Which rowing machine suits me?

Rowing is ideal for a holistic endurance workout that works many muscle groups without putting too much stress on the joints. It's best to do this sport several times a week to continuously increase your fitness level.

But who has time to rent a rowing boat or go to the local rowing club for 30 to 45 minutes every few days? And then the weather also has to play along...

Fortunately, rowing machines are also available for home use. This means you can train in the comfort of your own home, regardless of wind and weather, and there's no need to live near a body of water either.

However, the selection of rowing machines for home use is very large and at first glance it is not quite clear how the various models differ. In the following, we will therefore present our SportPlus rowing machines based on various criteria, so that you know exactly which one suits you best.

Table of contents

The feeling

during rowing training

The training possibilities

with the rowing machine

The space requirement

Rowing machines for home

Comfort

during rowing training

What rowing machine

suits me?

The feeling during rowing training

How rowing feels on the rower is significantly influenced by the braking system. We deliberately decided against hydraulic braking systems, which wear out quickly and feel very unnatural.

ModelResistance through...Advantages
SP-MR-008Magnet++ maintenance-free

++ very quiet

+ pleasant feeling
SP-MR-020 Magnet++ maintenance-free

++ very quiet

+ pleasant feeling
SP-MR-030-iE Magnet++ maintenance-free

++ very quiet

+ pleasant feeling
SP-MR-010 Air++ realistic feeling

++ maintenance-free

+ quiet
SP-MR-011 Water+++ very realistic feel

++ low-wear

+ quiet

The training possibilities

In addition to the feeling during rowing training, it is also decisive how versatile and individual it can be trained with the device. An important comparison criterion at this point is whether the resistance is set manually, via a computer or automatically.

All of our machines have a small training computer with a display that shows the most important data about the current unit. However, some rowing machines also offer additional functions (e.g. training programs, app support or race simulations).

ModelResistance settingAdvantages
SP-MR-008 manual + 8 levels

+ small training computer
SP-MR-020 manual + 8 levels

+ small training computer
SP-MR-030-iE computer-controlled++ 24 levels

++ 6 training programs

++ smart training computer

+ compatible with Kinomap app
SP-MR-010 automatic (air) ++ adjusts automatically

+ small training computer
SP-MR-011 automatic (water) ++ adjusts automatically

+ training computer with race simulation
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus

Oak water rower with app compatibility

999,99 €
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus

Folding rowing machine with 8 steps

339,99 €
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus All Black
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus All Black
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus Black/Sun
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus Snow/Sun
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus

Rowing machine with 8 levels & app compatibility

349,99 €
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus Snow/Red
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus Snow/Red
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus Black/Red
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus All Black
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus

Rowing machine for home with 8 levels

299,99 €

The space requirement

If you want to row at home, you need enough space to set up the device. We have made sure that our devices are as compact as possible and can therefore also be set up in smaller apartments. In addition, most of our devices can be folded after use and easily stored thanks to the integrated transport wheels.

ModelDimensions (LxWxH) Advantages
SP-MR-008 normal: approx. 190 x 51 x 77 cm
folded: approx. 95 x 51 x 122 cm
+ foldable

+ easy to store

+ practical transport wheels
SP-MR-020 normal: approx. 205 x 48 x 73 cm
folded: approx. 121 x 48 x 144,5 cm
+ foldable

+ easy to store

+ practical transport wheels
SP-MR-030-iE normal: approx. 180 x 48 x 96.5 cm
folded: approx. 80 x 50 x 130 cm
+ foldable

+ easy to store

+ practical transport wheels
SP-MR-010 normal: approx. 217 x 51 x 91 cm
folded: approx. 140 x 51 x 144 cm
+ foldable

+ easy to store

+ practical transport wheels
SP-MR-011 normal: approx. 200 x 56 x 84 cm
stowed: approx. 56 x 84 x 200 cm
+ easy to store upright

+ practical transport wheels
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus
Oak water rower SP-WR-1800 SportPlus

Oak water rower with app compatibility

999,99 €
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus
Folding rowing machine with 8 steps SP-MR-0081 SportPlus

Folding rowing machine with 8 steps

339,99 €
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus All Black
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus All Black
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus Black/Sun
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus Snow/Sun
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus
Home rower with 8 levels & app control SP-MR-008-B SportPlus

Rowing machine with 8 levels & app compatibility

349,99 €
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus Snow/Red
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus Snow/Red
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for beginners white SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus Black/Red
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus All Black
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus
Rowing machine for home with 8 steps SP-MR-008 SportPlus

Rowing machine for home with 8 levels

299,99 €
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus
Water rower with app control SP-MR-012 SportPlus

Water rower with app compatibility

759,99 €
Rowing Machine with Air Resistance & App Control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus Snow/Sun
Rowing Machine with Air Resistance & App Control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus Snow/Sun
Rowing Machine with Air Resistance & App Control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus Black/Sun
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus
Rowing machine with air resistance & app control SP-MR-010-iE SportPlus

Rowing machine with air resistance & app compatibility

639,99 €

The comfort during training

Training on the rowing machine should not only be effective, but also comfortable. That is why we have equipped all our machines with comfortable seats, non-slip footrests and smooth-running roller rails. However, in order to exercise comfortably and safely, the recommended body measurements should be followed.

ModelRecommended body measurements 
SP-MR-008 Height: up to 185 cm

Weight: up to 150 kg
SP-MR-020 Size: up to 190 cm

Weight: up to 150 kg
SP-MR-030-iE Size: up to 190 cm

Weight: up to 150 kg
SP-MR-010 Size: up to 200 cm

Weight: up to 150 kg
SP-MR-011 Size: up to 200 cm

Weight: up to 130 kg
Advantages

+ comfortable seat

+ comfortable footrests

+ smooth-running roller rail
 

Suitable accessories for rowing training

Heart rate chest strap with Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ or 5.3 kHz SP-HRM-BLE-400 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ or 5.3 kHz SP-HRM-BLE-400 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ or 5.0 kHz SP-HRM-BLE-400 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ or 5.0 kHz SP-HRM-BLE-400 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ or 5.0 kHz SP-HRM-BLE-400 SportPlus

Uncoded heart rate chest strap with Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ or 5.3 kHz

49,99 €
Floor protection mat dimensions 200x90x0,6 cm SP-FM-200 SportPlus
Floor protection mat dimensions 200x90x0,6 cm SP-FM-200 SportPlus

Floor protection mat 200x90x0,6 cm

54,99 €
Heart rate chest strap with 5.3 kHz data transmission SP-HRM-BLE-300 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with 5.3 kHz data transmission SP-HRM-BLE-300 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with 5 kHz data transmission SP-HRM-BLE-300 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with 5 kHz data transmission SP-HRM-BLE-300 SportPlus
Heart rate chest strap with 5.3 kHz data transmission SP-HRM-BLE-300 SportPlus

Heart rate chest strap with 5.3 kHz data transmission

44,99 €
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus
Activity Tracker with Color Display and Pulse Measurement SP-AT-BLE-100 SportPlus

Activity tracker with color display and pulse measurement

29,99 €

Which rowing machine suits me exactly?

With so many rowing machines to choose from, it's not easy to keep track and find exactly the right rowing machine. That's why we have thought of something special. To make it as easy as possible for you to find exactly the right machine for your workout, we have developed a shopping guide.

The test "Which rowing machine suits me?" is very easy. You only need to answer a few questions and find out which of our SportPlus rowing machines is best suited for your workout.