The WaterRower Classic is a water resistance rowing machine. It is suitable for anyone from beginners to pro athletes. It is a high-quality machine that looks good and has many great workout features.
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Pro Uses water resistance to simulate physics of rowing on water
The WaterRower is equipped with a water flywheel. Inside the flywheel there are paddles that spin as you start pulling on handles, thus creating friction with water and creating resistance. This is the closest thing that you can get to simulate rowing on water.
Pro Great build quality
This machine is hand-made and is one solid piece of equipment. It's made out of black walnut hardwood and is coated three times with danish oil. The water tank is made from polycarbonate, which is a material that's also used to make bulletproof windows.
Pro PC software stores your data and lets you compete against other users
The WaterRower can be connected to a PC and has its own software called We-Row. This software can be downloaded to your PC and it allows you to have rowing races against other WaterRower users. It also stores your training data.
Pro User friendly control panel
The WaterRower is equipped with Series 4 Multifunctional Performance Monitor. The display is divided into 5 parts in which you can see your stroke rate, intensity, duration, distance, and heart rate.
Pro Looks good
The WaterRower Classis is one of more aesthetically pleasing rowing machines. It’s handcrafted and made out of American Black Walnut. Because of this material, its color may vary from rich brown to purple-black.
Pro Easy storage
To store this machine all you have to do is to lift it up and stand it upright. When upright the rower measures 20 x 22.25 x 82.25 in.
Pro Fits almost any size user
This machine is suited for users up to 6 foot 4 " tall and can support a weight of up to 700 lbs.
Con Adjusting the resistance can be tedious
Adding more water to the tank will increase the resistance. If you want to decrease the resistance you have to drain some water from the tank.
At $1,495.00 it is one of the more expensive machines available.
Con The performance monitor is not backlit
There has to be some light if you want to be able to see the information on the screen.