I paid about $350 ( if I remember correctly) for a Joroto rower that I bought on line a couple of years ago. It's a magnetic rower and is quiet enough to watch tv while rowing. Not too difficult to move out of the way. It came with a chest strap heart rate monitor and and has a computer for counting strokes, speed, etc. That part has to be plugged into an outlet. That would have been better with just batteries.I'm not really techie enough to figure out how to set most of the stuff on it anyway. Someone younger would have no problems (I'm in my 60's and can't keep up with tech.) The rail may be a little short for a tall person. I don't have experience with other rowers. Was looking for some cardio that wouldn't aggravate my achilles and was quiet enough to watch tv to prevent the boredom of working hard and going nowhere. Works well for my purposes.