✔️ Choose your mechanism. Hydraulic, magnetic, hydraulic and air resistance rowers are all available, and each has its pros and cons. Water and air run smoother, magnets are quieter, and hydraulics are generally less expensive. Depending on your space, experience level, and budget, each could become an ideal option.
✔️Consider the size. When making your final decision, make sure you have enough space for your ideal model – it may be longer or wider than expected, and it’s a pain to flip a rower. (We suggest measuring your home gym before you begin your search.)
✔️ Balance functionality with cost. There are rowers at just about every price point, from $100 to over $2,000. Features like touchscreens, built-in workouts, and data reporting are all great, but they really help beginners and serious athletes improve their workouts. However, they are not necessary if they are not in your budget. Some high-end rowers also require subscriptions, so watch out for those fees as well.