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Specifications

 Fitness Reality 1000 PlusSchwinn Crewmaster Rowing Machine
Fitness Reality 1000 PlusSchwinn Crewmaster Rowing Machine
Unit Weight63.6lbs90lbs
Dimensions88.5″ L x 21.5″ W x 21.5″ H89.1″ L x 21.1″ W x 31.7″ H
Dimensions (Folded)39. 5″ L x 21. 5″ W x 53. 5″ H51″ L x 21.1″ W x 57″ H
Drive typeBeltBelt
Seat Height9.5″ – 12″Not stated
Inseam39″Not stated
Weight Capacity250lbs300lbs
Resistance Levels1410
Display (Type)Non-backlit 3.5″ LCDNon-backlit LCD
Display (Readouts)Distance
Time
Total count
Calories burned
Strokes/min
Scan
Time
Count
Distance
Strokes
Calories
Recovery
Pulse
Tablet Holder?YesNo
Bottle Holder?NoNo
Bluetooth compatible?YesNo
Transport wheels?YesYes
Built-in workout programs?Yes (via app)No
Heart rate monitor?NoCompatible with POLAR chest strap
Warranty1 year (Frame)
90 days (Parts)
10 years (Frame)
3 years (Parts)
1 year (Labor)
Cost (amazon.com)Check PriceCheck Price

Similarities

The Fitness Reality 1000 Plus and Schwinn Crewmaster both have a similar drive type

  • Both magnetic rowing machines are belt driven.

Both the Fitness Reality 1000 Plus and Schwinn Crewmaster feature a similar display type

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

Neither the Fitness Reality 1000 Plus nor the Schwinn Crewmaster has a bottle holder

  • Neither of the two features a bottle holder.

Both magnetic rowers have transport wheels

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

Differences

Both the Fitness Reality and Schwinn differ when it comes to their unit weights

  • The Fitness Reality weighs 63.6lbs, while the Schwinn is heavier at 90lbs.

Both magnetic rowers have different dimensions

  • The Fitness Reality is 88.5” long, 21.5” wide, and 21.5” tall, while the Schwinn has a length of 89.1”, a width of 21.1”, and a height of 31.7”.

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 Schwinn is 51” long, 21.1” wide, and 57” tall.

Both the Fitness Reality and Schwinn have different weight capacities

  • The Fitness Reality has a maximum weight capacity of 250lbs, while the Schwinn can carry users of up to 300lbs.

The Fitness Reality and Schwinn both have different resistance levels

  • The Fitness Reality offers fourteen resistance levels, while the Schwinn has ten.

Only the Fitness Reality has a built-in tablet holder

  • The Fitness Reality has a built-in tablet holder, while the Schwinn doesn’t.

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

  • The Fitness Reality has Bluetooth connectivity, while the Schwinn does not offer this feature.

Only the Fitness Reality has built-in workout programs

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

Of the two, only the Schwinn features a heart rate monitor

  • The Fitness Reality does not have a heart rate monitor, while the Schwinn can monitor the heart rate with compatible chest straps.

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 Schwinn offers a ten-year warranty for the frame, three years for parts, and a year for labor.

Conclusion

Both machines have positive and negative points. Choosing between the two will depend on your preferences.

Here are some notable differences you might want to consider:

  • The Schwinn offers a higher maximum weight than the Fitness Reality.
  • The Fitness Reality has features that are not available with the Schwinn, such as a tablet holder, Bluetooth connectivity, and built-in workout programs.
  • The Schwinn has a better warranty than the Fitness Reality.