Rowing, games and fitness, WaterRower GmbH, press release

With Ergatta, WATERROWER│NOHRD brings a new rowing experience to the German market. Since its inception in 2020, New York-based gaming-based fitness company Ergatta has been selling its rowing machine in an exclusive partnership with WATERROWER│NOHRD. “The special combination is easy to understand,” explains Dominik Kuprecht, managing director of the North German sports equipment manufacturer NOHRD. “As a gaming-based home fitness brand, Ergatta was looking for a leading manufacturer of fitness equipment that met the highest standards of design and functionality.” is a first-class feature and therefore a higher training capacity for the rowing machine.

Ergatta employs the core principles of gamification, personalization, and real-time performance feedback to deliver training that is as competitive as possible. Instead of just following videos or coaches, users choose from structured workouts in game form. Regattas on a 3D virtual route or meteor training, where you fly through space or rather “row” ensure a high fun factor in fitness at home. Overall, Ergatta is based on a general experience when training in your own four walls and thus combines attractive hardware and software design with the high efficiency of rowing as a full body workout. Being drawn to competitive sports, competitions or games should increase motivation – and fun – in training.

Ergatta Calibration personalizes training by automatically and continuously adapting to user progress to ensure workouts remain challenging enough. The company promises to keep evolving with regular new features and unlocking at least 5 new workouts per week.

The WATERROWER special model, the Ergatta Rower, is one of the American rowing machine manufacturer’s best-sellers and features an overall dynamic design in American cherry wood from renewable forestry. The rower also features a monitor mount and a 17″ high-resolution touch screen. The device measures 219 x 59 x 57 cm in length, width and height and weighs 35 kg. Thanks to its simple design, the rowing machine Rowing takes up as much space as a chair in an upright position.

After a successful market launch in Great Britain and Ireland, the Ergatta Rower will be available in Europe from October 21 in the DACH region at WATERROWER│NOHRD and its brand stores for EUR 2,995. In order to use the Ergatta software and Thus, to access the gamified trainings, a monthly subscription of 34.95 EUR is required. With an annual subscription, members get one month free. Ergatta is also available as an upgrade kit for all types of wood in the WATERROWER│NOHRD range.


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