- Limited color selection (light grey and black)
The machine is very comfortable as the seat is at the height of a regular chair. It`s flywheel technology ensures good, adjustable, resistance levels throughout the movement while minimizing noise. It has a large footprint of 9 X 4 feet but it separates into two main pieces for easy storage. The chain is nickel-plated and the frame is robust as it supports up to 500 lb (227kg).
The machine comes with a modern design that looks great while supporting the best performance levels. The frame comes with a 5-year warranty and can be easily distinguished with the one-piece leg design in the front and in the back. Although its footprint is significant, the design allows for quick separation of the machine into two main pieces.
People who would appreciate the machine the most are those looking for a higher rowing position. If you have any knee problems or are looking to come back to fitness after an injury you will feel comfortable with this higher height of 20 inches. Although the seating is higher the rowing machine is a good option for gyms, fitness centers and home use doe to the easy storage design.
To support this great design the manufacturer included the PM5 (Performance Monitor) technology. The screen is easily adjustable and longer for easy reach. You can set it to your preferred height while having access to a complete set of indicators that work night-time also due to the backlight screen. You can monitor and save workout data such as distance or speed. You can also incorporate Bluetooth technology to monitor your heart rate.
The Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine with PM5 is a specialized rowing machine. Although it`s not aimed at every fitness enthusiast it will be of great use for those with reduced mobility or knee problems with the higher seating position and the adjustable monitor. It separates into two pieces without the use of tools and offers a complete workout with monitor presets.
With USB and Bluetooth technology you can save and transfer all your data. Although this feature is aimed at the advanced user, it can benefit new users also. The price is not the most competitive but it comes as a result of incorporating technologies like the flywheel or the nickel-plated chain which requires less oiling then regular chains.