Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower

Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower


In this article we are having a look at the Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower which actually looks like a competitor to a top pick the Concept 2 rower. It is in the same price group and boasts loads of different features. All of the rowers that we have taken a look at so far feature different ways to provide the resistance while you are rowing.

If you are wondering why the price differs so much between each rower it comes down to how close the rowing action is to the real thing. Some of them will give you more of an upper body and arm workout which is awesome if you are rowing at home to keep fit. If you actually do row than it can be worth investing in a proper rower so you know that you are building up the muscle groups that you will need in the activity.

The Velocity Fitness Magnetic rower will give you drum magnetic control resistance and electronic tension control as well as an awesome feature in the way of a heart monitor that you strap to your chest while working out so you can monitor your heart rate.

The seat is made of PU mold plastic and is comfortable and the main beam or frame is Anodized Aluminium profile with rectangular tubing support.

While we were researching the Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower for value we have come up with these main pros and cons when considering this piece of equipment:


Very quiet and the glide of the seat is super smooth and does not feel unsteady at any point.

Gives you a gruelling workout and within a few minutes you will be able to get your heart rate up to about 80% of max heart rate! In short if you are looking to burn fat this will help you out!

Bells and whistles – the heart rate monitor is an awesome touch and simply straps to your chest so as you are working out you can monitor your heart rate. You can also pick from six pre-programmed workouts which should suit all skill levels.


Nothing or at least there is nothing that is a set back with this rower. The only thing is this is not a flywheel rower like the Concept so it does not produce as much resistance but that is just a small point.


If you are looking for an awesome rower with a heart rate monitor and all of the bells and whistles for a professional workout this is the one. However the price point is getting up to the Concept so for a few hundred dollars you could go for the Concept and get our number 1 choice.

This is still an A class choice though!

Check out the Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower Below:

Customer Reviews

By T. Dunlap:

We live in an area that doesn’t have a gym, so this is the first rowing machine any of us has used. Keeping that in mind, this is coming from a novice point of view.

The machine itself weighs about 90 pounds, and arrived needing assembly. All tools and materials were included, so it was just a matter of about 30 minutes to get the whole thing out of the box and assembled. The directions were clear and easy to follow. All pieces were made of heavy steel and the bolts were some of the biggest I have ever seen! The main part that houses the electronics has a plastic cover and is of a pleasing design and color.

When fully extended and ready for working out on, the unit measures about 7 feet. The manufacturer’s description said the unit can be folded for space saving when not in use. It does compact nicely, with measurements of 54″h x 34″d x 20″w and this is obtained by folding the unit up in front of the seat.

The unit seems to be of good quality. The seat is well padded and very comfortable and the handles are nicely padded and are comfortable to grip. The foot rests are adjustable and fit each member of our family nicely. The seat quietly and easily glides on the beam. Read More At…

By Mary Inaz:

This is the second one I have purchased. It fits well and I particularily love that it can be programed to your heart rate to keep in the conditioning mode. Read More At


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