The ProRower H2O RX-750 Home Series Rowing Machine is a water resistance rower that gives you the feeling of actually rowing on water!
However, this water rowing machine won’t break the bank!
It has a sturdy frame that comes with a lifetime manufacturer warranty (this is rare!).
The ProRower H2O RX-750 also comes with a large multi-functional performance monitor and easy storage capabilities.
Users looking for a great all-around water rowing machine at a very nice price point will love the ProRower H2O RX-750!
However, it has a few shortcomings such as lower than normal resistance levels. Please read the full ProRower H2O RX-750 review for all the pros & cons.
Table of Contents
(click a title to jump ahead!)
1. Resistance Type
2. Monitor/Control Panel
3. Build Quality
9. Pros and Cons
10. Consumer Reviews
The ProRower H2O RX-750 is a water resistance machine that uses paddles suspended in a tank of water to provide resistance to the rower.
It uses an innovative hydro-power drive system which enables the rower to function very similarly to how water provides resistance to someone rowing in a boat.
For more information on water resistance (and other rowing machine resistance types) click here.
As detailed in the link above, water resistance is great because the level of resistance you feel is based on your rowing intensity.
If you take it easy and row with low intensity, you get less resistance. If you ramp up the effort and row with more intensity, you get more resistance.
We call this type of resistance “variable” resistance. Resistance is based on your rowing intensity rather than adjusting a knob.
The ProRower H2O RX-750 Rowing Machine provides a smooth, even resistance that is very enjoyable to use.
Variable resistance allows users to control the resistance level based off how fast or slow they row.
You can further adjust the rowing experience by increasing or decreasing the amount of water in the water tank. More water makes rowing feel heavier, as if you’re rowing a boat with passengers. Less water makes rowing feel like you’re rowing a boat by yourself.
Water resistance units function similarly to an air-resistance rowing machine, but use water instead of air and the rowing motion is typically smoother.
In addition, the total noise output is less compared to an air rower, not to mention the sound of water splashing in the tank is soothing and makes rowing on the ProRower H2O RX-750 feel more realistic.
No users complained about getting an uneven workout with their upper and lower body, which is a sign that there are no major flaws with the ProRower H2O RX-750’s overall design.
Workout ‘inequity’ is not an issue with the RX-750 like on other rowers, which is great news for people looking to own a water rower at a fraction of what a higher-end water rower costs.
A few users mentioned the maximum amount of resistance you receive from the RX-750 might not be sufficient for really fit people.
I read through the comments a couple of times and the users didn’t have a problem with the resistance themselves, they were just advising potential buyers to consider another machine if they are already in great shape.
Based on my research, “great shape” would be athletes and experienced rowers, that are able to row at high intensity levels for a moderate amount of time.
If you’re not in “great shape” yet, but are concerned you might outgrow this machine in the near future, I honestly wouldn’t be concerned because there are too many options to vary your workout on the ProRower.
You can row for longer periods of time, increase your rowing intensity to as fast as you want, which increases the resistance, adjust the water levels to increase strength training, change your grip on the handle to focus on other muscles, etc.
In other words, I would not let the slightly lower resistance completely deter you from buying this model. It would take a long time to completely outgrow a variable resistance machine like the ProRower H2O RX-750.
To sum up the ProRower H2O RX-750 resistance, this model is not ideal for strong athletes and experienced rowers.
This rower is perfectly fine for anyone looking for decent water rowing machine resistance and a lower cost option.
The ProRower H2O RX-750 Rowing Machine comes with a multi-functional performance monitor that tracks the following data:
- 500M Split Time
- Strokes per Minute
- Heart Rate
You have the option to see each statistic individually or you can scan through each item by using the monitor’s ‘scan’ feature.
As you can see, it has a large display that makes viewing the workout data easy. You can easily adjust the viewing angle of the monitor based on your preference and it’s powered by 2 AA batteries.
The performance monitor does a good job tracking all the necessary fitness data but it’s definitely not one of the ProRower’s strongest features. A handful of users complained the monitor is too basic and it should have more features.
However, the people that complained were still happy with the ProRower RX-750 overall. It just shows if you want a more advanced monitor you will have to go up to the next price range.
Another user complained the monitor didn’t track workout data correctly other than workout time. However, another user commented he was having the same issue and fixed it easily by tightening the sensor underneath the seat wheel.
Overall the ProRower H2O RX-750 monitor is a fairly basic monitor that tracks all of the necessary fitness data. For the price it is inline with most other lower cost water rowing machine monitors.
H2O Fitness says with the ProRower H2O RX-750 they’re “Bringing Commercial Grade Quality to Your Home at an Affordable Price”!
They’re not kidding because this rowing machine is solidly built from the ground up… for the most part.
The frame is extremely durable, so durable in fact the manufacturer gives it a lifetime warranty (this is rare with any fitness machine).
In addition, it also has a higher than normal maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds (159 kg). That should give you peace of mind about the frame’s durability!
The water tank is made out of polycarbonate, which is virtually indestructible.
Besides the noise you would expect to hear while rowing (the water splashing in the water tank and the seat gliding along the rail) no users mentioned any creaking or annoying miscellaneous sounds found on cheaper rowers.
The RX-750 is definitely commercial-grade, like the company advertises it to be, but there’s one minor issue with the bungee cord that keeps tension on the pull mechanism.
Users have complained that after a certain period of time, the bungee cord will break making the rowing machine unusable until it’s replaced.
It’s a simple fix (it’s outlined in the owner’s manual) and one user mentioned he was able to find a replacement for the bungee cord at a local hardware store for cheap.
Other users contacted H2O Fitness and they were promptly provided with a replacement bungee cord. The bungee cord is under warranty for 2 years, but I’ve read from users they were able to get a replacement cord even after the warranty period.
It appears users weren’t too discouraged by the bungee cord issue because out of the few that mentioned it in their review, all but one of them still gave the ProRower H2O RX-750 the highest review rating.
H2O Fitness is known for great customer service and one user commented on how he received a brand new RX-750 due to some uncommon issues with the water tank.
I would not let the bungee cord issue discourage you from buying this rowing machine because the manufacturer will take care of you and they stand behind their product.
The build quality on the H2O Fitness RX-750 ProRower is definitely top of the line and excellent for the price point. This is one category I would not worry about!
Check out the ProRower RX-750 promo video below.
Water rowing machines usually provide the most comfortable rowing stroke and the ProRower RX-750 is no different!
The seat has an ergonomic design and users mentioned it’s comfortable to sit on. I didn’t find any complaints about it being uncomfortable which is a good sign about its comfort level!
The handle has an ergonomic design with padding, making it comfortable to grip. As with the seat, I didn’t find any complaints with the handle, which is another good sign.
The footrest has a pivoting design so your feet will pivot naturally as you row. It sufficiently fits practically all foot sizes and is easy to adjust.
In addition, the heel support makes it ideal to row with your shoes on or barefoot. One user mentioned that the footrest on the ProRower is more comfortable than the footrest on its more expensive WaterRower competitor.
The rowing motion is smooth and as you would expect from a high quality water rower, it closely resembles rowing on the water. With it being “commercial-grade but for the home”, you can expect a smooth rowing motion for years to come!
You can check out more comfort features and photos in the links below.
The ProRower H2O RX-750 is designed with an easy-tilt frame making it very easy to stand up on its base when it’s not in use.
Lifting it is extremely easy and can even be done with one hand. Although I don’t recommend trying!
It also has built-in transport wheels making it simple to move around if needed.
According to H2O Fitness, the RX-750 has a 350-pound (159 kg) maximum user weight capacity.
This greatly exceeds the weight capacity for other lower to mid-range rowing machines and is fairly close to the higher-end models.
For user height, no one complained about being too short or too tall for the rower. Of course, that doesn’t mean people of all heights (technically it’s the inseam that’s more important) can use the Pro Rower H2O RX-750.
I would not be concerned about being too short for the rower. If you bump into the stopper when going into recovery (when you bring the seat towards your feet), you can just take off the stopper.
As far as being too tall, ProRower states that a person who is 6’5″ can use this model with no issue. I’m sure they are being slightly conservative as well with this height.
- In-Use (L x W x H):
- 78.0″ x 22.0″ x 20.0″
- 198 cm x 56 cm x 51 cm
- Storage/ Upright (L x W x H):
- 20.0″ x 22.0″ x 78.0″
- 51 cm x 56 cm x 198 cm
- About the footprint of a dining room chair
- 65 pounds (30 kg)
Assembly of the rower appears to be fairly simple. One user with limited “handy-man” experience was able to put it together in 30 minutes. They also mentioned it wasn’t difficult because 90% of the RX-750 is already assembled upon delivery.
In addition to chlorine tablets and a plastic shim used to align the blades, all the necessary tools needed to put the rower together are included.
Adding and taking out water from the water tank is simple and there are easy to follow instructions that walk you through the whole process in the owner’s manual.
Pros and Cons
- Solidly built
- Realistic rowing motion
- Easy to assemble
- Dual caster wheels
- Easy “upright” storage
- Variable resistance adjustment determined by rowing intensity
- Can further adjust rowing experience by adding/ subtracting water from the water tank
- Footrest design allows comfortable barefoot rowing
- Great customer support
- Lifetime Warranty on the frame and great parts warranty
- Performance monitor is basic
- Bungee cord used to keep tension on the pull mechanism is vulnerable to breaking
- Maximum resistance offered not sufficient for athletes and experienced rowers
Users love the smooth and realistic rowing motion offered by the ProRower RX-750 Home Series Rowing Machine. It’s essentially commercial-grade, which is why users couldn’t stop commenting about its solid construction.
Another common theme users shared was their appreciation for the great H2O Fitness customer service.
Although the performance monitor isn’t stellar and this rowing machine isn’t ideal for serious athletes, overall users still loved this model
The best place to read consumer reviews is on Amazon but the price can fluctuate which may cause lower ratings. It also seems like some people thought they were buying the upgraded RX-950 but instead purchased the RX-750. This also caused some lower ratings.
Read more ProRower H2O RX-750 Reviews here.
Average Rating: 4.2
- Metal Frame:
- Lifetime Guarantee
- Polycarbonate Tank and Seals:
- 3 years
- Mechanical Components (non-wearing):
- 2 years
- Non-Wearing Components:
- 2 years
ProRower H2O RX-750 Price
The ProRower H2O RX-750 price can fluctuate a lot and I’m not sure why. Sometimes it can be around $600, other times it’s closer to $1,000, and a lot of times it’s somewhere in the middle.
This is very frustrating for buyers but what can you do!
Two great online retailer for rowing machines are Amazon and Hayneedle. Both offer great customer service, easy checkout, financing options, and much more!
Overall the ProRower H2O RX-750 is a solid mid-range water rowing machine.
It has excellent build quality, a smooth and comfortable rowing stroke, and an excellent warranty.
There are a few minor complaints about resistance strength and monitor functionality but these are personal preferences and may not apply to everyone.
If this model does not seem like a great fit for you, try checking out the WaterRower GX Home Rowing Machine. This is very similar to the ProRower RX-750 but is built by the #1 water rowing machine company. Check out my full GX Rower review here.
Another great low cost option is the Stamina Wave Water Rower. Again this is very similar to the RX-750. See my complete Stamina Wave 1445 review here.
I hope you enjoyed my ProRower H2O RX-750 review! Please don’t hesitate to leave a question in the comment section!