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Proteus PAR-5500 Commercial Club Series Rowing Machine


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  • Commercial-grade rowing machine with both air and magnetic resistance systems
  • Combines "on the water" feel of air resistance with strength and smoothness of magnetic resistance
  • Comfortable ergo seat with underside seat rollers for exceptional gliding
  • Oversized, easy-to-read LCD display panel with 16 resistance levels
  • 280-pound capacity; measures 96 x 31 x 19 inches (W x H x D); weighs 100 pounds
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The Proteus PAR-5500 folds for easy storage.
Get fit without trudging to the gym day after day with the Proteus PAR-5500 Club Series rowing machine. The professional-grade PAR-5500 makes use of both air and magnetic resistance systems to create a genuine rowing experience. The air resistance system provides an "on the water" feel, so your body will believe you're rowing on the Thames even if your mind doesn't. The linear magnetic resistance system, meanwhile, provides the strength and smoothness you've come to expect from gym machines.

The machine also includes a comfortable ergo seat with unique seat rollers located on the underside of the seat rail. This not only prevents dust and dirt from gathering on the rail, but it also helps the seat glide exceptionally well with each stroke. And thanks to the pivoting foot pedals--which offer five adjustable levels--you can easily optimize your position on the rowing machine. As a whole, the PAR-5500's ergonomic, high-quality design makes it perfectly suited for both cardio workouts and endurance training.

To keep your workouts on track, the PAR-5500 offers an oversized, easy-to-read LCD display panel and an advanced computer with 16 levels of electronically controlled resistance. Users can also turn to the 15 preset workout programs, which include six preprogrammed workouts, four user-controlled workouts, four heart-rate-controlled workouts, and one watt-control program. During each program, the computer will automatically increase and decrease the resistance level according to the profiles shown on the LCD display. Other features include a built-in cooling fan, transport wheels for easy transport, and a folding frame for storage.



An easy-to-read LCD display panel offers an advanced computer with 16 levels of electronically controlled resistance.
Specifications:
  • Frame: Commercial aircraft grade aluminum
  • Resistance levels: 16
  • Recovery function: Yes
  • Display panel: 16 columns
  • Distance display: 100m, with feedback windows
  • Feedback: Time, 500m split time, strokes per minute, total strokes, distance, watts, calories, and HR
  • Displayed when not in use: Clock, alarm, date, and temperature
  • Programs: Manual, P1-P12, heart rate control, race, and user
  • Heart rate measurement: Built-in receiver
  • Max capacity: 280 pounds
  • Dimensions: 96 x 31 by 19 inches (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 100 pounds

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For a genuine rowing experience in the comfort of your own home, pick up the Proteus Rower Club Series PAR-5500. The air-resistance system provides an ''on-the-water'' feel. The linear magnetic resistance system, meanwhile, provides the strength and smoothness you would typically expect from gym machines.Air and magnetic resistance for smooth rowing experience Commercial-grade extruded aluminum frame Display panel shows time, 500M split time, strokes/min, total strokes, distance, watts, calories, and heart rate 16 resistance levels Programs: manual, P1-P12, heart rate control, and race Folds up for easy storage Pivoting adjustable footrests Wheels for transport Minimal assembly required Weight capacity: 330 lbs. Assembled dimensions: 96L x 19W x 31H inches About HealthCare International HealthCare International aims to lead the way with its innovative products in the fields of health, and fitness. Products include ergometers, bikes, ellipticals, rowers, and more. Everything HealthCare International creates is designed with the best interest of the customer in mind, because health should always be the top priority. Professional-grade rowing machine. Aluminum rail with steel frame. 16 resistance levels. Weight capacity: 330 lbs.. Assembled dimensions: 96L x 19W x 31H inches. Manufacturer's warranty included (see product guarantee).

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 96 x 19 x 31 inches ; 100 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 100 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002NRFSS2
  • Item model number: PAR-5500 Club Series Rower
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #439,188 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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After all those hours and our effort, we *still* don't have a rower.
3skis Teacher
I have looked all through the instructions and it doesn't say it and doesn't show it.
Joe Briggs
The machine itself is fantastic... smooth mechanical operation, well-constructed.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By K. Ringel on December 2, 2009
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EDIT: I'm editing my original review up to 5 stars. The machine is great, and I found my error on how to get customer service. Looking again at the product page, I saw an "other products from HCI Fitness" link. HCI Fitness is in Seattle, and looks like who I'd contact to resolve any further service problems. It certainly isn't obvious from what's inside the box, but now I know and feel much more confident about the machine. Below is my original review:

There is only one reason I'm not giving this product five stars. On my first workout on this machine, I got about 2/3 through when suddenly the computer displayed an "E-2" error. I tried power cycling the machine, but "E-2" came back. That's when I went to the manual to look for customer service.

The only contact info of any kind that I found was the company website. The website URL is shared with "Zeta & Co" auto parts, and clicking through to Proteus Fitness revealed a pretty basic and Taiwan-based website. I could either call or email Taiwan. I chose email. To the company's credit, I received a response in 24 hours, with a Word doc with pictures on what I might look for to troubleshoot the E-2 error. As it turns out, in that time my husband unplugged and plugged the machine back in several times and the error cleared itself. We think it isn't a computer problem, but rather perhaps something with the magnetic resistance getting stuck that aborted the workout program. But what if it hadn't worked out? What if it's flawed in some way still? How would I get this machine fixed? They really need a U.S. customer service line or something that instills a little more confidence.

We've had a couple error-free workouts on the machine since. The machine itself is fantastic...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By GettinFit on November 1, 2009
Almost pulled the trigger on the Concept 2 but was convinced by a friend to check out the Proteus Rower (we each ended up buying one). This rower is definitely commercial quality as advertised from head to toe. I am very impressed with the fit and form of all components, the European manufacturing influence is very noticeable. Display panel provides more than I will ever need but it is great to have all of the options. Extremely smooth workout, so far so good. I will keep you posted.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joe Briggs on January 14, 2013
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UPS delivered this a few hours ago and my son and I have been assembling it. The instructions are a 3 out of 10 - missing a lot of detail but doable. We got two left foot-peddles (this matters because of the foot tensioner). The big problem is that I can not find out where to put the computer wall-power adapter into the computer!! I have looked all through the instructions and it doesn't say it and doesn't show it. It does mention 3 times that there is a 9-volt adapter; just doesn't tell you where to plug into the machine at. I thought that maybe it was behind the mounting bracket, and I disassembled it to find out; but no. What a pain - I can't work out until I figure this out. Can't say if I would recommend it because it won't work without power. Also, a key reason that I purchased this unit was that the computer included a heart-rate or pulse meter. But deep in the instructions it says that you have to "wear the chest belt correctly". What chest belt?? It says "NOTE: Chest belt is required in order to use this function". It wasn't in the box. It wasn't a listed accessory. That misrepresents the product.

UPDATE: I went on the [...] website and found a support email and asked them about my 2 problems - where to plug power in, and how to get the pulse-monitoring strap. They replied with the power location only. I remailed about the pulse/heartrate monitoring strap. The power-connector is underneath the power-wheel (on the front-bottom). After plugging in - it powered right up and my 14-y/o jock-son took test ride using a beginner program. He came upstairs about 30-mins later all sweaty and pumped saying it was an awesome workout. I am upping my stars to three, but that is as far as I go until I get the heartrate monitor working.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By William F. Rieck II on March 3, 2010
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Got this for $700 during a lightning deal, thiking it was a good price. As usual, got it on time and everything was OK with Amazon. However, after spending a few hours putting it all together and finally starting to use it, the handle/cable would not fully retract, and at times, not retract at all. I called the company for the rower, and they were shocked that this model would have any problems, and said there's nothing I could do to fix it, but rather that I needed to contact AMZ to get a replacement.
So AMZ immediately sent me a replacement, but I had to pack up the first one in the box for the new one and ship it back. Although they attempted to send a USPS label, I told them the USPS would never pick that up, and that it had to go back UPS. they said that I had to go ship it myself, and that they would reimburse for shipping. However, after the UPS driver delivered the 2nd one, he said not to do that, but rather have AMZ issue a "call tag."
They did, and the defective one has now been picked up. the new one seems to be retracting OK so far - but I wonder if I'm going to have this problem in the future, and what will happen if I do... I did not notice that this has any kind of manufacturer's warranty....
Anyway, I got good service, but for $700, I would have expected a good machine and not to have to worry about it breaking down...
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