Stamina Air Rower Rowing Machine Review

The Stamina Air Rower is one of the cheapest rowing machines available in the market. This machine can be bought online through any trusted website and is a better option than any other rowing machine in its price range. However, the function, comfort factor, and utility of the machine is quite commendable despite the low price. Let us look into all aspects of the Stamina ATS Air Rower 1399.

Design

The Stamina Air Rower is based on a sturdy steel frame. The unit is foldable so that you can tuck it in any corner of your house when not in use. The machine also comes with convenient wheels so that you can carry it anywhere you want without having to go through a weight-lifting session. Also, the unit is just 56lbs, light enough for a single adult to carry it without help or trouble. The dimensions of the machine are as follows:

  • Length: 77 inches when in use; 46 inches when folded.
  • Width: 18 inches when in use; this doesn’t get any narrower when folded.
  • Height: 22 inches when in use; slightly increases to 28 inches when folded.

Basically, you can fold the machine almost into half and carry it away on its wheels and store it anywhere safe. The machine also comes with floor protectors to make sure there is no impact to the space it is being used or stored on.

Comfort

The seat of the machine is a sliding one with comfortable padding and good quality upholstery so that it is comfortable on the skin even when a lot of perspiration is involved. The footpads are big and cozy. The machine can accommodate people of any height and a wide range of weight class. The footpads come with adjustable straps that take care of the position of the feet so that you don’t have to constantly keep a watch on your posture or end up with annoying post-workout pain in the ankle.

Resistance

As the name suggests, the machine comes with air resistance. One cannot expect a water resistance unit at this price range. Also, water resistance machines have the added risk of leakages. Air resistance catches up faster than magnetic or water resistance, so you can kick up the speed as fast as you want and the machine will adjust without any setback.

The Stamina Air Rower comes with a durable air resistance compartment that is not prone to leaks and bursts. The even air space offers resistance you can bank upon. The machine can take up to 250lbs of weight.

The primary concern with an air resistance rowing machine is the annoying noise most of these machines make. However, the Stamina ATS Air Rower 1399 is very soft compared to most air resistance rowing machines. With this one, you can be rest assured that the neighbors, or even the rest of the family members will not lose their sleep if you decide to use it early in the quiet mornings.

 A word of warning though, professionals who reviewed this product, along with many other rowing machines, claim that the resistance does not kick in soon enough to offer an all-round resistance. So, if you are looking for a whole upper body training machine, this one might disappoint you. The machine is good for light aerobic-like exercise and not for the benefits of a full rowing experience.

Display

The LCD display fitted with the machine does not look like one of the top-class displays but the calibration in the equipment is accurate and the display is clear. The display includes the number of calories burnt, the instantaneous speed, the distance covered, the time taken, and other relevant basic details. The program lacks preset or target options and has no PC connectivity, but in its price range, one can’t exactly expect these features because they come in machines which cost at least $200 more.

Price

The Stamina Air Rower comes at just $299 on some reputed online stores. This is the only rowing machine in this price range that even physicians recommend.

Warranty

The frame has a three years warranty, which is enough time to get it serviced for free at least once if it is regularly used. However, the warranty on the parts of the unit is only for three months.