Ergatta vs. Hydrow
WHY MEMBERS CHOOSE ERGATTA
GAMES OVER CLASSES

Games are more fun, addictive and satisfying than classes. Compete, achieve and win rather than following along with a video. Choose from 10 workout types and thousands of options.

LIVING ROOM-READY

Made for the home, not the gym. Handcrafted out of wood in the USA and easily stored, Ergatta’s rowers will be the best fit for your home.

SAVE $209 PER YEAR

Save over $200 per year with Ergatta membership compared to Hydrow: $319 vs. $528. The Ergatta rower is also functional without a membership.

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STORES EASILY

Ergatta is about 2’ x 2’ in storage and 7’ x 2’ in use. Ergatta rowers store in the space of a barstool and can be easily wheeled around by one person. Hydrow requires additional hardware to be purchased and installed for vertical storage.

GAME FEATURE: METEOR

Single-player, interval-based game with thousands of HIIT, Conditioning, Endurance and Recovery workout options. Smooth, responsive and kinetic. Go for a personal high score, or best your rivals in the rankings for each workout.

"LIFE-CHANGING"

"Hydrow and Ergatta are both sleek machines - Hydrow more modern, Ergatta more classically attractive. I went with Ergatta because I’ve tried the streaming fitness class thing and it doesn’t seem to stick for me, even when they’re good. I didn’t know what to think about the gaming concept, but once I tried it, it really clicked for me. It’s been life-changing for me because I actually look forward to working out. That’s never happened to me before." -Kye, Ergatta Member

Perfect for beginners

New to Rowing? Meet your personal trainer, Coach AI, guiding you through your rowing journey with form feedback, drills and instruction.

Scenic rows

Explore dozens of waterways around the world, from urban rivers to tropical lagoons and everything in between.  New locations are added every few months, with both forward-facing and more traditional backward-facing options.

Smooth & Natural

Feel like you’re on the water with the glide of each nearly-silent stroke. Our water-based rowers are easy on the back with evenly-distributed, automatically-adjusting resistance. Fill tank once & done. Minimal maintenance required.

Artfully Designed

Backed by WaterRower’s three decades of handcrafted tradition. Made using premium Appalachian hardwoods for longevity, dimensional stability, and appealing aesthetics.

Why water resistance is best
Easy on the back

Evenly distributes effort throughout the stroke to put less strain on the lower back and makes your abs and arms pick up more of the work

Smooth, dynamic resistance

Resistance adjusts based on your input. More effort meets more resistance, like paddling in the water. No complicated settings to maneuver.

Nearly silent

The quiet, soothing sound of water won’t wake your housemates and spares you from Hydrow’s high-pitched electromagnetic buzz.

What our members say

What I was waiting for

"Personally, I've never found the cheeriness of workout instructors to be very motivating. I also have little interest in pretending I am rowing on real water, like Hydrow."

- Mark C.

Member Since Sep 2020

Not a gamer

"LOVE the "gaming" feel even though I'm not a gamer. But it makes it something to focus on as I row. It was difficult to find time to exercise but with this beautiful rower, I jump on daily."

- Michael O.

Member since Feb 2022

Most Addicting Home Fitness Workout

"It's beautiful, compact and gives you a rocket of a workout every time you strap in. The content options are endless and I love exploring new rows/challenges. Our peloton is collecting dust next to the Ergatta which has become our #1 go to for all our in home workouts."

- Lauren G

Member since Jan 2023

Life changing and so much fun!

"Oh my gosh it is slick. To have something so connected with your actual actions is so much more motivating than an instructor who isn't really there. To be able to see your progression in a clear way is very motivating. I use my rower daily."

- Robbie H.

Member since July 2020

What I was waiting for

"Personally, I've never found the cheeriness of workout instructors to be very motivating. I also have little interest in pretending I am rowing on real water, like Hydrow."

- Mark C.

Member Since Sep 2020

Not a gamer

"LOVE the "gaming" feel even though I'm not a gamer. But it makes it something to focus on as I row. It was difficult to find time to exercise but with this beautiful rower, I jump on daily."

- Michael O.

Member since Feb 2022

Most Addicting Home Fitness Workout

"It's beautiful, compact and gives you a rocket of a workout every time you strap in. The content options are endless and I love exploring new rows/challenges. Our peloton is collecting dust next to the Ergatta which has become our #1 go to for all our in home workouts."

- Lauren G

Member since Jan 2023

Life changing and so much fun!

"Oh my gosh it is slick. To have something so connected with your actual actions is so much more motivating than an instructor who isn't really there. To be able to see your progression in a clear way is very motivating. I use my rower daily."

- Robbie H.

Member since July 2020

ERGATTA ROWER

HYDROW ROWER

PRIMARY CONTENT TYPE
Games Classes
SCENIC CONTENT
MEMBERSHIP
$319/year $528/year
RESISTANCE
Water Electromagnetic
CONSTRUCTION
Handcrafted cherrywood in the USA Imported steel and plastic
VERTICAL STORAGE
Free-standing, 23"x22.5" $80 drilled wall mount required
APPLE WATCH INTEGRATION
X
DIMENSIONS
86” x 23” x 22.5” 96” x 24” x 14”
ROWER WEIGHT
103 lbs 156.5 lbs
MAX USER WEIGHT / HEIGHT
500 lbs, 6'8" 375lbs, 6'5"
MANUFACTURER WARRANTY
RISK-FREE TRIAL
30 Days, free shipping 30 Days, free shipping
BLUETOOTH
MONTHLY FINANCING

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