Save up to $750 with Cyber Monday rowing machine deals from Hydrow, Ergatta, NordicTrack and more

These Cyber Monday rowing machine deals could save you hundreds of dollars, so you can enjoy a full-body workout at home for less

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Cyber Monday and Black Friday rowing machines 2024

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Finding a Cyber Monday rowing machine deal is easy. Finding a good Cyber Monday rowing machine deal is much, much harder. That's where I can help. 

Rowers are an ever-present in my regular CrossFit training, and my affinity with these cardio-boosting tools led to me testing many of the best rowing machines for Fit&Well and LiveScience

When I'm not reviewing the likes of the Hydrow Wave and Ergatta Rower, I can often be found hitting an interval session at home on my very own Concept2 RowErg

In other words, I know what to look for in a quality rowing machine. I also know the difference between a genuinely good deal and a dodgy discount you're better off discounting. 

Below, you'll find all the Cyber Monday rowing machine deals I think are worth a second look, as well as a little bit on the strengths (and sometimes weaknesses) I've found with each model. 

By doing this, I'll hopefully be able to save you some money, either by finding you the machine of your dreams at a great price or helping you decide when to swerve a model that's not quite right for your needs. 

Harry Bullmore
Harry Bullmore

Harry is the head rowing machine tester for Fit&Well, and has previously written rowing machine reviews for sites including Live Science, Good Housekeeping and Esquire. Away from the office, he likes to stay in shape with five CrossFit sessions each week—rowing machines feature heavily in many of the workouts he tackles. Many of his family and friends are also competitive rowers, and he can often be found trying to top their 2K times on his Concept2 rower. 

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Hydrow: Save up to $500
NordicTrack: Machines from $899
ProForm: Rowers for less than $400
Ergatta: $500 off
Echelon: Products down by more than $1000 on Amazon
Aviron: $400 discount 

US rowing machine deals

Echelon Row: was $1,279.50, now $599.99 at Echelon
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Echelon Row: was $1,279.50, now $599.99 at Echelon

Save $679.51 Echelon has a habit of undercutting the competition by making smart exercise machines for less. This rower is no different, offering connectivity with Echelon’s packed workout app (and a free 30-day membership to boot). Part of the reason it’s cheaper is the use of a smart device holster rather than an in-built screen, but if you have a tablet or decent size smartphone then this will still work a treat.  

Hydrow Wave Rowing Machine: was $1,895, now $1,445 at Hydrow

Hydrow Wave Rowing Machine: was $1,895, now $1,445 at Hydrow

Save $450 The Hydrow Wave is up there with the Concept 2 RowErg, vying for the title of my favorite rowing machine. It’s more compact and affordable than the original Hydrow Rower, while still offering the same smooth rowing action and access to Hydrow's expansive workout platform. As part of a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal, there are three free gifts when you buy this machine too; a heart rate monitor, machine mat and "on the mat kit" containing a yoga mat, yoga blocks and an array of resistance bands.

Proform 750R Rower: was $699.99,now $399.97 at Dick's Sporting Goods

Proform 750R Rower: was $699.99, now $399.97 at Dick's Sporting Goods 

Save $300.03 Quiet, foldable and already affordable compared to most of its rival rowing machines (even before this Cyber Monday discount), the ProForm 750R earned a four star review when our writer tested it. The option to connect to the iFit app for interactive workouts is welcome for a rower of this price too.  

NordicTrack RW900: was $1,599.99, now $899.98 at Dick’s Sporting Goods

NordicTrack RW900: was $1,599.99, now $899.98 at Dick’s Sporting Goods 

Save $700.01 This machine earned its spot on our roundup of the best rowing machines for its large, immersive display, foldable design and clever auto-adjusting resistance system. This discount of more than 40% also blows last Black Friday’s $400 Amazon saving out the water.  

Aviron Impact Series Rower: was $1,899, now $1,499 at Aviron

Aviron Impact Series Rower: was $1,899, now $1,499 at Aviron

Save $400 If you don’t like the seriousness of some exercise classes, this foldable Aviron rowing machine is for you. Chatting with the creators and testing the machine, I discovered it uses games to motivate you to row rather than just setting a pace or stroke rate to hit—one Space Invaders-esque game even had me lasering aliens with each stroke. The result? I racked up a quick 2,000m without even realizing. 

Hydrow Rower: Was $2,495Now $1,745 from Hydrow

Hydrow Rower: Was $2,495 Now $1,745 from Hydrow

Save $750 The Hydrow Rower is one of my favorites (hence our flawless five-star review). With coached intro sessions and immersive follow-along workouts, it’s perfect for beginners. The MSRP is undoubtedly high, but Hydrow has knocked $750 off over Cyber Monday to make it more affordable. The brand will also throw in a machine mat, heart rate monitor, yoga mat and variety of resistance bands with this offer. 

The Ergatta Rower: was $2,499, now $1,999 at Ergatta

The Ergatta Rower: was $2,499, now $1,999 at Ergatta 

Save $500 Gamified fitness is becoming big business, and Ergatta is one of the pioneers. I found the race mode, which pits you against other Ergatta owners, kept me coming back for more. What's more, an updated $500 discount means the machine is now cheaper than last Black Friday's lowest price of $2,149.

Echelon Row-S Rowing Machine: was $1,599, now $1,292.70 at Amazon

Echelon Row-S Rowing Machine: was $1,599, now $1,292.70 at Amazon

Save $360.30. This affordable Hydrow rival is now even cheaper thanks to a 19% Cyber Monday discount. It has a 22" rotating touchscreen for follow-along workouts, both on and off the rower, as well as 32 levels of magnetic resistance and a foldable design for easier storage. 

Assault Fitness AssaultRower Pro: was $999, now $599 at Assault Fitness

Assault Fitness AssaultRower Pro: was $999, now $599 at Assault Fitness

Save $400 Assault Fitness is best-known for its devilishly challenging exercise bikes, which have humbled me on several occasions. The brand's rowing machine is a newer addition to its product line-up, and it does a lot right. It takes a leaf out of Concept2's playbook by using dynamic air resistance, has a sturdy frame and comes with a simple monitor that has all the metrics you need for an endurance-boosting session. 

Concept2 RowErg: now $990 at Concept2
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Concept2 RowErg: now $990 at Concept2

In my opinion, the best rowing machine to buy this Cyber Monday isn’t even involved in the slew of sales. The Concept2 RowErg is the industry-standard for indoor rowing, filling gyms, CrossFit boxes and boathouses the world over. It’s cheaper and more robust than many rivals, with a dynamic air resistance system sure to serve up a fitness-boosting session—the harder you pull, the harder the workout. You can even enjoy smart features via a phone or tablet by linking to Concept2’s ErgData platform or third party apps like Fiit, Regatta and Kinomap. 

UK Rowing Machine Deals

Hydrow Rower Was: £1,995Now: £1,395 at Hydrow 

Hydrow Rower Was: £1,995 Now: £1,395 at Hydrow 

Save £600 Both sides of the Atlantic benefit from Hydrow deals this Black Friday/ Cyber Monday, with the UK store slashing the price by £400. This is great news, considering one of my biggest gripes with the otherwise-impressive rowing machine was its price. You still have to pay a monthly membership fee to access the app, but this grants you access to thousands of engaging instructor-led workouts. 

Hydrow Wave: was £1,595now: £1,235 at Hydrow

Hydrow Wave: was £1,595 now: £1,235 at Hydrow 

Save $360 The original Hydrow's more compact and affordable younger brother has been discounted in the UK too, with a tidy £360 saving. And, having tested this rower, I think it’s worth the money; find out why in my Hydrow Wave review.  

JTX Freedom Air Rowing Machine: was £499, now £449 at JTX Fitness

JTX Freedom Air Rowing Machine: was £499, now £449 at JTX Fitness

Save £50 This discount isn't too substantial, but the rower itself is a solid mid-price option for those who want a Concept2-esque experience without the cost. The blend of air and magnetic resistance delivers a dynamic feel with each stroke, and you don't need to plug the machine into a mains outlet to use it.

Echelon Row Smart Home Rowing Machine: was £949,now: £576 at Echelon

Echelon Row Smart Home Rowing Machine: was £949, now: £576 at Echelon

Save £373 This rowing machine is already an affordable option for those seeking a smart rower, and this Black Friday its dropped to its lowest ever price. We awarded the Echelon Row Smart a four-star review for its compact, foldable design and expansive app, which you can stream from a phone or tablet for interactive workouts.  

NordicTrack RW700 Rowing Machine: was £1,699, now £749 at Fitness Superstore 

NordicTrack RW700 Rowing Machine: was £1,699, now £749 at Fitness Superstore 

Save £950 You'll usually struggle to find a smart rower with a built-in touchscreen for less than a grand, so this Fitness Superstore deal is definitely worth considering. The machine has NordicTrack's usual high build quality, as well as automatically adjusting magnetic resistance and a 10" touchscreen, which you can use to link to the iFit app for fitness content galore. 

Concept2 RowErg: now £990 at Concept2

Concept2 RowErg: now £990 at Concept2

As mentioned above, this is my favorite rowing machine. That's why, even though it's not on sale (and almost never is) I still think it's the top option for most people to buy this Cyber Monday. Retailing at £990, it's cheaper than many other rowers on this list, but offers a superior package of dynamic air resistance, dependable performance and excellent progress-tracking metrics (particularly if you link it with the free ErgData app). 

Buying advice

When do rowing machines go on sale?

Black Friday falls on November 24 in 2023, with Cyber Monday coming three days later. But these aren’t the only dates when you can snap up a cut-price rowing machine. 

Brands and retailers have started discounting products progressively earlier to get a jump on the competition, with deals visible from as early as October. 

Some rowing machines, and other fitness products, also remain in deals following Amazon’s new late-year sale event, Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, which took place across October 10 and 11. 

To make sure you don’t miss a beat or a bargain, we’ll keep this page updated with the latest deals on top rowing machines we’ve tried and tested. Bookmark it and keep checking back to find one at a price that suits you.

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Is it worth buying a cheap rowing machine?

We have rowing machines to suit most budgets in this list. But what is it that separates the affordable options from the premium machines, and which one is right for you?

People who want to buy a rower tend to fall into one of three camps, and I think each one needs something different from their prospective machine. 

Bona fide rowers: These are people wanting to develop their rowing technique and endurance. CrossFit fans also fall into this category. 

Dedicated rowers will want the realistic and reliable approach of the Concept2 RowErg (or a cut-price alternative like the JTX Freedom Air). The dynamic air resistance mirrors an on-water rowing feel, and chances are the Concept2 is the machine their gym, box or boathouse uses to train. 

At-home fitness fans: Next up are those who want to base the bulk of their weekly workouts around the rowing machine they're buying. 

For me, anyone wanting an all-in-one home workout solution will be best-served by a smart rower like the Hydrow, Hydrow Wave, NordicTrack RW900 or Echelon Row.

These tend to be the most expensive option, but the ability to access hundreds of workouts on the brand's respective apps can help add structure to your training, boost your motivation levels and make your sessions more enjoyable.

Most of these apps also offer off-rower workout options like strength sessions, HIIT and yoga, giving you a more fun and varied exercise routine.

Casual rowers: Finally we have those who just want a solid low-impact cardio option at home, either to help them hit their health goals like increasing activity levels and losing weight, or to keep moving while recovering from injury. 

This camp can save themselves some money by opting for an affordable option, although I wouldn't drop below the 200 quid/buck mark. 

Machines like the JLL R200 in the UK or the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowing Machine in the US offer the solid, dependable performance needed for a decent full-body workout. 

What should you look for in a rowing machine?

From burning calories to strengthening bones, working your upper and lower body simultaneously to offering a low impact alternative to running, the rowing machine benefits offered by quality products should be fairly uniform. So what separates a good rowing machine from a great one?

Size: The best rowing machine for you is one that will fit comfortably in your home workout space. Taller users may also require a model with a longer rail so they can fully extend their legs with each stroke.

Storability: If you’re lucky enough to have a home gym, this might not be a concern. But, if you’re looking for a living room workout tool, a foldable machine with wheels for easy movement is a major plus. 

Features: If you’re a self-starter when it comes to working out, the basic display and realistic rowing experience of the Concept2 RowErg will suit you down to the ground. However, if you want more direction with your exercise, the coaching and follow-along classes of the Hydrow might be more your speed. 

Type: Most rowing machines fall into one of three categories; air, water or magnetic. These categories describe how they generate resistance. Water rowers are quiet and realistic, but can be expensive, air-based machines are cheaper and equally dynamic, but are often quite noisy, and magnetic models are more affordable, quiet, but can lack the on-water feel of their counterparts.  

When is Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023?

Black Friday arrives on November 24 in 2023, with sales continuing until Cyber Monday on November 27. However, nowadays retailers rarely restrict their offers to this weekend alone, so keep an eye out for great deals in the run-up to and aftermath of the event.  

Harry Bullmore
Fitness Writer

Harry Bullmore is a Fitness Writer for Fit&Well and its sister site Coach, covering accessible home workouts, strength training session, and yoga routines. He joined the team from Hearst, where he reviewed products for Men's Health, Women's Health, and Runner's World. He is passionate about the physical and mental benefits of exercise, and splits his time between weightlifting, CrossFit, and gymnastics, which he does to build strength, boost his wellbeing, and have fun.

Harry is a NCTJ-qualified journalist, and has written for Vice, Learning Disability Today, and The Argus, where he was a crime, politics, and sports reporter for several UK regional and national newspapers.