HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine | Provides a Full-Body Workout

The HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine features a steel frame giving this rowing machine a rock-solid build. It has a maximum user weight capacity of up to 330 lbs (150 kg). In addition, the unique rear stabilizer helps keep the rowing machine stable on different surfaces, thus providing you with safe rowing.

Inside the durable polycarbonate water tank are 16 strong fan blades built to last the most challenging, most vigorous exercise regimens. The water creates a smooth and steady rowing experience with every stroke. The faster you row, the faster the blades spin, giving you a dynamic response and higher resistance.

It’s equipped with an ergonomic seat cushion to support your hips and back and ensure a proper workout. The pedals offer adjustable velcro straps and a textured design, and heel guards for comfort and safety. The footrests also have a pivoting design.

Learn more in my complete review below!

HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine
HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine

Product: HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine

Price: For a great deal on this rower, merely go here on Amazon

Warranty: 1 year limited (replacement parts for any defective parts)

My rating: 8.5/10

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Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 80.1L x 20.4W x 37.4H inches (203L x 52W x 95H cm)
  • Shipping weight: 83.8 lbs (38 kg)
  • Supported weight: 330 lbs (150 kg)
  • Frame: Steel
  • Resistance type: Water
  • Fitness Monitor: Time, count, t-count, distance, calories, goals, scan
  • Extras: Device holder
  • One year limited (replacement parts for any defective parts)

DH-8633 Frame construction

The HouseFit DH-8633 features a steel frame. It combines rectangular and oval tubes in its construction for improved aesthetics. All the steel parts are coated with a black paint finish, highly resistant to abrasion and rust. As we’ve mentioned above, the sliding rail has two side covers made of extruded aluminum.

HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine

The fully assembled machine is relatively large, especially lengthwise. It is approx 80.1″ (203 cm) long and 20.4″ (52 cm) wide. So, it is also advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side and at the rear of the unit to ease access and unhindered usage. It is also pretty heavy; without water in the tank, it weighs approx—83.8 lbs (38 kg).

This HouseFit water resistance rower does not have a folding design. However, it can store vertically to save space. In the upright position, its footprint becomes approx. 37″L x 20″W (95 x 52 cm), while its height reaches 80.1″ (203 cm).

The sliding rail is approx. 35.5″ (90 cm) long, and the rower makes available an inseam length of approx. 41.5″ (105 cm). Therefore, it should accommodate users up to 6’6″ (198 cm) with no problem. The rail has a maximum user weight capacity of up to 330 lbs (150 kg).

The rower features two relatively high base stabilizers. They place the seat at approx. 15″ (38 cm) above floor level, making entry and exit easy. The rear base stabilizer comes equipped with adjustable levelers, while the front base features transport wheels for easy relocation.

Seat and other parts

The HouseFit DH-8633 features a high-density foam contoured seat. The seat base integrates three sets of rollers, one that slides under the rail, while the other two slide on top of the rail.

The seat’s rollers integrate high-grade sealed ball bearings for a smooth motion. Their outer covers are a material designed to reduce noise. The side panels of the seat frame are steel-made and partially cover the rollers for improved safety.

The rower comes equipped with two large footrests made of durable thermoplastic material. Their size is not adjustable, but they are large enough to accommodate all athletic shoes. In addition, they have a textured surface and heel guards for improved foot stability. They also come with adjustable velcro straps.

HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine
HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine

The unit’s footrests have a pivoting design, which means they can adjust their angle slightly as you row. However, they have stoppers at the heel to tilt backward past approx—45 °.

The rower’s pulling handle consists of a short bar featuring foam grip covers for improved comfort. Unfortunately, it does not integrate pulse sensors, and the machine’s fitness monitor does not have a pulse reading function.

The pulling handle is attached to a durable nylon strap, which is highly resistant to abrasion. Since it’s a strap and not a chain, it does not require lubrication, and the rowing motion is smoother and quieter.

DH-8633 Resistance system

The HouseFit DH-8633 is a water resistance rower. It comes equipped with a 4-gallon (15-liter) durable polycarbonate water tank. The walls of the tank are transparent with a gray hue.

The tank has a simple design, with a single water chamber without any mechanical resistance adjustment elements. There are six water levels marked on its side, and it’s not supposed to fill over the 6th level.

The main resistance-generating element is the 16-blade impeller (or flywheel) integrated into the tank. This impeller connects through a system of pulleys to the pulling strap of the machine. Thus, pulling the handle spins in the water inside the tank generates resistance.

Since it’s a water resistance rower, the HouseFit DH-8633 provides a dynamic resistance response. Therefore, the resistance depends on your stroke rate. For example, if you pull faster, the impeller will also spin faster inside the tank, and you will get more resistance during each stroke. Thus, it will lead to a more consistent workout.

As mentioned earlier, the tank doesn’t have any mechanical resistance adjustment elements. However, you can still adjust the overall resistance by adding or removing water from the tank, ensuring you won’t exceed the highest fill level.

HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine

With the tank filled to its highest level, you will get the highest resistance possible, while if the tank is at the lowest level, you will get the lowest resistance possible.

Similar to other water resistance rowers, the DH-8633 does generate some noise during usage. However, it is not extremely loud, and it shouldn’t cover the sound of a TV set on a low volume. It’s also quite appealing compared to the sound generated by some air resistance rowers.

Fitness Monitor

The HouseFit DH-8633 includes a fitness monitor that integrates a device holder and has a long, angle-adjustable arm. It does not have pre-set workout programs, nor does it have online connectivity, but it does offer quite a few more features than the average basic model.

The monitor features an LCD (without backlight) that tracks time, distance, stroke count, total strokes, and calories burned. The distance displays in miles. Also, the console does not have a pulse reading function. Therefore, you cannot sync it with a fitness band or a wireless HR chest strap.

The fitness monitor features three buttons: Mode, Set, and Reset. The Mode button allows you to scroll through the workout metrics and select the one you want to display. It also allows you to choose the Scan Mode, automatically rotating all the values showing each one for several seconds.

The Set button allows you to select goals for time, count, or calories. After choosing a goal, the monitor will count down from the specified value until zero. And finally, the Reset button clears all the values on the monitor to zero.

The fitness monitor is battery-powered, and it uses two AA batteries. It starts up when you press the Mode button or when you begin rowing. It also turns off automatically to save the battery if it does not detect any activity on the rower for several minutes.

HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine
HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine

DH-8633 Assembly and Maintenance

The HouseFit DH-8633 rower does require some assembly, but the water tank with all the drive elements comes pre-assembled to the front part of the frame. Then, all you need to do is attach the front stabilizer to the rear stabilizer, insert the seat on the rail, connect the rail to the front part, and connect the fitness monitor.

Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes of your time, the manual provides clear assembly instructions, and all the necessary tools come with the rower.

Once assembled, all you need to do is fill up the tank with the provided pump. The water doesn’t need to be changed, but you can use rower water purification tablets to keep it free from algae and other microorganisms. Other than this, you should also periodically inspect the machine to make sure everything functions properly.

Pros

  • Sturdy frame – can support users up to 330 lbs (150 kg);
  • Aesthetic design;
  • Can be stored vertically;
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • Adjustable levelers on the rear stabilizer;
  • Ergonomic, contoured seat;
  • Ergonomic handle with foam grips;
  • Durable, pivoting footrests with adjustable straps;
  • Long rail for users with an inseam up to 41.5 (105 cm);
  • Water-resistance system, providing the most natural rowing feel that you can get;
  • Fitness monitor included – it tracks time, distance, count, total count, and calories burned;

    HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine
  • Goal settings for time, count, and distance;
  • Angle-adjustable arm for the console;
  • Device holder included;
  • Smooth and quiet operation;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Easy to assemble.

Cons

  • No backlight on the fitness monitor LCD;
  • No pre-set workout programs.

HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine Summary

The HouseFit DH-8633 is a water resistance rower designed for home use. It comes equipped with a durable polycarbonate tank featuring a 16-blade impeller, an ergonomic seat, and a fitness monitor that tracks time, distance, count, t-count, and calories. It also has a pretty durable rail rated for a maximum user weight limit of 330 lbs.

Moreover, it’s an excellent fitness machine for a full-body cardio workout, interval training, muscle toning, and stamina development. It’s also considerably more affordable than a commercial-grade water resistance rower and offers excellent value for the price.

I hope you found this article helpful and informative. Would you please speak up if you have anything you’d like to share on the topic or any opinions about my website? I look forward to your comments, questions, and the sharing of ideas.

Please note: Before starting any exercise program, you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.

6 thoughts on “HouseFit DH-8633 Rowing Machine | Provides a Full-Body Workout”

  1. Hi Robert!

    I have been thinking lately of having a gym at home, rather than going to the gym every day. I find it hard to push myself to go to the gym, as it is pretty far and I have no time. Your post has come at a perfect time. There is a lot of good features of this product. I like that we can transport the Rowing Machine around the room. I am going to consider purchasing this product!

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with us, and I wish you all the best!

    Amzy

    Reply
    • Hi Amzy, thanks for stopping by. If you would like any more suggestions of exercise equipment for home, please let me know. I’m always happy to help.

      Kind regards, Robert

      Reply
  2. Hi Robert. Thank you for an exciting review. Due to covid, I started training more and more at home, and HouseFit 8633 seems like a great addition to the home gym. I haven’t heard before about this company, but looking at your post, it’s a solid, well-designed product with multiple training options and a pretty reasonable price.

    I am looking forward to testing it in practice.

    Reply
    • Hey Cogito, thanks for stopping by. HouseFit is a small seller on Amazon.com. They are mainly in Europe and the Middle East. Several of their products received good user reviews on Amazon, and I have reviewed a few of their products favorably here on my website.

      I hope you enjoy the rowing machine, and please come back and give us an update.

      Kind regards, Robert

      Reply
  3. Hi Robert 

    Thanks for an excellent HouseFit Rowing Machine Review. I particularly like that you can store the machine vertically to save footprint space. However, given that I’ve been buying fitness gear like a crazy person, I do need to think about the area I have available.

    I also like setting fitness monitor goals that count down to zero. I’m not too bothered about the backlight as I have good lighting in my gym. Most of my working out is during the day time anyway. So I don’t think that would be an issue. 

    I’ll note down a few more features for comparison. Thank you immensely.

    Shelley 

    Reply
    • Hi Shelley, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Would you please let me know if I may further assist you with exercise equipment? I’m always happy to help.

      Kind regards, Robert

      Reply

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