Velocity Fitness Magnetic Rower Review

Velocity Fitness MagneticDescription

Velocity Exercise CHR-2001 Programmable Magnetic Rower allows you to get an effective workout in the comfort of your own home. Features a Drum Magnetic Control System (DMC), electronic tension control and is foldable making it convenient for storage when not in use. It has a large PU mouled saddle for maximum comfort and the beam is made of anodized aluminum profile.
Enjoy an effective cardio workout in the comfort of your own home with the Velocity Fitness CHR-2001 programmable magnetic rowing machine. The Velocity Fitness Magnetic rower is equipped with a Drum Magnetic Control (DCS) system, which works with the electronic tension control to adjust resistance. To keep your workout on track, the rower includes a large easy-to-read LCD display, which monitors your time, count and many more.

Product Overview


  • The machine comes equipped with a heart rate monitor chest strap to monitor your heart rate for intense cardio training
  • the rower includes a large easy-to-read LCD display, which monitors your time, count, strokes per minute, distance, calories, pulse, and calories burned.
  • Other features include a large polyurethane molded saddle for maximum comfort, an anodized aluminum beam with rectangular tubing support, a folding design that saves space, and built-in transportation wheels.

Velocity Fitness Magnetic Features

  • Resistance: DMC System (Drum Magnetic Control)
  • Electronic tension control
  • Large PU molded saddle & Foldable and space saving
  • The machine comes equipped with a heart rate monitor chest strap to monitor your heart rate for intense cardio training
  • Beam: Anodized Aluminum Profile + rectangular tubing support.

Velocity Fitness Magnetic Details & Price

Velocity Fitness Magnetic was manufactured by Velocity Exercise.

Rowing is a great aerobic workout. You can exercise a bunch of muscle groups, elevate your heart rate, build stamina, and burn calories. After a good rowing workout, I just feel spent.

Basically, there are three kinds of rowing machines. Some, like the , have flywheels that use air or water friction to provide resistance. Those are the closest to the experience of actual water rowing and their resistance increases the harder you pull, but they tend to be pricey and are somewhat loud. A second kind has to create resistance. That kind is inexpensive, but are often somewhat fragile. This is the third kind, with magnetic resistance, and it’s great.

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.

I honestly couldn’t enjoy having this machine much more than I do. I just cannot justify giving it a 5 star rating based on that I recognize that there are probably better machines out there. I use the machine for 30mins everyday that I can, and feel great after I am done. From about 3mins in until the 1/2hr is up though I feel like I want to die because there is no doubt that I am getting a great exercise.
The other reason for the 4 rating is that I realized after I had ordered it that the bowflex model I was interested in has a built in rowing machine, which for sure is no comparison to the quality machine that this is, but when it comes down to it the other machine would have afforded a much rounder workout. Which to be fair is nothing against the machine itself.
For the price that it is, it is worth every penny. Not only that but I am sure that it could stand up to any of the top model rowers, and would only fall behind in total nit-picking.
I would call this a top…