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

Concept 2 rowing machines were introduced some decades ago in 1981. The maker of the Concept 2 rowing machine is based in Vermont where the winters are very cold with a great deal of snow. So it adds up that designing a high quality rowing machine for indoor use would be a great idea. However, they deliberately wanted to make the very best rowing exercise equipment possible employing intelligent design principles. I have the unique position to write about this since I have been using a Concept 2 for about a decade. So I’ll talk more about a few more specifics in this review of Concept 2 rowing workout machines.

Concept 2 has two models available, the Model D and E. But, the Model D rowing exercise machine can be purchased with separate options depending on your preferences. The performance monitors are called, PM3 or PM4, and they come with every machine. If you need a better monitor with the Model D rowing machine, then you will have to pick out the D model with the improved monitor. The pricier Model E always ships the PM4 with it as the primary performance monitor. The Model D has the cheapest cost of 0 and higher price with the upgraded monitor.

What is very helpful during exercising is you can use the performance monitors to determine your pulse while working out. There is an enclosed pulse rate sensor worn across your chest, and there is a strap that keeps it in place. You may think the sensor will be noticeable and cause discomfort, but but it’s quite the opposite. As soon as you begin rowing you will hardly notice the monitor is there. There are no wires either as the data is sent to the monitor.

The resistance to rowing is attained by making use of an intelligently designed flywheel that is much like a manual fan. There are no safety issues with this because it is completely covered in a plastic assembly. You can adjust the amount of resistance through a small lever found on the flywheel housing. If you are thinking this is something that will generate a noisy environment, then that is not the case since this exercise machine is very quiet. The flywheel turns when you row, and it produces a soft air movement that is so quiet. But it is much softer than any fan because you will not be generating the same amount of RPM’s as an electrical fan. On the whole, you could easily use a Concept 2 rower in the next room without waking up others.

Either performance monitor also gives you the chance you to observe a variety of data about your rowing in real time. Among the available performance metrics include total rowing time, total distance rowed, 500 meter split times and number of strokes per minute. Your approach will for the most part be based on by your existing level of physical condition and general reason for using the rower. Assuming you are a competitive rower, you will most likely track the different stats from other competitive rowers.

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