Keep your workouts fresh and new. The Sunny Magnetic Rowing Machine SF-RW5622 is a dual-function rower that will keep you excited and engaged. The dual-function plates turn your traditional rower into an upper-body strength machine that targets your arms, like your biceps and shoulders.
With a simple twist, you can increase or decrease eight adjustable magnetic resistance levels so your SF-RW5622 workout can remain challenging and effective throughout your fitness journey. Circuit train or row and build your cardiovascular while engaging your core and strengthening your back.
The Sunny SF-RW5622 rowing machine comes equipped with a fitness monitor that tracks time, distance, count (strokes per workout session), total count (total number of strokes since the first usage of the machine), count per minute (number of strokes per minute), and calories burned. In addition, the convenient scan mode displays your progress to assist you in tracking all your fitness goals.
Tilt and roll out the SF-RW5622 for use or away for storage; no need for heavy lifting or muscle strain. The transport wheels allow users to move their rower around quickly or store it from room to room.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Sunny Magnetic Rowing Machine SF-RW5622
Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
My rating: is 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 72L x 21W x 18.5H inches (183L x 53W x 47H cm)
- Assembled weight: 64.2 lbs (29 kg)
- Weight capacity: 275 lbs (125 kg)
- Frame: Steel
- Resistance type: Magnetic, eight levels
- Fitness Monitor: Time, distance, count, total count, count/min, calories burned, scan
- Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
SF-RW5622 Frame Construction
The Sunny SF-RW5622 features a steel frame with a reasonably durable rail with a maximum user weight capacity of 275 lbs (125 kg). In addition, all the steel parts in its construction come coated with a rust-resistant gray paint finish.
Also, the machine integrates several components of durable thermoplastic material. The most notable ones are the covers of the resistance system elements and the footrests.
This Sunny rower is not as bulky as other models but does have a reasonably long frame. With all the parts assembled, it is approx—72″ (183 cm) long and 21″ (53 cm) wide. The rail itself is 44″ (~111 cm), and the applicable inseam length for this machine is 40″ (101 cm). Therefore, the rower’s comfort accommodates up to 6’5″ (196 cm) with no problem.
The machine’s frame folds up. Likewise, the rail with the seat folds up, so the rower’s footprint remains 32″L x 21″W (81 x 53 cm), while its height reaches 4’2″ (125.7 cm).
Also, the rower is not too heavy. With all the parts assembled, its weight is approx. 64 lbs (~29 kg), one person can carry and build the rower. Plus, its front base stabilizer integrates a set of small wheels, which facilitate its relocation.
The Sunny dual-function magnetic rower has a seat that offers optimal comfort. Its top section consists of a pad of thick, high-density foam. In addition, the pad is contoured and textured to provide better positioning and improve contact.
The seat is relatively large. It is approximately 14″ (35.5 cm) wide and 11″ (28 cm), so it provides plenty of contact surface. Its base frame is steel-made and integrates three sets of wheels. Two slides are on top of the rail, while the third closes the seat frame assembly on the rail’s bottom, providing extra stability. The wheels have internal ball bearings and silicone rubber for smooth and quiet movement.
The machine’s rail is slanted. Therefore, it is slightly higher at the rear than at the front. So, at the highest point (at the back of the rail), the seat is approximately 11″ (28 cm) above floor level, while at its lowest point, its height is roughly 9″ (~23 cm).
SF-RW5622 Footrest and pulling handle
The Sunny SF-RW5622 rower has footplates attached under the rail’s front section. These footplates offer the possibility to perform bicep curls or standing rows without lifting the rower. For instance, this feature is quite a plus as not many other rowing machines in this price range have it.
The unit’s footrests are not length-adjustable but large enough to accommodate all athletic shoe sizes. They are a durable thermoplastic material. In addition, they have heel guards, a textured surface, and velcro straps so you can correctly secure your feet.
The footrests feature a pivoting design. Therefore, they can tilt forward and backward on their axis as you row. This way, you can slightly adjust the position of your feet during each stroke. In addition, the footrests also have stoppers at the rear. Thus, they won’t tilt backward past an angle of approximately 55° – 60°.
The pulling handle features a relatively short metallic bar with foam grips for improved comfort. However, it does not integrate resistance or other controls and is attached to a heavy-duty nylon strap that is highly resistant to abrasion.
The Sunny SF-RW5622 rowing machine has a standard magnetic resistance system with a manual action, so you don’t need a power adapter or an external power source. But unfortunately, it also cannot adjust the resistance automatically. So, instead, you always have to make the resistance adjustments yourself.
The resistance system consists of a magnetic brake connected to the internal flywheel and the tension dial visible on the front unit. Therefore, when you turn the dial, the brake moves closer or farther from the flywheel, increasing or decreasing the workout load.
The trainer makes available eight levels of resistance. The 8th tension level allows you to burn more calories and achieve a high cardio rate in a shorter time. However, the 1st tension level delivers a reasonably low resistance, which is excellent for anyone who wants to regain their stamina or recovery training.
Since it’s a full-magnetic rower with no air or water resistance elements, the Sunny SF-RW5622 machine does not offer a dynamic response during usage. Therefore, the resistance only depends on the selected level of the tension knob.
It does not relate to your stroke. For example, in a water-resistance rower, the resistance increases if you increase your stroke rate, while magnetic resistance remains constant regardless of your stroke rate.
Finally, this Sunny rowing machine is relatively quiet during usage. The brake elements do not touch, and it does not have a fan or a water tank. Thus, it generates little noise when in use.
The Sunny SF-RW5622 rowing machine comes equipped with a fitness monitor. But unfortunately, it does not have pre-set workout programs or goal settings and cannot adjust the machine’s resistance.
The monitor features an LCD divided into two sections to show two workout metrics simultaneously. It tracks time, distance, count, total count, count per minute, and calories burned. Unfortunately, the monitor does not have a pulse reading function. In addition, the distance is in miles rather than meters.
The fitness monitor is relatively easy to use. It only has one button. You can select the workout metrics you want to view by repeatedly pressing the button. This way, you can also choose the console’s Scan Mode, which automatically rotates the metrics, showing them in 6 seconds.
The battery-operated fitness monitor requires two AA batteries. When you start rowing, it counts strokes, miles, calories, etc. In addition, it also automatically turns off after 4 minutes of inactivity on the machine.
SF-RW5622 Assembly and Maintenance
The front unit of the machine with the resistance system and the fitness console comes pre-assembled. So, in terms of assembly, you only have to connect the rail to the front part of the rower and add the seat, the rear stabilizer, the front stabilizer, the footrests, and the footplates.
Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes of your time. The manual provides clear assembly instructions, and all the necessary tools for the task come included with the machine.
For maintenance, it is advisable to keep the machine clean, wipe the sweat that may fall onto the frame, and ensure there aren’t any textile fibers or debris on the rail to prevent any damage to the wheels of the seat. The internal parts of the rower do not require any lubrication.
- Sturdy frame – can support users up to 275 lbs;
- Folding design;
- Long rail – applicable inseam of 40″;
- Footplates for standing rows or bicep curls;
- Transport wheels integrated into the front base;
- Padded and contoured seat for optimal comfort;
- Pivoting footrests for a perfect foot position with each stroke;
- Smooth magnetic resistance system;
- Eight levels of resistance for light to medium workouts;
- Fitness monitor included – it can track time, distance, count, t-count, count/min, and calories burned;
- Quiet operation;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Decent warranty.
- No backlight on the fitness monitor LCD;
- The fitness monitor does not have a pulse reading function.
Sunny Magnetic Rowing Machine Summary
The Sunny Magnetic Rowing Machine SF-RW5622 is a rower made for home use. It comes equipped with an 8-level magnetic resistance system. In addition, it features a folding frame with a weight capacity of 275 lbs and a fitness monitor that tracks time, count, spm, and calories burned.
And finally, it’s not an expensive rower, great for any home gym setup, and perfect for full-body cardio training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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Please remember to consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could risk your health and safety 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.