The Stamina Air Rower, also known as the Stamina Air Rower 1399, is an indoor rowing machine that comes at an affordable price, under $500, and it’s ideal for home use by beginners as well as seasoned veterans.
The Stamina Air Rower is one of the best low to mid budget rowing machines available.
If you want to get a more detailed look at this indoor rower read our full review below.
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Build and Design
I’m gonna start off by saying that the packaging is very secure.
The machine is pretty easy to setup, it’ll probably take you less than an hour to get it up and running.
For a $300 rowing machine, the build quality is very impressive.
The Stamina Air Rower has a foldable, solid steel frame that comes with a 3-year warranty.
The padded, upholstered sliding seat is sturdy but also surprisingly comfortable. The glide is very smooth.
The handles have a textured surface which makes for a more secure grip when you’re working out.
I also like that the footplates are big and can easily accommodate any size users. The adjustable nylon straps hold your feet in place while rowing.
The rowing strap is also made out of nylon but feels like it could handle daily abuse with ease and without too much wear.
The Resistance Unit
The Stamina Air Rower is an air resistance rowing machine.
With air resistance rowers, the faster your row, the harder it gets. Resistance increases with rowing speed.
One problem with air resistance rowing machine is that they tend to get noisy when the rowing intensity increases, but surprinsingly the Stamina Air Rower is pretty relatively quiet even at high rowing speeds.
There’s no slack in the rowing strap, the motion feels very smooth, fluid, just like you would feel if you were rowing on water.
Air resistance rowers are great for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) because you can go from fast to slow rowing speeds without having to change any setting on the machine. The resistance adjusts according to how fast you’re rowing.
The machine providews you with a challenging, full body workout regardless of your curent fitness levels. The resistance is strong enough for beginner, intermediate as well as advanced users.
The Monitor Display
The Stamina Air Rower 1399 features a one-button display monitor that tracks your rowing speed, distance, time and calories burned.
The speed is always display while the other data can be switched manually with the help of the mode button.
The monitor is powered by 2 AA batteries. It has no backlight so in low light areas you won’t see the information displayed very well.
It’s a basic monitor, not like the one you would find on the Concept2 rower or other more expensive rowing machines.
The Stamina Air Rower vs the Concept2 rowing machine is basically very similar functionality but without all the bells and whistles like the performance monitor, damper setting and so on.
Customer Support and Warranty
When it comes to customer support, Stamina has always delivered. Their staff is always helpful and well trained to solve any problems you might have with your machine.
As for the warranty, there’s a 90 day warranty for the parts and a 3 year warranty for the frame.
Overall the Stamina Air Rower 1399 offers amazing value for the money you spend. This is one of the main reasons we featured this rowing machine in our TOP 3 picks.
The machine is very high quality for a low budget, under $500 rower.
It can provide you with a great, full body workout for a price that’s 3 times lower than high end indoor rowing machines.
It’s not gym quality but for home use it has all the functionality you would need and it does it’s job very well.
- Best rowing machine under $500
- Great value for money spent ratio
- Very user friendly
- Can accommodate all sizes
- Very basic display monitor without workouts or goal setting features