DKN H2Oar Rowing Machine View

DKN H2Oar Rowing Machine

The DKN H2Oar rowing machine is designed to provide a low-impact, full-body workout and has a 5.1L water tank to mimic the natural dynamics of a boat moving through water. It ensures a realistic on-water rowing sensation and features user-controlled water resistance to let you vary the intensity of each training session depending on how fast you paddle. This sleek and sturdy machine features actual paddles in its water flywheel to simulate real paddling motion and has a user-friendly LCD screen to help you keep track of your progress and achievements. Plus, there is a 145cm (57”) double steel seating rail delivering smooth movement and added stability. The H2Oar offers solid build quality for safe and effective cardiovascular workouts and has a durable, ergonomically designed race seat and oversized, non-slip footplates to keep you comfortable and focused on the goal. Emitting only the relaxing sound of moving water, this versatile rower is virtually silent when in use. To help you maximize results listening to energizing tunes and watching your favourite movies, there is an integrated tablet holder, and the H2Oar can stand vertically for space-efficient storage.

Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine View

Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine

Row in comfort and enjoy the smoothness provided by the 7kg (15.4lbs) flywheel, the commercial-quality rollers and the 4-roller system. This combination means you will be rowing fluidly with alterable intensity thanks to the 10 levels of magnetic resistance which are controlled manually. The ergonomic seat is comfortable, the foot pedals are large and the machine is foldable so you can store it space-efficiently. The LCD display provides you with your time, distance, calories, stroke count and strokes per minute data.

DKN Riviera Rowing Machine View

DKN Riviera Rowing Machine

Get the most realistic on-the-water rowing experience in the comfort of your home using the DKN Riviera rowing machine designed to mimic the natural dynamics of a boat moving in a large body of water. This sleek and robust machine is fitted with a large water tank offering a capacity of 17 litres and has adjustable water resistance that naturally rises and falls as you paddle. Paddling faster increases the drag ensuring more resistance and to decrease the intensity, simply paddle slower. The rower not only improves cardiovascular strength, heart and lung function, but also helps to tone and strengthen every major muscle group in your body. To simulate real paddling motion, there are actual paddles located in the water tank and the machine features a clear LCD display to let you keep track of the key workout data. For a comfortable workout position, there are large footplates with adjustable straps and an ergonomic seat, and the Riviera is a great space-saver that can be stored upright after your daily training session.

ProForm 750R Rowing Machine View

ProForm 750R Rowing Machine

Target every muscle in your body and enjoy seamless, realistic rowing action using the ProForm 750R rowing machine. With an Inertia-Enhanced flywheel, the 750R ensures smooth performance and promotes a fluid, quiet motion, whilst 24 levels of computer-controlled Silent Magnetic Resistance let you find the right difficulty for each rowing session. The user-friendly 5" high contrast multi-colour LCD display lets you keep track of your progress and can be adjusted to deliver an optimum viewing angle. The machine offers 21 challenging programmes including a manual one, as well as 20 pre-set programmes (7 calorie, 6 time and 7 interval workouts). It is compatible with iFit Coach BLE technology (12-month subscription included) to provide exciting interactive personal training and access to ever-growing fitness library of workouts filmed in breath-taking locations. To maximize comfort when rowing, the 750R features a Soft Touch handle, oversized, pivoting pedals with adjustable straps and an ergonomic, moulded seat. Plus, its SpaceSaver® design makes the machine very well suited to users with limited space at home.

NordicTrack RW600 Rowing Machine View

NordicTrack RW600 Rowing Machine

Featuring solid build quality and an inertia-enhanced flywheel, the NordicTrack RW600 rowing machine ensures smooth performance and promotes a fluid, quiet motion to let you enjoy a low-impact, high-calorie burn workout. A natural rowing feel is provided by 10 levels of manual air resistance, whilst 26 digital levels of SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance deliver a higher level of resistance than that available on air-only rowers. Live workout feedback is displayed on a 10’’ full colour capacitive touch display, and the RW600 is compatible with iFit® Coach technology (1-year Family membership included) to let you row all over the world and stream high-energy rowing classes with elite personal trainers. With a robust construction, an oversized steel seat rail and an adjustable console angle, the machine is very well suited for taller users and has SpaceSaver® design enabling you to vertically fold the rower for easy storage.


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Rowing Machines

Rowing machines (AKA ergometers) have come a long way since the early models that appeared in the mid 1800’s. Nowadays rowers are popular and highly effective fitness tools that have plenty of benefits. If you’re considering buying a rowing machine then read on to find out more about what a rower can do for you and what to consider before you buy.


Why should I buy a rowing machine?


If you’re serious about exercising and training they’re actually a great investment because of the huge variety of muscle and range of movement their use involves. When you row effectively you generate power through your legs, transfer it through the torso and on to your arms.

Rowing will help you lose weight, burning calories efficiently, and build up the strength and toning in both your lower and upper body muscles as well as your core. Plus it’s a cardiovascular activity so it will get your heart pumping and test and improve your endurance.

What’s more, rowing machines are low impact, meaning there is minimal stress on your joints as you engage your whole body. It is worth, however, brushing up on your rowing technique as having the correct technique will ensure you don’t put strain on your knees and back.


So how do I go about choosing my new rowing machine?


The main thing to think about is the type of resistance you want, with resistance being probably the the biggest deciding factor when it comes to selecting an indoor rower. Here’s what you’ve got to choose from:

Air resistance – resistance is created by a finned flywheel which sucks in air as you row. As you increase your speed the flywheel spins faster and you increase the resistance. Air rowers are very popular and the rowing motion tends to feel pretty good, especially on air-magnetic rowers which give you the best of both types.

Magnetic resistance – magnets around the flywheel make the resistance which you can adjust usually via up/down controls on the machine’s console. This is a big advantage as it means you can perform computer-controlled and heart-rate controlled workouts which aren’t possible on other types of rower. Another big plus is that they operate almost silently, there’s no moving air or water, so you won’t disturb other members of the household during morning rowing sessions!

Water resistance – uses a paddle inside a tank filled with water to provide resistance. Like with the air rower, intensity is increased simply by rowing faster, or also by adjusting the water level. With the resistance coming from water, they are fairly quiet and you get a pretty authentic rowing experience with the feel and sound.

Hydraulic resistance – these rowers have air or fluid filled cylinders which you pull against, with resistance typically adjusted using a lever. You compromise on rowing replication a little but save on cost as they are usually the least expensive type of rower.


So how much do rowing machines cost?


Rowers are one of the most cost-effective fitness machines: you can pick up a hydraulic rowing machine for under £100! Magnetic and air rowers are normally found in the £200 to £700 range with water rowers usually costing more than this.

Spending more doesn’t necessarily guarantee a better machine, but generally speaking you’ll find increases in flywheel weight, resistance levels, workout programs and so on as the price goes up.

It’s worth thinking about what you want from your rower, how often you’ll use it, how hard you want to train and what features you’d like it to have as this will give you a good idea of what you should expect to spend.


Can I store my new rower when I’m not using it?


Yes absolutely! Lots of rowing machines nowadays are foldable, with a folding mechanism that lifts the rail up into the vertical position. If you’ve got plenty of room at home then this isn’t a concern, but it is a useful feature as rowers can be quite long. Once you’ve folded the rail up, the amount of floor space taken is drastically reduced, making folding rowing machines very space efficient. Also, by nature most rowers are pretty light so if you did need to move it you could.


How will my new rowing machine be delivered?

And why should I buy from Sweatband.com?


We’ve got years of experience selling and delivering rowing and other fitness machines to customers. You’ll find full delivery details in the delivery section on each product’s page, but depending on the rower’s weight we’ll use a number of services including specialist 2-man teams to get your new rower to you fast, efficiently and free of charge (UK mainland and lower Scotland) at a date that’s convenient for you.

And in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong, we have a full customer service and after sales department on hand to help you out, not leaving you to deal with couriers or manufacturers like many other retailers do.

We offer really competitive prices and only sell quality machines that we think our customers will love.

If you do have any questions when browsing for your new home rowing machine then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and one of our expert advisors will gladly help and advise you.

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