Mid-High Price Range
Stamina’s Avari is one of the best rowing machines on the market. It has a magnetic system which is controlled by electromagnets that operate a braking system within the flywheel. This top-rank machine features an electronic In Touch Fitness Monitor, 12 programmed workouts, chest strap heart monitor, comfortable moulded seat, foam-padded rowing handle, smooth aluminium beam, and adjustable foot straps.
Avari’s monitor is definitely one of the most talked-about featured. It tracks time, the total number of rows you’ve completed, the distance covered, the calories you burned (estimated), the number of strokes per minute, watts, and your pulse. There is an included heart rate monitor so you don’t have to buy one separately. The monitor has 12 workout programs, which is definitely an advantage compared to cheaper rowing machines. Six cardio profiles, four custom user programs, one heart rate program, and one manual program comprise the 12 workout programs.
The multi-functional performance monitor also has a Pulse Recovery System that tells you how fast you return to a resting heart rate after one session. This feature works with the use of the heart rate monitor. When you work out in your target heart rate zone, you will burn more fats and improve your cardiovascular system.
This rowing machine is also easy to assemble. Once delivered, you only need to install the rails, the front stand, and the rowing mechanism. You’ll be finished in no time for sure. Not to mention, it’s easy to store, too. The rower beam can be folded up vertically by removing the locking bolt on top of the rail, pulling out the spring knob, folding the rail up, locking back the spring knob, and reinserting the locking bolt. When folded, the dimensions are 36 in. x 20 in. x 53.5 in.
With its slightly inclined rail, you can get more leg workout with this machine. This is because you have to push yourself up when you row because the back of the rail is higher up than the front. Another great thing about this is that its maximum resistance level can’t be easily attained. One can’t easily reach the highest levels even after a twelve months of rowing. It really challenges the user. Unlike air rowing machines that become harder to row as you increase your speed, the magnetic rowers have an equal, smooth pull throughout the entire cycle. And this is true for the Avari. According to customers, it operates smoothly.
If you’re getting tired, you can just press the down key and lower down the resistance level. Instead of stopping and getting off your rower, you can just adjust the tension by pressing a button. Wouldn’t that be great? It’ll save you both time and energy.
Other machine features include: a chest strap, on-the-fly program alteration (you don’t have stop rowing to increase the intensity of your workout) smooth operation, and a durable bungee cord.
• Durable and long-lasting
• Can accommodate users weighing up to 275 lbs.
• Handgrips are padded to prevent callouses
• Has built-in wheels for easy transport
• Can be folded for easy storage
• Excellent performance monitoring capability
• Control panel tracks time, stroke counts, distance, pulse, and calories
• Has 12 preset programs
• LCD is backlit
• Large LCD is placed where you can comfortably read the details
• Can be used by beginners and professionals
• Can be used by short and tall people
• Has a smooth rowing motion according to customers
• Has a 3-year frame warranty and 90-day parts warranty
• Easy to assemble
• Great customer service
• Seat could have been more comfortable
• Some parts are defective
• In some deliveries, the monitor arrived broken.
Truth be told, the drawbacks of having this rowing machine are nothing compared to the positives you can get. And over 500 customers can attest to its quality.