The Kettler Verso R-400 Indoor Rower offers both air and magnetic resistance and an attractive backlit LCD computer display including heart rate control technology.
The easy-to-read backlit display shows readouts for Time, Distance, Energy, Strokes, Pulse Rate, and Frequency. The console operates on plug-in AC power.
The specs of the Kettler Verso R-400 are:
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The Kettler Verso R-400 Indoor rower uses both air and magnetic brake resistance to provide up to 16 levels of variable resistance that can be changed at the console with a push of a button.
The glide track is made of aluminum alloy, and the sturdy carbon steel frame has a lifetime warranty. The padded seat has sealed ball bearings to eliminate the need for lubrication and it rolls on quality rollers for quiet, smooth performance.
The computer offers 12 pre-set workout programs including Heart Rate Control that is used with the wireless HR chest strap (included), as well as a Race program with graphic dot matrix profile that simulates a virtual competitor to race against to keep your workout challenging.
According to user reviews, the Verso R-400 offers a smooth rowing experience and a number of a quality features. Unlike the other Kettler rowers, the Verso has a well-designed blue (not grey) backlit display that is simply laid out and easy to read.
With a maximum user weight of 285 pounds, this 90-lb machine with air and magnetic resistance is the best value in the line. (Ironically, it is the only rower the company imports from Taiwan; the others are made in Germany.)
The Kettler Verso R-400 Indoor Rower at $699 is a much better deal than the more expensive Kettler models.
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