The Velocity is one of the industry’s top rowing machines, and this model uses what is called a DMC System. What this means is that resistance is provided through a Drum Magnetic Control, and it works very well to provide an optimal workout.
With that said, there is so much more to the Velocity than resistance.
- Whisper quiet when in use
- Heart rate monitoring is included
- The rower folds up nice and neat for easy storage
- The quality is exceptional and works after years of use
- Monitoring provides useful workout statistics
- Calories burned are not accurate
- The machine is heavy
This is a heavy rower, and that isn’t always a bad thing. Additional weight just shows that higher quality metals and construction took place when producing this model. And for me, that is worth the extra cost.
When I say that calories burned is not accurate, this is caused by not being able to input your height, weight, age and other information. This is something that most models don’t offer, but I did want to point it out.
Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower Review
When receiving the box, you’ll notice that it weighs nearly 100 pounds, so you’ll want some help getting it in the house and assembling the unit. All of the little wrenches and parts are provided for assembly, so you won’t have to go digging for tools.
And you’ll be able to complete the assembly process within just 20 – 30 minutes in most cases.
Fast and easy assembly allows you to hop right on and begin rowing. Able to withstand 275 pounds of weight, you’ll sit comfortably on the padded seat and start getting familiar with the built-in monitoring system.
The monitor will allow you to track:
- Calories burned
- Stroke count
- Stokes per minute
And you’ll be able to cycle between 12 programs: manual and pre-set. You can customize 6 programs or use one of the 6 pre-set programs if needed. The monitor isn’t colored, so you may have a hard time reading the text if you don’t have ample lighting.
A heart rate monitor chest strap is included that allows you to monitor your heart rate during your exercise.
The foot pedals do include straps to keep your feet in place, and they’re textured, so your feet won’t sleep while in use.
Resistance is superb thanks to the DMC system, and there is a nylon belt, which is far more durable when rowing. With the added programs, you’ll be able to row effectively to build your stamina, enhance cardiovascular health and build muscle.
And if you’re like me and want to be able to customize your workout to your own strengths and weaknesses, you can customize 6 workouts of your own – a major feature that is often ignored.
Aside from not allowing you to input your personal data for proper calorie monitoring, you will find that this rower is one of the best in the industry. It also folds up to help you save space and will fit nicely in the corner when you’re done rowing.
If you’re in the market for a mid-priced rower, the Velocity is one that I highly recommend.
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