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H2O Fitness WRX-1000 Review

H2O Fitness Seattle Wooden Rower WRX-1000 Review

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People looking for a $1,000-$1,500 rowing machine tend to have a difficult time making a decision; primarily because once you get into the over $1,000 range, the quality of rowers is exceptionally high. Take the ProRower H2O RX-950, for example.

While there is no easy way to determine which rower is better or worse, as it all comes down to personal opinion, what we can do, however, is give you a bit more information on one of the rowing machines that falls into this category – the H20 Fitness Seattle Wooden Rower WRX-1000, so you can make more of an informed decision.

Lifelike Rowing Experience

Thanks to the WRX-1000 using a Hydro-Power drive system, that uses water as its source of resistance, you can expect to experience an “on the water” sensation as you row.

This is beneficial in a few ways – not only does it give you an incredibly lifelike rowing experience, but you can also enjoy a full cardio and strength workout, all in the comfort of your own home.

Build Quality                        

H20 starts the building process with hand selecting premium European beech wood. In order to achieve the unique design of this model, heavy 2-by-6-inch stock is used, which is then milled to create an arched radius finish that is able to make the intricate pattern of the beech wood grain stand out. To finish it off, a coat of natural Danish oil is used to seal and protect the wood and to bring out the golden glow of the beech wood.

While the aforementioned information might not mean a lot to you, all you need to know is that the materials and process used ensures that the WRX-1000 is able to last for years to come.


Assembling the Seattle Wooden Rower is relatively simple, largely in part due to the clear, detailed instructions, but also because of how well designed the rower is. However, some individuals have run into problems during assembly (see below).

One of our favorite aspects of the WRX-1000 has nothing to do with rowing – its ability to fit in quite nicely in a home. The beech wood does a good job of matching other furniture, and does not stick out like a sore thumb. Overall, it is a very aesthetically pleasing piece of equipment, which is influenced by Scandinavian contemporary styling.


The easy-to-read, vibrant, oversized LCD display tracks heart rate, calories burned, strokes per minute, 500-meter split time, distance and time.


The WRX-1000 comes with a lifetime on the beech wood frame, 3 years on the polycarbonate tank and seals, and 2 years on the mechanical and non-wearing components warranty.


82.5 x 20 x 23 inches

100 pounds

User Reviews

The WRX-1000 has been getting a lot of love since its release, with users praising the machine’s design, the effectiveness of the workout, as well as the ease of assembly – although, this tends to be subjective. Surprisingly, users have had very little to complain about.

Click here to read more pros and cons >>> H2O Fitness Seattle Wooden Rower WRX-1000 Reviews

Any Complaints?

The only complaint is in regards to assembling the machine. Some users have found it a breeze to set-up, but there are others who have found it a difficult process (particularly in regards to fitting the bolts). Either way, even if you fall into the latter category it shouldn’t take you any longer than a maximum of 45-60 minutes to assemble.

Anything Else You Should Know?

There isn’t much else to add. The quality is the same, perhaps slightly better, than other rowers that fall into the $1000-1500 price range bracket.

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