The WaterRower water rowers have self-regulating water resistance. The user who performs exercises on the device does not need to know about setting it because the resistance automatically adjusts to the strength with which the practitioner rows. It means that the stronger you row, the greater the resistance. In the case of devices such as water rowers, resistance is generated due to the movements of the paddle in the water tank.
Exercising with WaterRower there is no risk of "overworking". The device can be used literally by anyone regardless of age, gender or condition. WaterRower rowers work incredibly quietly, and the user can indulge in the relaxation of the sound of water noise while performing each stroke, just as if he really rowed in a boat in a natural environment.
"Rowing, indoors or outdoors, at any exercise level of intensity, requires a greater exercise expenditure thanany other aerobic activity. Calories are burned in relation to the number of muscles used and the intensity and duration of the exercise. Rowing with a sliding seat uses a very large muscle mass since the upper, lower andtrunk muscles are used vigorously."- Dr. C Everett Koop- Former US Surgeon General
The main advantage of WaterRower rowers is a high-quality manual finish, characterized by a very long life and great feeling during rowing. WaterRowers can be used in any environment, during the exercise you can hear only the natural noise of water, so they do not disturb other users in the same room.
Each stroke in the device is extremely smooth and it distributes the work to individual muscle groups. WaterRower rowers do not require complicated assembly, they do not take up a lot of space and after finishing the workout, just place them vertically. The design of the equipment has been chosen in such a way that it resembles a piece of furniture more than a training device, which is why in most cases it will look very nice and aesthetically in apartments.
Another very important thing is that WaterRowery does not require any literally any maintenance except replacing the water in the tank from time to time. The end of dirty and greased hands as in the case of other devices that need to be systematically lubricated with various types of grease.
WaterRower simulators are shorter than other similar training devices. The water system of automatic resistance is the closest to the actual rowing movement occurring in nature. Rowing on the device with just the strength of your muscles, you increase or decrease the load, which is very convenient and universal, and thus in a very easy and convenient way you can adjust the resistance to your abilities and expectations very precisely.
The WaterRower rowers were made of the best quality materials available on the market. Models: Home, Club, Oak, Maple, Blank, Classic, Club, Natural, Oxbridge, Xeno Muller, and Studio were made of high-quality wood. Models: M1 LoRise and M1 HiRise in aluminum while models: S1 LoRise and S1 HiRise from high quality stainless steel. Looking from the side, you can see that the manufacturer did not save on materials by producing their WaterRowers, thanks to which the machines are resistant to friction and mechanical damage.
We guarantee that the devices will serve without problems for many, many years and even over time will not be too different in technical condition from these new catalogs because they have been really solidly made.
What else can we say about our devices?
Certainly the fact that rowing training is one of the most popular home-grown training, engages as much as 84% of the entire body, which has a positive effect on your condition and improves your fitness and, most importantly, you can achieve spectacular results in a very short time.
The majority of WaterRowers in our offer have modern S4 V2 training computers, in addition to the Home and Studio models, because these have been equipped with A1 training computer. Computers allow you to monitor on a regular basis in order to check your achievements in a simple and transparent way and to beat your own records. You can also modify the training in such a way that it is more efficient than the previous one.
We also remind you that there are many additional accessories available for our WaterRowers, such as tablet and smartphone holders, pulse monitoring kits, cleaning kits, water dyes and equipment mats.
For monitors in version S4 V2, a pulse measurement module can be added without any major problems, which enables more accurate readings! If you decide to make a set together with a telemetry belt, then you already have all the necessary set, and if you have a computer with only a receiver, you still need to buy a telemetry belt. There are also available bluetooth modules, thanks to which there is the possibility of pairing the device with a smartphone, computer or tablet, and what goes with it can be practiced even more conveniently with additional training applications.
WaterRower Oak Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor Oak
We present the WaterRower Oak model with the S4 monitor, below you can get acquainted with its most important features, while in the Parameters tab at the top of the description there is its detailed technical specification. We also encourage you to check the multimedia in which you can see the most popular models of WaterRower ergometers in action.
The most important features of the WaterRower Oak model with the S4 monitor:
Water resistance system.
Automatic resistance adjustment.
Ergonomic, seat seat.
Striped footrests adjustable.
Water tank made of polycarbonate.
Transport rollers for easy movement of the device.
The possibility of folding by placing the machine vertically.
Relaxing sound of murmuring water.
84% of engaged muscle groups.
Burning up to 1000 calories per hour.
Natural materials used for production.
High quality and manual finish of the device.
Opportunity to buy additional accessories.
And much much more ;)
WaterRower Oak has an S4 monitor:
In the WaterRower Oak set you will receive:
Oak water rowing machine.
Manual user instructions.
Exemplary training program (6 weeks):
The SmartRow set is optional and can be purchased separately!
With its innovative True Performance sensor, SmartRow calculates the absolute power applied by the user throughout each stroke, ensuring the most accurate ergometer measurement within the Rowing Machine Category.
SmartRow is a high tech replacement pulley for the WaterRower that wirelessly connects to your smartphone / tablet. The electronics inside the SmartRow measures absolute force and stroke length to calculate your power output.
Track workouts accurately.
SmartRow will turn your WaterRower into a proven lab grade ergometer and will track all your workouts for you.
Improve your technique.
By using the force curve you can monitor each stroke and therefore have thé best feedback. Optimize your stroke length, peak force and total energy every stroke!
See your progress.
SmartRow saves all your workouts, personal records and your fitness-variables. Keep track of your improvements!
Share results anywhere.
Compare performance data with fellow WaterRower owners from the comfort of your home, challenge your teammate to an all-out 2k at the boathouse, or simply find your daily motivation by racing against the pace boat to break your personal-best times.
What is SmartRow? SmartRow is an intelligent replacement pulley for a (wooden) WaterRower, that measures the power in a radical new way. The electronics inside the pulley measures the force and stroke length and calculates the power, independent of the water level in your tank or the tightness off the recoil bungee. The data is presented wirelessly to a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet.
What are the advantages of a SmartRow? First and foremost: its accuracy. It gives you the best feedback of your workout. You can optimize your stroke with it, as it shows you the force-curve, each stroke. A great way to improve your technique! A heartrate sensor can easily be connected too, and the results are plotted during the workout. Having all your workouts stored on your mobile device is a great advantage too. You can now easily see improvements over time.
Can I connect the SmartRow app with the S4 monitor? No, you cannot. SmartRow is an independent power meter and has a direct Bluetooth connection with your mobile device.
Do I need to enter the water level in the app? No, you do not. SmartRow measures the amount of force you apply independently of the amount of water in your tank. You can change the water level to your preference and still compare your results with others in a 100% fair way.
Do I have to calibrate the SmartRow as for instance with a powermeter on a bike? You don't have to calibrate anything at all! SmartRow will calibrate itself, and in doing so, it automatically adjusts for changes in the recoil bungee over temperature and time.
Which heart rate monitors are compatible with the SmartRow? The SmartRow app will work only with Bluetooth Heart Rate monitors that use the open standardized Bluetooth protocol. There are many monitors on the market, like chest-straps, watches, arm-bands and fitness-trackers. Please check before you buy something new. Because of the accuracy we recommend to use a chest-strap.
What batteries should I use and how many hours can I row on my batteries? We advise 3 x AA 2500mAh Alkaline batteries. Other 1,5Volt AA's will do, but this may affect the number of hours you can row. Depending on the battery quality you can row at least 50 hours.
Can I change the layout of my display? If you go to settings > display options, you can turn 'advanced' mode on and off. When the advanced-mode is off, the metrics are limited for a simple layout.
If the advanced mode is on, you can personalize the metrics (settings > change display settings), and choose from the list below:
Power [W] - the power in Watts, of the last stroke
Ave. power [W] - the average power in Watts since the start of your workout
Energy [Kcal] - the energy burnt in calories since the start of the workout
Str./min/SPM - the actual number of strokes per minute
Str.length [cm] - length of the last stroke
Str.count - number of strokes since the start of the workout
Work [J] - the energy, in Joules, of the last stroke
Peak force [N] - the maximum force, in Newton, during the last stroke
Speed / 500m - the 500 meter split-time, of the last stroke
Ave. speed /500m - the average 500 meter split-time, since the start of the workout
Speed [m/s] - the speed in m/s, of the last stroke
Speed [km/h] - the speed in km/h, of the last stroke
Speed [kCal/h] - the speed in kCal/h, of the last stroke
What is Watt/kg and Watt/beat ? These are professional fitness indicators. After a workout, the SmartRow app divides the average power by the weight you entered in 'profile settings'. If you are using a heart rate monitor, the app will show you the 'Watt/beat', which is the division of average power and average heart rate.
Why should I register an account? If you register an account, and you are logged in, all your workouts will be stored on our server and will always be available on other devices. If you don't your workout-data will get lost when you switch to another device.
How do I turn on the SmartRow? One stroke will activate the SmartRow. When you see two blinking blue LED's, the SmartRow will start searching for a connection. If there is no Bluetooth connection within 1 minute it will turn itself off.
Blue LED's are blinking, now what? The SmartRow is searching for a Bluetooth connection. Open the SmartRow app and press the Bluetooth button or go to settings to initiate a connection.
A red LED turns on, what does it mean? If you're seeing a red LED, this is an indicator that your batteries need to be replaced.
I cannot get a connection with the SmartRow? Be sure the Bluetooth of your mobile device is active.
Do you see blue LED's blinking when you turn the SmartRow pulley around?
Yes, please go to Settings > Bluetooth SmartRow and connect your SmartRow.
No, please check the batteries and/or the battery connection.
I have a connection, but it does not seem to work?
Are you connected to the right SmartRow? If you initiate a connection the blinking blue LED's should turn off within two seconds. If the LED's of your SmartRow keep blinking, you are probably connected to a different SmartRow. Here, the two digit ID-number of the SmartRow will come in handy.
Is the SmartRow mounted the right way? If you are seated on your WaterRower the SmartRow battery-cable must be at the left side. If not, it is mounted incorrectly. This should be fixed first.
You want more? We have something special for you;) Meet the We-Row training app!
Connect, free of charge, with We-Row and race against other WaterRower owners. Or, if you prefer, set up your own private training session. You will have the option to store your data and access at any time, which will allow you to chart your progress and also share with other users.
For Windows / Mac / Linux.
Rowing races against other users.
Racing data includes graphics.
We-Row is a program developed to support your rowing exercise. Your rowing data is stored to a database and can be accessed at any time, enabling you to continuously challenge your best times. We-Row's top feature allows you to row against other WaterRower users on predefined racing distances.
We-Row requires the S4 Monitor V2 with USB connection and can be installed on all laptops and PCs with Windows, MacOS or Linux.
Requirements And Functions:
Internet connection - You have to be online to use We-Row function.
S4 monitor with USB - You need a WaterRower S4 V2 USB monitor to connect (2.10 Firmware).
Start We-Row - Open We-Row and login.
Applications to download:
Download App for Mac OS X:
Download App for Windows 7 - 10:
Download App for Linux:
We-Row Requirements Monitor FAQ:
Please check the following frequently asked questions.
Do I need a WaterRower S4 monitor V2 with USB and Firmware 2.10?
Yes. We-Row adjusts the racing data that is also shown on the S4 monitor with the help of with the USB port connection. Older models do not work.
Am I able to update older versions?
Yes. Please contact us.
How do I check the installed firmware version?
Do I have to install a driver for my operating system?
Usually your pc recognizes the WaterRower S4 monitor automatically. If this doesn't work, you can download the Windows driver manually here.
For Linux you have to enter the following command: sudo chown user:user /dev/ttyACM0
For "user" you have to enter your Linux username.
Where "ttyACM0" may vary depending on how many devices you have connected, it also increments when you unplug and re-insert the device. Beside that it might be required to run the command several times before the application has access. You can just keep the application open and check if the device becomes available.
How do I check if the S4 monitor is connected correctly?
How can I row against my personal best time?
As soon as you have finished a race or training session, you can re-load it in the "me" section.
My-NOHrD is a special web application that allows you to train with a virtual assistant on NOHrD devices and WaterRower. If you get bored of exercising yourself at home, you can easily register an account in the web application: Register My-NOHrD
Registration in the application is free, while two plans are available: free access and paid monthly subscription. What do these plans contain?
Planning, creating and performing trainings.
Access to the private library of your workouts.
Access to the public training library.
Using previously saved workouts by other users.
Planning, creating and performing trainings.
Access to the private library of your workouts.
Access to the public training library.
Using previously saved workouts by other users.
Professional advice and opinions
Receiving training plans from a trainer
How does it look in practice?
The application is available in three languages: German, English and French. After registering and logging into your My-NOHrD account, you must register the serial number of the device you purchased to get access to training.
The application has been divided into 4 main sections: Dashboard (Summary panel), Devices, Coach (trainer), Library (training library).
To start training, go to the Dashboard tab and click on Create a Workout, then add the training you are interested in to the training plan. It is possible to create a training plan on different devices! Some workouts from other devices may require registration of the serial number.
Then click Continue, complete the training information we are interested in (Name, description) and click Save and Start. Get Ready!
After the training, a summary will be displayed and the training will be saved to our library. Isn't it a cool solution to compare lonely training at home?
We invite you to use the My-NOHrD application!
If you still have enough? We have one more application compatible with Android ;) Check Coxswain!
Coxswain helps you organize your rowing: Connect your Android device to your Waterrower and choose your training program:
record your workout while watching Youtube videos or other media (choose an intent to be executed on training start),
row against previous workouts,
adjust the workout display (long press to choice from distance, duration, strokes, energy, speed, pulse, stroke rate, stroke ratio, time, split, average split, delta distance, delta duration),
export your workout to TCX (Training Center XML) to import it into your favorite fitness tracking App or service,
export your workout to your calendar,
export your workout to Google Fit (experimental),
read heart rate from your Waterrower, Android sensor or a connected Bluetooth LE/Ant+ device.
USB On-The-Go (OTG) capable Android device,
Cable USB-MINI Male (Monitor S4 V2) -> Your Android device,
goes back to the late 1980s. Then American John Duke developed easy-to-use rowing equipment. He assumed that training on land should simulate conditions that prevail on the water in the most similar way. So he invented the original and unique WaterRower water rowing machine.
are presented annually among others at the world's largest International Fairs. Currently, the WaterRower brand is very popular and its offer includes products available for sale both at home and abroad.
In 2008, the WaterRower brand
won the Plus X Awards perfection prize, which is the most important distinction in the world for innovation in technology, lifestyle and sport.
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