Wondering which is the best value for you?
These two popular rowing machines are built to give you a much more immersive, training experience.
With iFit Coach (which works on both machines) you can row famous world waterways or even take a high-energy studio workout from your machine console.
You also get dual resistance options on both – digital and air resistance. Plus both give you quick-adjust footpedals with quick-release straps.
So what’s the difference between these two models?
This post will show you the key differences between the Nordictrack RW700 vs RW900 rowers.
So let’s dive in:
Nordictrack RW700 vs RW900: Price
As of this writing the Nordictrack RW700 rower has the edge here, coming in at around $1299 direct from the Manufacturer.
The Nordictrack RW900 is the next model up and the premium model in the series – coming in around $1599 with iFit Included Here.
So is the RW900 Rower worth the extra money? Let’s find out.
Nordictrack RW700 or RW900: Console
The console is where you see the biggest difference between these two machines.
While they both give you impressive, HD, touch-screen consoles, the difference is found in the size of the screen.
The Nordictrack RW700 gives you a generous 14-inch screen as seen below:
The Nordictrack RW900 however goes one better than this. The console here is a massive 22-inch, HD, touch-screen console.
This is basically like having a built-in, interactive TV on your machine.
While both screens are impressive – especially for home rowing machines – the larger screen on the RW900 can give you a more immersive, enjoyable experience.
The good news?
If you get either rowing machine from the Manufacturer, you can get a Full membership to iFit Coach included for a limited time with your rower.
So you can try iFit Coach out first to see if it’s right for you.
Note: You don’t need iFit Coach to use either machine – they will both work fine without iFit. iFit is simply an add-on option if you want it.
Both rowers fold up with wheels on the bottom to make moving the machines a bit easier. That’s handy if you have a smaller workout area and you want to be able to move your rowing machine away to clean or make room if you need it.
However the RW900 rower is a bit heavier than the RW700 model.
The RW700 rower comes in at around 117 pounds whereas the RW900 rower comes in at around 131 pounds. So the RW900 is heavier to move around and the RW700 will be a bit easier to move since it’s lighter.
On the other hand the heavier weight on the RW900 may help to make it feel more stable as you’re rowing. So it’s a toss up as to what you prefer.
Nordictrack RW900 vs RW700: Reputation
This may or may not matter to you but the RW900 rower has been around a bit longer – than the RW700. It’s been out for around 2 years now.
The Nordictrack RW700 is newer and was released this past year. As such the RW900 has had more time to garner reviews and expert best buys. For example, the Nordictrack RW900 earned a fitness award from Men’s Health in 2019.
So what’s the bottom line when comparing the Nordictrack RW700 vs RW900 rowers?
Well, each one has their benefits. The RW700 is more affordable – and still gives you the impressive console, 2 types of resistance, pivoting footpedals, molded seat and quick-release straps.
However, the RW900 gives you this and a bit more – mainly a much larger console, which can make your workouts a lot more fun.
It’s also a bit heavier and has a longer history behind it.
So it really comes down to what you want at the end of the day.
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