The Hydrow Origin Story
It may come as no surprise that the founder and CEO of Hydrow, Bruce Smith, was a USA national rowing team coach. Smith saw and experienced firsthand the antiquated nature of modern rowing machines, and decided that it was up to him to fix the problem. Combining the look of a racing shell, cutting-edge hardware, and an immersive video screen experience, the Hydrow was born.
Smith’s “Live Outdoor Experience” surpassed its $100,000 funding goal in four minutes, and the masses cried out for more. Where its predecessor was noisy and cumbersome, the Hydrow is sleek and silent in use. Where the old models use a flywheel to simulate drag, the Hydrow allows for full orientation in every aspect, so that each rower can adjust the machine to their preferences. In short, Smith has created a revolution in ergonomic technology.