Water rowers provide a different method of resistance than a magnetic or air rowing machine. Water rowers generally have a stronger catch at the start of the stroke, but it’s light as you return to the starting position. The Fitness Reality 5000X is lightweight, and water can be added or removed easily by using the water pump and funnel, which are included.
This rower is compatible with the MyCloudFitness app, which can be connected with Bluetooth. When connected to the app, you will have access to several different programs and race settings that are suitable for trainees of all fitness levels. The larger seat, anti-slip handle, and smooth motion provided by the ball-bearings make this machine comfortable to use as well.
You will need to be in close proximity to a plug, as the rower is powered by corded electricity. The console, which can pivot, is battery-powered, and the batteries are included as well. That console will help you track your workouts by distance, time, calories burned, strokes, total strokes, strokes/min, drag force, split time, and watts.
This is a quiet machine, so you can watch TV or listen to your favorite music or podcast while you’re training. Since it stands up vertically, it won’t be too difficult to store it away so you can use that valuable home gym space for something else. Just make sure you drain the tank before storing it.
This machine will suit a variety of users, which means more than one person can use it comfortably. The adjustable heel holder will help keep your feet in place from start to finish.