle Wooden Rower WaterRower Natural
*BEST BUY*
ProRower RX-950 Schwinn Windrigger First Degree Fitness Viking WaterRower Oxbridge
(Cherry Wood)

Concept2 Model E

*BEST BUY*

Kettler
 Coach E
Lifecore R100 WaterRower Classic
(Black Walnut)
Kettler Ergo Coach First Degree Fitness
E-216
First Degree Fitness Atlantic WaterRower M1 LoRise WaterRower  M1 HiRise First Degree Fitness
E-520
Model
Average
Price US$
$83 $140 $169 $179 $199 $210 $256 $265 $299 $349 $399 $494 $500 $599 $599 $695 $695 $699 $699 $750 $798 $865 $899 $945
$900 $999 $1,000 $1,040 $1,095 $1,099 $1,099 $1184 $1,245 $1,160 $1,260 $1,299 $1,395 $1399 $1599 $1,605 $1689 $1795 $2,189 Average
Price US$
Rating Rating
Folding
Frame
Yes Yes Arms fold down Stores upright Stores upright Yes Arms fold down No No Yes Yes Stands Upright for Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Separates easily into two parts for transport and storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Separates easily into two parts for transport and storage Yes Yes Yes Stores upright Yes Yes Stands Upright for Storage Stands Upright for Storage No Folding
Frame
Resistance 2 Hydraulic cylinders Gas shock resistance Gas shock resistance Adjustable shock resistance Adjustable shock resistance 10 Levels of Magnetic Resistance Gas shock resistance Dial Adjustment / magnetic resistance Wind resistance 12 levels of hydraulic resistance Wind resistance Fluid Resistance Technology/
Variable water volume
5 levels of magnetic resistance DMC System Resistance 12 levels of hydraulic resistance 6 levels of air & magnetic resistance Water flywheel technology 16 levels of air & magnetic resistance Water flywheel technology 6 levels of air & magnetic resistance Fluid Resistance Technology/
Variable water volume
Fluid Resistance Technology/
Variable water volume
Water flywheel technology Air resistance system 16 levels of air & magnetic resistance Electromagnetic resistance Combination air and magnetic/
16 resistance lvels
Water Flywheel Technology Water Flywheel Technology Water flywheel technology Fanwheel System  Variable Fluid Resistance Water Flywheel Technology Air resistance system Electromagnetic resistance 16 levels of Magnetic Resistance Water Flywheel Technology Electromagnetic resistance 16 Levels Variable Fluid Resistance 16 Levels Variable Fluid Resistance Water Flywheel Technology Water Flywheel Technology 20 Levels Variable Fluid Resistance Resistance
Programs None None None None None None None None None None None None None 12 Programs Program for desired distance and stroke speed None None 12 Programs None None Manual and interval training programs None None None 12 preset programs 12 Programs; 2 HRC programs 15 Programs None None None 4 Programs Manual programs, interval training None None 12 Programs; 2 HRC programs 12 Preset Programs; 4 HRC workouts None 12 Preset Programs;
2 HRC programs
Manual programs, interval training

 

Manual programs, interval training Workout programs - including interval training Workout programs - including interval training Manual programs, interval training Programs
Display Electronic display monitor Small LCD console Multi-function monitor Multi-function monitor Multi-function monitor Electronic display monitor Multi-function monitor Four LCD windows Multi-function monitor LCD display Multi-function monitor Battery-powered display Battery-powered LCD display LCD monitor LCD display LCD display LCD display Backlit display LCD display LCD display Interactive Performance Monitor Computer display LCD display PM3 or PM4 Performance Monitor Blue backlit display Siemens high-resolution display Blue backlit LCD display LCD display Series 4 performance monitor LCD display LCD computer display Interactive Performance Monitor Series 4 performance monitor PM5 Performance Monitor Siemens high-resolution display Blue/green backlit LCD monitor Series 4 performance monitor LCD display Interactive Performance Monitor Interactive Performance Monitor S4 Monitor with Quick Start buttons S4 Monitor with Quick Start buttons Interactive Performance Monitor Display
Model Sunny Hydraulic Rower Stamina Body Trac Glider Stamina 1205 Avari Free Motion Avari Easy Glide Rower Sunny Magnetic Rower Stamina 1215 Phoenix 98900 Stamina Air Rower Kettler Favorit Stamina ATS Air Rower Titan Water Rower Lifespan RW1000 Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower Kettler Kadett BodyCraft
VR100
MyRower E1 Kettler Verso R-400 ProRower RX-750 Lifecore R88 First Degree Fitness Neptune First Degree Fitness Pacific ProRower RX-850 Concept2 Model D Lifecore R99 Kettler
 Coach M
Proteus PAR-5500 Seattle Wooden Rower WaterRower Natural ProRower RX-950 Schwinn Windrigger First Degree Fitness Viking WaterRower Oxbridge Concept2 Model E Kettler
 Coach E
Lifecore R100 WaterRower Classic Kettler Ergo Coach First Degree Fitness
E-216
First Degree Fitness Atlantic WaterRower M1 LoRise WaterRower  M1 HiRise First Degree Fitness
E-520
Model
Heart Rate
Monitor
None None None None None None None None None None Infrared Ear Lobe clip for HR
Wireless HR Telemetry compatible
None None None None Infrared Ear Lobe clip for HR
Wireless HR Telemetry compatible
Heart Rate Receiver None Polar T34 Chest Strap included Heart Rate Receiver Heart Rate Chest Strap compatible None Heart Rate Receiver/ Chest Strap compatible Garmin chest belt for heart rate monitoring (with PM4) Heart Rate Chest Strap compatible Polar T34 Chest Strap included Heart Rate Receiver Heart Rate Chest Strap compatible Optional heart rate chest strap and receiver Heart Rate Receiver/ Chest Strap compatible None No
(optional kit $60)
Optional heart rate chest strap and receiver Garmin chest belt for heart rate monitoring (with PM4) Polar T34 Chest Strap included Compatible with Polar HRM Optional heart rate chest strap and receiver Wireless HR Telemetry (chest strap included) optional No
(optional kit $60)
optional WaterRower Heart Rate Chest Strap and Receiver optional WaterRower Heart Rate Chest Strap and Receiver Heart rate receiver built in Heart Rate
Monitor
Machine
Weight
41 lbs 39 lbs 47 lbs 37 lbs 34 lbs 63 lbs 47 lbs 80 lbs 55 lbs 48 lbs 73 lbs 75 lbs Not Specified 75 lbs 66 lbs 70 lbs 56 lbs dry 90 lbs 65 lbs dry 67 lbs 73 lbs Not Specified 94 lbs dry 57 lbs 67 lbs 96 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs dry 66.5 lbs dry / 104 lbs with water 117 lbs dry 112 lbs 90 lbs 66.5 lbs dry / 104 lbs with water 65 lbs 111 lbs 96 lbs 66.5 lbs dry / 104 lbs with water 111 lbs 134 lbs 112 lbs 111 lbs dry / 148 lbs with water 120 lbs dry / 157 lbs with water 174 lbs Machine
Weight
User
Weight
220 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 220 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 275 lbs 285 lbs 250 lbs Not specified 285 lbs 350 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 450 lbs 500 lbs 300 lbs 285 lbs 330 lbs 500 lbs 1000 lbs 550 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 1000 lbs 500 lbs 285 lbs 600 lbs 1000 lbs 285 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 1000 lbs 1000 lbs 500 lbs User
Weight
Extra
Perks
Pivoting foot plates
Folds and Stores upright
Velcro Straps on footpads Pivoting footpads Adjustable nylon foot straps
Molded seat
Angled aluminum seat rail
Nylon rowing strap
Padded seat
Aluminum seat rail
Padded seat
Pivoting heel supports
Folding frame, transport wheels
Free Motion arms
Pivoting footpads
46-inch Slide length Padded, upholstered seat
Oversized, angled seat rail
Folding Frame, Transport Wheels
Padded seat
Rotating handles
Foam padded, molded seat
Oversized, angled seat rail
Metal Rowing Chain
Folding Frame, Transport Wheels
Pivoting Footboards
Belt Drive, No Chain
Polycarbonate Tank
Transport Wheels
16.5 lbs Flywheel
Folding Frame Transport Wheels
Electronic Tension Control
Folding frame for easy storage Transport wheels
Moving foot plates
Folding oars
Sealed Urethane Seat
Transport Wheels
Floating heel rests
Aluminum monorail
Padded seat with sealed ball bearings Bungee Cord Rower Belt
Pivoting footrests
Transport Wheels
Solid steel fan/ flywheel
Adjustable cooling air vent
Pivoting Footboards
Transport wheels
Contoured comfort seat
Adjustment dial for resistance
Bungee recoil cord
Adjustable Footboard
Micro-Adjustable Footrests  Owners manual
Chain Oil, USB Connection Cable
Log Card
Solid steel fan/ flywheel
Adjustable cooling air vent
Plug-in and battery power options
Quick Attach- -backboard
Tilt Upright Frame Transport Wheels
Pivoting footrests
Built-in fan
Transport Wheels
Adjustable Footrests Seat at Normal Chair Height
Dual slide rails to absorb sound
Transport wheels; folds to store vertically
Micro-Adjustable Footrests
Elevated ergo-fit seat
Second stage belt Drive Train
2-position incline rail
Variable Water Volume
Contoured comfort seat
Beech Wood Frame
Adjustable Footboards
Seat at Normal Chair Height
Dual slide rails to absorb sound
Transport wheels; folds to store vertically
 Owners manual
Chain Oil, USB Connection Cable
Log Card
Quick Attach backboard
Tilt Upright Frame Transport Wheels
Angled foot rests with pivoting heel supports Seat at Normal Chair Height
Dual slide rails to absorb sound
Transport wheels; folds to store vertically
Resistance 25 to 500 watts Belt Drive Seat at Office Chair Height
Transport Wheels, Stands for Storage
Direct Drive System
Seat at office chair height
Heel cradle footboard design
Dyneema® Cable
Stand vertical to store
Seat Height at 12"
Fabricated Tubular Steel Frame
Seat Height at 20"
Fabricated Tubular Steel Frame
Belt Drive No Chains
Seat at Office Chair Height
Air Glide Seat Rollers
Instant one-touch adjustments for foot size
Transport Wheels, Stands for Storage

Extra
Perks

Warranty 1-year frame, 90-days parts 1 year frame, 90 days parts 5 years frame, 90 days parts 1-year frame, 90-days parts 1-year frame, 90-days parts 1-year frame, 90-days parts 5 years frame, 90 days parts 1-year frame, 90-days parts 3 years frame, 90 days parts Lifetime frame, 3 years parts 3 years frame, 90 days parts Light Commercial Warranty: frame 5 years; tanks, seals, parts 2 years 5 years frame, 2 years parts, 1 year labor 1-year frame and motor,
 90 days parts
Lifetime frame, 3 years parts  Lifetime frame, 1 year parts, 90 days labor 1 year parts and frame Lifetime frame, 2 years parts 5 years frame, 3 years tank & seals, 2 years non-wear components Lifetime frame, 2 years parts, 90 days labor 5 years frame,
 2 years tank, seals, and mechanical parts, 1-year wear parts
5 years frame, 2 years tank & seals, 1-year parts Lifetime frame, 3 years tank & seals, 2 years non-wear components 5 years frame, 2 year moving parts & monitor Lifetime frame, 2 years parts, 90 days labor Lifetime frame, 3 years parts Lifetime frame, 4 years parts Lifetime frame, 3 years tank & seals, 2 years non-wear components 5 years frame, 3 years components Lifetime frame, 3 years tank & seals, 2 years non-wear components 3 years parts,
1 year labor
5 years frame, 3 years non-wearing mechanical parts, 2 years wear parts 5 years frame, 3 years components 5 years frame, 2 years electronics & moving parts Lifetime frame, 5 years Parts & Electronics, 2 years in-home Labor Lifetime on frame,
5 years parts, 1 year labor
5 years frame, 3 years components Lifetime frame, 3 years parts 5 years frame,
 3 years tank & seals,
 2 years parts, 1 year wear parts
10 years frame, 3 years tank & seals, 2 years Non-Wearing Parts, 1-year all others 5 years frame, 3 years parts 5 years frame, 3 years parts 10 years frame,
 3 years tank & seals,
 2 years parts

Warranty

Model Sunny Hydraulic Rower Stamina Body Trac Glider Stamina 1205 Avari Free Motion Avari Easy Glide Rower Sunny Magnetic Rower Stamina 1215 Phoenix 98900 Stamina Air Rower Kettler Favorit Stamina ATS Air Rower Titan Water Rower Lifespan RW1000 Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower Kettler Kadett BodyCraft
VR100
MyRower E1 Kettler Verso R-400 ProRower RX-750 Lifecore R88 First Degree Fitness Neptune First Degree Fitness Pacific ProRower RX-850 Concept2 Model D Lifecore R99 Kettler
 Coach M
Proteus PAR-5500 Seattle Wooden Rower WaterRower Natural ProRower RX-950 Schwinn Windrigger First Degree Fitness Viking WaterRower Oxbridge Concept2 Model E Kettler
 Coach E
Lifecore R100 WaterRower Classic Kettler Ergo Coach First Degree Fitness
E-216
First Degree Fitness Atlantic WaterRower M1 LoRise WaterRower  M1 HiRise First Degree Fitness
E-520
Model

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