The Sole SR500 Rower is a well-made, extremely sturdy, and efficient rower featuring some impressive specs. Sole consistently manufactures quality cardio machines, and the SR500 is no different. With a massive user weight capacity of 515 pounds and a long aluminum rail that accommodates users of varying heights, this machine is a good option for larger and smaller athletes alike. What’s more, the SR500 has a folding design with front transport wheels which makes it easy to move and store it when not in use.
Both air and magnetic resistance mechanisms work together to create a smooth, challenging, and quiet workout. The 11 pre-programmed workouts can keep you motivated and add variety to your rowing experience. Unique to the SR500 is a new wireless technology that includes resistance adjustments on the rower handlebar. Users can seamlessly change resistance from a range of 16 resistance levels without letting go of the handlebar.
The SR500 boasts a higher sitting position, which makes getting on and off the rower easier. This is a particularly good feature for those with limited mobility. The seat itself runs on the narrow side but it does come with ergonomically designed contours so is comfortable for most. Adjustable foot pedals are designed to fit multiple users.
The small backlit LCD monitor is a bit of a let down given the price point of this rower. But, it does have all the critical fitness metrics you would want to monitor a workout: 500M split, total time, strokes per minute, total strokes, calories, speed, distance, and pulse. In addition, the monitor houses the 11 pre-programmed workouts.