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First Degree Fitness Evolution Series E520 Fluid Professional Rower

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Our Analysis

The First Degree Fitness Evolution Series E520 Fluid Professional Rower is a commercialrower, which works very well in a home gym environment. It’s heavy steel frame, the 10 warranty and the expectionally high amount of 20 resistance levels build an extraordinary package. The user will just the theoretical option to replace this gear, because you can use it on every fitness level and the user will hardly reach the limits of this training equipment.

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The First Degree E420 is very comfortable – containing a heal cradle and a very well padded rowing seat, which can be extended by a (optional) back rest (£69.99). Even the footplates are adjustable in height, so that everyone should find their best setup.

The usage of a water tank gives the smooth feeling like you a really rowing on water. A fine detail is, that First Degree used a belt instead of chains or cable – belts don’t need any maintenance or oiling. The manufacturer paid special sattention even on small details like easy rolling transport wheels or that the gear can be store vertically. These are features, which are unecessary in a professional (gym) environment. In case you have one of the main heart rate belts, the machine can receive your signal and display it on its computer.  This is one of the rare cases, where the description computer fits perfectly. E520_console

Workout Programs

The E520 fluid professional rower is shipped with an oversized console, showing distance, counts strokes and speed, burned calories and time, obviously. On very interesting feature is, that the machine tracks the last 6 training sessions and has a USB port build in. This gives you the option to upload your workouts to your PC/Mac or notebook.

Resistance Levels

The First Degree Evolution Series (E520) comes with a build in (best in class) variety of 20 resistance levels


10 years warranty on the (steel) frame, 3 years on tank and seals and 2 years on other parts and labourE520_tank


28” x  75” x  34”

Foreseen for people weighing 450 pounds / 204 kg or less


If you check the feedback from other users, you will hardly find a complain. The customers see the value for money and mention the easy assembling, the heavy duty steel frame, its silent operation and the fact that the resistance levels can easily be switched, so that they can train on every fitness level. On other machines, you have reached their capapcity in 2-3 years and you have to buy a new one.


There are no real complaints to find anywhere. Complaints on a very high level would be, that the First Degree rower E-520gives some users the feeling, that it was not build to do speed rowing. But this is just a described feeling of a single person. The other 99,99% are happy with this well-designed fitness equipment.

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The First Degree fluid rower E520 is the ideal fitness machine for people who have a long-term fitness goal. This gear is ideally suitable for homes, where you have more than one user and you can’t max out this gear by daily use. Under normal circumstances : this is a fitness equipment for live. In case you still have doubts if you can assemple it alone or if the computer has enoug hfeatures, just check the attached users manual ;o) ->> OwnersManual_E520_2012