Advantages Nice Design, Good Workout
Disadvantages Not as good as similar priced ergos, Water Goes Green
I bought my Water Rower a couple of years ago. As a rower I thought i'd use it at home for some additonal training. It is quite expensive... but good quality ergos are..The water rower is well built and nice to look at. It is more comfortable than other ergos but lacks some of the functionality of conventional rowing machines like the Concept 2.
The paddle make a satistying "Swoosh" noise when you take a stroke.The main problem with the water rower is the difficulty in calibrating it. It is difficult to compare your times on it with another rowing machine because the resistance is inconsistent. In order to alter the resistance you must fill up the tank with more or less water.
The computer which allows you to program your workout is not as advanced on some rowing machines. It does not give you a "Split" for instance (your time to row 500m).You can set time or distance based workouts as well as do interval training. There is also some scope for connecting a heart rate monitor.
All in all the water rower is a beautiful piece of gym equipment. While I wouldn' t recommend it for a keen rower for anyone else it is an excellent workout.The only problem I have had with mine has been that the water in the tank has gone green and I have found it hard to clean.
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