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Teeter Power10 Magnetic Rower

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Teeter Power10

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L:62.75"
W:37.5"
H:43.25"
300 lbs180 lbsMagnetic,
7 levels
Time,
Distance,
Calories,
SPM,
Strokes,
Pulse,
Goals

The Teeter Power10 is one of the rowing machines released in 2020. It has quite a different construction than the usual magnetic rower, featuring a drive system that generates an elliptical motion. Due to this feature, it also allows a reverse motion, in other words pressing the oars forward with the same resistance. It’s also a heavy-duty machine, great for users of all levels.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 62.75L x 37.5W x 43.25H inches (159L x 95W x 110H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 180 lbs (81.6 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Frame: Steel
  • Resistance type: Magnetic, 7 levels
  • Fitness monitor: Time, distance, strokes, spm, calories, pulse, time goals,
  • Extras: HR chest strap, device holder
  • Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90

Frame construction

The Teeter Power10 rowing machine features a heavy frame made of steel tubing. It combines rectangular, oval, and cylindrical bars in its construction. All the steel bars are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish; the color used is dark gray, this being the only color available for this machine, at least for the moment.

Although the machine’s frame is steel-made, the trainer integrates several parts made of thermoplastic material as well. The most notable ones are the footrests and the covers of the drive system.

The fully assembled rower is pretty large and rather bulky compared to the average rower. It is approx. 62.75″ (159 cm) long, and 37.5″ (95 cm) wide. Plus, it is recommended to leave at least 24″ (61 cm) of clearance all around it for unhindered usage and ease of access.

The machine is not foldable like ASUNA Ventus 8580, for example, but it can be stored vertically, resting on its front stabilizer and the large footrest assembly. Evidently, this gives you the possibility to save some space; in its vertical position, the unit’s footprint becomes 43.25″L x 37.5″W (110 x 95 cm), while its height becomes approx. 62″ (158 cm).

The Teeter Power10 rower is also very heavy. Its net weight is approx. 180 lbs (81.6 kg), and it comes in two separate boxes, weighing 92 lbs (41.7 kg) and 79 lbs (35.8 kg) so these should be carried by two people or via a box trolley. However, once the machine is assembled, it can easily be moved by only one person as its front stabilizer integrates a set of wheels.

Needless to say, due to the impressive weight and its low center of gravity, the machine is immovable while in use. You can be sure that it won’t rock or wobble even if you engage in the most demanding workout. Plus, its rear stabilizer is equipped with two adjustable levelers to perfectly stabilize it on any type of floor.

Seat and other parts

The Teeter Power10 rowing machine is equipped with an extra-large seat, approx. 13.5″ (35 cm) wide. Its top is made of high-density EVA foam and thicker at the rear to provide extra protection for your tail bone. It’s also contoured and has a rear guard to prevent you from sliding backward during rowing.

The seat is attached to a wide rectangular rail featuring several adjustment positions. Although the rail is not extremely long, due to the frame design and the positioning of the footrests, the machine can accommodate users between 5’0″ and 7’0″ (153 – 213 cm), allowing a complete and comfortable range of motion. It is also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg).

As opposed to many other magnetic rowers, the Teeter Power10 is equipped with a set of oars rather than the conventional pulling handle attached to a strap. Each oar has a multi-grip design, with its grips covered by a layer of high-density foam for improved comfort.

The rower is equipped with an extra-large footrest assembly. It’s made of a durable thermoplastic material while its core is basically the front part of the steel frame. It is large enough to accommodate athletic shoes of all sizes. It has a textured surface, adjustable straps, and heel stoppers for maximum foot stability.

The angle of the footrest assembly is non-adjustable. It does not pivot on its axis, as it is the case for other rowers, such as the Stamina X 35-1102A, for example. Its angle is approx. 60°.

Resistance system

The Teeter Power10 rowing machine is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This means it does not have an internal motor, it does not require an adapter or an external power source. However, it also cannot adjust the resistance automatically.

The machine’s resistance system consists of an internal magnetic brake connected to the tension dial on the left oar grip through a steel cable. As you turn the knob, the brake changes its position in relation to the internal flywheel increasing or decreasing the rowing difficulty.

This Teeter rower makes available 7 resistance levels. The resistance delivered by the 1-3 tension levels is not exactly light. Thus, if your physical shape isn’t the best, you’ll probably work with these for quite a while. Conversely, the 7th tension level provides considerably more tension and even a seasoned athlete may not be able to keep a high stroke rate for more than a few minutes on this difficulty setting.

Drive system

The Teeter Power10 rowing machine features a unique design and drive system. It provides an elliptical rowing motion, as opposed to the standard classic stroke. This elliptical motion applies to the seat and the rail as well, and due to it, the machine delivers a considerably lower impact on your lower back. This can be quite a plus for users with lower back pain or various other problems of the sort.

The stroke length is adjustable. The rear upright bar of the machine has three adjustment positions and the median bar that connects the oar assembly to the rear upright bar is equipped with an adjustment knob. Therefore, if you attach the median bar higher, the angle of the oars will change forward by a few degrees, and the rower will provide an ampler motion in order to accommodate better a taller user.

The machine’s drive system is bi-directional, similar to the one of an elliptical trainer. Therefore, you can change from a pull motion to a push motion during workout, without the need to make any adjustments to the machine. This way, you can target different muscle groups while letting others rest, and perform an almost full-body workout.

One last aspect that we must mention here regards the motion of the oars. As opposed to other rowers equipped with oars rather than a pulling handle, the oars of the Teeter rower only move forward and backward; they cannot move to the side as well, as is the case for the Fitness Reality 4000MR rower, for example. They also cannot lock into position to remain stationary. So, if you choose to not hold on to them, and work only with your legs, they will continue to move as well.

Fitness monitor

The Teeter Power10 rowing machine is equipped with a mid-range fitness monitor. It features an LCD display divided into 6 sub-sections in order to show all the workout metrics at once. It tracks time, distance, strokes, strokes per minute, distance, calories burned, and pulse.

The distance can be set either to miles or meters; you can do this by simply pressing the Unit button on the right bottom corner of the monitor. For the pulse reading function, you need to wear the included Bluetooth wireless HR chest strap. And for the calorie reading to be more accurate, you can input your age (which is set by default to 35).

The monitor unit does not have conventional pre-set workout programs, and cannot adjust the machine’s resistance automatically. However, it does have three pre-set time goals, for 2 minutes, 5 minutes, and 10 minutes. Each one of these time goal settings has its own quick key on the fitness monitor unit. Plus, you can also select a desired goal for time (other than the 3 pre-set time goals), distance, and calories, via the Mode Button.

The fitness monitor is battery-powered. It requires two AA batteries which are included. It starts up when you press the Mode button and automatically turns off after a few minutes of inactivity on the rower.

Assembly and Maintenance

Although the machine’s resistance system and most of the frame parts come pre-assembled, several parts still require user assembly. As a general idea, you will have to connect the two main pieces of the frame together, add the footrest platform, the seat, the oars, the oars’ handles, the fitness monitor, and several small covers. This may take more than an hour of your time. Also, due to the weight of the two parts of the machine, it is recommended to be done by two people. However, the process is not too complicated. The manual provides all the necessary instructions and schematics, and there is also a free app that can guide you through the assembly task, and all the necessary tools are included.

Once the machine is assembled, maintenance does not require much. The internal parts of the drive and resistance mechanism do not require any lubrication. The unit’s joints may require a bit of oiling from time to time if they develop squeaking noises. Other than this, it is recommended to keep the machine clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.

The Pros

  • Solid frame – can support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg);
  • Heavy-construction – won’t rock or wobble;
  • Can be stored vertically to save space;
  • Transport wheels integrated into the front base;
  • Adjustable levelers on the rear stabilizer;
  • Large, contoured seat for maximum comfort;
  • Can accommodate users up to 7′ (213 cm);
  • Elliptical rowing motion for reduced impact;
  • Motion duality – you can switch from pull to push during workout to target different muscle groups;
  • Large, adjustable footrest platform with straps and heel guards for maximum foot stability;
  • Magnetic resistance for a smooth, drag-free rowing motion;
  • Multi-grip oars;
  • Adjustable stroke length;
  • Multi-function fitness monitor – tracks time, distance, strokes, strokes per minute, calories, and pulse;
  • Goal setting functions for time, distance, and calories;
  • Quick key for changing between miles and meters;
  • Wireless HR chest strap included;
  • Pre-set time targets for 2, 5, and 10 minutes;
  • Device holder included;
  • Fairly easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Decent warranty.

The Cons

  • No backlight on the fitness monitor.

Summary

The Teeter Power10 is a heavy-duty rower made for home use. It is equipped with a 7-level manual magnetic resistance system, an elliptical drive system for pull and push workouts, a large ergonomic seat, and a fitness monitor that tracks all the important workout metrics. It also offers an adjustable stroke length feature. In all, it’s a great trainer for a full-body aerobic workout, muscle toning, interval training, stamina and strength development, and weight loss.

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