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DKN R-500 Rowing Machine

Our price £699.00
Availability: This product is temporarily unavailable, but should be available for order around 31/12/2021

Manufactured by DKN, one of the worlds most trusted home fitness equipment brands, the DKN R-500 rowing machine has been designed with heavy-duty use in mind. Employing a dual air/magnetic resistance system the R-500 combines these different resistance systems to deliver the best of both. The air resistance element ensures a natural rowing feel; the harder you pull, the more resistance it delivers (just like on water) while the magnetic element means the R-500 can deliver a higher level of resistance than that available on air-only rowers with the additional benefit of preset programmes that change the resistance automatically during your workout.


The R-500 features a heavy 12kg (26.4lbs) flywheel which produces a nice, smooth rowing action and a feel of genuine quality. Unlike most rowers the seat is set at a high 19.5" (49.5 cm) off the ground. It makes mounting and dismounting the R-500 an absolute breeze and is particularly suitable for those who have mobility considerations, or those who simply prefer to be sitting at a normal seat height rather than low to the ground.


Mounted on high-quality sealed bearings, the ergonomic, contoured seat slides effortlessly along the aluminium rail which is anodised to ensure the surface is extra-hard wearing and will keep its sleek looks for years to come. Adjustable, strapped footplates guarantee a snug fit so that your feet are held steadfastly in position allowing full-blooded strokes to be performed safely and securely.


The dual-axis adjustable console ensures that the 5.5" (14cm) high-contrast, back-lit LCD display is always at eye level directly facing you so that tracking your workout data (time, pace, distance, calorie burn, stroke count, stroke per min, pulse) is easy and comfortable all the way through the stroke cycle.


The 12 preset programmes are adjustable so you'll always remain challenged as your fitness levels increase while still being able to stick to your favourite workout. In addition, the R-500 also features manual, target heart rate (wireless chest belt required - sold separately), 2 user defined programmes and a programmable vs computer race mode providing multiple training options.


The quick-release folding mechanism allows you effortlessly fold up the R-500 for storage and the 4 transport wheels mean moving the rower is simple, stable, safe and easy. The DKN R-500 rowing machine is suitable for everyone from beginners to seasoned fitness fanatics and has been designed and built to last the course in the toughest of home environments.

Our price £699.00
Availability: This product is temporarily unavailable, but should be available for order around 31/12/2021

Key features

  • Flywheel: 12kg (26.4lbs)
  • Resistance: 16 levels of air-magnetic resistance
  • Anodized aluminium rail structure
  • Console: Top-down LCD display, easily adjustable for optimal reading
  • Console Feedback: Time, time / 500m, calorie consumption, number of rowing movements, heart rate and Watts
  • Programmes: 12 pre-programmed workouts, Race, Cardio and User Defined
  • Heart Rate Measurement: Built-in wireless receiver (chest strap transmitter optional)
  • Foldable: Yes
  • Foot Rest: Large adjustable foot plates
  • Seat: Ergonomic 49.5cm (19.5") seat
  • 4 Transport wheels for easy movement
  • Dimensions (in use): Length= 246cm (96.8”), Width=45cm (17.7”), Height=108cm (42.5”)
  • Dimensions (folded): Length=136cm (53.5”), Width=45cm (17.7”), Height=158cm (62.2”)
  • Max. User Weight: 150kg (330.7 lbs)
  • Product Weight: 37.5kg (82.7lbs)
  • Power Supply: Mains
  • Warranty: 2 years


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Can you somehow adjust the position of the console?

Yes, the angle and tilt adjustable back-lit LCD display is always at eye level directly facing you to provide optimal reading.

How high off the ground is the seat?

The contoured, ergonomic seat is 49.5cm (19.5") high to encourage a better posture and positioning during workouts and make the rower perfect for users of all ages and particularly suitable for those with limited mobility. The seat is higher off the floor than in most rowers to ensure getting on and off the machine is easy and comfortable.

How noisy is this rower?

All air rowing machines will make a certain level of noise when in use. However, as the R-500 offers magnetic resistance on top of the air resistance, it is quieter than pure air rowing machines.

Hi does this machine require mains electricity? Thanks

Yes, the R-500 is mains powered.

what size and weight is the package?

The machine has the following boxed dimensions: Length=146cm (57.5”), Width=78cm (30.7”), Height=31cm (12.2”) and a boxed weight of 46.3kg (102lbs).

I weigh 109kg. Is this rower suitable for me?

Yes, absolutely. The maximum user weight is 150kg (330.7 lbs).

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DKN R-500 Rowing Machine Reviews

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I’ve had this for 4 months now and this is every bit as good as the machines I’ve used in the gym. The build quality is excellent. Very happy. Good work DKN!

I didn’t want another cheap rower (had too many of those already) but being a thrifty sort of person, I didn’t want to pay top dollar for a certain brand that everyone recommends either, and so I took a chance on this as it seemed to fit the bill and the reviews from people who had purchased it were good. I have not been disappointed! While it’s not particularly quiet due to the fan, it’s certainly not unbearably noisy either. It’s quiet enough not to disturb anyone in the adjoining rooms and that’s good enough for me. The computer isn’t flash but it does give me the basic info I need for training - rate, distance, time, etc and it seems very well built. Unless I throw it out of a 1st floor window I think it’s going to easily last long enough to justify the cost. The thing that I’m happiest about though is that it’s great to use. Far superior to the cheapo models I’ve had before in every way. Is it worth spending more on the “industry standard”? Maybe, but I’m happy and wouldn’t part with any more money for a rowing machine than this. For me, it’s everything I need and it’s built well and I’d happily recommend it.

I'm 6'4" and was a bit worried about rail length but it's perfect. Works all parts of the body. Well worth the investment.

Highly recommended. Wasn’t so sure about the dual resistance system but have to say it’s a really pleasant surprise as both feel and intensity are great. Robust and solid as you’d expect.

I'm 58 and simply do not like sitting low to the ground while exercising. With a seat higher off the ground, the machine is comfortable to use and ensures really easy access. Lost 4 pounds already and starting to feel happier and more confident. Thanks!

solid build quality & smooth rowing action. So far so good

Bought this to replace my ageing Concept 2. To be honest, I actually prefer the rowing motion on this and the design is a lot easier on the eye plus when you fold it you don't have to take it apart like the Concept. Would recommend this to anyone who's serious about rowing and likes working out at home.

Very, very solid rower. The best I've owned, and I've owned a few over the years. Highly recommended.

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