We purchased this foot massager based mostly upon the reviews on amazon, as well as outside sites that had recommended this as one of the best available. I would disagree. While it is a decent machine, it''s developers missed the boat on making this an exceptional/best of...
We purchased this foot massager based mostly upon the reviews on amazon, as well as outside sites that had recommended this as one of the best available. I would disagree. While it is a decent machine, it''s developers missed the boat on making this an exceptional/best of the best possibility. Here is what I noticed:
** It has no remote control on this model. To some, this is no big deal but for those that have a bit harder time moving around after getting in a comfortable position, (i.e laying), it''s an up-down every 15 minutes, to hit the power to run another cycle. Having a full remote (with options same as the panel) would be a huge improvement.
**15 minutes. That''s it. Times up. Really? I''d like more options (10, 15, 20, 25, whoa 30? Yeah. Why not?)
**You have to RESET the settings EVERY time you run a new cycle. 15min is up and DING! Sit up, manually reset all the settings you have already put in before (god forbid you run the cycle more than twice.) It forgets the last programmed settings. To me this should be a no brainer. If I take the time to set it to my preferences, it should remember last. Then if someone else is using it, they can fiddle with it as they wish. However, if Im the only one using it, its one extra irritating step. Not to mention that I dont dare put my feet /legs in until I have powered on and manually reset -- otherwise, it grips the crud out of my feet/legs and is very painful. (Im a no pressure gal -- YIKES!)
**There should be a middle squeeze /pressure level at minimum. Again, seemed like a no brainer to me to add something in between " Nope. No squeeze for you, you big baby" to the extreme opposite "High pressure/squeeze until your eyeballs pop out and your toes fall off." But again, I''d sure like a LITTLE pressure-- better yet, a sliding scale of set your own! A novel idea.
** Holy smokes is this thing heavy! Dang. Im no weaky but I didnt realize I''d need a hand truck to move it from room to room, on/off the bed, out to the chair under my desk. Hey, why not add a couple wheels on it? Too much? I don''t know, but wow. I need a back massager after moving this foot massager. EEK.
**Heat is either off or on.. no other choices. I understand liability and they may be afraid to put too much heat for fear of a burn, but if they are ok with adding pressure that could kill a small animal, I think a few extra degrees for options would be nice. No heat. Warm, ahh thats nice. Really warm, oh now thats relaxing!, Hot. Yep, can feel that in depth. Im ok with this today, maybe not tomorrow. Hell-Fire-Damnation, somebody call the fire department my feet are fire. You get the drift.
**Vibration--on or off. Seeing a pattern here, dont you? Yes, I''d like to be able to have minimal (a sweet ippity-tap), medium (some gentle Karate chops, HiYah!), to a high (is that an earthquake??) Or again.... give me a sliding knob for a specific adjustments. Just a thought.
**For the HIGH COST of this thing, (to me anyway. Need to mortgage my house now), I''d expect the designers to have thought of even the most basic of things above. At minimum a remote with a remember me setting.
My fiance likes it pretty well, and even though he''s a pretty strong dude, he gripes when he has to move it as well. He''s nice enough to move it for me sometimes, otherwise I''m on my own. Personally, I think there is something out there that would have given me more customization for the cost. But that''s just me.