- The seat can be uncomfortable with long workouts
- Can be oversized for small homes or apartments
From an assembly perspective, the machine should be ready to go in under an hour. After your workout you can easily store it by folding it. Stamina has put the main focus in the area of the monitor. The LCD monitor is now backlight which means you can train in low light conditions.
The screen is large by industry standards and works well with the chest heart rate belt. The machine has a low gravity point which will ensure extra stability for advanced users. It also has a large footprint which also increases stability but may become a negative point for some users, especially those with limited space.
Stamina is well known for producing quality machines and the Avari Programmable Magnetic Exercise Rower is solidly built. It doesn`t stand out with a futuristic design but it is hard to find any major problems with it.
The best part about the design is the complex monitor which is hard to find within the price range. If you have a smaller home or lack proper spacing for the machine you should consider that the stability of the machine came with the cost of a longer machine (81 inches).
This is where the rower really shines. It works with the magnetic technologies and includes various presets. There are 12 total workouts stored within the monitor. 6 of them are highly concentrated on cardio sessions (rolling hills, valleys, fat burn, ramp mode, mountain and interval modes). One program is solely focused on the heart rate while the remaining 4 programs can use custom presets.
In terms of data indication, the monitor can show: time spent in each workout session, the total covered distance, pulse, strokes per minute for adjusting the average pace, calories and watt. This programs work together with the large footplates which allow for plenty of safety and comfort and with the padded seating, which allows for more comfortable longer training sessions.
There is no evidence suggesting the Stamina rower would have any major flaws. It actually manages to deliver a complex low-impact workout without the hassle as the monitor is very easy to use. It combines quality materials such as the extruded aluminum rowing beam with the padded handlebar for a professional feel.
Although the price is placing it in the mid-range of the market, some features such as the monitor are really top range. It comes with 12 programs that can ensure a seamless workout with no breaks that guarantee an elevated heart rate throughout the workout.