Concept 2 Model D rower

So, my fitness buddies, last week I introduced the Stamina Air Rower 1399 (Black, Chrome) and we talked about all the pros and cons. That was a good no frills, cheap rower that will give years of service. But sometimes people want more. So I will give it you. On the other end of the price spectrum is a much more expensive rower, with all the bells an whistles. Not much to complain about with this one. So based on my research of the product I give you the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine (Black) . Let’s get right into it.


Product Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine (Black)

Cheapest Price $945.00

Guarantee 5-year warranty on the frame and 2-year warranty on the PM and moving parts.

Specs

  • Shipping weight, 69 lbs
  • Measures 96’’ by 14 by 24’’(L x W x H)
  • Maximum user weight, 500 lbs

Features

  • Variable air resistance rower
  • Sturdy construction
  • Frame folds for storage
  • Monitor displays: distance, speed, pace, calories burned, heart rate and much more
  • Wide range of features such as preset workouts, games, and multiple languages
  • Fan engineered to minimize noise

The Good  The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine (Black)  is an adjustable air rower that allows for the user to increases resistance as desired. It is easy to fold and store and has a sturdy construction that will last for quite a long time. The performance module monitors distance, speed, pace, calories burned, heart and pulse rate and strokes per minute. You also get a number of pre-programmed workouts. It has USB flash drive compatibility and is built for machine-to-machine racing. It is easy to transfer data to a mac or PC. Heart rate is measured through blue tooth connectivity to heart monitors, making it wireless.

The not so good  There aren’t too many complaints about this product, other than the price. It’s definitely a little high end, but still not the most expensive. It does take up more space than other rowers, so make sure you have a place for it in your home. Also, has a nickel-plated chain that is partially exposed and requires occasional oiling.

Pros

  • Variable air resistance
  • Sturdy construction
  • Cheap5-year warranty on the frame and 2-year warranty on the PM and moving parts.
  • Performance Monitor displays: distance, speed, pace, calories burned, heart rate and much more
  • Wide range of features such as preset workouts, games
  • Can accomodate up to 500 lbs for heavier users

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Chain needs to be oiled occasionally

Final thoughts The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine (Black) with PM5 is a high end rower and more expensive than many rowers on the market. It’s a pretty quiet rower. There are pre-programmed workouts and games and the performance monitor gives distance, speed, pace, calories burned, heart and pulse rate and strokes per minute. So, if you want all the frills in a rower that will last for a very long time, this is a great buy.


4 thoughts on “Concept 2 Model D rower

  1. Hi Dave,
    Thank you for writing a great review.
    I like using a rowing machine and it’s probably my favorite cardio workout….although it’s hard.

    I’ve always wanted to have a rowing machine at home and like the fact that this one folds up. It looks neat and tidy which is a plus.

    thanks
    Neil

  2. Hi Dave,

    What a nice review, I really liked the reading!
    I am walking around the neighbourhood every day and I really enjoy it but the problem is that the winter is getting closer, so I wouldn’t be able to continue walking. The concept 2 machine seems to be a good alternative for it.
    Do you ship out of UA? Is so, how long will it take to arrive?
    Thank you!

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