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.