It’s a bit tricky to judge a piece of exercise equipment when you have no concrete workout goals. I have no weight loss target; I take no body fat measurements; I simply try to get three or four 30 minute workouts a week. Anything that keeps me going is a success and anything that bores me is a failure.
The WaterRower has been an unqualified success. It is quiet enough to workout while watching time-shifted primetime TV. It provides the whole body workout that I’ve been neglecting. And most importantly, it has enabled me to meet my workout goal.
With the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, I’d still buy it.