Rowing is an exercise that is said to engage 86 percent of your muscles and it burns a lot calories, like seriously lots. Thus, it is suffice say it is an efficient exercise, but not everyone can afford to hit the river or lake every evening to get their daily dose of rowing exercise. That’s not mention the hassle of bringing a boat to the nearest water body. This is exactly why there is Hydrow Live Outdoor Reality Rower. The product name sounds fancy and it probably is – in a good way.
For starter, it is a piece of fitness equipment that you won’t be ashamed to have it right smack in the living because, Hydrow looks like a piece of designer furniture. It comes outfitted with a sweat-proof 22-inch HD touchscreen monitor with built-in HiFi speakers, embedded camera, microphone, and the setup is ANT+-enabled and boasts both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Hydrow features smooth rowing strokes, digital adjustable resistance that’s barely audible, commercial grade durability tested to last over 3 million cycles, and an ergonomic design with easy grip handle, comfortable seat and of course, a natural rowing form. It can accommodate anyone from ages 10 to 100 years old (as long as the person is fit to do so, really) and weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg).
Understanding training needs motivation, Hydrow is especially design to motivate you to row along by engaging with inspiring trainers and breathtaking river locations. If so desire, you can even row together with your friends, as a team, or race each other. It offers you world-class trainers, including athletes training for the U.S. National Rowing Team, who are able to coach on the basics of rowing live, in real-time, from the river. There are also on demand instructions, pre-recorded or studio rowing sessions, available 24/7 too. If we are not wrong, this is the first of its kind in the world.
The idea of rowing to the soft chirps of birds, water gently running and the rhythm of the strokes, and the visual of an outdoor river or lake, are enough to make me scream, ‘shut up and take my money’, except for I don’t have the kind of money. It is not awfully pricey. At least it isn’t when it is still on Indiegogo where you can secure a unit for May 2019 delivery for 51 percent less at $1,299. Have a look at the product pitch video. After that, tell me you are not completely sold by the idea.
In case you are wondering, Hydrow is on a flexible goal campaign which means, it is taking pre-order; not quite looking to roll in funds per se. In any case, the campaign have received much love, drawing over 450 backers who contributed nearly $500K in funding. Not shabby at all.
All images courtesy of Hydrow.