Wireless device incl. practical carrying strap, which allows a hands-free massage.
Vital Maxx Shoulder massager
last modified: 11.10.2019, 10:08
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With the shoulder massager from Vital Maxx the built-in battery is the greatest advantage. With comparable devices, the massage device can only be used near the power socket with the mains adapter. The Vital Maxx device can be used flexibly throughout the home and it is not necessary to stay close to the power socket. Please note that the battery only lasts about 30 minutes. However, a neck massage should generally not last longer than 15 minutes. In addition to the battery, the practical carrying strap is worth mentioning. This means that the neck massage device does not have to be held permanently by the loops, but can be used hands-free on the neck and back. The biggest disadvantage is the humming sound of the massage device. This is somewhat louder than with comparable devices and has disturbed the test.
The shoulder massager from Vital Maxx tested by us has an additional battery and a practical carrying strap. The supplied belt with Velcro fastener can be tied through the loops and around the body. So the massage device does not have to be held. This is an enormous advantage compared to other neck massagers in our test. With the other devices the massage device must be held more frequently or a belt must be bought in addition. The device is also offered at a lower price without battery and carrying strap. The massage device is suitable for use on the back, stomach, waist, legs, neck or shoulders. In the operating instructions the exact areas of application are illustrated. The massage device also has an adapter for the car.
The breathable mesh allows the massage knots to move flexibly. The PU leather can easily be wiped with a cloth and cleaned. The arm loops are about 40 cm long. The pressure and intensity of the massage can be regulated by the hand loops. The arm straps of this massager are slightly longer than those of comparable products.
Another special feature is the built-in battery. The massage device can be operated not only with mains operation, but also wirelessly with rechargeable battery. Therefore it is necessary to charge the device for a certain time at the socket. During charging, the lamp on the power supply unit lights up red. When it is finished, the lamp lights green. As soon as the massager has enough energy, it can also be used without a mains cable. A full charge takes about 2 hours. However, it is not necessary to charge it completely. The device can also be used with half charge. When fully charged, you can be massaged for 30 minutes. The device should be recharged when the power decreases.
This device has five buttons:
1. on/off switch (on/off)
2. the massage direction (forwards / backwards)
The massage direction can be set manually at the push of a button. During normal operation, the massage device also changes direction automatically at 1-minute intervals.
3. massage speed (low / medium / high)
During application, the massage can be regulated between 3 intensity levels: low, medium and high.
4. heating button (on / off)
The heating function can also be switched on optionally. The massage rollers light up red (see picture). However, the heat function does not make a big difference during a short massage. When you touch the massage rollers with your hands, you feel the warmth. In the neck or on the back, however, the warmth is not felt at first. Only after about 10 minutes or longer, the massage device is heated up. The advantage of a warming function is that the blood circulation in the massaged area is stimulated.
5. vibration (off / pulsating / permanent)
Another function is the vibration function. The vibration can be switched on permanently or only for small intervals. It provides a more intensive and varied massage. However, our test persons were more disturbed by the additional noises of the function than they were happy about the real benefit of the feature. The vibration function generates a similar humming like the vibration of a smartphone. You can also feel like you're being called all the time.
The preset 15-minute automatic switch-off function automatically switches the appliance off if you leave it switched on accidentally. When used, the massager emits a permanent humming sound. In our test we measured a volume of 61dB directly on the device. This is a comparatively high value. Some of our test subjects were disturbed by the volume.
We have evaluated about 200 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Practical battery function (can be used without cable)
- Dissolves tension very well
The following points were noted negatively:
- The massager did not work after unpacking.
|Scope of delivery||neck massager, belt, operating instructions, power supply, car power supply|
|Quality of instructions||very good|
|Manual language||GER, GB, FR, NL|
|Power supply||Mains and battery (over 2 hours running time)|
|Length of the power cable||1,45 m|
|Power||5 W (on charge)|
|Automatic switch-off||After 15 minutes or when the battery is empty|
|Change of rotation||yes|
|Intensity levels||3 (low / medium / high)|
|Type of massage||Shiatsu Massage|
|Massage rolls||8 pieces|
|Upper material||PU Leather|
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