Launched in March 2015, the HyperVibe G17 Pro marks the begining of the next generation of machine in this maturing and exciting field of exercise technology. It does this by challenging the perceived wisdom of vibration training to date - more on this later.
To start, let's take a look at the nuts and bolts.
Perhaps the first feature that captures the eye is the large, colour LCD display screen about the same size as an iPad.
Too many vibration plates have consoles looking like something from a 1970s sci-fi movie (and a low-budget one at that!) The G17 Pro's display is everything that a hi-tech machine should be, it's in colour for a start, it's very, very easy to read, and it tells you exactly what you need to know without requiring PhD in physics. And get this, it even has your very own personal trainer on screen to take you through all the exercises.
And thanks to HyperVibe's innovative exercise system designed by some of the world's foremost thinkers in WBV, it's also an incredibly easy machine to use.
But it doesn't end there. Once you've committed to HyperVibe, you're treated to an impressive online service and after-sales support.
So let's go back to the main feature that sets the G17 apart from the majority of the competitors in this price bracket - and this is... drum roll... it uses pivotal vibration.
Whereas most brands have opted for vertical vibration (also known as linear), HyperVibe have pinned their colours to pivotal - and for good reason. In the past, pivotal plates have suffered from an image problem, mainly due to poor design and budget models being nothing more than a 'wobble' plate.
However, HyperVibe's Pure Wave® stabilising technology delivers a smooth, yet whopping 17 G-force of vibration. Combine this with the wide range in amplitude and frequency settings available, makes this model suitable for both beginner and highly-experienced vibration user.
You can read more about the benefits of pivotal plate vibration on their site here.
And one last thing, they won't leave you guessing what to do with this monster once you've unpacked it from the box. You also get over 100 exercises and 30 plus goal-based programmes designed by their experts to show you how to get the very most from your training.
HyberVibe's G17 Pro is a serious bit of kit that can hold it's head high against any of the top-end machines on the market today. All the hard work of programme design has been done for you and is available at the touch of a button - it's a great feature.
Yes, it's a lot of money, but you can easily pay twice this amount and end up with half the machine. It is a serious investment, but it's a serious machine with a lot of thought and design from HyperVibe and the team behind it. And it's an investment that will pay back a dozen times if you follow the programmes - you'll see (and feel) the benefits for years to come :0)
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Large, colour LCD display easy to read.
Good sized platform.
It's so easy to use.
Sturdy base that can support a user of up to 200kg.
Great quality construction and finish.
The exercise and goal-based programmes.
Upper body straps.
The frequency range - starting as low as 5Hz
Online support and after sales service.
Generous on site 2-year warranty.
Small handles when compared to some models.
Okay, we'll admit that we're struggling to find something else we don't like - but if we had to choose something, it would be that the styling may not be to everyone's taste.
Model Name: HyberVibe G17 Pro
Dimensions: 71.5cm (width) x 81.8cm (depth) x 135.5cm (height)
Platform size: 53.5cm x 33.5cm
Max user weight: 200 kg (440 lbs)
Programmes: 38 (Goal based)
Product weight: 77.5 kg (171 lbs)
Display: LCD Colour
Vibration type: Pivotal
Vibration frequency: 5 - 35 Hz
G-Force Range: 0.4 - 17.3
Amplitude: 7mm (peak to peak)
Guarantee: 2 year full on site warranty