Stamina DT Pro Rower 35-1485
Stamina DT Pro Rower 35-1485 is a professional level, top class fitness equipment with high end features like dual technology resistance with both smooth air and magnetic (hybrid air-magnetic), solid aluminium beam and the very strong nylon strap that lets you pull quietly and smoothly every single time, a comfortable contoured thick padded seat and a smart high tech LCD-backlit workout monitor with programmable functions and preset routines for a great full body workout that involves back, chest, hamstrings, quadriceps, triceps and biceps and indicators like time, calories, count, distance, watt, strokes per minute and pulse with heart rate data received from the “Heart Rate Transmitter Chest Strap” wirelessly. Stamina is actually known for its budget but great quality fitness products and this Pro Rower is a new thing for us as it promises quite a lot, on par with the expensive brands, again at a lower price as all the Stamina products are manufactured abroad in China where labor and manufacturing costs are much lower, which doesn’t mean worse products at all as Stamina is very strict with quality control. The hybrid air-magnetic resistance system offers eight strength levels with air resistance at lower levels and magnetic at higher levels so it all runs quietly and smoothly and the preset programs include fat burn, rolling, ramp, valley, hill, interval, heart rate targeting and endurance with 30 min running time each by default.
Silver and black Stamina DT Pro Rower has a premium look, is durable with a sturdy frame made of aluminium and stainless steel, weighs 87 pounds as a heavy duty unit and can support up to 300 pounds of user weight (minimum for a decent rower), is 9 feet long (dimensions of 89.8 x 20 x 40.5 inches) so it is not really compact but the beam can be folded up vertically so you save on some space. This smooth rower will help you exercise your whole body, keep you fit, improve your strength while being easy on your knees, ankles and joints, unlike on heavier impact machines like treadmills. You will find eight preset programs and can save your own four workouts and use each one of them with eight different resistance levels from easy to very challenging. You can press Recovery button at the end of your session and find out about your cardio- heart health. The cheaper velcro shoe straps are not the best that can get loose from the pedals and you need to adjust occasionally, has a nylon strap (not a chain) that you pull during your workout and this rower is not super easy to assemble as it comes with many small parts and some maintenance is required like tightening bolts from time to time. This is quite a good, commercial grade rowing machine for home gym use despite its small flaws, with high end features and solid build quality at a reasonable price with “Heart Rate Transmitter Chest Strap” included without you having to pay extra and you get five long years of warranty on the solid metal frame and 90 days for the parts.