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Marcy Foldable Magnetic Rower with Hand Pulse - One Size, Silver/Black
- Eight levels of magnetic resistance; flywheel weight: 4 kg (8.8 lbs); folds-up for storage
- Built-in heart rate hand grips on the pull handle; suitable for users up to 6 feet 2 inch; pivoting foot pedals; battery powered (included)
- LCD display readout: Time, distance, strokes, strokes per minute, calorie count, pulse, recovery; console angle adjusts
- Maximum user weight: 120 kg/264 lbs/18.8 stone; aluminium seat rail; solid steel framework; transport wheels
- Assembled: (L x W x H) 183 x 43 x 79 cm; folded: (L x W x H) 75 x 43 x 150 cm; warranty: 2 years
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You can now experience the full benefits of having an indoor rowing machine with the Marcy R800. Enjoy intense rowing sprints or endurance workouts all in the convenience of your own home with this sturdy, rugged and well manufactured home fitness machine.
It's heavy internal flywheel and sealed bearing glide rollers ensure users with an ultra-smooth back and forth rowing motion to provide effective overall body workouts. The R800 uses a quick twist tension dial to adjust eight varying levels of magnetic resistance, having a range of difficulties can dramatically improve overall fitness levels and muscle tone, you can consistently challenge your body as it becomes familiarised to the intense work applied to the active muscle groups during rowing by increasing the tension when this happens.
The tension system operates through a magnetic adjustment design that provides frictionless interchanging of tension levels. A magnet runs parallel alongside the flywheel, as the magnet moves closer and further away the tension increases and decreases, this minimises wear and tear and allows the rower to operate smoothly over time.
The R800 provides a clear, concise readout of vital information showing the progression of your workout. Feedback from your workouts is essential for workout progression; it's also an excellent source of motivation. Not everybody has a place in their home for a 2 m rowing machine; with that in mind the R800 has a quick fold design that reduces it to a compact 1 m machine. It's secured safely into a place with a heavy duty lock pin for absolute safety in any home environment particularly with children. Transport wheels are also conveniently positioned at the front of the rower so you can easily move and store the rower away without breaking a sweat.
From the manufacturer
Front part of the Rower
Console angle adjusts
Tension resistance dial
Built-in heart rate hand grips on the pull handle
Some specifications to take into account
Assembled dimensions: length 183 cm x width 43 cm x height 79 cm
Max. user weight: 120 kg / 18.8 Stone
Suitable for users up to 188 cm / 6ft 2"
Folds-up quickly for storage
Folded up dimensions: length 75 cm x width 43 cm x height 150 cm
Reduces a 2 metre rowing machine into a compact 1 metre machine moments
Heavy duty lock pin
This pin safely secures the rower in a folded position
Easy to store and keep out of reach from children
Features that give it an edge
Robust aluminium seat rail
Sealed bearing glide rollers
Solid steel framework
Internal Flywheel of 4 Kg
Pivoting foot pedals
Alleviates ankle pressure
Drive backward with more power
Wheels positioned at the front
Very easy to move and store
Marcy is a range designed and manufactured by the global brand, Impex Fitness. Marcy's designed to bring hard and heavy use equipment into the home with a commercial feel, but it can be used by anyone that’s searching for true premium home gym equipment.
At a glance, Impex is one of the leading innovators in today’s health and fitness marketplace; manufacturing strength and aerobic equipment. Founded in 1982, Impex quickly established a strong global presence as a manufacturer of products for many well-known fitness equipment companies. Impex attributes its success largely due to their commitment to provide excellent customer service, offering our customers innovative, high quality products.
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I am 105kg so when I came to fitting the foot straps I felt this could have been better quality, and easier to tighten/loosen when you sat on the unit, however this is really the only gripe I have about this rower. On exercise it was easy to use and the display kept me informed of what I was achieving. I do beleive the calorie burn count to be way wrong and if this is important to you then dont buy it.
I have used it for a few hours now and find it is achieving what I wanted the rower to do, which is basically help me exercise and lose a few pounds. I dont think it will suit the professional "Gym" person but then your not paying that sort of price that the Gym professionals use. It is better than a lot of more expensive rowers that I tried, and feel the price is pitched about right for the unit. I wanted to tighten up my stomach (Beer/Food Belly Lol) and improve my overall fitness, and felt after each 30 minute session my stomach was aching !! which pleased me as I know it is working.
You will not be dissapointed in this purchase but dont think you are buying the Rolls Royse of rowers because you are not, and I certainly expect this rower to cover 95% of my aim to get fit !!
Coming in at under £300, I was impressed with the 'user weight' being reasonable and didn't expect it to be of gym standards or quality.
The box it came in - although quite heavy, was well packaged and took a while to get into with the amount of tape used to seal it up.
Putting the machine together for me wasn't too much of an issue, but I can understand how some people may struggle a bit - maybe a good idea to have a friend handy. The instructions are there purely as a guideline - I found common sense prevailed and had the rower set up and ready for her maiden voyage in around 25 - 30 minutes....stopping every few minutes to admire my work and congratulate myself.
Attaching the long piece on which the seat slides along for me was the trickiest, but I discovered that by putting the rower on it's side, the screws were somehow easier to fit.
I've had the rower exactly one week now with 20 - 30 mins use per day, and it seems to be withstanding the pace pretty well.
The tension knob offers good resistance - I'm finding, as a beginner that 3/4 is providing a good workout - obviously those in better shape than myself will appreciate the higher levels.
Although I'm reasonably happy with the rower it certainly has it's faults. For me these aren't particularly important as it's providing me with what I need, but for someone else I can imagine in may cause problems or frustration.
1: The holders for the feet are too narrow. There's a moulded raised area around the heel which I found my normal trainers were too wide to fit into them properly. Solution: find my old trainers and wear them.
The Velcro strips holding my feet in place aren't bad but could be better. I had to wiggle the strap around a bit in order to get it to securely fasten and stay in place. It also feels quite cheap but at present is doing the job.
2: The hand bar is a bit naff. Don't make the same mistake I made and use this item wearing rings etc...you WILL get blisters. As previously mentioned, a pair of gym gloves may be a good addition for anyone thinking of buying this rower.
The pulse sensors on the hand grip are extremely suss and to be honest I simply think they think of a number between 75 and 100, multiply it by Tuesday and subtract November. With this in mind I would probably recommend buying an additional pulse/heart monitor.
3: The on-board computer / readout????? Believe everything you have read in previous reviews about it - and is, for me probably the worst feature of what is a reasonable rowing machine.
The readout jumps around - apparently showing different readouts from distance, strokes and calories etc...but may as well show you patterns from dear old Granny's crochet booklet. Basically - it's useless and really lets the machine down.
Solution: I use my phone for countdown time and also playing music while I row. Investing in a separate heart/pulse monitor is on my 'to do' list in the very near future.
4: The seat is actually very well padded and comfortable and (after applying the supplied silicone gel to the runners) moves back and forth smoothly and silently. This is a major plus where this machine is concerned, and makes up a little of what it lacks in other departments as far as I'm concerned.
5: Folding / Unfolding the rower can be a little tricky and perhaps could have been designed better, but again I didn't find it too much of a chore and no bad words were spoken in the process. All-in-all I have to say that this was another feature of the machine I liked. No - it won't completely disappear but it will sit nicely in the corner or wherever you have it placed. Having wheels on the front set of feet is another handy feature.
To sum up - I'm reasonably happy with my purchase. I feel that with the on-board computer and sensors being so naff, the price is slightly high and would probably be more deserving of around the £199 price range. However, with the user weight being quite generous, and it providing a fairly good workout, I have no major complaints and would recommend it to anybody of a large build like myself (but hopefully getting smaller). 3-4 Stars I feel is fair as it does give a good workout - just greatly let down by the 'computer' readout.
The machine itself is very easy to assemble and I was up and running (er rowing) in about 40 mins
It quickly made me realise how out of shape I had become and after the first session I could feel the burn in all the right places
As another reviewer stated here the beep from the mini computer read out is a little bit annoying but I quickly fixed that.
It does exactly what it should and I am so pleased I bought it and did not spend 4 times as much on the Concept. My waist is tightening and my arms and chest are getting stronger and it is helping with my lung capacity too.
Not sure why there are reviews stating build quality as it is excellent and assembled properly its a very robust and proper bit of kit.
I am 6'4'' and was 105KG (already down 5kg!) and I can see this in combination with my new cycling regime helping me get to my target of 90Kg by the end of the year.
The vary levels of resistance allow me to crank it up as my fitness improves
The seller is also superb. The large locking bolt that you use to secure it was slightly bent in the box when it arrived and although it was not stopping me using the machine I always like everything to be perfect. They answered their email immediately and without any quibbles just sent me a new one out straight away.
So if you want to get fit for a low price from a great reseller then this machine cannot come more highly recommended.
I had it on my watch/wish list for nearly 18 months. I wish I had bought it sooner
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