WaterRower Club Rowing Machine Review

Another good high end model to go with, the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine with S4 monitor comes with a great number of features that people will love. A solid and rugged design, being space efficient, and being smooth and quiet are just some of the bonuses you get with this rowing machine. This is a great rowing machine for anybody looking to get a serious workout.

Overview

The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor really is an awesome rowing machine. For some more info about it, just look at this little video.

WaterRower Rowing Machine

Main Features

For a quick overview of the main features, here they are.

  • Water flywheel for natural resistance.
  • Very smooth and quiet.
  • Solid wood construction – 1,000-pound weight limit.
  • Anti-scuff design.
  • Series 4 performance monitor.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Good for absorbing sound and vibration.
  • Very nice look.
  • Can be stored upright.

Dimensions & Weight

The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor is a fairly space friendly rowing machine option to go with, considering that it is a high end model. In terms of high end models, it is of an average size, keeping in mind that high end models do tend to be on the big side. However, its wood design does make it somewhat heavy.

  • Length: 84 inches (213 cm)
  • Width: 22 inches (56 cm)
  • Height: 21 inches (53 cm)
  • Weight: 117 pounds.

Warranty

The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor comes complete with a 1-year warranty on both the frame and all moving parts. There is a registration form you can fill out in order to upgrade the warranty to five years on the frame and 3 years on all moving parts.

Assembly

Assembling the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor should take about an hour at most. All you need is a basic tool kit including a screwdriver and wrench to get it together. You can pay an extra fee to have an expert come to your home to assemble it for you.

What We Like About The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor

The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor has some really neat features which you are going to love.

The water flywheel design is extremely intuitive. The fact that the resistance you face is based in water makes it feel as though you are actually rowing in a real boat. Moreover, the water flywheel is very intuitive in terms of providing you with resistance. The faster you stroke the more resistance will be provided for you due to the increased drag caused by the water. You can paddle less for less resistance or paddle faster and harder for more resistance. Many people love rowing machines with water flywheels because they are extremely smooth and quiet too.

Something that everyone will appreciate about the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor is that it is made out of solid wood. This thing features a solid ash construction so you know that it is going to last you a long time. Not only is the ash wood construction very durable and able to withstand a fair amount of punishment, but it also looks very nice too. This is a big reason why many commercial sporting centers will feature the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor. The wood design also does a good job at absorbing vibration for minimal noise and movement.

What is perhaps the most impressive about this wood design is that it allows the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor to be able to carry up to 1,000 pounds in user weight. That is probably more than virtually any other rowing machine out there can handle. On a side note, the back rails of this thing are specially designed so that they never scuff up your floor, plus the seat uses four corner wheels for a smooth and gentle glide along the rails.

The Series 4 Performance Monitor is another important feature that comes with the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood. The monitor is fairly comprehensive as it comes with six info and programming windows, quick selection buttons, and 3 navigation buttons. This monitor will keep track of things like workout intensity, stroke rate, heart rate, zone bar, total time, and distance. The Series 4 Performance Monitor is also compatible with a heart rate chest strap. Being able to keep track of your exercise goals is important, something which this monitor lets you do without question.

What We Don’t Like About The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor

Of course, there are a couple of bones that we need to pick when it comes to the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor.

While the water flywheel used is very good for being smooth and quiet, and even for replicating the feel of natural water, it does have a big drawback. The thing that many people may not like about the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor is that the resistance is not actually adjustable. Going faster or slower will increase or decrease resistance, but many find this to be overly tiring. Many people prefer a rowing machine where the resistance is manually adjustable.

Something else that is not so convenient about the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor is that it is extremely heavy. The bottom line is that the case needs to be filled with water in order for this machine to be functional. Well, water can be quite heavy and it causes this rowing machine to weigh close to 120 pounds. While this might be ok for a stationary item that is never intended to move, if you plan on putting it in a closet after every use, you are going to have a problem with this rowing machine.

Alternatives To The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor

Let’s quickly compare the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor to a couple of other high end choices out there.

WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor

In all reality, the WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor is more or less the same as the other model by WaterRower. The dimensions and weight are the same, it uses the same Series 4 performance monitor, it has the same shape and build qualities, and uses the same water flywheel too. Both of these models even cost the same amount of money, not to mention that they look virtually identical too. The only real difference is that this model is made out of solid ash wood and honey oak. More or less, this model looks like the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor, except with an unstained and more natural looking finish.

WaterRower Classic Rowing Machine in Black Walnut with S4 Monitor

Once again, the WaterRower Classic Rowing Machine in Black Walnut with S4 Monitor is also more or less the same as the WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor. It has the same water flywheel, the same weight and dimensions, the same shape and build, the same weight capacity, the same Series 4 performance monitor, and more. The only real difference is that this model is built with solid black walnut and is finished with Danish oil. In other words, the quality and the look of the wood is a little better than with the WaterRower Club as well as the WaterRower Natural. This is a fancy, high end, and professional looking model to go with.

Final Thoughts On The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor

The WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor is a good high end model to go with. The $1,100 (or so) dollars you are going to spend on this thing is definitely worth it. A smooth glide, a quiet operation, a solid build with a high weight capacity, and a pretty intuitive performance monitor make it a good find no doubt.

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