The true spirit of Black Friday! More than $1,000 off the Echelon Row-S, just $550!

Echelon's connected rowing machine with a built-in screen is 66% off at Amazon — and the discount is even better if you go by Echelon’s MSRP

Woman rowing on Echelon Row-S rowing machine in a home
(Image credit: Echelon)

This has to be the best deal I've seen this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend: the Echelon Row-S is down to $544.53 on Amazon. That’s more than $1,000 off the price Amazon lists ($1,599.99). What’s wilder is that Echelon lists the MSRP as $2,179.50—that’s an incredible saving of $1,634.97!

Fit&Well has reviewed the Echelon Smart Rower, an older model that doesn’t have a built-in screen, and still gave it four stars and placed it on our list of the best rowing machines. Fit&Well’s reviewer liked the foldable design, quiet magnetic resistance, and easy-to-change resistance. 

Echelon Row-S Rowing Machine: $1,599 now $554.53 at Amazon

Echelon Row-S Rowing Machine: was $1,599, now $554.53 at Amazon

Save $1,054.47 This affordable Hydrow and Peloton rival is now even cheaper thanks to a 66% Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount. It has a 22in 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. 

Price check: Echelon $1,299.99 | Dick's sporting goods $1,599.99

The only thing that you need to consider before buying is that, like other connected rowing machines, you need to be prepared to pay a monthly subscription to the app. This gives you access to live and on-demand classes, which is the main attraction of this type of home cardio machine.

Echelon’s subscription is $39.99 a month (Hydrow’s is $44 a month), but that drops to $33.33 if you pay for a year upfront ($399.99.) Amazon’s deal includes a 30-day trial. 

The Row-S has an overall rating of 4.3/5 stars on Amazon, over a total of 258 ratings. 69% of the reviewers gave it the full 5/5 stars and couldn't fault it, but several users gave it a lower rating due to the need to purchase the app in order to gain full access to the display. Customers also complained that it is heavy, but we noted that it was easy to assemble if you had two people on the job.

If you want to see your other options, you'll be pleased to know we've been monitoring all the deals since the start of November and collating them in this Black Friday rowing machine deals round-up.

Lou Mudge
Fitness Writer

Lou Mudge is a Health Writer at Future Plc, working across Fit&Well and Coach. She previously worked for Live Science, and regularly writes for and Pet's Radar. Based in Bath, UK, she has a passion for food, nutrition and health and is eager to demystify diet culture in order to make health and fitness accessible to everybody.

Multiple diagnoses in her early twenties sparked an interest in the gut-brain axis and the impact that diet and exercise can have on both physical and mental health. She was put on the FODMAP elimination diet during this time and learned to adapt recipes to fit these parameters, while retaining core flavors and textures, and now enjoys cooking for gut health.