Stamina 1205 Precision Rower Review

Rowing is a great exercise that is able to combine both strength and aerobic training in one making it perfect for all ages; with this in mind, a rowing machine is a great addition to any home gym due to its simplicity, and ability to work out and target numerous different muscles. The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower is considered as a simple, efficient and compact equipment that is able to provide exercisers with the type of exercise that they require.


stamina 1205 precision rowerThe Stamina 1205 Precision Rower provides exercisers with the simulation of actual rowing, and the smooth motion is not only comfortable, but also quite realistic. The product is from a reputable manufacturer, Stamina, who has been known for producing high quality home fitness equipment for over two decades. The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower has padded seats and glides on a ball-bearing rolling system with an adjustable hydraulic cylinder that will allow exercisers to adjust the resistance placed on the machine. While there are numerous different types of rowing machines on the market, the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower is not foldable. It is, however, available in a compact size, and able to provide exercisers with the same quality workout as a machine twice its size. The 1205 Precision Rower is the perfect machine for all ages, and definitely able to provide a full body workout to the muscles. It especially targets back and shoulder muscles.

What We Like

Durability: All Stamina products have been known for their durability, and the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower is no different. Not only is it made from a sturdy silver steel frame with aluminum beams extruding from it, the whole product has been known to be able to last exercisers for years to come. Many have noted that the machine is extremely durable, and able to withstand huge amounts of pressure and strain without breaking or failing on them.

Comfort: The 1205 Precision Rower has been known for its comfort as it has thick padded seats that are able to provide just the right type of cushion. In addition to thick padded seats, the machine also has pivoting footplates that are not locked in place. The footplates are able to provide additional support and help exercisers maintain an upright position when utilizing the machine.

Multi-function monitor: Like most home fitness exercise machines, the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower has a high-tech monitor that will be able to provide information regarding stroke count, total stroke count on the machine, calories burned, time spent on the machine and more while monitoring important factors like heartbeat. It will also show speed and distance. Exercisers can alter between different modes in order to track and log their different performance level and progress.

Adjustable Customizations: Like all exercises, different people will have different abilities, and the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower will ensure that exercisers are able to adjust the resistance of the machine using the hydraulic cylinders. The hydraulic cylinders will place different amounts of pressure and resistance on the machine for different levels of workout sessions.

Warranty: Stamina is a reputable company, and they are more than happy to stand by the products that they manufacture. With this in mind, they are able to provide a 5 year warranty on the frame, and a 90 day warranty on the parts of the machine. Any repairs or replacements that are needed will be happily covered by the company, and customers of Stamina will be able to access a high-quality, and useful customer service support team at all times of day.

Noise: While most rowing machines have been known to be quite loud in general, the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower has been known to be quite quiet, and can be perfect for household usage. In fact, most consumers have reported being able to use the machine while watching television at a normal volume without having to change the volume at all.

Cost: The machine costs only a fraction of what other rowing machines do making it extremely affordable. It’s a great investment for the future, and definitely well worth the price.

What We Don’t Like

Foldability: While most machines can be folded up, and stored in smaller spaces, the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower cannot be folded up at all. Those who do not own their own home gym may have problems storing the machine as it cannot be disassembled.

Unadjustable arms: The arms of the machine are unadjustable which has been problematic for some consumers who are looking for more customizations on their home fitness machine. While the arms are quite comfortable for most people, others have different preferences and may want the arms closer or further from the torso depending on the muscles that they are looking to target.

Our Verdict

In general, the Stamina 1205 Precision Rower has been quite popular on the market, and known to be able to help many get the type of exercise that they need without going to a gym. It’s not only durable, and able to last for years to come, but it also has numerous functions, and the multi-function monitor makes it easy to track and log progress. It’s the perfect machine for home owners looking to quietly get the exercise they need while watching television.

While it is a great machine, it is not recommended for those who are tight on space, and have no location to store the machine. Since the machine is not foldable, some consumers have had trouble storing the machine, and needed to move it from one location to another. With this in mind, the machine is not that heavy and weighs only about 45 pounds or so meaning that it’s not too difficult to move. Some consumers have needed to prop the machine up against the wall which can scratch the walls.

The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower is a great investment for those looking for a good workout, and definitely well worth the price especially since the product has a good warranty backing it up. It is able to provide the low-impact workout that most people are looking for at a reasonable price.



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