We write our reviews after talking to our clients and expert personal trainers in the field of vibration training. We also keep our eyes open for the latest models and new technology as it arrives.
This is a dynamic (and competitive) area of fitness training, with many manufacturers spending hundreds of thousands to come up with the next innovation.
So it's important to keep informed before you part with your cash.
Our write-ups on this website are 'proper' reviews, that is, we don't just copy the manufacturer's specification and short product description - you've probably come across a number of sites doing this!
This sort of training is still relatively new, when compared to other types of fitness equipment, and so everyone is still learning. It has to be said, that a number of brands jumped on the bandwagon when Madonna announced she used a power plate - see power plate training benefits for more information. This resulted in quite a number of low-cost, poor quality platforms that you'd be lucky to see any results from using.
Thankfully, many of these models have bitten the dust and there are some pretty reasonable budget models around. But it's still true that you get what you pay for!
There are some good machines for under £300, but to get the best results from the new technology, such as vertical vibration, you'll need to be spending around a £800 and upwards. This may seem quite an investment, but these platforms will last for years, and what's more, deliver the results you're looking for.
And we not only help you to find the best model, we'll help you find the best price and retailer offering the best value and after sales service. If you're unsure of what all the technical terms mean, please read our buyer's guide here.
We're not paid to include any models reviewed here, but we do earn a small commission for referrals - note this doesn't influence the scores we award each plate.
To help you make an informed decision before you buy, you can compare price verses features with our extensive comparison table here.
We were very impressed by the JTX Fitness 6000 plate, so impressed that we thought they'd sent us the wrong plate to test! It has an oscillating and vibrating plate for maxium results, long curved handles for most positions, and a wide plate.
If you're short on space (and cash at the moment, and who isn't!), the Powrx Home Pro 2.0 could be just the answer. This compact plate packs quite a punch and is the only plate of its sort to deliver vertical vibration for fast results.
It takes up so little space, and when you're done, you can slide it under your bed.
The JTX Pro 10 has a lot of feature for a plate coming in an just under £1,000. For a start, it comes with tri-planar vibration to give your muscles really something to think about. It's also easy to use and the well-designed handles are great for many positions.
A great plate for home use at a very reasonable price.
The Powrx Pro Evolution 3.5 is about as good as it gets right now. The Dual Power SuspensionTM power system delivers one heck of a workout.
We can see the day when this model becomes the preferred choice of gyms - it's hot on the heels of Power Plate! Whether a beginner or elite athlete, this mother will deliver a session to blow your socks off :0)
Crazy Fit Massage - yet another low-priced model from Crazy Fit with a few nice touches.
DKN Pro Evolve - looks dated now, but easy to use with some good programs. DKN Pro Extreme - another 'old-fashioned looker', but is very quiet. DKN Xg5 - very stylish, easy-to-use vibration plate. DKN Xg10 - an improvement on the Xg5 - great looking model.
Flabelos P1 - looks awful, but very popular with saloons for good reason.
If you'd like to see a model reviewed not listed here please email us today
Sceptical About Power Plates?
It's no surprise that many people doubt the claims made of these machines. It does really sound too good to be true. Of course the top plates achieve better results, but what about the theory behind the technology?
Here's a great interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola, a health physician and personal trainer. He's interviewed by Tony Swain of Power Plate North America. Yes, okay, it's a mutual appreciation exercise - but the theory is discussed in depth if you're interested in the science :0)