WBVReviewed.com Machine Review
The VT400 by VibraTrim is capable of delivering Oscillation and Spiral vibration (they call it Orbital) motions all in one unit. It is similar if not identical in style to the Vmax Fitness Trio but the Trio does come with a few more upgrades relative to the VT400. The VT400 operates on a dual motor vibration system, powered by a 500W motor for Oscillation, and 300W motor for Spiral vibration. A third mode, which is a combination of the two vibrations when they operate simultaneously, is called DualVib. For dual motor systems, you definitely feel the difference compared to that of a single vibration WBV machines. More of your muscles get engaged since the platform is moving in every direction you can think of. Your blood circulation will be significantly increased and you can feel your muscles tire out faster and turn warmer very quickly.
The platform plate has a maximum lifting power for users upto 330 lbs and that should be more then enough for most people but if you are heavier, I do suggest an alternative machine. I’m at about 250 lbs and 5’11″ and the vibration machine had no problem lifting me in addition to two 15 lb dumbbells in each hand.
The control panel looks good. Controlling the oscillation is a matter of pressing the big up and down buttons on the left, and the Spiral 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–it is a fingerprint magnet! Its best to have a towel handy to wipe the prints off. A special feature about the VT-400 is that it comes with a USB stick and software that allows you to make your own pre-programmed exercise routines. You are allowed to pre-program upto 6 personal routines to use with the vibration machine, and it works well when we tried it out. The interface of the software may look intimidating at first, but its just a matter of setting the different speed steps over 10 or 20 minutes. It actually gets fairly easy to use once you experiment with it.
The VibraTrim VT400 is sturdy but it feels a little soft when I stepped onto the vibrating platform–probably due to the plastic cover. The vibration machine is made mainly of heavy gauged steel, even the pole. The base consists of 4 adjustable levelers that allows you ensure the machine is horizontal and flat. I actually let the machine run for like 5 minutes by itself and see if it will jump up and down across the room. It moved around at the higher speeds (about 35) and I had to hold it in place to make sure it doesn’t go farther then I wanted it to. They definitely need to fix this issue of stabilizing the vibrating machine. The platform itself is big. Spanning 20″ high and 27″ wide, you can assume a lot of positions on it without running your feet off the platform. Its fairly comfortable in all standing positions. You’ll definitely have no problems doing dynamic exercises on this platform and keeping your feet on the platform.
Assembling the VT400 vibration machine took under 15 minutes and wasn’t too hard to say the least. All the screws are pre-installed into its appropriate threaded hole and its a matter of removing them, mounting the pole, and reinserting the screws. The pole is held by 6 screws in the back and is surprisingly sturdy. The handlebars are mounted on the side with 4 screws and come with a heart sensor and speed up and speed down buttons on each side. Buttons on the left handlebar is for controlling the Oscillation vibration, and the buttons on the right handlebar is for controlling the Spiral vibration.
Unless you are a training athlete, the Vibratrim VT400 should be more then sufficient to provide you with the full benefits of Whole Body Vibration. The vibration machine comes with 3 pre-set exercise routines and 6 user-programmable exercise routines so you can set it and forget it while you exercise. The VibraTrim VT400 is a good dual vibration machine that has a few extra features compared to that of other similar offerings but some deficiencies need to be addressed.
Features & Specifications
|Dimensions||27 x 23 x 53 in|
27″ x 20″
800 watt total (500 watt Oscillation, 300 watt Spiral)
|Maximum User Load||
6-16 Hz Oscillation,25-40 Hz Spiral
0-10 mm Oscillation, 1-2 mm Spiral
60 each on Oscillation, and Spiral. 3700+ combinations