Providing all the basics you need in a rower at a wallet-friendly price, the Stamina ATS Rower may be a good choice for the casual rower. The ATS features wind resistance, an oversized seat rail, padded upholstered seat, small LCD display with live fitness feedback, and a smooth glide. The harder you work, the more resistance you will feel. The ATS also uses a strap and return spring rather than a chain for the rowing mechanism. The intent is to decrease noise but some felt the pull feels inconsistent.
The ATS is equipped with an oversized seat rail designed to accommodate taller users. However, seat stoppers may limit the range of motion for these rowers. Constructed from carbon steel, the ATS supports weights up to 250 pounds which is a bit lower than industry standard but not surprising for the price.
Several reviewers found fault in the design of the footplates which have a more aggressive angle. This forces the knees to protrude too far forward which leads to improper form and stress on the knees. A 3-year warranty covers the frame and only a 90-day warranty on parts. Issues have been reported with the return spring strap breaking so be sure to assess its quality within the 90-day window.
Still, the ATS is a value purchase that can be folded and stored out of the way when not in use. It may be a good option for casual rowers or those that live in smaller spaces.