The KEVCHE rowing machine offers a solid construction with high-end features such as a heart rate monitoring system and digital display. At $600, it's the most expensive model we tested, but it supports higher weights than some of the other rowers we tested.
The Glider 1050 is a space-saving machine that doesn't require much space - perfect for an apartment. Assembly of the machine isn't difficult, and it only weighs 82 pounds, making it easy to move.
Sunny Health & Fitness Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine w/ Digital Monitor, Multi-Exercise Step Plates, 275 LB Max Weight and Foldable
This Sunny Health & Fitness rower is the best at targeting the upper back muscles, and the least expensive rower we tested. It's also the only rower with a backrest.
The merax rowing machine is affordable enough for a beginner, which makes it a worthwhile budget pick, but it's by no means a cheap piece of equipment. The rowing machine's handlebars made our testers' hands feel achy at the end of a workout, but it's not excessively harsh.
ECHANFIT Magnetic Rower Rowing Machine for Home Use Foldable w/16 Level of Quiet Magnetic Resistance with LCD Monitor and Adjustable Console Angle for Cardio Training (CR49)
This little rower is quiet, stable, and responsive -- especially for the price. It is also the only rower we reviewed that has a folding console.
Ativafit Magnetic Rower Rowing Machine 8 Level Adjustable Resistance Exercise for Whole Body with LCD Monitor for Home Use Folding Magnetic Rower
Ativafit rowing machine ranks the winner for its sleek design & sturdy build, build quality, comfortable rowing stroke, full range of resistance, LCD monitor, strong warranty, thick, sturdy foot mat & smooth, quiet magnetic resistance.
The Yovital foldable rowing machine features a no-touch magnetic resistance system; it's quiet, smooth and extremely quiet compared to other rowing machines we tested. It's also quiet enough to not disturb other house noise. A solid iron flywheel provides a little extra flywheel resistance.
Rowing can help you exercise your upper body, lower body, and core for a full-body workout. This hydraulic rowing machine uses hydraulic resistance, so it is more comfortable than traditional rowing machine. The LCD screen displays the count, distance, calories burned, and total count.
ShareVgo Smart Rower Folding Magnetic Rowing Machine with Free APP for Indoor Full Body Workout Log and Performance Track, Bluetooth LCD Monitor & Tablet Holder, Max Weight 300 lbs Ergometer
The ShareVgo Smart Rower During our research, we found very few rowing machines on the market that had a folding design. The ShareVgo is the only rowing machine that folds small enough to pack into your trunk and take it with you on a road trip or to take with you to the gym.
The positive reviewers on this item either love it or hate it. It's durable, stable, and solid at the same time. It's certainly not for the weak of heart (or stomach, for that matter).