ProGear 750 Rower Overview:
The ProGear 750 Rower is the only rowing machine offered by the company, ProGear. They also make a combination rower and elliptical, but it substantially more expensive. The ProGear 750 Rower is designed with a number of innovations that not only make it a solid option for trainees who are seeking a rower-style workout, but for other exercises as well. With a large seat for comfort and complete folding capabilities, this is the right rower for trainees who have very little dedicated space for workout equipment.
The length can be adjusted to accommodate a number of users and the arm handles can be adjusted to three levels of resistance with each handle able to be adjusted separately. The foot pedals are anti-slip for safety, even during sweaty workouts.
In addition, the ProGear 750 Rower can be used to perform ten other exercises including rows, bent over rows, shoulder presses, pulldowns, bicep curls, pec flies and ab exercises. An LCD display helps keep track of time/distance and calories burned which helps keep you motivated and on task. Overall, this Rower packs a ton of value for the designated price tag, compared to similar rowers on the market.
- Height: 36.3”
- Width: 26.5”
- Length: 53”
- Item weight: 54 lbs
- Max user weight: 220 lbs
- 3 different levels of resistance are available at the turn of a knob, with each arm capable of having its own resistance adjusted.
- Chrome-plated side rails for smooth gliding are adjustable in length from 37”-43” for users from 4’.9” to 6’1”.
- Large seat is nearly 2 inches thick for maximum comfort during use.
- Handles give 180 degrees of range of movement at all three resistance levels.
- LCD display gives information clearly and easily during your workout.
- The ProGear 750 Rower folds for easy storage.
- Basic LCD readout with average sized readout window.
- Displays scan, time, rep count, calories burned and total rep count.
- Works via 1 AA battery (Included).
- Frame: 1 year
- Parts: 90 days
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs for the ProGear 750 Rower will vary depending on where you purchase from and the type of delivery service that you need. Free shipping was offered from several retailers because of the purchase price of the unit itself.
While relatively clear instructions are included with the ProGear 750 Rower, the option of having it shipped fully assembled is available for a price. One option included assembly for an additional $95.00. The average user can put this machine together in a short period of time with everyday tools.
What We Love About the ProGear 750 Rower:
In addition to the many benefits you can get from a rowing workout, the ProGear 750 Rower also allows for 10 additional exercises that include arm, chest and ab workouts. The various levels of resistance also allow you to customize your regular, rowing workout based on your needs for the day. And, since each side has separate resistance controls, you can further target your workouts to keep your body challenged and progressing towards your goals.
In addition to being able to adjust the resistance levels on the arms, you can also adjust the length of the gliding rails for comfort. This means that even very tall trainees will be able to use this machine.
Large, Comfortable Seat
Unlike other rowing machines, the ProGear 750 Rower has an oversized seat to contribute to comfort and minimize unnecessary pressure.
Legs Somewhat Neglected
While there are other exercises that can be done with this rowing machine, there is little to be done with the legs or lower part of the body. From the rowing to the additional exercises, everything is geared toward the upper and middle parts of the body. ProGear does have another option, which is a combination rower and elliptical. This model which would have leg benefits, but the price is substantially higher and may not be a good fit for people who are looking for the folding capabilities of this particular model.
Additional Exercises Not Defined
While the exercises are pictured in the manual, they are not explained in any detail, which could potentially be confusing to new trainees who may not be familiar with the terms or names of these exercises. There are videos that are available, however you have to search for those on your own.
Not Fully Accessible
Sitting just three feet off of the ground, this rower may be too low for some users to use safely. While the handles may help them get up and down, it may tip if leaned on too heavily on one side.
Relatively New to the Market
While not completely brand new, the ProGear 750 Rower is still not quite an established model on the market, so major problems may not have come to light yet. Most of the components do look solid, are easily assembled and work as expected. The LCD display is not overly complicated and runs on a common battery which is easily changed as needed.
Final Word on the ProGear 750:
With its fully adjustable resistance and rails, this is the perfect rower for anyone of almost any fitness level and any nearly any height. The additional exercises allow you to develop muscles in the upper and middle body including shoulders, arms, chest and torso and are pictured in the included manual. Being able to adjust the resistance level on each of the arm handles lets you work each arm according to its own strength or health.
The ability to fold this rower makes it perfect for trainees with limited space. At under $200 (without professional assembly), it is less expensive than the average gym membership and allows the user to fully customize their workout experience directly from home. The seat is one of the largest on the market, which is another bonus. However, its low profile can make it difficult for inflexible people to get on and off this rowing machine. Overall, this is a great rower for a lower price compared to other rowers on the market.