Koreyosh Foldable Water Rowing Machine Review
If you are looking for an indoor water resistance rowing machine that is easy on your wallet and does not take up a lot of space, we have just the model for you. The Koreyosh Foldable Water Rower comes at an entry-level price point but provides you with a premium workout and features. The first thing that will draw you to the Koreyosh foldable water rower is that its frame is constructed from real oak. The rail is made of aluminum that is as light as it is strong and it accents the wood finish of the frame beautifully. If you ask me, the wooden framed water rowers are lovely to use and it truly does give you the feeling of being in a real boat. The maximum user weight capacity is an impressive 330 lbs, which is actually higher than other more expensive wooden framed water rowers like the Mr. Captain indoor water rower and the Mr. Rudolf Bluetooth water rower. The ergonomic seat is padded and well designed, but for long workouts it may not be the most comfortable to sit on so you would probably want to add a rowing seat cushion to it. One of the best features of the Koreyosh water rower is that the wooden frame is foldable! This makes it an excellent choice for people who live in smaller living spaces such as apartments where storage space comes at a premium.
In terms of size, the Koreyosh foldable water rowing machine is on the larger side, especially when compared to other indoor water rowers. The exact dimensions are 84”L x 20” W x 24” H when in use, and nearly half of that for when it is folded as it takes up a total space of 0.3 m2 (squared). When in use, the Koreyosh foldable water rower is 6” longer than other similar models like the Echanfit indoor water rower and the Marcy Pro home water rower. What you save in storage space when the machine is folded, you definitely give up when the machine is in use! The assembled weight of the Koreyosh foldable water rower is 75 lbs which shows just how light the materials are that the machine is constructed from. Of course, this is the weight without water inside the tank, so once you fill that up it will add about 10-20 more lbs to the weight of the machine. Even though you can fold the Koreyosh water rower up and move it from room to room, it also comes with convenient transport wheels for easier mobility.
The water-resistance system in the Koreyosh foldable indoor water rower is standard for the home water rower industry, consisting of multiple blades that gain resistance through the flywheel inside the water tank. As you row, the resistance will continue to increase as more friction is created between the blades and the water. Since there is no external way to manually adjust the resistance levels, this is referred to as a dynamic resistance system. If you want to have control over the resistance levels as you workout, I recommend going with a magnetic resistance home rower like the Women’s Health/Men’s Health Bluetooth magnetic rower. So how does one change the resistance levels in a variable resistance system? The user has to go through the arduous process of emptying and refilling the water in the tank whenever they want some variation in their workout. As for noise levels, the Koreyosh is fairly quiet aside from the water splashing inside of the tank which is mostly unavoidable when it comes to indoor water rowers.
As with most entry-level home fitness machines, the Koryosh home water rowing machine comes with very little in terms of connected technology. What you get is a basic LCD monitor that has no Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity, and cannot be integrated into any fitness apps for tracking workouts. The LCD display only provides users with a way to see vitals like time, strokes per minute, speed, calories, and total distance. Technology for home fitness machines is totally up to user preference, but as a tech fan I am generally inclined to lean towards the machines that do have connectivity, even if it means paying a little extra. If you would like Bluetooth connection, I would recommend paying a bit more for the Mr. Rudolf Bluetooth rower or the Women’s Health/Men’s Health Bluetooth magnetic rower if resistance type is not an issue.
While a majority of water resistance rowing machines are simple to assemble, beware of the Koreyosh home water rower as there have been several online complaints about a lack of clear instructions. With only a few diagrams and no manual, it can take anywhere from one to two hours to complete. Another strike against Koreyosh is that it does not have a direct customer support line or dedicated website in case you need help. It is another brand that sells almost entirely on Amazon, which does make things easier in terms of cost and shipping time.
At a price point of under $500, the Koreyosh foldable home water rower is going to be attractive to people who are on a budget and really just want a quality indoor water rower. You won’t get any of the high-end technology that you would with a premium machine like the Hydrow Connected Rower, but you are also getting it for a fraction of the price. As mentioned earlier, Amazon is one of the only places you can get the Koreyosh foldable water rowing machine, which does make it easy for anyone who has an Amazon Prime membership. One thing to note is that the company itself states that the Koreyosh home water rower could come in two separate packages and not arrive on the same day. In terms of a warranty, Koreyosh simply does not have one listed and customer reviews say that you can only get replacement parts by contacting the seller on Amazon.
Koreyosh Foldable Water Rowing Machine Pros
- Affordable price tag meets everyone’s budget
- Ergonomic padded seat
- Adjustable, non-slip foot plates
- Solid oak wood frame
- Strong and light aluminum rail system
- Convenient transport wheels
- Foldable frame makes storage easy
- Comfortable non-slip hand grips
- Thick and high quality water tank
- Great maximum user weight capacity
Koreyosh Foldable Water Rowing Machine Cons
- Lack of technology aside from basic LCD display
- Assembly is complicated without proper instructions
- No dedicated website makes customer support difficult
- No manual adjustment for resistance levels
- No Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity
- No warranty at all is concerning
- Large footprint as the machine is larger than other models on the market
I get it, the price of a machine is almost always an important part of selecting the best indoor water rower for your needs. At well under $500, the Koreyosh foldable water rower is going to be an incredible value that some people cannot pass up. Add in the fact that its foldable frame is ideal for smaller living spaces that lack storage, and a lot of users will be sold. But taking a deeper dive, the brand may be suspect without an official website and no warranty offered on its product. The solid oak frame is nice, but for just a little more you can get the Mr. Rudolf Bluetooth water rower, or if you need a foldable rowing machine, the aforementioned Women’s Health/Men’s Health Bluetooth magnetic rower not only excels in technology and manual resistance control, but the frame is also fully foldable.