Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine Review

This is a great dual function rowing machine option out there, one that will provide you with more workout capabilities than virtually any other rowing machine on the market today. This rower is solid, portable, compact, and offers you some really good features too.

Overview

This particular rowing machine is definitely a good mid-range option to go with for various reasons. If you want to learn more about its manufacturer, you can always watch this video by Sunny Health & Fitness.

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Main Features

  • Can be used as an upper body workout tool.
  • Great LCD computer display.
  • Good fitness tracking abilities.
  • Easy to adjust magnetic tensions.
  • Tension is adjustable to 8 different levels.
  • Foldable and compact – easy storage.
  • Fully padded seat.
  • Comfortably designed seat.
  • 220-pound max user weight.

Dimensions & Weight

The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine is a fairly bulky rowing machine. It is not that heavy, but when in use it will require a decent amount of room to use effectively.

  • Length: 70 inches (178 cm)
  • Width: 20 inches (51 cm)
  • Height: 19 inches (48 cm)
  • Weight: 63 pounds

Warranty

Unfortunately, there is not much info provided about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine in terms of the warranty. We do know that there is a limited manufacturer’s warranty of 90 days on it, but the exact terms remain unclear.

Assembly

Everything necessary for assembly is included in the packaging. You do not need your own tools. Most people have not needed more than 20 or 30 minutes to assemble the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine. You can pay an expert close to 100 bucks to assemble it if you so choose.

What We Like About The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine

There are quite a few different things which we really like about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine, so let’s talk about those in some detail.

We absolutely love the fact that the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine can be used for upper body workouts instead of pure cardio. The drawstring can be used for various upper body workouts to strengthen your core, shoulders, arms, and back. Upright rows, bicep curls, and more can all be done with this very functional rowing machine.

We also like the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine because it uses reliable magnetic tension. Magnetic tension is known to be durable and does not break down very often. Moreover, there are 8 different preset resistance levels for you to choose from, thus making it ideal for beginners and intermediate rowers alike. To change the resistance you simply turn the knob. It’s as easy as that.

Another thing that we like about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine is that it is fairly lightweight (as far as magnetic rowing machines go), plus it can also be fairly compact. No, it is not the smallest rowing machine around, but it can fold in half, which makes it convenient in terms of storage. The transportation wheels which the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine features make it easy to move around in your home, something we definitely like.

The LCD computer display which the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine comes with is quite advanced. It can track virtually anything that you would expect a rowing machine to be able to track. Also, the positioning of the screen is adjustable, plus it is bright and has fairly big font too.

Finally, this thing is also very comfortable to use. Between the well-padded and ergonomically designed seat, the comfortable handlebars with great grip, and the adjustable footrests, you really having nothing to worry about in terms of comfort.

What We Don’t Like About The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine

There is the good and there is always the bad. So, what is not so fantastic about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine?

The fact that it sometimes does not come complete with assembly instructions is fairly annoying to say the least. When spending close to 300 bucks on a rowing machine, we would expect simple little things like instructions to always be included.

Just a little thing, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine, when it shows you “distance”, it is actually measured in the number of strokes, not in a real measurable distance. For some people, this can be a little annoying if you want a definite distance.

Finally, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine has a 220-pound weight limit, which in all reality is not very impressive.

Alternatives To The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine

Since not everybody likes the same workout equipment, let’s compare the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine to a couple of other good mid range options.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5515 Magnetic Rowing Machine 

The other mid range Sunny Health & Fitness Rowing Machine is worth comparing no doubt. The SF-RW5622 Dual Function option is a little more expensive because of the dual function of it, but other than that, we would say that the SF-RW5515 is better or just the same in virtually every other department. For the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function option, the dual function is what you are paying for. For instance, the SF-RW5515 has a higher maximum user weight capacity than the SF-RW5622 Dual Function Rowing Machine.

Stamina X Air Rowing Machine

The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine is of course a good option to go with. One of the main differences is that this machine uses air resistance as opposed to magnetic. The air resistance on this particular rower cannot be changed, plus it’s fairly loud too. On the other hand, the overall build quality of the Stamina X would seem to be a little bit better, it has a higher user weight limit, and a better warranty too. The dual function of the Sunny Health & Fitness option is cool, but it does have certain tradeoffs with other essential features.

Final Thoughts On The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine

The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5622 Dual Function Magnetic Rowing Machine is a fine device to choose no doubt. What you do need to keep in mind is that it is a little more expensive than some other options out there, which is mainly because of the fact that it doubles as an upper body resistance exercise tool. However, in terms of overall quality and function, while it is good, it is not as good as some of the other options on this list.

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