The MARNUR Air & Magnetic Rower offers a full-body workout, especially the arm, shoulder, back, thigh, abdomen, and calf. The rowing machine is super sturdy, durable, and comfortable. The frame, rail, and seat have a maximum user weight capacity of up to 300 lbs (1236 kg).
The MARNUR rowing machine’s resistance mechanism combines air resistance and 16 levels of manual magnetic resistance. The steel fan blades have minimal flex and come constructed for optimal air resistance. And the faster you row, the rowing machine produces more air resistance, and you get hit by gushes of wind.
The MARNUR rowing machine comes equipped with a fitness console that can track your rowing performance and fitness metrics. The LCD shows time, distance, RPM, calories, watt, count (rowing count per time), and TCNT (accumulated rowing). However, the unit does not have a pulse reading function, and the rower does not integrate any pulse sensors.
The ergonomic seat of the MARNUR Air & Magnetic Rower is extensive, offering users a comfortable rowing experience. The sliding rail is stainless steel, so the movement is very smooth and quiet. Sizeable non-slip foot pedals will accommodate all sizes. Adjustable foot straps keep your feet saddled in so you can focus on the workout.
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Product: MARNUR Air & Magnetic Rower
Warranty: 2 years limited
My rating: 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 87.9L x 21.7W x 34.8H inches (223L x 55W x 88H cm)
- Assembled weight: 83.77 lbs (39.8 kg)
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Frame: Steel & aluminum
- Resistance: Air & magnetic, 16 levels
- Fitness console: Time, distance, RPM, watts, count, t-count, calories
- Warranty: 2 years limited
The MARNUR air & magnetic rower features a steel tubing frame. However, it also integrates plastic and aluminum parts. For example, the monorail’s two sidetracks are extruded aluminum for long-term durability and smooth seat movement. Also, the covers of the magnetic brake system and several other small covers are durable thermoplastic material.
All the steel parts in the rower’s construction have a black paint finish, including the fan’s cage and the fan itself (the fan is also steel-made). The plastic parts are black as well to match the rest of the rower. The two aluminum tracks of the monorail have their natural polish.
The fully assembled rower is relatively large. It is approx 87.9″ (223 cm) long and 21.7″ (55 cm) wide. Therefore, it may not fit too well in a small room, considering that you should also leave at least two feet of clearance at the rear and on each side of the rail.
But on the other hand, the rail folds up. With the rail in the folded position, the machine’s length is reduced to 46.5″ (118 cm), while its height becomes 59.7″ (152 cm).
The machine’s rail is reasonably long, and the two footrests are placed a few inches past the connection between the rail and the front part of the frame.
Therefore, the applicable user inseam for it is 45.3″ (115 cm). Thus, the machine accommodates users up to 6’5″ (196 cm). It also has a maximum user weight capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg).
The rail is not completely horizontal. It has an incline of approx. one degree. This means that the rower provides a bit of extra workout for the legs during the push phase.
Last but not least, the rear stabilizer comes equipped with two adjustable levelers. The middle base also has an adjustable leveler if you have to stabilize it in a folded position. The machine’s front base bar rests on two rubber pads and integrates two transport wheels that facilitate the unit’s relocation, if necessary.
Seat and handlebars
The MARNUR air & magnetic rower features a seat made of high-density foam for optimal comfort. It has a textured and contoured surface for added stability. It is approx 14″ (36 cm) wide and 11 (28 cm) deep, providing plenty of contact surface.
The base frame of the seat is steel. It integrates three sets of wheels—two set slides on top of the aluminum tracks and the third slide underneath for added stability. The wheels come equipped with sealed ball bearings for a smooth seat motion. They also have a silicone rubber coating for reduced noise.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the machine’s rail is not perfectly horizontal. It is a little higher at the rear. Thus, when extended to the back, the seat stands at approx. 16″ (40.6 cm) above floor level.
This MARNUR rower comes equipped with two pivoting footrests. This design allows them to tilt on their axis when you row to adapt better to your feet’ position. They have a metallic rod as a stopper at the heel to tilt backward past approx—60 °.
The machine’s footrests are durable thermoplastic material. They have a textured surface, heel guards, and adjustable straps for improved foot stability. Their size is non-adjustable, but they are large enough to accommodate athletic footwear of all sizes.
The pulling handle is a simple, straight bar. It has rubber-foam sleeves for an improved grip. It’s attached to the machine’s resistance system via a heavy-duty, braided nylon strap, highly-resistant to stretching and abrasion.
This MARNUR rowing machine combines air and magnetic resistance elements. The main resistance generator is the multi-blade fan visible at the front of the rower. As you pull the handle, the fan spins and generates air resistance.
As is the case for any air resistance rower, the fan generates a dynamic response during usage. Therefore, if you pull faster, the fan will also spin faster, which increases the rowing difficulty. This resembles, up to a point, the rowing of a real boat through the water.
Along with the air resistance system, the rower also integrates a magnetic brake and a small internal flywheel. The brake connects to the tension knob visible on the front unit of the machine. By turning this knob clockwise, the magnetic brake moves closer to the metallic flywheel, increasing the machine’s overall resistance.
There are 16 difficulty levels marked on the tension knob. The first one delivers little extra resistance; in this setting, you will work only with the resistance generated by the fan. Conversely, the 16th tension level provides noticeable extra resistance, great if you want to undergo a more intense workout.
Since the magnetic brake is manual, you don’t need a power adapter for the rower or an external power source. But on the other hand, the fitness console cannot adjust the resistance automatically.
The MARNUR rower includes a fitness console that offers a few features more than the average unit. First, it has an LCD divided into five sub-sections to show up to 5 workout metrics simultaneously.
It tracks time, distance, stroke count, total strokes, RPM, watts, and calories burned. The display’s lower small windows show time/total count, distance/watts, and calories/temperature from left to right.
The larger window’s left side indicates RPM and count, while for the more extensive section in the middle, you can select and of the workout metrics by using the Mode button.
The distance displays in miles. Although the console’s right bottom window is reserved to pulse, the unit does not have a pulse reading function, and the rower does not integrate any pulse sensors.
The console is battery-powered, and it requires two AA batteries, which come included with the machine. It starts up when you begin rowing and has an idle mode to enter if it does not detect any machine activity for a few minutes. In idle mode, it indicates room temperature.
Assembly and Maintenance
The front section of the rower with the air and magnetic resistance elements comes pre-assembled. You only need to insert the seat on the rail, connect the rail to the front unit of the rower, add the rear stabilizer, the footrests, and the fitness console.
This shouldn’t take more than 40-50 minutes. All the necessary tools come included with the rower. Also, the manual provides precise assembly instructions.
It is advisable to keep the machine’s rail clean to prevent damage to the wheels for maintenance. If the fan accumulates dust, you should be able to vacuum it from the outside without taking the cage apart. Other than this, it is advisable to periodically inspect the machine to make sure that all the parts still function correctly.
- Sturdy construction – can hold users up to 300 lbs (136 kg);
- Folding frame;
- Adjustable levelers on the rear stabilizer and mid base;
- Transport wheels on the front stabilizer;
- Dual rail system for improved stability;
- Long rail for users with an inseam up to 45″;
- Pivoting footrests with heel guards and adjustable straps;
- Padded and contoured seat;
- Air resistance for a natural, dynamic response during rowing;
- 16 levels of magnetic resistance;
- Multi-window fitness console that tracks time, distance, RPM, watts, count, total count, and calories;
- Very quiet for an air resistance rower;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the necessary assembly tools come included;
- Little maintenance required.
- No online connectivity;
- No pulse reading function;
- The LCD does not have a backlight.
MARNUR Air & Magnetic Rower Summary
The MARNUR air and resistance rower is a cardio training machine made for home use. It is equipped with a massive fan for dynamic air resistance and with a 16-level magnetic brake. It features a long rail with a weight capacity of 300 lbs and also has a folding design.
Moreover, it’s a reasonably decent rowing machine, great for a full-body cardio workout, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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