H20 Fitness have three different models of their ProRower line, including the RX-750, RX-850 and RX-950, with each improving on the last thanks to a few subtle differences.
However, the main difference between these models lies in the target market – the 850 is suitable for moderate rowers, the 950 is more of a commercial grade machine and is suitable for serious rowers, and the ProRower H2O RX-750 Club Series Rowing Machine is targeted at light rowers.
No matter which model you have your eye on, you are assured a lifelike rowing experience, excellent customer service and a machine that is both well-constructed and reliable. However, that isn’t to say that each don’t have its problems.
As with all H20 Fitness rowers, such as the H2O Fitness WRX-1000, you can expect a lifelike rowing experience – not only in terms of feel but also in sound – which is achieved through the innovative Hydro-Power Drive system, polycarbonate water tank and internal paddle system which sits at your feet.
When you are rowing in a boat on a lake, the water acts as the main resistance system; H20 have done their best to mimic this, thanks to the polycarbonate tank, which holds 2.5 – 4.5 gallons of water.
Adjusting the level of resistance could not be any easier – add more water to the tank for more resistance, and vice versa. If you want a more intense workout, simply row faster; if you want a more relaxing workout, simply row slower. This may seem basic, but all you need to know is that this system works very effectively, and works better than a mechanical system, as the water’s natural adaptive resistance system provides all the pushback you need.
The ProRower H2O RX-750 features an ergonomically designed handgrip that provides a comfortable rowing experience, and makes sure that you will not suffer from blisters – something which is all too common with cheaper rowers.
It is also worth mentioning that the easy-to-adjust, pivoting footrests are just as comfortable, and do a good job of making sure that you can row comfortably, whatever the size of your feet may be.
The monitor is easy-to-read thanks to being oversized and is able to provide feedback on calories burned, strokes per minute, 500-meter split time, distance, exercise time and heart rate through the built-in heart rate receiver.
The ProRower H2O RX-750 only weighs 65 pounds and measures just 78 x 20 x 22 inches, meaning that there is no need for you to break your back when the time comes to be the machine into storage. The folding frame measures 20 x 21 inches when stored upright, so you should be able to find a place to put it when not in use, however limited on space you may be.
A maximum user weight capacity of 350 pounds is supported, which is quite an achievement considering the lightness of the machine.
The ProRower H2O RX-750 comes with a lifetime frame, 3-year tank and seals, and 2-year mechanical and non-wearing components warranty.
ProRower H2O RX-750 User Reviews
We’ve come to expect rowing machines manufactured by H20 Fitness to receive high ratings, and the RX-750 is no exception. Users have pointed to the rower’s construction quality, lifelike feel, seat and value for money as its strengths.
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At times the monitor is inaccurate, particularly when calculating distance and strokes; however, this shouldn’t pose too much of a problem for most.
It would have been better if the ProRower H2O RX-750 didn’t use a bungee cord on the pulley system, as the bungee cord has a tendency to break after a few years. However, H20 Fitness are known for their excellent service, so if the bungee cord becomes a problem, the company will replace it free of charge; they have also been known to send a completely new model if the bungee cord breaks, which speaks volumes about the way in which H20 Fitness treat their customers.
Anything Else You Should Know?
All you need to know is that the RX-750 is a very welcome addition to the mid-priced rowing machine category. However, you should note that it has been designed for light rowers – or in other words – those who will be undertaking endurance workouts a few times a week. Therefore, more serious rowers may want to opt for the RX-850 or the Concept2.