Hammer Cobra XT Rowing Machine Review

Hammer Cobra XT Rowing Machine
Hammer Cobra XT Rowing Machine
Hammer Cobra XT Rowing Machine

Hammer Cobra XT Features

  • LCD display
  • Aluminium frame
  • Magnetic resistance
  • Quiet in operation
  • Pulse sensor

Hammer Cobra XT Specification

  • Dimensions – 235 cm x 55 cm x 60 cm
  • Weight – 37 kg
  • Max user weight – 120 kg
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty

Hammer Cobra XT Rowing Machine Review

Hammer Cobra XT is another great example of German engineering. Being an affordable machine, it provides its users with great rowing experience. Also keep in mind its good quality build. It is made of materials such as powder coated steel and aluminium frame. Also it has passed German quality checks and TUV certifications, which are very hard to pass to say the least.

After you order Hammer Cobra XT, it will arrive boxed right to your doorstep. Please keep in mind that the box is quite heavy – 43 kg, it would be good if you have someone nearby to help you move. The box will contain all parts and instructions needed to assemble this machine by yourself at home. It usually takes around 1 hour to assemble it.

Hammer Cobra XT Folded In Half
Hammer Cobra XT Folded In Half

Hammer Cobra XT is utilising magnetic resistance. It is quieter than air resistance rowers and also provides smooth rowing stroke. You will be able to watch series on a TV or listen to music without being disturbed at all.

There are overall 10 different levels of resistance. You can adjust resistance to give you the workout you need. Level 1 is easy and will suit mostly beginners and cardio, when level 10 will definitely be a challenge for experienced users. To change resistance level you have to turn the knob that is located under the LCD screen and handle.

Hammer Cobra XT is a professional-level rowing machine. It was designed to make your workout comfortable. It has got pivoting footplates with foot straps. It’s seat is ergonomically designed to let you workout for longer without feeling a lot of discomfort.

Hammer Cobra XT LCD Display
Hammer Cobra XT LCD Display

This rowing machine comes with a built in LCD display. This display will be your workout buddy showing you the vital stats of your workout such as:

  • Distance
  • Time
  • Calories consumed
  • Pulse

In order to get pulse you need to have radio pulse sensor, which is not included with the machine unfortunately. Also there are no built-in workout programmes which can be frustrating. Another downside of this monitor is that it is hard to see the stats in a low lit room.

After you finish your workout, you can fold this machine in half and put it away in the storage room. For convenience of moving this machine around it has transport wheels built into the front stabiliser.

Hammer Cobra XT can accommodate users who weight up to 120 kilograms or 19 stones. Also it is long enough to accommodate users who are 6ft or a bit higher.


  • Accurate LCD monitor
  • Quiet in operation
  • Plenty of levels of resistance to choose from
  • Foldable in half
  • Easy to assemble


  • Display is not back lit
  • Pulse sensor i snot included

What customers say about Hammer Cobra XT

Very high quality German rowing machine. It delivers good rowing experience that can be compared to more expensive professional rowing machines. Plenty of levels of resistance to choose from, but LCD screen could have been a bit better and have more stats.

Amazing and quiet workout for me. It is very sturdy and stable as well. Very easy to move this machine around. Also nice to fold it up and store it in the storage cupboard. Resistance 10 is quite challenging for me as well.

This rowing machine is quite heavy for me, but on the upside it was very easy to assemble and move it around my flat after that. Very easy to use and is quite comfortable, I can extend my legs to the full with this machine, I am 6ft2.

Very good machine for its price (£400 at the time when I bought it). Very good resistance, very quite and comfortable. Couple of things that disappoint me were that pulse sensor was not included and it is quite hard to see the stats when I work out in the evening and my room gets a bit dark.


Hammer Cobra XT may have a couple of flaws, but in general it is a very good rowing machine that delivers professional rowing experience at the comfort of your home. It has plenty of resistance levels available for you to choose, it has LCD tracking screen, it can even fold and be easily put away for storage.

This machine is a bit more expensive than beginner rowing machines, but it is built to last for long hence it was certified by strict German standards. We would recommend this rowing machine to beginners and intermediate users who are looking for a machine to work out daily and with comfort.

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