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Specifications

 Fitness Reality 1000 PlusMaxKare Magnetic Rower
Fitness Reality 1000 PlusMaxKare Magnetic Rower
Unit Weight63.6lbs64lbs
Dimensions88.5″ L x 21.5″ W x 21.5″ H74″ L x 18.9″ W x 24.8″ H
Dimensions (Folded)39. 5″ L x 21. 5″ W x 53. 5″ H40″ L x 18.9″ W x 37″ H (approx.)
Drive typeBeltBelt
Seat Height9.5″ – 12″10.2″
Inseam39″42″
Weight Capacity250lbs243lbs
Resistance Levels1416
Display (Type)Non-backlit 3.5″ LCDNon-backlit LCD
Display (Readouts)Distance
Time
Total count
Calories burned
Strokes/min
Scan
Calories
Reps/min
Time
Count
Total Count
Tablet Holder?YesNo
Bottle Holder?NoYes
Bluetooth compatible?YesNo
Transport wheels?YesYes
Built-in workout programs?Yes (via app)No
Heart rate monitor?NoNo
Warranty1 year (Frame)
90 days (Parts)
1 year
Cost (amazon.com)Check PriceCheck Price

Similarities

The Fitness Reality 1000 Plus and MaxKare magnetic rowers both have a similar drive type

  • Both magnetic rowers are belt driven.

Both magnetic rowers feature transport wheels

  • Both the Fitness Reality 1000 Plus and MaxKare feature transport wheels for easy moving and storage.

Both the Fitness Reality and MaxKare have similar displays

  • The Fitness Reality has a 3.5” non-backlit LCD screen, while the MaxKare also uses a non-backlit LCD screen.

Neither the Fitness Reality nor the MaxKare includes a heart rate monitor

  • Both the Fitness Reality and MaxKare lack a heart rate monitor.

Differences

Both magnetic rowers have slightly different unit weights

  • The Fitness Reality weighs 63.6lbs, while the MaxKare is a fraction heavier at 64lbs.

Both the Fitness Reality and MaxKare have different dimensions

  • The Fitness Reality is 88.5” long, 21.5” wide, and 21.5” tall, while the MaxKare has a length of 74”, a width of 18.9”, and a height of 24.8”.

The two magnetic rowers have different dimensions when folded

  • The Fitness Reality has a length of 39.5”, a width of 21.5”, and a height of 53.5”, while the MaxKare is approximately 40” long, 18.9” wide, and 37” tall.

Both magnetic rowers have different seat heights

  • The Fitness Reality has a seat height of 9.5” to 12”, while the Maxkare has a seat height of 10.2”.

The Fitnesss Reality and MaxKare have a different maximum inseam measurement

  • The Fitness Reality’s maximum inseam length is 39”, while the MaxKare is 42”.

Both magnetic rowers have different weight capacities

  • The Fitness Reality can carry users up to 250lbs, while the MaxKare has a slightly lower maximum weight capacity of 243lbs.

Both the Fitness Reality and MaxKare have different resistance levels

  • The Fitness Reality offers fourteen resistance levels, while the MaxKare has a total of sixteen.

Both magnetic rowers display different information

  • The Fitness Reality displays distance, time, total count, calories burned, strokes per minute, and scan all.
  • The MaxKare displays calories, reps per minute, time, count, and total count.

Only the Fitness Reality has a built-in tablet holder

  • The Fitness Reality has a built-in tablet holder that is not available for the MaxKare.

Only the MaxKare has a bottle holder

  • The MaxKare has a bottle holder, while its rival has none.

Of the two magnetic rowers, only the Fitness Reality is Bluetooth compatible

  • The Fitness Reality has Bluetooth connectivity, while the MaxKare does not have this feature.

Only the Fitness Reality has built-in workout programs

  • The Fitness Reality has built-in workout programs via the app, while the MaxKare has none.

Both magnetic rowers offer different warranties

  • The Fitness Reality has a one-year warranty for the frame and 90 days for the parts, while the MaxKare offers a one-year warranty.

Conclusion

For magnetic rowing machines, both the Fitness Reality 1000 Plus and MaxKare are trusty and from well-known brands. Choosing between the two will depend on your preferences.

Here are some notable differences you might want to consider:

  • The Fitness Reality has a higher maximum weight capacity compared to the MaxKare.
  • The Fitness Reality displays more specific information.
  • This might not be a huge deal, but the Fitness Reality offers a tablet holder, Bluetooth connectivity, and workout programs that are not available with the MaxKare.