The Concept2 Model D (with PM3 monitor) is part of the Rowing machines 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.
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