Compare the Best Home Rowing Machines – Side by Side

Compare indoor rowers before you buy. This chart shows the top-rated home rowing machines that are designed for everyday use, require minimal maintenance, operate quietly and are easy to move and store. See prices, ratings, dimensions, resistance type, included workouts, weight capacity, special features and more.

Indoor Rowers

Product Weight Resistance Type Folds for
Special Features

Model D

Concept2 Model D Rower

5.0 500 lbs 96″L x 24″W 69 lbs Flywheel Separates into 2 Parts, Rolls $1100-$1200 Yes, 5 Commercial-grade durability, has Bluetooth connectivity for heart rate monitors, smart phone, etc.. See full review of the Concept2 Model D vs Model E

Ergatta Rower

Ergatta Rower with 17-inch Workout Monitor Screen

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4.8 500 lbs 86″L x 23″W 105 lbs Water Stores Upright $2000+ Yes “Gamify” your exercise with interactive monitor, competitive workouts, training tips & motivating video workouts. Fun & easy to use with Wifi & Bluetooth connectivity. See Ergatta Rower Review

Elliptical Rower

Teeter Power 10 Elliptical Rower

4.8 300 lbs 63″L x 38″W 180 lbs Magnetic Bi-Directional Resistance Fold & Rolls, but Doesn’t Fold Flat $1200 Yes, Free on-demand workouts Work more muscles with unique bi-directional rowing system. Plus, FREE Teeter App provides lots of trainer-led workouts. BONUS Polar Heart Rate Monitor also included FREE! Find Out More

NordicTrack RW900 Rower

NordicTrack RW900 Interactive Rowing Machine

4.8 250 lbs 86.5″L x 22″W 130 lbs Air + Magnetic Folds & Rolls $1599 Yes, on Video Similar to the Hydrow, but costs less. Also includes HD Smart Touchscreen, in-depth stats tracking and a full year of iFit Personal Training with global workouts on the water See More on the NordicTrack RW900

Hydrow Interactive Rower

Hydrow Interactive Rowing Machine with Video Monitor for Home Workouts that Make You Feel Like You are Outdoors on the Water

4.9 375 lbs 86″L x 24″W 197 lbs Electro-magnetic No, but Stands $3099-$3199 Yes, by Video The next generation in rowers! Package includes 22″ HD Touch Screen with visually immersive workout sessions all over the world. Subscription required to access athletic trainers. Complete Hydrow Review

Echelon Smart Rower

Echelon Smart Rower

4.5 300 lbs 85″L x 21″W 120 lbs Magnetic Folds & Rolls $999 $679 30 Days Free of On-Demand Classes Convenient tablet holder and 32 levels of resistance that you can adjust without stopping your workout. Plus, cheaper than interactive rowers like Hydrow. Complete Echelon Review

Conversion II

Stamina Conversion II Recumbent Bike & Rower
4.4 250 lbs 46″L x 26″W 102 lbs SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance Folds & Rolls $899-$1200 No Bike and rower in 1 machine, adjustable ergonomic paddled seat, 8 resistance levels Read Review of Recumbent Rower


Velocity Exercise Rowing Machine
4.5 275 lbs 80″L x 20″W 91 lbs DMC Drum Magnetic Control Folds & Rolls $799 $639 Yes, 6 8 levels of resistance, includes heart rate monitor chest strap. See Full Review of Velocity Indoor Rower

First Degree Water Rower

First Degree Water Rower for Home Workouts
3.5 300 lbs 77.8″L x 20.9″W 58 lbs Water Upright storage $1,098 No Upgraded design provides smooth and natural stroke feel. Plus, you can easily adjust the resistance, speed and range of motion for your workout. These high-end fluid rowers last a long time. Find out more

Stamina ATS Rower

Stamina ATS Air Rower
3.9 250 lbs 77″L x 18″W 52 lbs Air Folds & Stores Upright $369-$399 No This rower has an ultra low price, a lightweight (52 lbs) for easy portability and a simplistic design. Plus, it includes a comfortable padded seat. See the Stamina ATS Review Here

Tips on Buying Indoor Rowing Machines:

ProForm Bike Rower

Fitness pros who row frequently really appreciate the quality of the Concept2 rowers. However, if you just want a piece of home exercise equipment that you can use a few times a week, you may want to save yourself a few hundred bucks. You can still get good equipment that you’ll like for about $500.

On the other hand, if you get bored easily and prefer more variety in your workouts, a recumbent bike rower or an interactive rowing machine may fit your needs better than traditional indoor rowing machines.

In any case, keep in mind that your fitness results will depend on your consistency rather than the machine itself. Virtually all rowers can give you a full-body workout in less time.

Want a Cheaper Indoor Rower?

Chris Ellis of Rowing Machine Pro

Yes, you can find cheap indoor rowers designed for occasional and less-rigorous use. However, be prepared for louder noise, seats and handlebars that don’t move smoothly, parts that break, squeak and more.

Don’t get me wrong, I like budget-friendly exercise equipment. (As long as the products do what you want them to do). By the way, the Schwinn Crewmaster Rower offers a good combination of low price and high quality with good ratings, as does the Obsidian Surge Water Rower.

For indoor rowing machines that you plan to use on a regular basis for a long period of time, I recommend investing in quality equipment. This will actually help you stay motivated to do your workouts and therefore achieve your goals. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.

– Chris

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