Want a rowing machine that can work 86% of your body’s muscles? The Skandika Regatta Oxford Pro SF-1170 rowing machine is the right machine for the job. With each row, the Regatta Oxford pro works your abdominals, legs, upper body and back. But is this machine worth its higher price tag? Let’s take a closer look at this rower in our detailed review.
Skandika Regatta Oxford Pro Features
- Adjustable magnetic resistance
- Foldable Design
- LCD computer displays speed, time, calories and stroke count
- Maximum user weight: 120kg
- 2-year warranty
Our Skandika Regatta Oxford Pro SF-1170 Review Machine Review
The Skandika Regatta Oxford Pro SF-1170 rowing machine features a sleek, durable design that folds up in between uses to save space. Skandika says this model will work 86% of your body’s muscles, and the adjustable handles make it possible to perform a variety of other upper and lower body exercises.
Offering adjustable magnetic resistance, this machine is whisper-quiet when in use. The polyfibre train system also helps make this rower virtually silent.
A handful of resistance levels are available, which can be adjusted using the dial just below the computer.
A built-in receiver allows you to calculate your heart rate during workouts when paired with a chest strap or another compatible device. The training computer also displays all of your stats at a glance, including speed, time, strokes and calories. The computer can be programmed, too, for added convenience.
Great for both men and women, the Regatta Oxford Pros can accommodate users up to 120kgs. And the two-handle foldable design makes it easy to store this machine away in between uses.
The rower itself feels solid, stable and durable when in use. Users will also like the comfortable seat, which makes workouts just a tad less painful.
The Regatta Oxford Pro is also easy to assemble, which means you will be up and running in no time.
For beginner and intermediate users, this rower is a great option. And its compact design is great for those who do not have a lot of space.
- Easy to assemble
- Quiet when in use
- Computer lets you monitor your important stats at a glance
- Heart rate monitoring is available
- Handle can be used to perform other exercises
- Durable design
- Folds up for easy storage
- Resistance is lacking
- Computer has issues
Skandika Regatta Oxford Pro SF-1170 Rowing Machine: Our Verdict
With just five resistance levels, this machine may not be the best option for advanced users. Beginners and intermediate users will see the best results with this machine.
Some users did have trouble with the computer not displaying data or working at all. Skandika is prompt with sending out replacements. While disappointing, this is an issue that many rowers (and other workout equipment have). The most important thing is that the company is responsive and sends out replacements in a timely manner.
These minor issues aside, this is a great rower that delivers a fantastic workout. The ability to use the handles for other exercises is convenient, and the adjustable resistance allows you to make your workouts more challenging with the twist of a dial. When you’re through with your workout, simply fold up the machine and be on your way.