This article is intended to help you understand the workout metrics reported in realtime as you row. The video and image below cover the basics, but more detailed descriptions of each stat do follow!
Image taken from Page 13 of the Hydrow User Guide (Manual): Heart Rate metric is not pictured.
Displayed next to the stopwatch icon is the projected time that it would take you to row 500 meters (MM:SS/500m). This is a very important stat in rowing called your Split. When our Hydrow Athletes call out to "lower your split" or "maintain your split," this is the stat they would like you to adjust!
Note: When you can tap this stat on the screen, 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 amount of time remaining in the workout. When the video starts, this timer will first act like countdown clock to help indicate when the introduction ends and the workout begins!
For more information about the countdown, see the section on "A note about stat recording" below.
(If this timer ever seems out-of-sync with the workout videos, see this article.)
This is your Rhythm Number which is expressed as a rate of strokes per minute (S/M). The Hydrow Athletes will reference this number to call out the intended paces for different points in the workout. (They have their own counter on the boat doing much the same calculation!)
For a demonstration of various rhythm numbers, please see our tutorial video: Demonstrating Rhythm Numbers
This is your Average Split which represents your average speed for the row so far, expressed as the projected time that 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.
Your current heart rate in BPM. (Not pictured above.)
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; Hydrow only starts logging stats like calories, heart rate, and meters completed once the introduction is complete. 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 number (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!