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RowPro is the world's #1 indoor rowing software

For Windows and Mac

RowPro helps you with Training, Technique, Motivation and Tracking. When you install RowPro in your computer and connect to your Concept2 Indoor Rower, you open up many new possibilities:

  • A lifetime supply of effective rowing plans tailored to you
  • A 3D coaching clinic where you'll learn good stroke technique
  • A companion while you row that records every stroke
  • Precise, expert performance feedback to track your progress
  • The magic of live online rowing with people around the world
  • The mental stimulation of virtual on-water rowing

RowPro works with a wide range of computers and Concept2 monitors:

  • Works with Concept2 PM5, PM4 or PM3 Performance Monitors
  • Works with Windows 10, 8 or 7, or MacOS 10.12, OSX 10.11 or 10.10

The all-new RowPro 5 is a major step up from previous versions:

  • New user interface with a mix of local and online functions
  • New online logbook that RowPro uploads results to automatically
  • New online training system with plans that download into RowPro
  • Many other changes that improve the user experience end-to-end

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How RowPro transforms your rowing

RowPro is software for indoor rowing that runs in any modern computer.   You just download and install it from our website and activate it with a free trial or a product key.   RowPro connects to your Concept2 Performance Monitor (PM) with a standard USB cable like the ones used for printers.   Then you start RowPro, choose the row you want to do, and click Row. RowPro sets up your row on the Concept2 PM, and you start rowing.

The on-screen Oarsman in RowPro starts rowing alongside you, and synchronizes with your strokes to show you excellent rowing technique while you row.   If you put a mirror on one side of you and your computer on the other side, you’ll soon see any differences and row better.   Over a period of months, that makes a real difference to your rowing.   And if you wear the heart rate monitor that came with your Concept2 PM, you can see charts of your pace and heart rate while you row.

RowPro automatically captures every stroke while you row and saves it in your personal online rowing log.   After your row you see splits and charts of your performance, and you can analyze your progress vs. previous rows.   You can also export your rows - automatically or one-by-one - direct from your RowPro online logbook to your Concept2 online Logbook.   This saves you the hassle of manually typing in all your results on the Concept2 website.   There's also a growing number of other destinations where you can export your results.

RowPro also has a complete training system with hundreds of training plan templates for weight, fitness and competition from beginner to elite.   These plans are created by training guru Jon Ackland of Performance lab International.   Jon’s a world expert in remote training, i.e. without the trainer being there, which is what you need at home.   And there’s a wizard to tailor each training plan to your intentions, abilities and physiology, so it’s just right for you.

Training plans make a big psychological difference to your rowing.   We all intuitively get the difference between ‘will I row today’ and ‘what am I scheduled to row today’.   It’s much more likely you’ll actually do the row if it’s part of a training plan.   In RowPro you can see what training workout you’re scheduled to do each day, and RowPro sets it up directly onto your Concept2 monitor.   And of course your results are logged automatically stroke by stroke so you can analyze them later.

You can also row with boats in other lanes.   These can be any combo of pace boats, your own past rows, or downloaded Rowfiles of other people’s rows.   All these rows are recorded stroke by stroke, so they replay exactly as they were rowed.   For example if you did a short 10-stroke burst with 500m to go, the replay will do the same.   The pace boats in RowPro can be programmed to change their pace and stroke rate during a row, up to 20 changes if you want.   So you can for example program your race tactics into a pace boat.

You can even connect your computer to the Internet and row live in real time with other people all round the world.   How cool is that?   Any Internet connection will do – dialup, DSL, cable, even satellite and mobile phone connections.   There are dozens of scheduled and on-the-spot online sessions rowed every day, with people of all ages rowing at all paces, and it’s totally free for RowPro users.   There’s text chat before and after each row, and over time people build up great friendships with others this way.   It’s really fun and motivational for your rowing, and you can soon get addicted!

You can have up to 16 people in an online row, and there’s a simple check-in just like an airport.   While you row, the others are in the lanes beside you, and their strokes and boat positions match exactly what they’re doing in real life.   It’s a great way to interact with others and stimulate your rowing.   There’s a great community online with a real sense of fellowship because you’re all rowers.   It’s a fantastic way to keep yourself motivated and rowing over the long term.

RowPro also has a coaching clinic with Olympic Rowing Coach Brian Hawthorne.   This shows a 3D animation of the rowing stroke in slo-mo and at normal speed.   Brian’s clear coaching notes tell you how to row safely and powerfully, so you know exactly what to look for when you’re watching your own rowing in a mirror.   The fastest and most effective way to learn to row properly is to watch excellent technique before you take your first stroke.   This is especially true for kids.   The technique you see in the coaching clinic is exactly the same as you see the Oarsman do while you row, so it crosses over to your rowing, and over months you learn to row really well.

I welcome you to try RowPro, and wish you all the best with your rowing.   If you have any questions, please contact us at assist@digitalrowing.com.

Pete Loeffen
President, Digital Rowing

Tap-to-row

Connect RowPro direct to your Concept2 PM, then tap or click to set up rows.

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Logbook + analysis

RowPro auto-logs every stroke so you can track and analyze your rowing.

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Training plans

Get the right mix of strength, endurance and speed workouts.

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Online rowing

Experience the magic of rowing with other people live, and set yourself up for a lifetime of rowing.

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3D in-row display

Lose yourself in the ripples of sparkling live water, and your rowing time will just glide past.

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Smart pace boats

Row with up to 3 pace boats, or your own past rows, or other people’s past rows.

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Users and Ergs
  • Users: 1-200 based on product key
  • Ergs: 1-16 ergs based on product key
Boats and Lanes
  • Boats: 1x (single scull), 2x, 4x or 8x based on product key
  • Lanes: 4-16 based on number of boats (automatic)
Product keys
  • 1 product key required per computer
  • Product key can be moved to another computer
  • Choice of monthly, annual, 2-year, 3-year or permanent product key
Languages (coming soon)
  • English, French, German or Spanish
  • Set automatically per Windows Regional Setting
  • Can also be set manually
3D Graphics
  • 3D on-water rowing animation with live water
  • 3D display tracks boat positions and rowing stroke action
2D Graphics
  • Alternate 2D swim-lane style display
  • 2D display tracks boat positions
Per-user Resources
  • Online training plan library and training plans for each user
  • Online personal rowing log for each user
Workout types
  • Just Row: The user just pulls the handle and rows
  • Set Piece: User choice of preset rows from 500m to full marathon
  • Training: Training plan workouts scheduled for 'today' +/- 3 days
  • Custom: Continuous or Interval rows pre-defined by the user
  • Venue: (coming) Racing or training sessions between multiple ergs
  • Online: Live rowing or racing with other people online
  • Demo: A selection of demo rows
Rowing logs
  • Local and online rowing log with separate entry for each session rowed
  • Entries can be selected, sorted, filtered, viewed, analyzed or deleted
  • Totals, splits and stroke data automatically recorded
  • User can add manual entries
  • Split-by-split and stroke-by-stroke charts
  • Analysis function to compare two similar rows
  • Online logbook rows exportable to the user's Concept2 online logbook
Training plans
  • Over 600 pre-defined rowing plan templates
  • Each training plan tailored to the user by a Wizard
  • User choice of full, short or segment workouts
  • User choice of 8, 10, 12 or 14 week plan duration
  • User choice of competition, fitness or weight control plans
  • User choice of training levels from beginner to elite
  • User's training plans saved in an online library
Live online rowing
  • Up to 16 boats per online row, max 1 boat per computer
  • Each boat can be 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x (coming)
  • Boats row online with other online boats around the world
  • Rows are scheduled in advance via Oarbits or set up on the spot
  • Oarbits is available in RowPro, on a web page, and in an App
  • Internet connection is required for online rowing
Recommended computer spec
  • Processor: 2 GHz, Core 2 Duo or higher, 64 bit
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 300 MB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or MacOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Graphics: Hardware accel, 128 MB Video RAM, Shaders
  • Ports: USB 2.0 port or higher for Concept2 PM
Minimum computer spec
  • Processor: 2 GHz, 64-bit for RowPro 5 and later
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 250 MB
  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
  • Graphics: Hardware accel, 128 MB Video RAM
  • Ports: USB 2.0 port or higher for Concept2 PM
Indoor rower
  • Any Concept2 Indoor Rower with a suitable Performance Monitor
  • One or more Concept2 Performance Monitors PM5, PM4 or PM3
  • Firmware: PM5 Ver 17 +, PM4 Ver 21 +, PM3 Ver 101 +
Indoor rower connection
  • Concept2 PMs connect to the RowPro computer via USB
  • Multiple PMs can be connected via USB hubs and cables
  • The maximum USB cable length is 15 feet (approx 5 meters)
Internet connection
  • Required for activation, uploads, downloads, online rowing
  • Not required for offline rowing
  • Connection can be DSL, Cable, Wireless, Satellite, 3G or Dial-up
  • Uses TCP Port 80 for activation, up/downloads and Oarbits
  • Uses UDP Port 9300 for online rowing
  • Works with or without proxy server, supports authentication

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About Digital Rowing

Digital Rowing makes computer software for indoor rowing. Our flagship product RowPro is designed exclusively for use with Concept2 Indoor Rowers and is used daily in over 40 countries.

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