PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine Review

PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine
PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine
PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine

PureFitness R800 Features

  • Adjustable magnetic resistance levels
  • Foldable design
  • Quiet when rowing
  • The onboard LCD computer console
  • Pulse meter built-in

PureFitness R800 Specification

  • Dimensions – 183 cm x 43 cm x 79 cm
  • Weight – 34 kg
  • Max user weight – 120 kg
  • Two-year manufacturer warranty

PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine Review

For a mid-range rowing machine, R800 is packed with all the features you need to get a good workout out of it. It has an amazing LCD screen, it is quiet, and it is very compact – it can be folded in half!

R800 is looking very futuristic and will fit in very well in your home gym. And most important – it is built from high-quality materials and is very sturdy. Its quality can be compared to more expensive machines.

Also, this machine comes with a space-saving feature and can fold in half. It makes it very easy to store for everyone tight on space at home. To make it easier to move it around this machine has wheels attached on the front.

When this machine arrives, the box will have all the essentials needed for you to assemble it all by yourself. It will come with step by step instructions. Typically, assembling this machine takes around 30 minutes. After you finished assembling, you are ready to start the workout!

PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine LCD Tracking Monitor
PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine LCD Tracking Monitor

This machine is offering eight levels of resistance powered by magnets. You can start from level 1 and slowly work your way up. Ideal for everyone who is a complete beginner and wants to get fit gradually. Resistance level switch is conveniently located under the handle. Also, thanks to magnetic resistance, this machine make barely to no noise when working out.

R800 has an amazingly comfortable oversized seat that moves on four glide board rollers. It provides enough comfort for you to have long and hard workout sessions without feeling sore or uncomfortable.

To make sure your feet stay in the same place and you won’t get traumatised, this machine has velcro straps that would take care of the safety of your feet.

This machines handlebar is also a pulse reader. Pulse reader is built into a handle and will help you keep track of your heart rate without having to buy any new gadgets, belts or anything else. It is a fantastic bonus.

But where would you see your heart rate and other workout vital stats? This machine is paired with a fantastic LCD tracking monitor that will be able to show you:

  • Time elapsed
  • Distance
  • Strokes
  • Strokes Per Minute
  • Calories Burned
  • Your pulse/Heart Rate
  • Recovery timer

After you have finished your workout session, just put this rower away in storage space. It is easy to transport this machine because it has wheels on the front. Also, it is good to fold this machine in half before doing that.

This machine is known to accommodate large users. It is officially supporting users weight up to 120kg and 6’2″ tall. You can weigh a bit more or be a bit taller; this machine will still handle it.

PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine Front Wheels
PureFitness R800 Rowing Machine Front Wheels

Let’s talk about the downsides. The computer screen is not back-lit, so it might be hard to see your workout stats in badly lit premises. Another downside is that this machine makes some quiet beep every time you move. You can disable that by taking batteries out of the seat.

PureFitness R800 Pros

  • Built-in heart rate
  • Quiet in operating
  • Solid built
  • Comfortable foot plates and ergonomic seat
  • LCD display

PureFitness R800 Cons

  • A bit fiddly when you go from folded to ready for use and vice versa
  • LCD screen not backlit
  • Makes a sound with every movement

What customers say about PureFitness R800

Like it or not, but this machine is making a beep every time you move. So I had to take out the batteries from the electric seat. Apart from this – this machine is amazing. I already feel to get fit!

PureFitness R800 is an amazingly good value rowing machine. It is easy to assemble, it can be folded in half and it is very quiet. I am disappointed though that the display is not back-lit, sometimes it is quite hard to read the stats.

This machine arrived quickly and well packaged. It is very sturdy, solid build and is very smooth in operation. Currently stuck on resistance 5, and it goes up to 8. Plenty of challenge still to go! Small design flaw but I had to take out the batteries to stop it beeping though.

Pretty solid build and is an excellent purchase. PureFitness R800 is a good example of a mid range rower. Also I am 18 stone and 6ft2 and I am very pleased with rowing


R800, in general, is a good choice for everyone who is looking for a good rowing machine for their home gym.

If you plan to workout regularly, you should take a look at this rowing machine. This machine has been built specifically to last for long; it is very quiet and very comfortable.

We recommend this machine to inexperienced beginner users and intermediate users. If you are a professional athlete, you may want to have a look at high-end rowing machines.

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