Using the same principles that govern the dynamics of a boat in water, the Indo-Row is outfitted with a "water flywheel" that consists of two paddles in an enclosed tank of water that provide smooth, quiet resistance, just like the paddles in an actual body of water. 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. As with real rowing, when you paddle faster, the increased drag provides more resistance. When you paddle slower, the resistance is less intense. The only limit to how fast you can row is your strength and your ability to overcome drag. And unlike conventional rowing machines, which tend to be jerky and jarring, the Indo-Row is remarkably smooth and fluid.
The Indo-Row's water tank and flywheel provide smooth, quiet resistance that feels just like real rowing.
The Indo-Row is outfitted with a patented monitor that's designed to balance technical sophistication with user-friendliness. The monitor--which includes three information windows--displays such details as distance covered, time covered, calories burned, current stroke rate, current speed (in mph), pace per 500 meters and 2 kilometers, watts, and kilocalories per hour. The monitor was actually designed for the Indo-Row group rowing class, a one-of-a-kind, full-body rowing workout taught by instructors throughout the U.S.
The rower includes a monitor designed for Indo-Row group rowing classes.
Other details include a freely supported bungee that reduces wear and tear, an ergonomically designed seat for unrivaled comfort, a light and durable aluminum monorail, front wheels for easy maneuvering, and easy-adjusting footpads. The Indo-Row measures 84 by 21 by 22 inches (W x H x D), weighs 80 pounds, and carries a three-year warranty on parts and a five-year warranty on the frame.