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ASUNA 4500 review

The 4500 rower falls in what we would consider to be the intermediate range. It includes a dozen exercise programs that are accessible through the console and are designed to target different aspects of your training.

Looking at the assembled size, it doesn’t take up too much space, and should fit quite nicely into the average apartment or house. Part of that is thanks to its ability to fold.

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Main features

Workout programs – Users have a choice of six preset programs, one manual, four for user customization, and one heart rate based, bringing the overall total to twelve. This is good amount to work with for the money and will potentially help give rowers that extra layer of motivation needed to push themselves to achieve specific cardio goals.

Resistance – Set the tension you feel challenges you electronically and away you go. Work through differing levels, gradually improving strength and endurance.

Computer monitor – Tracking exercise data is nothing new. But, it has become such a common part of this industry that you’ll find yourself at a disadvantage without it. This model does offer the ability to track data, with strokes, time, distance, pulse, and wattage all readable as feedback on the computer display.

Record heart rate – Comes equipped with a heart rate sensor belt, that will feed your pulse data back to the console via wireless technology.

Space saving – Not particularly large measuring at  81 inches in length by 20 inches in width by 25.2 inches in height. It will also fold to save even more space making it ideal for smaller households with limited room. The transportation wheels attached also make it highly portable to move around the house. Folded up, dimensions are as follows: 35.5 inches in length by 20 inches in width by 48 inches in height

Construction – The foundations are made from commercial grade steel and aluminium that combine together to ensure users of weights up to three hundred pounds are accommodated for. Of course, there are competitors that offer far more in this respect, but you can expect to be digging a little deeper into your pockets for rowers offering upwards of 400 pounds capacity.

Wrapping up

We understand that not everyone is out to purchase the biggest and best rowers currently available in the market. Some people have carefully set budgets which they are looking to get a cardio machine with a decent amount of features to meet their needs. The ASUNA 4500 falls into what we consider to be the lower to mid tier budget range. It’s not overly expensive and contains several pieces of workout functionality such as the preset exercise applications, and resistance levels, that will ultimately help you get in shape, lose weight, and tone up.