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Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)
 
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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User Reviews - Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Model B review
4/11/2014
Pros
It's A Workhorse
Cons
Heavy to move
Best Uses
General Aerobic Fitness
Comment:
First used one in a gym many years ago. This is an older model B but, works just like newer models. Can be used for many hours a day, day after day and after nine years it still performs like new. This unit is heavy so not very portable but, very possibly indestructible. Requires little maintenance. The shock cords do eventually lose elasticity. Any replacement parts are available with great customer support from company. The workout is full body and takes about 30 seconds to learn proper form. Only better exercise is a burpee! Or lots of burpee's. Great product and company. CrossFit community loves these, too.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Bargain price; athlete-quality equipment
3/28/2014
Pros
Durable
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I own two Model D machines, one for ten years, and one for a year. Rowing is great exercise: you can row as gently or intensely as you like and the machine can take it.<br /><br />You need to pay at least three times as much to buy a treadmill or elliptical that will stand up to all-out hour-long efforts by an adult male (me).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
The only true indoor rowing machine
1/28/2014
Pros
Great Customer Service
Great workout
Sturdy design
Cons
Big footprint
Best Uses
Home workouts
Comment:
As a former competitive rower, this brand is the only indoor rowing machine used. The design is excellent, and the machinist 30. I had my first one over 12 years ago, and I still have it as my secondary machine. The only downside is it takes up a lot of floorspace, but it does fold up if you need to store it. The concept 2 website is excellent and they have great instructional tips, online motivation, logbook, and rankings. Lots of information and challenges to keep you motivated.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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