Power Vibe MP3000 Review
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At first glance this plate reminded us of the old Power Vibe CF1000 but we soon realized that the new MP3000 has much more, plus some great features.
This new plate offers a 2000W motor, 9 different programmes, 99 speed settings and, something we always think is useful - an iPod/ MP3 connection with speakers, so you can workout to your favourite tunes.
New, also is the POWER DRIVE system. Orbus claim this has been developed exclusively for their range - and we have to say it delivers a powerful, yet quiet and smooth workout. This is especially important if you're new to vibration training - some budget plates will 'jolt' and give you an unpleasant sensation at higher frequencies.
As we mentioned above the plate features 99 different speed levels that can be increased manually step by step, making the MP3000 suitable for a wide range of users on a budget.
The display console is easy to read and use, the LED display the time of each exercise, speed, calories used and a body fat readout.
The vibration type is oscillating and we were quite impressed with the smoothness of the motor action considering the power it delivers.
The handlebars are attached to both side of the plate and it comes down to personal preference if this design is for you. But speaking from experience we can say that the handlebars lend good support to the user, partly for safety, partly for being able to use more positions when training.
You can see how the MP3000 matches up to other budget plates here - we think it does a pretty good job!
Our view: |
Good job Orbus! These guys have gone and spend time and effort in developing a good and powerful vibration plate that will give the user the desired results. As the plate offers 99 different speed setting with a rather powerful motor, it's easy to achieve results on this plate. And due to the speed and power delivery the plate also lends itself to use by the advanced sports person.
The iPod connection and speakers are a nice touch, and one you wouldn't expect to see on a plate of this price. So all-in-all, a good solid plate and a great price.
Powerful 2000W motor
9 programmes, 8 pre-set, 1 manual
99 speed settings allowing for a great range of exercises
Fantastic 5 year warranty
Handlebars lend good support
LED Display featuring Time, Speed, Body Composition Values and Programmes
Easy operation and easy 'moveability'
iPod/ MP3 connectivity with two speakers
Machine is difficult to assemble for a single person
Handle bar attachments to the side could restrict lateral movements
We question the accuracy of the Body Fat Scanner so would suggest to use reading only as a guide.
Model name: Power Vibe MP3000
Dimensions: Length 70 cm Width 75 cm Height 125 cm
Platform: 53 cm x 37 cm
Max user weight: 150 kg
Programmes: 9 (8 pre-set, 1 manual)
Product weight: 49 kg
Display: LED displaying Time, Speed and Body composition values
Motor: 2000 W
Amplitude: 0 - 12 mm
Vibration Frequencies: 46 Hz
Guarantee: 5 years warranty
Star rating: 65%
Best Price: £237* from Orbus Leisure - INTEREST-FREE credit available!
* Includes 5% special discount - enter code MAVTR5% at checkout.
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