The FluidRower Apollo hybrid AR fluid rower is one of the best rowing machines I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Simulating a real rowing experience, this is a model that is perfect for anyone serious about fitness, and it is so good that many of the top rowers in the world will train with the Apollo in the offseason.
FluidRower Apollo Features
- Real rowing feel with fluid resistance
- Performance monitor
- Adjustable footplates
- USB connectivity for web-based logging
- Vertical storage option
- Max user weight of 150kg
- Solid steel frame
Using a patented water resistance flywheel, users will get the true feeling of rowing just like in the open water. This model is designed to mimic the same movement of a boat moving across the water, and you can even hear the wave-like sound of the flywheel as you row.
Unlike other “water” rowers, this model uses fluid that offers adjustable resistance levels. This provides a higher level of difficulty that is more controlled than water rowers. Resistance levels go from light as a feather all the way up to Olympic challenge, which is extremely difficult even for users with a high level of fitness.
Resistance is adjusted with a turn of a knob.
Smooth and quiet, each stroke is done fluidly. There is a recoil system built-in that allows users to perform rapid strokes without jarring.
A comfortable seat with a textured finish ensures users remain comfortable when rowing (even for hours) and never slip in the process. The footplates are completely adjustable to allow you to get the maximum leg drive when rowing. An ergonomic handle is also present that is designed to reduce stress on the wrists and hands, so you never have to worry about injury.
Monitoring is offered with the beautiful multi-level monitor that displays all of your workout’s data. The FluidRower even has USB connectivity that allows you to plug your tablet or laptop into the rower to download all of your data. Users can also choose to use the USB connectivity to participate in web-based, online races to really push themselves to the limit.
There is web-based logging and a ranking system available, so users can track their progress.
The monitor itself offers the following information:
- Strokes per minute
- Calories burned
- Intervals training
- Heart rate
Foldable, this model includes transport wheels that will allow you to place it in the closet or in the corner of the room for added space.
Smooth and precise, the FluidRower Apollo hybrid AR is one of the top rowers on the market and offers a workout made for users of all fitness levels.
- Fluid rowing design
- Resistance adjustment from light to Olympic
- Monitoring with USB connectivity
- Online competition is great for athletes
- Heavy-duty design
- Very comfortable
There are no cons with this model aside from its price. This is a rower that is meant for athletes or anyone that is really serious about rowing. From the patented fluid resistance design to the ergonomic seat that offers comfort even after hours of use, this rower is simply one of the best on the market today.
The FluidRower Apollo hybrid AR fluid rower even compares to the Concept II. In fact, it may even be better.
A solid steel frame ensures durability and will allow larger users up to 150kg to row to their heart’s content without fear of breakage. Monitoring is precise, and the online functionality will really push users to the next level thanks to the competitive nature of rowing. As you move up in the rankings, you’ll be able to see yourself progress with rowing, making it more fun and less of a chore to exercise.