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Model

Sunny Hydraulic Rower Stamina Body Trac Glider Stamina 1205 Avari Easy Glide Rower Sunny Magnetic Rower Stamina 1215 Phoenix 98900 Stamina ATS Air Rower Stamina ATS 1405 Air Rower

Kettler Favorit
*BEST BUY*

Lifespan RW1000 Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower Kettler Kadett

Concept2 Model D
*BEST BUY*

First Degree Fitness Pacific First Degree Fitness Neptune Kettler
 Coach M
First Degree Fitness Viking Lifecore R100 WaterRower Natural
*BEST BUY*

Concept2 Model E
*BEST BUY*

WaterRower Oxbridge
(Cherry Wood)
Kettler
 Coach E
WaterRower Classic
(Black Walnut)
WaterRower M1 LoRise

Matrix Rower
*BEST BUY*

WaterRower  M1 HiRise First Degree Fitness
E-520
Model
Average
Price US$
$79 $112 $168 $199 $211 $249 $296 $299 $339 $399 $499 $499 $599 $945
$999 $999 $999 $1,099 $1,134 $1,160 $1,160 $1,360 $1,399 $1,560 $1,815 $1,895 $1,915 $2,695 Average
Price US$
Rating Rating
Folding
Frame
Yes Yes Arms fold down Stores upright Yes Arms fold down No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Separates easily into two parts for transport and storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Separates easily into two parts for transport and storage Yes Yes Yes Stands Upright for Storage No Stands Upright for Storage No Folding
Frame
Resistance 2 Hydraulic cylinders Gas shock resistance Gas shock resistance Adjustable shock resistance 10 Levels of Magnetic Resistance Gas shock resistance Dial Adjustment / magnetic resistance Wind resistance Wind resistance 12 levels of hydraulic resistance 5 levels of magnetic resistance DMC System Resistance 12 levels of hydraulic resistance Air resistance system Fluid Resistance Technology/
Variable water volume
Fluid Resistance Technology/
Variable water volume
Electromagnetic resistance  Variable Fluid Resistance 16 levels of Magnetic Resistance Water Flywheel Technology Air resistance system Water Flywheel Technology Electromagnetic resistance Water Flywheel Technology Water Flywheel Technology 10 Magnetic Resistance Levels Water Flywheel Technology 20 Levels Variable Fluid Resistance Resistance
Programs None None None None None None None None None None None 12 Programs Program for desired distance and stroke speed None None Manual and interval training programs 12 Programs; 2 HRC programs Manual programs, interval training 12 Preset Programs; 4 HRC workouts None None None 12 Programs; 2 HRC programs None Workout programs - including interval training Manual, Interval, Challenge Workout programs - including interval training Manual programs, interval training Programs
Display Electronic display monitor Small LCD console Multi-function monitor Multi-function monitor Electronic display monitor Multi-function monitor Four LCD windows Multi-function monitor Multi-function monitor LCD display Battery-powered LCD display LCD monitor LCD display PM3 or PM4 Performance Monitor Computer display Interactive Performance Monitor Siemens high-resolution display Interactive Performance Monitor Blue/green backlit LCD monitor Series 4 performance monitor PM5 Performance Monitor Series 4 performance monitor Siemens high-resolution display Series 4 performance monitor S4 Monitor with Quick Start buttons Large LCD Display S4 Monitor with Quick Start buttons Interactive Performance Monitor Display
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Heart Rate
Monitor
None None None None None None None None Infrared Ear Lobe clip for HR
Wireless HR Telemetry compatible
None None None None Garmin chest belt for heart rate monitoring (with PM4) None Heart Rate Chest Strap compatible Polar T34 Chest Strap included No
(optional kit $60)
Compatible with Polar HRM Optional heart rate chest strap and receiver Garmin chest belt for heart rate monitoring (with PM4) Optional heart rate chest strap and receiver Polar T34 Chest Strap included Optional heart rate chest strap and receiver optional WaterRower Heart Rate Chest Strap and Receiver Wireless heart rate enabled optional WaterRower Heart Rate Chest Strap and Receiver Heart rate receiver built in Heart Rate
Monitor
Machine
Weight
41 lbs 39 lbs 47 lbs 34 lbs 63 lbs 47 lbs 80 lbs 55 lbs 73 lbs 48 lbs Not Specified 75 lbs 66 lbs 57 lbs Not Specified 73 lbs 96 lbs 90 lbs 96 lbs 66.5 lbs dry / 104 lbs with water 65 lbs 66.5 lbs dry / 104 lbs with water 111 lbs 66.5 lbs dry / 104 lbs with water 111 lbs dry / 148 lbs with water 121 lbs 120 lbs dry / 157 lbs with water 174 lbs Machine
Weight
User
Weight
220 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 220 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 250 lbs 300 lbs 275 lbs 285 lbs 500 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 285 lbs 300 lbs 600 lbs 1000 lbs 500 lbs 1000 lbs 285 lbs 1000 lbs 1000 lbs 350 lbs 1000 lbs 500 lbs User
Weight
Extra
Perks
Pivoting foot plates
Folds and Stores upright
Velcro Straps on footpads Pivoting footpads 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
Foam padded, molded seat
Oversized, angled seat rail
Metal Rowing Chain
Folding Frame, Transport Wheels
Padded seat
Rotating handles
16.5 lbs Flywheel
Folding Frame Transport Wheels
Electronic Tension Control
Folding frame for easy storage Transport wheels
Moving foot plates
Folding oars
 Owners manual
Chain Oil, USB Connection Cable
Log Card
Contoured comfort seat
Adjustment dial for resistance
Bungee recoil cord
Adjustable Footboard
Pivoting Footboards
Transport wheels
Quick Attach- -backboard
Tilt Upright Frame Transport Wheels
Variable Water Volume
Contoured comfort seat
Beech Wood Frame
Adjustable Footboards
Angled foot rests with pivoting heel supports 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
Seat at Normal Chair Height
Dual slide rails to absorb sound
Transport wheels; folds to store vertically
Quick Attach backboard
Tilt Upright Frame Transport Wheels
Seat at Normal Chair Height
Dual slide rails to absorb sound
Transport wheels; folds to store vertically
Seat Height at 12"
Fabricated Tubular Steel Frame

 Extra long handlebar
Adjustable console

Ergo comfort seat

Transport wheels

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 5 years frame, 90 days parts 1-year frame, 90-days parts 3 years frame, 90 days parts 3 years frame, 90 days parts Lifetime frame, 3 years parts 5 years frame, 2 years parts, 1 year labor 1-year frame and motor,
 90 days parts
Lifetime frame, 3 years parts 5 years frame, 2 year moving parts & monitor 5 years frame, 2 years tank & seals, 1-year parts 5 years frame,
 2 years tank, seals, and mechanical parts, 1-year wear parts
Lifetime frame, 3 years parts 5 years frame, 3 years non-wearing mechanical parts, 2 years wear parts Lifetime on frame,
5 years parts, 1 year labor
5 years frame, 3 years components 5 years frame, 2 years electronics & moving parts 5 years frame, 3 years components Lifetime frame, 5 years Parts & Electronics, 2 years in-home Labor 5 years frame, 3 years components 5 years frame, 3 years parts 3 years parts, 3 years labor 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 Easy Glide Rower Sunny Magnetic Rower Stamina 1215 Phoenix 98900 Stamina Air Rower Stamina ATS Air Rower Kettler Favorit
*BEST BUY*
Lifespan RW1000 Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower Kettler Kadett Concept2 Model D
*BEST BUY*
First Degree Fitness Pacific First Degree Fitness Neptune Kettler
 Coach M
First Degree Fitness Viking Lifecore R100 WaterRower Natural
*BEST BUY*
Concept2 Model E
*BEST BUY*
WaterRower Oxbridge Kettler
 Coach E
WaterRower Classic WaterRower M1 LoRise Matrix Rower
*BEST BUY*
WaterRower  M1 HiRise First Degree Fitness
E-520
Model

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