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EXR Split

EXR Split is a speed calculation setting that uses your rower’s power output (watt) and variables like your body weight to calculate statistics such as your split (the time it takes to row 500m). Using EXR Split leads to more precise performance statistics and better gameplay.

What is EXR Split?

EXR Split is an in-app speed calculation setting that takes your rower’s power output (watt) and extra variables like your exact body weight into account. With these variables, EXR calculates its own statistics like your split time. An alternative is only using your rower’s calculations. EXR Split is available to everyone who rows with EXR.

Which advantages does EXR Split have?

Training with EXR Split has two main advantages: More reliable performance statistics and improved gameplay. Both from a data perspective and a gameplay perspective, EXR Split simulates rowing on the water better.

EXR Split will be used for fairer races between users by implementing weight classes.

More accurate performance statistics

Compared to rowing machines, EXR Split uses more variables. For example, your exact body weight is taken into account when calculating your performance statistics. Other variables used include…

  • Boat weight (currently: single scull)
  • Power output (watt)
  • Strokes per minute

Improved gameplay

Because EXR Split also calculates data that are important for the visuals, the avatar positioning is more precise and visual bugs like a displaced avatar are less likely to occur. Additionally, using EXR Split results in fairer leaderboards since your speed is now calculated with your weight in mind.

Leveling the playing field

Various rowing machine brands (and sometimes even different models from the same manufacturer) have their own formulas and use different variables to calculate its speed (split time). Accordingly, it’s hard to compare the statistics of all brands. To arrange better coherency between brands, we rely on EXR split. Keep in mind that some brands will be more optimised for our training mode and others will have a harder time competing in the leaderboards

Where can I add or change my body weight?

Enter your body weight in your EXR profile.

Enter your weight

How do I switch between EXR Split and my rower’s calculations?

To change your speed calculation setting, open the EXR app and select Options. Then go to Gameplay and open the advanced options where you find speed calculation.

We recommend using EXR Split for the best training experience.

EXR split setting

Why didn’t I get a notification about EXR Split?

After version 1.7, all rowers use EXR Split by default. Only when connecting a Concept2 rower to EXR for the first time a notification appears.

EXR split onboarding

I cannot find EXR Split in the options. What should I do?

Update the EXR app. If you still cannot find the speed calculation setting, get in touch with the support team.