Product Comparison: Concept2 Model D vs Dynamic R1 Pro

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General Specifications
About the Product
The dependable performance of our Model D RowErg has made it the best selling indoor rower in the world. Recognized by competitive rowers as the standard for indoor training, the Model D delivers an effective cardiovascular workout that will increase your fitness level and tone your physique.
The impressive and reliable Dynamic R1 Pro® Rower is the machine for those seeking the ultimate rowing experience. Its dual air and magnetic resistance system provides multiple levels of resistance resulting in an intense workout customized for the novice or expert rower. The Dynamic R1 Pro® Rower is quiet and delivers a smooth and sensational ride ideal for toning and strengthening the arms, legs, back, and shoulders.
Model D
R1 Pro
Key Specs
Resistance Type
Magnetic / Air
Pull System
96 x 24 inches
97 x 17.7 inches
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine
  • 10 levels of air resistance that actually feel like 10 different difficulty settings.
  • Relatively quiet. It is mechanical so it does make noise but I can easily watch a show or hear my music.
  • There is a system to adjust the fan blades to mimic different types of rows (heavy boat, light weight boat, etc.).
  • The action is smooth, it’s quiet, easily adjus adjustable for intensity and resistance.
  • I workout in a day and after a month the resistance has noticeably weakened.
Dynamic R1 Pro Magnetic Air Rower
  • The rower is very sturdy and on the higher resistance levels it is very tough and I felt it on my hamstrings and quads and that is what I was looking for.
  • Rower offers a smooth, strong rowing stroke that is powered by both magnetic and air resistance.
  • 16 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance that can be controlled using the multi-function monitor.
  • Dual magnetic/air resistance combo make resistance more difficult than other machines.
  • This rower will produce some loud noise due to the combination of the two resistance.
Size & Weight
44.5 in.
42.6 in.
24 in.
17.7 in.
96 in.
97 in.
57 lbs.
37.5 lbs.
Foot Straps
Frame Material
Aluminum / Steel
Aluminum / Steel
Seat Type
Ergonomic padded
Ergonomic padded
Maximum User Weight
500 lbs.
300 lbs.
Foldable Design
Transportation Wheels
What customers say about "Design"
Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine
  • Sturdy. Can handle up to 500 pounds when other rowers max out at 250 or 300.
  • Smooth rowing action, with durable chain-driven mechanism.
  • Very convenient and easy to store. I fold it down each time for storage it takes 1 minute.
  • The engineers really thought this design out and seem to have used the appropriate materials in all of the right places.
  • The seat is a little tough on my back after 30 minutes but not unbearable.
Dynamic R1 Pro Magnetic Air Rower
  • The foot pedals are adjustable and can accommodate any shoe size.
  • Rower doesn't take up much space at home because it foldable for convenient storage.
  • Ergonomic soft seat to alleviate pressure to reduce back pain and provide comfort.
  • After 5 months, the seat began to make a nasty sound during workout.
  • During a long workout, the foot straps become uncomfortable because they are squeezing foot.
Perfomance Monitor
Information On Display
Strokerate, Distance, Time, Intensity
Time, Distance, Strokerate, Calories, Pulse
PM5 monitor, Quick-start, ErgData app
Self-powered system, Floor protectors
What customers say about "Features"
Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine
  • Adjustable, easily read, backlit display, with large numbers.
  • The PM5 monitor can be pivoted to many positions, allowing the athlete to adjust height and angle.
  • Advanced performance tracking console, covering all the important values, including games and the possibility to compete with others.
  • The air resistance fan is the loudest thing. This makes it difficult to watch something while training.
  • Monitor arm is plastic and therefore not particularly durable. And a week later he stopped tightly holding my gadget.
Dynamic R1 Pro Magnetic Air Rower
  • The monitor is easy in use and enables you to track your workout on every row.
  • The monitor is also backlit and is adjustable so it is easy to use in many conditions.
  • Rower has rubber floor protectors so there is no movement on smooth surface and you can protect your floor from scratches.
  • Data on monitor varies a lot from industry standard.
  • The monitor has to be powered by an electrical outlet so as to power the magnetic resistance. This means that the rower may be of little value in case the monitor breaks.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
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