Sunny Health & Fitness Rowing Machine, SF-RW1205
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW1205 is a beginner level, compact and portable rowing machine with the 12 adjustable hydraulic resistance levels and a LED-baclit display panel. It has an average customer rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2017 users as one of the best selling rowing machines at Amazon.com.
It would be best suited to the newbies, women and seniors, but there is no reason anyone at any fitness level can not use this low cost rowing machine. If you have a limited amount of money and want to purchase a cheaper but a solid and functional one, then this is well worth considering. It will give you a decent workout every day, help you burn calories, lose weight and strengthen different muscles in your body, in the comfort of your home. It targets your back, triceps, biceps, legs, glutes and core section.
But if you are on the market for a high end rower with premium features and construction, then you need to pay hundreds more and this compact entry level will not satisfy your needs. Those higher models will have more resistance and are robust enough to handle higher strokes and a bit of abuse. With the 12 levels on the hydraulic resistance system on this budget model you can row smoothly and quietly and at different levels of challenge. It offers a great low impact workout that will be easier on your joints, knees or lower back than say a treadmill or a bike.
You can monitor your workout progress on the small digital display that shows the calories burned, time exercised, count, count total and scan that shows each indicator automatically. The cushioned seat, foam anti-slip grip handles and the pivoting adjustable foot pedals with straps come as part of its ergonomic design. It does not occupy much space and you can move it around from room to room easily with its portable design. It weighs 20.5 pounds, has a total user weight capacity of 220 pounds (100kg) and measures 54L x 20W x 23H inches.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW1205 would make a great beginner level rowing machine that is low-cost, compact, lightweight, portable, easy to assemble, quiet and smooth. It has a simple display and may be a little weak in terms of resistance levels for advanced rowers and short for taller users. It requires simple assembly and you can set it up in just 15 minutes or so even if you are not good at technical things. It comes with a warranty of 180 days for the parts and components and three years for the structural frame. Sunny Health and Fitness makes decent quality fitness equipment and are confident in their products. You can also expect a good customer service when you need it. Customers reported that they replaced the broken parts very quickly.