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The WaterRower A1 Rowing Machine is hand crafted in solid Ash and features an Aluminium monorail design. It is fitted with the basic A1 Monitor. Each machine is unstained but hand finished with Danish Oil .This is Waterrower's newest model and a completely different design to their usual twin rail models. By their own admission, the new aluminium monorail is slightly less smooth of a ride than the twin rail versions but knowing Waterrower that still means its better than what any other manufacturers are producing (apart from Concept 2). Your feet are slightly wider apart which would make the rower feel different to a standard waterrower. For a great workout at home, you probably won't find a better quality monorail rower. Waterrowers are always great to use as they feel superb and have the disctinctive sound of water that helps you feel more like you're on a river than in a gym or exercise room. - The WaterRower A1 is hand crafted in solid Ash and features an Aluminium monorail design. Each machine is unstained but hand finished with Danish Oil.- The WaterRower's patented WaterFlywheel has been designed to emulate the exact dynamics as a boat moving through water; the objective of the exercise of rowing.- The outcome is an exercise with uncanny similarity to the "real thing"- Naturally Self Paced- anyone can row regardless of age, sex, size of level of fitness- Naturally Self Regulating Resistance- the WaterRower's patented WaterFlywheel alters resistance according to the users intensity. New flywheel made from high density plastic.- Naturally Even Stroke- works the muscle groups evenly, and in proportion to their strength.- Natural Fluid Connection- no jerkiness or jarring like conventional mechanical rowers.- Naturally Good for the Back- strengthens the posture and muscles of the core. S4 Features: - 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, strokerate or heartrate 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) heartrate- the maximum heartrate achieved, Time spent above the desired heartrate zone, Time spent in the desired heartrate zone, Time spent below the desired heartrate 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 travelled. WaterRower Heart Rate Monitoring - The WaterRower S4 Performance Monitor incorporates a Heartrate Monitoring feature. The Heartrate system used is a Polar system. The feature requires a Heartrate Receiver Box and a Polar Chest Belt (shown).- The System displays the Heart Rate in the Heartrate window.- You may also set your required Heart.