- The wooden frame can`t blend-in with some gyms
- The price
There are not many rowing machines capable of delivering such a complex workout. In theory, the machine works 84% of the muscles in your body. This will largely depend on the effort you put in, but your muscles will benefit from a full range of motion that works both ways: toning the muscles and helping the cardiovascular system.
So you get a complete workout plus a machine that looks apart, made from Ash wood that is Honey Oak stained and hand finished with Danish oil.
The rower looks great due to the use of Ash wood. It will be a great addition to any environment but may not integrate so well with other metal equipment in the gym.
The wooden construction means the frame has the capacity to absorb some vibration from the movements which means less overall noise. It will also prove to be a solid, future-proof option as it has the capacity to withstand weight of up to 1.000 pounds. The dimensions are reasonable and can work both outdoor on the warm days an indoors. It is not very heavy (117 pounds with water) and can be thus moved around the house.
But even a great looking machine is nothing without a solid performance. The rower doesn`t fail even in this department. The monitor is complex and displays information such as:
- Workout intensity
- Workout duration
- Heart rate
- Stroke rate
- Compatible with a hear rate chest strap
The water flywheel system helps you achieve natural movements. The system has other advantages also. For example it doesn`t require lubricating. In terms of a workout, the system delivers more results the more effort is put in. The faster you row the more resistance you will feel, but without the bumpiness of most machines.
The WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor is one of the most intriguing machines on the market. It manages to bring in top features with innovative ideas such as the wooden frame without compromising on performance.
All the features work great together as we`ve seen many manufacturers struggling to achieve this with the implementation of newer features. It will prove to be a good, long-lasting machine for every person and if you don`t mind the price you`ll get the most natural rowing experience you can get with a rower.