H20 Fitness RX-950 Club Series Rower Review

The H2O RX-950 Club Series Rower is the top rowing machine from H2O Fitness by Health Care International. Its centerpiece is a Hydro-Power Drive System that holds up to 4.5 gallons of water. More so than machines using wind or magnetic resistance, the RX-950 effectively reproduces the feel of outdoor rowing. The water resistance strengthens with more vigorous paddling and each stroke brings a satisfying splash! The RX-950 Club Series Rower is built for commercial use and has a spacious ...
8.5 Total Score
H20 Fitness RX-950 Club Series Rower

Comfort
10
Console
6
Stability
10
Value
8
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H20 Fitness RX-950 Club Series Rower Review
H20 Fitness RX-950 Club Series Rower Review

The H20 Fitness RX-950 Club Series Rower is built to withstand heavy daily use and has a commercial warranty. Outfitted with a Hydro-Power water resistance system, it impressively replicates the feel and sound of rowing in a body of water. The RX-950 includes a simple data monitor and is available with lumbar support.

The H2O RX-950 Club Series Rower is the top rowing machine from H2O Fitness by Health Care International. Its centerpiece is a Hydro-Power Drive System that holds up to 4.5 gallons of water. More so than machines using wind or magnetic resistance, the RX-950 effectively reproduces the feel of outdoor rowing. The water resistance strengthens with more vigorous paddling and each stroke brings a satisfying splash!

The RX-950 Club Series Rower is built for commercial use and has a spacious footprint of 89″ x 26″. This rower is rare for having an optional seat back. The seat can glide far from the pedals to accommodate riders of all heights, and the frame can hold up to 550 pounds.

The online price is $1,049 with a two-year parts warranty. Is this the right rowing machine for your gym? Here are some pros and cons to consider.


Positives:
  • Water Resistance: Water resistance enables what H2O Fitness calls “natural adaptive resistance.” The machine adjusts its force as the rider speeds up or slows down their activity; there are no controls to adjust. The water also produces a splash with each stroke, sounding just like outdoor rowing.
  • Footrests: To support healthy motion, the footrests on this rower pivot with the user. The footrests are large enough to accommodate just about any shoe size and are textured to help prevent slipping.
  • Data: A workout monitor keeps track of Exercise Time, Distance, 500 Meters Split Time, Strokes/Min, Calories and Heart Rate.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Exercising within your target heart rate zone makes exercise most effective and efficient. The H2O RX-950 has a wireless heart rate receiver that works with standard chest straps. A readout on the data monitor helps you determine when to speed up or slow down.
  • Size: The H2O RX-950 is sized for commercial fitness centers. It measures 89” long by 26” wide.
  • Mat Included: The purchase price includes a workout mat. With most other rowing machines the mat is sold separately.
  • Lumbar Support: This commercial rower is available with a standard seat or a seat with back support.
  • Very High Capacity: Thanks to dual rails, this rower can hold up to 550 pounds.
  • Warranty: H2O Fitness’s warranty is competitive for this price category. Buyers get a lifetime guarantee for the frame, three years for the mechanical parts and two years for wear parts.


Negatives:
  • Power: H2O Fitness rowing machines aren’t as powerful as some riders would expect. More expensive water rowing machines can challenge a wider range of trainees, including the most advanced rowers.
  • Few Programs: H2O rowing machines provide rather limited guidance. Riders can set the machine for a certain number of calories or strokes, but there aren’t built-in programs for interval training, races and so forth.
  • Not Backlit: The data screen isn’t backlit. Nighttime rowers will want to keep a lamp near the monitor.
  • Bungee System: Resistance is delivered with a tension cord. This might fray and snap, but it is under warranty for two years. More expensive rowing machines use metal chains.


Our Conclusion

The H2O Fitness RX-950 Club Series Rower will please beginners and mid-level rowers at any gym. Acquired for around $1,100 it could be a smart buy.

H20 Fitness RX-950 Club Series Rower Specifications:

Overall Score:8.5
Resistance:Water
Monitor:Simple Data Monitor
Upright Storage:No
Programs:Yes
Weight Capacity:550 LBS

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