XTERRA ERG400 Rower Review

Last Updated on March 2, 2018 by Jeff

XTERRA-ERG400-RowerRower Overview:

The XTERRA ERG400 Rower is a tough rowing machine to beat. Reasonably priced, it is built for people of all fitness levels. It has the features that any experience rower is looking for. The ERG400 Rower has a strong aluminum rail with a large cushioned seat so that you remain comfortable throughout your routine. The rail provides a smooth rowing movement. XTERRA uses a combination air and magnetic resistance system on the ERG400 Rower. With this you get the benefit of the natural rowing feel from the air resistance, but you can also add intensity with the 16 magnetic resistance settings. It’s the best of both worlds.

The XTERRA ERG400 also has the best computer console that you will find in this price range. Where the competition is providing a basic console that gives you standard readouts while exercising, the ERG400 Rower has a console that is packed with exercise profiles. These profiles provide you with intense workouts already loaded into the machine. Using these, you’ll know you’re getting a great workout.

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Technical Info:XTERRA-ERG400-Rower-Machine


  • Length: 72”
  • Width: 18.9”
  • Height: 33.1”
  • Weight: 50.7 lbs
  • Max user weight: 250 lbs


  • Designed for all fitness levels.
  • Extruded aluminum seat slide rail with steel supports provide incredibly smooth motion with superior frame strength.
  • Magnetic and air resistance system is friction-free and provides a smooth, quiet and maintenance-free operation.
  • 16 levels of electronic resistance for a variety of exercise options.
  • Oversized foot pedals with hook and loop straps for a snug fit.
  • Extra large cushioned seat for comfortable use.
  • Innovative foldable design for easy storage.

Computer Features:XTERRA-ERG400-Rowing-Machine

  • 3.5” LCD monitor display.
  • Programs include:
    • Manual
    • 6 Profiles (Rolling, Valley, Fat Burn, Ramp, Mountain1, Mountain 2)
    • User
  • Workout data includes:
    • Time
    • Distance
    • Stroke Per Minute
    • Strokes
    • Calories Burned
    • Watts Produced
    • Program
    • Resistance Level
    • Rowing Position
    • Program Profile


  • Frame: 5 years
  • Parts: 1 year

Shipping and Assembly:XTERRA-ERG400-Machine-Rower

Shipping costs will vary for the XTERRA ERG400 Rower depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.

Assembly of the XTERRA ERG400 Rower is beyond easy. Most of the main components are assembled and they only need to be connected. The packaging comes with a fully illustrated assembly manual and a couple wrenches to help with the process. Assembly should take one person no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

What We Love About the XTERRA ERG400 Rowing Machine:


The most surprising feature of the XTERRA ERG400 Rowing Machine is its console. The console has eight workout programs to help you achieve your fitness goals. We don’t think you’ll be able to find another rowing machine with this feature. In fact, you’ll probably need to spend at least another $250 to find a rowing machine that offers pre-programmed workouts. The workouts on the ERG400 Rower adjust intensity and simulate rolling terrain, valleys, ramps and mountains. There is also a fat burn profile. If you don’t like these, you can always customize your own workout in manual or with the user profile.


The XTERRA ERG400 Rower is a well made, well designed exercise machine. It has a strong aluminum frame that is backed with probably the best warranty that you will find in this price range. We really love the resistance system on this rower as well. It combines air and magnetic resistance which provides superior intensity and a smooth and quiet rowing experience. There are 16 levels of electronic resistance that allow you to adjust your intensity for the perfect workout. The last design feature we really like is the foldable design. With a 6’ footprint, the ability to fold really helps with storage.

Other Considerations:


On paper the XTERRA ERG400 Rower is one of the best designed and equipped rowing machines in this price range. However, there have been a few issues with this machine’s flywheel. There have been more than a few users who had problems in the first few months of operation. The issues include the rowing cable not retracting and/or the flywheel itself breaking. While the warranty on the ERG400 Rower is one of the best at this price point, it does not include labor. So, that means you might have to pay some money if this does become an issue with your machine.

Final Word on the XTERRA ERG400 Rower:

The XTERRA ERG400 Rower is probably the best designed and equipped rowing machine that we could find at this price. It comes from a well known manufacturer, is solidly built, has a great resistance system, superior console and a top-notch warranty. It’s tough to find something wrong with it. Our biggest concern is the number of complaints we’ve seen about the flywheel and rowing cable. That being said, it will be tough to find another rowing machine that can compete with the features on the XTERRA ERG400 Rower.