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FINNLO Aquon XTR 2

The rowing ergometer of the Olympic champion

„Aquon of XTR 2 of FINNLO, the premium brand of Hammer is a rowing machine and an ergometer. It is the training device of Olympic rowing medalist Maximilian Reinelt. Real rowing experience: Hammer is one of the largest manufacturers of fitness equipment from Germany. With the brand name "FINNLO" the company sells their exclusive devices that will satisfy both, the design and the highest quality workmanship. All this includes the present product - a rowing ergometer, which even was used as training device by the Olympic champion Maximilian Reinelt. According to the two-time world champion, the rowing machines of the series Aquon simulate rowing on the water very realistic and enable effective strength training. Because of the minimal pedal distance (nine centimeters) the rowing machines can be compared with the features of a professional rowing boat. Thus, one could keep and even improve the performance level, even in wintertime. The onboard computer helps by reviewing the performances. The device allows simultaneous training of strength and endurance. According to the manufacturer, with use of 80 percent of the muscles, a calorie consumption of about 700 calories per hour is achieved. In addition, back problems can be prevented. Also sitting in the comfortable sports seat with about 50 centimeters in height gives the impression of being in a real rowing boat. With the ball bearing comfort seat and the solid aluminum rail sliding runs silently. So that the hands do not slip even with intensive training sessions, the rowing machine has a non-slip handlebar. The onboard computer is continuously inclinable so that each user has a good view at his training data. By the blue backlight, the two-color LCD display is easy to read even in poor light conditions. No Reviews: There are currently no professional reviews, but there are opinions of users. It was almost exclusively found to be very good. It makes a lot of fun to train with the device. Customers praise the good quality of workmanship and the clear display. The forerunner was already well appreciated by the users. Rowing at home: Who is looking for a high quality training equipment for his home and who has been thinking of a rowing machine can’t do much wrong with this product. However, you should have saved some money, because the rowing ergometer is available just from about 1,000 EUR. “

FINNLO Aquon XTR (forerunner of XTR 2)

Quiet operation, many functions

„The FINNLO rowing machine Aquon XTR arouses interest in two regards. First, a total of eleven training programs are available. And secondly the rowing machine convinces with its remarkably quiet operation – that’s what at least tells the assessment of the network community. Thus, many users report that both the cable wire and the seat rail were hardly to hear. Undoubtedly a benefit not only for the user himself but also for his roommates and neighbors. Positive as well is the selection of training programs. There are two profiles called "Whitewater" and "Ramp" where the resistance increases and decreases again among various intervals. One might also look forward to a "Pacer" Pursuit. And finally, of course, there are also three programs which are based on the heart rate. Here, the machine automatically adjusts the resistance when you exceed 60, 75 and 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. In general, the resistance covers a range of 30 to 300 watts, what should be quite sufficient for ambitious users. The manufacturer has decided to get a braking system with combination of air and magnetic brake resistance. Positive consequence: A liquid true run, which preserves the tendons and joints. As part of the equipment there is a display on which you can read among other things, the impact speed, time, distance covered, calories burned, and the current pulse. The pulse is measured via a chest strap, which however is not included. The mounted machine is just 240 centimeters long and 59 centimeters wide, the maximum user weight is 150 kilograms. Bottom line, the FINNLO Aquon XTR rowing machine offers a high degree of functionality, and the published opinions in the network sound very positive. But the conditions are accordingly hard: Amazon currently lists the rowing machine for around 910 EUR.“

FINNLO Aquon Pro

Rowing machine / ergometer of the World Champion

„Aquon Pro of FINNLO is a rowing ergometer, which is used by rowing world champion Urs Käufer for training. The on-board computer always provides a good overview. Conditions those are similar to a professional rowing boat. This brand is the premium series of fitness specialist Hammer from Germany. The company merchandises its professional products under the name FINNLO - including sports equipment from cardiovascular and strength sections. A rowing ergometer, as the mentioned equipment, can train both areas. It is suitable for improving endurance and strengthens 80 percent of the muscles at the same time. Even professional athletes, such as the rowing world champion Urs Käufer uses such sports machines to stay in shape especially in wintertime or even increase the performance level. According to the professional rower, the device has several features that provide an extremely realistic rowing feeling. That’s realized, for example, due to the arrangement of the footrests and the seat, because that is almost identical to the professional rowing boats. The sports training device has a computer that is continuously inclinable. So you have a good view on the LCD screen from any position - no matter what body size. Due to the black backlight and the blue digital display you keep track even in dim light conditions. With the training computer many exercise programs can be run. These include a number of fitness programs, contests against the computer or interval programs. Due to the extra long strap, the rowing trainer is suitable for athletes with a height of 1.46 meters to 2 meters. Even at maximum load, there is enough space - the rowing machine carries a body weight of up to 150 kilograms. For mounting the ergometer an open space of 249 x 51 x 98 inches is required.

Can it convince?
The rowing machine has yet not been proofed by trade magazines, so unfortunately there are no reviews available. Even looking for reports, written by users, is without avail. However, products of the same manufacturer mostly got good grades in the past. So it’s assumed that this device can also convince in practice. In addition, it is recommended by professional athletes who even train with it.

Available in online shops
The rowing machine is suitable for fitness-conscious people who are not afraid to spend a little more money for a healthy body. Who wants to buy the professional ergometer, hast to pay at least 1189 EUR.“

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FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

Rower for real athletes

I was searching for a rower fulfilling my ambitious fitness goals. It should be of high and lasting quality. After comparing Finnlo with Concept2 the decision fell on the Finnlo-rower. The main reason was the ergonomic, comfortable and smooth running rowing seat. The “rowing-feeling” is sensational, it feels like gliding on real water. Right after starting the dynamic rowing cycle you will find your rhythm very fast and so enjoy it even more. The computer display is easy-to-read. The race-program against the computer is a real challenge. You can forget the time during sportful training sessions. The resistance control right at the rowing handle is superb, so intensity can be reduced or increased without interruption of the rowing process. The heart rate measurement works just perfect with my Polar belt. Perfect for ambitious athletes. I am totally satisfied and can only recommend this rower to anybody valuing high quality.     

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FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

Superb device is fun and ultra-silent!

A very good rower and very silent during use. The assembly took longer than 15min, this is probably the time an experienced user would need to assemble. Although the rower is high-priced I found that the internal cables seemed to be of cheap quality and brittle, but as they lie in the cable duct it seems to be ok, just when assembling you have to keep attention. Some screws were lying freely in the carton, if those would have been lost assembly would have been difficult. But without any doubt the overall impression of the rower is of high and solid quality./p>

FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

Of professional gym-like quality, very recommended!!!!!

Perfect rower, even comfortable for tall people, excellent finish, very silent and a pleasant design. Diverting workouts.

FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

Great training device, easy assembly…

Great training device, easy assembly within 15min the workouts are great fun.

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FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

Great Quality

great rower, great workout, great fun, great!

FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

Quality has its price

A high-grade item and the assembly manual is very precise. It is great fun to train with it, no rattling and no dragging like on other rowers. I already did 70km and I do expect it to be problemfree.

FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

Just perfect, except for the description!

Finally I found the perfect rower! Easy assembly, very high quality. Just the included description could have been more detailed, especially regarding available training programs

FINNLO Aquon XTR (forerunner of XTR 2)

rowing is great

„I really did not think I would ever buy a device for home fitness since I'm more an outdoor athlete. After I decided yet to do so, I was sure that it should be a rowing machine. If I am going to do so, then train the whole body. My internet research for effectiveness has confirmed my choice. The delivery was fast and on time and I could start right away. The device is awesome. The display provides accurate information and the power of the device is brilliant. Workmanship is superb and everything is like I want it. A little more training instructions would be good, but clearly 5 stars. Improvement request: When folding the spinning of the screw takes too much time.“

FINNLO Aquon XTR (forerunner of XTR 2)

Best rowing device on the market

„After reading many tests on Concept 2, I have chosen your product and must say that I did not regret it. On the contrary, the device makes fun more and more from day to day. Unlimited power and you can really challenge yourself. Keep going FINNLO, I think you are doing really well. Top device!“

FINNLO Aquon XTR 2

great device

„I am so impressed how quickly the purchase was completed and the unit arrived. Everything is very high quality and easy to set up even for a woman. When folded it is a real "space saver" because it's not too distracting. So I can highly recommend it.“

FINNLO Aquon XTR 2

Top unit and very easy setup!

„Quite simple message: Everything was great! Just buy it and let's go! Construction lasted 20 minutes for two persons!“

FINNLO Aquon XTR 2

I'm very satisfied

„I train with the rower FINNLO Aquon XTR 2 since January, There's a lot of fun on the high quality device. Since it is provided foldable, with wheels and I'll put it on the terrace in summer and exercise outdoors. Really great. The service of Hammer Sport is very good. I would give no stars for the shipping forwarder; who had the device lying around for days before it was finally brought, after a call.“

FINNLO Aquon XTR 2

I'm thrilled!

„I'm excited! Absolutely great rowing machine! Runs very quiet, clear display settings, good quality. Shipping and service were good. Would recommend it to all!“

FINNLO Aquon XTR 2

really great

„A great product for fitness training and cardiovascular training.. perfect resistance from beginning until end. Clear computer display with watt. Great unit for this price.“

FINNLO Aquon XTR 2

For real rowing fans - Great FINNLO rowing machine

„Since one week, I am the owner of a FINNLO Aquan rowing machine. Even when unpacking you'll immediately notice that it is a quality product. The so-called unpacking-quality already earned 5 stars. After 30 minutes, there was a beautiful and modern fitness equipment in front of me. The unit keeps its promises. Big sized rowing rail and thus perfectly suited for my 1.96 meters. The resistance is smooth and powerful, the adjustment is via clear computer buttons. It makes so much fun to row against the computer. After a few days, I have already seen performance improvement, which made me very motivated. The rower can be folded very well and put into a corner after training. The Finnlo rowing machine is perfect for me and a good deal for real rowing fans.“

FINNLO Aquon Pro Plus

All o.k.

„Very well-made rowing machine. Service and advice are GREAT + THANK YOU“

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FINNLO Aquon XTR

„enables nice, smooth rowing movements and you get the feeling that you “fly” on the track. I 'm delighted about the quality, comfort and design. Highly Recommended!“

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Press

Shape, February 2013:

In February 2013, “Shape” the fitness and lifestyle magazine for women, presented under the slogan "High-tech for the home" the latest fitness equipment that the market has to offer. Among other things, the Aquon Pro by FINNLO was presented: Highlighted was the high calorie consumption, the ergonomic design and the possibility to create a professional training plan for Aquon Pro on www.der-trainingsplan.de.

ISPO

ISPO

 

Every year in January/February the International Sports Trade Fair ISPO is held in Munich. About 81.000 commercial visitors from 109 countries and over 2.400 exhibitors, presenting newest trends and innovations from the sports industry, participate in that event. The rowers from FINNLO are part of it every year. The premium fitness equipment is presented at the booth of HAMMER SPORT AG. The spectators as well as the competitors are always impressed from our innovative technologies and the great training quality provided.

Deutscher Rudertag

German rowing day

 

From 16 to 18 November 2012 the 61st German rowing day in Ulm took place. Every two years all German rowing clubs meet together here as legislative German Rowing Association - one of the most important and significant associations of the world rowing - to discuss developments and to bring in new features.

At this exclusive event, the new rowing machines of FINNLO were present and regarded strictly by active athletes and officials. Praise was given to the realistic rowing motion and the comfortable seat of the Aquon series.