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Specifications

 MaxKare Water Rowing MachineFirst Degree Fitness Fluid Rower
MaxKare Water Rowing MachineFirst Degree Fitness Fluid Rower
Unit Weight86lbs60.85lbs
Dimensions78″ L x 17.3″ W x 35.4″ H78.35″ L x 20.5″ W x 20.5″ H
Dimensions (Folded)N/AN/A
Drive typeBeltBelt
Inseam43.3″approx. 40″
Weight Capacity264lbs330lbs
Resistance LevelsVary with water volumeVary with water volume
Display (Type)LCD MonitorLCD Monitor
Display (Readouts)Time
Strokes Per Minute
Distance
Strokes
Calories
Man-machine competitive mode
Time
Count
Strokes Per Minute
Calories
Total Count
Tablet Holder?NoNo
Bottle Holder?YesNo
Bluetooth compatible?NoNo
Transport wheels?YesYes
Built-in workout programs?NoNo
Heart rate monitor?NoNo
Warranty2 years warranty
Full refund (30 days)
5 years (Frame)
3 years (Tank / Seals)
2 years (Mechanical)
1 year (Other parts)
Cost (amazon.com)Check Check

Similarities

The MaxKare and First Degree Fitness water rowing machines both use a similar drive type

  • Both water rowers are belt driven.

Both water rowing machines have the same resistance levels

  • Both resistance levels for the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness vary with water volume.

Both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness use the same display type

  • The two water rowing machines both have LCD monitors.

Neither the MaxKare nor the First Degree Fitness features a built-in tablet holder

  • There is no built-in tablet holder feature for both water rowing machines.

Neither the MaxKare nor the First Degree Fitness is Bluetooth compatible

  • Bluetooth connectivity is not available for both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness.

Both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness feature transport wheels

  • Both water rowing machines have transport wheels for easy moving and storage.

Neither of the two water rowers has built-in workout programs

  • Neither the MaxKare nor the First Degree Fitness offers built-in workout programs.

There is no heart rate monitor for both water rowing machines

  • Both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness are not capable of monitoring your heart rate.

Differences

Unit weights differ for both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness

  • The MaxKare has a unit weight of 86lbs, while the First Degree Fitness is lighter at 60.85lbs.

Both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness have slightly different dimensions

  • The MaxKare has a length of 78”, a width of 17.3”, and a height of 35.4”, while the First Degree Fitness is 78.35” long, 20.5” wide, and 20.5” tall.

The two water rowing machines have a different maximum inseam measurement

  • The MaxKare has a maximum inseam length of 43.3”, while the First Degree Fitness’ is approximately 40”.

Both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness have different maximum weight capacities

  • The MaxKare has a maximum weight capacity of 264lbs, while the First Degree Fitness can carry users of up to 330lbs.

Between the two, only the MaxKare features a built-in bottle holder

  • The MaxKare has a built-in bottle holder, while there’s none for the First Degree Fitness.

The two water rowing machines have different warranties

  • The MaxKare has a two-year warranty and a full refund within 30 days, while the First Degree Fitness offers a five-year warranty for the frame, three years for the tank, two years for mechanical parts, and a year for other parts.

Conclusion

Deciding which water rowing machine to get maybe challenging since both the MaxKare and First Degree Fitness are reliable and easy to use. Choosing between the two will depend on your preferences.

Here are some notable differences you might want to consider:

  • The First Degree Fitness is relatively lighter than the 86lbs MaxKare, making it easier to move around.
  • The First Degree Fitness has a higher maximum weight capacity.
  • The MaxKare displays more specific information compared to the First Degree Fitness.
  • The First Degree Fitness has a far better warranty than the MaxKare.