WBVReviewed.com Machine Review
I recently had an opportunity to visit one of Vmax Fitness’ Vibration Studio to do reviews on their vibration machines as I noticed their Trio machine was remarkably similar to the VT400 by VibraTrim. I waltzed in and had to pretend and make sure I play dumb and not know anything about Whole Body Vibration. The staff was fairly nice and they were more then willing to let me try out their machines. So I hopped onto a Trio.
As I stepped onto the platform and went about the 10 minute session, it reminded me exactly of the VT-400. However, it felt different, the Trio’s vibrating base plate was more solid relative to the VT-400. So I asked one of the staff about the Vmax Trio and how that is any different from a VibraTrim machine–or if they even heard of that brand. The answer I got back was they were made by the same manufacturers, but the Trio has a reinforced steel frame (an extra steel frame just below the case cover) and operate on another microcontroller. I let the machine stay on and jumped off the platform, and the staff wanted to turn the machine off. I told her I wanted to check if it will bounce up and down my kitchen floor at home if I wanted to purchase one. Now I cranked the machine up to about 35 and the machine is fine, it wasn’t moving. Then I went higher to about 50 and finally 60, at its max speed setting. It was solid. I looked at the base and noticed instead of using plastic levelers like the VT-400, the Trio uses 2 of those, and 3 suction type levelers. The platform does not move or shift when it is in motion even when no one is on the machine. The suction cup feet is a fairly good upgrade in this regard.
The Vmax Trio has a good looking control panel. Controlling the Oscillation vibration is a matter of pressing the big up and down buttons on the left, and the Spiral vibration using the big up and down buttons on the right. The machine also has speed control buttons on the handle bars so you don’t have to lift a finger if you decide you want to adjust the speed. One complaint on the panel is that it is a fingerprint magnet. You’ll probably want to keep a towel nearby to wipe off the prints. A special feature about the Vmax Trio is that it comes with a USB stick and software that allows you to make your own preprogrammed exercise routines. You are allowed to pre-program upto 6 personal exercise routines to use with the machine, and it works great when we tried it out. The interface of the software may look intimidating at first, but it is just a matter of setting the different speed steps over 10 minutes or 20 minutes. It actually gets fairly easy to use after you experiment with it.
So the staff explained the features of the Vmax Trio and told me the vibration machine is capable of a maximum load of 400 lbs. This explains why I felt it was stronger and how they emphasized it has a reinforced base compared to the Vibratrim VT400 and the newer controller. I was pretty impressed with the upgrades over the VT400. Nonetheless, I think both machines were pretty solid and would be perfect for anyone seeking a great looking home-use whole body vibration machine.
Features & Specifications
|Dimensions||27 x 23 x 53 in|
27″ x 20″
800 watt total (500 watt Oscillation, 300 watt Spiral)
|Maximum user load||
6-18 Hz Oscillation, 20-42 Hz Spiral
0-10 mm Oscillation, 1-2mm Spiral
60 each on Oscillation, and Spiral. 3700+ combinations