Sportstech RSX600 Rowing Machine Review

Sportstech RSX600 Rowing Machine

Sportstech RSX600 Rowing Machine


Sportstech RSX600 Features

  • App compatible console
  • Magnetic air resistance
  • Foldable design
  • Pre-programmed training
  • 16 resistance levels

Sportstech RSX600 Specification

  • Dimensions – 240 cm x 39 cm x 89 cm
  • Weight – 37 kg
  • Max user weight – 120 kg
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty with 5 years guarantee

Sportstech RSX600 Rowing Machine Review

RSX600 is a high end luxury indoor rowing machine. It has got all the features of professional rowing machines and even more. This machine has passed all the strict German standards and is a great example of engineering. Get ready to bring your fitness to a whole new level with this rower!

Sportstech RSX600 is made from steel and high quality hard plastic. Aluminium rail that the seat is sliding on is very sturdy and durable. Machine design is very futuristic and looks amazing. You can expect this kind of machine to be in your local gym.

If you order this machine from Amazon, it will come boxed right to your home. Please be careful when carrying box as its weight is 41 kg, better have someone to help you. The box will include machine parts, user manual and step by step instructions. It takes around 1.5-2 hours to assemble this machine and start rowing. Having power tools will come in handy in this situation and might speed up the process.

This machine features magnetic air resistance to provide user with tension. There are 16 different resistance levels to choose from. RSX600 has a unique combination of magnetic brake system with air resistance. Thanks to this combination, machine makes very low noise.

You can choose between easy tension to a more harder one, RSX600 will be a challenge for beginners as well as provide a great workout for more advanced users. The tension is also self-adjusting according to your pace, it is very similar to rowing on actual water – the faster you go, the more tension you get.

The seat is ergonomically designed with ball bearing on aluminium reel to provide the user with smooth rowing. Seat has also anti-slip pattern that is very handy during the long workout sessions. In order to keep your feet safe and comfortable, foot pedals are fairly large and feature a strap that will keep your feet firmly in place.

Sportstech RSX600 Console

Sportstech RSX600 Console

RSX600 comes with an amazing advanced LCD console. The console will show you following workout stats:

  • Time elapsed
  • Time for 500 metres
  • Distance rowed
  • Rows/minute
  • Rows/training
  • Rows in total
  • Calories burned
  • Hear rate/Pulse
  • Program intensity

With this console, you can program 5 user profiles as well as the console has a USB charger. There are 12 pre-programmed workouts included with console and 4 heart rate programs, and to top it all there is a competition mode that will keep you motivated during workout and help you get more fit.

For more advanced users, RSX600 offers compatibility with e-Health app on a tablet or smartphone. Simply connect your rower to the app on your device and start logging your workouts and monitoring your general fitness level.

Sportstech RSX600 Folded In Half

Sportstech RSX600 Folded In Half

After you finished rowing session, you can simply release a pin and fold this machine in half. There are also transport wheels attached to the front of the machine making it very mobile and easy to move around. Take full advantage of machines foldable design and store the machine in the storage cupboard once you are done with your workout.

Officially, RSX600 manual is stating that the machine can handle users who are up to 120 kg or 19 stones. Also, officially the machine can handle users who are up to 6ft5 tall.

On the down side of things, if you want to have more precise heart rate readings you need to buy a special heart rate receiver belt which will cost you another £30 on top of the price of this machine. A rower of this category should come with belt included in the box!

Also keep in mind that the display is powered via socket so if you are planning to workout outdoors you need electricity for the machine to operate properly.


Pro’s

  • Plenty of resistance levels to choose from
  • Advanced LCD monitor and an app compatibility
  • Pulse monitor and strap included
  • Solid high quality materials
  • Pre-programmed workouts
  • Foldable design

Cons

  • Quite pricey for beginners

What customers say about Sportstech RSX600

Professional luxury indoor rowing machine with great features and a little extra. Lovely LCD display. Rowing stroke feels very smooth and machine in general feels very sturdy.

Great resistance, very quiet in operation, using it couple of times per week and still feels like new. A bit pricey but nonetheless it is a great workout!

Very smooth rowing stroke on this machine. Also great design – I am quite tall and I can do full leg extension on it and it still feels there is more space to move.

This is the best rowing machine out there on the market! It is a strong and sturdy piece of equipment that will compliment your home gym. Worth the price!

Conclusion

This is a very advanced rowing machine that falls into the category of luxury rowing machines. It has got a very advanced display with connectivity to tablets, combo resistance coming from air-magnets as well as it is made from very solid high quality materials. This is an amazing machine for family use as well with all the programmable user profiles and fitness tracking.

Sportstech RSX600 Advantage Over Competitors

Sportstech RSX600 Advantage Over Competitors

As for a beginner this machine might be quite expensive, but if you are passionate about rowing and looking for a challenging workout then this machine is your choice. Recommended for beginners, intermediate and experts.

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