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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby Carl Watts » November 23rd, 2017, 7:24 pm

Adonay wrote:What I can say about Digital Rowing is they don't answer on e-mails, and I fill like there's no support at all. I sent two e-mails, first 3 days ago :(
I wrote on FB also without response.


Its not Microsoft, digital rowing is a couple of people writing software, the time is going into the software and not the support for it. At $99 or even as low as $75 on special you need to sort it out for yourself.

Essentially its always going to be hard to get it going unless your tech savy.

IMO they wasted their time making a Mac version, should have just stuck with the PC version and then developed an Android version only. They now have too many platforms to support for the size of the company and its now killing the development of the product.
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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby Carl Watts » November 23rd, 2017, 7:27 pm

mitchel674 wrote:
Carl Watts wrote:Version V4.3 is faultless, it doesn't always pay to run the latest version, all you really want is others to row with and a rock solid connection from start to finish of the row.

Yes there are plenty of people using it, the big problem is that they either row offline or setup rows at the last second so you cannot join in. If you look at the results there are considerably more rows showing than what is being scheduled.

Its a great bit of software, its a shame the perception out there is that its all about "Racing" when its really about consistent training and finding motivation because you row with others that become a bit like a "Gym partner" so it ensures you don't make excuses and you get your butt on the seat and row.

Each to their own but I cannot even row now without getting online using it.


Carl, I enjoy reading your rowpro threads. I've had rowpro for a few years, but have now only just started getting into erging. I'm now on my week 10 of the basic Pete Plan, but I'm still fairly slow. Is there any point to me trying to connect with others for these long steady state rows (10k next week) if my pace is only 2:15? I think I would find other rowers somewhat motivating, but how would I even be in the same "water" with folks rowing sub 2:00?


The trick here is not to set-up 10K rows but setup 45 minute rows.

The reason is you all start and then FINISH at the same time, times are always more popular than distances if you want others to join in, its purely psychological.

2:15 pace is not slow, plenty of people only doing 2:30 or even slower. Same problem they see themselves as "Slow" and don't join it. Like I said its all about training and not about racing. It's pretty sad the the world has got so competitive and its lost all the fun, your rowing for fitness and weight loss not trying to set a WR every time you get in the seat.
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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby lcantey » November 23rd, 2017, 9:03 pm

Carl Watts wrote:IMO they wasted their time making a Mac version, should have just stuck with the PC version and then developed an Android version only. They now have too many platforms to support for the size of the company and its now killing the development of the product.


I wonder what platforms Carl uses?

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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby Citroen » November 24th, 2017, 2:45 am

lcantey wrote:
Carl Watts wrote:IMO they wasted their time making a Mac version, should have just stuck with the PC version and then developed an Android version only. They now have too many platforms to support for the size of the company and its now killing the development of the product.


I wonder what platforms Carl uses?

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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby Adonay » November 24th, 2017, 4:00 am

Carl Watts wrote:plenty of people only doing 2:30 or even slower


Me for example if I only want to do my daily excercise.

Carl Watts wrote:The trick here is not to set-up 10K rows but setup 45 minute rows


Are rowers at the same line all the time in that case?
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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby Carl Watts » November 24th, 2017, 9:30 pm

No you don't stay in a line but you will do say 10K and others will do 11k for example.

The difference is others do not need to wait for 5 minutes for you to finish your 10K and your all in the post row chat at the same time as you finish together.

It just works better, others don't wait otherwise and are gone by the time you finish
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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby Carl Watts » November 24th, 2017, 9:37 pm

Citroen wrote:
lcantey wrote:
Carl Watts wrote:IMO they wasted their time making a Mac version, should have just stuck with the PC version and then developed an Android version only. They now have too many platforms to support for the size of the company and its now killing the development of the product.


I wonder what platforms Carl uses?

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Windows 3.1


Apple products bark like a dog, the last thing i used of their that worked properly was the Apple 2E. I tried using some of their gear a couple of years ago and I wanted to smash it with a hammer after 2 minutes.
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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby mitchel674 » November 25th, 2017, 5:19 pm

Carl Watts wrote:
mitchel674 wrote:
Carl Watts wrote:Version V4.3 is faultless, it doesn't always pay to run the latest version, all you really want is others to row with and a rock solid connection from start to finish of the row.

Yes there are plenty of people using it, the big problem is that they either row offline or setup rows at the last second so you cannot join in. If you look at the results there are considerably more rows showing than what is being scheduled.

Its a great bit of software, its a shame the perception out there is that its all about "Racing" when its really about consistent training and finding motivation because you row with others that become a bit like a "Gym partner" so it ensures you don't make excuses and you get your butt on the seat and row.

Each to their own but I cannot even row now without getting online using it.


Carl, I enjoy reading your rowpro threads. I've had rowpro for a few years, but have now only just started getting into erging. I'm now on my week 10 of the basic Pete Plan, but I'm still fairly slow. Is there any point to me trying to connect with others for these long steady state rows (10k next week) if my pace is only 2:15? I think I would find other rowers somewhat motivating, but how would I even be in the same "water" with folks rowing sub 2:00?


The trick here is not to set-up 10K rows but setup 45 minute rows.

The reason is you all start and then FINISH at the same time, times are always more popular than distances if you want others to join in, its purely psychological.

2:15 pace is not slow, plenty of people only doing 2:30 or even slower. Same problem they see themselves as "Slow" and don't join it. Like I said its all about training and not about racing. It's pretty sad the the world has got so competitive and its lost all the fun, your rowing for fitness and weight loss not trying to set a WR every time you get in the seat.



Thanks for the advice. I may give this a try tomorrow. I'm scheduled to do a 10k row for the beginner Pete Plan.
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Re: How many people use rowpro?

Postby Adonay » November 27th, 2017, 11:38 am

Carl Watts wrote:I'm scheduled to do a 10k row for the beginner Pete Plan


Me too, but as I see my english isn't good enought to fully understand what he is writing about :( I'll try later with a dictionary ;)

I wonder if I can row some more on one day that it is written on his plan.
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