Horizon Oxford IV Air Rowing Machine Review
As with all Horizon products, the Oxford IV Air rowing machine has been designed and constructed to make sure that it meets the three key factors that many people look for when purchasing any new item of fitness equipment. Comfort, control and convenience. Making sure that the rowing machine can be folded away and unfolded quickly and easily will always ensure it gets used a lot more often than one that is heavy and difficult to move, and the Horizon Oxford IV rower has been developed to meet all three of these factors.
Ideal for all types and levels of user, the Oxford IV Air is one of the most effective full-body workout products.
The ergonomic, durable seat ensures a comfortable workout for all users, while it uses air as the resistance so the harder you pull, the harder the resistance. Vertical fold-up design offers a space saving solution, while the LCD console displays workout feedback, and is complimented by a wireless heart rate sensor.
Horizon Oxford IV Air Rowing Machine – Features Summary
- Feedback: Count, Time, Pulse, Distance, Calories, Strokes/min
- Heart Rate Feedback: Polar Chip Receiver
- User Weight Limit: 159 kg / 350 lbs
- Resistance: Air
- Seat: Comfort seat on aluminium guide rail
- Power: 2 AA batteries
- Cord: Nylon / Cotton mix pull cord
- Foot Plates: Large pedals for maximum support
- Handle Bar: Easy grip wooden handle
- Frame: Heavy gauge steel frame
When you are putting together the Horizon Oxford IV Air Rowing Machine one thing you do need to make sure of is that the seat bracket is the correct way round for the stroke counter to work. The stroke counter works through the use of a magnet on one side of the seat bracket which has to line up with a sensor in the frame to work.
One thing that we feel could have been improved is the overall display unit, both in how user friendly it is and the amount of information displayed. On some rowers of a similar price such as the Infiniti R99 Programmable Mag Air Rower there is a large, clear display that shows all the information you could need during a rowing session.
But if you prefer your rowing machine to be much simpler and easy to use then this is obviously a much better choice if all you need to see is the time and stroke count, and have the lower portion of the display just cycle through other important details such as your heart rate, calories burned and strokes per minute.
Horizon Oxford IV Air Rower
The Horizon Oxford IV Air Rowing Machine is constructed to be very strong and provide the user with all the information they need on a much smaller display than similarly priced rowers, making it simpler to use and understand.
One difference between this rower and others that fold away is that this takes up a bit more room than others even when folded away, so if you are looking to replace your current rowing machine that also folds away it may be worth double checking that the Horizon Oxford IV will fit in the same place (folded dimensions and dimensions when in use listed below).
Product weight: 35kg
Weight limit: 159kg
Size when constructed: 250cm (L) x 50cm (W) x 66cm (H)
Size when folded for storage: 110cm (L) x 50cm (W) x 163cm (H)
Update September 2021
This product is no longer available for purchase online. To find current alternatives, please see the recent reviews of Rowing Machine.