- Heart rate receiver and chest strap not included
One of the best option on the market, the machine can work in some gyms and in most homes to provide the best overall indoor rowing experience. It is made to last and it comes with unique features such as the wooden frame and great preset programs such as interval training or PC connectivity which gives you access to further online programs such as WaterRower’s Rowing Community, WaterCoach FIT or WebRacing.
The machine has one of the best designs on the market. The wooden frame is stained with rosewood and Honey Oak with a beautiful Danish oil finish. The seat works on double railings for a smoother experience and the monitor is placed on a good viewing angle. The rower comes with an 8” height increase to help you get on and off the machine.
From the performance perspective it is hard to find a machine that works as well as this one. It uses a patented technology which uses the Flywheel technology with water resistance. Water has 800 times more density than air and the resistance increases as you increase your speed.
Every user will have a different, custom, experience as the level and technique of rowing will bring a personal workout experience. The monitor is also a great source of workouts and data as it includes an Autosave feature which is welcomed by advanced users. The monitor can track your distance and duration of the workout even with interval sessions. More advanced features include the ability to save manual settings, or input a projected duration for the workout. The monitor also has the ability to interpret advanced heart rate data. You can even set the water tank volume to tweak your workout experience.
If price is not an issue and you can afford to pay for this machine you will be very close to the best indoor rowing experience you can get. The build quality will ensure the machine will last for decades even with daily use.
One of the negatives of the machine is that you need to buy a separate kit to monitor heart rate readings, which at this level of a premium product should be included in the box. But overall, the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor & HiRise Attachment is one of the best machines on the market.