Quiet, smooth and compact, this is a great choice for users who want a full body workout, but don’t want to sacrifice too much space in their home. Affordable and user-friendly, there’s a lot to love about this machine. But does it deserve a spot in your home gym? Let’s take a closer look at what this top rated rower has to offer.
- 7kg flywheel
- 10 levels of silent magnetic resistance
- LCD console displays distance, time, calories, strokes per minute
- 80cm row length
- Foldable design and transport wheels
- Ergonomic seat
- Tubular steel frame
- Max user weight: 120kg
One of the first things you’ll notice is its sleek design. Featuring a sharp black and red color, this machine looks great in any home gym.
But we’re not here to talk about design, are we?
Let’s talk about the resistance levels – there are 10 of them. And because this machine uses friction-free magnetic resistance, it’s virtually silent when in use.
The Sumi has a 7kg flywheel and an 80cm row length. The ergonomic seat design makes this model comfortable to use even after a long workout session. Users will also appreciate the larger foot pedals that are more accommodating than competing machines in this price range. The added foot straps also help keep your feet securely in place as you row.
In the durability department, the Sumi excels. The tubular steel frame ensures that you get years of use out of this machine.
The folding design allows for easy storage in between sessions, and the transport wheels make it a little easier to move the machine into the corner or a closet. Just keep in mind that the Sumi still weighs 26.1kg, so some users may have difficulty pushing it on their own.
The LCD display is standard and displays your time, distance, strokes per minute and calories. Just below the console is the resistance adjustment knob, so you have easy access to everything you need right at the front of the machine.
With a maximum user weight of 120kg, this unit will accommodate most users with ease.
If you’re used to air or water resistance, the Sumi will be a nice change of pace for you. It’s quieter, takes up less space and is easily stored away when it’s not in use.
- Magnetic resistance allows for quiet and smooth operation
- It can be folded up in between uses
- Ergonomic seat is comfortable
- Foot pedals are accommodating
- LCD console is lacking
The only complaint we had – and it’s a minor one – is that the console is lacking. While you can track basic stats, like calories, stroke and time, many other models in this price range offer more advanced monitoring.
Overall this is a great option for beginner to intermediate users who are short on space and want a quiet machine.