The Concept 2 Rowing Machine – Better Look at Its Special Features

The Concept 2 Rowing Machine – Better Look at Its Special Features

Article by Laura Ledesma

Way back in the early 80s, the Concept 2 rowing machines made their introduction to the world. The company that manufactures the Concept 2 rowers has headquarters in Vermont where the winters are pretty cold with lots of snow. That was the driving thought to come up with a means by which rowers would not have to wait for the temperatures to get warm to engage in their sport. From the get-go, this company set out to apply the best engineering and technology available in their rowing machines. As an actual user of their rowing exercise machines, I can attest to the fact that their machines perform well. So I’ll mention a few more particulars in this review of Concept 2 rowers.

There are two models of its rowing workout machine available, the Model D and E. The Model E is delivered just as you see it, but the Model D is available with a choice of performance monitor. The performance monitors are referred to as, PM3 or PM4, and they accompany each rowing machine. The PM3 is a standard feature on the Model D with an option to upgrade to the PM4. The other choice, which is pricier, is the E rowing machine with the PM4 monitoring device. The Model E costs about 0 more than the Model D based on which monitor you select.

What is really helpful during exercising is you can use the performance monitors to keep an eye on your pulse while exercising. Your pulse rate is monitored by a gadget that you strap across your chest. There is no discomfort when using this sensor since it is very thin with an adjustable spandex strap. As soon as you start to row, you will be preoccupied enough to the point where you will not be able to notice it. The information from the monitoring device is actually transmitted to the PM3 or PM4 for processing and display.

The resistance to rowing is done by using an intelligently designed flywheel that is a good deal like a manual fan. The flywheel is held inside a plastic assembly so you cannot touch it while you are rowing. The means by which you alter the resistance level with rowing is a mechanical, and manual, lever on the flywheel. When you are rowing you will hear the seat go backward and forward, the chain movement and the whirringwhizzing of wind from the flywheel, and the noise level is very low. The flywheel revolves when you row, and it produces a soft air movement that is very quiet. But it is much quieter than any fan because you will not be producing the same amount of RPM’s as an electrical fan. All in all, you could easily use a Concept 2 rower in the next room without waking others.

You can pick out the type of performance metrics that best fits you from an easy-to-understand menu on either the PM3 or PM4. It is helpful from the standpoint of your progress to track your total distance rowed, how long it took you to do it, or even how quickly you can do a stroke So it all comes down to your reasons for using the rower beyond primariy goal to get and stay in shape. Assuming you are a competitive rower, you will probably pay attention to different stats from other competitive rowers.

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