Powrx Home Pro 1.0 Review
The German brand, Powrx have earned a superb reputation in the vibration training world for innovation at an affordable price. Their range stretches from the budget model right up to the elite machines used by some of the UK's top gyms.|
This latest model is another welcome addition for the home user with limited space. Based on the very popular Pro 2.0, the Powrx Home Pro 1.0 is a lighter version, weighing in at only 8 kg!
At first we thought this might sacrifice functionality, but we needn't have worried. The design and materials used
mean this 'lite' version delivers just the same punch as the larger model (although, not surprisingly, it's maxiumum user weight is lower at 100 kg). Combine this with the convenience of being able to unpack it straight from the box and use (known as plug and play in the trade) and you have a great little machine that delivers a good workout!
In recent years, we seeing this sort of platform used by both fitness fanatics and elderly alike - Research has shown vibration training can help older people to improve circulation and balance. This light and compact device would be ideal for the elderly, or younger user who doesn't have the room (or budget) to buy a larger model with a column.
So what can it do?
Whilst the Pro 1.0 doesn't have quite the range of the Home Pro 2.0, it still boasts a respectable 35 Hz to 50 Hz, available in 5 Hz increments - see our technical guide for information on frequency and other terms we use here.
The Pro 1.0 also gets a big tick in the box for its vertical vibration platform - the best type in our view for delivering the best results.
The timer function allows you to set 30, 60, 120 and 180 second intervals - more than sufficient for training.
The machine has 3 preset programmes for ease of use. But the new function we think is a great addition, is the Wave Modus . this starts off at 35 hz, and increases by 5hz until it reaches 50 hz - and then it decreases back down with 5 Hz steps every 5 secs, back to 35hz. Great! No need for fiddling with settings for a varied worout.
It has relatively large platform for a compact maxhine, is rectangular which makes for a good workout and has an anti-slip rubber surface. And like the Pro 2.0, it's a stylish looking model and won't be an eyesore in your home.
Our view: |
The Powrx Home Pro 1.0 is great value for money and will give you a great workout without cluttering your home. Obviously it can't do what the top models can - but let's face it - it's a fraction of the cost, it's portable, it's compact, and can be used anywhere. It could even be used as a travel model for vibration training fanatics!
We have no hesitation in recommending this little beauty to our visitors.
Vertical vibration for quick results!
It's compact for portability and easy to store away
No assembly required - just plug and play!
can be moved and stored easily
Love the Wave Modus programme
Very light weight
3 pre set programmes
Obviously due to its size, it's not suitable for those over 100 kg
Controlled by remote control only (so don't lose it!)
Not suitable for the advanced sports people
Model name: Powrx HOME Pro 1.0
Platform size: 58 cm x 54.5 cm x 16 cm
Type: Vertical vibration
Max User Weight: 100 kg
Vibration frequency: 35HZ- 50HZ, in 5 Hz increments
Platform size: 40 x 53cm
Vibration Type: Vertical
Timer Settings: 30, 60, 120, 180 secs.
Motor: 200 W
Product weight: 8KG
Warranty: 1 year
Star rating: 65%
Best Price: £229 from Amazon.co.uk
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