NordicTrack’s latest rower, the NordicTrack Rower RW900 reviewed here, was initially released in 2020. What you need to know about this rower is that it utilizes innovative indoor rowing technology. That is because this NordicTrack RW900 combines both magnetic and air rowing technologies within one machine. This is a great option for indoor rowing machines because air rowers provide very good workouts and physical feedback when you are rowing.
The disadvantage often mentioned by homeowners of air rowers however is that in a home setting indoor rowing machines due to their fan technologies. Can generate a lot of noise that you would not notice in a large environment like a gym. That can be very noticeable in a smaller home setting. This new style NordicTrack Rower RW900 rowing machine overcomes this key issue of air rowers for homeowners.
As the NordicTrack Rower RW900 reviewed here is a hybrid rower it utilizes both magnetic resistance with an electromagnetic flywheel and also includes air rowing components. Because of this hybrid rowing technology, it is able to achieve much better rowing feedback similar to traditional air rowers but offers a much more silent experience like traditional magnetic rowing machines.
With its SMR (silent magnetic resistance) features, exercising is more comfortable and quieter thanks to this new technology.
You can gain the benefits of air rowing with the quieter rowing function that magnetic-only rowing machines were able to achieve.
So with this NordicTrack rowing machine, you get a blend of the best of both magnetic and air rowers combined into one modern rowing machine experience.
What is very noticeable when you first view the NordicTrack rowing machine RW900 is rather than having just a small LCD display control panel like other rowing machines the NordicTrack Rower RW900 has a large 22-inch interactive touchscreen display like a Peloton type device.
The NordicTrackrowing machine is classed as a smart rower since the 22-inch HD touch screen display allows you to choose from a range of rowing environments. So that when you are rowing, you can choose to move around the world and row across various lakes and rivers to achieve a much more immersive rowing experience.
You can become absorbed within the video of the 22-inch HD touch screen display and with the rower automatically adjusting the resistance to the environment that you have selected, it provides a much more immersive rowing experience.
You can choose a different rowing program for every day of the month so that you can introduce a variety of exercises to your rowing machine exercise routine. There are over 30 different rowing workout programs available to you. The touchscreen display makes navigating the choice of workout programs easy and the layout is easy to follow and understand.
The NordicTrack rowing machines come with an iFit Membership which is included free for the first year. With the iFit Coach app of the iFit Membership, you can gain access to over 12,000 workout sessions through the app. Continuing the iFit Membership subscription service after the first year is optional and does not prevent your full use of the rower. The iFit Membership offers additional fitness workouts outside of just rowing.
Using the iFit membership app you can benefit from additional exercises such as yoga, meditation, and workouts with dumbbells, kettlebells, or other weight equipment or household item you might already have at home to increase your health and wellbeing.
You can access these other workout programs via the 22-inch HD touch screen display as the display can tilt to allow you to view it from other angles than just sitting on the rower
This NordicTrack rowing machine comes with 26 different levels of resistance; it is a huge advantage over air rowing machines and traditional air resistance rowers. This is because the RW900 uses the newest combined air and magnetic rowing technology.
Air rowers offer very good rowing feedback and are often preferred for rowing exercise, but there is no clear air resistance method because you generally adjust your rowing speed to determine the resistance level you want to achieve or workout intensity with an air resistance rower.
In the NordicTrack RW900 rowing machine, the combined air resistance and magnetic resistance allow you to adjust resistance levels accurately between the 26 levels and achieve a good level of feedback and an appropriate level of resistance which should suit all levels of rowers.
This rower features a soft-grip handle that is comfortable to use and will prevent blisters when working out strenuously.
A distinction about the RW900 Nordic rowing machine is that it has a 22-inch HD touchscreen display, which means it will need to be plugged into the mains. This is not the case with other rowers with smaller LCD display screens.
Since these small LCD displays on other rowers can run from just batteries. This means that you will need somewhere to plug the NordicTrack rowing machine RW900 model into the mains. Or use an extension cable if needed in order to use this type of rower. This is not a major issue but something to note for the setup of the rowing machine.
There is also an array of famous lakes and rivers around the world to choose from, such as Little Bitterroot Lake in Montana or Lake Bled in Slovenia, plus you can select rivers around the world, such as the River Thames in London, the Kafue River in Zambia and many others. From the different locations you can select, you can experience different water conditions and change your scenery while you row.
The NordicTrack RW900 has an automatic resistance adjustment feature. The NordicTrack Rower RW900 reviewed here will match the resistance level you feel with the iFit workout you selected for your workout. You can also change the resistance manually if required, so this rower can be used by rowers of all ages and fitness levels.
Rowing machines with innovative folding mechanisms such as the NordicTrack Rower RW900 reviewed here may take some practice to fold. When you have the know-how and with a little practice it is very easy. And the inbuilt wheels make it very easy to maneuver the compact NordicTrack RW900 when it is folded for storing it. This compact rowing machine has one of the most compact footprints for a rowing machine when folded, so you’ll be able to store it more easily in the corner of a room or even your closet.
If you like the idea of the technology of the hybrid rower but don’t need the smart screen display the NordicTrack RW200 may be the rowing machine for you. The NordicTrack RW200 still comes with 26 different levels of resistance and the majority of the features of the NordicTrack RW900 like the newest combined air and magnetic rowing technology.
The NordicTrack RW200 rower is designed the same as the NordicTrack RW900 rower and features the majority of the same rowing machine features without the 22 touch screen display. Instead, you get a digital LCD panel for managing your rowing workout sessions. It includes the same features for comfort and rowing exercise workouts but saves you some money.
The NordicTrack Rower RW900 and the NordicTrack RW200 rower suit all levels of rowers from beginners to advanced. These NordicTrack rowing machines have also both received great customer reviews online and within the rowing community. You can read these here and check out the latest prices and availability for both these NordicTrack rowing machines.
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