The WaterRower Oxbridge is hand crafted in solid Cherry wood. Like all woods, Cherry wood may vary in color from a red-brown to deep red. The wood will darken in color with exposure to light. For this reason all WaterRower Cherry wood components are kept in light free rooms to protect from shadowing. A new WaterRower Oxbridge will therefore appear quite light in color. The wood will however darken over time reaching a rich reddish hue.
Each WaterRower Oxbridge machine has been hand finished with three coats of Danish Oil giving a deep lustre and warmth to the wood. Cherry wood has been chosen due to its marvelous engineering properties, primary amongst these is its ability to absorb sound and vibration thus enhancing the WaterRower's quietness and smoothness of use.
Cherry wood, like all woods used in WaterRower Oxbridge's construction, is a premium hardwood with incredible longevity and dimensional stability.
For reasons of ecology, all our woods are harvested from replenishable forests.
Includes Series 4 Performance Monitor
The rowing stroke uses a vast combination of muscles. All the muscles, from the tips of the fingers holding the handle/oars, to the balls of the feet connected to the footboard/boat, all the muscles between these two points contribute to the rowing stroke By maximizing the muscle mass contributing to the exercise in this way, the WaterRower is unrivalled in benefit derived per unit of time. Other common aerobic exercise equipment like treadmills, cycles, ellipticals and even other rowing machines, use far less muscle mass, burn fewer calories and generating less exercise benefit.
Maximize Gain/Minimize Time
Many exercise machines claim to be King when it comes to calorie consumption rates.
The truth about calorie consumption, however, is that it relates to YOUR ability to produce the work, not the machines To burn 800 calories per hour, for example, on a treadmill, bike, elliptical, etc requires a very high (almost unsustainable) intensity of exercise
By spreading work over a wide range of muscles, rowing consumes calories in more muscles, allowing a high calorie consumption within the users limits of fatigue. Other exercises, recruiting fewer muscles, require far higher intensities or exercise to achieve the same calorie consumptions as rowing.
Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion, from legs totally extended to totally contracted and arms totally contracted to totally extended. Moving the joints through a full range of motion aids joint lubrication, joint mobility and overall Joint Health.
Rowing is a smooth, flowing action involving little to no impact on the joints. Note- Many mechanical rowers are jerky and jarring on the joints, and fail to emulate the smoothness of rowing and the WaterRower.
Rowing is a seated exercise removing the weight of the body from the injury-prone joints of the ankle, hip and knees. The load placed on the joints is controlled by the uses effort when rowing, not their body weight.
Rowing is suitable for all, young or old, male or female, big or small, fit or unfit .
Relaxing to the Mind
The WaterRower blends the tranquility of moving water, the warmth of wood, and the rhythm of motion.
These qualities combine to provide a naturally pleasurable activity. Invigorating the body while relaxing the mind.
Composed to capture the aesthetics of rowing, the WaterRower is enjoyable to use. The calming tones and smooth action encourages the user from stroke to stroke.
The symphony of these elements engage the user with a satisfaction which should be experienced.
WaterRower Oxbridge Rowing Machine Features
|Silky Smooth and Soothingly Silent||WaterRower Oxbridge silky smooth action makes it a pleasure to use, replicating not only the superb physical benefits of rowing but much of the aesthetic pleasure as well. Like rowing, the connection is fluid, there is no impact, jerkiness and jarring typical of lesser rowing machines.|
|Patented WaterFlywheel||Replicates the same physical dynamics as rowing, making its operation equally as peaceful. It replicates the physical dynamics of rowing, providing physiological benefits as well.|
|Space Saving||Stores conveniently upright in about the space of a dining room chair. The WaterRower's light wooden frame, the positioning of the WaterFlywheel close to the wheels, and the leverage effect provided by the rails, makes lifting almost effortless.|
|Wooden Frame||Solid Cherry Wood construction absorbs impact, dampens sound and vibration, making the WaterRower Cambridge quiet and soothing to use. The wooden frame is designed for a lifetime of use, looking stylish for many years and like many wooden artifacts, improves with age|
|Ergonomic Seat and Footrests||Molded for comfort and stability|
|Polycarbonate Tank||Virtually indestructible and sealed tight|
|Adjustable Resistance||Simply add or remove water in the tank to increase or decrease resistance|
|Construction||The WaterRower Oxbridge is hand crafted in solid Cherry Wood and finished with three coats of Danish Oil|
|Readouts||Displays intensity in m/s (meters per second), mph (mile per hour), /500m (time per 500 meters), /2km (time per 2 kilometers), watts and Kcalories per hour. It Displays Strokerate, Heart-rate (with optional heart-rate attachment), Distance in units of meters, kilometers, miles and total strokes and duration|
|QuickStart Feature||Simply press the On button and the monitor is ready for use, away you row|
|QuickSelect Feature||Most common applications are accessible by pressing just one button and using the navigation button accordingly|
|AutoStore Feature||Automatically stores the last 9 historic workout settings for easy recall|
|AutoPreview Function||When stored programs are previewed in their memory location, or when they are loaded ready for a work out, the settings are scrolled through for viewing|
|Zone Feature||Set your desired intensity, stroke rate or heart rate zone and you are alerted when you are above or below the zone|
|ZoneBar Feature||When you are inside your zone the zone bar tells you where you are within your zone|
|Distance Workout Feature||Set a desired distance and work down to zero, average workout statistics will show upon completion along with the total time|
|Duration Workout Feature||Set a desired duration and work down to zero, average workout statistics will show upon completion along with the total distance|
|Interval Workout Feature||Set a up to 9 work intervals (of distance or duration) separated by rest durations. Receive alarms and statistics at the interval end|
|PC Interface||Link the S4 Monitor to your PC and have access to a wide variety of 3rd party and open source software|
S4 Monitor - Advanced Monitor Settings
|Manual Workouts Settings Storage||Manually store workout settings in one of 9 storage location independent of the AutoStore feature|
|Manual Workouts Settings Retrieval||Manually retrieve settings stored above|
|Projected Duration||View projected workout duration during distance workouts|
|Projected Distance||View projected workout distance during duration workouts|
|Ratio||View the ratio between the power and recovery parts of the stroke|
|Advanced Heart Rate Analysis||View Maximum (peak) heart rate - the maximum heart rate achieved, Time spent above the desired heart rate zone, Time spent in the desired heart rate zone, Time spent below the desired heart rate zone|
|Prognostics||View your prognostics (the % of a defined 2km time)|
|Set Tank Volume||Input the volume of water in the tank, necessary in calculation of power (watts)|
|Total Machine Distance||View the total distance that the machine has traveled|
|Dimensions||19 in. H x 21 in. W x 83 in. L|
|Weight||66 lbs (Dry) / 117 lbs (w/ Water)|
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