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Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor) rowing machine

 
Approximate retail price:
$900
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About - Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)

The Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor) is part of the rowing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, rowing machines models like the Model D (with PM3 monitor) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Ergonomics:
Assesses the pedals restraint system and the potential for interference during the rowing stroke.

Ease of use:
Assesses the ease of reading the display and operation of the console, and adjustment of the resistance level.

Construction:
Considers aspects that indicate good construction methods, the sound and the feel of the rowing machine, and the result of a static load test.
Features & Specs - Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)
info Weight capacity (lbs.) 500
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
The One Machine Road To Better Health
3/23/2015
Pros
All ages can use
All Ages Can Usebenefit
Easy to assemble
Easy to maintain
easy to use
Space Efficient
Well Made
Works All Muscle Groups
Cons
Initial Investment - 900
none
Best Uses
Daily workout
Comment:
I bought this rower in July, 2012 and have been using it regularly ever since. It provides a complete workout, using arms, neck, back, core, and leg muscles in the rowing action.<br />Before purchasing this rower, I went to fitness clubs but only managed to do so on an irregular basis. I decided to buy this one piece of equipment and work out at home. The rower is kept along a run of windows in my bedroom, so it's easy to pop on each morning and do a 30-minute workout while watching morning news.<br />The rower starts up smoothly and is never jerky. Keeping it that way only requires a couple of minutes each month to oil the chain. (I'm still using the original bottle of chain oil that came with the rower.)<br />I am a 64-year old female and have never felt better. Before I retired and started using the rower, my weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers were all up. No more - my numbers are now enviable. The Concept 2 rower has me on the road to a healthy retirement, and I couldn't recommend a fitness product more.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Owned since 2003: still perfect
1/19/2015
Pros
Best Exercise Ever
Easy To Move Not Heavy
Extremely Durable Machine
Good Online Community
Light Weight For Moving I
Very little maintenance
Cons
A bit noisy
Large footprint
Best Uses
Back strengthening
Low impact
Weight loss
Comment:
I bought a Model C in 2003. I upgraded the monitor to the PM4 -- it is superior and very useful. I have put about 2 million meters on it and all I have had to do is oil the chain and dust it.<br /><br />It is a great machine that gives you a great full body workout.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
This is the one to own!
1/4/2015
Pros
durability
Low Maintenance
Smooth Operation
Cons
Best Uses
Fitness
Off-water Training
Relief Of Low Back Pain
Comment:
There's a reason that every rowing club uses these machines. They last forever and the really have a similar feel and response to rowing on water. But you don't have to be a competitor to love this machines (I'm not, my daughter was). It's quick and easy to assemble, move and store (it can store upright). We've had ours for a decade and only done minor cleaning and chain lubrication. <br /><br />I cannot tell you how much it relieves lower back pain...just a smooth, easy row and your lower back feels great for days. Not just mine...my neighbors even use the machine for this purpose.<br /><br />Concept2 also engages its users with a large number of challenges and cumulative targets to work toward. These are all free and help to encourage time on the rower.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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