Interactive Indoor Rowing Training Machine UI.


About Oartec

Owned by former Australian world champion rower, Matt Roach, Oartec has specialised in designing and manufacturing innovative rowing machines since 2007. The DX Rower was conceived as an easy to row machine that would benefit rowers of any category, level or age by encouraging good rowing technique and coordination.

Project Summary

To make the overall DX Dynamic Rower experience more enticing, Amatek was tasked with a complete redesign of the DX-Rower control interface. Specifically, the brief required the development of features only found on more expensive rowing training machines.

This second generation device, called the OTM-2, required completely new electronics and firmware, including a multi-level menu with multiple interactive training modules.

Outcomes

We developed a feature-rich graphical user interface that has helped Matt compete successfully in export markets. It incorporates sophisticated calibration and training program software that includes a range of features:

  • Starts automatically once rowing starts and goes into Just Row mode
  • Select from custom or preset time, distance or interval workouts
  • Displays units in Time/500m, Watts and Calories
  • Calibrated scores that and comparable from machine to machine
  • Stores workouts in memory, with reviewable data and rerow
  • Compatible with ANT + heart rate chest belts
  • Software updates easily uploaded from USB stick

We also provided Matt with a simple programming jig to both load the latest firmware revision, and test the PCBA.