HCI Fitness Water Rowing Machines Review

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HCI Fitness Water Rowing Machines Review

HCI Fitness Water Rowing Machines Review

HCI Fitness Water Rowing Machines Review 2019

healthcare International (HCI) launched the brand H2O Fitness to make water rowing machines that are not only cost-effective and affordable but also provide a great workout to the users that feel like the actual rowing only. H2O Fitness builds its water rowers in Taiwan. Various types of H2O Fitness rowing machines designed by the company include RX-750 (home use) and the RX-950 (commercial use). Let us have a look about the kinds of H2O Fitness rowing machines in detail.

Why H2O Fitness Stands Out Among the Rest

H2O Fitness is one of the very few brands of rowing machines that makes use of real water tanks to employ water as its primary resistance system. It uses internal paddles and a new HydroPower Drive system to give you the feel of real rowing. You can row faster for an intense workout or slower for a steady exercise as per your choice and convenience. You don’t need to make any troublesome mechanical adjustments (using knobs/buttons) as the innate-adaptive resistance of water offers you the required pushback.

Both of the H2O Fitness rowers have an excellent build quality with an extremely durable frame. Also, they come with a virtually indestructible water tank of polycarbonate material with a capacity of 2.5 to 4.5 gallons.
Instead of using a chain, it employs bungee cord so that the machines can operate smoothly and quietly without needing any regular maintenance.

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HCI Fitness RX-750

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HCI Fitness RX-950

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H2O Fitness rowing machines

H2O Fitness has launched 2 kinds of water rowers – RX-750 (home use) and the RX-950 (commercial use), for all the fitness enthusiasts who are on a lookout for a rowing machine. Users can make a smart choice by investing in these machines. We have given a thorough review of both the products below. This will enable the potential customers to understand the features of these products in a better way so that they can choose the machine as per their requirements and within their budget range.

H2O Fitness RX-750

If you are a casual or intermediate rower and want a water rowing machine that is affordable and extremely durable, then Prorower RX-750 is the product to look out for.

  • HCI Fitness RX-750 ProRower comes with a large and easy to read LCD that shows: Distance, Exercise Time, Strokes/ Min, 500M Split Time, Heart Rate and Calories.
  • It comes with a wireless heart rate receiver to help you work out at the best possible exertion level.
  • It employs water to offer resistance to the machine and hence, you can change the resistance levels based on your intensity of rowing (variable resistance).
  • The design of the seat is ergonomic with a very comfortable sitting.
  • HCI Fitness RX-750 can withstand a maximum weight user weight of 350 lbs.
  • The ProRower H2O RX-750 has a folding frame with a footprint of 20” by 21” when stored upright. Hence it is an excellent choice for home use.
  • It also has inbuilt transport wheels so that you can move it easily from one place to another.
  • The pivoting footrests are very easy to adjust and quite comfortable.
  • The handle has an ergonomic design with padding, making it comfortable to grip.
  • The RX-750 comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years warranty on tank and seals, and 2 years warranty on the mechanical and non-wearing units.

H2O Fitness RX-950

H2O Fitness RX-950 is one of the most trusted Club Series of Rowing Machine in the international market. It comes with innovative features, excellent build quality along with fantastic performance to achieve the desired outcomes.

  • HCI Fitness RX-950 ProRower comes with a large and easy to read LCD that shows: Distance, Exercise Time, Strokes/ Min, 500M Split Time, Heart Rate and Calories.
  • The RX-950 comes with a wireless heart rate receiver to help you workout at the best possible exertion level.
  • It employs water to offer resistance to the machine and hence, you can change the resistance levels based on your intensity of rowing (variable resistance).
  • The machine’s gliding rail is a double rail and comes with a seat attached in its middle.
  • The H2O ProRower RX-950 has a contoured seat with ergonomic design, hence making it easily accessible to its users.
  • It comes with high-quality rollers, and you have an option to furnish the seat with lumbar support by paying some extra bucks.
  • HCI Fitness RX-950 can withstand a maximum weight user weight of 550 lbs.
  • The ProRower H2O RX-950 has a folding frame with a footprint of 30” by 26” when stored upright.
  • It also has inbuilt transport wheels so that you can move it easily from one place to another.
  • The pivoting footrests have a sure grip footpad and come with heel guard and adjustable straps to prevent any slippage.
  • The handle has an ergonomic design with padding, making it comfortable to grip.
  • The RX-950 comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years warranty on tank and seals, and 2 years warranty on the mechanical and non-wearing units.

Pros & Cons of the H2O Fitness

Pros

  • Water resistance makes the rowing experience smoother and allows you to change the resistance levels based on your intensity of rowing instead of using any knob to do the same.
  • H2O Fitness rowers come with a virtually indestructible water tank of polycarbonate material.
  • The pivoting footrests can accommodate persons of any shoe size and come with heel guard to prevent any slippage.
  • Wireless heart rate receiver enables you to workout at the best possible exertion level.
  • The workout mat (included in the price) provides the users with some extra resistance and protects the floors as well.
  • The frame has a lifetime warranty (quite rare for a fitness machine), with 3 years warranty on tank and seals, and 2 years warranty on the mechanical and non-wearing units.

Cons

  • HCI Fitness Rowing Machines do not offer a variety of preset workout programs.
  • Bungee cord that keeps tension is not very strong and prone to breaking.

Final Verdict

The H2O Fitness water rowers are very easy to use, safe and ideal choice for people of different levels of fitness and ages. Their LCD is very easy to read and large and includes an inbuilt heart rate receiver to monitor the intensity of your workout.
Their new HydroPower Drive system employs water as its primary resistance system to give you the feel of real rowing, in contrast to other rowing machines in the market find which it hard to replicate the feeling of actual rowing.

The ProRowers are foldable and lightweight with built-in wheels so that you can transport and store them easily and quickly.
Overall, the H2O Fitness ProRowers have an excellent build quality and are one of the most affordable rowing machines in the current market.