Summary: The latest addition to this popular German rowing machine range is the Skandika Nemo IV Water Rower. This is a full-spec, big home rower. The German engineering gives you a solid starting point – with a long list of welcome features. You can use the built-in console – or link this water rower to popular trackers and apps. The design is stunning too, with the angled tank giving this machine a unique profile.
As with all Skandika fitness equipment, a lot of buyers have been super-satisfied with their purchase.
Check out the picture galley (I’m not recommending using it like the guy rowing on a dry-stone wall) and read the latest feedback for yourself now over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
This is a bigger rowing machine when you put it alongside the popular budget models. It is a full 2 meters end to end, 52cms wide and 90cms tall. It weighs in at a hefty 38.6kgs and has a recommended user weight of 150kgs (more than 23 stone).
Two things immediately stand out in the design. First is the angled water tank. The 45-degree tank fills with different levels of water, giving you 6 resistance levels. You get a pump, and water cleaning tablets. Rowing fans acknowledge that water gives the most realistic resistance – and that the sound effects are an added bonus.
The other thing that stands out is the seat. This sits on wheels and has thick padding when you compare it to other rowers. You get super-smooth action from the start. When you have clocked up the miles, you will also be able to add some lubricating oil quickly and easily.
Skandika has added transport wheels to move your rower into place.
You can choose whether to track your rows and progress via the built in LCD display, or to use your own tablet / phone with popular apps.
The display is detailed. It shows the key numbers all at once. This includes your pulse rate and calories burned, along with speed, strokes, and distance measurements.
By connecting your own tablet (there is a holder for this) to the Bluetooth, you can enjoy group apps and maps. Popular options include Kinomap – though new apps are appearing every month in the Apple and Android app stores.
You can also connect Polar chest straps to include your heart rate into your training program.
Hugely positive feedback for this rowing machine. This is mostly from German buyers. The quality of these machines got multiple mentions – with both the construction and smooth operation coming in for individual praise.
Only a handful of issues mentioned. One buyer had problems getting the console synched with their own devices – though this appears to have been resolved in the end. No complaints about assembly (which is common for other brands).
The 45-degree tank and water resistance got praised. Those added splashing sounds while people rowed is an added bonus!
As always, make sure you check the latest feedback from buyers before you buy a water rower (or any rowing machine). This can and does change and will give you a better overview than any glossy marketing brochure.
When it comes to home fitness equipment – the German brands like Sportstech and Skandika are building a great reputation. Quality products, with high-tech touches are the perfect recipe.
The Nemo from Skandika ticks all of those boxes and has a unique look.
With a 45-degree water tank, this stands out even among water rowers. Add in the amazing seat / rail combination and solid, big build and you have a rower which is sure to last. The icing on the cake is the monitor. This will work brilliantly on its own. You can also connect it to popular apps. This means you can row through scenic routes – along with other app users.
Check out the full gallery (including close-ups) and the latest buyer feedback now – over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
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