OSIM NORO Harmon massage chair
OSIM massage chairs are among the most technically advanced on the market and are in direct competition with Japanese manufacturers like Sanyo, Fujikura and Inada. There is also the most expensive. What follows is a review of the current range of OSIM massage chairs and how they rate in terms of features per dollar.
OSIM is not a Japanese company that was founded and still run by Ron Sim in Singapore. The company has only been in operation since 1980 but has quickly established itself as a major player in the manufacture of robotic massage chair. Currently the company offers four models of the chair, the Noro Harmony, iMedic, and iSymphonic iDesire. Let's take a look at what each offers and how it compares to other brands.
The OSIM Noro Harmon massage chair (NR-75) is the cheapest, retailing at around $ 900. The seat has an integrated calf massager and is upholstered in faux suede. I must be honest and say I do not know how this chair. I know it's been designed to cater for the cheaper sector, but it just looks very unstylish. It reminds me of the iJoy massage chair range that look cheap chairs that desperately chic, but failed miserably.
Anyway, it's much better than any iJoy. You get 5 massage modes, rolling, kneading, tapping, dual (rhythmic percussive tapping with the kneading massage) and combination 3 manual modes (kneading, tapping or dual with full or partial rolls). You can adjust the rollers manually positioned them as you want them. Each massage program lasts 15 minutes.
It is an appropriate chair, but you can stretch if you would budget of around $ 1500 youbetter advised to take a look at the Human Touch HT 100 massage chair. This chair looks better and also comes with a calf massager, as you manually re-positioned to give a foot massage as well. You get pretty much the same massage modes, but you also get full, partial and spot functions.
The OSIM massage chair iMedic is the better choice. It retails for around $ 2,000 and looks pretty good in faux leather upholstery. There are three massage programs, a 30-minute Healthcare program that kneads gently made its way from the neck and shoulders to the base of the spine, while air bags massage your calves, a 20-minute Well-Being program with a gentle tapping massage all along the back, shoulders and neck while massaging the legs, and finally there is a relaxation program, which last anywhere from 10 to 99 minutes.
What I really like this chair is that before each massage the rollers along the length of the back massage slide for a more sensitive, therapeutic experience to calibrate.
What I really do not like about this chair is that is totally lacking any kind of foot massage. The Fujikura 2000 massage chair table is a much better option and costs less. You get calf and foot massage and arms massage (not the iMedic), more air bags and it comes with a built-in music system. For their money, disappointed the OSIM iMedic.
The OSIM iSymphony, on the other side does not disappoint. It retails for around $ 3,500. Again, there is a lack of a foot massager, but it comes with an infrared scan that scans your build and automatically adjusts the rollers to give you the best massage. In addition comes with a musicTreatment system, but it is far more complex than the system that is mentioned by Fujikura. The massage is directly influenced by the music that you play. If you play loud and fast music, you get a very strong and intense massage, but when you play a little more slowly, you get a much more gentle massage.
The OSIM iDesire can almost everything you could ever want in a robotic massage chair. It retails for around $ 4,500, but it is feature packed and functional. Finally we have a lower leg and foot massager – the foot massage unit is equipped with a Reflexology Map and uses profiles on vital reflex points on the soles press. And while you enjoy your foot massage you can also take advantage of a tri-action arm massage. There are 8 Healthcare programs, or you can program individual massages of your choice, combing up to 9 massage actions.
Of all the ISOM massage chairs only models that I would be the iSymphony and iDesire, both offer something a little different than their competitors, and indeed to be expensive, they offer good value for money.
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