Why upgrade your WaterRower?
Transform your rower

Convert your existing WaterRower into a connected fitness machine with the leading digital rowing experience at the intersection of fitness and gaming.

Man rowing in living room with wood flooring and wood ceiling beams
Row more often

Ergatta promises engagement, motivation and interaction, helping you get more use and value out of your WaterRower.

Seamless compatibility

Compatible with all S4 machines. No drills, no bluetooth issues, no hassle. Easily connects via USB and matches the elegant aesthetic of your WaterRower, down to the wood finish.

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What our members say
“Have used my water rower more in the past two weeks than the past 4 years!!”

- Jason

“Previously I'd used my rower about 8 times a month; now, it's just about every single day.”

- Werdna

“Did about 100k of rowing in the first 2 weeks (it’s super addictive). Love the variety.”

- Tim B.

Huge workout variety
Why Ergatta?
Thousands of options

Live and on-demand competition, personalized training, scenic rows and custom intervals – Ergatta keeps you engaged with new workouts and live events weekly, new programs and challenges monthly, and continuous software updates.

Fitness meets gaming

Go head-to-head with friends, hit a high score, and climb the Rankings in an expansive suite of single- and multi-player game-based workouts.

Workouts that adapt to you

Our patented calibration system ensures that every workout, interval and target is tailored to your current fitness level.

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What else you should know

Made in Rhode Island

Made by WaterRower in Warren, RI with the same wood and stain as your rower.

Community Competition

Join a thriving community of 75k+ members with a dose of healthy competition. Make rowing more interesting with rivals, rankings, live competitions and community forums.

Matches your wood color

Maintain the elegant WaterRower aesthetic by matching the wood type and finish of your existing machine. 8 options available.


Easily collapse and store the Upgrade Package along with the rest of your WaterRower. Only adds 5 inches to the storage footprint.

Everything included

Your Upgrade Package comes with a 17” touchscreen, wooden mounting arm, and connection bracket. Instructions included.

Customer Reviews

Based on 148 reviews
Healthy exercise routine

Purchased my Water Rower at the beginning of COVID. At the time, there was a backorder, because everyone was trying to figure out the best way to stay active while in lockdown at home. I received mine after a 3 month wait, and it was money well spent. Eventually though, I hit a wall, not knowing how to get to the next level (I also got COVID, which derailed my routine for almost an entire year).

When I saw that Ergatta had a special for the add-on computer/tablet accessory and subscription to their coordinated workout programs, I bought it. It was a total game-changer! The programs were exactly what I needed to get motivated again in my exercise routine. Now rowing is more like a video game than a tedious monotony of repeated moves without rhyme or reason. My only suggestion to Ergatta would be to put better speakers on the computer screen if you want to listen to the optional music soundtrack that is available when working out (but the screen has Bluetooth capability, so you can connect to an external sound source).

Overall I am very happy with my Water Rower, and I know it has had a positive effect on my health.

Game changer

I had my water rower for 3 years but didn;t use it much bacuse I would tire myself out the first couple minutes. I didnt know how to pace muself. I decided to invest in the ergatta add on with the Christmas promo. I've been using it since December 29th. I started with 10 min sessions for a few days, then 15 and 20 and now I've worked my way up to 30 minutes session at 5K+. My goal is to be able to go an hour and 10k+ in Jan, I passed the 80k mark and dropped 12 lbs.... it's been a real game changer for me. I feel more energized, sleep better, not winded from carrying in water bottles....I really like the meteor programs

A fun and challenging add on to WaterRower

I used to find rowing monotonous and kinda boring but now I feel like I’m able to challenge myself and it does get quite addicting. My husband and I are starting to compete against each other’s times too, which makes it fun as well.

Fantastic addition to WaterRower

Ergatta has been a fantastic addition to my Water Rower. I love the game feel and I'm truly enjoying all that Ergatta offers. My workouts have become real workouts, not just time on the rower watching TV.

Love the Ergatta Upgrade

I have loved the Ergatta upgrade for the WR because it gamified the experience and motivated me to spend more time rowing. I owned a WaterRower for a year before deciding to get the Ergatta upgrade. I was fortunate to find a good deal for a used WR on Craigslist, but I was still hesitant to make the investment in the Ergatta upgrade. After reading many reviews and watching videos online for a few months, I finally pulled the trigger. In the first month I've already logged 60km and really enjoy the different settings, especially the races and push programming. The open row is also really nice with the different scenes. I don't regret getting the upgrade, and look forward to logging many more km on the rower.