Quiet, smooth and compact, the Viavito Sumi folding rowing machine is a great choice for users who want a great workout, but don’t to sacrifice too much space in their home. Affordable and user-friendly, there’s a lot to love about the Viavito Sumi. But does it deserve a spot in your home gym? Let’s take a closer look at what this top rowing machine has to offer.
Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine Features
- 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
Our Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine Review
One of the first things you’ll notice about Viavito’s Sumi folding rower is its sleek design. Featuring a sharp black and red color, this rower 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 rower 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 the rower 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 rower will accommodate most users with ease.
If you’re used to air or water rowers, 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. If you’ve yet to buy a rower, you’ll appreciate its compactness and the level of intensity the Sumi offers.
- Magnetic resistance allows for quiet and smooth operation
- The rower 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.
The Viavito Sumi rowing machine is a great option for beginner to intermediate users who are short on space and want a quiet machine.