I have arthritis, especially in my hips. I bought the Avari Easy Glide Rower to help keep my strength up and I'm pleased with this machine. My only problem is that after 15 minutes, my tailbone starts to hurt. I used to have this problem with bike seats on long rides and it causes backaches, which is what I'm dealing with now because of the rower. I'm looking for a gel seat cover to fit the wide seat of this rower. It would be helpful if Avari would sell one as an accessory (or build it into the machine).
I purchased the unit from Amazon on a Lightning deal. The first one I received had a problem with the rowing feature. It would "skip" or "slip" is the best way I could explain it. It would grab and have the proper tension, then the tension would let go. Anyway...called customer service and they were excellent. They sent me out a new unit, no problem. The new unit has been working great for about a month now and I love the capability to use either the rower or the bike. I typically do a combination of both during the my workout for variety...
Quiet, comfortable and readily controllable. I'll only use a few of the very many programs. It does not roll on carpet; the tiny wheels sink deep and the end caps scrape the pile. I took the useless end caps off so that I can slide the rower with less damage to the carpet. What were they thinking of? Customer Service would not reply to me.
I followed recommendations from several internet sites, the 1399 was rated best in its price range. Easy to assemble. Provides the aerobic exercise I wanted with less physical stress than my treadmill. I'm 81 years old and use it every day it is an excellent product. Readout is helpful the only thing missing is a stroke count. Well worth the price.
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