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Specifications

 MaxKare Water Rowing MachineMerax Water Rowing Machine
MaxKare Water Rowing MachineMerax Water Rowing Machine
Unit Weight86lbs72lbs
Dimensions78″ L x 17.3″ W x 35.4″ H78″ L x 20″ W x 25.5″ 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
Duration
Strokes
Calories
Distance
Heart rate
Tablet Holder?NoNo
Bottle Holder?YesNo
Bluetooth compatible?NoNo
Transport wheels?YesYes
Built-in workout programs?NoNo
Heart rate monitor?NoCompatible
Warranty2 years warranty
Full refund (30 days)
1 year
Cost (amazon.com)Check Check

Similarities

The MaxKare and Merax 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 Merax vary with water volume.

The two water rowing machines use a similar display type

  • The MaxKare and Merax both have LCD monitors.

Neither the MaxKare nor the Merax features a built-in tablet holder

  • Neither of the two features a built-in tablet holder.

Neither the MaxKare nor the Merax is Bluetooth compatible

  • Bluetooth connectivity is not available for both the MaxKare and Merax.

Transport wheels are present in both the MaxKare and Merax

  • 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 Merax offers built-in workout programs.

Differences

The MaxKare and Merax both have different unit weights

  • The MaxKare weighs 86lbs, while the Merax is lighter at 72lbs.

Both water rowing machines have slightly different dimensions

  • The MaxKare has a length of 78”, a width of 17.3”, and a height of 35.4”, while the Merax is 78” long, 20” wide, and 25.5” tall.

The two water rowing machines have a different maximum inseam measurement

  • The MaxKare has a maximum inseam length of 43.3”, while the inseam length for the Merax is approximately 40”.

The MaxKare and Merax both have different maximum weight capacities

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

Both water rowing machines display different information

  • The MaxKare displays time, strokes per minute, distance, strokes, calories, and a man-machine competitive mode.
  • The Merax displays duration, strokes, calories, distance, and heart rate.

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

  • The MaxKare has a built-in bottle holder, while the Merax has none.

Only the Merax has a heart rate monitor feature

  • The Merax is capable of monitoring the heart rate with a compatible heart rate belt.

There are different warranties offered by both water rowing machines

  • The MaxKare has a two-year warranty and a full refund within 30 days, while the Merax offers a one-year warranty.

Conclusion

Deciding which water rowing machine to get maybe challenging since both the MaxKare and Merax 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 Merax offers a higher maximum weight capacity compared to the MaxKare.
  • The MaxKare features a built-in bottle holder that is not present with the Merax.
  • The Merax can monitor the heart rate.
  • The MaxKare has a better warranty.