Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Rowing Machine Review

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Rowing Machine
Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Rowing Machine
Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Rowing Machine

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Features

  • Long design, suitable for tall people
  • LCD tracking monitor
  • Folds in half
  • Easy transportation
  • Adjustable resistance level

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Specification

  • Dimensions – 213 cm x 47 cm x 93 cm
  • Weight – 34.5 kg
  • Max user weight – 130 kg or 20 stone
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Rowing Machine Review

Unisex Elite Pro rower is a premium machine that is made to deliver you professional rowing workout at the comfort of your home. It offers smooth rowing action, long stroke, adjustable resistance and plenty more options. It is also a great value machine for its price, that is £349 at the time of the review, down from £769!

At its core, the machine has a turbine air system that gives you tension. Materials that the device is made from are coated aluminium, and they are proven to last for long.

After ordering Elite Pro on the Amazon, it will come boxed right to your door. Be careful handling the box as it is quite heavy, around 40 kilograms. Make sure a friend or a member of a family is helping you with moving it. Inside the box, you will find the user manual, instruction manual and all parts required to assemble the machine entirely. Usually, it takes around an hour to assemble the rower and start using it. Having power tools might speed up the process a bit.

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro resistance comes from an air turbine that is located at the front of the machine. You can manually adjust the resistance and choose between 8 levels, from easy to hard. Choose the right resistance to suit your fitness needs. Also with air resistance, the harder you row, the more tension you get.

The pedals of Elite Pro are made from a non-slip material that will let you have longer and safer workouts. The seats are padded and ergonomically designed to bring you more comfort, on top of that they are mounted to ball bearings that lets you glide smoothly along the rail.

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Display
Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Display

This rowing machine comes with an LCD tracking monitor that will show you plenty of vital workout stats and help you keep motivated. The stats it will show are:

  • Time elapsed
  • Distance
  • Stroke Count
  • Calories
  • RPM
  • Heart rate

To measure heart rate you need to use a chest strap. The chest strap is included in the box that the machine comes in. This strap will help you get a more accurate measurement.

After you finish your workout, you can release a pin and fold the rail upwards. This feature is handy if you are limited on space and would like to put the machine away in a storage cupboard. Also, there are wheels at the front legs that will help you move it around.

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Folded In Half
Skandika Unisex Elite Pro Folded In Half

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro is a machine that was designed to handle tall and heavy users well. If you are 6ft5 or 20 stone of weight, you bet this machine will deliver you a great workout, and you will be able to complete full and smooth rowing stroke.

This rower is a great high-quality machine that has the majority of functionality that professional rowing machines have, and it is also a great quality build. Apart from a minor flaw with the screen regarding not being backlit or air turbine making some noise, there are no other bad things to say about this piece of equipment.

Skandika Unisex Elite Pros

  • Foldable design
  • LCD monitor
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Manually adjustable resistance levels
  • Ergonomic design
  • Easy to transport
  • Easy to assemble
  • Great for tall users

Skandika Unisex Elite Cons

  • The display is not backlit
  • Air resistance makes a bit of noise

Skandika Unisex Elite Pro FAQ

Is there a warranty for this rower?

Yes. There is a two-year warranty for the machine as a whole. If you need to speak to someone regarding the warranty of your device, please contact the shop where you bought this machine.

Where can I find a user guide for this rowing machine?

You can find assembly instructions and user guide by following this link. Please keep in mind that user guide is in 3 languages, you will have to scroll down a bit to get to the English instructions.

How much noise does it produce?

When rowing you will hear some minor but not disturbing noise coming out of the flywheel. The harder you row the more noise flywheel will produce due to the volume of air moved. As a bonus, you will get a nice air breeze coming towards you from the flywheel. Also, there will be minor noise when gliding up and down the rail.

What customers say about Skandika Unisex Elite Pro

This machine is a great rower that is of high quality. Apart from a minor dislike regarding the lcd tracking display being too primitive, I got no issues. It is possibly the greatest rowing machine in terms of value for money. Plenty of professional features that make workout easy and fun.

This machine is great! The assembly instructions were very clear and it was very easy to asssemble this rower. It is very robust and sturdy rowing mahcine. I train at home couple of times per week and it still feels like new and it is very smooth stroke as well. My partner is also happy using this machine. Definitely a recommendation from me for anyone looking for a rower to keep it for long term.

A bit difficult to assemble this without proper tools but in general I am very happy with it. It is definitely fit for purpose and is ideal for home workout. There are plenty of resistance levels to choose from and the tracking monitor does it’s job pretty well – the data is accurate and current. The only downfall of this monitor is that tracking monitor can’t store previous workout data.

This machine looks very stylish and is quite a sturdy, it feels good using it and resistance is just right enough what I need to get a great workout at home. The machine build is first class. I am very impressed with this machine. It is clearly a professional rowing machine and it is a serious competition to more expensive gym rowers such as Concept 2.


Overall, this machine is as good as a more expensive rower and indeed would qualify for a great gym equipment machine. It has its minor flaws with the display, but it is nothing that would affect your workout and stop you from getting your fitness to a whole new level.

We recommend this machine from beginners to more advanced users. The display will keep you motivated, and after you finish a workout, you can easily move this machine around. Train like a professional at home with this machine!

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