“All around solid” is how I describe the Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower.
But is it worth the extra money?
This is the real question that must be answered.
Stamina has built many mid-market rowing machines that are all very similar and great quality.
With a few rowing machines all within about $100 of each other it can be difficult to find which is the best rower for you.
Below I attempt to review the Stamina 1402 Rower, point out the differences, and tell you if it is worth buying or not!
The Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower is an air resistance rowing machine that utilizes an Air Transfer System (ATS).
This means it uses wind resistance to provide a smooth, efficient rowing stroke.
Air resistance rowing machines operate by first pulling the handle and spinning the flywheel. As the flywheel spins, resistance is created as more air comes into the flywheel housing.
The harder you row, the more resistance is created.
Like water rowing machines, air rowers don’t have any knobs to adjust the resistance. The resistance adjusts constantly to match your rowing speed.
The faster you row the more resistance you feel. To decrease the resistance just slow your rowing stroke.
Users commented that they felt the Stamina 1402 provided a smooth, strong resistance. They didn’t feel it lacked in providing them with a good workout.
A few users commented the resistance felt comparable to the Concept2 Model D.
However, the Stamina 1402 ATS Rower does not include a ‘damper setting’ like the Concept2 Model D. The damper setting controls the airflow into the flywheel housing which controls the ‘feel’ of the row. Basically like riding a bike on a high or low gear.
The 1402 ATS Air Rower has an angled seat rail that makes the return stroke smooth and easy. It also acts as an added layer of resistance because you must push your weight up a slight incline and control it on the way back down.
Like other air rowing machines the Stamina ATS Air Rower 1402 does make some noise. Each stroke you will hear a ‘whoooshing’ noise created by the flywheel.
Most individuals don’t mind the noise and just wear headphones to listen to music. Others use the noise to gauge their intensity levels.
If you were watching TV you would have to turn the volume up but the rower is not loud enough to disturb others in your house.
Users were happy with the resistance provided by the Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower. Seeing that air resistance is the chosen resistance type among Olympic athletes, I would assume most people would feel it provides them with a great total body workout.
The Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower comes fully equipped with a multi-function electronic performance monitor. The monitor displays:
- Strokes per Minute
- Total Strokes
- Distance (0 to 99.9 miles)
- Speed (0 to 99.9 mph)
- Time (0 to 99:59 minutes)
- Calories Burned (0 to 999 Kcal)
The monitor displays 3 workout windows. You can view SPM, DISTANCE, and TIMER, or COUNTER, SPEED, and CALORIES.
To turn the monitor on just press the single button or move the seat. The monitor will turn off after 2 minutes of inactivity.
The Stamina 1402 monitor is a pretty basic monitor that tracks all the necessary fitness data. It doesn’t have any advanced features that you will find on the higher end models but should be sufficient for most users.
One downside is that it does not have a heart rate monitor. One fix is to use an app on your smartphone that can record heart rate or you can purchase other fitness devices that can do this as well.
The monitor also doesn’t have any preset workout programs which is a bummer but expected on a rowing machine in this price range.
The calorie counter is only to be used as an estimate and for comparisons between workouts. The calories being burned are that of an ‘average user’ and not exactly what you are burning. I cover this topic in my article on burning more calories.
Basically just use the calorie counter to tell which workout was more difficult and efficient by seeing which one had a higher calorie count.
While there are few shortcomings to this monitor it is nothing that should deter you from considering this rowing machine. All other rowers in this price range have similar monitors and it is just expected. More advanced monitors usually don’t start appearing until above the $500 range.
Stamina is a very reputable company in the home fitness space and has been known to make high quality products. The Stamina ATS 1402 Air Rower is no different.
Constructed with a sturdy steel frame, the 1402 Rower is built to last. It comes equipped with an oversized aluminum seat rail for strong support and a smooth gliding seat. The reinforced nylon rowing strap also adds to the smooth, durable rowing stroke.
Floor protectors and built in wheels help protect your workout space while adding additional support when rowing vigorously.
I didn’t see any concerns when looking at the build quality of this rowing machine.
The Stamina 1402 ATS Rower comes with an upholstered comfortable seat that was engineered to glide smoothly.
Complimented by the oversized angled seat rail, this rower has a very comfortable rowing stroke.
The textured grip on the handle allows for maximum comfort and helps prevent hand fatigue.
Users feet are held in place by adjustable nylon foot straps in oversized footplates that can accommodate any size user.
The Stamina 1402 does have a very low profile and sits low to the ground. This can make it uncomfortable for people with mobility issues to get on and off the rowing machine.
To store, all a person must do is remove the pull pin and locking knob, fold the seat rail up, then reinsert the pull pin and locking knob.
That’s it, should take about 30 seconds.
The rower then has built in wheels so you can wheel the rower into the corner of a room or into a closet.
While the Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower has a long seat rail it is slightly shorter than some of the other Stamina Air Rowers.
Even with a slightly shorter seat rail a Stamina Representative said they have a few users that are 6’4″ using the rowing machine with no problem.
The manufacturer’s recommended weight limit is 250 lbs..
So unless you are taller than 6’4″ or heavier than 250 lbs. you should be ok.
- Assembled Dimensions:
- 73.5″ x 18.2″ x 22.0″ (L x W x H)
- 55 lbs (Stamina website)
- Storage Dimensions:
- Approx: 34.0″ x 18.2″ x 40.0″ (L x W x H)
The assembly is pretty straightforward and should take about 30 minutes to 1 hour when following the directions. It only requires 1 person to assemble.
All the necessary tools come in the box for assembly and the only items you will need are 2AA batteries for the monitor.
The only complaint I saw were people being confused about the purpose of the ‘locking pin’ because it didn’t insert into any part. The ‘locking pin’ is only used to secure the seat rail in place during storage and will not be used when the rower is in use.
Pros and Cons
- Strong resistance
- Good build quality
- Comfortable rowing motion
- Easy storage
- Easy assembly
- Basic monitor lacks advanced features
- Low profile (seat height)
- Not ideal for very large users
Overall consumer sentiment has been positive for the Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower. Users like the strong, smooth rowing motion it provides and feel it is all around a very solid rowing machine.
Some users felt the monitor could be better at this price but I have not seen any rower monitors in this range that can prove this otherwise.
You can see more comments here: Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower Review
Average Rating: 4.4
Reference Model #: Stamina 35-1402 if ordering parts for warranty.
Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower Price
While the Stamina 1402 Rower is in the lower end price range, many users have questioned its positioning. It is priced higher than the Stamina 1399 Air Rower but according to some it only has ‘minimal’ upgrades. (See more on this below)
When checking around for different pricing I have found Amazon to usually have the best deal. Even with the ‘minimal’ upgrades, many buyers have found it to be a great rower and competitively priced.
The question on the Stamina 1402 Rower is not whether it is a good rower or not but if it is worth paying extra.
According to my research and Stamina Reps, when comparing the Stamina 1402 vs. Stamina 1399 the differences are the 1402 has a metal flywheel cage and a slightly better monitor.
You can decide if the differences are worth the price and check out my Stamina 1399 Review here.
Let me know what you decide!
I hope you enjoyed my Stamina 1402 ATS Air Rower review! If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section below.