Rated 4 out of 5 by commute2long Great for moderate workouts
I wanted an easy, no-excuses way to fit exercise into my already tight morning routine, and I needed it to be no-impact because of arthritis in my hip. This machine had good reviews and was offered at a fantastically low price. It was pretty easy to assemble out of the box (if I didn't jump ahead of the instructions, heh). It is virtually silent in operation and has solid, high-quality construction. The free-form setup of the handles allows you to vary your rowing motion. My only negative observation is that the hydraulics only work the "oars" so there is not much workout for the legs, but for the price and quality I can work around that. I have the machine in my tiny living room so I can watch TV while rowing, and it stows easily against the wall when I'm not using it. It's light enough that if company is coming I can take it upstairs to the bedroom. If you are looking for a heavy-duty, whole-body workout there are probably better (but more expensive) options, but for a moderate upper-body aerobic workout it's great.
December 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joan Working my abs
It was easy to put together. Having trouble with the resistance but that may be that I just need to break it in. Like the product overall and have been using it. Good product for a home gym
July 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob and Diana Great for building upper body strength
Bought this rower about 6 months ago and it does work good. However, we have had problems with the "elbow" portion of the handles. We first noticed plastic shavings on the floor and even though the company sent us new ones, we still get shavings and it won't be long before the plastic washer wears down completely.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NJS10 Just bought this
I have just begun using this machine but so far it is easy to use. A little difficult to put together for a 70 year old female but I got it done.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geoff Weyland Wow! Great Price, for High Quality Rower!
Purchase made, to build strength in upper body. Great Price, for Quality Product! Very Pleased....
September 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ernest0531 Ease of rowing
I bought this two months ago and I love how easy it is to use.
July 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by TedB Realistic Design Promotes Better Muscle Workout
The important feature of the two independent oar like handle bars provide increased areas to workout more muscles in arm and shoulder. I like how it doesn't bind knees because the oars can be pulled around them instead of only over them like other rowing machines. I kind of like how well the seat glides easy but design could be improved if a separate variable resistance could be added there so more leg muscles can get an increased intensity workout. After 30 minutes of use, my body can feel a satisfying workout in both upper and lower areas. It was too fun to think it was work. I can feel second winds and do it all while watching TV or listening to music without too much machine noise. You just hear the whisper "swish" pneumatics of the one lower resistant piston. Better foot grips needed because Velcro loosens too quickly. I added other cinch loops to bind foot into the pedal. Without feet attached, you lose the important leg muscle workout where you burn must of calories since they're the largest muscle group getting a repetition endurance workout.
December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Actor Better than Expected!
Some reviews I read before purchasing claimed noise in the operation. My glider was smooth. So far, I'm quite pleased.
July 5, 2016