Stamina 1050 Vs 1205: Comparing the 1050 and 1205 Rowing Machines

Stamina 1050 or 1205 – Which is Best for You?

Here, we will quickly compare two modified precision glider rowing machines from Stamina — 1050 Vs 1205 — providing a brief overview of each, so you can work out exactly what they can offer you in terms of practicalities and then in a concluding section, pin-point their differences, so you can clearly identify which piece of fitness equipment is for you.

Stamina 1050 Overview

Fitness Performance & Aspect

The body trac glider is designed for those who enjoy getting fit in their own home yet are a little short on space (through mimicking rowing movements) — hence the design is pretty compact yet is more than capable of providing an intense workout to ‘tone your muscles (arms, thighs, buttocks, legs, core and back) — stimulate your blood circulation‘ and effectively lose weight & get fitter. There is a performance monitor fitted to the 1050 that reads out all the normal fitness diagnostics such as time, calories burned etc.

Additional Practical Details

It is based on a solid steel frame work hence is sturdy, no matter how intense the workout and is designed to be foldable so you can easily store it away once you are finished. You will also notice the handle bars and seat have been ergonomically designed to provide comfort and ease-of-use when assembling it together. For such a low price of just over $100 — you will get a lot more than you expect, really decent value for money.

Rating: 74% (sourced amazon.com) | Dimensions: 58.25′ x 42.5′ x 18.13′ | Weight: 39 lbs

Stamina 1205 Overview

Fitness Performance & Aspect

The 1205 is based on the same concept as the 1050 being compact yet is capable of giving you an intense all round workout, however has gone somewhat of a revamp (i.e an upgrade) hence is a bit more expensive (at around the $200 mark). Firstly, it is far more catering to reducing stress felt on your joints etc. through being low impact (via its precision aluminium beam working in conjunction with a fitted ‘deluxe ball bearing roller system’). Moreover, it is fitted with a piston hydraulic cylinder system that offers a smoother & more natural (as well as a far quieter) operation — allowing for a speed range between 0 to 71.

Additional Practical Details

Moreover, it comes with adjustable tension controls — so you can build up the resistance levels as you get fitter and fitter. The performance monitor has also been improved, providing more readouts with greater levels of accuracy. Also, the foot plates have been designed to keep you secure, safe yet comfortable along with the seat getting extra padding and offering more support for your lower back. The frame work is a more solid & sound construction taking on a max user capacity of up to 250 lbs.

Rating: 74% (sourced amazon.com) | Dimensions: 48′ x 32.5′ x 27.75’| Weight: 46 lbs

What’s the Difference Between the 1050 and 1205?

As you can see the 1205 has undergone a number of changes: the upgraded ball bearing roller system, piston hydraulic cylinder mechanism, resistance controls, re-configured performance monitor, stronger frame, a more ergonomic design (padding, foot plates etc.) and will just serve you as a better piece of fitness equipment overall.

Should You Buy the Stamina 1050 or 1205?

From the points made above I think they more than justify the difference in price between the two (of around $100), so I’d definitely advise you to go with the 1205. But which precision rower will you buy the 1050 or 1205 & why (let me know in the comments below)?

Finally, if you have queries or concerns regarding the comparison account of the Stamina 1050 Vs 1205, then please leave them below & if you’ve found this article useful please give it a like or share — will be much appreciated.