Rowing Apps and Technology

There are now a range of fitness tracking apps which are specifically designed for indoor rowing.

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Many apps include personal training programmes, goal setting, progress monitoring, fun and interactive workouts as well as technique guidance. They can help you to row more effectively to help you achieve your personal exercise goals.

Here is a quick overview of some of the leading indoor rowing apps currently available:

ROWBOTS@HOMEArchonErg DudeAsensei
Sign up to ROWBOTS@HOME, so you can #SwitchOn, anytime, anywhere. Row along to ROWBOTS classes from the comfort of your own home, with new content added weekly! ROWBOTS@HOME features a schedule of Live workouts and a library of on demand strength-only, rowing-only and hybrid classes! British Rowing endorses Archon Combine, an innovative new fitness testing platform that aims to streamline performance testing in a non-performance environment. It includes 3 indoor rowing assessments in which fitpros, trainers, individuals and coaches can use to help assess progress and performance. Erg Dude is an iOS app (iPhone or iPad) with a game mechanic similar to the Fish Game for use with the Concept2 PM5 monitor. The game character is controlled by the power produced on each stroke. The amount of power needed for a jump can be adjusted to fit all ages and experience levels. Asensei is a unique, connected iOS coaching app that lets world class coaches and Olympic athletes guide and monitor your practice on a Concept 2 Indoor Rower. More than a workout, this is a series of lessons – build strength and fitness alongside skill and technique as you are guided, monitored and corrected through these programs by your very own personal coach, asensei.
Sign up to ROWBOTS@HOME, so you can #SwitchOn, anytime, anywhere. Row along to ROWBOTS classes from the comfort of your own home, with new content added weekly! ROWBOTS@HOME features a schedule of Live workouts and a library of on demand strength-only, rowing-only and hybrid classes!
Erg Dude is an iOS app (iPhone or iPad) with a game mechanic similar to the Fish Game for use with the Concept2 PM5 monitor. The game character is controlled by the power produced on each stroke. The amount of power needed for a jump can be adjusted to fit all ages and experience levels.
Asensei is a unique, connected iOS coaching app that lets world class coaches and Olympic athletes guide and monitor your practice on a Concept 2 Indoor Rower. More than a workout, this is a series of lessons – build strength and fitness alongside skill and technique as you are guided, monitored and corrected through these programs by your very own personal coach, asensei.

Concept 2 Apps and Technology

ErgRace Log Card and Utility Software ErgRace Online ErgData App
logbook_example Erg data app
ErgRace is software to run indoor races in venues using Concept2 machines. ErgRace supports both individual and team races, as well as time, distance and Calorie races. Indoor rowing machines can be linked using USB hubs and cables or via Ethernet cables. The software can be downloaded for free onto any computer and allows you to create fun, side by side racing sessions that can be projected onto a big screen. This is the software used at the British Rowing Indoor Rowing Championships (BRIC). Log card: Designed for PM3 and PM4 monitors, this credit card sized smart card allows you to store every workout on the Concept2 rowing machine without writing anything down. Insert the LogCard into the monitor and then you can upload to the Concept2 Online Logbook to view everything about your sessions.
Concept2 Utility Software: 
This free software can be downloaded to any computer and allows you to upload your sessions from the Log Card (using a purchased log card reader) to your Online Logbook.
Concept2’s ErgRace Online allows people anywhere in the world to now take part in an online race wherever they maybe located. For a race organizer, all that is needed is a computer or tablet to run a virtual race from the race organizer website. For Competitors, all you need is the ErgRace Online app, a PM5, and the code for a race competition provided by the organizer to start racing. ErgRace Online is a new innovative app allowing you to compete against others from the comfort of your home. Please note, it does not support racing with PM3 or PM4s. Erg Data is free to download for iPhone iOS and Android devices. It connects to any Concept2 rowing machine and helps set up workouts similar to a Concept2 Performance Monitor. Additionally, the software provides extra statistical data including drive length, average force and stroke count. The app records results, including intervals, splits and heart rate. All of the workouts are directly uploaded into the Concept2 online Logbook meaning that you don’t have to upload any results yourself.
ErgRace is software to run indoor races in venues using Concept2 machines. ErgRace supports both individual and team races, as well as time, distance and Calorie races. Indoor rowing machines can be linked using USB hubs and cables or via Ethernet cables. The software can be downloaded for free onto any computer and allows you to create fun, side by side racing sessions that can be projected onto a big screen. This is the software used at the British Rowing Indoor Rowing Championships (BRIC).
logbook_example
Log card: Designed for PM3 and PM4 monitors, this credit card sized smart card allows you to store every workout on the Concept2 rowing machine without writing anything down. Insert the LogCard into the monitor and then you can upload to the Concept2 Online Logbook to view everything about your sessions.
Concept2 Utility Software: 
This free software can be downloaded to any computer and allows you to upload your sessions from the Log Card (using a purchased log card reader) to your Online Logbook.
Concept2’s ErgRace Online allows people anywhere in the world to now take part in an online race wherever they maybe located. For a race organizer, all that is needed is a computer or tablet to run a virtual race from the race organizer website. For Competitors, all you need is the ErgRace Online app, a PM5, and the code for a race competition provided by the organizer to start racing. ErgRace Online is a new innovative app allowing you to compete against others from the comfort of your home. Please note, it does not support racing with PM3 or PM4s.
Erg data app
Erg Data is free to download for iPhone iOS and Android devices. It connects to any Concept2 rowing machine and helps set up workouts similar to a Concept2 Performance Monitor. Additionally, the software provides extra statistical data including drive length, average force and stroke count. The app records results, including intervals, splits and heart rate. All of the workouts are directly uploaded into the Concept2 online Logbook meaning that you don’t have to upload any results yourself.

WaterRower Apps and Technology

SmartRow App CityRow Go WaterRower Connect
SmartRow is a high tech replacement pulley for the WaterRower that wirelessly connects to your smartphone / tablet. The electronics inside the SmartRow measures force and stroke length and links with the app to calculate your power output, track your workouts, improve technique, see your progress and share your results anywhere. A revolutionary machine and immersive full body workout app bringing a new meaning to the home workout experience. Expert guidance, superior equipment, unbeatable results. WaterRower Connect turns your iOS and android device into a WaterRower performance monitor. View workout data in real time as you row. Performance metrics displayed include Distance Rowed, 500m Split Time, Watts, Time and Stroke Rate.
SmartRow is a high tech replacement pulley for the WaterRower that wirelessly connects to your smartphone / tablet. The electronics inside the SmartRow measures force and stroke length and links with the app to calculate your power output, track your workouts, improve technique, see your progress and share your results anywhere.
A revolutionary machine and immersive full body workout app bringing a new meaning to the home workout experience. Expert guidance, superior equipment, unbeatable results.
WaterRower Connect turns your iOS and android device into a WaterRower performance monitor. View workout data in real time as you row. Performance metrics displayed include Distance Rowed, 500m Split Time, Watts, Time and Stroke Rate.

More Indoor Rowing Apps and Technologies

Row Pro and Oarbits App
Row Pro is downloadable software created by Digital Rowing. The software provides training programs, 3D coaching, statistical performance feedback and live online world racing against other users.

Row Pro specifically connects to a Concept2 rower creating a virtual on-water race simulation in which every stroke rowed on the rowing machine is shown on your computer screen as a boat rowing on the water. An iPhone and Android app called Oarbits also allows you to join online challenges and communicate with other indoor rowers.

Million Meters App
Quickly log your rowing workouts no matter what rowing machine you use. The free rowing logbook can be downloaded to iPhone or Android. Million Meters allows the user to access progress tools, compete amongst online communities, take screen shots of completed sessions and log every meter taken. It is perfect for charity fundraisers who want to share progress with sponsors or cross-fit athletes who need to track their progress.

BoatCoach App
BoatCoach is a free Android-only phone application for athletes who use a Concept2 indoor rowing machine. BoatCoach works with Concept2 PM3 and PM4 performance monitors and offers pre-programmed sessions and a range of statistical data including graphs and stroke analysis. It also has its very own games called Erg out and Erg with friends. You can also upload your workouts to the Concept 2 online logbook.

Row Keeper
Row Keeper app is a simple workout log book which can be downloaded onto any iPhone or Android phone and can be used with any rowing machine. Simply log your time and distance after each workout and keep a track of your progress.

WaterCoach F.I.T. Software
WaterCoach F.I.T. (Fitness Interval Training) is free PC software for the WaterRower that allows you to customize your own workout or challenge yourself to a preset workout from one of WaterRower’s qualified rowing coaches.

We-Row Software
We-Row is free software (for both PC & Mac) developed by WaterRower Germany and completely free to use globally. You can connect and race online or setup a local race against a pacer boat.

Netathlon
NetAthlon® is virtual interactive fitness software that provides users the ability to simulate outdoor activity in 3D real-time virtual environments – both training and racing. Compatible with both WaterRower and Concept2 machines as well as other fitness machines like bikes, treadmills. (check website for full compatibility list).

ErgStick
ErgStick is a dongle that plugs into the PM3 & PM4 monitors that upgrades the screen with Bluetooth & ANT+ technologies. The ErgStick can be used with the free Float app (iOS only) to track your indoor rowing workouts.

Disclaimer:
Most of the apps that we have on our website have been developed by other companies to help develop the sport of indoor rowing. These apps have not been developed by British Rowing, and we do not offer service or support for them. They do offer a variety of additional features and functions, which may help you make the most of your workouts. If you do have any questions about any of the apps or technology then please contact the company directly.

 

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