RowedBiker makes your Concept2 or WaterRower indoor rowing workouts fun by connecting your rowing machine to social fitness games like Zwift, Sufferfest or TrainerRoad. Turn your training rows into a game, with communities that motivate and challenge you to reach your fitness goals together.
RowedBiker works with Concept2 rowers that have the Bluetooth PM5 monitor. It also works with WaterRower rowers that have the S4 monitor and the Bluetooth ComModule.
RowedBiker has a couple of features that make it easier to row with cycling fitness games:
- Cruze and Power Reserve Modes
When cycling, your hands are mostly free to type chat messages, grab a water bottle, and so on.
We rowers are not so hands-free, and rowing one-handed while trying to grab a drink while still staying with the peloton can be challenging. And while there is nothing wrong with being the strong, silent type, sometimes you'll want to join in the online banter.
To that end, RowedBiker offers a Cruze mode that locks your power to a certain level. As long as you stay at or above that level you'll store energy in your Cruze Reserve which you can use to go hands-free when necessary. So, if you need to slow or stop rowing to grab a drink or send a cheery "Ride On!", you can ride off your Cruze Reserve and then jump back on the power without getting dropped.
- Erg Mode Support
Workout games offer structured workouts that move between different power levels. Some of the power changes may last as little as 10 seconds. This can be hard to track on a rower, since it can take several strokes to match a requested power level.
Erg mode automatically changes the Cruze set point whenever the workout game requests a new power level. If the game requests a higher level than your current rowing output, Cruze will withdraw from your power reserve while you ramp up the wattage. If the game drops the requested power level, you'll accumulate reserve power while you are coasting down.
In both cases, it will appear to the workout game that you adjusted your workout power more or less immediately and you'll be able to scoop up all those workout stars. There is an option in Settings to disable or adjust how closely Cruze follows erg mode requests.
Thanks for checking out out RowedBiker. We hope it helps you reach your fitness goals, and have some fun in the process!
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"RowedBiker," the rowing biker logo, and "Cruze Reserve" are trademarks of Charlotte Intellectual Properties, LLC. Some features of RowedBiker, including the Cruze Reserve, are patent pending.