Ergatta worked with Rhode Island-based Water Rower to make a custom machine that’s perfectly suited to design-minded fitness enthusiasts. The wooden frame has a rich finish that’s pleasantly complemented by black components, so when not in use it’s easy on the eyes. The rowing action is smooth and friction-free with resistance coming from a paddle that spins in the water tank, making a pleasant whooshing noise. Most important is the screen experience Ergatta created to facilitate instruction, training and competition. The modern and minimal infographics are both useful and motivating which ultimately results in a better workout.