Pro Rower H2O Rx-750 Home Series Rowing Machine Reviews 2024
Why should I buy Pro Rower H2O Rx-750 Home Series Rowing Machine?
Before buying a rowing machine, it is important to differentiate between the different types. Depending on how often and what type of rowing is undertaken, different types of rowing machines will be more appropriate. There are four main types of rowing machines, hydraulic rowing machines, flywheel rowing machines(Air), magnetic resistance rowing machines and water rowing machines. Below is a list of the different types of rowing machines followed by a review of our featured product, the Pro Rower H2o Rx-750 Home Series Rowing Machine.
1. Flywheel Rowing Machine
This machine offers a similar experience to outdoor rowing. A flywheel with fans attached creates resistance as air goes over the flywheel in response to pressure exerted by the user. The resistance level goes up the harder the user pulls on the handle, which is attached to a chain which is itself attached to the flywheel. These machines provide a smooth, continuous stroke. The most popular rowing machine in the world, the Concept2, is a flywheel rowing machine. It can be seen in practically all gyms.
2. Hydraulic Piston Rowing Machines
These are the smallest and most economical type of rowing machine, as they are the cheapest. Fluid or air is compressed in pistons on both sides which generated resistance when pressure is applied via a stroke. The amount of pressure can be adjusted in most types. The downside is that this type of rowing machine does not accurately reflect a natural rowing motion, and the fluids can leak over time. An advantage to some of these type of rowing machines is that the pressure on each piston can be adjusted separately, meaning that it could be beneficial for those with balance issues on one side.
3. Water Rowing Machines
These are the latest type of rowing machines available and have yet to replace the flywheels as the machine of choice for rowing enthusiasts. They are the closest thing to a rowing boat that is available, as they are designed to perfectly emulate the stroke of an oar in the water. It has the added benefit of being completely silent(almost), unlike its counterpart the air/flywheel rower. They also have a wooden frame, which adds even more to the authenticity of the rower.
4. Magnetic Rowing Machines
Like water rowers, these machines are almost completely silent. They also provide a smooth rowing experience, using a magnetic resistance system. They are sometimes combined with flywheel rowing machines and have an adjustable level of resistance.
ProRower H2O RX-750 Review for 2024
The Prorower H2O RX-750 is a water rowing machine, meaning it comes from the highest class of rowing machines available, providing a smooth, silent rowing experience that is as close to rowing on an actual boat as you will find on any rowing machine. The rowing machine is well built and able to accommodate people that weight up to 350 pounds. It comes with a polycarbonate fiber tank as well as an internal paddle system which allows for strong and adjustable resistance. It is perfect for both beginner and advanced rowers. It features a lifetime warranty on the frame, three-year warranty on the tank and two years on all other mechanical components. The computer measures time, distance, calories and heart rate, all that is typically measured in rowing machines computers. The computer is easy to read and navigate. The footrests and saddle are comfortable and easy to adjust. The Prorower h2o rx-750 is relatively cheap in terms of high-quality rowing machines. It is probably one of the best-looking rowing machines available, with an ergonomic feel and great structural design.
ProRower H2O RX-750 Home Series Rowing Machine Conclusion
There are only a few downsides to this hydro rower. One is that it is quite big, with product dimensions at 22” High, 20” Wide, 78” Length, and weighs 65 pounds. However, it is foldable for easy storage and folds 20” by 20” so it can be easily stowed away. Other minor criticisms are that the straps start to come loose over long rowing sessions and the foot pedals are not designed to fit people with large feet, though the prorower h2o itself is designed for people over 300 pounds and any height. Also, the user manual is noted to have some shortcomings. It can be quite difficult to set up the machine given the instructions provided and there may be some loose parts, but it only needs to be set up once and will then work seamlessly for many years.
These are minor criticisms for a rowing machine that is well built, is good value for money and is the best type of rowing machine in the form of a water rower. It is also silent and smooth, all that can be asked in a high-quality rowing machine. It is cheaper than the ever-popular Concept 2 but could end up being better, aside from minor defects such as the straps and the instruction manual. Further Explore Stamina 1215 Orbital Rowing Machine Review.