Proteus PAR-5500 Commercial Club Series Rowing Machine
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- Assembly of 1 customer-supplied rowing machine per product instructions
- Moving the rowing machine to a new location is not included
- Typical assembly time of 4 hours
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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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Proteus PAR-5500 Exercise Rower Machine - Commercial Health Club SeriesThe Proteus PAR-5500 Rower offers agreat solution to maintaining great health. It is designed with the user in mind. Two types of resistance are available when it is being used. Air resistance, along with magneticresistance is combined to give the machine a realistic feel. This makes it feel like the user is actuallyrowing through water. The seat is designed in a mannerthat shows the manufacturer not only wanted to be effective, but also wants theuser to be comfortable. It isergonomically designed and mounted on rollers that are designed for minimumfriction. This unique design helps tokeep dust and dirt out of the mechanism so that the movement is not impairedand the machine is not damaged. Howthis Gym Equipment Benefits Your Health ClubYour clients will love the superbfunctionality and ease of use this machine provides. They will be able to work out in acomfortable position that maximizes benefit to the body.
The Proteus PAR-5500 folds for easy storage.
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.
- 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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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... smooth mechanical operation, well-constructed. The workout programs are great. We especially like that they aren't fixed length... you can choose the workout profile and separately the workout time and one will scale to the other. So far, we're keeping the machine, but I'm checking Amazon's return policy so I know what I'm dealing with. If it remains error free before a return period is up, we'll probably roll the dice and keep it. We love it that much. If it craps out again, sadly it will have to go back to Amazon rather than have some reasonable repair path available.
The set up was very simple and easy to understand.
The item arrived 4 days earlier than Amazon said the estimated date of delivery, and i used the super saver shipping. (Oh yeah, it also arrived within a week of Christmas)
Overall I an very happy with the machine.
Would recommend to anyone
Both of the units were refunded to us and a call tag for shipping was provided. That said, it took us hours to put these together and then take them apart and figure out how to get them back into the boxes just right for shipment. After all those hours and our effort, we *still* don't have a rower.
NOT happy! But maybe someone else that has unlimited space and never has to put the slide rail upright will be.
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.
UPDATE: I contacted the manufacturer again about the heart-rate monitoring strap. They replied "Dear Joe,The chest belt is the optional product for PAR-5500. Please let us know the country you live. I will have our distributor to contact you. Thank you!" To me, that is deceptive marketing. Even if they send me the strap free, it is a core feature of the product description, and their was no option to purchase this accessory. That being said, we are enjoying using the product and it provides a great workout. My 14-y/o son has been doing a 20-minute run on it after his lacrosse practice to round out his conditioning.
UPDATE: I hear back from Proteus: "We are regret that we have no distributor in USA now, so please provide the following information for us, then I will let you know the cost of chest belt and air freight asap. Thank you and have a nice day！". I thought that Amazon was the distributor.