I decided to do a review on Stamina 1205 Precision Rower because it is very affordable and could be within the budget of many people. So, I will help by pointing out the good and bad sides of this rower to enable you to make a wise decision with your purchase. However, you shouldn’t expect all the sophisticated features to be available on this unit; after all, you are getting what you are paying for. Nevertheless, it could even worth more than the price so just keep on reading to find out if it’s good.
Rowing is one of the best activities around the world; as a matter of fact it is a form of sports and competition and it has great value in terms of physical fitness. It is considered as one of the major cardio equipment for building that body. The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower is small compared to most rowing machines but designed to be effective and durable. Just as you would expect it, the small multifunction tracking monitor displays the speed, distance, strokes, time, calories burned.
The thick padded seat and pivoting footplates were designed to convey maximum comfort to the user. I think that this unit could come handy at home when you cannot make it to the gym because of some inevitable factors. Did you know that the rowing machines target muscle groups such as the back, abdomens, buttocks, arms, and legs and so does the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower machine and when you talk of equipment that can increase the metabolism rate so fast then remember the rowing machine even though they are good at low impact exercises.
The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower has got a hydraulic cylinder action with adjustable tension controls that would ensure you have a challenging workout that will burn those calories twice as much. The thing is that the result you will get with the Model E or Model D by Concept2 is the same you will be getting with this unit even though the Concept2 equipment is high-end units.
Let’s see the overview of the features, thereafter we shall see the pros and cons as well.
- Smooth hydraulic cylinder action
- Deluxe ball-bearing rolling system
- Multifunction tracking monitor
- Thick padded seat
- Pivoting footplates
- Dimensions: 32.5 W x27.75 H x 48 D inches
- Precision extruded aluminum beam
- Weighs about 47 pounds
As you may have noticed from the review, this unit does not have all the advanced features but do have the basic that would still give you result as long as you don’t really care about stuff like listening to music while working out. Below are the reasons why you should buy the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower.
Monitor– Even with the price that is cheap, the manufacturer knew that the monitor is an important part of a rowing machine and should be integrated into it. Even though it is a small unit it can display the distance, time, calories burned speed and strokes. These could give you enough motivation to keep on working out the way you should in order to achieve your fitness goal.
Storage– This unit is perfect for small apartments because it is compact but not foldable, though. Even though not being able to fold is an advantage because the points that are usually created for a unit to fold could affect the stability of the unit. So, you can only imagine the size by imagining the size of 32.5 inches wide by 48 inches long unit.
Comfortability– This unit has been made or designed to offer comfort to its user. The manufacturer has gone through enough trouble to creating a thick padded seat and pivoting footplates to ensure that users get comfortable while using this unit despite that the price is considered as cheap.
Warranty– It has got 5 years on frame and 90 days on moving parts
Max Weight– It support 250 pounds maximum weight
The instruction manual has been said to be difficult to follow, and can’t fold even though it is a compact machine.
The warranty on the moving parts is just 3 months which I think is very limited
The lowest setting for resistance can be very difficult
I was expecting more of cons with this unit but found less than I expected. This is a big plus for the unit and people that may be interested in buying. I also did not mention that it can be very quiet while at use; which means you can work out and still watch TV. When you compare the price that it is been sold for and the benefits you are going to derive from it, the latter outweighs the former by far.
Therefore, the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower is your best bet if you are on a budget and so would suggest you go get yours, but before you do that you can read more of reviews from actual users to help you make your final decision.
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