The MaxKare Air Rowing Machine features a steel mainframe and special triangular structure for the machine’s stability. The maximum user weight capacity is up to 264 pounds. This MaxKare Air rowing Machine has a spacing-saving foldable design. The foldable size: 40.5” (L) x 19.7” (W)x 42.1” (H).
This MaxKare Rower comes equipped with an air resistance system. Its resistance-generating element is the large fan at the front, and the machine does not have any additional magnetic brake for extra resistance control. The lack of a resistance adjustment element shouldn’t matter too much, though, because any air rower provides a dynamic response anyway.
The MaxKare Air Rowing Machine comes equipped with a fitness console that tracks time, distance, count, calories, scan. It doesn’t have any worked-in Bluetooth programs, and it doesn’t interface online to any fitness apps. It also doesn’t have a pulse function, so you’ll have to use a separate device if you need to monitor your pulse.
The comfortable ergonomic seat made of PU (polyurethane) makes your exercise experience more comfortable. Also, the large non-skid footplates and the adjustable nylon foot straps fit most foot sizes. Lastly, the pulling handles strap is high-quality nylon, durable, and the handle comes padded for comfort.
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Product: MaxKare Air Rowing Machine
Warranty: 1 year limited
My rating: 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 71.3L x 20.1W x 14.2H inches (181L x 51W x 36H cm)
- Weight capacity: 264 lbs (119 kg)
- Frame: Steel
- Footrests: Pivoting, with straps
- Resistance type: Air fan
- Fitness console: Time, distance, count, calories, scan
- Extras: Tablet holder
- Warranty: 1 year limited
The MaxKare Air Rowing Machine features a steel tubing frame. It’s pretty sturdy for a home-use machine, having a maximum user weight capacity of 264 lbs (119 kg). The fully assembled machine is not as large as various other commercial air rowers but still measures approx—71″ (181 cm) in length and 20″ (51 cm) in width.
Thus, it may not fit too well in a small room or apartment. Plus, it is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side and at the rear of the machine, and at least one foot at the front, for unhindered usage and ease of access.
The machine’s rail is approx. 40″ (102 cm) long, and provides around 36″ (91.4 cm) of travel for the seat. But considering the placement of the footrests, the machine should be able to accommodate users up to 6’2 ″ (188 cm) with no problem.
This MaxKare rower is foldable. The rail with the seat can fold up to save space. In the folded position, the unit’s length reduces to approx. 40″ (102 cm), and its height becomes approx. 42.5″ (108 cm).
This air resistance rower’s exact weight is not specified, but it is not an extremely heavy unit. Thus, one person should be able to assembly the rower without any problem. Also, its middle base comes equipped with a set of transport wheels which facilitate its relocation.
Last but not least, all the steel parts in the machine’s construction come coated with a rust-resistant paint finish. The main rail’s color is gray, while the rest of the steel parts are painted black, these being the only colors available for this trainer.
The fan’s housing is also metallic and painted black, while the covers of the belts and other drive elements are ABS made, gray, and silver.
Seat and other parts
The MaxKare Air Rowing Machine comes equipped with a seat designed for optimal comfort. Its top is polyurethane made; it’s firm but not hard, so it reduces some of the workout impacts. Its surface is concave and textured to provide better positioning for the user and prevent them from sliding backward during the rowing motion’s push phase.
The machine’s rail is not horizontal; it has a few degrees of incline. This leads to a faster recovery motion and a slightly better workout for the legs during the push phase. When it extends to the back, the seat is approx. 14.2″ (36 cm) above floor level.
The seat base is steel and durable enough to support users up to 264 lbs (1119 kg). The seat frame integrates three sets of rollers with sealed ball bearings and a noise-dampening coating outside to provide smooth and quiet motion for the seat.
The rower’s footrests feature a pretty simple design. They are heavy-duty ABS material. Their surface is textured to provide better adherence to any athletic shoes. They also have heel guards and adjustable straps for maximum foot stability.
The footrests have a pivoting design. This means they’re not fixed; they can tilt forward and backward on their axis and cannot be locked into a fixed position unless you improvise. This pivoting design is to provides a natural positioning for your feet during each stroke.
The unit’s pulling handle consists of a short metallic bar with rubber foam grips. It does not integrate any pulse sensors, and the machine does not have a pulse reading function. The handle is attached to a heavy-duty nylon mesh strap, which is highly resistant to abrasion.
As its name suggests, the MaxKare Air Rowing Machine comes equipped with an air resistance system. Its main resistance-generating element is the large fan at the front of the rower. The machine does not have any additional magnetic brake for extra resistance control, like some dual resistance rowers. It also does not have a damper like the Concept2 models.
The lack of a resistance adjustment element shouldn’t matter too much, though, because any air rower provides a dynamic response anyway. In other words, the resistance generated by the fan depends on how hard you pull the handle (the harder you pull, the more resistance you will get). This can be a plus, as it simulates the sensation of rowing a real boat through the water.
The dual belt transmission system also improves the machine’s resistance. The two belt and pulley system adds a bit of difficulty to the rowing motion, but it also adds stability.
Since it’s an air resistance rower, at high speeds, the fan does generate some noise. However, the level of noise is far from being loud or disturbing. As a general idea, it won’t cover your TV’s sound on a low volume setting. The noise generated can be compared to the noise of a massive electric fan.
The MaxKare Air Rowing Machine comes equipped with a fairly simple fitness console. It does not have any built-in programs, Bluetooth, nor does not connect online to any fitness apps.
It features an LCD that tracks time, distance, count (number of strokes), and calories burned. However, it does not have a pulse reading function, so in case you want to monitor your heart rate during your workouts, you will have to use a separate device.
The fitness console is straightforward to use. It only has one button, which allows you to scroll through the workout metrics and select what interests you the most. Or, you can select the Scan mode, which rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds.
The button also covers the unit’s reset function. You can press it and hold it for a few seconds to clear all the meters’ values to zero.
The fitness console is battery-powered, and it requires two AAA batteries. It starts when you press the button or detects activity on the rower and automatically turns off after a few minutes of inactivity. And finally, the top of the fitness console can serve as a tablet holder.
Assembly and Maintenance
This MaxKare rower is far from being difficult to assemble. Most of it comes pre-assembled. Therefore, you only need to connect the front stabilizer, the rail, add the seat to the rail, attach the rear base stabilizer, the footrests, and the console. This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. An essential toolkit comes included, and the manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions.
Maintenance requires dusting the trainer periodically, especially the rail and the housing of the fan. Also, the seat wheels may require lubrication after a while. Other than this, it is advisable to check for loose bolts and parts periodically and retighten as needed.
- Sturdy construction – supports users up to 264 lbs;
- Folding design;
- Transport wheels included;
- Adjustable levelers on the front and rear bases;
- Long rail – can accommodate users up to 6’2″;
- PU contoured seat for optimal comfort;
- Pivoting footrests with straps and heel guards;
- Air resistance, providing a dynamic response during rowing;
- Dual belt drive system for improved stability and resistance;
- Fitness console included – tracks count, time, distance, and calories burned;
- Tablet holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Easy to handle and relocate;
- Little maintenance is required.
- No pulse reading function;
- No SPM function;
- The LCD does not have a backlight.
MaxKare Air Rowing Machine Summary
The MaxKare Air Rowing Machine is a trainer made for home use featuring a folding steel frame, a large padded and contoured seat, and a dual belt drive system. Also, it comes equipped with a simple fitness console that tracks time, distance, calories and counts the number of your strokes.
It’s a rowing machine for users of all levels, great for a full-body cardio workout, stamina development, muscle toning, and weight loss. And finally, it’s one of the most affordable air rowers available at the moment.
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