Velocity Fitness is a well-known brand of fitness machines. They are known for producing quality device with advance features; products that are widely used in training centers and gyms. The CHR-2001 is one of their best products and is quite popular because of its salient features. Some of the prominent features that set it apart from other magnetic rowers are: Drum Magnetic Control System, heart rate monitoring chest belt and large LCD display with magnetic control system. It has a smooth rowing action and does not produce any noise. It is very compact, which makes it ideal for small workout areas. It can be folded away in seconds when not in use, saving plenty of floor space. It comes with a backlit monitor for exercising in the dark. The performance monitor records all workout statistics and provides several workout options. It is a well-rounded fitness machine that comes in a very reasonable price.
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Features of Velocity Fitness CHR-2001
Resistant type: The machine is equipped with a Drum Magnetic Control system to create resistance. The drum system uses an electronic tension control to provide various levels of resistance. It provides more resistance compared to an air rower but produces much lesser noise. It features 8 adjustable resistance settings to change the intensity. It is suitable for users of all age group. The machine is also ideal for serious rowers since it can provide very challenging workout sessions.
Performance Monitor: The multifunctional fitness monitor is conveniently located near the footrests. It has a large LCD display so it’s easy to read. A blue backlight allows user to exercise in the dark or low-lit areas. It records important workout statistics including count, calories, stroke per minute, time, distance, watt and pulse. An interesting feature of the rower is a motion sensor that detects and captures the rowing motion, which appears as a little graphic on the screen.
The monitor is very flexible in its operation; it allows user to set target time, distance or number of calories to burn. It beeps when the target is reached. The monitor offers 12 different workout programs. They include: 1 target heart rate program, 6 preprogrammed workouts and 4 open customizable options. There is also the option of manual program that allows users to row at their own pace, with no restrictions. The monitor has a chest belt and a built-in heart rate receiver that efficiently tracks the heart rate. Additionally, there is a pulse recovery button that checks the pulse rate immediately after completing a workout session. It is useful since it tells how long it takes to recover from exercise. This is especially helpful for people who have a weight loss target or looking to improve their health. The tests lasts for one minute and the results are displayed on the screen. The flexible heart rate receiver is a bonus addition since rowers at this price range do not typically come with one.
Build Quality: It has a very sturdy frame that is made of rectangular tubing support and anodized aluminum profile. It is extremely durable and feels very secure. Velocity Fitness CHR 2001 is made for both casual and heavy training. It has double bearing which makes it resistant to wear and tear. It operates very quietly and does not even make any creaking sounds which are typical of magnetic rowers.
Comfort: The seat is made of polyurethane leather and fairly large making it very comfortable. It is well padded and glides up and down the rail very smoothly. The handles are comfortable to grip and well-padded to prevent any blisters from heavy workout. The footrests are non-slip and large. They contain Velcro straps to secure the feet while rowing. The footrests are suitable to fit most shoe sizes. The rower is virtually maintenance free and the double bearings make it extremely long lasting.
Storage and Capacity: It can be easily folded and stored away. The seat rail can be folded so it is upright, and can be easily stored in the closet, or in the corner of the room. It includes built-in wheels that make is very easy for transportation.
Capacity: The weight capacity is around 275 pounds, which is an above average weight capacity. The seat rail is fairly long and can accommodate most users.
Assembly: Majority of Velocity fitness RW2001 owners found it very easy to assemble the rower. It takes around 20 – 30 minutes to put the equipment together. There are not that many loose parts which makes it very convenient to set it up.
The important features of the rower include:
- Smooth, fluid rowing motion
- 8 different resistance level
- Built-in heart rate monitor with chest strap
- Double-bearings which significantly reduces wear and tear
- Built-in wheels for easy transportation
- Easy to assemble
- Operates very quietly
- Comfortable handles, seat and footrests
- Backlit performance monitor with several workout options and LCD display.
- Durable frame
- Folds up in seconds to save floor space
This machine has no major disadvantages for a magnetic rower of its price range. The manufacturer’s warranty is not as long as other rowing machines, which many users found disappointing.