Vmax Fitness i25
WBVReviewed.com Machine Review
In previous reviews, all the Vmax Fitness vibration machines have dual motors (Oscillation + Spiral vibration) But when we looked at their website, they do have single motor vibration models that are available for purchase. Since we haven’t tried any of their single motor machines, our guy Steve ordered a machine 3 weeks ago from them (For the record, yes we had to pay them… they wouldn’t give it to us for free) so that we can see how their single motor machines compare to similar looking machines from other companies. We will have another post that summarizes the various brands for almost the same identical looking/function machines.
Surprisingly, delivery took just 4 days. We ordered on Monday morning and the UPS driver dropped off two boxes at our Toronto, Ontario (east coast) address on Friday noon. The packages came from their Vancouver, British Columbia (west coast) warehouse (when we previously called them, they did mentioned they have two warehouses, one in the east coast and one in the west coast. Maybe both warehouse stocks different models, and hence they had to ship the Vmax i25 from the west coast warehouse. Had they shipped from their Toronto warehouse, transit time should take 1 day.) As with all the other vibration machines we reviewed, the first thing we check is for shipping damage. Because of the sheer size and weight of these machines, it is very common for the platform plate (the base) to get dents or more severe damages during shipping. The base box was packaged in a carton box, then crated in a heavy duty shipping box. Seems impossible to break anything inside the boxes unless you drop the box few feet off the ground. The 2nd package were packed in carton box, and contains the poles and vertical column secured by styrofoam.
Assembly took Steve about 10 minutes of his time. It is not difficult to put it together and all you need to do is just read the manual and follow the step up instructions, its pretty self explanatory. Now, onto the review.
The Vmax Fitness i25 is an oscillation vibration machine powered by a 500W motor. When assembled, the machine weights about 90 lbs and has a distinct handlebar system similar to that of the Tzone vibration machines. The handles are fairly sturdy and rigid and will be excellent for users that have weak legs and have to hold onto something when they vibrate on the platform plate. The handlebars run from the front of the machine and slowly tapers down to the back, so you will easily be able to find a grip when you need it. The column of the machine is made of steel and attaches to the base and the control panel. Overall, a fairly sturdy machine that you’ll feel safe when you stand on the vibrating platform and the handle bars are great for the elderly.
The control panel resembles a rounded triangle and has 3 LED displays–each for time, speed, and the mode. You also have your standard ON-OFF button, Speed +, Speed -, Time, Auto/BMI and the Preset programs, just like the other similar looking vibration machines. The Vmax i25 has 3 preset routines that run for 10 minutes each and will automatically change the frequency of the machine every so often. The Auto/BMI function is for when using the heart rate checkers on the handle bar. Pressing it while you are checking your heart rate will cycle through different information prompts. All the above features are pretty standard amongst all the single motor vibration machines that we reviewed in this price range, between $1000 to $1800.
With the 500W motor, there is no slowdown from the machine and has enough push and lift that you can feel your body working. The platform is big enough (20.5″ x 14″) for pretty much anything you do on the machine. The handlebars do get in the way from time to time and you will have to position yourself such that it doesn’t get in the way of the exercise you are trying to do. You can set the speed on the machine all the way to 50, and even at that speed, the machine is fairly quiet and shouldn’t be wake your neighbors. Make sure to adjust the levelers flush to the floor as the vibrating machine might shake and move by itself otherwise. We had to give one of the bottom leveler two quick turns to firmly plant the machine to the floor. This is a very common adjustment for any vibration machine.
The Vmax Fitness i25 is a good oscillation machine designed for users that require a sturdy handlebar system and don’t necessarily require a lot of features and have a tight budget but want the health benefits of Whole Body Vibration training. Overall, its a great vibration machine in the entry level category.
Features & Specifications
|Dimensions||29 x 27.4 x 48 in|
20.87″ x 14.5″
|Maximum User Load||