This article is intended to provide a deeper understanding the workout metrics that are reported in realtime as you row. The Video and image cover the basics but you can also see below for more detailed descriptions of each stat.
Image taken from Page 13 of the Hydrow User Guide (Manual):
This is your Split which is the speed at which you are currently paced. This is expressed as the projected time it would take you to row 500 meters at current speed. When our Hydrow Athletes refer to your "Split" during workouts, this is the number they mean!
Note: You can tap this number on the screen and it will change to show your current wattage output instead. Choose the stat that you prefer to see for your workout style!
This shows the remaining amount of time in the workout. When the video begins, your hydrow runs this onboard timer to keep track.
(If this timer ever seems out-of-sync with the workout videos, see this article.)
This is you Rhythm which is expressed as a rate of Strokes per Minute (S/M). Athletes on-screen will talk about the Rhythm number in order call out the intended pace through different points in the workout. (They have their own counter on the boat doing much the same calculation!)
For a demonstration of what various Rhythm numbers see our tutorial video on: Demonstrating Rhythm Numbers
This is your Average Split which represents your average speed for the row so far. This is expressed as the projected time it would take to row 500 meters at your average pace for the elapsed time so far.
The total distance you have rowed (in meters) during the current workout.
Your total calorie output during the workout so far.
Note: Every piece of workout equipment calculates this a little differently. Calories Burned is always an estimate.
A note about stat recording:
Be aware that most of these numbers above do not begin recording until after the 30-60 second introduction to each row; only once the introduction is completed does Hydrow start logging stats like calories and meters completed. The introduction has a countdown that is displayed on the lower-left hand side of the screen at the start of each row, so you will know when Hydrow starts logging meters and calories.
It is also normal for some realtime stats such as your Split (stopwatch) and Rhythm (S/M) to take a few moments to adjust after you change the pace of your rowing. Don't stress over matching these numbers to the Athletes exactly. Matching their rowing motion and physical rhythm intuitively is much more important!