We hear lots of users ask this question when they first start out with their Hydrow. While the confusion is understandable, Don't worry: You're not just missing how to do so.
It is not possible to pause the video stream mid-workout on Hydrow's screen.
This is a requirement to preserve both leaderboard integrity and data quality for rowing statistics. If you are unable to continue the workout, or if you need video to stop playing immediately, the best way to interrupt the stream is by using the "EXIT" button in the upper left-hand corner.
Note: While it is possible to stop the video by going into the Bluetooth menu mid-workout we don't recommend this. Doing so will throw your workout out-of-sync with Hydrow's internal timer and cause the video to end early.
Note Also: Different controls are available when watching rowing videos on our iOS companion app. There you will find that full transport controls (play/pause forward/back and a timeline) are available. Rows from the app will not appear on the leaderboard.