Goplus Magnetic Folding Rowing Machine review

Goplus Magnetic Folding Rowing Machineis an entry level rowing machine that is great for home use and for those that are on a budget but still wish to add a rower to their home gym.

Details

Goplus Magnetic Folding Machine is relatively new since it was introduced to the fitness market in 2017 but has already gathered momentum in terms of popularity at the time this review was written. It has a very good feedback and an approval rating that suggests that almost all its users are impressed and satisfied with what they got.

The Goplus Magnetic Folding Rowing Machine is a lightweight rower that weighs just about 49 pounds approximately 22 kg and can be handled and conveniently carried by one person.

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Interestingly, the frame is made of steel and some parts are made of plastic such as the shrouds and other protective parts.

It is sturdy enough to support up to 220 pounds / 99.7 kg maximum user weight capacity. It has a stabilizer bar at the front base with a plastic capping and transport wheel at each side of it which will stabilize the unit without scratching the floor and also facilitate relocation as well.

Generally, it has a very appealing and compact look, as the fully assembled dimensions are 70 inches long (app. feet) by 21 inches wide (app. feet) by 19 inches (app.

It has a folding ability which when folded has the dimensions of 23 inches long (app. feet) by 21 inches wide (app. feet) by 49 inches tall (app. This has reduced the length of the unit by more than half its original size (fully assembled) thus saves a lot of space during storage.

Even though it appears to be a compact rower it can accommodate different size of users, up to 6 feet 5 inches tall.

The rail of the unit is not entirely horizontal but is slightly slanted down toward the front base which could be an added advantage as it positively impacts the legs muscles by the body resistance while pushing backward with legs and recovering faster.

This is a cool rower that can benefit a lot of rowing enthusiasts that really wish to workout in the comfort of their home. Another rowing machine to consider buying if your budget is within the range is the Schwinn Crewmaster Magnetic Rowing Machine.

Finally, the Goplus Rower does not need to be plugged into a power outlet for it to be functional. The console is powered by batteries and they are included.

More Details

The Goplus Magnetic Folding Rowing Machine features an ergonomically designed seat that offers support to the lower back.

The overall design of any fitness equipment seat is very important because it is one of the elements that ensure users feel comfortable while working out and this unit's seat offers that possibility.

It is contoured to fit the butt, padded with high-density foam that is covered with non-slippery material. It is also a fairly large seat with dimensions of 10 inches long by 14 inches wide that is appropriate for comfortable workout experience.

On the other hand, the pedals are adjustable in the sense that you can adjust the position of your feet even in the middle of a workout. They have the ability to pivot thereby offering the possibility to adjust when necessary and this consequently reduces the stress on the ankles.

The pedals are made of ABS material that is comfy and durable equipped with straps that are adjustable for the purpose of securing the feet and ensuring stability during workouts.

The handle is the other part of the elements that provide a comfortable workout.

The handle is not ergonomically designed to slightly curve just as with the Schwinn Crewmaster Magnetic Rowing Machine but is covered with thick foam to provide the best possible comfortable grip during workouts.

This prevents slippery and blisters in the palms. The handle is attached to a non-maintenance heavy duty nylon strap that could last for a very long time and generates minimal noise as well during a workout as opposed to rowers that use chain.

The Goplus Magnetic Rowing Machine features a magnetic resistance system just as the name suggests.

The good thing about magnetic resistance system is the fact that it generates a very minimal noise while in use.

This unit's resistance system has a tension knob that controls the resistance level with the levels distinctly indicated on it.

It also means you don't need electricity in order to have it functional just as aforementioned because it is a manual magnetic resistance system and the console does not also have any control over the resistance system.

The resistance system consists of 6.6 pounds flywheel, a small magnetic brake that is attached to the resistance knob which comes in contact with the flywheel when the resistance is applied via the knob.

There are 10 resistance levels available which are clearly indicated on the tension knob. You simply twist the knob clockwise to choose your preferred resistance level and anti-clockwise to reverse or reduce the resistance level and it is as simple as that.

Often times with most magnetic resistance system rowers, the first 3 levels happen to be light resistance levels that could be suitable for beginners. You can go all the way to 8, 9, and 10 levels if you wish to experience a challenging or difficult workout and most especially you are an advanced user.

Nevertheless, this rower does not offer the extremely challenging workouts some advanced users may want to experience. This is the reason experienced and advanced users opt for rowers that feature water or fan resistance system because of their dynamic nature in offering extremely difficult workouts but in most cases, they are a lot more expensive than the magnetic resistance system rowers.

But in overall, the Goplus Magnetic Folding Rowing Machine is ideal for most users that feel the need for overall body cardio.

This unit comes with a basic console which does not surprise us at all due to the rower's price range. It has an LCD display with readable metrics that are easy to see or viewed by the user. But again, being a basic console, the monitor is not backlit therefore may not be readable in a poorly lit room.

The console is about 3.5 inches in size with a single button. The LCD monitor allows you to track your workout progress by displaying data such as the total counts, calories, count per min, time, and SCAN function. Unfortunately, you cannot monitor your heart rate as the console is not telemetry enabled neither does it have heart rate sensors in the handle.

No possibility to customize your own workouts, no preset program, it is simply basic. And the calories burned are determined by the stroke count which isn't totally accurate.

That being said, the data displayed gives you a sense of direction and helps you to remain focused toward achieving your fitness goals.

The console does not need the electricity to function properly but can be powered by batteries which are included.

The console automatically comes on when there is an activity on the rowing machine and also hibernates when it is idle with the absence of activity for a couple of minutes.

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  • 【Durable and Comfortable Material】Our rowing machine uses high-quality aluminum beam, with...
  • 【Adjustable Resistance and Foot Straps】Magnetic tension system with 8 levels of adjustable...
  • 【Clear LCD Display】Goplus Magnetic Rowing Machine equipped with a large LCD screen, which...
  • 【Easy to Use and Move】Simple operation for you to use it easily. With the built in wheels, it is...
  • 【Full Body Exercise】Use it for an effective aerobic workout. It can not only exercise your...

Last update on 2019-12-07 / Links & Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

User Reviews

Review 1

Easy to assemble and easy to use rowing machine! I couldn%u2019t believe how quickly I put it together – don%u2019t pay for the install, do it yourself. Great full body workout with a simple display screen and an easy adjustment knob. I would give it a 4.5 if I could only because the machine doesn%u2019t count how many meters you row. Many of the workouts I want to try go off of meters, so that%u2019s the only downside. Otherwise great machine. I got the protection just in case, but so far it%u2019s been really sturdy. Also, easy to fold and put away which is nice

Review 2

I'm actively working out in a cardiac rehab program twice a week. I'm setting myself up a home gym and wanted a rower to use on the days I don[t go to my program. After checking out several options I ordered this one. It fits my needs nicely–and is functionally as good for my purposes as the commercial units that they use at my rehab program. The assembly of this unit was pretty easy, and if I were nit-picky, I would say that the seat is not as comfortable as found on those big expensive commercial ones–but it's not anything I would object over. I've already recommended this rowing machine to other members of my cardio class.

Review 3

Very happy with this machine. Excellent value for the money. Assembly was easy although the pictures in the guide were not that clear. Resistance settings are good. 4 or 5 out of 10 is plenty for me. Only complaint I have is the seat gets a little hard doing 30 minutes at a time. Here%u2019s a tip. Go to Target or online and pick up an Egg Sitter cushion. That%u2019s the brand name. Makes all the difference.

Review 4

They could easily charge double the quality of this machine. Perfect for 20min workout every other day. Large lcd. The sliding seat makes some noise, they could improve that, but with earbuds or music speakers you don't notice. Level 3 is plenty tough enough for me…. I can't imagine maximum lexel 10!

Review 5

With my bad legs a treadmill was more agony than exercise. This was a great solution for me to get a quick workout in a small space (it folds). It could use a longer track for the seat to slide along, but it%u2019s adequate, and I%u2019m delighted with my purchase.

Other Useful Information

The guards of the internal elements, as well as several other protective parts, are made of hard plastic. However, they don%u2019t affect the overall sturdiness of the machine. And when it comes to that, the Goplus rower can support users up to 220 lbs (100 kg).

Compared to other rowers in this specs range, the Goplus model isn%u2019t extremely large either. However, it does take 70%u2033L x 21%u2033W (178 x 53 cm) of floor space when the rail is fully extended. This being said, it can accommodate users up to 6%u20195%u2033 (195 cm).

On the other hand, the rail with the seat can be folded and locked in upright position. So, with the rail folded up, the machine%u2019s length is reduced to roughly 1/3, offering better storage possibilities.

Last but not least, this rowing machine features a rust-resistant and corrosion resistant paint finish. The color used is black for all the external parts, this being the only color available for this unit.

The meter is not programmable. It doesn%u2019t have preset workouts in its memory. It also doesn%u2019t have countdown functions for any of the metrics.

As we%u2019ve mentioned above, the ergometer is battery-powered, and the batteries are included. It starts up when it detects activity on the machine; it also has a sleep function which is initiated after several minutes of inactivity on the rower, to save battery life.

Maintenance doesn%u2019t require much. It%u2019s recommended, though, to periodically check the for loose bolts, keep the rail clean to prevent any damage to the seat%u2019s wheels, and keep liquids away from the meter.

Conclusion

Goplus Magnetic Folding Rowing Machine features pedals with adjustable straps and an easy to read monitor which displays total count, calories, count per min, count, scan, time. Do not hesitate to buy one to do home gym!

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