Stamina X Air Rowing Machine Review

Fit&Me is supported by its readers. If you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain our own.

The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine is one of the several air resistance rowing machines on our list of mid range rowing machines, and it is definitely a good option to go with. It comes with several features which you will appreciate for sure.


If you want a detailed little video on the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine, here is the perfect one for you. It’s not a long video, but it provides a nice little overview for you.

Main Features

The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine has a number of features which everyone can definitely appreciate, so what are they?

  • Reliable air resistance mechanism.
  • Resistance based on how hard you row.
  • Is a fairly space friendly and low weight rowing machine.
  • Textured handle for grip.
  • Can fold in half for storage.
  • Comes with wheels for easy transportation.
  • Multi-function workout monitor.
  • Comfortably upholstered seat.
  • Floor protectors.
  • 250-pound weight limit.

Dimensions & Weight

Like with most mid range rowing machine options, the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine is not all that big, but it is not small either. Being able to fold in half is definitely a bonus.

  • Length: 77 inches (196 cm)
  • Width: 18 inches (46 cm)
  • Height: 22 inches (56 cm)
  • Weight: 54 pounds


In case something with the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine goes wrong, it does come with a 3-year warranty on the frame and 90 days on the parts.


The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine comes with all necessary tools for assembly so that is no issue. It also comes with clear instructions, plus the parts are labeled too. It should take you no longer than 30 minutes to assemble this particular rowing machine. You can pay an extra 90 bucks for expert assembly if you don’t want to do it yourself.

What We Like About The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine

The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine definitely has a few cool features that you should know about. What are the most important ones?

One feature which we really like about the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine is that it is fairly decent in terms of weight and size. Put it this way, as long as you have a medium sized room you should be fine. It is not as small as some entry level models but definitely won’t take up as much room as some of the high end models either. The fact that it can easily fold in half does make storage fairly simple. Moreover, the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine does come with wheels so you can easily move it around. There is also the fact that the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine is not too heavy, which is a definite upside.

We do like the air resistance mechanism on the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine. The fact that it automatically adjusts resistance is pretty neat. The harder you row the bigger the challenge is, and the slower you row the less the resistance is. Not having to make any adjustments manually is something that some people may like. On a side note, it may be somewhat irrelevant, but some people like the air flow that comes off of the resistance mechanism because it keeps them cool while exercising. In our eyes, this is not all that important, but some users do appreciate it.

You are going to like the fact that the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine is comfortable to use. It features ergonomically designed handles with good grip on them. Moreover, the seat is made of high-quality materials and is designed to be ergonomically friendly and comfy to sit on. Moreover, the footrests can be adjusted to suit your needs as well. Everything that needs to be comfortable about the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine is comfortable without a doubt.

We also like the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine because it comes with a fairly comprehensive monitoring system. The LCD display is clear and easy to read, it can be adjusted in terms of position, and it will keep track things like speed, distance, strokes, calories burned, and more.

What We Don’t Like About The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine

As always, there are aspects of the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine which we aren’t huge fans of. What are they?

Air resistance is well and good, but the simple reality is that air resistance is noisy and does create a fair amount of vibration. This is not a rowing machine you can use while watching TV unless you have some really good noise canceling headphones.

Also, the fact that the resistance cannot be manually adjusted is another thing that some people may not appreciate too much. Some people also find this model to be fairly large and bulky, which may not suit smaller homes.

Alternatives To The Stamina X Air Rowing Machine

Since you might not be a big fan of the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine, let’s quickly talk about some of the alternatives you can look at.

Stamina ATS Air Rower 1399

The Stamina ATS Air Rower 1399 is very similar to the Stamina X Air Rowing Machine. In fact, both of these models cost the same amount of money, and besides minute aesthetic details such as the paint job, they are more or less the same rowing machine. They feature the same self-regulating wind resistance, they both have more or less the same frame design, the same weight limit, they both fold in half, and are even the same size too.

Stamina 35-1405 ATS Air Rower

The Stamina 35-1405 ATS Air Rower is going to cost you about 70 bucks more than the Stamina X. More or less it is just the upgraded version of the Stamina X. Simply put, this version is built to be tougher and more durable, as well as little more comfortable too. It has a higher seat height, it’s a little more comfortable, and has a slightly more comprehensive tracking monitor.

Final Thoughts On The Stamina X Air Rower

The bottom line is that the Stamina X Air Rower is a great mid range rowing machine option to consider. A durable build with a decent warranty, a high level of comfort, a self-regulating wind resistance, and being able to fold in half for storage are all beneficial aspects of this particular rowing machine.