Meet Hydrow: A First Look

Leanne Yenush

Hydrow was conceptualized and built by a team of engineers, designers, rowers and exercise scientists who set out to create more than just an in-home rower. Here’s a look at the key features that enable Hydrow to give users an immersive exercise experience unlike any other.

High Tech, High Performance

Hydrow’s innovative Live Outdoor Reality™ (LOR) technology not only delivers world-class rowing instruction in real time, but does so while leveraging state-of-the-art features that bring the sights, sounds and physical experience of rowing on the water -- making Hydrow the closest you can get to an on-river experience without actually leaving your home. Hydrow features a 22-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel HD sweat- and dust-resistant touchscreen, giving you an impressive view of the water as you row. Shot from the rower’s perspective, Hydrow workouts place you right inside the boat, allowing you to row in perfect synchronicity with your trainer -- just like the real thing. High-quality, front-facing speakers let you hear every stroke, wave and splash along the way. Built-in Bluetooth capabilities allow you to connect to headphones and a heart rate monitor to truly maximize your workout experience.

Indoor Rowing, Elevated

Hydrow’s electromagnetic resistance mechanism improves the feel of the rowing, ensuring smooth, efficient strokes. With Hydrow, your strokes are near-silent, so you’ll never have to worry about disturbing sleeping kids, spouses or roommates when squeezing in an early morning or late night row. Digital adjustable resistance allows you to feel like you’re on a single scull, an eight-person boat or a traditional rowing machine, giving you virtually countless ways to workout.

Form + Function

Hydrow is designed to fit into your life seamlessly. Hydrow measures 85”L x 25”W, weighs 130 pounds and can be folded upright for vertical storage, making it an ideal option for even the tightest of spaces. With its sleek, sophisticated design, Hydrow makes a modern, attractive addition to any room in the home, and won’t become another piece of fitness equipment relegated to a basement or garage.

Built to Last

Hydrow works just as hard as you do. Hydrow’s aluminum and steel frame and anthracite polymer body make it strong enough to withstand even the most grueling workouts, and capable of supporting users up to 375 pounds, with inseams up to 36 inches. With commercial-grade components tested to last over 3 million cycles, Hydrow is built to last.

The Hydrow Difference

Hydrow is designed to do more than simply give users a fantastic workout, or create a fun backdrop for you to row against. Hydrow emulates one of the most important aspects of rowing -- that distinct sense of camaraderie, commitment and belonging that only comes from being a part of a team that moves together in exact synchronicity. And whether you’re a crew novice or a seasoned veteran -- we couldn’t be prouder to have you on the Hydrow team.