The machine includes a full screen to provide an immersive experience, making the user feel like they're *really* chopping water. It can be used with or without a subscription, making it a great gift option. There is a starter pack ($2,245) that includes the rowing machine, under machine mat, Polar heart rate monitor, and Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Headphones or a one-year subscription for $456.
Promising review: "I own a Peloton bike and I use it regularly. The biggest issue with the bike is that it's almost all quad. Your upper leg is working like crazy and the cardio is really intense. The problem with the bike is that it doesn't do the rest of your body. I bought the Hydrow to try to get a full body workout and it's really great. You're effectively doing a squat, crunch and push up each time you row. When it's over you really feel as though you've worked out your entire body. The classes are great too. You see the instructor on the screen and you're mirroring them, so when they go fast so do you. I took a class yesterday and they were in Miami and there were dolphins in the open water. It was pretty neat. Anyway, it's nice to go stroke for stroke with them and it makes it a lot more enjoyable than a traditional rower. I love it and my family has been using it more than the Peloton." —David
Get it from Best Buy or Hydrow for $2,245.