What is the Leaderboard?
The leaderboard helps you compare your performance to others who have done this workout before. It displays their progress alongside yours, listing usernames and how many meters they had rowed at the same point you are currently at.
- The leaderboard displays 7 entries, with one of them always being "YOU" to place your current progress in context.
- The display only shows the people closest to "YOU". It cannot be scrolled to see other competitors further ahead or farther behind.
- If you do not want to see this information, the leaderboard can be hidden by pressing the button at the top of the list which displays "RANK". (The same button will expand the leaderboard if pressed again)
How it works:
- The workout progress for all users is recorded at two-second intervals. This interval is also how often your rank in the leaderboard is updated.
- Since data all previous workouts are placed on the leaderboard, you may find yourself competing against your own username if you do the same workout more than once.
- Everyone listed on the leaderboard is a real account! We have no bots, or simulated rowers in the mix. If people started a workout and left before beginning, their name will stay at the bottom showing zero meters.
- Live rows have their own leaderboard during the live event. When a recorded row is published as On-Demand content, the leaderboard will be a clean slate and will not include times from the live row.
- At the end of a workout, we check if this workout was a new Personal Record (PR) for you. If so, leaderboard data will be saved along with your record.
- Note: A Side effect of this may be that if someone else sets a personal record on a workout while you are still in the middle of it, you may see their data 'pop' into the leaderboard midway through your row. This is expected behavior and not a bug.
Note that everything above applies mainly to our on-demand workouts. The leaderboard's behaviror is a little different during a Live broadcast. See more under How Does Live Rowing Work?