There are plenty of Foot Massager/ circulation booster devices available and most for the same price or thereabouts as this one – currently at £85.95 discounted from £189.99. However, this one offers more and in fact is three health devices in one. There is the foot massager itself and in addition, a set of gel pads and a waist belt which offer EMS stimulation controlled through the main unit foot massager to which they are connected by cables and which can be further controlled using the handheld remote control.
The whole kit arrived in an upmarket and attractive box, a step up from the usual cheap packaging often offered by budget Chinese devices. Inside was the Foot Massager, UK power adaptor, remote control, four gel pads, cable set for gel pads, waist belt, cable set for the waist belt, User Guide. Annoyingly no storage bag is included so take care not to lose the cables and pads. The User Guide, unlike those from many rival products, is large and easy to read. I append a scan of it to my unboxing video. Switch to full screen and pause as needed to read it.
The way the device works is to send electrical stimulation through the footrests of the main unit or through the electrodes built into the gel pads or waist belt. The electrical stimulation can cause muscles to react by contracting and relaxing in relation to the level of electrical stimulation and to enhance circulation in the stimulated areas. The foot massager also offers heat to enhance the process and the action on specific areas of the feet according to Chinese medicine can benefit other parts of the body. A chart showing this is included in the User Guide. A certain amount of faith is required here for best results, I suspect.
It offers twenty-five operating modes for the feet and the same for the waist belt and pads with ninety-nine levels of intensity available within each mode.
It seems a bit daunting at first sight with numerous buttons and no less than for LED screens. In fact, it is quite simple. The large centre button is to power it off and on. Below are five more buttons: Function select, UP (+), Auto/Manual Mode, DOWN (-), Heat On/Off. Between the two footpads are four LED displays: Time, Mode selected, Body Intensity, Sole Intensity. After powering on press the Function button to select the program you want then the Up or Down buttons to chose the intensity level. The same thing applies when using the pads or belt. Pressing the Auto/Manual button it will cause it to run for up to 25 minutes in manual at one selected mode(time controlled through UP and DOWN buttons). In auto mode, it will cycle through the twenty-five modes changing every sixty seconds.
I certainly have felt some benefit from using it and my feet and legs felt less tired than before using it. I suspect the benefits are cumulative in nature and best results are obtained with sustained use.
The device is well made and seems robust enough and nothing feels cheap flimsy. The main unit is lighter in weight than I was expecting considering the size but it does not feel cheaply made. If you are in the market for this sort of health device then I very much doubt you will find a better one at this price.
Excellent User Guide
Belt and pads add-on
No information about replacement gel pads
Power cable too short
No storage bag
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