Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine: Updated

Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine Is Awessome, A Side On Photo Of It

For this review, I will tell you about the Concept2 Model E rowing machine. I will ensure that it is easy to understand so that you can come to an easier decision on whether or not you wish to buy it.

Updated 23/04/2019

The Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine Review

Because, with this, it is even easier to lose weight naturally and without the “help” of any pills. Especially pills, they are dangerous. So, please read through this Concept2 rowing machine review, I am sure you will find it helpful.


Furthermore, we are writing to tell you that there are some changes to this equipment. Just so your indoor rowing machine workouts can be better.

During reading this, you will discover its excellent and not so useful reports, if indeed there are any terrible reports?

Of course, we believe that if you are healthy; thus, you will not have any worries about the health risks for the overweight by using this machine.

All that you need is one of these Concept2 Model E’s. And then you can begin your journey to a healthier you.

Meanwhile, if you wish to learn more about Concept2, then you can visit Wikipedia right here.

There are only a few differences between the Concept2 Model E rowing machine and the type D. They are, however, for the good of the person who is using it. But please note, the most important FACT is that the Model E IS an improvement on the model D. It is one of the remarkable rowers.

The Concept2 Workouts

In this review, we shall write the views from lots of the reading of articles that we see. Giving to you all of the information that you must know!

What no-one is saying to me, is anything wrong about the rowing machine. It seems like it is a fantastic machine. The Concept2 workouts will get your blood moving around your body.

With this in mind, is it any wonder it is a favorite of many a rowing club. They use them for their out of season training. In other words, do you think that this would happen if it were not significant? It would not.

And, we have heard a rumor that this is the best tool you can use. You can use it to get healthy, or, it can be for weight loss. How about that?

There is NO DOUBT at all that the use of this piece of kit will help you to lose weight.

To point out the cool things about the Concept2 Model E rower, I’ll now say what the pros of it are. Then I shall list its cons, again, if there are any to mention?

The Concept 2 Model E rowing machine, side profile


Pros Of The Concept2 Model E

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    • For one, the seat is a lot better than the model D. There is surely nothing worse than trying to do an exercise while in some discomfort. No, we do not want that; we want to feel relaxed.
    • In addition to this, the height of the seat has risen by 6 inches. (To 20 inches from the ground). In comparison to 14 inches of the Concept2 Model D.
    •  Not to mention and the most crucial point in our opinion. Is that it is much easier to sit on and get off it.
    • The kit happens to be perfect for anyone who has movement challenges. (Hips or back.) Or is overweight and is having problems because of it, whatever they may be.
    • There is a new low maintenance chain that is has a nickel plate. You oil it occasionally. But, much less than the model D.
    • The Model E is of exceptionally high quality. It will last a person year’s to come, even when it does many rigorous training sessions.

    More Pros Of The Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine

    • The Model E has a more extended monitor arm. It brings it closer to your face and hence is easier to read.
    • The Concept2 Model E rowing machine indeed does have a fully working “Onboard” computer. The computer shows the number of strokes the person is rowing. Even the calories that the rower is using up. It includes the activity time and the distance that the man or woman is rowing as well.
    • The computer comes with three games that may help the hours to pass more quickly, apparently from what is usually a dull and boring workout. Thus, we believe that for obvious reasons this is a great bonus.
    • One of the “games” is so that you can race against a session that you will do before. The “boat” (yourself) that you are using is visible on the screen of the computer.


The Concept2 Model Es Force Display On The PM5. Shows How Much Force You Apply Through Your Stroke.
Shows The Force That You Apply Throughout Your Stoke So That You Can Improve Your Rowing Style.


Even More Pros Of The Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine

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    • This program is a super way of motivating you and adds both competition and fun to your workout. Really, what more can you want?
    • *The console (Also known as the PM5) also goes with the “Garmin” heart rate monitor.
    • Therefore, it also features a chest strap.
    • Furthermore, there is a USB socket to put into your computer and then transfer your performance data to another computer.
    • Do you want to be part of a team of people who are doing this? You also can compete. Yes, row against all of the other Concept2 rowing machines on this indoor rower, online. We love the idea of this. And think this will help to keep the workout more fun and keep you going much longer.
    • The rowing machine very quickly (You do not need tools) separates into two pieces for the best storage.
    • The Concept2 Model E has a lengthy warranty. There are two years and five years on a large number of the parts too.
    • In other words, you must pay for it once, and it is yours for the rest of your life.
    • You will only need a working area of 9 x 4 feet for your indoor rowing. That is good



No doubt, you can lose weight using other rowing machines. But it looks as if they are not as successful in getting rid of the weight that you have like this one.

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Cons Of The Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine


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    • Well, we have to say to you, other than the fact that some users report that the flywheel can be noisy when in small places. There are no more bad things to say.
    • However, we have had several comments from members of CONCEPT LOGBOOK on Facebook that will be saying it will be difficult to store.


Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine Is Awessome, A Side On Photo Of It


My Thoughts On The Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine

You see, if you want to lose weight fast, the Concept2 Model E rowing machine is a perfect example. Hence, you can be sure that with it having excellent performance, you really cannot go wrong with it!

Of course, no-one wants to spend on something that lasts only a few months. Or even just a couple of years. Only then, you will have to buy a new one. Once you start using this, you will burn some calories for a complete fact.

Therefore, we believe that it is your right to be happy. To know that you will be okay to use the machine for a long time.

Because you can compete with other rowers, It is a super bonus. It will just make your workout even more impressive.

What Is The Best Rowing Machine? The Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine Is

  • So, what is the best rowing machine? Well, that, therefore, comes down to the simple matter of choice. It is, however, our opinion that not only will you get a feeling that you are doing something useful. You may also get that feeling of success too while you get a quick victory here and there. So to answer the question “what is the best rowing machine?” The Concept2 rower is, by far.
  • Again, for the most part, all the time that you are “competing” with users of the machine. You will quietly be getting fitter, and so the benefits of this are a win-win in anybody’s books.
  •  We believe that with a rowing machine like this, hence, you will never have to get a new one. For this reason, here is what some of the people (Most of whom were leaving five-star reviews. Click the image below.) Had to say about the Concept Model E rowing machine. They are all people who bought it on Amazon.

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  • Meanwhile, you can click on the IMAGE BELOW to see all of the good reviews

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  • We cannot speak highly enough of it. That is because of its quality and overall, what you get for the money you pay.
  • Moreover, for the money you pay and the for the hard workouts, this machine is excellent. In other words, you cannot go wrong with it. And yes, it will be able to do many hours of intense sessions too.

Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine: Updated



Common Questions About The Concept2 Indoor Rower

  • How difficult is the assembly?
  • The assembly of the concept2 Model E rowing machine is straightforward. It is similar to the model D, only 6 inches higher. After all, it only takes around 15 minutes, that is it.
  • What is the difference between the Model D and the type E, is there any?
  • In addition to that, the Concept2 Model E rowing machine is very tall/high when you compare it to the Model D. Not to mention that it will be much better to get on and off for all users.
  • I have big thick feet, so will the footplates take them?
  • They have wide straps. So that they can take at least 12 EEE feet, no problem at all.
  • Can you adjust the resistance?
  • The simple answer is yes you can change it. There is something you can move that lessens or opens up the airflow. Given that you can do this, only takes the Concept2 rower higher in the good feelings towards it.

In Addition To These Answers, Following This, Some Facts On The Concept2 Model E Rower







Moreover, in support of this rower, Sir Steve Redgrave the five times Olympic gold medal winner, and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Now the four-times Olympic gold medal winner. Well, they both agree that the Concept2 Model E rowing machine is the best that you can buy.

And they like it a lot, along with the javelin thrower Steve Backley O .B. E. 

For this reason alone, we love it. It does not happen all that often that a world-class athlete speaks about what equipment he or she uses. But in this case, however, the two give the Concept2 Model E rowing machine the green light.

Professional Athletes Will Use It

Therefore, as we can guess, professional athletes train a lot on the Concept2 Model E rowing machine. Almost every minute. Furthermore, do you realize what a plus point this is? For instance, what these two athletes do in 20+ years at the very top of their sport. Guess what, they win, and it’s all thanks to the training they do. Oh, and what do they use again? That’s right, the Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine

To put their name on the Concept2 Model E rowing machine speaks a lot about its quality. So in truth, it is without a doubt that this is one to buy for your weight loss attempt. Because, these two people do not endorse products wherever they go, no.

Finally, to sum up, because they are the BEST. Being the BEST means only the BEST equipment will do for the guys too. Thus, after all, the athletes like the Concept2 Model E rowing machine. These two people don’t just like it. No, they love it. I can say with all confidence that you will do too, we are positive.

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Lastly, leave any comments or questions about the Model E rowing machine below this post.

References* The Concept2 Official Site


Si "Weight Loss" Watson
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188 thoughts on “Concept2 Model E Rowing Machine: Updated”

  1. Hi Simon,
    Wow, the Concept2 Model E rowing machine sounds incredible! I would love to get one, one of these days. I saw your review on the WaterRower as well. If this one had the water, I would consider it. Now I’ll have to decide between the two. It’s ok though. I have 4-5 years to think about it. 😉

    1. Haha ok cool, take your time. And why 4-5 years my friend? And, yes as much as you might like the Concept2 Model E rowing machine, did you read all of it? It even has endorsements by the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave which says a lot about its performance.

  2. Hi, thanks for the review. I’m glad I found this because it pretty much covers everything about this rowing machine. I have read elsewhere that this was one of the best and if Steve Redgrave has endorsed it, then that’s good enough for me.

    The fact that this model is higher off the ground makes it even better. I also like how the warranty is two years minimum. The ultimate rowing machine I bought only had a 1-year warranty. Do you know if this comes with its unique oil for the chain or would a generic oil be okay to use? Is there any other regular maintenance needed?

  3. Hi Simon,
    How will the height difference on the seat make a difference in terms of exercise? I’m new to the area of rowing machines but may be looking at getting one this year. Will the height adjustment mean easier movement or more strain on the upper leg area?

    1. No, it will not mean any more stress on the legs as the front is of equal height to the seat so, you will be higher off the ground overall. The actual exercise is no different. It just means that it is purely for reasons of accessibility that it is as high as the ordinary chair is Dan, about 30 cm.

  4. It looks like you have a handle on reviewing these machines pretty well. It is an excellent review as you have lots of pros and cons and even a FAQ!! Pretty cool.

    I am not one with using a rowing machine or even tried, but this post makes it seem more comfortable than I thought. I would still have to go somewhere to try one first. I have too many times bought stuff for optimizing myself and then never used.

    1. Yes, I have tried to include everything in it to enable the reader to make an informed decision before a potential purchase. And, yes, that is the problem people face after they purchase a piece of equipment, the novelty wears off rather quickly.

      But at least with the concept2 model E rowing machine, there are interactive games that come with it, to engage you, and, to break up the monotony of a grueling often boring workout!

  5. Hi, Simon! It is an excellent review of the Conept2 model e rowing machine 🙂 I have been considering for a long time, buying one to my home gym, where I already have a training wheel for my road bike and cross trainer for cardio workouts. It’s important to vary the activities so that the body doesn’t get used to one form of exercise and optimize the movements for it.

    Rowing has always been one of my favorite whole body workouts that I can do either outside or in the gym. I spent a lot of time as a child by the sea and had my rowing boat since I was three years old! In the gym I can close my eyes and pretend to be at sea again, listening to the seagulls screaming above my head.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Zena, lol. And yes, you are so right, the body does most definitely adapt to the exercise that it performs, so it is a good idea to vary the activities.

      If you like the exercises, then you should maybe consider purchasing one and dream away from being on the sea “listening to gulls!”

  6. I like it that the Concept2 Model E is designed to be used even by the mobility impaired. It’s suitable for people who have back injuries who still have to continue their exercise regimen. And for the overweight who really will need this, this will be perfect. Looks sturdy and as you say will last for a long time. And in spite of the noise, I think the pros greatly overweigh the cons. Thus, it is worth the investment.

    1. Yes, the use for the mobility impaired element is a great added plus as there are varying degrees of injuries/disease out there. I think that it is well worth the investment, you know what they say? You CANNOT put a price on your health!

      The noise was only to be considered a minor issue and was only mentioned once by a user, but I thought that I had better say it, nonetheless.

  7. If Sir Steve Redgrave says it is good, then it should be good 😉 I was looking for a cardio machine for the upper body. That seems like a great machine, and I jump rope for 15 minutes at moderate intensity, and I want to replace that routine with this machine. How many minutes do you think I should use it and which intensity?

    1. Yes Furkan, exactly, if someone of Sir Steve Redgrave uses it for his training then it must be amazing right? And as far as using it to replace your rope jumping, then first I will need to know for how long you do that for and what improvements are you attempting to make? Your physique or overall health or both?

  8. Thanks for the article, Simon. I think you covered just about everything there is to know about this piece of equipment. It is interesting to see the subtle improvements made from the Concept2 Model D to the Model E, especially the difference in height off the floor.

    I can see where that would make a significant difference for people with mobility issues. The function that enables you to race against your previous times is genius, that is a fantastic way to motivate people to keep improving. All around this looks like a reliable rowing machine that provides a ton of benefit for the user working out. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Well Chris, in all honesty, you have just positively addressed the main components/points that I mentioned in the review. And I must agree with you there on the racing of previous times. It sure would help to motivate you into really trying that little bit harder to beat the time. At least it certainly would do for me 🙂

  9. Weight loss is about having efficient machines that will enable persons to burn calories effectively. The Concept2 Rowing Machine Model E is indeed a capable machine to burn unwanted calories and to lose weight.

    Furthermore, it caters to persons who might have balance issues or back issues seeing that it is 20 feet above ground; this is perfect for persons who are overweight, but really anybody can use it. The price of the machine is reasonable as well. Thanks for this review.

    1. Thank you for your comment Michael, and yes, the fact that it is higher off the ground does make it that much more accessible to those of us with less mobility. You do however make a typo I’m sure when you said 20 FEET of the ground as it is a sufficient 20 inches lol. But not a problem.

  10. I find this to be an exciting and intriguing piece of exercise equipment. I’ve discovered through practice and research that intense, short workouts are best to do.

    It makes me wonder about what a short, intense workout on this machine would do for my arm muscle focus groups. I noticed quite a bit about weight loss, and I know there are many looking to find out about that.

    I, however, look for ways to increase tone in my muscles as well as building endurance. I can see some potential for doing just that with this machine. Do you think this equipment would be ideal for rapid, intense sessions?

    Thank you for the excellent info.

      1. Hi Simon! I love the fact that you can play games as you workout! Sounds pretty fun to me! It would make time fly by I bet! Thanks for sharing your review

        1. Haha yes, I think it would be my friend. That is what first drew me to the Concept model E rowing machine, the interactive games, And then with further research I came to realize that it was an excellent piece of apparatus that was well worth what you have to pay for it!

  11. Very Wise and In Dept Description of your Concept2 model E rowing machine study Simon…I think it’s Great..Awesome site…Very Detailed…You’ve done your homework well…Good Luck To Ya 🙂

  12. Hello Simon and thank you for this review

    Losing weight is something we are all forced to consider at some stage in our lives. As I grow older I think about it more and more. There are many products out there that offer the solution to losing weight.

    Your in-depth review of The Concept2 rowing machine Model E really helped me to make up my mind about what I need to do about my weight and what product to use. You pointed out some things in there that were quite insightful.

    *I especially also liked your warning there in red. Humour always works for me! Lol!

    A bit pricey but I think it’s well worth it. From the comments on here, I think a lot of people are looking at it and I am seriously considering buying one. I will come back to you in a few days’ time.

    Have to convince my other half first, Lol! But from all that you have said it should be easy for him to see much sense.

    Thank you for your helpful information, Simon. It has made my shopping decision much easier!



    1. Well, thank you, Danielle, I am so happy that my review was able to help you decide, and I get where you are coming from about our weight mate. One thing, I will say though, tell him about the cool feature where you can race against other users of the concept2 rowing machine in real-time.

      You probably know what us guys are like with our egos and competitive spirit. Lol. I hope you bookmarked the page?

  13. Wow, thanks for such an in-depth review. I always thought rowing machines were cool. I had no idea they’d offer games and competition and all the stuff that is offered. Of course, it makes sense that they do now.

    I feel like you left no stone unturned in your research. I didn’t know they’d fold down and take up such little space, or that they were so popular or could even be comfortable like you’ve shown.

    1. haha, yea they sure can Leah, the machine is brilliant with two amazing endorsements from 2 of the UK’s finest EVER athletes. It is all about comfort and the build quality these days, and this has both of them. Thanks for the kind comment.


  14. I’m glad I have come across this review. I am considering buying a rowing machine.
    For me the biggest drawback is my back problems. I have had a slipped lower disc before and am worried this could aggravate my injury again.

    Do you think it would be ok for me to use?
    Thanks Ryan

    1. Thanks for the comment Ryan, my research has shown me that in all honesty, the best person to ask about your issue is your doctor as he will know all of your particulars, plus, you can answer any of his question, such as “what is your level of activity, etc. But be sure to answer these honestly.

  15. Hello, will this machine actually help me to lose weight? Is it adjustable for shorter people, I am 4 feet 8 inches tall, could I use this machine? I like your site, it gives a lot of useful information. I like how you have the juicing book on the site.

  16. Hi Simon, I use to paddle racing kayak’s and I know the main muscle group that gets most exercise is the lower stomach and shoulder muscles. I had a rotatory cuff injury in my shoulder. Will I be able to use the Concept2 rowing machine and how much do the class E rowing machine go for price wise?

    1. Yes, sure you will! And to get the price of the concept2 MODEL E rowing machine all you need to do is to click on either the US or UK link. It tells you there.

      Thanks for the comment Adrian, much appreciated! It is packed with features as well as the anti-boredom interactive games console where you race “live” against other users on the same piece of apparatus!

  17. These rowing machines are becoming quite popular. This concept 2 model looks lean and probably won’t take up too much space.

    I also like that it can easily be separated into two for storage; this feature is great for tight quarters.

    How much does this product cost? I don’t remember seeing the price in your review

    1. Thanks for the comment Tatihden and there is no price on there until you follow the link to it on Amazon. This, however, is a fantastic rowing machine as you have obviously read so check out the link in either the US or the UK for even more specific details.

      I recommend that you read the reviews. Most are 5 stars!

  18. I really enjoyed your review over the Concept 2 Rowing Machine. The thing that was most interesting was the computer they added on this model when I exercise it can get quite boring if you don’t have something to interact with and this will do just that great new feature.
    I love the fact that this machine works your body all over I don’t have that great a back and I feel like this would be the perfect equipment to strengthen my back up…not getting any younger got to get it in shape.

    1. Haha right you are. Thanks for the kind comment Rosie and yes the onboard interactive, rowing against other users in real time is fantastic isn’t it.

      I love it, and I think that it is such a cool way to motivate a person into wanting to outperform their opposition.

      Some Rowing machines are wrong, well not great for the back but this concept2 model E rowing machine is not that bad for it. Once again I thank you!

  19. Reading your review for the concept 2 model e rowing machine again shows me just how much home gym equipment has changed. Even though there are improvements from its predecessor, it also has a vast improvement over my older rowing machine.

    Having the ability to race against yourself on a previous workout or against other users online is fantastic and a good reason to get me off the fence to purchase. Love the concept, and it’s time for me to make up my mind.

    1. Haha, yes Travis indeed it is time that you made up your mind indeed! As is to be expected with a reputable manufacturer such as Concept they really have listened to the customer.

      They have made the relevant improvement and hence producing the Concept2 rowing machine. Yes your are quite right, the ability to race against yourself is what sold it to me and oh how motivational it is.

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