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First Degree Fitness Newport Adjustable Resistance Water Rower

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Newport Challenge AR
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Water78 x 21 x 2060 lbs300 lbs5 years frame
3 years tank
2 years mechanical

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Rowing has been known to provide athletes with a full-body training session that engages all the major muscle groups of your body, allowing you to very easily burn up to 1000 calories per hour. With the First Degree Fitness Newport Challenge AR, you will be able to benefit from a challenging cardiovascular training session that will help you avoid several types of medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, elevated blood pressure and other such issues.

This machine is especially known for its highly realistic rowing motions, which is largely due to the included water tank. Thus, users will be able to experience the sensation of rowing across an actual stretch of water, something that is bound to please avid outdoors rowers.

About the Company

First Degree Fitness is known as one of the rare companies that implements Fluid Technology in their rowing machine, guaranteeing a more realistic rowing motion. With the First Degree rowers, contrary to other water based models such as the WaterRower Natural, you can effortlessly switch between various levels of intensity to add some extra variety to your training session. With this technology, you’ll also be able to benefit from the relaxing sound of water sloshing in the tank for enhanced realism. Best of all, this company manufactures a wide range of rowing machines to very easily suit different budget and fitness levels.

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Product Features and Specifications

  • Resistance Type: Water
  • Maximum User Weight: 300 pounds
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Dimensions: 78 x 21 x 20″
  • Weight: 60 pounds

The Newport Challenge employs water resistance- a feature which is often considered as one of the most efficient types of resistance on the market. Users can very easily adjust the tension level by adding or decreasing the water level: therefore, the fuller the tank is, the more effort you’ll need to pull the handle. The tank can hold between 9 to 17 liters of water, and the water level can be very easily adjusted by flipping the valve control to immediately guide the liquid from the inner tank to the machine’s outer tank. Therefore, both beginners and more experienced users will be able to make the most from the push and pull motions that will tone up any flabby area in no time at all.

The water tank is carefully crafted from super-resistant Polycarbonate shell that’s enhanced by a triple-bladed stainless steel oar. This guarantees longevity, hence allowing the machine to last for several decades- if not for life- with the proper care and maintenance. This particular model is exceptionally easy to use, whether you’re an experienced rower or not. It is also extremely low-impact, which means that you’ll be able to easily add extra minutes to your training session without having to feel the strain of a more intense workout.

Instead of the smallish computer screen that usually accompany low-quality machines, this particular rower comes with a fully programmable computer display that will help you keep track of important fitness-related data to easily keep an eye on your long-term progress. Therefore, you will be able to benefit from information about tempo signal, time, strokes count per minute, distance, calories count per hour, interval training and 500m split time, among others. Elderly users will be glad to learn that the rower also comes with a heart rate monitor that will let them know when they’re overdoing it. This feature can also come in handy to professional athletes who want to track their recovery time.

newport challenge ar monitorEase of Use and Comfort

The Newport CHallenge comes with low-friction Air-Glide Delrin seat rollers that ensure a smooth glide during the entire duration of your workout. As far as the pull oar is concerned, it is enhanced by a triple blade impeller system: this is known to provide an immediate catch which ensures a highly sturdy and consistent pull and push motion during your training. This will help you easily perfect your rowing stroke.

The ergonomically-shaped seat is quite padded to guarantee your comfort while enabling you to train for longer periods of time with very little or no discomfort at all. The handle is packed with foam, guaranteeing an easy grip even if your fingers get slippery. As far as the pull cord is concerned, it is especially reputed for its longevity and solid built that can easily sustain heavy-duty use. The cord also requires very little oiling, which make it entirely suited for daily use. The seat rail is made from high-quality anodized aluminum that can resist rust and wear-and-tear.

Users who live in limited space will be glad to learn that the rowing machine comes with an easy space-saving design. The frame, for example, comes with an easy-tilt feature that allows you to store it in an upright position.

Assembly and Parts

This particular model comes with a very simple assembly feature. Indeed, most customers claimed that they only required around half an hour or less to join the different parts. Allen wrenches and other types of tools and accessories are included in the boxed packaging to facilitate this step. Athletes will also receive an illustrated and detailed instructions manual designed to guide beginners through the assembly process.

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A Great Rower Overall

All in all, this particular piece of fitness equipment is a recommended buy if you want to indulge in a challenging and gym-quality training session. Its water tank feature makes it different from regular rowing machines that normally employ less effective types of resistance. With this item, you can expect to lose around 1000 calories per hour on high intensity and 700 to 800 on a moderate tension level.

The First Degree Fitness Newport Adjustable Resistance Water Rower is protected by a warranty of 5 years on the frame, 2 years on the tank and seals and one year on the components.