RW1000 Indoor Rower

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Great product! Review by Devin
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Quality product! Easy to put together and easy to use. It is a great starter machine. I have used expensive rowers in private gyms and for the money this one definitely does what it is supposed to do.
A little disappointed, but it gets the job done. Review by Karen Ellett
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I have to admit that I was somewhat let-down by this rower. I spent a lot of time looking and comparing reviews, because I knew that I couldn't spend the big money for a Concept 2, so I wanted to find the best I could within my price range. I finally settled on the LifeSpan.

Pros:
Putting this thing together is a piece of cake. It literally took me 15-30 minutes. The main piece, the big gray box that houses all the pulleys and such, is already assembled for you. All I had to do was attach the seat, bars, etc. (The instructions were a little confusing when it came to the seat; I actually thought they hadn't sent the bolts for it and was very upset. Turns out the instructions were just a little poorly done for that particular piece, so if you get the same thing, don't worry!)

There are several different tension settings, so you can choose what works best for you.

And possibly my favorite thing - the seat and long bar fold up easily so storing it, or just reducing it's footprint, is really easy.

Cons:
The computer part is supposed to show you strokes/min, a timer, estimated calories, etc. You put in the included battery and pop the unit into place. Mine has never worked. Oh, when I start rowing, numbers show up. But only on the timer - everything else stays blank - and the timer seems to work randomly. It will say 2:17 for a very long time, then decide to work for about four seconds, then stop again, etc. I have to use a watch in order to actually time my workout. Obviously it doesn't affect the workout, but it is disappointing.

If I get into a good rhythm and start pulling with any force (and it's just a fabric strap you're pulling) I find that the front actually lifts off the ground. I only weigh 135lbs, so I definitely didn't expect to pull the unit right off the ground! I actually had to find some heavy weights and put them on the front feet in order to keep that from happening.

After about 7 or 8 workouts, I started to notice a bit of noise when I was using it. After I pull, and I start to move forward, there's something like a squeak or a squeal. I assume it's from the pulleys inside the machine, and it's very distracting. I don't expect a silent machine, especially in this price range, but I like to try to watch tv while I'm rowing and the constant squeal/squeak gets extremely frustrating.

All in all, you get what you pay for. You're going to get a decent workout, it gets heart rate up, and it's much better for cardio than an elliptical or treadmill. (In my opinion.) But you're not going to get quite the same quality of experience you would if you shelled out the extra money for a higher end model like the Concept 2.
I'm Stronger Review by ShopCrazy
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It was OK, meaning when I used it, I did not feel like I was getting a great workout. It could use some more resistance.
For the money it's just what I needed! Review by inthebite
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I've looked for a long time for a exercise machine of some sort that I can sit on (no butt crack bike seats) and get's my heart rate up without over working my back and left knee. This works for me. It's not full of features (to change resistance settings you have to momentarily stop to turn a knob) but it's well built and easy to move around.
I've used it every day for about three weeks and I see one issue that will take some attention to deal with and avoid maybe a serious injury. Over time the rail that the seat slides back and forth on can build up a residue. This residue from dirt, grease, sweat and oils can cause enough resistance to slow, if not stop the seat from freely sliding on the rail. It happened to me today when I pulled and extended my legs and the seat didn't move with me. I ended up on my butt off the side of the rail in a uncomfortable position (at the least) and I could see where you could bruise a tailbone or wrench your back. I fixed it by taking some brake cleaner (any good cleaner would probably work) and spraying it on a cloth then on the rail. Everything worked great after that. I'll make it a routine to do this minor maintenance every once in awhile and probably unbolt the seat and thoroughly clean the wheels once a month too. I'd recommend this rowing machine to anyone looking for a inexpensive way to stay in shape year round.
Excellent Rower Review by S. Flatow
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This is a great rower, I can get an excellent workout in much shorter time than say an elliptical machine or bicycle. It works both upper and lower body. The machine is big enough for a 200 lb man (or woman) and a 120 lb woman (or man) can use it easily as well. The adjustments are easy and the operation is smooth. I'm real happy with this machine. Quiet, too.
Rowing machine Review by Reno Granny
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This machine is very quiet which is what I like most about it. I can use it while watching TV and not hear anything from it. It is a little lifeless feeling compared to air rowing machines tho. That is something I can put up with for the quietness. The machine is quit and smooth rowing.
Great rower! Review by Rober
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thanks for this great product,
i love it!
I've been rowing for almost 5 years and this is the best rowing machine i've ever tried.
extremely smooth, and quiet at the same time.
thanks
The best rowing machine I've ever bought. Review by Marie
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Let me first say that it's not my first rower, I've been using rowing machines of all kinds (air,piston,water...) both at my local gym and at home. Now, I finally decided to buy a new rower and got a RW100 online. Got it in a couple of days, and set it up in half an hours.
I had my first session the same day, and let me tell you, it was GREAT!
First of all, unlike many other rowing machines, this one is extremely quiet.
I was watching TV while rowing and absolutely no problems.
I rowed for almost 1 hour and It's was an absolutely calories blasting Cardio Workout. I loved it!
The main point I want to make is that this rowing machine is definitely worth the money, trust me, there are many other pricey rowers out there but they're not as good as the RW100.
Anyway, as soon as the workout ended I easily stored upwards and placed it in my room. So you don't have to worry if you don't have much space at Home.
Just a bottom line, I was using a concept2 rower but this one is way better, at least for me! it's extremely smooth, and it's way cheaper! which is not something to underestimate.
So, I've been using this for about 3 months and I definitely recommend you to get it.
There's a website that helped me choose the right rower, check it out here: <a href="http://www.rowingmachinereviewshq.org/">rowing machine reviews</a>
Best Rowing Machine for the money. Review by Remy
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I'm completely satisfied with my purchase!
To be honest, the LifeSpan RW1000 is definitely the best rower I've ever used in my life. Although I've used many different rowing machines during the last few years, this rower is the most flexible one and it guarantees to notch performances at any time!

I reccoment you to buy this rower if you're serious about getting fit and, at the same time, have fun. actually, It's not all about getting fit, I enjoy rowing on the water, and so I enjoy rowing with my LifeSpan RW1000 too!
Anyway, I've got to thank this guy @ http://www.rowingmachinereviewshq.org/ for his precious help.
Great at home machine Review by F. S Hartill
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I have used a few types of rowing machines before and have always been a fan of the upper body and cardio workout. This machine is pretty good quality for the cost. When I purchased it I was worried about the lack of momentum mentioned by one of the other reviews, but honestly I don't know how I used a machine that did build momentum before. I love it, and I can't seem to get a good workout on the other machines now.

Me and my husband assembled it in about 10 minutes, but I could have easily done it by myself. It came in 2 pretty large packages and all but one piece was entacted (a small cover for the back end of the rail was broken, it was only aesthetic)

The folding mechanism is super simple and is easy enough to do after every workout if you don't have a lot of extra space. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because the electronic counter doesn't like to turn off when the machine is not in use which runs the battery dead. Also the foot straps are a little cheap, but could be replaced.

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an at home row machine that is pretty well made and a reasonable price.

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