Echelon Smart Rower, Row S with 22″ Rotating HD
Echelon Smart Rower is a high end cardio fitness equipment with the magnetic resistance and a 22-inch rotating HD display. It is offered in two formats of Row S and regular Smart Rower with roughly 540 dollars of price difference at the moment. Please check the Amazon.com product page for the current prices. It first became available on July 30, 2020 and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 53 customers on the day of this post release.
The black Row S is made of alloy steel with the solid plastic parts, weighs 123 pounds and measures 84.65L x 20.47W x 43.7H inches. The footprint is 2.5 x 4 feet as folded and it has a total maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds on its solid frame. You can get a total body workout that involves different muscles of your body and challenging you properly. It has a conveniently foldable design and you can relocate it wherever you want easily. It has a rotating console for holding your smartphone or tablet. By rotating we mean that it swivels 90 degrees and flips 180 degrees for your off rowing exercises.
The seat glides smoothly and easily and the handlebars have an ergonomic design with the resistance controls to adjust to 32 silent magnetic resistance levels. It comes with the competition seat with the 6-inch lever-style adjustment. When you have a membership you have access to a variety of live and on-demand classes for strength, speed, fusion and endurance. You can row in the interesting waterways around the world with the on-demand scenic rides. The FitPass programs include strength, yoga, boxing, pilates and more. You need to connect to the Echelon app and have a subscription and it may kind of work with the other apps but not efficiently.
You will listen to the best music in the fitness industry as the company partners with the best record labels to help you get into the workout, get energized and motivated and have fun. The genres include metal, R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, EDM, Folk, Funk and Dance. The 22″ display has the crystal clear resolution which you can get lost in during your rowing workout. It comes with the wireless enhancing antennas for proper connectivity each time you work out, has the Bluetooth technology and double audio jacks. The device holder can have a smartphone and a tablet- it expands. It offers you a nice low impact workout that is also challenging and fun.
Echelon Rower is a very good quality product that is sturdy and durable, has a premium look and feel and that works quietly and efficiently. But for viewing any of your stats or resistance you will need an app. Without a tablet or smartphone there is no way of knowing your resistance level. It just beeps as you go up and down but it always starts at level 1 and you can simply count the beeps. But you can still view your resistance level, stroke rate, time and pace with just the app without a subscription.
The company stands behind their products and offer you hundred percent money back guarantee within the first 30 days of your purchase if you’re not happy with the product for whatever reason. Satisfaction is guaranteed and the customer service is reported to be quite good. The Smart Rower is offered with a 12 months of limited warranty for labor and parts to help you with any issues you may have. Please note that the membership is not included with your purchase and it costs $39.99 per month, $399.99 per year and $599.99 for two years. We are more than happy to recommend it to the serious rowers at different fitness levels. You won’t be disappointed if you’re on the market for a well-built, quiet rower that works well and that is not too expensive.