Rowing Machine Ratings - Find the Perfect Indoor Rower

Our in-depth, unbiased rowing machine 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.

Still Not Sure Which Machine You Want?

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

Concept 2 Reviews

Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower
Concept2 Model E Indoor Rower
Concept 2 Dynamic Rower

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WaterRower Reviews

WaterRower A1
WaterRower Classic
WaterRower Club
WaterRower Natural
WaterRower Xeno Muller
WaterRower Oxbridge
WaterRower M1 LoRise
WaterRower M1 HiRise
WaterRower GX

Bodycraft Logo

BodyCraft Rowing Machines

BodyCraft VR200
BodyCraft VR400
BodyCraft VR500

First Degree Fitness Logo

First Degree Fitness

Evolution E316
Evolution E-520 Rower
St. John
Apollo Series Rowers
Aqua Rower
Neptune Fluid Rower
Newport Water Rower
Pacific Fluid Rower
Titan Rower
Trident Rower
Viking Fluid Rower
Vortex Series

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Kettler Rowing Machines

Kettler Favorit
Kettler Axos
Kettler Kadett
Kettler Stroker Rower
Kettler Coach M
Kettler Coach E
Kettler Coach S

Life Fitness Logo

Life Fitness

LifeFitness Row HX
Life Fitness Row GX

NordicTrack Logo

NordicTrack Reviews

NordicTrack RW200
NordicTrack RW500
NordicTrack RW600
NordicTrack RW700
NordicTrack RW900

Sole Logo

Sole Reviews

Sole SR500
Sole SR400

ProForm Logo

ProForm Reviews

ProForm 440R
ProForm 750R
ProForm Pro R10

H2O Fitness Logo

H2O Fitness

ProRower RX-750
ProRower RX-950

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
Stamina Deluxe Conversion II
Stamina Wave Water Rower


Rower Brand/Company

Model Name/Number

Avari Rowers

Avari Easy Glide Rower
Avari Free Motion Rower
Avari Programmable Magnetic

Cybex Hydro Rower

Diamondback 910R

Hydrow Rower

Lifecore Fitness Reviews

Lifecore R88
LifeCore R90
Lifecore R100

LifeSpan Logo


Lifespan RW1000

Matrix Logo

Matrix Rower

Spirit Logo

Spirit XRW600 Rower

Sunny Health & Fitness Logo

Sunny Health & Fitness

Sunny Magnetic Rowing Machine
Sunny Hydraulic Rowing Machine

Tunturi Logo

Tunturi Rowers

Tunturi Platinum Pro Air
Tunturi Competence R20
Tunturi Performance R50
Tunturi 8.1

Velocity Fitness Logo

Velocity Fitness

Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower

Xterra Fitness Rower

Xterra Fitness

Xterra Rowing Machines

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 Rowing Machines 2020 - All Rowers Badge

Our Expert's Best Rowers For 2021

Best Rowing Machine

Concept2 Model D


The top choice of professional rowers and health clubs, a quality piece of equipment and a great investment for your home gym.

Best Water Rower



The XTERRA ERG 650W 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 - ProForm 440

ProForm 440R


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


Best Rower Under $300

Best Rower Under $500

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