Trying to determine which the best type of exercise machine is can be a daunting challenge. For many applications, rowing machines have more to offer than other types, such as elliptical trainers or exercise bikes, and they are often more portable than other leading exercise machines, which is a huge benefit for people who have limited space available, or want to take their training equipment with them on the road.
Rower machines generally have a better reputation as a complete workout machine, as they are known as great tools to exercise all of the major muscle groups rather than only one or two specialized groups. They provide the same cardiovascular benefits, and offer a similar or better low-impact workout environment that reduces stress on the lower back.
Exercise rowing machines include fitness monitors which range in complexity from simply keeping up with session statistics to providing computer controlled workouts that maximize the benefits through the use of controlled exertion levels. Some models even allow the user to define a workout of their own, focusing on the areas where more improvement is needed.