Staying Alive is reader supported. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Learn More >

MaxKare Water Rowing Machine Rower

OnlyTree Black
This Product was reviewed by Staying Alive Crew Last updated: Feb 17, 2022 at 08:25 am

If you are looking for a budget water rower, then look no further than the MaxKare Water Rowing Machine Rower. Featuring a frame made of steel tubing and a monorail designed to supper users with a max weight of 264 pounds, the MaxKare Water Rower can hold its own.

Whilst the one drawback is that the MaxKare Water Rower is not foldable, it can be stored vertically resting on its front base and on the extra stabilizer on the front upright section of the frame. 

The resistance mechanism comprises a fan being pulled through the tank of water. To set a resistance level, you can add or remove water until you reach the desired resistance level. 

For a budget rower, the display unit is excellent. Workout data displayed includes workout time, strokes per minute, distance, calories burned, and man-boat competition mode. 

This competition mode allows you to set a goal and race against the computer. Nothing like some healthy competition! 

A minor drawback of the MaxKare Water Rower is that it doesn't come with heart rate programs, which are more synonymous with higher-priced rowing machines. 

Designed for rowers who pursue real-life rowing experiences, you'll be rowing like a real competitor in no time. 

Key Features

  • Resistance mechanism: water
  • Material: alloy steel
  • Maximum user weight: 264 pounds
  • Ergonomic design
  • Adjustable large LCD monitor
  • Easy transportation & storage
  • Adjustable footplates
  • Cushioned seat
  • Padded handles
  • Bottle holder


  • Brand: MaxKare
  • Model: MaxKare Water Rowing Machine Rower
  • Size: 42.5 x 22.5 x 17 inches


  • 30-day full refund, if unsatisfied
  • 2-year frame & parts warranty
  • Good value for money
  • Good display monitor for a budget rower
  • Has a bottle holder
  • Can be stored vertically without emptying the water tank


  • Not the easiest machine to assemble
  • Not the best warranty

Other All-Round Rowing Machines

Related Reading

  • The Best Rowing Machines

    11 Best Rowing Machines in 2023

    With high-impact workouts such as HIIT being all the rage, people looking for a way to get low-impact cardio at home might get lost in the noise.  Rowing workouts are an excellent way to not...

    Read More