Best Buy has slashed the price of the brilliant Echelon Sport Rower by $300, bringing it down to just $297. Echelon is responsible for making some of the best rowing machines, with the likes of the Echelon Smart Rower which achieved the title of 'best foldable rowing machine' when our testers tried it out.
The Echelon Sport is a little lighter and lower in price than the Smart Rower, but still has the same great features that make Echelon rowers great.
As well as the rower itself, you also get a 30-day free trial of the Echelon Fit app, which allows you to access live and on-demand rowing classes or scenic waterway workouts directly from your smartphone or tablet, with a built-in device holder that fits screens up to 12.9 inches. If you're competitive in nature, you can sync your new rower with the Echelon Fit app via Bluetooth to track performance stats like your leaderboard ranking, distance, speed, calorie burn, and total output for every workout.
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Echelon Sport Rower |
Was $597.00 Now $297.00 at Walmart
The sleek Echelon Sport Rower is an unbeatable $300 off for Cyber Monday, bringing the already reasonable price down even further. It features smooth-glide engineering and an easy-fold design for effective workouts in any size space. Quickly boost or minimize the intensity of your workout with 32 levels of magnetic resistance.
The Echelon Sport Rower features a sliding comfort seat and durable foot platform designed to support proper hip and spine alignment, as well as optimal rowing form and performance. It uses magnetic resistance, which you can move between using the handlebar-based controls. This is convenient and helps keep your focus on the exercise.
The absence of a touchscreen may sound like a drawback at first, but Echelon has cleverly turned it into a strength. You can connect the rower to the expansive Echelon Fit app to access hundreds of live and follow-along workouts, as well as view your performance metrics and keep track of your progress. You'll need to pay a monthly membership fee for this, but we think it's worth it given the scope and quality of the content on offer.
The app has everything from rowing sessions to strength training and yoga. So, if you fancy cross training with some off-rower work, you can simply move your phone or tablet to a practical spot, unfurl a yoga mat and get going in comfort — something machines with built-in touchscreens can't match.
We found there were classes to suit all ability levels too, whether you're a newcomer to rowing or spend half your life on the water, and we liked how you can easily filter workouts by factors such as training style and instructor to find one that's right for you.
If you're looking to increase your fitness or use a rowing machine to lose weight, we recommend hitting the (virtual) water, and if the Echelon isn't for you, read on for more great rowing machines on sale.
More Cyber Monday rowing machine deals
Ergatta Rower |
Was $2,499.99 Now: $2,149.99 at Best Buy
The Ergatta rower is built for anyone who wants something different from a workout. It makes fitness fun using a platform that's crammed with addictive games and races against other members of the Ergatta community. It’s rarely on sale, so we think this $350 discount at Best Buy is worthy of your consideration.
ProForm 750R |
Was $699.99, Now $599.99 at Best Buy
Save $100 on this high-end rowing machine from ProForm. The 750R is Bluetooth Smart Enabled and pairs with iFit, ProForm's virtual training service (account required). It comes with 20 on-board workouts and 24 levels of resistance as well as a comfy ergonomic seat and pedals.
NordicTrack RW900 Smart Rower |
was $1,599, now $1,209.63 at Amazon
Save 24% on one of the most renowned rowers out there from NordicTrack and benefit from a free 30 day iFit membership too, which allows you to stream live classes. With 26 digital resistance levels and a large touchscreen display, you won’t be disappointed with this rower.
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Lou Mudge is a health writer based in Bath, United Kingdom for Future PLC. She holds an undergraduate degree in creative writing from Bath Spa University, and her work has appeared in Live Science, Tom's Guide, Fit & Well, Coach, T3, and Tech Radar, among others. She regularly writes about health and fitness-related topics such as air quality, gut health, diet and nutrition and the impacts these things have on our lives.
She has worked for the University of Bath on a chemistry research project and produced a short book in collaboration with the department of education at Bath Spa University.