Water Rower Classic Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor review

The Water Rower Classic Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor is hand crafted in solid American Black Walnut. Like all woods, Black Walnut may vary in color from a rich brown to purple-black.


The WaterRower Classic Rower has been hand finished with three coats of Danish Oil giving a deep luster an warmth to the wood.

For reasons of ecology, all our woods are harvested from replenishable forests.

The Water Rower Classic Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor is unsurpassed in terms of design refinement.

Smooth, silent and storing conveniently upright the WaterRower Classic Rower is perfect for any user and in any environment.

WaterRower Classic Rowing Machine in Black Walnut with S4 Monitor
  • Handcrafted rowing machine with "water flywheel" that replicates actual rowing feel
  • Flywheel sits in enclosed water tank to provide smooth, quiet, self-regulated resistance
  • Series 4 performance monitor tracks workout intensity, stroke rate, heart rate, and more
  • Solid black walnut construction absorbs sound and vibration; hand finished in Danish oil
  • Stores upright; measures 84 x 21 x 22 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 117 pounds

Last update on 2020-01-14 / Links & Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The WaterRower Classic Rower has an unique patented WaterFlywheel has been designed to emulate the dynamics of a boat moving through water.

Rowing has long been recognized as the perfect aerobic pursuit, with naturally smooth and flowing movements that don't tax the joints but do boost the heart rate.

Now you can take your rowing experience to the next level with the WaterRower Classic rowing machine.

As a result, the machine has no moving parts that can wear out over time (even the recoil belt and pulleys don't require lubricating or maintaining).

More significantly, the water tank and flywheel create a self-regulating resistance system that eliminates the need for a motor.

The only limit to how fast you can row is your strength and your ability to overcome drag.

Designed with an obsession for detail, the WaterRower Classic Rower is unmatched by any other fitness equipment.

The overriding design philosophy of the Water Rower has achieved “beauty by simplicity”.

Every detail has been resolved to compliment the overall appearance and performance of the machine.

Add up all the benefits of the WaterRower Classic Rower and it's no wonder more and more people are stepping off the stationary bike and strapping into a rower.

People are catching on that they could be getting so much more out of their workout in the same amount of time.

Medical Professionals and Physical Therapists trust the benefits of the Classic Rower as an excellent cardio exercise.

Because the WaterRower Classic Rower has a precision sprag clutch engages the instant the handle is pulled there is no jerkiness or jarring at the beginning of the stroke.

The Classic Rower has a frame that is wooden and much of the mechanical vibration typical of other exercise machinery is dampened.

Call 1-800-875-9145 to speak with one of our fitness advisors with any questions you may have about the WaterRower Classic Rower.

Get an amazing cardio workout with the WaterRower Classic Rower.

Let's not forget the benefits of using this incrediable rower for rehab and runners because of it's low impact alternative to other activities.

For those who are overweight, the sliding seat displaces ones weight so the load on their body is less and they can make a smooth transition to other activities as the weight comes off.

Using the WaterRower Classic Rower start with a powerful leg push — called the catch in rowing terminology.

Using the WaterRower Classic Rower you will be enging the midsection muscles. The force generated by your legs must be transmitted to the handle of the rower through your back and arms.

Your core includes your rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, obliques and erector spinae. Your erector spinae also actively extends your lower back as you lean backward slightly.

Pulling your arms and shoulders back as you draw the WaterRower Classic Rower handle into your midsection involves several muscles around your upper back and shoulders.

Located on the front of your upper arm, your biceps are responsible for bending your elbows and pulling the handle of the rower into your midsection to complete your rowing stroke.

Your hamstrings contract to bend your knees and add to your forward momentum.

When you decide to improve your health, your first step should be purchasing the WaterRower Classic Rower.

If you join a gym, regular rowing workouts are an ideal way to work toward maximum physical fitness.

Using a rowing machine can help to build and tone your muscles, strengthen your cardiovascular function and increase your stamina.

Rowing machines are particularly effective for older fitness enthusiasts because they place no strain on your back and joints.

Rowing with the WaterRower Classic Rower burns calories rapidly, making it a suitable addition to your workout regimen if weight loss is your chief priority.

A vigorous workout on a rowing machine can burn about 377 calories in 30 minutes for an individual who weighs 185 pounds, notes Harvard Health Publications.

Frequent rowing can help you work toward the calorie deficit that is integral to weight loss.

Using the WaterRower Classic Rower is an endurance exercise that increases heart function and uses carbohydrates to provide the energy required to exercise.

Keeping the rowing machine tension at a low level allows you to maintain a high rate of speed with little resistance in order to reach and maintain an aerobic state.

Aerobic exercise improves lung, heart and circulation systems and is the cornerstone of an effective exercise routine, according to MayoClinic.com.

Rowing uses virtually every major muscle group in your body.

They also use upper-body muscles, strengthening the back, shoulders and arms. The trunk and core are engaged in the exercise as the rower performs each stroke.

You can adjust the WaterRower Classic Rower to create a tighter resistance to increase the rate at which you build muscle.

If you'd rather perform a rowing workout at home than in the gym, your best buy will be the WaterRower Classic Rower — the WaterRower Classic Rower folds and stores out of sight.

If you're short on time, place your rowing machine in front of the TV to exercise as you relax in the evening. MayoClinic.com reports that physical activity stimulates pleasure centers in the brain.

Cardiovascular workouts, in particular, increase the amount of endorphins released in the body, which can reduce stress and even lift feelings of depression.

More Details

Height: 20 inches;Width: 22.25 inches;Length: 82.25 inches;Weight: 66.5 lbs.

Water Rower Classic Rowing Machine is inbuilt the 4th series of the Multifunctional Performance Monitor which was tailored to be friendly user and ought to perform one-touch start for new users. It also has other advanced functions for experienced athletes.

With the S4 monitor, it has 5 different windows so that you are able to see all the information when beginning your exercising, which are Stroke Rate Window, Intensity Window, Duration Window, Distance Window, and Heart-Rate Window.

This machine uses water resistance system to support you imitate the physics of rowing a cycle. It also has a water flywheel which includes two paddles in an enclosed tank of water. The water flywheel offers smooth, quiet resistance and durable than other alternations.

With 6 preset workouts, you are able to make it easy to establish a workout program based on a desired distance or duration as well.

The machine has an interval workout feature so that you can adjust up to 9 programs and also get separate databases for each. And the console can save the previous 9 workout sessions for comparison and provide quick new programs.

Water Rower Classic Rowing Machine enables to work with wireless telemetry to offer a lot of readouts such as time spent above desired heart-rate zone, heart-rate increased, and time spent in the desired zone, etc. In other words, the alert system supports you stay focused on the desired zone.

The rower built from the Ashwood which is sustainable wood and using water for resistance as well. It also has a comparatively light carbon footprint.

WaterRower Classic Rowing Machine in Black Walnut with S4 Monitor
  • Handcrafted rowing machine with "water flywheel" that replicates actual rowing feel
  • Flywheel sits in enclosed water tank to provide smooth, quiet, self-regulated resistance
  • Series 4 performance monitor tracks workout intensity, stroke rate, heart rate, and more
  • Solid black walnut construction absorbs sound and vibration; hand finished in Danish oil
  • Stores upright; measures 84 x 21 x 22 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 117 pounds

Last update on 2020-01-14 / Links & Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

User Reviews

Review 1

After reading so many fantastic reviews I purchased the Classic model. Before I write what I think are the negative aspects I'll say that it gives a great workout! That is pretty obvious and I don't think that part is arguable. The disappointment began while unpacking. The wood parts were wrapped fairly well and did not have damage but there were several scratches that I had to sand out and re-oil. It appears that they were there before shipping. Putting it together would have been fast and easy- except 2 of the bolts were bent at about 15 degrees and would not fit. I had to wrap with tape and bend with vice grips. After getting it all together the rower worked well for about a week. I started to notice an annoying kind of popping sound from the left rail as the wheels rolled over on each stroke and recovery. It seems the plastic that the wheels ride on is not flat or adhered well to the rail. It isn't very loud but I can hear it well and it gets my attention, spoiling the nice sound of the water. Really disturbing. Support at WaterRower would like a video of the issue. Seems like an obvious issue and could swap out with a rail that is good instead of me trying to make a video of this small sound while moving the seat back and forth. For a $1500 machine the quality control- or lack of it is disturbing. Having to jump through a bunch of hoops because they are too cheap to just send a part is even more so. Perhaps I am being difficult but it is upsetting to have something touted as so great but put together like a $200 piece of junk. Another complaint would be the lack of any back lighting on the monitor. Really cannot see it if the lights are low. Being able to remove the monitor to attach to a PC wouldn't hurt either. While it gives a good workout the rower really suffers from poor manufacturing.

Review 2

I don't know how this machine compares to others. I have no idea. Here's what I know: I've had treadmills and elliptical machines, weight benches and several exercise appliances from infomercials. They all work exactly like they should if you use the equipment on a consistent basis. That's where the problem comes in. I would always give up eventually and the machine would sit in the corner, covered with my laundry, laughing at me. I bought this rower without ever even trying one at the gym because I was desperate to do something (and I voted for Frank Underwood). This was the one machine I was not only able to stick with, but I now eagerly look forward to using. It started a chain reaction that changed everything. You know those incredible before/after transformation pictures you see on weight loss shows? I'm one of those guys now. Rowing is like a 'secret' in the fitness world in the way there is so little emphasis. However, in terms of results, it is so much more efficient. It works your upper and lower body at the same time, huge cardio/fat burner and builds muscle like crazy. I'm glad I'm in on the secret too.

Review 3

Assembly was challenging. One of the rails could not be attached because the embedded screw in the cross-beam was too crooked to fit into the hole on the rail. I had to place a nut on it to protect the screws and tap until it was true enough cap nut to be attached. The foot board is slightly wider than the top board. I will sand this to match when I reapply the finish. This will need to be done because the wood has a dry, ashy appearance. The wood is beautiful and mostly uniform. This rowing machine is a nice product, but the build quality of the unit I received was disappointing. I felt lucky that the gashes in the carton did not damage the product as the packaging was optimistic. The leading competitor I use at the gym seems to provide slightly more resistance. It is beautiful and useful, but with room for improvement.

Review 4

Absolutely beautiful piece of functional furniture. I use this rower 3-5 times per week. The display is a little awkward and not nearly as advanced as the competition but for anyone short of a pro, it provides all the basic functions you could want. I've used plenty of rowers in gyms but this was my first purchase for home use. It was an excellent alternative to running outdoors in the winter and as an alternative to running when the legs need a little more recovery time. I have it set in the middle of it's resistance range and it is still plenty challenging. So there is a ton of adjustability in that regard. It's not quickly changed but for a single user device this doesn't matter. It's a different feeling than an air fan but I really like it.

Review 5

Exactly what I expected. Excellent design, materials, build and finish.
I chose to apply a coat of danish oil (which was included in shipment) to each part as I assembled it. So, my assembly time took about 2 hrs. If I did the assembly without the oiling process, I estimate it would have taken me 30-45 minutes.

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This rowing machine is also endurable, top-notch quality, affordable in price, and great guarantee policy to become a tremendous product for a while of using. In addition, it gives a high level of comfort which will help you increase your workouts. We highly recommended this product!

Cherry material comes with the premium hardwood grown in the US as well.

It also contains the Water Flywheel to make the overall image greater. Thanks to the Oxbridge Rowing Machine, you will feel comfortable and amazing like you are rowing a boat.

Water Rower Oxbridge Rowing Machine is made with a water flywheel which is a set of paddles in a water tank. The paddles offer quiet and smooth resistance like the boat paddles in a real body of water.

The cherry chosen for the Water Rower Oxbridge Rowing Machine is not only strong and beautiful enough but also soaks up vibrations for quiet rides and smooth.

Furthermore, Water Rower Oxbridge Rowing Machine is built from sustainable wood and the machine has a light carbon footprint.


Water Rower Classic Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor is excellent exercise equipment and this is also a smart investment in your health as well. Moreover, the modern design in each rower is a beautiful piece of decoration to your home.

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