The WaterRower rowing machine Is now compatible with asensei

The WaterRower rowing machine Is now compatible with asensei


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Invented by Yale University engineer and USA Rowing National Team candidate John Duke in 1988, the WaterRower has been hand-built in North America from fine Appalachian hard woods for nearly 35 years. The enduring appeal of this machine comes thanks to its impeccable marriage of form and function; harnessing water resistance to replicate the sensory experience and many physiological benefits of real rowing, packaged in a beautifully minimal design.

Now it’s possible to further upgrade the experience of the award winning WaterRower by pairing it with asensei, the app that makes rowing better, giving you structured & personalized workouts and coaching. asensei features hundreds of diverse, fun and educational workouts and structured programs from Olympic Champions like Eric Murray, British Rowing Master Trainer Clare Holman and studio fitness legend Johan Quie.

Why choose the WaterRower?

The full-body nature of working out on the WaterRower makes it one of the most effective workouts you can do, whether for burning fat, toning muscle or improving cardiac health. The benefits are felt from head to toe, with every stroke seeing almost 85% of the bodies total muscle mass recruited. The smooth, self regulating resistance generated by the water flywheel is easy on the back and creates zero impact on joints. It’s also nearly silent in use, producing nothing more than a satisfying whoosh as you drive water around the tank.

When not in use, your WaterRower can be just as pleasing, and easy, to live with. Hand built from a range of sustainably sourced timbers grown in the North American Appalachian Mountain ranges, the machine is beautifully designed with a timeless, minimal scandinavian style. Available in a selection of finishes to suit your interior, you can also easily stand the machine upright, where it will take up about as much space as a dining room chair when you aren’t using it.

Pairing with asensei allows you to enjoy world class workouts on one of the finest rowing machines, all from your own home.

Why choose asensei?

Pairing your WaterRower with asensei delivers a world of high quality, carefully guided training to the comfort of your own home. Train alongside world class athletes and follow personalised training plans to fully unlock the many fitness benefits of your WaterRower.

As you workout with the likes of Eric Murray, Dark Horse Rowing and Johan Quie, asensei continuously tracks your numbers in the background and then crunches the numbers and tailors your workouts accordingly - to help you reach your goals quickly and efficiently. With a more structured and informed approach to training, motivation and results come easier. Chart your improvements in the lifelong coaching journal and share your successes via the app.

asensei Training Plans

asensei and WaterRower, together with British Rowing master trainer Clare Holman created a program for new WaterRower users, with all of the information you need to get started - learn how to setup the machine, understand the fundamentals of rowing technique and experience a range of different rowing workouts so that you can figure out what works for you.  Find out more about this program: Embark - Start Rowing with WaterRower.

All of asensei's training plans work with the WaterRower when you have the ComModule addon.  Find out which program is right to hit your fitness goals in Our Favorite Indoor Rowing Training Programs.

What do I need?

Once you have downloaded the app, asensei is compatible with WaterRower rowing machines with Bluetooth support. This means that you must have a WaterRower with an S4 Performance Monitor and a ComModule installed.  To find out more about how the ComModule works read: ComModule - Connect Your WaterRower

Where to purchase a ComModule

If you already own a WaterRower with an S4 monitor and would like to purchase a ComModule to add Bluetooth functionality to your rowing machine you can do so here:

USA - https://www.waterrower.com/ca/commodule.html

UK - https://www.waterrower.co.uk/commodule

Germany - https://www.nohrd.com/de/waterrower-com-module.html

Others: https://www.nohrd.com/de/chose-country/

Advice for setting up your home gym

If you are looking to buy a WaterRower then you might want some practical inspiration for your home rowing gym setup?   We know that a rowing machine gives a great all-body workout, but it is a large piece of kit so careful thought needs to go into where you locate it and set it up.  Our Essential Guide to Indoor rowing At Home has everything you need to know and to help you choose the best location within the house check out the article Inspiration for your home rowing gym setup.  

Where to buy a WaterRower

To browse the WaterRower line and purchase, head to:

USA - waterrower.com

UK - waterrower.co.uk

Germany - www.nohrd.com/de/

Others: www.nohrd.com/de/chose-country/

Connection Steps

To connect asensei to your WaterRower with S4 Monitor and ComModule.

  1. Open the asensei app (or download from the appstore)
  2. Start a workout, asensei will prompt you to connect at the appropriate time. 
  3. Turn the S4 Performance Monitor on using the Power button.
  4. Press the button on the top of the ComModule which should flash Blue to indicate it is advertising (ready to connect).

The rowing machine will now be visible to asensei and should connect automatically. Once the connection is established the workout will progress without further intervention.  Your workout details will save automatically at the end of the session so that they can be reviewed anytime and they can be pushed to Apple Health so all your fitness results are in one location.

For troubleshooting and more detailed information check out our FAQ pages.

Maintenance of Your WaterRower

It's important to look after your WaterRower so that you get the best workout possible, avoid damage and maintain the resale value.  For advice on maintaining your WaterRower see this article: 5 ways you can keep your WaterRower in great shape

Download asensei today and try for FREE

Eric Murray asensei Rowing Coaching

asensei is free to download and you can trial a number of workouts, including the first 3 in the (RE)COMMIT program and let Eric calculate a 2k time that he can coach you to achieve in only 6 weeks.

All you need is an iPhone and access to an asensei Compatible rowing machine from Concept 2, WaterRower or FluidRower with a bluetooth capable monitor.download asensei from the appstore

If you wish to sign up for a membership giving access to all of asensei's coaching and workouts go to: www.asensei.com .

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