Typical rowing machines do not provide a true circular motion that perfectly mimics actual rowing on the water. Circular motion rowing is what the Kettler Kadett rowing machine allows, and users will find that this natural motion is much more comfortable and provides a well-balanced workout in the process.
- Motion: Circular motion rowing
- Resistance: Hydraulic resistance with 12 settings
- Monitor: Training monitor with an LCD panel
- Weight: 285-pound weight limit
- Programmable: Program goals with visual and audio signals
- Size: 59x67x18”
Starting with resistance, users are able to quickly adjust the settings between a range of 1 and 12. This allows users to effortlessly increase their workout intensity. Hydraulic resistance also allows for a much more natural form of resistance when rowing.
Once adjusted, the Kadett rower is very comfortable and will allow for hours of rowing without any aches, pains or discomfort seen. Starting with the rowing arms, there is padding seen, and the circular motion provides a natural, less straining movement than traditional rowers.
The arms are also easily adjusted in height so that tall and small users can maintain natural form when rowing. The seat is padded and ergonomic so that it contours to your buttock’s natural shape. The footplates are the last adjustable piece and will pivot so that you can choose the support setting best suited for you.
In terms of comfort, this model exceeds user expectations. The seat rolls very easily, the footplates have an anti-slip service and the rails are very durable, yet they are comfortable.
The LCD monitor that comes with this model is a little fickle at first, but once you set it up, it will do its job very well. A battery is needed and even when the battery is included, it is often dead on arrival; however, once you put a new battery in, you will find the monitoring more than sufficient.
Users will be able to monitor:
- Rowing time
- Heart rate
- Energy consumption
Session goals can be programmed into the monitor with visual and audio alerts when goals are met. This will allow you to boost your workout greatly.
Rowing in the water and rowing on a machine does have its differences. The Kettler Kadett rowing machine truly mimics natural rowing with its circular rowing style. This is great for seasoned rowers that are training during the off season or anyone that wants a true rowing motion.
While comfortable, the footplate straps are difficult to adjust and they often break. It is not a necessity to put the straps on, but this is an issue for some users.
There is minor noise heard when rowing. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to remedy this problem with the majority of rowers on the market.
The Kadett is the perfect balance between affordability and practicality. The rowing motion, comfort and resistance all allow for a full body workout that is natural, easy on the joints and burns plenty of calories in the process.