ProForm 440R Rower

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  • Budget-friendly rower best suited for the casual rower
  • Functions dually as a rower for cardio and strength system when using the low row pulley system
  • Features oversized pivoting pedals with an adjustable nylon foot strap, 8 levels of magnetic resistance, large LCD monitor, and a one month free membership to iFit
  • Compact and lightweight with transport wheels and a folding frame design
  • Maximum user weight is 250 pounds which is less than seen on most rowers
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In-Depth Review

Proform 440R Rowing Machine Review: A Compact Machine for Beginners

Proform 440R Rowing Machine Review: A Compact Machine for Beginners

In this Proform 440R rowing machine review, we look at the features and specifications of this budget-friendly rower. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
  • Portable
  • Can be used for cardio or strength training
  • Folding frame
  • Oversized pedals are comfortable
What needs improvement ...
  • No padding on handles
  • Highest level of resistance is not enough for some
  • Several reports of the rowing cord/rope fraying and snapping
  • No pre-programmed workouts
  • User weight capacity is less than found on typical rowers
  • Shorter rail length

Product Summary

The ProForm 440R Rower is an economical rower featuring oversized pivoting pedals with an adjustable nylon foot strap, 8 levels of magnetic resistance, transport wheels, and a folding frame design. A large LCD monitor displays strokes per minute, total strokes, distance, time, and calories throughout the workout. Equipped with a low pulley station, the 440R functions not only as a rower but also as a strength training tool. This lightweight cardio machine folds and with its front transport wheels, it is easy to move and store when not in use. 

Its compact nature, however, is limiting. The shorter rail length makes it difficult for taller individuals to use it comfortably and with proper form. Although the price is on the lower end, the unpadded handrail is still disappointing and particularly uncomfortable for many users. There have also been reviews of the rowing cord/rope fraying and breaking after only moderate use. And, if you are looking for pre-programmed workouts for some external motivation, you will not find that in the 440R but you do receive a one month free membership to iFit. 

Still, the build quality is on par with other models at this price point. The footrests are large enough for most users which contributes to a comfortable rowing position for most. While the seat does fall on the smaller side, it is well padded.  



76.6”L x 20.5”W x 38.3”H


Large LCD monitor


Aluminum, folding design

User weight capacity

250 lbs

Product weight shipped

75 pounds




Inertia-enhanced flywheel


8 levels


Oversized pivoting pedals, transport wheels, 30-day iFit membership for free


5-year frame, 90-day parts and labor

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