Mr. Right Water Rowing Machine Review
Mr. Right Rower Overview
Are you searching for an indoor water rowing machine that is solidly built and carries a more than reasonable price tag? If you are, it is time to check out the Mr. Right hB089CHT3QDome water rowing machine that is made from real, solid oak, and provides you with a total body workout in the comfort of your own home! The Mr. Right water rower is incredibly unique in its appearance, with an entirely wooden frame made from real sustainable oak and an aluminum alloy that is as strong as it is light. The wooden frame truly gives users the feel of being in a real boat out on the open waters, and it also provides a stable base for the most intense workouts. The maximum suggested weight capacity for users is an impressive 320 lbs which puts the Mr. Right home water rower up against some of the higher-end machines in the home rowing machine market. As can be expected with a fully wooden frame, the Mr. Right home rower is not foldable, so you will have to store the machine vertically against a wall if you do not have the space to have it out when it is not in use. Mr. Right did provide some handy transport wheels, which at least makes moving the machine from room to room a breeze!
The Mr. Right home water rower does have a substantial footprint, so expect to clear out at least seven feet of open space to use it. The actual dimensions are 82” L x 22” W x 20” H, so whether it is in use or vertically stored, the Mr. Right water rower takes up some serious room which may not be ideal for people who live in smaller living spaces like apartments. The weight of the Mr. Right home water rower depends on how much water you have in the tank. When empty, the Mr. Right home rower weighs in at 58.5 lbs, which is surprisingly light for the home water rowing machine industry. Are you worried about the hassle of filling and emptying the water from the tank? Never fear! Mr. Right includes a convenient motorized water pump that turns the chore of refilling your water tank into a simple task.
The water tank for the Mr. Right home water rower is made from aviation grade polycarbonate plastic that makes it both impact and corrosion resistant. Within the water tank, Mr. Right has designed a flywheel that is smooth and quiet, and the resistance against the water gives users the true feel of rowing through water. Unfortunately, there is no manual resistance adjustment, so you may need to utilize that motorized water pump more often than you would think. The only way to change resistance levels is to either empty the tank or add more water, which can be a little cumbersome after a while as well as limiting the variance of workouts. Mr. Right did do an excellent job in creating a resistance system that minimizes noise, and although the home water rower will never be as silent as a magnetic resistance rower, you certainly won’t hear any noise complaints from your neighbors!
Hey, the Mr. Right home water rower comes with Bluetooth connectivity at this price? Don’t get too excited though as the Bluetooth connection is only between the LCD monitor and your smartphone if you wish to integrate your workout results with the downloadable FitShow app. Do not expect to be able to use Bluetooth audio or stream movies to this LCD monitor, as the only thing this screen does is tell you your time, distance, calories burned, strokes per minute, and pulse. The Mr. Right monitor also comes with three programmable settings which include Manual, Interval Custom, and Target, which does help to add a little bit of customization for users.
Assembly for the Mr. Right home water rower is straightforward and simple, and can be successfully completed by an average person in about 30-60 minutes. The tools and clear instructions come included in the packaging, and there are how-to YouTube videos that users can watch if they are having difficulties. The Mr. Right home rower ships in two boxes, like most water rowers, do because of the tank, so make sure you receive both packages before starting the set up. Mr. Right includes a nice bonus rowing machine cover which provides a nice protection and defense against UV rays, as well as pets who may want to use the wooden frame for scratching. As with most water resistance rowers, the maintenance is minimal as Mr. Right suggests dropping in a water cleaning tablet from time to time, and then fully replacing the water every few months. Like with the similar make and model from Mr. Captain, Mr. Right does not have an official website, so the best place for users to buy the home rowing machine is through Amazon.
At a low price of $699, the Mr. Right home water rower offers rowing enthusiasts an affordable rowing machine with all of the functionality of a higher-end model. The unique, esthetically pleasing look is popular amongst rowers, and the smooth and quiet rowing motion only adds to its appeal. Shipping is always going to depend on where you live, especially since you have to order the Mr. Right home rower off of a site like Amazon. Finally, the warranty is suboptimal to say the least, as Mr. Right only offers a 1-year warranty for the frame and a measly 180 days for the rest of the parts and labor.
Mr. Right Water Rowing Machine Pros
- Incredible price point for a home water rower
- Solid wood frame is stable and uniquely designed
- The water tank is made of aviation grade polycarbonate plastic which reduces corrosion
- The flywheel is smooth and quiet, especially for a water resistance rower
- The LCD monitor is Bluetooth compatible with the FitShow app for smartphones
- Heavy duty aluminum alloy rail track
- 3D ergonomic seat cushion keeps you comfortable and secure
- Additional dust cover and motorized water pump are nice bonuses
- Easy to move and store
- Non-slip adjustable footplates
- Easy assembly and maintenance
Mr. Right Water Rowing Machine Cons
- The LCD monitor is fairly basic
- Bluetooth connection is only for the smartphone app
- Warranty is definitely lacking
- No official website may make it difficult to contact customer service
- No manual resistance adjustment
- Frame is large and cannot be folded to be stored away
It is hard not to like the Mr. Right water rowing machine at its very reasonable price tag of $699, especially when other rowing machines are going for well over $1,000. The machine itself is fairly bare bones, with a limited LCD monitor and no manual resistance adjustment aside from emptying and refilling the tank. The added dust cover and motorized water pump are nice features to help accommodate the user for some of the machine’s shortcomings, but at the end of the day, these are major features of a home water rower. There are not a lot of other models that fall within this price range though, so if you can overlook some of its deficiencies, the Mr. Right water rowing machine grades out as an excellent value.