Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor) rowing machine

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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.

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.

Considers aspects that indicate good construction methods, the sound and the feel of the rowing machine, and the result of a static load test.
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info Weight capacity (lbs.) 500
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
The One Machine Road To Better Health
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
Initial Investment - 900
Best Uses
Daily workout
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)
Owned since 2003: still perfect
Best Exercise Ever
Easy To Move Not Heavy
Extremely Durable Machine
Good Online Community
Light Weight For Moving I
Very little maintenance
A bit noisy
Large footprint
Best Uses
Back strengthening
Low impact
Weight loss
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.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
This is the one to own!
Low Maintenance
Smooth Operation
Best Uses
Off-water Training
Relief Of Low Back Pain
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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