Love my Avari Rower, easy to use. Great product, only complaint my butt hurts after 20mins. Stamina should improve on the seat for comfort.
I bought the rower and experienced no issues at first. It was great - I used it twice a week. Then, at around 6 months, the machine lost all resistance. I called customer service and they were extremely helpful and quickly sent a replacement part. Unfortunately, now i'm at a point where I can't seem to get the replacement part to work. The resistance went from none at all to the most difficult level. It will not change. Technically I can row but at the most difficult level it's not very enjoyable. I'm sure if I called customer service they would help me again but I am tired of taking the machine apart and back together. It's been a hassle. I'm incredibly annoyed that I spent so much money on something that broke down so quickly.
My wife and I both use the Avari Rower. We could not be more pleased with our purchase. The unit is well made and sturdy. It was packaged securely and was very easy to setup in about 30 minutes. The extruded aluminum rail is a big plus. Although it's quite heavy, the fold-up rail and front wheels make it fairly easy to move. We keep ours stationary on a Stamina folding mat.
The 8 programmed workouts and 4 that are user definable is a great feature. You can choose a workout to match your mood or design your own. The chest strap heart monitor works well and the unit provides great cardio in the range we need. I called Stamina and ordered an additional chest strap for my wife. It arrives in 4-5 days.
Operation is super smooth and almost completely quiet. I can be on my computer in the same room that my wife is on the rower and not even notice the sound at all. Try that with a fan-type unit!
Overall, a great product. I highly recommend.
Hi, I am seventy one years old and have been using my rower about a month, I row about ten miles per day and have been increasing the tension weekly, I feel great! My grandson purchased it for me as I was complaining that I have not been as active as I used to be, it has done the trick!!!
Rower is quiet but not silent.Need to plug in rower.Coming from using a multi adjustable arm rower [cylinder type] this rower is very different.Having a straight bar and only being able to go straight forward/back is kinda boring,and i find it harder on my arms as they remain stationary.
Thats not a fault of this rower,more of a condition of me rowing since 90's on adjustable arm rowers. It does have lots of programs but you will have to row awhile to reach the end of each program.....i rarely rowed longer then 30 mins,but i use to jack my rower up a few feet which helped me climb mountains with much less effort.One could likely jack this rower up as well but not sure how that would effect the proper form you are suppose to follow on these straight bar rowers.
Being honest its been hard getting use to this straight bar rower,its magnetic but would make no difference if it was air or water.Feels like my arms should be bolted onto the bar because they really dont more from that position,so its been hard coming over from a fully adjustable moveable arm rower.What isnt hard is no squeaking,no squeaks yet,cylinder type rowers are greatly known for almost always squeaking,usually coming from the seat but not limited and will squeak at footrests and cylinder[s]........this unit here also glides on a few more wheels on the seat so it should last longer and hopefully remain quiet.
Id say the price is ok.........but ALL stuff these days is overpriced for the most part,and i dont like that either.
I'd say if your used to straight bar rowers,or never rowed before,this rower so far seems to be good,and if you like to row for longer periods the programs will give you something to row to.The rower itself looks to be solid,dont see any future problems with frame nor seat,and rower is heavier due to magnetic gear upfront so it dont move around during rowing.One possible area i can see that might not hold up to tough hard pulls is where the straight bar connects to a nylon type webbing cord,the nylon is wrapped once around the bar and then sewed.......i could see that sew area coming apart in the future.No gripes with this rower but havent used alot due to my story above.
Easy setup. Almost silent. Computer linked to heart rate monitor is one of the best ways to train for aerobic fitness.
Nice to know heart rate recovery score and to see how one is progressing.
I have used an elliptical machine for years but was looking for a change. Researched many rowers and decided on the Avari. Best work out ever. Highly recommend.