The NordicTrack RX800 is a sleek, modern rowing machine with a robust set of features and solid build.
Built-in workout programmes keep you on your toes, and adjustable resistance helps make workouts more challenging.
- Adjustable air resistance for challenging workouts
- Oversized rail for taller users
- Space saving design with built-in wheels
- Built-in workout programmes to keep it interesting
- Console can be confusing
NordicTrack RX800 Features and Specs
- Adjustable air resistance levels
- 5” backlit console displaying strokes per minute, watts, time, total strokes and calories
- 20 built-in workout programmes
- Oversized, adjustable pedals
- Ergonomic cushion
- Space saving design
- Soft ergonomic handle
- Transport wheels
- Machine weight: 36kg
- Maximum user weight: 125kg
- Dimensions (unfolded): 220cm x 56cm x 108cm
- Dimensions (folded): 72cm x 56cm x 111cm
- Warranty: 5-year frame; 2-years parts and labour
NordicTrack RX800 Review
With a space-saving design and adjustable air resistance, the RX800 helps deliver a challenging workout from the comfort of home.
Built-in speakers and workout programmes help keep you motivated and on the right track.
Multiple Resistance Levels and Workout Programmes
One of the biggest challenges of staying consistent with a fitness routine is boredom. Plateaus are another problem.
The RX800 helps solve these issues by offering multiple resistance levels and workout programmes.
The machine relies on air resistance to make your workouts more difficult. The faster and harder you row, the more challenging your workout will be.
The air resistance level can also be adjusted to your desired level. Just below the console at the top of the flywheel is an air flow control lever that can be moved up or down to better control the resistance.
There are five resistance levels to choose from.
The console gives you access to 20 built-in programmes, which also helps cure the boredom and plateau problems.
These programmes are designed to challenge you and vary your workouts to keep things interesting.
There are two types of workouts:
- Calorie focused
- Watts focused
Each type has a total of ten workouts, and they are clearly displayed on the console for easy selection.
Designed with Taller Users in Mind
Taller users often have a hard time finding rowing equipment that works well for them. The rail is usually too short, so they can’t use full range of motion when rowing.
The RX800 has an oversized rail that allows taller users to row comfortably and get the most out of their workouts.
The machine also comes equipped with oversized adjustable pedals with foot straps. These pedals can accommodate larger feet, and the straps help keep them securely in place.
Space Saving Design
The RX800 works well even in smaller flats because of its space saving design. In between uses, the machine folds up and can easily be stored away in a corner or closet.
The unit features a convenient handle between the adjustable pedals to make folding quick and easy. The transport wheels also make it easier to move around.
When folded up, the RX800 is just 72L x 111H x 56W cm. The length of the machine expands to 220cm when it’s fully assembled and ready for use.
5” Console Display and Built-in Speakers
The RX800’s console has a 5” display that’s easy to read and displays important workout stats, like:
- Calories burned
- Strokes per minute
- Total strokes
Below the display is a set of 2” built-in speakers. Simply plug your media device into the auxiliary port and listen to your favourite music whilst you exercise.
You can adjust the volume right from the console, and a series of buttons also gives you easy access to the machine’s other features. The built-in workouts can be easily accessed with the touch of a button.
For Users of All Exercise Levels
The RX800 can accommodate users up to 125kg and with the adjustability of air resistance, this machine works well for users of all fitness levels.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, the RX800 can help you burn more calories and increase your fitness level.
Air resistance adjusts to your output. The harder and faster you row, the greater the resistance and harder the workout.
This means that even those at higher fitness levels can enjoy a great workout with the RX800. It’s a machine that will progress with you as you advance.
Comfort and Ergonomics
For a comfortable workout, the RX800 has a cushioned seat and soft-touch ergonomic handles.
These features make it easier to stay focused on your workout and giving it your all rather than focusing on your discomfort.
The NordicTrack RX800 offers a solid design, adjustable air resistance for challenging workouts and built-in programmes to keep you interested.
The fold-up design saves on space, and the transport wheels make it easy to store it away in between uses.
For a mid-range machine, the RX800 offers great value for the money.