NordicTrack RW200 Rower Review

Overview:NordicTrack rowing machine

Typically, customers looking for NordicTrack rowing machines are interested in purchasing fitness a tool that comes with something a bit extra. The RW200 Rower from NordicTrack follows through on this promise by providing extra programming in the form of 20 built-in workout apps designed by certified personal trainers. This rower is also a part of the NordicTrack SpaceSaver series, allowing it to be folded and easily stored after a workout. The RW200 Rower comes with many adjustable and ergonomic features, and overall, stands as an excellent choice for entry-level trainees.

For an competitive price and a solid warranty, this NordicTrack rowing machine has a lot going for it—a digital screen displays all of your stats throughout your workout, and resistance is created by the fan blades based on your intensity, and as mentioned earlier, the 20 built-in programs is already a lot more than what you might typically find at this price point. The RW200 rowing machine also comes with an inertia-enhanced flywheel to help ensure a smooth, natural workout experience. There are a number of adjustable features as well, including the angle of the console, the pedals, the soft touch ergonomic handles, the cushion seat, and even the music by plugging in your own MP3 device.

Click here to check the price on the NordicTrack RW200 Rower on Nordictrack.com.

Technical Info:

Dimensions:

  • Height: 43.5”
  • Width: 22”
  • Length: 84.75”
  • Item weight: Not Available
  • Max user weight: 250 lbs

Computer Features:

  • Backlit, easy-to-read blue tint screen displays your watts, strokes per minute, total strokes, time, calories, distance and energy expenditure in live time during your workout
  • 20 built-in workout programs designed by certified personal trainers help to keep you engaged and motivated towards your fitness goals
  • iPod compatibility allows you to plug in your own MP3 device and listen to your music loud with two 2-inch built-in speakers
  • Adjustable air resistance allows you to increase resistance the faster you row for a greater intensity workout

Warranty:

  • Frame: 5 years
  • Parts: 1 year
  • Labor: 1 year
  • NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee

Shipping and Assembly:

What We Love About the NordicTrack RW200 Rower:

Affordability

The RW200 Rower is a great value for the many adjustable features, as well as the program-loaded computer. For the price, you’ll be getting the 20 high-quality programs, which other rowers of the same price probably wouldn’t offer. Ten of these programs are for watts, and the other ten are calorie-burning workouts. Additionally, for its price,the RW200 could have forgone a console altogether. Instead, it shows a fairly basic, yet informative display which includes everything you need to have an effective workout, including watts, strokes per minute, total strokes, time, calories, distance and energy expenditure. All in all, the RW200 Rower is designed to be comfortable for an entry-level trainee that is looking for weight loss and cardio training. If you are looking for a rower that can accommodate your fitness improvements over time, you may want to look into more durable rowers or consider going back on the market after you’ve reached your goals using the RW200 Rower.

Fold And Roll Away Design

As mentioned earlier, the RW200 Rower is a part of NordicTrack’s SpaceSaver series, which allows the unit to be folded and rolled away for storage. It’s small footprint when not in use allows it to be stored discreetly in a closet-equivalent space. This rower is great for anyone who is looking for a portable rower at a value price, but at that, one that has a few additional innovative features.

NordicTrack refers to their unique storage feature as its Vertical SpaceSaver Design, which is similar to the SNAP technology they use in some of their Elite elliptical trainers. To stow away the NordicTrack RW200 rowing machine, simply fold the frame and use the wheels to roll into storage.

Other Considerations:

Resistance?

One thing to mention is that some people feel that air resistance-based rowers may seem to not have enough resistance or that it may not be challenging enough for very experienced rowers. However, for the most customers, the RW200 can offer as challenging a workout as they desire. And if you’re utilizing the 20 built-in programs just about anyone can absolutely get a very intense workout. Also keep in mind that with any kind of air, water, or band resistance, the harder you workout (pull) the more resistance you’ll feel. Imagine you’re in a real row boat and pulling hard like an Olympic rower, versus gently and leisurely letting the oars glide through the water. The water (or in this case, air) will give as much resistance as you can handle.

Final Word on the NordicTrack RW200 Rower:

The NordicTrack RW200 Rower offers a great value for entry-level trainees who are looking for a total body workout plus a bit something extra. With an inertia-enhanced, flywheel, a small footprint, comfortable and adjustable cushion seat and pedals, and 20 built-in programs, you’ll get a smooth riding experience to help you get started towards your fitness goals. For the price, this rowing machine could be an amazing tool to jumpstart your fitness. Rating: 95/100.

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