WaterRower British Rowing Edition (Oak)

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WaterRower British Rowing

British Rowing WaterRower (Oak)

Being affiliated to British Rowing is a very special accolade that can be highlighted by the following statement from BritishRowing web site:

"British Rowing is the governing body for the sport of rowing (both indoor rowing and rowing on water). We are committed to ensuring that the sport continues to thrive from the grassroots right up to winning medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

Review of the Ash British Rowing Edition WaterRower

Affiliated to British Rowing this branded WaterRower makes quite a statement. Essentially it's the same rower as the regular Oak WaterRower but with the British Rowing logo on both side rails and the WaterRower badge on the footboard replaced with a British Rowing emblem badge. 

If you want an Oak rower you now have the choice of three models, The WaterRower Oak, this one and the WaterRower Performace Ergometer. The latter being significantly different whereas this and the regular Oak only realy difference is whether you want subtle styling or the bold "statement" side-rail logos as seen in the images above.

If you've read other reviews of the WaterRower range you'll already know that the Series 4 Performance Workout Monitor packs a punch when it comes to feedback and training data, yet in the last few years this has been significantly enhanced with the creation of the WaterRower Bluetooth ComModule that allows enables bluetooth connectivity between S4 Performance Monitor and phone, laptop etc running the WaterRower app.

All WaterRowers are ideal for family use with no adjustment required for resistance regardless of age or abillity. Add to that the virtually zero maintenance and the extremely low noise (compared to air/fan rowers), the amazing UK support, accessories and; should you ever need them; spare parts and there really is nothing on the market that comes close.

The WaterRower SmartMonitor and tablet/phone holders featured as standard on the WaterRower Performance Ergometer are both available as an add-on option for all of the wooden WaterRower (Excluding the A1 Studio) but this is a DIY option rather than a factory fitted option.

WaterRower British Rowing Technical Details:

  • Warranty: Commercial grade, 3-year parts, 5-year-frame
  • Monitor: Series Four (S4) Performance Workout Monitor
  • Materials: Oak (Hardwood)
  • ComModule compatible: Yes
  • Power: 4 x AA Batteries
  • SmartRow compatible: Yes
  • Bluetooth compatible: Yes (with ComMod or SmartRow)
  • Tablet Arm compatible: Yes
  • Laptop Holder compatible: Yes
  • HiRise Adapter compatible: Yes
  • Usable with Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Xl-rails compatible: No

WaterRower Oak Dimensions

  • Height: 53 cm
  • Length: 209 cm
  • Width: 56 cm
  • Seat height: 30 cm
  • Weight (without water): 30.5 kg
  • Maximum user weight: 315 kg / 695 lb
  • Maximum user height: 208 cm / 6 ft 8"


The British Rowing Edition WaterRower Oak is just like the other WaterRowers in the range, suitable for full commercial use although the powdercoated WaterRower M1 Lo/HiRise would generally look more at home in a commercial gym, certainly in the UK at least the styling is perfect for the home gym, lounge or bedroom. Having a full commercial rating and warranty does of course remind us that this isn't a typical home fitness machine, it's built to survive the punishment of a commercial gym so for the home user or professional athlete that demands and needs top level gym equipment we're happy to put any of the WaterRower range on the podium but if you want to make a bit of a bold statement then this British Rowing Edition says it all and represents the a brand associated with the very top level of Olympic athletes.


If you've had a particularly hard or stressful day there is no better way to create a state of welbeing than to spen 30 or 40 minutes on a rower. Set a distance or duration and go-row. Exercise that makes you sweat also releases endorphins which is our natural happy-high. This  and post exercise induce relaxation will ensure a good nights sleep and have you ready to fight another day'

Or for the early risers start off with a high from a pre-breakfast high intensity row and set yourself up to handle all that comes your way.

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