Low Price Range
This low-cost rowing machine is compact, easy-to-use, well-built, has a comfortable seat, has a realistic rowing motion, and most especially, perfect for beginners. It’s popular on the internet because it’s priced under $150. Being a hydraulic rower, it uses only one piston underneath the main column to provide the resistance. It features a comfortable padded seat, 12 hydraulic cylinder resistance levels, and its LCD display monitor.
Let me start reviewing the monitor. It’s actually very easy to use. It doesn’t offer much and that’s really expected from a 150-dollar rowing machine. From the shoulder, I’m telling you now that you need to look for an inspiration because its small LCD won’t keep you interested for a long time. It’s just a simple monitor that will display the most useful information you need to know as you row. The monitor will tell you how far you have rowed and how long it took you to row in one session. It can also show you the number of strokes you’ve performed and the calories you burned. And that is it. There’s nothing special about the LCD monitor. No preset programs are included and you can’t save your workout data as well.
Now the 12 hydraulic cylinder resistance levels are enough for both a beginner and a professional. You just have to remember that this can drop off during longer workouts.
Moving on, I mentioned earlier that the padded seat is comfortable. This is true only if you plan to row for a maximum of fifteen minutes only. If you’re going to row for more than 15 minutes, you may find its seat a little uncomfortable. However, taking 3-5 minute breaks after every 15 minutes is not really an interruption especially if you’re a beginner and your body is still adjusting with the rowing strokes. Honestly, exercising with this for 15 minutes is already a plus because other products in its price range almost have unbearable seats that won’t let you exercise comfortably for 10 minutes.
Another downside is the noise. This rowing machines can be very loud until it completely warmed up. Now with all those negative feedback, you may think there’s no benefit in getting this garbage. Well, such statement is gibberish. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. Let’s weigh all those benefits and drawbacks.
• Sturdy and compact
• Can be folded; thus, can be stored easily
• Priced below $150
• Takes up little space
• Easy to assemble
• Easy to use
• Has 12 hydraulic cylinder resistance levels
• Can accommodate users weighing up to 250 lbs.
• Has a one-year frame warranty
• Has a 90-day parts warranty
• Has a compact footprint
• Has a padded seat
• Has a monitor that shows time, stroke count, and burned calories
• Suits users of all levels
• Durable thanks to its steel-frame construction
• Simulates a realistic rowing action
• Can be noisy because it’s uses hydraulic resistance
• LCD monitor is basic
• There is no pulse meter
• There are no preset programs included
• Adjusting the footrests may keep you interrupted
• Resistance will drop after long workouts
The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 is 46 inches long and 23.5 inches wide. Clearly, it will require a very little space from your home. When it’s not being used, it can be folded away to a size of about 49.5 x 11.75 x 9.5. inches. Now that you know the specifications, pros and cons, and customer reviews, it’s time for you to decide. You have to remember, though, that this was made to target beginners. Hence, the simplicity.