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Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine

Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine

Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine
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Features

  • Displays 6 functions simultaneously: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency; Includes a recovery feature which provides a cardio wellness grading indexed 1 to 6 to track improvement
  • Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance which can be adjusted by repositioning the piston's clamps to the various knurl marks on each rower oar
  • Resistance levels can be set to any one of the 50 knurl marks on each oar to provide a wide and challenging range of resistance
  • Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion; Thick, padded seat with sealed ball bearings glides smoothly along a steel track
  • Includes an infrared earlobe clip sensor to measure pulse rate electronically; LCD display requires 2 "AA" batteries, has a weight capacity of 285 lbs.

Description

The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine is an excellent option for improving one’s muscular and cardiovascular health. The LCD display displays six functions simultaneously: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency. The display also includes a recovery feature which provides a cardio wellness grading indexed 1 to 6 to track improvement. Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance, which can be adjusted by repositioning the piston’s clamps to the various knurl marks on each rower oar. The resistance levels can be set to any one of the 50 knurl marks on each oar to provide a wide and challenging range of resistance. Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion. The thickly padded seat has sealed ball bearings that allow it to glide smoothly along a steel track. An infrared earlobe clip sensor measures user pulse rate electronically. The LCD display requires two "AA" batteries that are included. The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine has a weight capacity of 285 lbs.


Product Dimensions: 49 x 31 x 24 inches ; 52 pounds


Shipping Weight: 56.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B0008G2V6M


Item model number: 7978-900


Customer Reviews: 3.8 out of 5 stars 145 customer reviews


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,307 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #104 in Rowing Machines


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Features

  • Displays 6 functions simultaneously: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency; Includes a recovery feature which provides a cardio wellness grading indexed 1 to 6 to track improvement
  • Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance which can be adjusted by repositioning the piston's clamps to the various knurl marks on each rower oar
  • Resistance levels can be set to any one of the 50 knurl marks on each oar to provide a wide and challenging range of resistance
  • Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion; Thick, padded seat with sealed ball bearings glides smoothly along a steel track
  • Includes an infrared earlobe clip sensor to measure pulse rate electronically; LCD display requires 2 "AA" batteries, has a weight capacity of 285 lbs.

Description

The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine is an excellent option for improving one’s muscular and cardiovascular health. The LCD display displays six functions simultaneously: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency. The display also includes a recovery feature which provides a cardio wellness grading indexed 1 to 6 to track improvement. Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance, which can be adjusted by repositioning the piston’s clamps to the various knurl marks on each rower oar. The resistance levels can be set to any one of the 50 knurl marks on each oar to provide a wide and challenging range of resistance. Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion. The thickly padded seat has sealed ball bearings that allow it to glide smoothly along a steel track. An infrared earlobe clip sensor measures user pulse rate electronically. The LCD display requires two "AA" batteries that are included. The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine has a weight capacity of 285 lbs.


Product Dimensions: 49 x 31 x 24 inches ; 52 pounds


Shipping Weight: 56.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B0008G2V6M


Item model number: 7978-900


Customer Reviews: 3.8 out of 5 stars 145 customer reviews


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,307 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #104 in Rowing Machines


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Displays 6 functions simultaneously: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency; Includes a recovery feature which provides a cardio wellness grading indexed 1 to 6 to track improvement
  • Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance which can be adjusted by repositioning the piston's clamps to the various knurl marks on each rower oar
  • Resistance levels can be set to any one of the 50 knurl marks on each oar to provide a wide and challenging range of resistance
  • Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion; Thick, padded seat with sealed ball bearings glides smoothly along a steel track
  • Includes an infrared earlobe clip sensor to measure pulse rate electronically; LCD display requires 2 "AA" batteries, has a weight capacity of 285 lbs.

Description

The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine is an excellent option for improving one’s muscular and cardiovascular health. The LCD display displays six functions simultaneously: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency. The display also includes a recovery feature which provides a cardio wellness grading indexed 1 to 6 to track improvement. Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance, which can be adjusted by repositioning the piston’s clamps to the various knurl marks on each rower oar. The resistance levels can be set to any one of the 50 knurl marks on each oar to provide a wide and challenging range of resistance. Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion. The thickly padded seat has sealed ball bearings that allow it to glide smoothly along a steel track. An infrared earlobe clip sensor measures user pulse rate electronically. The LCD display requires two "AA" batteries that are included. The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Favorit Rowing Machine has a weight capacity of 285 lbs.


Product Dimensions: 49 x 31 x 24 inches ; 52 pounds


Shipping Weight: 56.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B0008G2V6M


Item model number: 7978-900


Customer Reviews: 3.8 out of 5 stars 145 customer reviews


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,307 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #104 in Rowing Machines


abunda_amazon_reviews **First week update - computer monitor broke - I never use them anyway - machine rows smoothly ** I just bought this unit so I may revise and update this review later. I go through a lot of rowing machines. I row every other night for over 45 minutes. I have tried and used many different machines in the past. Most of these have been made by Stamina but more recently, Sunny. Stamina makes a good machine except for the light duty rollers under the seat that rolls across a track. This rollers made of something like nylon, wear out quickly and have to be replaced. They are not that cheap and sometimes out of stock. Planned obsolescence. I just tried (and returned) the newest Sunny brand rower. It had one big hydraulic piston that touted adjustable resistance. Set on maximum, it was just way too easy for me to row with. This Kettler rower, German made, is almost twice as expensive as some of the other hydraulic piston rowers. If you use rowers like this a lot, you can see where the money went. The rollers look more like skateboard wheels (a GOOD thing). Connectors, joints, and general construction is very good. The dual hydraulic pistons provide all the resistance someone would want or need. Adjusting the resistance could be easier, but I am the only one using the machine so once adjusted properly, it won't be changed anytime soon. The only other con is the seat, which is not cushy at all. I bought a separate seat cushion for this machine which was an excellent investment. The machine is quiet and operates smoothly. The electronic monitor is in metric/German but I don't find these to be of much utility.;;October 9, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A good machine that is worth the money you spend on it.;;Alex C. Cullison;;;I just set this up last night by myself and it was ok. The directions could be improved but all in all it was a fairly easy setup. At first I was going to return it, but I think this is the best option for the price. All other machines are either lower priced and crappy or in the $650 and above range. I think this rower is worth a little less than the $399 I paid. That said, here are the- Pros- sturdy, solid, smooth. This is not a flimsy piece of equipment. And the heart rate monitor is pretty accurate. I compared it to my husband's cardio strap thing and the rower read 105 and the strap 101. Cons- The way to adjust for resistance is difficult, sticky, and cumbersome. There are no notches, you have to adjust by sight, and really push and pull to move the resistance up and down. Neutral/Con- A first I thought the resistance didn't engage the legs at all. It's sorta true. The resistance doesn't really kick in until handlebars are relatively up so that means the resistance doesn't engage until the legs are almost extended. This was really a concern for me, and could have been a deal breaker. In fact, I would have immediately returned it if I didn't discover something. The way I try to make sure my legs get some of the resistance is by concentrating and making sure that I use my legs until I must use my arms. I really wish that the legs were engaged earlier and more automatically, but I think for that I'd have to get a $800 machine, which I don't want to right now. UPDATE - one week later - I returned the item for an Air Rower. The cons never outweighed the pros...;;September 21, 2014;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Good middle of the road rower I returned;;minkalue;;;I bought this after lots of on-line comparison shopping because I liked the size and it generally got favorable reviews. I have used rowers off and on for years, usually a Concept 2 at the gym I go to. I like the Concept 2 but did not want something that large or expensive. After some initial problems and home hacks/repairs I am very happy with the Favorit. My main problem was getting the resistance to stay in adjustment. No matter how hard I cranked the adjustment knobs they would always slip in the direction of lowering the resistance. Also, the adjustment for each "oar" would slip a different amount making the resistance uneven. The solution I found was to wrap a couple hose clamps, available for a few bucks at any hardware store, onto the base of the handle bars, under the adjustment knobs. This allowed the adjustment knobs to settle onto the hose clamps and prevented them from dropping down and lowering the resistance. Note: I like to keep the resistance fairly light. Problem number 2: The accordion-like boots that cover the junction of the handle bars to the base would get caught on some of the linkage hardware (i.e., nuts and bolts). This caused a clicking noise with each stroke that annoyed the heck out of me. After adjusting and turning them to try to silence the clicking I finally gave up and got some tin snips from the garage and cut them off. Problem solved. I do have to pay attention that the linkage that was covered by the boots remains lubed and clean, but not a big deal, and not something I have to do very often. The main difference, in my opinion, between the Favorit and something like the Concept 2 is the fact that the Concept 2 allows the user to pull the oar/handle toward his/her torso at whatever angle or height feels comfortable. This is because the handle is connected to the source of resistance by a chain. The Favorit, however, only allows the handles to be pulled along a fixed path. This was a problem for me at first, and I found I could not use the Favorit for long before getting elbow pain. Turns out the pain was caused by having too much resistance, which was caused by setting the resistance higher than I should have in an effort to prevent the resistance knobs from slipping. Once I came up with the above-noted adjustment hack the elbow pain went away. However, the fact that the handles are restricted to traveling in a fixed arc/path toward the user's chest may be an issue for others. Overall I find the Favorit is smooth, quiet, and the pistons provide resistance that is similar to air rowers like the Concept 2. The harder you pull the more they resist. I don't pay much attention to the electronic display, mostly using it to keep track of time and distance. The Favorit is definitely quieter that an air rower. If you have the space, noise is not an issue, you plan to use the rower a lot and you have few extra dollars lying around go with the Concept 2. If space and noise are issues for you the Favorit is a good choice.;;March 31, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;... this after lots of on-line comparison shopping because I liked the size and it generally got favorable reviews;;rorte007

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Alex C. Cullison - October 9, 2017
A good machine that is worth the money you spend on it.
**First week update - computer monitor broke - I never use them anyway - machine rows smoothly ** I just bought this unit so I may revise and update this review later. I go through a lot of rowing machines. I row every other night for over 45 minutes. I have tried and used many different machines in the past. Most of these have been made by Stamina but more recently, Sunny. Stamina makes a good machine except for the light duty rollers under the seat that rolls across a track. This rollers made of something like nylon, wear out quickly and have to be replaced. They are not that cheap and sometimes out of stock. Planned obsolescence. I just tried (and returned) the newest Sunny brand rower. It had one big hydraulic piston that touted adjustable resistance. Set on maximum, it was just way too easy for me to row with. This Kettler rower, German made, is almost twice as expensive as some of the other hydraulic piston rowers. If you use rowers like this a lot, you can see where the money went. The rollers look more like skateboard wheels (a GOOD thing). Connectors, joints, and general construction is very good. The dual hydraulic pistons provide all the resistance someone would want or need. Adjusting the resistance could be easier, but I am the only one using the machine so once adjusted properly, it won't be changed anytime soon. The only other con is the seat, which is not cushy at all. I bought a separate seat cushion for this machine which was an excellent investment. The machine is quiet and operates smoothly. The electronic monitor is in metric/German but I don't find these to be of much utility.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By minkalue - September 21, 2014
Good middle of the road rower I returned
I just set this up last night by myself and it was ok. The directions could be improved but all in all it was a fairly easy setup. At first I was going to return it, but I think this is the best option for the price. All other machines are either lower priced and crappy or in the $650 and above range. I think this rower is worth a little less than the $399 I paid. That said, here are the- Pros- sturdy, solid, smooth. This is not a flimsy piece of equipment. And the heart rate monitor is pretty accurate. I compared it to my husband's cardio strap thing and the rower read 105 and the strap 101. Cons- The way to adjust for resistance is difficult, sticky, and cumbersome. There are no notches, you have to adjust by sight, and really push and pull to move the resistance up and down. Neutral/Con- A first I thought the resistance didn't engage the legs at all. It's sorta true. The resistance doesn't really kick in until handlebars are relatively up so that means the resistance doesn't engage until the legs are almost extended. This was really a concern for me, and could have been a deal breaker. In fact, I would have immediately returned it if I didn't discover something. The way I try to make sure my legs get some of the resistance is by concentrating and making sure that I use my legs until I must use my arms. I really wish that the legs were engaged earlier and more automatically, but I think for that I'd have to get a $800 machine, which I don't want to right now. UPDATE - one week later - I returned the item for an Air Rower. The cons never outweighed the pros...

4.0 out of 5 stars
By rorte007 - March 31, 2017
... this after lots of on-line comparison shopping because I liked the size and it generally got favorable reviews
I bought this after lots of on-line comparison shopping because I liked the size and it generally got favorable reviews. I have used rowers off and on for years, usually a Concept 2 at the gym I go to. I like the Concept 2 but did not want something that large or expensive. After some initial problems and home hacks/repairs I am very happy with the Favorit. My main problem was getting the resistance to stay in adjustment. No matter how hard I cranked the adjustment knobs they would always slip in the direction of lowering the resistance. Also, the adjustment for each "oar" would slip a different amount making the resistance uneven. The solution I found was to wrap a couple hose clamps, available for a few bucks at any hardware store, onto the base of the handle bars, under the adjustment knobs. This allowed the adjustment knobs to settle onto the hose clamps and prevented them from dropping down and lowering the resistance. Note: I like to keep the resistance fairly light. Problem number 2: The accordion-like boots that cover the junction of the handle bars to the base would get caught on some of the linkage hardware (i.e., nuts and bolts). This caused a clicking noise with each stroke that annoyed the heck out of me. After adjusting and turning them to try to silence the clicking I finally gave up and got some tin snips from the garage and cut them off. Problem solved. I do have to pay attention that the linkage that was covered by the boots remains lubed and clean, but not a big deal, and not something I have to do very often. The main difference, in my opinion, between the Favorit and something like the Concept 2 is the fact that the Concept 2 allows the user to pull the oar/handle toward his/her torso at whatever angle or height feels comfortable. This is because the handle is connected to the source of resistance by a chain. The Favorit, however, only allows the handles to be pulled along a fixed path. This was a problem for me at first, and I found I could not use the Favorit for long before getting elbow pain. Turns out the pain was caused by having too much resistance, which was caused by setting the resistance higher than I should have in an effort to prevent the resistance knobs from slipping. Once I came up with the above-noted adjustment hack the elbow pain went away. However, the fact that the handles are restricted to traveling in a fixed arc/path toward the user's chest may be an issue for others. Overall I find the Favorit is smooth, quiet, and the pistons provide resistance that is similar to air rowers like the Concept 2. The harder you pull the more they resist. I don't pay much attention to the electronic display, mostly using it to keep track of time and distance. The Favorit is definitely quieter that an air rower. If you have the space, noise is not an issue, you plan to use the rower a lot and you have few extra dollars lying around go with the Concept 2. If space and noise are issues for you the Favorit is a good choice.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Alex C. Cullison - October 9, 2017
A good machine that is worth the money you spend on it.
**First week update - computer monitor broke - I never use them anyway - machine rows smoothly ** I just bought this unit so I may revise and update this review later. I go through a lot of rowing machines. I row every other night for over 45 minutes. I have tried and used many different machines in the past. Most of these have been made by Stamina but more recently, Sunny. Stamina makes a good machine except for the light duty rollers under the seat that rolls across a track. This rollers made of something like nylon, wear out quickly and have to be replaced. They are not that cheap and sometimes out of stock. Planned obsolescence. I just tried (and returned) the newest Sunny brand rower. It had one big hydraulic piston that touted adjustable resistance. Set on maximum, it was just way too easy for me to row with. This Kettler rower, German made, is almost twice as expensive as some of the other hydraulic piston rowers. If you use rowers like this a lot, you can see where the money went. The rollers look more like skateboard wheels (a GOOD thing). Connectors, joints, and general construction is very good. The dual hydraulic pistons provide all the resistance someone would want or need. Adjusting the resistance could be easier, but I am the only one using the machine so once adjusted properly, it won't be changed anytime soon. The only other con is the seat, which is not cushy at all. I bought a separate seat cushion for this machine which was an excellent investment. The machine is quiet and operates smoothly. The electronic monitor is in metric/German but I don't find these to be of much utility.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By minkalue - September 21, 2014
Good middle of the road rower I returned
I just set this up last night by myself and it was ok. The directions could be improved but all in all it was a fairly easy setup. At first I was going to return it, but I think this is the best option for the price. All other machines are either lower priced and crappy or in the $650 and above range. I think this rower is worth a little less than the $399 I paid. That said, here are the- Pros- sturdy, solid, smooth. This is not a flimsy piece of equipment. And the heart rate monitor is pretty accurate. I compared it to my husband's cardio strap thing and the rower read 105 and the strap 101. Cons- The way to adjust for resistance is difficult, sticky, and cumbersome. There are no notches, you have to adjust by sight, and really push and pull to move the resistance up and down. Neutral/Con- A first I thought the resistance didn't engage the legs at all. It's sorta true. The resistance doesn't really kick in until handlebars are relatively up so that means the resistance doesn't engage until the legs are almost extended. This was really a concern for me, and could have been a deal breaker. In fact, I would have immediately returned it if I didn't discover something. The way I try to make sure my legs get some of the resistance is by concentrating and making sure that I use my legs until I must use my arms. I really wish that the legs were engaged earlier and more automatically, but I think for that I'd have to get a $800 machine, which I don't want to right now. UPDATE - one week later - I returned the item for an Air Rower. The cons never outweighed the pros...

4.0 out of 5 stars
By rorte007 - March 31, 2017
... this after lots of on-line comparison shopping because I liked the size and it generally got favorable reviews
I bought this after lots of on-line comparison shopping because I liked the size and it generally got favorable reviews. I have used rowers off and on for years, usually a Concept 2 at the gym I go to. I like the Concept 2 but did not want something that large or expensive. After some initial problems and home hacks/repairs I am very happy with the Favorit. My main problem was getting the resistance to stay in adjustment. No matter how hard I cranked the adjustment knobs they would always slip in the direction of lowering the resistance. Also, the adjustment for each "oar" would slip a different amount making the resistance uneven. The solution I found was to wrap a couple hose clamps, available for a few bucks at any hardware store, onto the base of the handle bars, under the adjustment knobs. This allowed the adjustment knobs to settle onto the hose clamps and prevented them from dropping down and lowering the resistance. Note: I like to keep the resistance fairly light. Problem number 2: The accordion-like boots that cover the junction of the handle bars to the base would get caught on some of the linkage hardware (i.e., nuts and bolts). This caused a clicking noise with each stroke that annoyed the heck out of me. After adjusting and turning them to try to silence the clicking I finally gave up and got some tin snips from the garage and cut them off. Problem solved. I do have to pay attention that the linkage that was covered by the boots remains lubed and clean, but not a big deal, and not something I have to do very often. The main difference, in my opinion, between the Favorit and something like the Concept 2 is the fact that the Concept 2 allows the user to pull the oar/handle toward his/her torso at whatever angle or height feels comfortable. This is because the handle is connected to the source of resistance by a chain. The Favorit, however, only allows the handles to be pulled along a fixed path. This was a problem for me at first, and I found I could not use the Favorit for long before getting elbow pain. Turns out the pain was caused by having too much resistance, which was caused by setting the resistance higher than I should have in an effort to prevent the resistance knobs from slipping. Once I came up with the above-noted adjustment hack the elbow pain went away. However, the fact that the handles are restricted to traveling in a fixed arc/path toward the user's chest may be an issue for others. Overall I find the Favorit is smooth, quiet, and the pistons provide resistance that is similar to air rowers like the Concept 2. The harder you pull the more they resist. I don't pay much attention to the electronic display, mostly using it to keep track of time and distance. The Favorit is definitely quieter that an air rower. If you have the space, noise is not an issue, you plan to use the rower a lot and you have few extra dollars lying around go with the Concept 2. If space and noise are issues for you the Favorit is a good choice.