The JTX Freedom Air Rowing Machine Review – Best Under £500

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JTX Freedom Rowing Machine – Overview

The JTX Freedom Rowing machine is the best rowing machine available for under £500. It combines gym level performance with a home rowing machine price tag.

The construction is top class, stylish and robust at the same time. It will stand up to frequent use, with the generous 2 year warranty unlikely to be needed to be called upon. It is adjustable enough to fit people of all shapes and sizes, the max user weight at 130 kg (approx 20 stones) covers the vast majority of the population.

As well as this top level construction it is fitted with a best in class computer console and monitor which measures all the relevant data for the user to understand their performance. Suitable for those wishing to use this exercise machine for off season training, weight loss targets or general fitness training.

It is perfect for the home, the rowing mechanism is relatively quiet as it uses electro-magnetism to supply the majority of it’s resistance. It also stores easily due to the simple fold up mechanism on the rail and transport wheels.

For a quick link to the manufacturers website click this link to JTX Fitness.

This machine is also available on Amazon, where the average customer rating is 4.6/5. This reflects the quality of this piece of equipment. If you are interested in checking out what other people have to say about the JTX Freedom Rowing Machine follow this link to Amazon.

If you are currently carrying out research unsure of which machine is best for you, take a look at our guide to the best rowing machines available, which includes a guide on the factors to consider when making a purchase.

JTX Freedom Rowing Machine

JTX Freedom Rowing Machine – Specifications

The table below sets out the main specifications and information on the JTX Freedom Rowing Machine in a simple to read format:

ResistanceDualTorque™ air flow and electro-magnetic resistance
Computer ConsoleAdvanced computer tracks speed, distance, 500m Split Time, stroke, revolutions, time, torque or power, strokes/minute and heart rate
Workout Programs8 Pre-programmed workouts include interval, hill profile and target heart rate options
Heart Rate TrainingYes
Adjustable Footrest6 Point adjustable pedals
Monorail Length130cm
Dimensions225(l) x 58(w)x 86(h).
Folded Dimensions112(l) x 58(w)x 160(h).
Boxed Dimensions125cm(l) x 29cm(w) x 58cm(h)
Maximum User Weight130kg
Machine Weight38kg
Durable ConstructionReinforced aluminium frame. JTX MotionRail™ system
Transport WheelsYes
Free AccessoriesHeart rate chest strap


JTX Freedom Rowing Machine – Features

Stylish and robust ergonomic design

JTX Freedom Rowing Machine in blackThis rowing machine is both stylish and at at the same time extremely robust. It comes in Matte black as shown in the picture to the left, or silver as shown below.

Not only is it a great looking piece of exercise equipment, it is also extremely robust and hard-wearing. The frame is constructed from reinforced aluminium and features the JTX JTX Freedom Rowing Machine in silverMotionRail™ system. This gives it a very smooth and stable rowing simulation for users up to 130 kg (approx 20 stone). 

Posture is extremely important on a rowing machine due to the high intensity and full body action of rowing. To aid this the JTX Freedom rower features a wide padded seat, pedals with six adjustment points, an adjustable monitor screen and handles with ergonomic bend for natural hand and arm position.

This means that the machine can be altered to fit your size and rowing style. Ultimately makin git a very comfortable and efficient piece of kit. It allows you to focus on getting the most from you workout with effective, powerful strokes.

Computer monitor

Computer console with monitor The advanced blue screen monitor is one of the better consoles available on any rowing machine. It has 8 pre-programmed workouts. These include interval, hill and target heart rate options.

The computer tracks key statistics including:

  • Speed / pace
  • Distance
  • Stroke rate
  • Heart rate
  • Power
  • Split times

Simple storage

Fold up storage optionThere is am easy fold mechanism that makes this rowing machine easy to store. Unlike some other rowers the rail does not need to be dis-assembled to store. Once put into the folded storage position it takes up just 112 cm.

There are wheels on the front support which makes it easy to move when you are storing it away.

This makes it a high performance machine with simple storage potential. Ideal for use at home.

Dual resistance system

The JTX  DualTorque™ resistance system combines both air flow and electro-magnetic resistance. This provides a great range of resistance levels, maximising it’s potential as an exercise machine. 16 resistance levels make it configurable for people of all age ranges and levels of ability. Enabling the high levels of cardio and muscle building benefits of rowing.

Warranty, delivery, and returns

The JTX Freedom Rowing Machine comes with a 2 year in home warranty that covers all parts and labour. A specialist engineer will visit the home to repair or service the machine. This warranty is automatically registered when you make a purchase.

Next day free delivery is standard. As long as the order is placed before 2 pm and the following day is Monday to Friday. Saturday delivers are possible at a premium of £20. 2 delivery people will take the package to a ground floor room of your choosing.

There is a 28 day return money back guarantee with “no quibbles”. Giving piece of mind to any purchaser.

Final thoughts on the JTX Freedom Rowing Machine

The JTX Freedom Rowing Machine is a gym level piece of equipment that is perfect for the home. The price is competitive, £475 at time of writing (click here for the latest price) and it stores easily.

What really sets this apart is the quality of build and usability of the computer console monitor. The warranty gives a piece of mind that is unlikely to be needed and delivery options are quick and cost free.

The Amazon customer review of 4.6/5 demonstrates the quality of this rower, with 76% of reviewers giving it 5/5 at the time of writing.

If you are currently researching if a rowing machine is the best piece of exercise for you it is worth reading our guide to the benefits of working out on a rower. If you are interested on how to work out on a rowing machine we have composed this article on rowing machine workouts. We have also published articles on how a rowing machine can help you lose weight and burn calories.

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