Rowing Machine Reviews - Find the Perfect Indoor Rower

Our in-depth, unbiased rowing machine reviews and ratings are designed to help you choose the ideal indoor rower for your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.

We don't stop at telling you about the various models on the market; we research the companies that manufacture them and get the inside scoop on what fitness experts think of them as well. You'll learn who offers the best warranty, what kind of customer service they offer, and what kinds of experiences consumers have had with them.

How We Wrote Our Reviews

In order to give you realistic, honest rowing machine reviews, we've gathered information from hundreds of sources, including consumer opinions, expert opinions, buying guides, fitness supply companies, rowing machine repair specialists, fitness gurus, consumers who own and use the machines and respected consumer product testing organizations.

We believe our reviews and ratings are unbiased, accurate and truly helpful because they give you all the information, both good and bad, about each machine. 

We know that not everyone can spend a fortune on home fitness equipment, so we've reviewed rowing machines at every price point from the simplest budget model to sleek, state-of-the-art machines with all the bells and whistles. We've investigated the reputations of the manufacturers and put together a buyer's guide to help you make the right decision. 

Our rowing machine reviews also compare the various features available on indoor rowers so that you can find the equipment that has just what you need, whether it's an adjustable seat for multiple users or a digital display to track your progress. Do you need a sturdy workhorse that will stand up to intense use or something small and compact that you can slide under your bed when not in use? Explore our reviews to find the perfect rowing machine for you.

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Click on the company logo or link for a review of the manufacturer and the rowers they offer.

Click on the model name or number to learn more about the rowing machine you are interested in.

Rower Brand/Company

Model Name/Number

Avari Rowers

Most Popular 

Avari Easy Glide Rower
Avari Free Motion Rower
Avari Programmable Magnetic Exercise Rower 

BodyCraft Rowing Machines

Most Popular 

BodyCraft VR100
BodyCraft VR500

Concept2 Reviews

Most Popular 

Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower
Concept2 Model E Indoor Rower

First Degree Fitness

Most Popular 

Evolution Series E-520 Rower
Neptune Fluid Rower
Newport Water Rower
Pacific Fluid Rower
Viking Fluid Rower

Older Models

Evolution Series E-216 Rower
Atlantic Fluid Rower
Titan Water Rower

H2O Fitness

Most Popular 

ProRower RX-750
ProRower RX-950
Proteus Par-5500 Commercial

Older Models

ProRower RX-850
Seattle Wooden Rower

Kettler Rowing Machines

Most Popular 

Kettler Coach M
Kettler Coach E
Kettler Favorit
Kettler Kadett

Older Models

Kettler Verso R-400
Kettler Outrigger
Kettler Ergo Coach

Lifecore Fitness Reviews

Lifecore R88
Lifecore R99
Lifecore R100
Lifecore R900


Lifespan RW1000

Phoenix Rowers

Phoenix 98900


Schwinn Windrigger (Discontinued)

Stamina Rowing Machines

Stamina Air Rower
Stamina ATS 1405 Air Rower
Stamina Body Trac Glider
Stamina X Air Rower
Stamina 1050 Rowing Machine
Stamina 1205 Precision Rower
Stamina 1215 Orbital Rower

Sunny Health & Fitness

Sunny Magnetic Rowing Machine
Sunny Hydraulic Rowing Machine

Tunturi Rowers

Tunturi R25 Competence
Tunturi R35 Competence

Velocity Fitness

Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower

WaterRower Reviews

WaterRower Classic
WaterRower Club
WaterRower Natural
WaterRower Oxbridge
WaterRower M1 LoRise
WaterRower M1 HiRise

Shopping for your first indoor rower can be an overwhelming task. Sorting through the information available from hundreds of sources is time consuming and you have to be careful not to fall for a manufacturer’'s advertising hype and biased "reviews" posted by online marketers. We hope you will find our rowing machine reviews helpful in finding the ideal model for your home gym.

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Best Rowers 2016

Best Rowing Machine

Concept2 Model D

The choice of rowers installed in health club facilities, a quality piece of equipment and a great investment for your home gym.

Best Water Rower

WaterRower Natural

The WaterRower Natural rowing machine is a stunning piece of fitness equipment and offers an amazing simulation of the feel of on-the-water rowing.

Best Budget Rower

Kettler Favorit

A solid budget model offering great value for the money, with continuous resistance and ergonomic design.

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