The versatile German-made Kettler Coach E indoor rower is designed for standard rowing as well as using the backboard attachment for up to 16 additional total body exercises.
The Siemens high-resolution display is calibrated for maximum accuracy. It features feedback windows showing Time, Distance, Energy, Strokes, Pulse Rate, and Frequency. The scan function allows continuous readouts to show on the large center window.
The specs of the Kettler Coach E indoor rower are:
The Induktions Brake System™ on the Kettler Coach E indoor rower provides a larger range of variable and frictionless eddy-current electromagnetic resistance, ranging from 25 watts to 500 watts.
Other features include an ergonomic seat that glides with sealed ball bearings along a chrome plated steel rail, as well as pivoting footplates, a high carbon steel frame, and an AC power cord.
A Quick Attach™ backboard and front footplate (both included) help to provide 16 additional exercises such as standing triceps pulls and glideboard exercises such as overhead press downs and more.
The two heart rate control programs automatically adjust the tension on the flywheel to increase or decrease the resistance based on your heart rate.
The wireless chest strap (included) transmits the data to the computer, which also has a Cardio Wellness Grading indexed from 1 to 6 to help you track your improvement.
The Kettler Coach E indoor rower at $1,399 gets average reviews, which is a disappointment for such an expensive rower. Since commercial quality rowers typically cost between $900 and $1500, this rowing machine should hit it out of the park, but it doesn’t.
The flywheel is smooth and quiet but the console display is not backlit so it can be hard to read the stats in a poorly lit room. Also, users report that the rower can be a challenge to assemble the first time since the instructions are in German and not in English.
The Kettler Coach E is a good indoor rower, but it is way overpriced when compared to the industry’s number one commercial air rower, the Concept2, which costs just $999.
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