The Stamina 1333 is a low-to-mid priced rowing machine that is very compact, which makes it a great choice for most homes (even smaller flats and apartments). And the great thing about this rowing machine is that it will provide you with a full body workout right in the comfort of your own home.
Easy to store, there are even protective caps on this rower to provide you with a safe way to protect the rower from scratching your floors.
Let’s see what we liked before going through our review of the Stamina 1333 precision rowing machine.
- Easy to move and ultra-quiet
- Resistance is substantial on the highest level (12)
- Assembly is straightforward and easy (1 – 1.5 hours)
- Display is small
- Calorie counting seems to be only an estimate
The display is small and a little cumbersome – not a big deal. Calorie counting doesn’t seem to be precise (how could it without entering in your height and weight?). But I also found that it under calculates the calories burned when adding resistance levels. For example, you can put the resistance up to 10 and row for 300 strokes, and the same calorie count will be given with no resistance.
Keep this in mind when rowing.
Stamina 1333 Precision Rowing Machine Review
The Stamina 1333 is a wonderful, compact machine that has handles that are powered through hydraulics that allow for a smooth rowing experience through your entire rowing session. And the assembly isn’t hard, but do expect to spend some time on the assembly process: 1 – 1.5 hours at the most.
Small and lightweight, this model is just under 50 pounds and has dimensions of 48.5” x 34.52” x 18” – so moving it is a breeze.
When rowing, you’ll quickly appreciate how quiet this machine is when rowing. You’ll also notice that the deluxe seat provides back support which is ideal for users that have back-related issues.
Piston resistance is available to make rowing even more difficult. In total, there are 12 resistance levels that go from easy to extremely difficult at the highest setting. And as long as you’re 250 pounds or under, you’ll safely be able to row on this machine.
Monitoring is available (although the monitor is monochrome and a little on the small side). For some reason, I find the monitor to be a little cumbersome – maybe because all of the statistics are provided on the screen at once. You’ll be able to monitor:
- Total strokes
- Strokes per minute
There are also comfortable foot pedals that will allow you to use your legs comfortably and keep your feet in the proper position all throughout your workout. The pedals are adjustable, too, so that you can move them to a position that best works for you.
When you’re done rowing, you can fold the machine up, and use the rolling wheels to move it into another room. Plastic caps keep the machine from scratching hardwood floors, too.
A robust and compact rowing machine, the Stamina 1333 is a great choice for a budget-friendly, durable and space-saving rowing machine.