The Stamina X Air Rower is one of the newest rowing machines in the company's extensive lineup, featuring a sleek modern design and targeting those who want to take their workouts to the next level.
The X features steel frame construction, a durable rowing chain, molded seat and pivoting foot plates. The basic display offers feedback on distance, speed, calories, time, stroke count and strokes per minute.
Let's take a closer look at some of the specs...
UPDATE: It looks like the X Air Rower has been discontinued. Check out the current Stamina rowing machines for an alternative.
The Stamina X Air Rower is a nice addition to the lineup, with a striking jet black steel frame with red supports and fan within the flywheel. The company claims the machine is built "tough and durable", to match the intensity of extreme users.
It is very similar to the popular ATS 1405 Air Rower, and looks just like it except for the color scheme. But there are some differences between the two.
For starters, the new model has a more advanced display, with a larger window showing 3 different workout metrics at once as opposed to two. The X Air Rower also has pivoting footplates as opposed to the fixed plates on the 1405 model. The X is also slightly smaller.
As far as the workout, most user reviews are positive, stating the machine functions as expected. It offers a good cardio workout with a natural motion.
The few negatives focused on the fact that this was not a professional grade rower, but for $399 on sale you really can't expect too much. You can't adjust the resistance...it is based on how hard or soft you pull the chain.
The display is very basic, and the information might not be entirely accurate, but again, sub $500 rowing machines don't come with the same precise computers as you would find on pricier models like the Concept2. If you need very accurate measurements you'll need to opt for a more expensive machine.
At the end of the day, the X Air Rower will give you an adequate workout. It's built well and is comfortable enough that you can stay on for extended periods of time.
The X Air Rower is a fine choice for an entry-level rowing machine. If you just want something you can use for a good cardio workout, and don't need all of the bells and whistles, then this might work just fine for you.
Take a look at the 1405 and other Stamina Air Rowers as well, as they are all very similar with slight differences. The base Air Rower is very popular as well for about $100 less than the X.
No matter what you choose, you'll get a very functional, basic machine that will meet your cardio needs and help you lose weight and get into shape. And that's all that really matters at the end of the day.
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