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ProForm 750R Rower Review

Quick Take

The ProForm lineup of exercise equipment is complete with great rowers, and among them comes the 750R. Stacked with 24 levels of Silent Magnetic Resistance, controlled digitally, the machine brings a number of great, high-tech features for a $999, with a 1-year iFit Family Membership valued at $468 included.

With an easy-folding frame, the unit works well in homes where storage will be needed. When in use, the rower measures 22 inches in width, 86.5 inches deep, and 45.5 inches in height. Maximum user weight is 250 pounds, and ProForm offers a 10-year warranty on the frame, with one year for parts and labor.

The big draw for many home fitness is fans is the iFit package, which allows professional trainers around the world to control the machine’s resistance from remote locations. Designed to be an immersive workout experience, the iFit program not only affords live, real-time workouts, but a virtual library full of pre-built routines, as well as Google Maps workouts with visuals and audio from around the globe. The program operates by way of a 5-inch high-contrast display and audio port.

Users are free to discontinue the iFit package at any point, and while there are no built-in programs, the 750R is complete with an integrated tablet holder. Learn more about the ProForm 750R below, and whether it rates a spot in the home.

 

Pros

Free with iFit Membership
Easy to Fold & Store
Preset Workouts

Cons

Low Weight Capacity
Bring Your Own Tech
Large Assembled Footprint

Our Review

The hunt for an indoor rower complete with interactive training is on, and the ProForm 750R seems a solid option. Complete with a 1-year Family iFit Membership, the $999 rower, can be used independent from that app as it has an integrated tablet holder for other devices. The 5-inch high-contrast display isn’t the largest on the market, but is more than suitable considering the price.

Meanwhile, iFit connectivity is a huge selling point for NordicTrack and ProForm rowers, and their other home fitness machines in general. iFit provides access a near-unlimited library of on-demand and live workouts with world-class personal trainers. It’s much like having a personal trainer in the home, controlling the machine’s resistance for maximum efficiency. iFit is quite unique for this fact, as when it’s used in certain machines, such as the 750R rower, the resistance is automatically controlled by the trainer of the user’s choice.

Thee actual rower itself features 24 levels of Silent Magnetic Resistance. Magnetic rowers are smooth and quiet, a good match for those who want to work out in the evening or really early in the morning.As for comfort, it features a molded seat and an oversized steel seat rail. It has a 90″ pull strap and multi-position, adjustable handlebars as well as comfortable pivoting pedals with adjustable foot straps. Other highlights include an auxiliary music port for you to plug in your phone and listen to your top workout playlists or iFit trainers through the set of speakers.

The rower has a 250-pound maximum weight capacity, which should be sufficient for most users. A sturdy enough machine–with a steel rail– it also has an easy-to-fold frame. The rower collapses into itself for easy storage, and you can move it with the help of the front-mounted transport wheels. The warranty is pretty average but still competitive, offering 10 years of coverage on the frame, and a year on parts and labor. Dig into the pros and cons of the 750R rower below.

Man Rowing on Indoor Rowing Machine

 

Positives

  • 1-Year Free iFit: Purchase includes a year of the family plan, valued at $468.
  • Inertia-enhanced flywheel: Fast gear ratio and sleek weight management.
  • Foldable: Although the rower has a relatively large footprint (86.5″ long by 22″ wide) it’s easily foldable and has transport wheels for you to move it around after use.
  • Sleek Design: Its modern design will look good in any home gym.
  • Easy transport: Front-mounted transport wheels.
  • Resistance: The 24 levels of digitally-controlled magnetic resistance allow for a smooth and quiet row. Up the challenge gradually, and work alongside your iFit trainers who can automatically adjust your resistance.
  • Quiet: The ProForm 750R rower features a belt rather than a chain. This allows for a smooth and quiet row, more closely mirroring an on-the-water rowing experience.
  • iFit: iFit gives you access to a huge variety of workouts on and off your machine. The auto-adjust feature is unique to iFit and allows for really motivating workouts.
  • Comfort Features: The ProForm 750R features a comfortable seat to support endurance, as well as adjustable handlebars and pivoting pedals with adjustable foot straps for you to find a comfortable fit.
  • Onboard Workouts: There are 20 preset workouts, so if you ever want to stop your iFit membership after your 3-year period is up, you’ll still have a handful of programs to work out with.

 

Negatives

  • Weight Capacity: A 250-pound weight capacity is OK, but not great. There is a sturdy steel rail, but the weight capacity is something to consider if you’re a heavier individual.
  • Bring-Your-Own-Tech machine: Although this is a great call for keeping the overall costs of the machine down (in this case, it’s free), you still have to bring your own tablet to this machine if you want to row with iFit.
  • Large Footprint: Although it folds, the rower initially has a pretty large footprint. Just be sure you have the space to put this rower before you commit.

Our Conclusion

The ProForm 750R is a solid choice for anyone seeking indoor rower to train interactively with iFit. At just $999, the rower certainly falls into a happy medium within the broader market for rowers. While more expensive units might offer a little more resistance or greater weight capacity, they’re not likely to beat the basic engineering of the ProForm 750R. It does have a reasonable enough amount of resistance levels to keep users challenged, and the easily foldable design and wheels mean the 750R will suit most home gyms spaces too, even if the rower does have a large footprint to begin with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this rower foldable?
A: Yes, the ProForm 750R folds easily to move and store.
Q: Does the 750R have a touchscreen for iFit?
A: The ProForm 750R does not have a touchscreen, you will have to dock your own tablet to watch iFit workouts. It has a 5” high-contrast display.
Q: What is the maximum weight capacity of the ProForm 750R?
A: The 750R rower can hold up to 250 pounds.

Rating: 85%

Resistance Type

Magnetic

Resistance Level

24

Bluetooth

Yes

Dimensions (inches)

86.5" L x 22" W x 45.5" H

Folding

Yes

Maximum User Weight Capacity

250 lbs

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