Friday, 4 December 2015

Comparing WaterRower S1 versus WaterRower M1 Commercial Rowing Machines, What's the Difference?

WaterRower S1 Rowing Machine, review compared with M1 LoRise and M1 HiRise
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WaterRower S1 Rowing Machine 
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WaterRower M1 LoRise Rowing Machine, review compared with S1 and M1 HiRise




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WaterRower M1 LoRise 
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Built with sleek modern steel frames instead of WaterRower’s traditional wooden frames, the WaterRower S1 and M1 are built to withstand intensive use and are ideal for commercial gym settings as well as home use.

The WaterRower S1 and WaterRower M1 offer the same functionality as WaterRower’s renowned wood-built machines, with their unique “water flywheel” that simulates the feel of real water rowing for an authentic workout.  Resistance on the WaterRowers is self-regulated, working on the premise that the faster you paddle, the more you increase the drag/resistance.

WaterRower M1 HiRise Rowing Machine, review compared with S1 and M1 LoRise
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WaterRower M1 HiRise 
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The WaterRower M1 is available in 2 different models with either a standard (M1 LoRise) or elevated seated position (M1 HiRise) whereas the S1 is only available in the standard low position.  The seat on each of these WaterRower models sits on dual rails with 4 corner wheels for added stability.

Look closely at the pictures of the WaterRower S1 and M1 and you’ll see that there’s a difference in the style of the frame design, with the S1 having a brushed stainless steel construction and the M1 having a coated tubular steel frame design.

There’s a slight difference in the overall weight between each of these rowing machines, with the S1 being the lightest (approx. 125 lbs with water), the M1 HiRise being the heaviest (approx. 157 lbs with water) and the M1 LoRise weighing somewhere in-between the other 2 (at around 148 lbs with water).

Series 4 Performance Monitor
Series 4 Performance Monitor
The WaterRower S1 and M1 models all require very little maintenance thanks to their professional quality design.  The “water flywheel” consists of 2 paddles that sit in an enclosed water tank so there’s no build-up of dust.  There’s no oiling required either thanks to the WaterRower’s smooth nylon strapping (no chain!) and pulley-free bungee cord.  The steel frame is rust-resistant and easy to keep clean.

The WaterRower S1 and M1 models are sturdily built, offering a user weight capacity of up to 1,000 lbs.

Store WaterRower upright
Store upright
All of these WaterRowers come with a Series 4 Performance Monitor with quick selection buttons and navigations buttons and displays your workout stats over 6 information and program windows.  Workout stats displayed include:  stroke rate, intensity, duration, distance, zone bar, and heart-rate (compatible with optional heart-rate chest strap/receiver).

The WaterRower S1 and M1 rowing machines can all be stored upright to save space when not in use.





Let’s take a look at the differences and similarities in features and specifications between the WaterRower S1 and M1 to help you decide on which is the right indoor rowing machine for you:


Main differences between the WaterRower S1 and M1 Rowing Machines:


WATERROWER
S1
WATERROWER
M1

PRICE
Retails online at around $700 MORE than the M1
Retails online at around $700 LESS than the S1
MODEL NO.
S1
M1
SEAT HEIGHT
Low Profile
12” above floor
M1 Lo-Rise:  low profile
12” above floor
M1 Hi-Rise:  high profile
20” above floor
WEIGHT OF MACHINE
Approx.  125 lbs
(with water)
M1 Lo-Rise:  approx.  148 lbs
(with water)
M1 Hi-Rise:  approx.  157 lbs (with water)
OVERALL DIMENSIONS
84” wide x 21” high x 22” deep
M1 Lo-Rise:
84” wide x 21” high x 22” deep
M1 Hi-Rise:
84” wide x 30” high x 22” deep
FRAME DESIGN
Brushed stainless steel construction
Coated tubular steel construction



In addition to the above features, the WaterRower S1 and M1 Rowing Machines BOTH offer:

·         “Water flywheel” for a true rowing feel
·         Flywheel:  2 paddles in enclosed water tank
·         Low maintenance (no chains!):  nylon strapping & pulley-free bungee cord
·         Self-regulated resistance:  simply paddle faster to increase drag/resistance
·         Seat& Rails:  dual rails with 4 corner wheels for improved seat stability
·         User weight capacity:  up to 1000 lbs
·         Series 4 Performance Monitor:  6 information & program windows, 6 Quick Selection buttons, 3 navigation buttons
·         Workout stats displayed on Monitor:  stroke rate, intensity, duration, distance, zone bar, and heart-rate
·         Monitor compatible with optional heart-rate chest strap & receiver (available separately)
·         Flip frame upright for storage
·         Built-in transportation wheels for easy maneuverability
·         Manufacturer’s warranty included



N.B.  It's always advisable to consult your doctor or health care professional if you are new to exercise or have any concerns relating to your health and fitness regime.

See also Benefits of Rowing

Prices/discounts indicated correct at time of writing/publishing.  E&OE.





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