WaterRower Oxbridge Cherry Wood Rowing Machine
The WaterRower Natural is hand crafted in solid Ash and stained Honey Oak for consistency of color. Each WaterRower Natural rowing machine has been hand finished with Danish Oil, giving a deep luster and warmth to the wood. The wood has been chosen due to its marvelous engineering properties; primary amongst these is its ability to absorb sound and vibration, enhancing the WaterRower Natural's smooth, quiet operation. The Natural, as with all WaterRowers, features patented WaterFlywheel technology, unrivaled in its replication of the resistance felt in on the water rowing.
Ash, like all woods used in WaterRower Natural construction, is a premium hardwood with incredible longevity and dimensional stability. For reasons of ecology, all WaterRower woods are harvested from replenishing forests.
Includes Series 4 Performance Monitor
|Frame Material||American Cherry wood (from sustainable forests)|
|Workout Monitor||S4 Performance Monitor|
|Heart Rate Monitoring||available for this model with additional kit (sold separately)|
|Dimension||In Use: Length - 82.25” / 209 cm, Width - 22.25” / 57 cm, Height - 20” / 51 cm, Stored: Depth - 20” / 51 cm, Width - 22.25” / 57 cm, Height - 82.25” / 209 cm, Weight: 66.5 lbs / 30.5 kg (dry), 103.5 lb / 47 kg (17 l of water)|
|Warranty||3 Year Parts / 5 Year Frame|
The WaterRower’s unique WaterFlywheel design uses a specially formed paddle to cup the moving water, reduce slippage and produce an unrivaled simulation of the benefits of rowing.
NO JERKING OR JARRING
There is no jerkiness or jarring which is often associated with conventional mechanical rowing machines making the exercise unpleasant; only smooth even load, kind to the body, and relaxing to the mind.
There is no "solid" connection between user and the moving water, simply an immersed paddle which dampens out any detrimental mechanical feel Providing some "give" is essential for accommodating bad or developing technique, lessening the risk of injury.
A uniform stroke is essential to spreading the work more evenly over the muscle groups, working the muscle groups in proportion to their strength, optimizing exercise benefit while reducing risk of injury.
HOW IT WORKS
The WaterRower’s unique WaterFlywheel has been designed to reproduce the precise physical dynamics of a moving boat; the surest way to replicate the physiological benefits and aesthetic pleasure of rowing.
SELF REGULATED RESISTANCE
Like rowing, the WaterFlywheel does not apply resistance to you, you apply work to it; you are the engine. By the “rule of cubes”, the amount of work you apply dictates the speed at which you row. From a gentle paddle to a “give it your all” workout, you are in control When rowing, remember, you are the engine. The amount of work you do is dependent on you, not on the machine.
The more work you do, the more resistance/drag you can overcome, and the faster you move. The speed which you can maintain is dependent on the level of work you can maintain and, again, is limited only by you. Row harder and you go faster, row easier and you go slower. This is the self-paced nature of the WaterRower and Rowing and allows Anyone to row regardless of age, sex, size of level of fitness.
RULE OF CUBES
The resistance in rowing is due to the drag of the water moving over the hull of the boat by the laws of hydrodynamics, this resistance/drag varies to the cube of the velocity/speed. The rule of cubes therefore dictates that a doubling of the speed of the boat will require an eight-fold increase in resistance. Like rowing, the WaterFlywheel’s resistance is increased by increasing speed. If you want more resistance then try to go faster. The outcome is that the resistance when rowing is infinite and infinitely variable.
THE PERFECT EXERCISE
WORKS 84% OF YOUR MUSCLE MASS
The rowing stroke uses 84% of the Muscle Mass. From the tips of the fingers holding the handle/oars, to the balls of the feet connected to the footboard/boat, all the muscles between these two points contribute to the rowing stroke.
By maximizing the muscle mass contributing to the exercise in this way, the WaterRower is unrivalled in benefit derived per unit of time. Other common aerobic exercise equipment such as treadmills, cycles, ellipticals, even other rowing machines, use far less muscle mass, burn fewer calories, and generate less exercise benefit.
Rowing is the best exercise for arthritis. Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion and does so with minimal impact and no body weight on the joints. Making it one of the best exercises for joint pain sufferers. Rowing is a seated exercise removing the weight of the body from the injury-prone joints of the ankle, hip and knees. The load placed on the joints is controlled by the user's effort when rowing, not their body weight. Rowing is suitable for all, young or old, male or female, big or small, fit or unfit.
Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion, from legs totally extended to totally contracted and arms totally contracted to totally extended. Moving the joints through a full range of motion aids joint lubrication, joint mobility and overall Joint Health. Rowing is a smooth, flowing action involving little to no impact on the joints. Note - Many mechanical rowers are jerky and jarring on the joints, and fail to emulate the smoothness of rowing and the WaterRower.
RELAXING TO THE MIND
Harmony evolves from a natural balance of elements. The WaterRower blends the tranquility of moving water, the warmth of wood, and the rhythm of motion. These qualities combine to provide a naturally pleasurable activity. Invigorating the body while relaxing the mind. Composed to capture the aesthetics of rowing, the WaterRower is enjoyable to use. The calming tones and smooth action encourage the user from stroke to stroke. The symphony of these elements engages the user with a satisfaction which should be experienced.
BURN UP TO 1000 CALORIES PER HOUR
Maximize Gain, Minimize Time - rowing does so with a far lower perceived level of exertion than other aerobic exercises. Many exercise machines claim to be King when it comes to calorie consumption rates.
The truth about calorie consumption, however, is that it relates to YOUR ability to produce the work, not the machines To burn 800 calories per hour, for example, on a treadmill, bike, elliptical, etc requires a very high (almost unsustainable) intensity of exercise
By spreading work over a wide range of muscles, rowing consumes calories in more muscles, allowing a high calorie consumption within the user's limits of fatigue. Other exercises, recruiting fewer muscles, require far higher intensities or exercise to achieve the same calorie consumptions as rowing.
THE FINEST SUSTAINABLE HARDWOODS
WaterRower’s wooden models are handcrafted from a selection of the world’s finest sustainable hardwoods.
THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS
Our Verified Sustainable Hardwoods are sourced from the Appalachian Mountain region of the eastern United States (see map), where planting rates exceed harvest rates by an average multiple of 2.29. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Inventory and Analysis research has found that annual timber harvest levels in the 344-county Appalachian Hardwood Region have been substantially less than net annual growth for more than 50 years. Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. (AHMI) has verified data from the U.S. Forest Service that timber harvesting from the Appalachian Hardwood Territory as defined by AHMI is able to meet present needs without compromising those of future generations sustainably. The Appalachian Hardwood Timber resource includes more than 65.4 million acres in the eastern United States and provides the world with a bounty of the finest hardwood species. AHMI is an association of lumber producers and suppliers who manufacture and distribute the lumber and products from this region.
THE APPALACHIAN FOREST IS
- Growing an average of 2.29 trees for every tree that is harvested
- Growing in 12 states in the eastern U.S. with more than 65 million acres
- Growing Oak, Maple, Cherry, Poplar, Walnut, Ash, Beech, Birch, Hickory, & Basswood
- Growing "Green" Lumber Resources for your products and customers
HAND MADE IN USA
As we enter our 30th year in the industry, WaterRower continues to combine stylish design, handcrafted workmanship, our unique WaterFlywheel resistance and ethically sourced materials to create the world’s finest rowing simulator.
An American Fitness Brand, our vast assortment of rowing machines, of which all are manufactured in the quintessential coastal New England town of Warren, Rhode Island, can be found within expansive health clubs, luxury hotels and boutique fitness studios throughout the world.
THE BLUE PRINT TO FITNESS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
Designed in the mid '80s by Yale and US National Team Rower John Duke who formed WaterRower Inc in 1988 in Rhode Island, in the North Eastern United States. Today our Americas Headquarters continues to be based in Rhode Island, in the small coastal town of Warren
WaterRower (UK) Ltd was formed in 1991 to market and distribute the WaterRower throughout Europe under license to WaterRower Inc. Initially with offices in Fulham, London, a 1993 agreement provided WaterRower (UK) Ltd with the additional right to manufacture the WaterRower for Europe. Workshops were established in the idyllic stately home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton Manor
In 1995 the UK offices and workshop were combined under one roof in Ravenscourt Park, in West London, and moved to larger premises in nearby Acton in 2005. The Acton offices remains the European Headquarters to this day.
A 1998 merger brought the two entities, WaterRower Inc and WaterRower (UK) Ltd under common ownership. Today WaterRower’s Board of Directors meets in London.
In 2000 WaterRower Australia Pty Ltd was formed, to service Australasia and the Asian Region on the way to creating a global network of offices to service our markets and customers.
Today WaterRower has over 250 staff in 15 global offices while manufacturing all our products in the Warren facility.
With the CITYROW GO at-home rowing app* you can take on-demand classes featuring rowing, cardio, strength training and more from top NYC instructors. CITYROW GO classes offer high-intensity sweat, low-impact burn and total body results. Watch on your phone, tablet, or cast to your smart TV using any rowing machine. For the fully connected experience, use the ComModule available for the S4 monitor or purchase the CITYROW GO Machine by WaterRower.
Learn more at www.cityrow.com
* Get Your Free 2 weeks trial with CITYROW GO. Requires a paid subscription at go.cityrow.com
WaterRower Connect+ turns your handheld device into a WaterRower performance monitor. View workout data in real time as you row. Performance metrics displayed include Distance Rowed, 500m Split Time, Watts, Time and Stroke Rate.
Workout information is stored in the WaterRower Connect History for future analysis and comparison.
+ WaterRower Connect is only compatible with WaterRower models that feature the S4 Performance Monitor fitted with Bluetooth ComModule.
Take your interactive rowing experience to the next level with SmartRow. With its innovative True Performance sensor, SmartRow++ calculates the absolute wattage applied by the user throughout each stroke, ensuring the most accurate ergometer measurement within the Rowing Machine Category. The SmartRow App (together with the SmartRow-conversion) will turn your WaterRower into a lab grade ergometer. It will not only show you power, distance, work-per-stroke, calories etc., it will show you each force-curve, heart rate graph and much, much more! It keeps track of your workouts, and even shows you well-known fitness metrics like 'Watts-per-Beat' and 'Watts-per-Kilogram'.
++ The smartrow App requires the purchase of the SmartRow hardware.
Kinomap*app turns your rowing machine into a powerful and fun fitness device.
Choose a video and train on the Kinomap app. Watch your icon progress on the map as you follow the video. The app will change incline or resistance on your equipment to follow each video you choose in real time.
Join contestants all around the world and challenge them LIVE through multiplayer scheduled sessions or train on your own.
* Kinomap is only compatible with WaterRower models that feature the S4 Performance Monitor fitted with Bluetooth ComModule.
WATERROWER BLUETOOTH HARDWARE
The WaterRower ComModule allows you to have an interactive rowing experience by turning your S4 Performance Monitor+ into a Bluetooth® enabled device. Enjoy connecting to WaterRower and Third-Party developed apps via your Android or iOS devices.
Take your interactive rowing experience to the next level with SmartRow.
With its innovative True Performance sensor, SmartRow calculates the absolute wattage applied by the user throughout each stroke, ensuring the most accurate ergometer measurement within the Rowing Machine Category.
WaterRower Oxbridge Rowing Machine Features
|Silky Smooth and Soothingly Silent||WaterRower Oxbridge silky smooth action makes it a pleasure to use, replicating not only the superb physical benefits of rowing but much of the aesthetic pleasure as well. Like rowing, the connection is fluid, there is no impact, jerkiness and jarring typical of lesser rowing machines.|
|Patented WaterFlywheel||Replicates the same physical dynamics as rowing, making its operation equally as peaceful. It replicates the physical dynamics of rowing, providing physiological benefits as well.|
|Space Saving||Stores conveniently upright in about the space of a dining room chair. The WaterRower's light wooden frame, the positioning of the WaterFlywheel close to the wheels, and the leverage effect provided by the rails, makes lifting almost effortless.|
|Wooden Frame||Solid Cherry Wood construction absorbs impact, dampens sound and vibration, making the WaterRower Cambridge quiet and soothing to use. The wooden frame is designed for a lifetime of use, looking stylish for many years and like many wooden artifacts, improves with age|
|Ergonomic Seat and Footrests||Molded for comfort and stability|
|Polycarbonate Tank||Virtually indestructible and sealed tight|
|Adjustable Resistance||Simply add or remove water in the tank to increase or decrease resistance|
|Construction||The WaterRower Oxbridge is hand crafted in solid Cherry Wood and finished with three coats of Danish Oil|
|Readouts||Displays intensity in m/s (meters per second), mph (mile per hour), /500m (time per 500 meters), /2km (time per 2 kilometers), watts and Kcalories per hour. It Displays Strokerate, Heart-rate (with optional heart-rate attachment), Distance in units of meters, kilometers, miles and total strokes and duration|
|QuickStart Feature||Simply press the On button and the monitor is ready for use, away you row|
|QuickSelect Feature||Most common applications are accessible by pressing just one button and using the navigation button accordingly|
|AutoStore Feature||Automatically stores the last 9 historic workout settings for easy recall|
|AutoPreview Function||When stored programs are previewed in their memory location, or when they are loaded ready for a work out, the settings are scrolled through for viewing|
|Zone Feature||Set your desired intensity, stroke rate or heart rate zone and you are alerted when you are above or below the zone|
|ZoneBar Feature||When you are inside your zone the zone bar tells you where you are within your zone|
|Distance Workout Feature||Set a desired distance and work down to zero, average workout statistics will show upon completion along with the total time|
|Duration Workout Feature||Set a desired duration and work down to zero, average workout statistics will show upon completion along with the total distance|
|Interval Workout Feature||Set a up to 9 work intervals (of distance or duration) separated by rest durations. Receive alarms and statistics at the interval end|
|PC Interface||Link the S4 Monitor to your PC and have access to a wide variety of 3rd party and open source software|
S4 Monitor - Advanced Monitor Settings
|Manual Workouts Settings Storage||Manually store workout settings in one of 9 storage location independent of the AutoStore feature|
|Manual Workouts Settings Retrieval||Manually retrieve settings stored above|
|Projected Duration||View projected workout duration during distance workouts|
|Projected Distance||View projected workout distance during duration workouts|
|Ratio||View the ratio between the power and recovery parts of the stroke|
|Advanced Heart Rate Analysis||View Maximum (peak) heart rate - the maximum heart rate achieved, Time spent above the desired heart rate zone, Time spent in the desired heart rate zone, Time spent below the desired heart rate zone|
|Prognostics||View your prognostics (the % of a defined 2km time)|
|Set Tank Volume||Input the volume of water in the tank, necessary in calculation of power (watts)|
|Total Machine Distance||View the total distance that the machine has traveled|
|Dimensions||19 in. H x 21 in. W x 83 in. L|
|Weight||66 lbs (Dry) / 117 lbs (w/ Water)|
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The unit was ordered in deep covid times and delivery was made, in the end, as promised and with good communications. Unit setup was easy. A beautiful machine. Works smoothly; stores neatly, etc. Bluetooth transmitter, ordered from Waterrower directly turns out to be primitive in design, limited in function and apparently as good as it's gonna get. The footboard design is similarly unhappy making. Hacks will nr required. Nothing to do with the Fitness Outlet people at all. They did their part. The workouts are solid and we are happy.