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BodyCraft VR500 Commercial Rower Review

BodyCraft VR500 Commercial Rower Review

BodyCraft VR500 Commercial Rower Review
BodyCraft VR500 Commercial Rower Review

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BodyCraft VR500 Commercial Rower Review

The BodyCraft VR500 is even more expensive than Concept 2’s popular line of rowers; therefore, we definitely expect a lot, particularly as there is so much information and so many positive reviews out there for Concept 2 models. The same can’t be said for the VR500, though, as it is relatively new.

The first thing to say is that the VR500 is one very well constructed machine with its powder coated steel with anodized aluminum beam finish, which explains how it manages to have a maximum user weight capacity of 350 pounds.

The VR500 has a good number of built-in workout programs to choose from. They are well designed, effective and best of all give users with various fitness goals a chance to fulfill them. In total, there are 12 programs, including 4 Race programs, 4 Heart Rate Control programs (55%, 75%, 90% and custom), 2 Interval programs, 1 Custom Definable program, and 1 Manual program.

Display

The BodyCraft’s performance monitor, which is easy to read thanks to its backlit display and bright font, displays a wide range of information. It displays time, distance, calories burned, pulse, strokes per minute, watts, level, and profile, all to a high degree of accuracy, which is rarely the case with exercise equipment – rowing machines or otherwise.

Your heart rate can also be recorded, via the Polar Telemtry enabled device, with the benefit being that this method of recording your pulse is much more accurate than contact heart rate grips. Which is just as well considering that there are 4 Heart Rate Programs.

Comfort

Comfort is definitely one of the BodyCraft 500 strong points. The handlebar is ergonomically designed to minimize the strain felt in the wrists and hands as you row, while also ensuring that blisters won’t form during long, intensive sessions.

We also really like how there are remote resistance controls on the handlebars, so you don’t have to interrupt your workout to reach the console when you want to change the level of resistance.

The seat is contoured and oversized to cater to all users, regardless of their height or weight, and smoothly glides along the rail thanks to its heavy duty bearings. The foot hold features adjustable heel rests with adjustable foot straps, again to cater to all users, regardless of their foot size.

warranty

The VR500 is backed by a lifetime frame and 5-year parts warranty for residential use, and 10-year frame and 2-year parts warranty for light commercial use (up to 5 hours/day), and will therefore hold up better than the BodyCraft VR100.

BodyCraft VR500 User Reviews

BodyCraft VR500 Review
BodyCraft VR500 monitor

From what we’ve read it appears that users think that the BodyCraft is comfortable to use, provides a challenging workout, features a smooth rowing motion, and appreciate the wide range of programs to choose from. The only complaint is concerning VR500’s large footprint.

If you’re looking for a comparison between the VR500 then Concept2, a good summary about the similarities and differences can be found by clicking here.

Click here to read more pros and cons >>> BodyCraft VR500 Reviews

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Review Overview

Construction Quality
Comfort
Technological Features
Workout Effectiveness
Warranty

User Rating: 4.4 ( 1 votes)