For our final review we are going to have a look at the Kettler Favorit Rowing Machine and although this is the final review on the site it is by no means written off. We place this as another budget home rower with some interesting features.
The Kettler Favorit Rowing Machine has a comfortable seat and two hydraulic cylinders that provide continuous resistance while the computer will record your time, number of oar strokes, speed of strokes and distance covered.
You also pre-program the computer if you want to cover a certain distance or carry on at a certain speed and you are assisted with visual and audio signals.
The main pros of the Kettler Favorit Rowing Machine are the price as for the features you get with this rower it is priced very competitively. We also think that the rower suits pace setting perfectly. So if you are looking to get fit through rowing and you just want to be able to pre-program a certain distance and go for it this rower will suit you down to the ground.
You can also use this rower if you are larger because it will suit anyone up to 250 pounds in weight.
The only other thing you need to be aware of with this rower is that the motion you get is not exactly like rowing. But it is still very good and you will be able to build up strength with this piece of equipment.
The training computer is fairly basic but again, if you are using this for distance training or stamina training it will suit you down to the ground.
The only reason that this rower is 9th on our list is because there is such a choice when it comes to home rowers but it is still worth a look.
- Rowing machine to help you stay in shape and train in your own home
- Two hydraulic cylinders with continuous resistance and a comfortably ergonomic seat
- Training computer provides info on time measurement, number of oar strokes, speed of strokes, distance covered, and more
- Program for desired distance covered and stroke speed; visual and audio signals
- 250-Pound weight capacity; measures 49 x 31 x 10-Inch
Check out the Kettler Favorit Rowing Machine at Amazon.com below:
I got my Favorit about 5 days after I ordered it and when I went to put it together I realized that a piece was missing (the bar to hold the foot pedals on). So I called customer service and they sent me one free of charge the next day. I was a little disappointed because I was excited to use it but couldn’t without something to put my feet on. So I waited another 5 or so days and I got that part.
After using it I realized the right shock absorber wasn’t working correctly, and it started losing more pressure within a few day to where it was unusable. I emailed customer service this time and they sent me a new shock right away.
Since then I haven’t had any problems, the machine works great and I’ve been using it about 3 weeks daily with the new shock. The customer service was really great, which is why I decided not to take off a star. I think I might have gotten a returned machine. It was obviously a dud either way, everything else about the experience was so high quality it’s hard to believe this sort of thing would happen regularly.
I wanted to respond to the other review about the resistance adjustment too (because I was worried about this when I was reading them). When I was talking to the customer service lady on the phone the first time, I told her that I had gotten two of the wrong bolts. There are a set of bolts for putting the arms on with tooth that goes all the way up the bolt (this is also used for the resistance knobs), and another set for the arms that only has tooth about a third of the way up. I hadn’t gotten any of the second type, but I had two extra of the first type. She said that they replaced those because people were accidentally using the the bolts without the full tooth on the resistance adjustment, which wouldn’t work because you can’t screw it down all the way. So the people who were complaining about the resistance just didn’t follow the instructions. Read More At Amazon.com…
By James A. Pierson:
1. I do not have much to say about the training computer in use because I have not really tried to use it and I’m not sure if I ever will. My old machine (Avita 950 SL) has a count down timer and I think one other function that I never used. I used the count down timer occaisionally but once the battery died I never bothered to replace it. I have never been the type to check my pulse rate or try to calculate calories burned, BMI or any of that high tech fitness stuff. I don’t need a timer because I make myself iPod playlists specifically for my workout. I start with about 5 minutes of slow music to warm up while I row slowly and stretch on the machine. Then about 20 to 30 minutes of fast paced music and I just try to go like hell and match my rowing strokes to the beat. Then about 5 minutes of slower music when I row slowly to cool down and stretch. My only goal for each workout is to break a good sweat. When I find it is taking too long to break a good sweat then I know it is time to up the tension a bit.
I did notice that without me setting anything the training computer starts giving feedback right away. It counts your strokes, gives strokes per minute etc. When not in use it displays the ambient temperature. It displays in celcius and I don’t think that can be changed but I haven’t really tried very hard so I could be wrong. As far as I can tell there is no way to turn the computer off short of removing the battery. Read More At Amazon.com…